Tennis Technology To Play Better And Become A Brainiac

Aug 22, 2016

PlaySight,  a video and analytics technology, is attracting the attention of tennis players worldwide. With a smart court, five cameras and a kiosk, tennis players get line calls, dissect the game point by point, track the speed of their serve, check the distance covered and more.

The Western & Southern Open doesn't yet have a smart court, but one former player and coach who was there this past weekend, Darren Cahill, is an investor. From the PlaySight website, it appears the closest smart courts are in Columbus at Scarborough East.

Fans at the Western & Southern Open check out Infosys and the game it's developed with special software.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

PlaySight smart courts are also a hit for basketball, squash, handball, volleyball, martial arts, soccer, gymnastics, dancing, hockey and wrestling.

There are also advancements for data. Infosys employee Navin Rammohan stood in front of a new game his company has designed for tennis fans using data that not only spits out stats, but churns out new insights.

He talked about the millions and millions of data points that with Infosys software can compare the serves of different players from different generations.

The information is searchable on the ATP World Tour website.