Smart Racquets: The Next Great Tennis Technology

Shot Stat reveals the speed and spin of your shots, as well as your ability to strike the sweet spot.

Whether you play tennis recreationally, competitively, or professionally knowing metrics like racket speed, ball spin, and stroke count can help you identify areas of improvement (or reinforce your confidence if you are already doing well). Current methods involve filming yourself and reviewing it later, having a coach watch your progress and provide feedback, or using expensive “smart” racquets.

Lavie Sak and Sergey Feingold, two parts engineer and one part tennis enthusiast, are setting out to change that with Shot Stats.

Unlike smart racquets, which use sensors integrated into the racket, Shot Stats attaches to any racquets like a dampener (thankfully much more securely). By monitoring string vibrations and racquets motions, it records and displays your stats in real time on a high resolution, high constrast screen.

To get the most out of the product you will want to create a Stat Shots tennis profile using their app, which stores your data, lets you set goals and milestones, track your progress, and compare them with other players or coaches. The app will be available on mobile devices and computers.

Speaking of coaches, since it can be attached to any racquets they can use it as a more convenient and accurate way to assess a player’s strengths and weaknesses. Using the Stat Shots app not only can you set goals and milestones for your players, but you can also provide feedback directly through it.

As of now there is no scheduled release date, but the tentative price point is somewhere between $75 – $100.

Interested in buying a Shot Stat or keeping up to date with product and news updates? Head over to their website.

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