The Current State of Tennis Technology and Analytics

We had the privilege to present at the very first Tennis Technology and Analytics Summit organized by the International Tennis Performance Association. Thank you Dr. Mark Kovacs for leading the charge in our field! Please see an introduction below and a link to full documents being first of their kind in the tennis industry.

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A White Paper Summary from the 2018 Tennis Technology and Analytics Summit 
presented by the International Tennis Performance Association

As part of the 2018 World Tennis Fitness Conference, the International Tennis Performance Association hosted a half day Summit on Tennis Technology and Analytics. The purpose behind the Summit was to bring practical experts together to discuss the State of the Tennis Industry and provides some recommendations for the future.
 
“The Science of Today is the Technology of Tomorrow”
The growth of technology and analytics in all sports has grown exponentially in the last decade. The tennis industry has embraced many aspects of technology and analytics, but also has many areas that continue to be developed to improve the sport in all the various areas.
Tennis Needs Innovation
The first step in innovation is understanding where the areas of strength and the areas of opportunity exist. To improve technology and analytics in the sport of tennis, it is paramount to bring together the best minds in the industry and focus on what we currently do well and what we can improve on. Read full ITPA article…

View the entire White Paper here

Tennibot picks up the balls for you.

Every tennis player has probably at some point wished there was an automatic way to get the balls up...and now there finally will be. Tennibot is a patent-pending robot that picks up tennis balls for you, so you can enjoy your time on the court. 

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" I had the idea two years ago" says Haitham Eletrabi CEO and Founder of Tennibot.  "After winning a CES innovation award in 2016 our team has been hard at work improving the robot and bringing it to market. Initially Tennibot only picked up 30 balls and and did not do great in corners. Today it will pick up 90 balls and with it's arms does a pretty good job everywhere." 

The automatic assistant is meant to help when hitting with a ball machine, in a lesson, or during feeding of a group lesson. In any feeding situation it should be of great benefit.

 

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Only people signing up (here) will have a chance to get their Robot in March when it ships. Signing up with no obligation will ensure your chance to preorder. Exact price will also be announced at that time.

 
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Video Credit: https://techcrunch.com/video/tennibot-autonomous-tennis-ball-collector/5a268ce08c08e03048bfbde5/

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By Alex Johansson

HEAD Tennis Sensor coming soon.

At first testing this sensor is very promising. Head using an already established sensor company in Zepp Labs, seems to have gotten this sensor a great start.  As always with tennis technology, it's about simplicity first. The Head testing version of the sensor is easy to set up and turns on by itself. It maintains the original racquet weight as it transforms any Head racquet into a smart racquet. The  Inside of the app there are several functions that seem advanced and maybe a little niche...but overall this seems like a great start for Head as they are making their racquets smart. 

-Fits all new Head racquets (it does fit some older ones but changes their wight slightly).

-Rumored price point around $100

-Easy set up and installation

-Simple magnet charger

-It turns on automatically

-3D serve representation

-Spin/speed/heaviness of each stroke

-Will help cut your video if filmed through app.

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