The Coach’s Blog

GT STATS’ Coach’s Blog is divided into 2 parts: 1. Functionality of the app and 2. How to use the stats and graphs to best help your junior player.

GT STATS Functionality

  • GT STATS New Onboard Experience Lets You Do More for Free - The new GT STATS is available on the App Store and Play Store now. The user friendly interface, stats and graphs plus remote mode are all there. The major change is the experience users will have when they first open the app. Current users take note. There are some changes to the new version that […]
  • Remote Mode – Keep Family and Friends Updated with Live Scores - GT STATS “Remote Mode” is almost here! Live score updates from around the corner, across town, across the country or over the other side of the world. What is Remote Mode? If you’re like me, you log the stats of your junior’s matches point by point. At the change of ends, I usually skip over […]
  • Tennis Scoring Formats – Pick One or Load Your Own - Tennis scoring is one of the most brilliant inventions in modern sport. There aren’t too many sports out there where winning more points can still mean losing a match. While not overly common, such an anomaly happens more than one would expect in tennis. As tennis has evolved as a sport, so have the scoring […]
  • GT STATS is Now Available for Android - After a successful launch on the App Store last month, Android users can now download GT STATS onto phones and tablets. Is There any Difference in Functionality in the Android Version? None whatsoever. We’ve been able to replicate match loading and all analytics on the Android version. As with most apps, GT STATS hasn’t been […]
  • A New Stats App for Junior Tennis Players Now Available - GT STATS is now available on the App Store and on the Play Store. We’ve built GT STATS specifically for junior tennis players, their families and coaches. We’ve made it easy to record and view stats for parents, while providing key information for coaches of junior players. Why Junior Tennis Players? Simple. GT STATS has been […]
  • Recording Stats and Scores with GT STATS - So you’ve loaded the players in a match plus a few match details like where you are and the scoring format that’s going to be used for the match you’re going to record. Now to record the stats of the match. The first thing to remember is that every point in tennis ends with a […]
  • The Scroller – Tennis Stats for any Time in a Match - Have you ever wanted to show your junior the stats from a particular score in the match they just played? Have you ever watched your junior lose a match from a winning position? Perhaps they won the first set and had 3-0 in the second and went on to lose? Or perhaps the reverse? The […]

Stats and Graphs

  • Forget the Controversy – Stats Say Serena was Outplayed - Forget the controversy. The stats tell the story of Saturday’s US Open Women’s final between Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams. Serving Stats It’s pretty unusual for Serena to be outdone on serving stats, but she was, and by quite a margin. The stats below illustrate pretty clearly that Serena’s first serve percentage was too low. […]
  • Federer's Return of Serve unforced errors too high in Cincinnati Federer v Djokovic – Cincinnati Final. What the Stats Say - In an effort to demonstrate the value of stats, even at the pro level, I recorded the Cincinnati final on Sunday using GT Stats. Not that the stats will tell Roger Federer anything he doesn’t already know! The stats do reveal what RF is probably working hard on in the lead-up to the US Open […]
  • Serve error location pie charts Graphs – Stats That Make Sense to Junior Tennis Players - I’ve always loved viewing statistics graphically. Be it for tennis, business or a stock price, graphs make a lot more sense than numbers on a screen. That’s because they tell more of a story than a list of numbers. When it comes to junior tennis players, pure numbers on a screen make even less sense. […]
  • Winner to Error Ratios – Tennis Stats that Matter - There are a lot of parents at tennis tournaments and comps every weekend watching their juniors. One of the common comments is “he/she is just making too many unforced errors”. While that might be true, how many is too many and how should an error count relate to the winner/forced error count? This is where […]
  • Serving Stats – What Do They Mean and How to Use Them - You’re looking at the serving stats for your junior. They’re showing 60% first serve in but only 40% won. The second serve says 75% in but only 25% won. Those numbers are a lot different compared to Roger Federer And Serena Williams. In fact, they’re a lot different to almost all the pro players you’ve […]
  • Error Location – Match Stats that Help You Practice - Minimizing errors is a major part of junior tennis training. Apart from the obvious stroke production, a player can minimize errors through footwork, shot selection, and a whole stack of other stuff that goes in to playing tennis. As a parent, it’s difficult to know which errors your junior player is making most just by […]
  • Unforced Errors, Forced Errors and Winners – The Differences - Winners, Forced Errors and Unforced Errors are the three ways a point can end in tennis, save the odd net touch or voluntary hindrance, or something like that. Television networks have, seemingly, been loath to show Forced Errors onscreen, preferring to show Winners and Unforced Errors only. While that might be adequate for the pros, […]