THE ANALYSTS ON YOUR TEAM

PROFILE
BENCHMARK
MEASURE

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FOR JUNIOR PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

A Process of improvement

We are here to provide you with more than just numbers and charts. We are your partner in education and development through analysis.

Profile, Benchmark, Measure

If you’re the coach of a developing player, or the parent of a developing player, or you are a developing player, you likely know that you need matchplay data to improve and reach your tennis goals. You may even have data already, but is it meaningful, and who is analyzing it? That’s 135’s job on your team.

135 only works with players through their coach, making everyone’s job easier and more productive.

FRAMEWORK

Ever been confused by how 0-4, 5-8, 9+ rally length data applies to you or your player? The 135 Framework provides an understanding of rally patterns and shot sequences, rather than “big data” analytics.

ANALYSIS

You’re a coach who wants data analysis, not just outputs that require extra work……or a parent/player who’s not sure what to look for. There’s a big difference between analytics and analysis

TECHNOLOGY

Our tech is state-of-the-art, but it’s designed to support coaches and players by measuring and benchmarking matchplay over time, and improving the tennis IQ of your players.

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Coaches and academies

135 is here to make your job easier, not harder. Here’s how:

  • You won’t have to sift through the data to find the results. That’s our job.
  • You won’t have to sit at a desk and prepare match play reports for your players. Our systems do that.
  • You won’t need to sit at a computer after a 10 hour day on court to find information for the next day’s lessons. We’ll send you what you need.
  • You are our first point of contact for your players.
  • Revenue sharing to make the process even more worthwhile.

Profile, Benchmark, Measure

There’s more to tennis analytics than errors and winners. Yes, as a coach, player or parent, we want to know that your forehand leaks unforced errors, but the key to analysis is answering “WHY”. Is it technical, tactical or maybe something else? 

SCORE

Tennis is a sport of risk/reward, and score is the biggest contributing factor to that decision making. 

strategy

135 metrics reveal the strategies and tactics that work for players and those that need practice. Tennis is individual.

behavior

Sometimes it’s a huge benefit for junior players to see the effect of their behavior – both positive and negative – on the outcome of the following point, or points.

PROCESS / GOAL

135 is not a one-off report. Our engagement with coaches and players is ongoing, because what we can measure, we can improve over time.

Message to Parents from 135's Director, Nicholas Scott

You’re a parent of a child who is showing potential as a tennis player. Perhaps most importantly, they love it, and want to make it as a college player, or even a pro. The one thing you don’t want to tell them is “you can’t”. 

I’ve been that parent. I’ve been the coach of many players just like your child. Tennis has become exceedingly good (in most cases) at teaching junior players how to hit balls, but playing tennis is so much more than hitting balls. Good coaches know this. 

The problem is, and always has been, how to  effectively measure your child’s play as they develop. Not their forehand swing or their service motion, but what they do when they play. Moreover, the effective measure of how they play must be reportable, easy to understand, and be an ongoing process. Numbers on a screen aren’t good enough for the vast majority, nor is cut-up footage.

That’s where 135 provides an edge to your child through their coach. By using 135 they, and you, will know their tactical strengths and weaknesses at regular intervals. It’s why Tennis Canada use 135 for junior player development.

IMPROVING TENNIS IQ

Watching yourself play is an incredibly powerful tool, but only if what you’re watching can hold your attention. In today’s world, junior players are more likely to watch YouTube highlights than a full match, or perhaps just cut-up, filtered footage. It’s not meaningful enough to improve the way a player actually thinks about and plays tennis.

As part of our implementation process, we provide players with the tools and training to watch themselves play and record the analytics of their own match. It’s not something we suggest they do any more than once every three months, but the value the process creates and the improvement in a junior player’s tennis IQ, is almost immediate.

To see the results and filter video afterwards makes the process even more rewarding. It’s a process we highly recommend for those in the 12s, but also something from which all players can derive great benefit.

FAQ

We know you have questions. Rather than type more impersonal information, we’ve tried to answer most of your questions below. If you wish to discuss further, please get in touch by using the chat icon below.

Why is it called 135?

Instead of traditional rally length ranges like 0-4, 5-8 and 9+, we use 135, 246 and 7+, but not just to be different.

