Hey Tennis Friends!
Ever wonder how they create the computer simulation for the “Hawk-Eye” replay challenge system? One of the elements is the camera.
There are eight of them strategically positioned around the court. Through powerful computers and software, they are able to triangulate the ball’s position as it moves quickly around the court. Next time you come out to an event that uses the challenge system, look for something that looks like the photo above, then try to find all the other seven.
There is usually a lot of people standing in front of the draw board, but, for a brief moment in time between matches, I was able to capture a photo between passersby. It’s quarterfinal day today, so most of the grid is filled up.
Sometimes, you can even get your shot on national TV:
I’ll see you next time, with more tennis, . . . outside the lines!
- Marcus Tennis