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New balls please! Inside the factory where the distinctive fluffy yellow fabric has been made to cover Wimbledon tennis balls for over 100 years

01 August 2017

Tennis balls.

The threads are spun and woven into a sheet of fabric, then washed and wires are dragged across the surface to create the fluffy, felt-like texture.

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Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Technological products Use this and other examples to identify materials that technological products are made from and identify performance properties of
common materials
1
Technological products Use this and other examples to describe examples to illustrate how the manipulation of
materials contributed to a product’s fitness for purpose and  describe examples to illustrate how the transformation of materials contributed to a product’s fitness for purpose
4

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Keywords: tennis balls, textiles, technological products

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