SMART TENNIS COMES TO DAVID LLOYD CLUBS
Introducing the PlaySight SmartCourt – cutting-edge technology that transforms tennis practices and matches into fully interactive and shareable events.
Next generation technology means no more on-court ‘You Cannot Be Serious!’ moments.
David Lloyd Clubs have introduced state-of-the-art technology into its courts. The technology will revolutionise how players track and improve their tennis, just as tennis fever is sweeping the nation and more and more people are picking up a racquet and trying their hand at tennis.
With match stats and instant video replay, on the PlaySight SmartCourt, players challenge those close calls and enjoy that amazing ‘Did that really happen?’ point again and again. The technology records the speed of serve, calling the line and tracks technique. It can be used with expert tuition from one of David Lloyd Cardiff’s tennis coaches to really accelerate your game, or alone to help improve performance.
As players step off court, the SmartCourt session is automatically uploaded to the PlaySight network to review on a computer or phone anywhere, at any time, to playback those epic rallies, cross court winners and comical moments to relive the action and share with friends.
The SmartCourt is permanently equipped with an interactive touch-screen kiosk, plus five fully automated high-performance cameras. The system uses advanced image processing and analytical algorithms to capture and log stroke type, ball trajectory, speed and spin, in-depth shot data, player movement and more.
PlaySight can turn any mundane tennis drill into a real-world video game challenge whether perfecting a serve alone, in doubles or in a group session.
David Bulgin, Racquets Manager for David Lloyd Clubs says, “We have introduced the PlaySight SmartCourt to enable both recreational and league players to benefit from live streaming, video and data analytics. We are always seeking ways to connect with the next generation of tennis players - and players of all ages. It is fantastic to have this opportunity to enhance member’s on-court enjoyment, engagement and overall experience”.
PlaySight SmartCourts can be experienced at the following clubs; Edinburgh, Cardiff, Leeds, Southampton, Dublin, Woking and Renfrew, as well as sister clubs, Harbour Club Chelsea, Harbour Club Notting Hill.
PlaySight is approved by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) as a Player Analysis Technology and is powering leading tennis clubs and federations across the world, including the United States Tennis Association and Tennis Canada.
About David Lloyd Leisure Group
The David Lloyd Leisure Group has 114 clubs - 99 clubs in the UK and a further 15 clubs across Europe, comprising its two brands David Lloyd Clubs and Harbour Clubs (of which there are three - Chelsea, Notting Hill and Kensington). On 1 June 2017 it acquired 14 UK health and racquets clubs from Virgin Active as well as opened its third Harbour Club at Kensington following a £5.5m investment and redevelopment programme. It also announced it had exchanged contracts to buy The Park Club in Chiswick, London, The Academy Club in Harrogate, and Malaspina Sporting Club in Milan. In the first half of 2018 it acquired City Green Sporting Club near Geneva and Health City Badhomburg, near Frankfurt
It has over 600,000 members and employs around 8600 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 2000 while it contracts the services of more than 680 tennis professionals.
Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 190 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 13,000 exercise classes per week. Every week over 25,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure, 16000 children learn to play in the Tennis All Stars Coaching Programme. David Lloyd Club’s racquets facilities are unparalleled with over 1080 tennis courts as well as over 400 badminton and squash courts.
Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.