Shot 1, shot 3 and shot 5 are the first 3 shots played by a server in a rally, and also the most common rally lengths in almost all levels of tennis.

246 is the first 3 shots played by the returner. 7+ is all the long rallies.

Does 135 have AI?

We do, but despite all the hype surrounding tennis AI, there’s still a lot that no tennis AI can do successfully. 

Why? The simple answer is variables and the huge number that tennis analytics throws up. It’s not just about the difference between a forced error and an unforced error. The bulk of tennis is self-umpired. Like it or not that means score discrepancies between what the players “call” and what the AI “sees”. Then there’s the knock-on effect of getting the score wrong in the first place.

So, what do we use AI for? To support the process. Too many forehands in the net from a player? Let’s have a look at the AI to determine how high over the net the player is hitting the ball and where it’s landing in the court. That’s how we use it.

Further, as of today, AI can’t analyze! One day maybe, but for now, that’s our job.

What's the difference between the 135 App and 135 Analyzer?

The 135 App (available on the App Store and Play Store) is a tool for recording the analytics of a match. The 135 Analyzer displays a player’s match results and data over time for in-depth analysis.

Is there a 135 Camera?

Yes. We’ve developed a tennis specific camera and mount. Our aim is to provide the easiest solution to players, parents and coaches, so:

  • It will film in 1 large file rather than lots of small files.
  • The file size is relatively small. A 90 minute match will only be around 2GB rather than the 24GB you could expect from an action camera.
  • It has the ability to film in 4k but we film in 720p – still HD 30fps, but lower file size.
  • No hanging precious iPhones on fences.
  • Carry it in your racquet bag.
  • No formatting – push a button to start recording. Push the same one to stop.
  • Inexpensive – depending on your academy, we may even provide a camera with every initial consult.

The 135 Camera and Mount is the first camera and mount purpose built for tennis players. They are only available through 135 partner academies and organizations.

What if I have footage from another camera or provider?

No problem. We can use it. Just know that things might be a little more fiddly because of file sizes and joining multiple video files together. We can help you with it.

What does 135 cost?
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What does the process involve?
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IMPROVING TENNIS IQ

Watching yourself play is an incredibly powerful tool, but only if what you’re watching can hold your attention. In today’s world, junior players are more likely to watch YouTube highlights than a full match, or perhaps just cut-up, filtered footage. It’s not meaningful enough to improve the way a player actually thinks about and plays tennis.

As part of our implementation process, we provide players with the tools and training to watch themselves play and record the analytics of their own match. It’s not something we suggest they do any more than once every three months, but the value the process creates and the improvement in a junior player’s tennis IQ, is almost immediate.

To see the results and filter video afterwards makes the process even more rewarding. It’s a process we highly recommend for those in the 12s, but also something from which all players can derive great benefit.

FRAMEWORK

Analytics for strategy and tactics

PROFILE

The way you play is individual

BENCHMARK

By age/stage, international and local

MEASURE

Performance & improvement over time

TECHNOLOGY

Record, review and filter results

WORKING WITH PLAYERS THROUGH THEIR ACADEMY

At 135, we understand that every tennis player has their own strengths, weaknesses and playing style. Our experience working with developing players and their coaches has taught us not to complicate the analytics or the analysis, and that our job is a process, rather than a one-off report. It’s why Tennis Canada has engaged us to profile and assist in the development of their junior players.

135 implements systems through one academy player initially, free of charge, to demonstrate the value of what we do for a player that is relevant to your academy. 

The second stage of implementation requires us to profile up to 4 more academy players, after which 135’s services are available to all. 

Through this process, we are able to demonstrate the value of what we do and how we do it, and how it can be implemented across your academy program. 

Lastly, we are committed to long term relationships with our partner academies. All our partners can expect a visit from our Director and co-found, Nick Scott, during the first year after implementation.

Each academy/coach is different, so 135’s pricing is highly tailored. In the majority of cases, academies and coaches do not pay for 135’s services and technology. Contact us view the chat button below and we’ll organise a time and day to explain our services to you. 

Message from our Director - Nicholas Scott

At 135, we understand that every tennis player has their own strengths, weaknesses and playing style. Our experience working with developing players and their coaches has taught us not to complicate the analytics or the analysis, and that our job is a process, rather than a one-off report. It’s why Tennis Canada has engaged us to profile and assist in the development of their junior players.

