THE BENEFITS
OF VIDEO ANALYSIS

FOR YOUR TENNIS

So. Why video analysis? How's this different from a regular tennis lesson?  For one, have you ever heard of "The Picture Superiority Effect"?  Let's get NERDY.  But first....

WHY YOU WANT VIDEO ANALYSIS

THE NERDY STUFF BELOW.  It's science.  The way the brain registers and recalls images - and in this case, many moving images - has been proven over and over.  You will understand and grasp what needs to change about your tennis differently and better than you ever have before.  Read about "The Picture Superiority Effect" at the bottom!

MIMICKING.  I learned as an Education and Communications major in college that people absorb information in 3 major ways, especially with sports technique: they can be TOLD what to do, physically MOVED into proper form, or VISUALLY SHOWN how to  do it.  Video analysis uses the visual method.  And Winning Form shows you the proper form executed by the pro in addition to your swing.  Take it from me, a tennis professional who taught himself how to properly play tennis by mimicking photos and videos of people doing it correctly, that mimicking the correct form you see - and seeing the incorrect form you do - is  a revelation.

INJURY PREVENTION.  Let's face it, "tennis elbow" and sore shoulders and wrist pain is all too common on the tennis court.  Most of the time, this is due to poor technique when you hit a tennis ball.  You know what the cure for tennis elbow is, right?  Rest, then stop doing what is causing it.  So if you don't figure out what your arm (or grip or hand or swing motion) is doing wrong, you won't be playing tennis long, at least not without a lot of pain.  Winning Form's Video Analysis will show you - literally - what's right.  And what's wrong.

YOU KEEP THE LESSON.  Be honest, after you take a tennis lesson, do you really remember everything the pro said and tried to teach you?   Can you remember all those tips?  When you have a video analysis done with Winning Form, you GET the video - to stream online or download to your phone - to watch whenever you want and need to!  

120 FRAMES PER SECOND.  "I'm changing my grip during my swing?" "I'm foot-faulting every time I serve?"  As a teaching professional, I hear those questions often. And the student - and sometimes I - don't realize it until we see it on video.  The 120 frames/second used for Stroke Analysis and the slow-motion used for Match Play Analysis reveals things that the average human eye couldn't possibly detect.  Video Analysis becomes an X-RAY of your swing and playing. Truth - and success - are in the details.

"WOW, I ACTUALLY LOOK REALLY GOOD!"  Video doesn't reveal only the bad stuff.  You're going to see what you're doing RIGHT, too.  And seeing yourself lookin' like the pros...it does wonders for your confidence.  I've seen it.  I've seen players walk away from me and my ipad after having analysis done with a smile on their face, pep in their step, more motivated than ever.  And enjoying the game more.

IT'S DIFFERENT. AND FUN!  I'm shocked at how many times students - both juniors and adults - tell me they've never seen themselves swing a racket on video before.  What a loss for them and their development.  Having yourself recorded on the court, reviewing it with the pro, and seeing the visual telestrator markings is not like any tennis lesson you've ever had before.  It's better.

EASILY TRACK YOUR PROGRESS.  With video analysis, knowing if you're getting any better is easy!  Because you can always do it again - days, weeks, or months later.  The video you get from Winning Form is a time capsule: it accurately depicts your swing, or your game, as it is, THEN.  After you rewatch it and make corrections in your lessons, practices and match play, you can use Winning Form again to see if you've changed your habits and technique.  Spotting the differences between your "old" swing and "now" swing is easy, and revealing!  You won't have to wonder if you're getting any better.  You have the video.  And pictures don't lie.

THE "PICTURE SUPERIORITY EFFECT"

Are you aware of the Picture Superiority Effect?  Psychologists confirm that pictures are more immediately recognized, and more quickly recalled, than either the spoken or written word.  

 

When we read a text, or listen to an audio version of it, we are likely to remember only 10 percent of the information 3 days later. However, we are more likely to remember information for a longer period of time if the text (or audio version of it) is presented with suitable images. In fact, if information is presented to us as text combined with relevant images, we are likely to remember 65 percent of the information 3 days later!

In fact, Scientists believe that the brain is able to process images approximately 60,000 times more quickly than it processes a similar amount of written information!

So, yes, a picture is indeed worth a thousand words.  So now imagine what seeing hundreds or even thousands of (moving) pictures is worth.  Well now we're talkin' about REAL comprehension and memory that will lead to change, and improvement.