Journal of Medicine and Science in Tennis publish Spatial Serve Variation article

I’m proud to announce that the Journal of Medicine and Science in Tennis (JMST) recently published my research on spatio-temporal serve variation in their October 2013 issue.


The Journal of Medicine and Science (JMST) in Tennis is an international, peer-reviewed journal produced by the Society for Tennis Medicine (STMS) in co-operation with the ITF, the ATP, and the WTA Tour. It is published three times a year (February, June, and October).

The goal of the STMS is to be a forum and a disseminator of tennis specific and tennis related information, and as a catalyst for advancement in tennis sports medicine and science.

Journal of Medicine and Science in Tennis

The cover of the October 2013 issue of the JMST.

JMST Article

It is an honor to have my work published in such a prestigious and well respected journal. It’s great to see this type of analytical tennis work getting some serious traction in well respected areas of the tennis profession. Stay tuned throughout 2014 for more geo-tennis work from GameSetMap!

The article was prepared alongside Dr Mark Kovacs.

The Federer Backhand – Using Analytics from a Coaching Perspective

Earlier this month Dr Mark Kovacs and I published an article in the May/June edition of Tennis Pro Magazine titled “The Federer Backhand – Using Analytics from a Coaching Perspective“.

TennisPro is the award winning magazine of PTR (Professional Tennis Registry), published bi-monthly and distributed to PTR members in more than 117 countries.

Tennis Pro Magazine

TennisPro. The official magazine from the PTR.

The article analyzed what specific areas of the Federer backhand produce errors, and where these errors occur. The purpose of the article was to help coaches better understand how to use analytics to help player’s improve, but also how to potentially scout opponents to help find areas of weakness in future opponents.

Federer BackhandPage 1 from the article.

Federer Backhand 2Page 2 and 3 from the article.

The article evaluates the 2012 Olympic Final between Roger Federer and Andy Murray. Andy Murray won the match 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.

You can read the article in full at the PTR website.

I hope you enjoy this example of how statistics and analytics are becoming more crucial in modern tennis at every level of the game.