Max Stentzer (GER) and Mathilde Ngijol Carre (FRA) crowned champions of 2. Edition of the International Playsight Cup!
Mathilde Ngijol Carre and Max Stentzer are this year's winners of the International Playsight Cup. From October 12th - 18th the tournament was held for the second time in BASE TENNIS, Höhr-Grenzhausen.
Both finals were very competitive and exciting. The finalists made it exciting for the audience, who could watch the finals on the International Tennis Channel from the comfort of their home.
Mathilde Ngijol Carre from France was able to prevail after three sets against Julia Stusek 6-4 4-6 6-2.
Max Stentzer wanted to make his final against Nikolai Barsukov a little more exciting and finally crowned himself with 5-7 7-6 (2) 7-6 (3) as the International Playsight Cup U14 Boys winner 2020.
"We were able to implement our strict hygiene concept with permanent mask requirement, one-way route systems and distance markings. We are happy to say that during and after the event we had no COVID-19 incidents,” said Rodney Rapson, who worked as a COVID-19 officer.
“Even under the current conditions, we were able to offer a safe environment for players from all over the world and are glad that we have been able to offer the first tennis European tournament in Germany since spring this year!” said Lucas Bolten, Tournament director of the international Playsight Cup U14.
Finally, we would like to thank our loyal sponsors, Deutscher Tennis Bund, Lotto stiftung RLP, EVM, Babolat, Tennisverband Rheinland Pfalz and Tennisverband Rheinland who made the tournament possible. We really appreciate your support!
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BACK-TO-BACK TENNIS EUROPE EVENTS
During this year's autumn vacations, two Tennis Europe tournaments will be held in the Base Tennis Hall in Höhr-Grenzhausen. In the first week players of the age group U14, and in the second week players of the age group U16 will compete with the best European players.
We are able to host these events thanks to an extensive hygiene concept that have been thought to ensure safety of the players on site. For example, each participant's body temperature will be measured daily, a waiting zone will be set up and an "distance and flow" route concept will be developed so that the required measurements can be guaranteed at all times.
"Unfortunately we have to limit the draws due to Sars Cov 2 conditions and can only accept 32 players in the maindraw and in the qualification. However, with 150 Alternates (boys/U14) and 100 Alternates (girls/U14), we would like to offer a larger draw," says Tournament Director Lucas Bolten.
With the Tennis Europe Junior Tour, Tennis Europe offers about 350 international tennis tournaments in the U12-U18 category within Europe. Only 15 of these much sought-after tournaments take place in Germany.
Due to the Sars Cov 2-related cancellation of our U12 TE tournament in Koblenz, we were able to create another U16 TE tournament at short notice and hope that we will be able to offer an adequate substitute for the region and that the children can play their favorite sport during the vacation season.
Or course, without sponsors and voluntary helpers such a tournament is not possible and we would like to thank our loyal supporters already today.
The registration phase for our U16 TE will run until next week, Tuesday. So if you're not planning to play in the second week of the RLP, see you at Base!
THE TENNIS-POINT EXHIBITION
HÖHR-GRENZHAUSEN, Germany (April 28 ,2020) – The Exo-Tennis Series is set to kick off its schedule of tournaments on May 1st at Base Tennis in Germany with the Tennis-Point Exhibition, becoming the first live tennis event to return to action since professional tennis was suspended in early March.
The Exo-Tennis group has worked behind the scenes to ensure full compliance with Germany’s coronavirus regulations while utilizing technology in innovative and new ways to bring live tennis back to fans across Germany, Europe and all over the world. The on-site action will be played without the presence of fans or spectators and will be broadcast on Tennis Channel International, a new OTT platform launched earlier this week. Sportradar, the global provider of sports content and intelligence, is providing data production and integrity monitoring services for the series, while PlaySight and LiveU work together to deliver automated sports broadcast video and SmartScore technology throughout.
The mission behind Exo-Tennis originated with Rodney Rapson, owner of BASE Tennis and Managing Director at PlaySight, who realized he had the ingredients needed to run a tennis event safely. “This idea started to really get traction once Germany rolled out plans for a gradual reopening. We are big proponents of technology at Base Tennis and are excited to debut live sports production without the need for full production crews,” said Rapson. “More than anything else, we want this event series to be about the players, fans and the sport of tennis whilst still respecting the current health guidelines.”
