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Finally Understanding the Change of Direction, Tennis Catapults Into the Future With Embrace of Technology

By Sports Technology Wire on September 18, 2019

This is the second story in a three-part series examining the analytics boom in tennis. Part 1 examined the use of performance data in match preparation. This story looks at wearables, tracking technology, load management and training.

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In Brent Salazar’s previous jobs as a strength and conditioning coach in the NFL, his players wore GPS devices that tracked their workloads during every minicamp, training camp and mid-week practice. On game days, their shoulder pads were outfitted with Zebra’s RFID tags. How far and how fast each player moved was never in question.

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