Warren Pretorius & Will Boucek

Each post is written

by Will Boucek, in collaboration with Warren Pretorius.

Warren is founder & CEO of Tennis Analytics. He is a USPTA Master Professional, speaker, and strategy coach for ATP & WTA pros.

Will is writer and content strategist for Tennis Analytics.

Will is also the founder of The Tennis Tribe and Tennis Tribe Marketing. He played college tennis and has over a decade of coaching experience.

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August is Error Month

By  Warren Pretorius & Will Boucek

Every week, Tennis Analytics dives deep into the data, bringing you a stat of the week to help you understand tennis better and become a little smarter.

Hey Pros, some coaches in the past have said that 2 out of 3 errors are missed in the net.

This is… wrong

How often are errors actually made in the net?

We took a look at over 2 million points from 2017 to 2020, at all levels of play. From under 12’s all the way up to pros.

Here is what we found...

Did you know most tennis points end in an error?

Every Wednesday this month, we’ll bring you new data on the errors that occur in tennis.

Stat of the Week: 40%

A common belief is that there are two errors made in the net for every one hit out.

This is… wrong!

Let’s dispel any myths about how errors are made. How often are errors actually made in the net?

We took a look at over 2 million points from 2017 to 2020, at all levels of play. From under 12’s all the way up to pros. What we found is that most errors do not go in the net.

  • 60% of all errors are missed long or wide.

  • 40%, or two out of every five errors are missed in the net.

 

Over the next couple of weeks, we will take a closer look at errors at all levels of tennis.

Here is the data for women and men.

For the men, errors in the net occur at a slightly higher rate at higher levels.

Point of the Week

Where do you make most of your errors? You probably don’t actually know.

To get better, it’s important to have data on your own game, instead of guessing. Get your own matches analyzed so you can spend your practice time being more productive.

The process is easy.

  1. Film your match.

  2. Upload the video.

  3. We take care of the rest.

 

Your match is tagged across over 25 searchable parameters and includes a detailed match report.

You may find that you typically miss returns in the net. Or perhaps in long rallies, you tend to miss long. You don’t know until you get the data.

More info at https://www.tennisanalytics.net/product/player-packages/.

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Photo of the Week

Maria Sharapova’s forehand swing path.

Maria Sharapova’s forehand swing path.

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