Exo-Tennis is proud to be the host of the first live tennis event since the global shutdown of the sport, and one of its goals is to generate playing opportunities for players ranked outside of the top 100. This is one of the main reasons that Tennis-Point, the biggest online retailer in Europe, joined as the title sponsor for the three events taking place in Germany.
Dustin Brown, who has been ranked on the ATP tour as high as 64, is excited for the opportunity to get back on court. "With the tour being suspended for the foreseeable future, I am happy to have the chance to compete again. When the guys gave me the call, I didn’t have to think twice. I am looking forward to going out there doing what I love."
Another player in the field is Yannick Hanfmann, who currently sits at 143 in the ATP rankings and is the seventh highest ranked German player. “I’m excited for the opportunity to play at the Exo-Tennis series in a few days. It is a strange feeling to know that at the time we will be playing, there won’t be any other sporting events going on in the world. We will be sure to give it our best for the fans to watch online or on TV. We understand the value of good sports entertainment in these difficult times and hope to be able to display some great tennis.”
Exo-Tennis and its partners are #BringingTennisBack and will also be donating a portion of the proceeds to institutions involved with fighting COVID-19. The next leg of this series will take place in Atlanta, Georgia later in the month. For more information on the format, scheduling and other Exo-Tennis series information, please visit www.exo-tennis.com. You can follow Exo-Tennis on Twitter and Instagram for real-time updates, news and more.
Tennis-Point, based in North Rhine-Westphalia, is the leading retailer of tennis merchandise and experiences in Europe. With 14 online stores nationally and over 60 stores in Europe, Tennis-Point is closer to the customer than any other tennis retailer. Over 400 employees are currently working on the continuous growth and improvement of Tennis-Point. In addition, Tennis-Point takes an important mission to heart: building the future of tennis.
5TH EDITION BASE "Stars of Tomorrow"
We have done it again! Together with the Ten-Pro Global Junior Tour we have organised the 5th BASE Stars of Tomorrow making Höhr-Grenzhausen a place for cultural exchange, sports and amazing competition.
For the 5th consecutive year Höhr-Grenzhausen becomes a melting pot of culture exchange, sports and amazing competition.
This years event was completely different for the young players. First of all, the tournament took place in September making the conditions outdoors very tough. There was lots of windy and rainy days, which made it very difficult to play. Luckily, we used the indoor courts which made the whole atmosphere so much different. The intensity and energy at the tennis centre was high.
“It did not matter where you were, you could hear the players “come on” and “lets go” and the clapping of the spectators. Being mainly indoors was unique this year. It was intense” said Ruben Herrera from BASE TENNIS.
It was no wonder that it was an electric event. 233 matches, 458 sets and 3732 games to a total of 11793 minutes of tennis played in the past 6 days.
We thank all the participants and congratulate all the winners!
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- Luna Vujovic (SRB)
- Kaat Van den Bergh (BEL)
- Keisija Berzina (LAT)
- Eric Maximilian Nita (ROU)
- Jou-George Gnjidic (GER)
- Aatu Niemala (FIN)
- Linda Rimpi (FIN)
- Emilja Lebedevaite (LTU)
- Inka Wawrzkiewicz (POL)
- Calvin-Leon Gnjidic
- Rihards Neimanis (LAT)
- Eric Maximilian Nita (ROU)
Amelie Justine Hejtmanek (GER)
Vincenza Alleva (LUX)
Inka Wawrzkiewicz (POL)
- Christian Dohorty (IRL)
- Fabio Felsner (GER)
- Tarik Zubovic (NOR)
- Amelie Justine Hejtmanek (GER)
- Jil Hassinger (GER)
- Chloe Collins (IRL)
- Christian Dohorty (IRL)
- Tarik Zubovic (NOR)
- Hector Edmond Fullone (SCO)
- Leonardo Ponnath (GER)
- Lukas Vajdk (SVK)
- Hector Edmond Fullone (SCO)
- Leonardo Ponnath (GER)
- Julius Tabrizi (GER)
- Tijn Boelhouwer (NED)
PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT:
Altea Cieno (ITA)
COACH OF THE TOURNAMENT:
Mr. Neacsa (ROU)
1. INTERNATIONAL PLAYSIGHT CUP - Tennis Europe
From 15.-21. September was the first time a tennis event took place in by Base Tennis in Höhr-Grenzhausen. The Tennis Europe Junior Tour brings together top players and national teams from around the world. The organizers could welcome 90 participants from all over Europe, as well as top regioanal players like Flynn-Tyark Baumart.
