Howard Brody (Deceased)


Professor of Physics Emeritus


  • Prof. Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellow, American Physical Society Science
  • Science Advisor, U.S. Professional Tennis Registry
  • Technical Advisor, United States Racquet Stringers Association
  • Member, Sport Science Committee, U.S. Tennis Association
  • Member, Technical Committee, U.S. Tennis Association
  • Member, Technical Advisory Panel, Tennis Magazine
  • Member, Technical Commission International Tennis Federation



Ph.D. CalTech (1959)
M.S. CalTech (1956)
B.S. MIT (1954) 

Research Interests




Selected Publications



  • Science Made Practical for the Tennis Teacher, United States Professional Tennis Registry, Jan. 1986; many chapters translated and published in Japanese Tennis Journal 1988.
  • Tennis Science for the Tennis Player, University of Pennsylvania Press, Apr., 1987.
    Commercial Videos
  • The Science and Technology of Tennis with Rod Cross and Crawford Lindsey

Chapters of Books Written

  • Le corde e la cordatura Introduction to the book
    • LA RACCHETTA by Elio Bailo, Castagneto, Italy 1987
  • The Biomechanics of Tennis Elbow: An Integrated Approach
    • with Roetert, Dillman, Groppel, and Schultheis. chapter of Clinics in Sports Medicine (book), Vol 14, no 1, Jan 1995, W.B.Saunders, Philadelphia
  • Revolutionary Rackets with Stan Smith chapter of World-Class Tennis Technique
    • Roetert and Groppel editors Human Kinetics, Champaign IL, 2001
  • The Tennis Racket Chapter of IOC Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, edited by Per Renstrom, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford UK , 2002
  • Optimizing Ball and Racket Interactions, with Paul Roetert. Biomedical Engineering Principles in Sports, ed Hung and Pallis, pg 183-206
    Kluwer Academic/Plenum, New York, 2004 

Commercial Videos

  • "The Science and Myths of Tennis", by Vic Braden and Howard Brody. released Oct. 1992