Basketballs bounce because of the pressurized air inside of them,gravity and Newton鈥檚 Laws of Motion. When you dribble a basketball, your hand and gravity both push the ball towards the ground (Law #1). As it drops, the ball accelerates and speeds up (Law #2).

• ### What are the forces acting on a tennis ball?

• Forces on a Tennis Ball. Thrust – momentum of the racquet pushing the ball forward. Gravity – the weight of the ball acts downward from the ball鈥檚 center of gravity.

• ### Why do basketballs bounce?

• Basketballs bounce because of the pressurized air inside of them, gravity and Newton鈥檚 Laws of Motion. When you dribble a basketball, your hand and gravity both push the ball towards the ground (Law #1). As it drops, the ball accelerates and speeds up (Law #2).

• ### What is ball movement in basketball?

• Basketball Ball Movement Basketball is a game filled with movement. Players are always moving on the court. It’s important to understand how you can move with and without the ball in a game.

• ### What is the physics of the game basketball?

• The Physics Of Basketball. When an object is spinning and bounces off something, it will have a tendency to bounce in the direction of the spin. This is useful for players who bounce the ball off the backboard, or the back of the net. The resulting bounce will more likely send the ball downwards into the net.