Despite the sunny weather, the event took place indoors. "Of course that's a little annoying that we could not play outside, but was the indoor venue a requirement to which we had to comply," said tournament director Bolten.
By the middle of the week it was already clear that the top laws will prevail and players dominated the field accordingly. Marc Majdandzic was able to prevail in the boys U14, which already excelled at Koblenzer TE with his top performance three years ago. In the girls U14, the field was led by Czech players and thus stood in the
Final two country women, in which Viktorie Hazmukova prevailed in two sets. They also secured the double title.
With another Tennis Europe event in the region, the youngsters can now also gain their first international experience in the U14 area. We are confident that there will be the second edition of the international Playsight Cup in the Westerwald next year.
BASE TENNIS announces strategic partnership with Teach Tennis International as its engine for the U10’s program.
We are proud to announce our new partnership with Teach Tennis International.
In our continuous desire to improve and provide a fantastic tennis experience for our players, we have partnered with whom many consider to be Europe’s leading experts in U10`s tennis development.
This partnership will provide our 10 & Under program more structure, objectivity and easier communication between players, parents and coaches. Imagine that you could know exactly what your child is going to learn in school, how they performed and how you can help him or her.
With TTI, there is no imagining, it is a reality.
TTI’s platform can be used conveniently over the internet, phone or tablet. All the lesson plans, communication and progress of the player is shared in real time, improving the players` learning experience like never before.
Ruben Herrera summarises like this “your child’s tennis progress, available in a blink of an eye. It is just genius! That is TTI”.
What are some of the features we are excited about?
The “Performance Tracker” which monitors your child’s progress at anytime.
The “Coach Feedback” feature that enhances continuous communication among the team.
Training resources with clear goals and targets for your child to achieve success.
“This is a very exciting moment for our coaches and players. I have been speaking with Andy Kemp, (Founder of TTI) for months regarding the project, and cannot wait to roll it out. I have no doubt in my mind, that it will positively impact our 10 & under program ”. Ruben Herrera, Base Tennis Program Director
15th of October 2018 is when this concept will be officially launched, so please make sure you speak to your coach or Ruben to understand all the benefits for you and your child.
ABOUT TEACH TENNIS INTERNATIONAL
A Proven, World-leading, Digital Mini Tennis Coaching App for young children.
We offer a service created by professional coaches that gives you the means to teach tennis in a structured, objective and creative way. With a sequential series of lesson plans in a simple and easy-to-follow weekly guide, you will be able to teach your students right from the basics through to a semi-professional level in a format suited to their age and technique.
See more at: https://teachtennis.net
4.BASE Stars of Tomorrow
A tennis tournament to remember!
177 children from 40 countries participate in "BASE Stars of Tomorrow"
It's almost a tradition: In August, Höhr-Grenzhausen transforms itself for a week to the international tennis ground for talented young players.
Once again this year, BASE Tennis, Sportfreunde Höhr-Grenzhausen & TC Rot Weiss put an event together where 177 children from 40 countries met at the end of August to compete against each other on five days.
In addition to all the competition, there was a lot of sportsmanship among the young athletes: the games were hard but fair, in between the matches players share lots of time together and the most important language was English.Those who have had time to attend the tournament have quickly realized that language is no longer a barrier today, as players aged 8 to 15 knew how to communicate with each other.
In general, there was great openness between the athletes and the different cultures were enriched - the opening ceremony on Tuesday evening before the start of the tournament and the flags represented there show that the children came from all over the world to meet in Höhr-Grenzhausen to compete at the highest level.
The well-being of the athletes was also taken care of: In the premises of BASE tennis parents and children found vitamin-rich smoothies and snack food, while Peter and his team in the outdoor area delicious, warm meals spoiling the guests. All participants were happy about the professional organization of the tournament management: For the fourth year in a row, Goran and his team worked 18 hours a day, until the final planning for the following day had been completed.
