Over the past several decades, many great advances in sports technology have revolutionized the game of tennis.
Court and ball tracking technology have both changed how the game is viewed by fans.
Additionally, rackets have transitioned from players’ hands all the way to composite frames composed of graphic, titanium, and carbon fiber.
Even social media has played an integral part in the evolution of tennis, with new technology that can now determine what fans are saying about players and matches on twitter.
Check out the informative infographic below courtesy of HotelClub.com and Mashable.com, which highlights how advances in sports technology have revolutionized the game of tennis.
Quick Facts About Advances In Sports Technology
- With new court technology, tournments can tailor specific courts to play at a certain speed.
- Ball tracking technology has transitioned from radar guns and cyclops machines to hawk eye, which tracks the movement of the ball and gives a digital image of where it landed.
- Some of the most popular tennis players on social media include Serene Williams, with 3.3 million followers on Twitter, and Roger Federer, who has over 12 million fans on Facebook.
- Composite rackets — a variation of either graphic, titanium, and carbon fiber — have been used since the 1980s.
Sports Technology — The Evolution Of The Game Of Tennis