Tennis and AI are like peas in a pod, if you ask IBM. The folks at the Armonk, New York-based company today Coach Advisor, a cloud-hosted solution developed in collaboration with the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) that taps AI to deliver insights to professional coaches. It introduces a metric that attempts to quantify a player’s physical exertion and endurance and a model that makes correlations to match performance.
“Over the nearly 30 years we have partnered with the U.S. Open, we have seen first-hand the enormous amount of tennis data generated over the course of a two-week tournament,” said IBM sports and entertainment partnerships vice president Noah Syken. “With Coach Advisor, we’re proud to now bring these advanced technologies to USTA coaches directly to tap