We thank all participants, supporters and sponsors
Looking forward to seeing you again next year!
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PHORMS & BASE: A New Partnership
The Phorms Schule Frankfurt Taunus has expanded its portfolio and, since the start of the 2017/2018 school year, has been offering a tennis focus for students with a special talent for tennis as part of its sports program. To this end, BASE has established a cooperation with Phorms, which gives young tennis players the opportunity to play the sport as active hobby or performance players in an international environment.
With this offer, the private school, which was established in 2007, is expanding its services for tennis-loving students. The program, which has been coordinated and worked out with BASE, provides for the children to receive comprehensive tennis training in addition to alternative school sports activities and to have the opportunity for tennis and athletics training on all days before classes begin. The program is aimed at children between the ages of 5 and 17, i.e. from the reception stage to the Abitur. The tennis lessons are held in English and German in order to meet the bilingual educational requirements of the school. In the medium term, Phorms School Frankfurt can envisage establishing a sports-only class for talented tennis players from Year 5 onwards, in agreement with the Frankfurt State Education Authority.
We know that good tennis players must above all be top athletes and strong personalities. "The philosophy of the Phorms School matches our understanding and experience", says Ruben Herrera, co-founder of Base and head of the Steinbach site. "We educate the children internationally and multiculturally to become fair athletes. The lessons are held in English and German. Regardless of the level of the children's play (recreational or performance tennis with the aim of a scholarship in the USA) - our goal is to train strong personalities 'on and off court' who will follow their dreams". In addition to professional tennis and athletic training, this includes, above all, training that promotes personality development. The responsible persons agree on this.
Have we aroused your interest?
Then contact our head coaches at
Marcos Becker Sahd, [email protected]
Ruben Herrera, [email protected]
We Welcome Yonex
Since its foundation in 2010, BASE Tennis not only cares about the playing and athletic skills of its players, but also always tries to show the players the best possibilities, also technically, in terms of equipment. Against this background, the academy located in Höhr-Grenzhausen (Westerwald) has decided to accept Yonex as a new partner.
"We are pleased that Yonex will become a new partner of BASE. Yonex has convinced us of both the development and the existing portfolio, and so we have decided to include it in our existing brand portfolio. For our customers, this means not only a larger selection but also, above all, easier access to the right product for their individual needs," said Rodney Rapson, founder and CEO of BASE Tennis. "Yonex is one of the most innovative and fastest growing brands for racket sports. We are pleased to have both Babolat and Yonex on board to support our academy and players. Of course the rackets can be rented from us to test the new series."
Since the seventies at the latest, the Japanese sporting goods brand YONEX has been an integral part of top-class sport. In badminton, the dominance of YONEX products on the world market is particularly outstanding: For years, only players equipped with YONEX rackets have been in the finals of Olympic Summer Games, World Championships and other top-class tournaments. At the Olympic Games in Athens in August 2004, 22 of a total of 24 medals were won with YONEX rackets. In total, more than 80% of all competition players serve with rackets from the Japanese company.
But also in tennis and golf, the stars of the scene regularly win important tournaments with YONEX products. For example, Martina Navratilova (USA), Martina Hingis (Switzerland), Monica Seles (USA), Richard Krajicek (Netherlands), Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) won the prestigious All England Championships in Wimbledon and other Grand Slam tournaments with YONEX tennis rackets. Golf professional Colin Montgomery (Scotland) also contributed to the Europeans' victory at the prestigious Ryder Cup in 2004 with YONEX clubs. YONEX contract players Scott Hoch (USA) and Erol Simsek (Germany) are also successful on the tour.
New Partnership: UniExperts & BASE
UniExperts and BASE announce that they will work together in the future to place top tennis players in the USA. Both companies have many years of experience with the requirements of American colleges and universities and have successfully - but so far independently of each other - placed tennis players in the USA on scholarships. The partnership is intended to create synergies in the future.
While UniExperts, based in Cologne, specializes among other things in successfully placing high-performance tennis players from various European countries at American universities and colleges, BASE Tennis specializes in training players so that they have the option of playing college tennis when they graduate from high school (or one year later). Thus, both companies work towards the same goal, namely the successful placement of talented players in the USA - ideally with a large scholarship.
