South Florida Tennis Teams become the first in the country to use Sense Arena’s innovative VR technology
Tampa, Fla (Feb. 14, 2023) – The University of South Florida men’s and women’s tennis programs have partnered up with Sense Arena, the Czech technology company announced. This is the company’s first ever NCAA tennis partnership.
Sense Arena will supplement USF’s tennis programs with innovative virtual reality technology aimed at enhancing the players training, specifically the mental aspects such as anticipation and decision-making.
The system will operate through the Meta Quest 2 headset and will include a racquet-like device to emulate real-life tennis.
“We couldn’t be more excited to begin our partnership with Sense Arena,” said USF women’s tennis head coach, Cristina Moros. “I can really see that this is a fantastic way for our players to work on visualization. It’s the perfect tool to use on recovery days when we want to exercise our mind and train our brain, really focusing on the mental aspects of tennis.”
While this is Sense Arena’s first tennis partnership, the company has been supplementing college hockey programs with their product since 2018. As it currently stands, 10 NCAA Division I hockey schools are using the company’s ice hockey technology.
Since expanding into tennis in November 2022, many notable players have begun using Sense Arena’s technology including International Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova, ATP pros Gonzalo Escobar, Miomir Kecmanovic, Emil Ruusuvuori, and Jack Sock, and WTA pros Jennifer Brady, Marie Bouzkova, Brenda and Linda Fruhvirtova, Liudmila Samsonova, Daria Saville and Luisa Stefani.
“We are excited to partner with the USF men’s and women’s tennis programs to officially launch Sense Arena in the collegiate tennis space,” Sense Arena Vice President of Tennis Yannick Yoshizawa said. “We are thrilled to provide USF athletes with a new edge over their competition and look forward to helping them maximize their performance.”
About Women’s Tennis
Be sure to follow USF women’s tennis on social media (Twitter / Facebook / Instagram) and visit GoUSFBulls.com for the most up-to-date information. Head coach Cristina Moros is in her eighth year at the helm, as she led the program to an American Athletic Conference Championship in 2017.
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