GTG Using Technology to Find an Edge

English Translation Provided Here (Original Story , video and copy from SVT)

This is a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet/Sophiahemmet, RiksidrottsförbundetGood to Great Tennis Academy and the Swedish Tennis Federation.

Translation of SVT video:

SVT Sport was in place at Danderyd when 19-year-old Karl Friberg was equipped with about 50 reflective markers, while the track was full of cameras. In addition, he received pressure-sensitive soles that measure how the body weight is placed in different positions, and can provide analysis to avoid injury. All movements were filmed and Friberg appeared as an animated stick man on a computer screen.

The National Sports Association and Karolinska have been involved in the research project on biomechanics which is currently being tested in Stockholm. The important thing is the beats, the movements, how it looks, and whether there are other, better or more effective ways to play and train. Ten active ones will be tested in a first stage, and the analysis will be ready later this spring.

"The tennis is changing and everything gets a little better, it goes a little faster, you hit a little harder, it puts a little more on the body and we have to relate to the future," says former great player Nicklas Kulti who works for the tennis academy Good to great.

- I think it can be more and more like this in tennis, it feels like it works well so I think it can get bigger and bigger, says Karl Friberg about the research.

Kulti talks about training smarter.

- Actually, it's about training hard, but smart. Anyone can play 5-6 hours a day. But it is important to train so that it will be effective in everything.

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