Tennis players around the world have been handed the opportunity to take their on-court experience to the next level with Baseline Vision.
This easy-to-install net post camera allows club players to benefit from kind of statistical analysis normally only available to the game’s biggest stars in the sport’s most prestigious events.
Line calling, performance tracking and analysis of every element of your match can be served up in double quick time, with Baseline Vision offering the potential to change the face of club tennis forever.
All Court Tennis Club spoke to Baseline Vision co-founder Michael Chojnacki as he gave us the rundown on a system that he hopes will become as commonplace as a smartwatch on tennis courts in years to come.
WHAT IS BASELINE VISION?
MC: The main goal is to bring people capabilities that was not available to recreational players until now. They have only been available to pro players up to now and we want to bring that to the masses.
You can have all the statistics and data on your court within 20 seconds and it is easily accessible for everyone. We have a system that is capable of analysing and tracking what is happening on a tennis court in real-time at scale. That is why this system is so exciting.
HOW DOES BASELINE VISION WORK?
MC: You install Baseline on the net post and the system has two cameras covering both sides of the court. There is a powerful computer inside that does all the processing and analysis in real time. You don’t need Wifi or internet connection on the court. That is the big selling point. It is easy to install and very quickly, your court can be turned into a smart court.
We track everything that is happening on the court from number of shots, how many were in and out, ball placement and players’ position. All those stats are available instantly on the court.
The second capability is line calling. This is a big issue in tennis for competitive tennis at club level and this camera can shout at you like a line judge or you can have the 3D visualisation come up on your phone. That will be a lot of fun for recreational players.
WHAT ARE THE KEY FEATURES OF THIS PRODUCT?
MC: You can download the match and see what you have done and it is always great for a coach, as he can give drills a digital layer with vocal feedback and digital stickers that can be applied to a session.
We also have drills and games on there that can help a coach, with one being a deeper drill and if you get good depth on your shots, then you get bonus points. The system talks to you, gives you a score and claps hands when you do well.
WILL THIS ALLOW PLAYERS TO TAKE THEIR TENNIS STORY TO THE NEXT LEVEL?
MC: I hope so. We see the stats at the end of each sets on the big tournaments and that is what we want tp bring to club players. If you want to see the numbers at the end of the game and look at where you need to improve, you can find the areas to work on and win more matches.
Baseline has the perfect combination of performance, ease of use and interactivity. It helps if you have something that is not too complicated to install and this system can be up and running quickly is a key feature of this system.
WILL CLUBS AND PLAYERS BUY THIS PRODUCT?
MC: Absolutely. The trend we are seeing is 50 per-cent of the people buying this system are players and the other half are working as a coach or it is a tennis club.
WHAT IS THE DREAM FOR BASELINE?
MC: We would love to get to the point where every court in the world has this system in place. It would be amazing to think that in years to come, Baseline will be part of your tennis experience and a good example of how this could happen is running.
Very few people go running these days without a watch or a device to assess their performance and we want to see that in tennis with this system.
HOW WILL BASELINE WORK FOR ALL COURT TENNIS CLUB MEMBERS?
MC: I am part of the All Court Tennis Club community and they are great people and fun to be around. Everyone in that community is passionate about tennis and taking their game to the next level and Baseline can help them do that.
You can order Baseline Vision HERE and All Court Tennis Club members will receive a $100 discount if they use the code: ACTC23
The All Court Tennis Club are also gearing up for the epic return of Train & Compete sessions throughout 2023 at our biggest city chapters. Train & Compete is a 90-minute drill and strategy session delivered by the best coaches in the business. Check out the details here.