Reference: A Ahmadi, DD Rowlands, DA James, Technology to Monitor and Enhance the Performance of a Tennis Player, Digital Sport for Performance Enhancement and Competitive Evolution: Intelligent Gaming Technology 2009
Abstract: Tennis is a popular game played and viewed by millions of people around the world. There is a large
impetus for players to improve their game and technology is becoming an important tool in doing this.
This chapter discusses the current technology used in tennis and also discusses the biomechanics of the
various strokes, so that the application of the technology can be better understood. Since the serve is
a crucial part of a player’s game, this chapter focuses on the serve, but still discusses the other tennis
strokes. The chapter is divided into 2 parts: the biomechanics of the strokes and the technology used
to monitor tennis. The technology section details some of the major tools to monitor and analyze the
tennis swing, including high speed digital cameras, marker-based optical systems, and inertial sensors.
Examples are provided of how these technologies can be applied. Finally, a small discussion is presented,
which gives an idea of future directions in tennis monitoring