Technology in various Sports (Blog Series 2 ) — Tennis (Hawk-Eye’s )

The world of sport is continually changing over the years, and the use of technology is just one of those areas that has made an impact on many sports in the modern day. One criticism of the use of technology is that it can slow down the speed of the game, but on the other hand for many people it makes watching it more enjoyable to see the correct decisions being made.

This is the blog of series where we will see various technologies sports wise and today we will talk about the Technology used in Tennis sports . There are various technologies used in Tennis as shown below .

Tennis – Technology in Tennis has been driven by advances in the TV coverage. Things that were once extra information provided by the TV networks are now being incorporated into the decision referral system (DRS), such as hawk-eye and hot spot,

We will check every tech one by one

Tennis Hawk-Eye’s :

History
The Hawkeye system was invented by a young British computer expert Paul Hawkins, and was launched in 2001. It was first used in television coverage of sporting events such as Test cricket, and has now reached the stage of being used by officials in tennis to assist in adjudicating close line calls.

The Nasdaq-100 Open in Miami was the first tour event to officially use the technology. The 2006 US Open was the first Grand Slam event to feature the system, followed by the 2007 Australian Open. At the Australian Open, only center court matches utilize the technology.

Method
Hawk-Eye uses six or more computer-linked television cameras situated around the court. The computer reads in the video in real time, and tracks the path of the tennis ball on each camera. These six separate views are then combined together to produce an accurate 3D representation of the path of the ball.

awk-eye is the name of a line-calling system which traces a ball’s trajectory and sends it to a virtual-reality machine.

Here is the virtual link where we can see how actually this technology works.

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