Using the 135 Framework as a base for understanding, backed up by cutting edge technology, our approach is to work with a player through their coach in 3 primary ways:

  • Profiling a player’s game.
  • Benchmarking their playing strategy and skills against other players of similar age and at a similar stage.
  • Measuring performance and improvement over time.

We only work with players through their coach/academy, becoming your partner in driving matchplay development, using  analytics, analysis, video plus group and 1-on-1 consulting.

We look forward to working with you!

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135 Framework

What is the 135 Framework?

135 is simply the first 3 shots played by the server in a rally. Rally length data is vital to measuring player performance, but it’s only valuable if you’re measuring shot sequence.

Traditional rally length data is broken down by ranges like 0-4, which doesn’t provide any context to the individual player, just that it was short, medium or long.

Instead of using traditional rally length data, we use 135 (server’s profile), 246 (returner’s profile), and 7+ (long rally profile). 

Examples of 1s, 3s and 5s. The foundation of the 135 framework

135 EDUCATION

135’s co-director, co-founder and developer of the 135 Framework, Nicholas Scott, consults and presents in person and online. 

Nick’s presentations are highly informative, entertaining and engaging. Nick presents to:

  • National associations and federations.
  • Schools, Colleges and Academies
  • Parents and players.

Presentations are always provided as part of any agreement we have with 135 clients.

135 Technology

135 has developed, and owns, all its technology. The 135 App, 135 Analyzer and 135 Cam have all been developed in-house. This results in two advantages:

  1. Our tech has been built for tennis, not adapted from third party software to use in tennis.
  2. We are much better able to customize systems to suit players and teams and what each is trying to achieve.

135 App

The 135 App can be used on both iOS and Android devices. It is the only app for recording tennis analytics that allows users to record and measure rally length according to the 135 Framework. 

The 135 App provides you with a snapshot of analytics from a particular match. As well as 135 data, it will display momentum, traditional analytics and allows 12 custom analytics, all of which are displayed in a match report sent directly from the app. View match analytics during, or seconds after, a match.

135 Analyzer

The 135 Analyzer is web-based software that works with the 135 App to display results over time. It also allows players and coaches to display a group of match results by any number of filters.

The 135 Analyzer is also where tagged match video can be viewed, either by individual match or a group of matches. 

 

135 Cam

For locations without cameras, the 135 Cam has been developed specifically for tennis and to complement the 135 App and 135 Analyzer.  It comes with its own portable mount and external battery for extended use. 

135 Cam is designed to be plugged into a computer after play for easy upload to the 135 Analyzer

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

135 has recently partnered with specialists in the field of sports AI. Before the end of 2023, 135’s users will be able to upload video to the 135 Analyzer without the need to record the analytics of the match using the 135 App. Even error differentiation! Our AI does not make the 135 App redundant, however, as it can still be used when there is no footage of a particular match.

Stay tuned for updates. 

135 Team

Nicholas Scott

Off-court and Online Education Programs

Nick is a co-founder of 135 Tennis Analytics and the 135 Framework. Nick has worked with top 100 ATP and WTA players, college players and juniors of all levels as a coach and analyst, all using the 135 Framework to measure and develop player performance.

Aaron Robertson-Hodder

Software & systems development

Aaron is a co-founder of 135 Tennis Analytics and the director of all 135's software development. Aaron is also responsible for software customization requirements for all 135's clients.

Andrew Sun

On-court Education programs

Andrew and his coaching teams at Max Tennis and The Scots College, Sydney, have been using the 135 framework and technology since inception. Andrew is an expert in developing and teaching on-court programs for coaches and players in college and school teams, academies and at the national level.

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EDUCATION
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PROFILE

A 135 profile is established using metrics from the 135 Framework. It’s the way an individual plays tennis and requires at least 4 matches of data for each player

BENCHMARK

135 benchmarking is derived from our relationships with worldwide clients like Tennis Canada, and from tournaments like Tarbes and Orange Bowl

MEASURE

Profiling and benchmarking show where a player’s match play development is at a given time. Measuring player improvement should be an ongoing process

Working with Academies

The bullet points of what we do:

  • Always work with players through their coach.
  • Work with academies through group education, both in person and on video calls.
  • Work with individual players, profiling and benchmarking their games.
  • Provide technology that backs up the 135 Framework and allows players and coaches to measure progress over time.

