About Lavie Sak

Growing up, my parents couldn't afford tennis lessons for me; regardless I found myself an old racket and a wall. I fell in love with the game. I looked for new ways to improve and new things to learn. The more information I had, the better. The more personalized the information, the better. From that experience, I saw the importance of accessibility in tennis. It's one of the key drivers for Shot Stats. I want to see tennis, a game we love, reach everyone. As a certified coach, I want to empower both the player and coach with meaningful data. I was never good enough to have an impact playing the game, but I truly believe I can through innovating it. Background - Certified Teaching Pro - B.S. in Computer and Electrical Engineering – University of Virginia - Master’s in Design, HD – University of Sydney - Ex-Accenture

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Tennis Technology – The Evolution of Tennis

It seems tennis has often times had the reputation of being stubborn in its adaptation of innovation and technology. I imagine this general feel is mainly driven by the game’s deep seeded traditions. Being a player, coach, and general lover of the game and a tech enthusiast I was naturally curious. So I dug. I’d like to define what I …

Anger Management in Tennis – An Interview with Steve Laurent

Steve Laurent Interview Summary Steve is a board certified psychologist, specializing in sports psychology. He owns his own practice and has been practicing for 7 years. He, himself, is an avid, high-level tennis player. He has also published a book on anger management. The motives for choosing Steve, as an interviewee, were to mainly to understand the depth of player …

Tennis 10’s Program – An Interview with Wayne Miller

Wayne Miller Interview Summary Wayne has been an elite level Tennis Australia certified coach for over 30 years. His main focus resides in the development of younger players and providing them with grounding for future elite progression. He is a highly reputable coach, helping to develop professional level tennis players. The motives for choosing Wayne, as an interviewee, were to …