SkyMount is an innovative new coaching tool that will revolutionise the way in which we use video to enhance tennis performance. SkyMount is the only product currently on the market that will enable you to suspend your digital video device safely and securely from the back fencing surround of a tennis court, without the need for ladders, fixtures, or fittings. This represents a unique, exciting, and inexpensive opportunity to capture aerial footage of the whole court and the whole game- just as if you were watching it on TV!
SkyMount, when combined with a digital video camera/wide-angle lens setup, enables the capture of aerial footage of both players and the whole court providing limitless opportunity to analyse strategy, obtain statistics, observe psychological behaviour, study movement, and develop shot production in a competitive context. Safe, secure, and durable, SkyMount is perfectly portable. It comes with its own carry-bag and will collapse in seconds making it a must-have piece of kit for your tennis bag.
The applications of SkyMount are endless, from the forward-thinking tennis coach who can now review all facets of game performance whilst sitting alongside their client, to the parent of a young tennis player who can use SkyMount to obtain footage that will provide invaluable feedback to the coach of their child at a time when they have been unable to attend an important competitive event.
And the applications are not limited to performance enhancement. Use SkyMount to professionalise your coaching business. SkyMount represents a unique selling point for any coaching camp or clinic and an opportunity for competition organisers to sell full-length DVDs of matches played to the players, parents, and teaching professionals.
SkyMount is available to purchase now.
Martyn is an LTA PCA coach based in Loughborough, England. Specialising in Wheelchair Tennis, Martyn is a member of the International Wheelchair Tennis Coaches Commission and has been GB Men’s National Wheelchair Tennis Coach since 2000, coaching teams at 8 World Championships and 3 Paralympic Games. He has presented on Wheelchair Tennis at the 2008 International Wheelchair Tennis Coaches Workshop, 2008 European Coaches Symposium and will be presenting at the 2009 Worldwide Coaches Conference.
Mark has a BSc Sports Science and Physical Education from Loughborough University. He is an LTA Master Performance Coach and Director of MyTennis Limited. Mark manages two LTA High Performance Centres in the UK coaching international junior and senior players.