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Visualisation of tennis swings for coaching

Kelly, Philip and O'Connor, Noel E. (2012) Visualisation of tennis swings for coaching. In: International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS), 23-25 May 2012, Dublin, Ireland.

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Abstract

As a proficient tennis swing is a key element of success in tennis, many amateur tennis players spend a considerable amount of time and effort perfecting their tennis stroke mechanics, hoping to create more accuracy, consistency and power in their swing. In order to achieve these aims effectively a number of independent aspects of technique need to be addressed, including forming a correct racket grip, shot timing, body orientation and precise follow--through. Outside of a one-to-one coaching scenario, where constant professional feedback on technique can be provided, keeping all aspects of technique in mind can overwhelm amateur players. In this work, we have developed a set of visualisation tools to augment the development of amateur tennis players between dedicated one-to-one coaching sessions in the area of technique, timing and body posture. Our approach temporally aligns an amateur player's swing dynamics with that of an elite athlete, allowing direct technique comparison using augmented reality techniques.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Workshop
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:tennis swing; stroke modelling; performance
Subjects:Computer Science > Visualization
Computer Science > Multimedia systems
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Electronic Engineering
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16920
Deposited On:15 Jun 2012 09:59 by Philip Kelly. Last Modified 15 Jun 2012 09:59

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