The process is very simple: In the first step, BASE accompanies the young athletes (10 years and older) for several years as performance-oriented tennis players, in order to place them in the hands of uniexperts shortly before they finish school. uniexperts then takes care of the placement, since the team has built up a large network of universities and colleges in the USA over many years and knows that BASE Tennis has prepared the players for all requirements in the USA.
"We look forward to creating synergies with the uniexperts partnership in the future so that we can continue to focus on our core business," said Rodney Rapson, founder of BASE Tennis. "BASE Tennis will - as in the past - act as a catalyst by scouting good players, working with them on their next steps, and also by addressing the weaknesses that may make a scholarship difficult to obtain at an early stage. Our partners at UniExperts, on the other hand, know that the players from our ranks bring with them a kind of seal of approval that makes placement possible at any time".
The team of the tennis academy, which has been successfully established in the Westerwald region for seven years, knows what it is talking about, because almost all of the coaches themselves have been to an American university with a scholarship and have played tennis for their team there. In the USA, the sport is still more important for their own university than for example at German universities. For many players from European countries, it is therefore a very interesting step to combine their studies with their chosen sport and thus finance the comparatively expensive studies in America - in part or in full.
"BASE trains children internationally and multiculturally to become fair sportsmen and women at a high level", says Sandy Franz, Senior Recruiting Coordinator Tennis at UniExperts. "This ensures that all players who have gone through BASE have the desired level, because BASE ensures that they meet the appropriate training partners and coaches.
In addition to professional tennis and athletic training, this includes above all training that promotes personality development and a sound knowledge of English. BASE therefore offers all interested players a wide range of training courses in English: Performance Camps, individual training, intensive weeks for preparation, Playsight for better visualization of your own playing strength and much more.
UniExperts provides the players with all the necessary background information to make the chance for a scholarship within reach. In addition, the players can also meet the UniExperts team at events in their vicinity at an early stage to optimally prepare all necessary formalities for their application. Those who would like a stay of this kind should already take care of this topic two to two and a half years before their final exams.
3. BASE Stars of Tomorrow
From 23-27 August 2017 the Base Tennis Academy in Höhr-Grenzhausen will host 150 children from 25 countries or 4 continents - for the third time in a row - who will show exciting tennis in five days. The tournament "Base Stars of Tomorrow" is aimed at young talents between the ages of 9 and 15, who meet four to five times a year at different locations in Europe to compete against each other as part of the tournament series Ten Pro Global Junior Tour. Participation in the tournament guarantees each player 4 matches in their age group - or 8 matches if desired, if played in two age groups; coaching during the game is expressly permitted in order to ensure a maximum learning experience for all players.
The atmosphere is, according to the audience, international and relaxed. Games are played in the hall at Base Tennis and in the open air, right next door, at Sportfreunde Höhr-Grenzhausen, at the Moorsbergstadion.
We would be happy to welcome many spectators from the surrounding area who will watch and support the top talents of the world. And maybe we can also inspire one or the other child to play tennis with this top event right on our doorstep.
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COACH RAPSON ON CNN TALKING ABOUT PLAYSIGHT
'Can't argue with a video'
BASE & KAPILENDO VENTURE ARE NOW PARTNERS
Die Kampagne BASE EDGE verfolgt das Ziel, PlaySight als Technologie- und Analyse Tool zu stärken und dessen Wachstum, vor allem auf dem westeuropäischen Markt, weiter anzutreiben.
PlaySight bietet die Möglichkeit Sportarten – wie Tennis, Basketball, Handball, Hockey, Volleyball, Tanzen, Kampfsport und viele weitere – leichter zu Erlernen und zu Verbessern, sowie das Sporterlebnis selbst auf ein höheres Level zu heben.
Um mehr über diese Partnerschaft zu erfahren, klicken Sie bitte hier.
A SUCCESSFUL CLUB SEASON FOR BASE TENNIS
Great season from our youngest players! Thank you to TC RW Höhr-Grenzhausen, specially to Ina Wieding & Chris Klap for your support. Also, to the parents who make it happen. Special thanks to Roland Kuch for organizing the Mainzelmänchen, Agnes Volk for the U10, Regina Busch-Greif & Katharina Jasper U12 Green & Thomas Quirmbach for the U12. Looking forward already for next year!
