Gerg094's Review of Protracker TennisReviewed on 11/3/19 1:12 PM
This is a great app. I find it tough to track the rally length and the location of the serve return. Since the serve return tracker can be turned off, problem solved. In the update the option for the coman tie-breaker needs to be added. Other than this a great app, the stats break downs are very helpful to look at with my players.
GETJr's Review of Protracker TennisReviewed on 11/3/19 1:12 PM
This is the most expensive App I have ever bought, but it is also the most valuable...by far. If you have a child that is serious about tennis, you are probably spending thousands of dollars on equipment, private lessons, academies, court time, travel, etc. I recommend you seriously consider purchasing this App as it is the best return on a $49 investment in tennis development I have ever made....hands down!!! ProTracker is the best app I have found for tracking tennis matches for my son who is moving up the USTA Standings in the Eastern Section. It enables HIM to objectively and accurately view his strengths and areas for improvement immediately following matches without me needing to say a word...Priceless !!! Additionally, it allows us to share detailed information with his coaches to facilitate more effective practices. The reporting capabilities are astounding and have been extremely valuable in his development, coaching, and match planning. The interface is simple and elegant, allowing you to watch the match while tracking important statistics with ease in real time. I watch most of his matches and this gives me a way to stay constructively engaged in his development in a very healthy way. I recommend you try using the app while watching a tennis match on TV/Internet at home, just to get a feel for how it works. You will become proficient very quickly (5-15 minutes). After a very quick setup (names, descriptive info on tournament, first server and side) you have four inputs per point: 1) where the serve lands 2) where the return lands For the shot that ends the point 3) origin point / stroke type 4) landing spot The designer/developer had built a very effective interface that makes this process quick. There are many features built in to ease the tracking and even allow you to quickly add points and/or games if you happen to get distracted or take a break. Just by tracking those four events, you end up with a very rich data set. The App has amazing reporting capabilities enabling you to visually review shot tendencies; serving and returning placement; and winner/error ratios and locations for specific strokes. Recent version updates have included excellent advances in this already robust reporting capability that allow you to really hone in on key factors like performance on break points when up or down and many more.
me not surewest's Review of Protracker TennisReviewed on 11/3/19 1:12 PM
I originally purchased this software over 8 years ago for a Windows mobile device (this company has been around for a while). It Is the best software by far for serious stats on tennis matches to help you spot areas to improve. I just repurchased it for the iPhone/iPad platform. They care about their product, respond to emails quickly and will be in business two years from now. I have no connection with the company, but appreciate the service and product improvements through the years.
10S Mom's Review of Protracker TennisReviewed on 11/3/19 1:12 PM
There is a learning curve in the beginning. It is intuitive and easy once you get the hang of it. You touch where the racquet was, what kind of shot, where it landed, and what shot outcome was like winner, forced error, etc. Worth the $50!! it is an amazing program. You get faster with practice and you need to stay with it to get proficient. Then you just need a good viewing seat to the match. Extremely helpful to players, parents, and coaches. Love the stats and scatter diagrams!
JukiDog's Review of Protracker TennisReviewed on 11/3/19 1:12 PM
Only mobile app I found that allows you to record location of shots. Works well and gets the job done. Expensive compared to other apps, but it only amounts to the cost of a single tennis lesson, which seems fair given the value of the data this app can gather. A few minor quips. Could improve on workflow when matches get screwed up (e.g. Serving from wrong side of court after sets, scoring mistakes). Feel like I am fighting with the app once things go awry with the match and usually give up once this happens. Can't seem to edit match data once it is started (e.g. Player names, tournament info, court surface). Comments display strangely in momentum chart. Hard to read them once a few are entered. Graphics in app could be improved.
Tennismonster's Review of Protracker TennisReviewed on 11/3/19 1:12 PM
I've been using Protracker on other platforms for years and I couldn't wait till it made it to the iPhone. I've tried the other apps and they are either too difficult to use or lacks features. Protracker is the most logical and easy to use match charting app. It included a terrific reporting tool that runs on a pc. It does cost extra but if you are serious about match charting, it is worth every penny.
Andy Wild, Carmel, IN's Review of Protracker TennisReviewed on 11/3/19 1:12 PM
I have been charting tennis matches for years and can honestly say this is the best product I've ever seen (and used) for charting matches. It is perfect for tennis parents because it takes the subjectivity (and much of the stress) out of watching your child play. It can be easily emailed to their coach immediately afterward for analysis. Once you gather enough data, it is great to access opponents' strengths and weaknesses for future reference. Coaches would bebefit as well because they can analyze a student's performance without necessarily having to be at every one of their student's matches. Finally, the players themselves benefit because they can see (in black & white) their performance without all the drama/emotion. I've used the windows mobile version of this product for the past few years and it was a hassle having a separate piece of hardware to run this software. Now it is not only easier to use (touch screen vs stylus pen), but more importantly, it is only fifty bucks! That's cheaper than a one hour tennis lesson and the benefits are far greater. There are cheaper apps out there, but you'll be much much happier with this one. Try the lite version...it's a free demo.
TENNISWISDOM's Review of Protracker TennisReviewed on 11/3/19 1:12 PM
Anyone who is serious about their game looks for this type of info... This is the best app I had found that works and gives me my data.
Doug Pielet's Review of Protracker TennisReviewed on 11/3/19 1:12 PM
Great product! Easy to use and my students are able to visually see their errors and key shots!
Mike___P's Review of Protracker TennisReviewed on 11/3/19 1:12 PM
Very impressed with this iPad/iPhone app and its "sister" PC app (which I think you'll need if you want a serious reporting/distribution capability). Yes, the two apps are pricey, but they have been obviously carefully thought through and everyone is amazed at how much quality data (and analysis) I can accumulate in a given match. And since most of the matches I'm covering are doubles, this pretty much eliminates the competition. Again, this program overcomes most of the complexity of catching all the important elements of a doubles match and attributing appropriate characteristics to teams and individuals as appropriate - again, very well thought out. Although fairly intuitive, this app will require a little bit of a learning curve, and some practice to keep up with the play and gather accurate data, but it gives you as much help as it can. After a little time practicing on, say, some televised matches, and then a few practice "live" matches to get the flow, you'll be busy but you can collect the data fairly comfortably. Finally, Eric (the developer) is very responsive and very helpful in answering questions. He will clearly not leave you high and dry if you're having a problem or needing a question answered. Kudo's!