Recording Tennis Stats – Is There an App for That?
Recording tennis stats can be a laborious task. Yet tennis stats, when recorded correctly, can tell a player so much about their game and areas that require improvement.
Once the stats are recorded, there’s an extrapolation process. Putting the recorded stats into a readable format or, better still, visual format, can take a while.
After becoming a tad weary of keeping stats on paper for our junior players, a couple of us at Gadget Tennis looked around the App and Play Stores for something that would do the job for us.
Now, we’re a bit picky! We wanted something out of the box that would allow us to easily record the score and stats of a match.
Not asking too much so far. We then wanted the extrapolation process to be instantaneous and display useable data. Oh, and some fancy looking graphs would be nice too!
While we weren’t surprised to find apps for keeping tennis stats exist, we weren’t over the moon about the functionality or user interfaces of many of them.
What to do? Design and build our own? Why not.
GT Stats – What is It?
GT Stats records tennis stats with a few taps of an iOS or Android device – both tablets and phones. There’s too much going on during a tennis match for a spectator to tap their way through 5 or more buttons and multiple screens before returning for a new point.
GT Stats ensures the process is simplified while still providing users, players and coaches with valuable information. Knowing that a player’s first serve percentage is low is important. Knowing that 65% of that player’s first serve misses are in the net is an invaluable head start at the next practice session.
Apart from simplicity, we’ve added graphing functions that clearly illustrate strengths and weaknesses. There’s also unique functionality that allows users to view their stats from ANY game score in a match, not just the whole match or set by set. Ever been ahead a set and 3-1 and lost, and then wondered what went wrong? Check all the data from that scoreline to find out!
More Information on GT Stats?
We’re excited that beta testing is underway with further tests throughout April prior to GT Stats’ planned release before the middle of 2018.
Users will be able to download the app and use it free of charge for 3 months from the date of release, after which a yearly subscription fee will apply.
We’ll be updating this site once a week with progress of the final stages of GT Stats’ development. Stay up to date via our Facebook page or subscribing to the GT newsletter.