TCR offers computerized tennis analysis

May 30, 2013

RIVERDALE, N.Y. — TCR, The Club of Riverdale (, a premier fitness and tennis club in Riverdale, NY, is the first club in the country to offer its members PlaySight Interactive Ltd’s ( “SmartCourt” computerized tennis analysis system. Designed to help tennis players of all levels become better, the SmartCourt system is beyond even those used at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

SmartCourt can instantly isolate specific video segments. Players can watch video clips whenever they want, accompanied by statistical analysis previously available only to professionals. The touch-screen system is completely self-operated by the players and coaches.

“TCR members who are trying to improve their game will have a distinct edge thanks to SmartCourt,” said Jeff Klipstein, president of TCR. “All tennis players work on their game to improve. SmartCourt gives TCR members tools like the pros use, analyzes the best and worst aspects of their game and helps them make the necessary adjustments.”

All activity during a match is recorded, analyzed and uploaded to where it is stored in members’ personal accounts. Data can be reviewed and shared by them via email or social media.

“SmartCourt will change the tennis world at the club level,” said Chen Shachar, CEO & founder, PlaySight Interactive. “Starting with tennis, we aim to globally revolutionize the coaching process in all ball sports and enhance the game experience, making it more challenging and fun.”

PlaySight SmartCourt uses advanced algorithms and image-understanding software. It knows where the ball and the players are, determines whether players hit a serve, forehand or backhand shot and can call shots in- or out-of-bounds. It can even measure ball speed, player mileage and calories burned.

The SmartCourt at TCR is available to club members who reserve the court for an added fee. For more information, visit