In the last article I looked at the concept of what I call "ambiplayers" and what their strokes might look like now and in the future. (Click Here.) Now let’s turn to the issue of advances in technology in several areas, starting with so-called smart courts.
The End of Cheating?
Due to the increased prevalence and the cost reduction in electronic line calling systems such as Playsight and Hawkeye, cheating could finally be eliminated from the game at all levels. This will be especially important to the growth and popularity of the junior competitive circuit, which currently has rampant cheating.
At all competitive levels, electronic and computer assisted line calling could eventually replace all humans including umpires and lines judges. First the line judges would go and then—later on—the umpires too.
Chris Lewit, former #1 for Cornell and Pro Circuit player, has coached numerous top 10 nationally ranked juniors and is a leading coach, educator, and author. He has written two best-selling books, The Secrets of Spanish Tennis and The Tennis Technique Bible.
Chris runs a high performance summer tennis camp in the beautiful mountains of Vermont and coaches players world-wide through his virtual school, CLTA Online. Chris also produces a weekly tennis show, Prodigy Maker Live at the Chris Lewit YouTube Channel (Youtube.com/ChrisLewit). The show features live lessons filmed directly from Chris’s private teaching court.
Chris also hosts a weekly tennis talk show on Facebook, Sunday Night Q and A, where he discusses topics in high performance, junior development, and technique—and answers questions from viewers around the world. The show airs weekly at 9:45pm NYC time on the Chris Lewit Facebook page. The show is also available as a podcast on all podcasting platforms.
What makes Spanish tennis so unique and successful? What exactly are those Spanish coaches doing so differently to develop superstars like Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer that other systems are not doing? These and other questions are answered in The Secrets of Spanish Tennis, the culmination of five years of study on the Spanish way of training by USTA High Performance Coach Chris Lewit.