Every week, Tennis Analytics dives deep into the data, bringing you a stat of the week to help you understand tennis better and become a little smarter.
June is serving month!
Every Wednesday this month, we’ll be releasing new data on the serve.
Stat of the Week: 61%
That’s the winning percentage of the server when she hits a 1st serve out wide in the deuce court.
It’s the highest win percentage of any location on the first serves.
|1st Serve Deuce||61%||56%||60%|
|1st Serve Ad||59%||55%||60%|
For the men, the highest win percentage is 68% for the T-serve in the deuce court and wide on the ad side.
|1st Serve Deuce||67%||60%||68%|
|1st Serve Ad||68%||60%||66%|
These are narrow margins, but it’s clear that hitting the corners, either wide or T, are the best options on the first serve.
Point of the Week
The best coaches, pro players, colleges, and high-performance academies all use serve data to improve their strategy.
See exactly how our clients improve their serve strategy for singles here.
Photo of the Week
Roger Federer’s one-handed backhand.
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