 

135 TECHNOLOGY

135 is a service, NOT a stand-alone tech product that we leave to tennis players and coaches to figure out for themselves. Our technology is state-of-the-art. That’s why it’s used by organizations such as Tennis Canada and many others to develop junior players, but it’s not about technology alone. 

135 ANALYZER

  • Profile of each player
  • Benchmark against other players
  • Measure progress over time
  • Video filtering using 135 metrics
  • Match and training metrics & comparisons

135 APP

  • Record analytics live or from video
  • One touch upload to 135 Analyzer
  • Send match reports to coach/parent
  • Record matches and training sessions

135 CAMERA

  • Seamless transfer to the 135 Analyzer
  • Complete with own mounting system
  • External battery for longer recording
  • You can use your own with our systems too.

135 A.I.

  • Coming in September, 2023
  • Does not replace the Analyst or the Coach
  • Matches the 135 Framework

WORKING WITH PLAYERS THROUGH THEIR COACH

Player improvement is a process, whether it’s technical or tactical. 135’s analytics and analysis of each player is designed to make the coach’s job easier, not harder, while giving the player specific strategic and tactical goals based on evidence, not guesses.

A normal process with a player and their coach (parents are welcome to be involved) starts with a 4  match profile, which is delivered through a 45 minute consult, PDF report plus access to all 135’s systems to filter results.

A review of progress should take place every 3 to months with further 2 match reviews and consults.

Through this process, we educate player and coach such that, in time, our consults become less necessary as they can be conducted by the player’s coach or a dedicated academy analyst using 135’s systems.

Each academy is different, so 135’s pricing is highly tailored. In the majority of cases, academies do not pay for 135’s services and technology. To find out more, please contact us through any of the methods on the bottom right of this page. We’ll send an initial proposal to you which will outline how our services work and how they can be implemented into your program.

Message from our Director - Nicholas Scott

At 135, we understand that every tennis player has their own strengths, weaknesses and playing style. Our experience working with professional and college players has taught us not to complicate the analytics or the analysis, particularly during the season where key information is paramount. Working with 135 means that we become the Analysts for your team, working through coaches to help individuals win more matches. 

Using the 135 Framework as a base for understanding, backed up by cutting edge technology, our approach is to work with a player through their coach, profiling each player using 135 metrics:

  • 1-3-5: the serve profile using the first 3 shots played by the server in a rally.
  • 2-4-6: the return profile using the first 3 shots played by the returner in a rally
  • 7+: all rallies that go 7 shots or more, by which time the server’s advantage is generally over.

By profiling using 135, a player gains insight into the strategies and tactics that are winning matches, and the ones that might be letting them down when they lose matches. By the time a player reaches the Point Analysis screen of the 135 Analyzer, they’ll know precisely which filters to use and which points to watch.

We look forward to working with you.

WHAT IS 135?

PROFILE

A 135 profile is established using metrics from the 135 Framework. It’s the way an individual plays tennis and requires at least 4 matches of data for each player

PRACTICE

Practice those tactical areas that require work, all illustrated through the profile. 135 also provides players and coaches with specific drills to improve those areas

MEASURE

Measure performance each week during the season, working on areas that require immediate attention, while working on more strategic areas in the post and pre season

135 TECHNOLOGY

135 is a service, NOT a stand-alone tech product that we leave to tennis players and coaches to figure out for themselves. Our technology is state-of-the-art. That’s why it’s used by organizations such as Tennis Canada and many others to develop and educate players, but it’s not about technology alone. 

CONTACT

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135 DIRECTORS

Nicholas Scott

DIRECTOR, COACH & ANALYST

Nick is a co-founder of 135 Tennis Analytics and the 135 Framework. Nick has worked with top 100 ATP and WTA players, college players and juniors of all levels as a coach, analyst and consultant, all using the 135 Framework to measure and develop player performance.

Aaron Robertson-Hodder

DIRECTOR - software & systems

Aaron is a co-founder of 135 Tennis Analytics and the director of all 135's software development. Aaron is also responsible for software customization requirements for all 135's clients.

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