Tennis

Insight into the life of tennis superstar Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka’s self-titled Netflix docuseries portrays an interesting insight into the life of a four-time grand slam champion. Unlike other athlete documentaries, this one isn’t all about the star’s rise to fame and success. While it does follow her journey over the past two years, starting from her win at the 2018 U.S. Open over Serena Williams, its main focus is on the mental state Naomi was in throughout this time of her life. It brings to light the self-doubt and contemplation an athlete often goes through. “To anyone that would know, they know me for being a tennis player,” she explains in the series. “So what if I’m not a good tennis player?” Champion athletes are often known for their proud and confident image in the media, however, Naomi Osaka is a look into what goes on beyond the court. Here are some of our key takeaways from the…

    Emma Raducanu – Britain’s news Tennis Champion

    You may not have known her name just a few months ago, but at just 18 years old, Emma Raducanu has made history by being the first Briton to win a Grand Slam since Virginia Wade in 1977. Raducanu was born in Toronto and brought up in London. She made her WTA debut in June 2021. It was only two months later when she became the first qualifier to ever win a Grand Slam singles title, beating Leyla Fernandez in the final. She claimed a £1.8 million cheque after her big win, and also boosted up her ranking from 150 to 22. “I’m still just so shocked, still in the moment,’ says Raducanu. “I can’t believe I came through the last service game. It honestly means absolutely everything to hold this trophy. I just don’t want to let go.” Raducanu was met with praise from many famous British figures, including…

      Using Video Analysis to Improve your Tennis Game

      Looking to improve your tennis game? Video analysis and artificial intelligence (AI) can help you do just that. It’s widely used for many sports, helping coaches and athletes analyze performance, identify where they can improve and also prevent future injuries. It has started to become a crucial tool used by tennis professionals to review technique and understand a player’s movements. It’s also used to dissect opponents’ tactic patterns to equip themselves with fitting strategies. One of the first tennis coaches to embrace video analysis in tennis was Australian coach Darren Cahill when he was coaching Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt in the early 2000s. His inspiration came from his father, who was a coach for the Australian Football League and used video analysis as a coaching tool. Cahill found it extremely helpful when coaching Andre Agassi. “I used it a lot. For me to be able to deliver a message…

        Using Video Analysis for Tennis

        Video analysis is all about improving athletic performance through careful analysis and evaluation of an athletes performance. Using video to analyse movements can help you pick up on where you can improve in technique and approach. Video analysis software has been used for many years by tennis professionals and coaches to help players improve their performance. It allows you to review both your own performance and technique while also understanding the plays and movements of your competitors. Up until now, video analysis has been quite a lengthy process, with the user having to manually draw lines and angles on top of your video, frame-by-frame. Sprongo however, has Intelligent Video Analytics to make the process a whole lot easier. It combines artificial intelligence and machine learning together, to create a video analysis tool that automatically identifies your subject and creates a skeleton of the body’s movements within a segment of that…

          The evolution of Tennis

          Tennis is a game that most of us would have encountered at some point in our lives. It’s a sport in which two opposing players, or a pair of players use rackets to hit a ball over a net. Points are awarded when your opponent fails to return the ball within a defined set of boundaries.

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