PlaySight Expands Partnership Agreement with the USTA National Campus
Release Date: February 26th, 2018
LAKE NONA, FL (February 26th, 2018) – Today, PlaySight (www.playsight.com) and the USTA National Campus are announcing an extension and expansion of their technology partnership. PlaySight first installed its SmartCourts last year at the USTA National Campus, and this new, seven-year agreement will further incorporate PlaySight and its latest technology throughout the campus. The new partnership initiatives include high school and collegiate tournaments, an Innovation Lab inside of the Welcome Center, the piloting of PlayFair video line calling technology and the addition of PlaySight’s new SmartCourt PLAY to the existing PRO and LIVE courts.
With 100 tennis courts spread across 64 acres, the USTA National Campus offers unparalleled playing, training and educational experiences for recreational players, competitive players, coaches and spectators, and PlaySight’s suite of technology – PRO, PLAY and LIVE SmartCourts – are enhancing the on-court enjoyment, engagement and overall tennis experience.
“We first selected PlaySight over a year ago to power the USTA National Campus with their SmartCourt technology, and we’re excited to take the partnership to the next level,” said Tim Cass, General Manager, USTA National Campus. “We will be further integrating PlaySight throughout the campus – from training the next generation of American tennis players to recreational and league players benefitting from the live streaming, video and data analytics.”
The USTA is currently constructing an Innovation Lab inside of the USTA National Campus’ Welcome Center. The Lab will enable all campus guests to learn about the cutting-edge technology powering the campus and American tennis, including PlaySight.
“The USTA has been a great partner in tennis and we’re thrilled to solidify our relationship with them over the long term,” said Chen Shachar, PlaySight’s CEO. “There is no better tennis facility in the world than the National Campus for us to connect with the next generation of tennis players – and players of all ages. We’re excited to add our latest SmartCourt technology – the PLAY – to the campus, as well as to bring our PlayFair video replay and line calling technology to competitive matches and tournaments across all levels of the sport.”
Selected in 2017 and 2018 by Fast Company as one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Sports,” PlaySight’s SmartCourt technology leverages both multi-angle video and proprietary analytics to improve on-court performance and connect the next generation of athletes. SmartCourts are powering the leading federations, academies, clubs and nearly 50 NCAA programs across all three divisions.
PlaySight is also working with top high schools and professional teams across basketball, soccer and other sports including the 2015 and 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors and the 2017 NCAA Basketball Champion North Carolina Tar Heels.
About the United States Tennis Association:
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 715,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, one of the highest-attended annual sporting events in the world, and launched the US Open Series, linking seven summer WTA and ATP World Tour tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships in addition to supporting tennis and education programs nationwide to benefit under-resourced youth through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network. For more information about the USTA, go to USTA.com or follow the official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.