In November, GT STATS will launch “Stats Selector” and “Custom Stats”. Both are a way for coaches, players and parents to get more out of their stats, without adding complexity to the recording process.
More on the launch and other details will be released shortly. Meantime, here’s a quick look at a major benefit of Stats Selector and Custom Stats.
Note, if you would like to see this applied to a professional match, I’ve added a post to the GT STATS Facebook Group “Tennis Stats for Parents, Players and Coaches”.
Junior Tennis Match – Forehand Stats
Here is the summary stats graph from a 14s match I recorded last week. Both players are strong off the forehand side. Both, however, make plenty of unforced errors off that side as well.
Tennis coaches, parents and players already have the ability to see where their shots are missing using GT STATS (net, wide or long). Stats Selector and Custom Stats will allow you to record any stat you like and graph it.
Run-around Forehands for Junior Five
From the backhand side of the court ie run-around forehands, either up the line (inside in) or cross court (inside out):
No problem with either of those. JUNIOR FIVE hit 6 winners/forced errors and 3 unforced errors when playing his forehand inside out. He’s even better when hitting a run-around forehand up the line. 10 winners/forced errors and 2 unforced errors for that shot.
That’s a total of 16 winners/forced errors to 5 unforced errors when JUNIOR FIVE runs around his backhand.
Forehands from the Forehand Side for JUNIOR FIVE
That story’s not so great:
5 winners/forced errors to 6 unforced errors cross court. 0 and 1 up the line. That’s a total of 5 winners/forced errors to 7 unforced errors.
JUNIOR FIVE won the match, but the stats demonstrate a possible issue in his game. That’s not to say that he should march in to his next practice session and practice forehands from the forehand side of the court. It would be wise to see if there’s a pattern with past matches and/or any future ones.
For what it’s worth, JUNIOR SIX plays the cross court forehand well. His stats are poor, however when playing the forehand up the line.
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