Journey to the East! An Introduction to the Growth of Tennis in Asia

The Michael Chang Effect In 1989, Michael Chang became the first player of Asian descent to win a grand slam title at the French Open. At 5 foot 9 inches (small by tennis standards), he proved that size isn’t everything – demonstrating that you can compensate with speed, a sharp intellect, and heart to endure the two…

Game Set Map: A Cartographer’s Guide to Data Visualization in Tennis

Game Set Map One of the most beautiful and interesting applications of data mining and analytics is Game Set Map – a site dedicated to applying tools like GIS and data visualization to tennis. The site’s author has taken a unique approach, using info-graphics and other visuals to highlight patterns and geospatial information collected from…

Charting a New Course: The Importance of Big Data in Tennis

Match Charting One of the most helpful tools for tennis players in competitive play is having their match charted by a coach or a teammate. Charting a match consists of marking down on a scorecard, point by point, what worked and what didn’t over the course of play. For a player, if a match is…

Tennis and Technology: A Perfect Match

About me For those who have started reading this blog, I realize I have not provided much context or background about myself. My name is Adam Attas and I am a tennis player, an engineer, and a current member of Wasabi Ventures Academy Startup Foundations Bootcamp. I started writing to fulfill some of the requirements for…