Wir hatten eine super Medensaison 2016 mit unseren jüngsten Mannschaften.Vielen Dank an den TC RW Höhr-Grenzhausen, besonders Ina Wieding und Christian Klapthor für eure Organisation. Außerdem ein Dankeschön an die Eltern, die sich bereit erklärt haben Mannschaftsführer zu machen. Roland Kuch bei den Mainzelmännchen, Agnes Völkel bei der U10, Regina Busch und Katharina Jasper bei der U12 grün und Thomas Quirmbach bei der U12 gelb. Wir freuen uns schon auf die nächste Saison
MATTI BIEG WINS THE U16 RM
Winner are Grinners - congrats on you efforts at the Rheinland Meisterschaft boys. Congrats to Matti Bieg for winning the U16 Rheinlandmeistershaften, and to Laurin Na and Benedikt Steudter for getting to the semis. They are some of the original 2010 BASE TENNIS crew! We have had the privilege to teach them for the last 6 years! Looking forward to the next generations.
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BASE TENNIS FEATURED ON PLAYSIGHT NEWSLETTER
There may not be a club in the world that has benefitted from the SmartCourt technology more than Base Tennis in Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany. This past month, Base utilized PlaySight at the Ten-Pro World Junior Tour ‘Base Stars of Tomorrow’ event. 130 different junior matches were filmed, and 50 of them were debriefed at the PlaySight debriefing station. All of these juniors now have their entire match saved on their PlaySight account - it isn’t hard to see why we are aiming to be the future of tennis tournaments.
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SELTMANN CLAIMS THE TITLE
Christopher Seltmann, TuS Hilgert, beat second seeded Lukas Prangenberg, TC Horhausen, 10:8 14:6 to win the U10 TVR-Mini-und Midfeld-Tour - Midfeldturnier in BASE SPORTS in Höhr-Grenzhausen.
The two players contested a great final with long rallies and hard fought points. Seltmann played cleverly hitting the corners and dictating the important points of the match making the difference at the end.
Also, Felix Quirmbach, TC Höhr-Grenzhausen, defeated Lorenz Deuster, Bendorfer TV, in 3 sets to claim the 3rd place of the tournament. In the U9 TVR-Mini-und Midfeld-Tour - Midfeldturnier Johannes Kiehl lost the final to claim the runner up spot.
Congratulations to the Team Schaaf for the great results and good luck in the next tournaments.
Steudter champs 23 Pacific Future Turniere 2014
Second seeded Benedikt Steudter, TC Höhr-Grenzhausen, defeated Frank Brenner, ASG Altenkirchen 6:0, 6:0 to win the U12 Boys 23 Pacific Future Turniere 2014 in Altenkirchen. Steudter played really well the whole tournament earning him the title.
In the U12 Girls Ilse, Marie, TC Höhr-Grenzhausen, lost the final to 6:0, 6:3 Lara Wohlgemuth, Solinger Tennis-Club 1902. Ilse had played really well until the final where Wohlgemuth proved to have the answer to Ilse’s game plan.
Your SmarCourt just gor smarter!
We are really excited to announce that PlaySight updated its software, making practice and matches more fun and focused for athletes of all levels around the world. We would like to share with you some of the new features:
Introducing PlaySight Drills
This feature enables coaches and players to easily run and track stroke drills. There is no more counting to 20 while also trying to focus on your shots- the SmartCourt tracks your accuracy for you, during the drill, in real-time! For players that don’t drill or are just learning how to structure practice, use drills mode as a guide to a competitive, fun, and meaningful practice! It is very simple to use really. The player can select any stroke they desire for each player. Select the level of difficulty and set a goal for the drill. Choose whether you want to make the drill competitive or work together to reach one goal!
It is so much fun!
We have been using it with our players and it is a blast!
Now, see online how you stack up against players at your club, city, country, world, and more! Select what you want to compare, and how you want to compare it. Then, take a look at the competition and where it is coming from!
See an Improved online stats display including average spin rate for each stroke type, highest spin rate, ball's net clearance and more! Come and check out the new updates and enjoy your tennis experience even more.
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