Another great feature about IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis programthat sets them apart from the rest is the on court technology that they use. Throughout the summer season, each summer camper is given a video analysis of their technique and strokes. But this just isn't any home movie. IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis program coaches, Tony Eisiliones and Ches Gibson, use state of the art technology called Dartfish.
What Dartfish does is very unique. Students take video of their serve, forehand, and backhand and the footage is thenentered through the Dartfish program. Tony thenselects particular shots and places them side by side to videos of professional players. He then shows and compares the student's stroke to the professional stroke with slow-mo features and arrows pointing out different stances and direction. The footage is then sent to Ches in the office, who works on finalizing the analysis into different stepsand includes notes for the student to reflect back on for assistance. Once the video is complete itisupload on Dartfish's website and each student is given their own user name and password to watch their video whenever they would like and have the option to download it as well.
Some may think that all videos are analyzed the same way, wrong. Each camper is addressed differently, givenalternative instruction, and compared tovarious professional players depending on their technique and game. But summer campers are only given a sample of what academy program students have. During the school year, an academy program student can have any shot or technique analyzed whenever they like or whenever their coachreccomends it.
The Dartfish videos are perfect for summer campers. It enables them to take a little bit of IMG back homewith them so they can continue training and working hard on achieving that perfect technique.