Did you know ? Tennis balls haven’t always been yellow. At first they were white, like on the picture.
Unfortunately, when television arrived, it was a little complicated to follow the ball on black and white screens. They found out that yellow was easier to see than white on those old screens. Indeed, the contrast between the ball and the ground was higher on every type of court (grass, clay or hardcourts of concrete).
Therefore, in 1972, the International Tennis Federation made it official that tennis balls will be white or yellow. Indeed, you can still play with white ones in official competitions even if yellow ones became the standard.
By the way, if you want to know more about the strict specifications of a tennis ball, it has to have a diameter between 6.35 and 6.67 cm, a weight between 56.70 and 58.45 g and it has to bounce higher than 1.34 m but lower than 1.47 m when dropped at 2.50 m above the ground.
The Inter Department Tournament (TIF in French) will take place on Saturday the 24th of November at the Halle Chartreuseon the Grenoble campus from 10am to 6pm. It is the most important sporting event of the year for the student of Polytech Grenoble that takes place every year and in which all the departments will face each other in 6 different sports including :
And a mystery event
All the Polytech students are welcome to participate in this event no matter your level, even if you just want to support your team. This is a great opportunity to show to the other departments who is the best and try to win the cup in a fun and pleasant atmosphere.
A meal will also be provided for 2€ to all the players and supporters.
This year the BDSM will hold a block climbing event all day for the students that are interested in practicing or discovering this sport.
We are waiting to see you more motivated than ever !
Meet Élisa, a manager of Polytech Grenoble’s Pompoms ! They take part in Polytech events to perform and show off their exceptional choreographies to students, teachers, parents, and others.
Louis D.G.: Hello Élisa.
Élisa B.: Hello !
L: You are one of the managers of the Polytech Grenoble Pompoms. The Ol’INPiades 2018 have just ended and your team took part in the event. How did your performance go ?
É: Our performance went very well. We are very proud of what we have accomplished. Unfortunately we did not have the ranking we were hoping for and we finished second to last. We think that the judges (who are INP students) have been particularly hard with the Polytech pompoms because in my opinion our performance was much better than those of some other INP schools. I look forward to videos of all the performances to prove that this is not only bad faith.
L: What are the next big plans for the Pompoms ?
É: The biggest event of the year is the Ol’INPiades so the biggest event to come is the Ol’INPiades 2019. It is a pompom contest between Polytech and the different INP schools. This requires a lot of preparation, we train at least three times a week for 2 months to be ready on D-Day. As I am a member of the « pompoms team leaders » I also have to prepare the choreographies, this work starts as soon as possible, usually about 7 months before the performance.
For this school year, there will of course be other events to which we will take part. The next one is the TIF (Tournoi interfilières on November 24th). We will also make representations on other occasions such as BDE campaigns or the Polytech open day (to be confirmed).
Each year, the pompoms also do a choreography during the graduation.
L: Can we still join the team ?
É: Of course it is possible to join the team! There is room for everyone, even those who have never attended a dance class! And boys, please don’t be shy, we need you to achieve figures worthy of the best cheerleading teams in the United States.
If you are interested in pompoms, why not come for a trial class? They are every Tuesday evening after classes from 17h45 to 19h. And if you want more information you can contact me (Élisa BEAUGRAND RICM3) or contact the other team leaders (Myriam RABAHI MAT4 – Anne-Laure TAFFIN TIS5 – Maeva BOURDINAUD MAT4 – Clément BOUTEAUD IESE4).
PS: Your regular presence is rewarded in polypoints.
L: Thanks a lot for all this information Élisa. We look forward to seeing your next performance !