PlaySight, along with 2017 Odlum Brown VanOpen tournament organizers and the Hollyburn Country Club, announced today that its SmartCourt tennis technology will be used by some of the top men’s and women’s tennis players at this year’s tournament during the PlaySight Skills Challenge, on the morning of Monday, August 14th.
Specifically, PlaySight’s SmartCourt technology will be utilized for players to test their fastest serves and forehand accuracy. SmartCourt technology enables tennis players to gamify drills and training by selecting different goals and target zones on court.
PlaySight has had SmartCourt technology installed at Hollyburn Country Club since 2016, and it is used frequently by all club members, including top juniors, recreational league players and teaching pros. “PlaySight has been a lot of fun for our members to use in practices and competitive matches, and I know myself and our other teaching pros have enjoyed the SmartCourt analytics and video technology in our lessons,” said Alex Korch, Director of Tennis at Hollyburn.
And PlaySight has been working with Tennis Canada since 2015, where the technology has been used across training centers in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal to help the next generation of young Canadian tennis talent to train smarter and improve faster on court. “I have been involved with PlaySight for many years, and was excited to help bring it to Tennis Canada back in 2015. I use it every day in my practices in Vancouver with the country’s top young tennis players, and it has had a positive impact on my program and with Tennis Canada,” said Oded Jacob, Head of High Performance Western Canada with Tennis Canada.