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Changes to the ITF Rules of Tennis concerning Player Analysis Technology (β€˜PAT’)

Tennis will introduce new rules to deal with ‘smart’ equipment that allows information about players’ performances to be recorded and viewed in real time. This is known as ‘Player Analysis Technology’ (or ‘PAT’ for short) and is defined as any equipment that collects, stores, transmits, analyses or communicates information on player performance, and includes items that a player wears (such as heart-rate monitors) or carries onto court (the racket), as well as devices located around the court (player tracking systems).

SGI, PHIT America Announce 'Get America Moving Challenge'

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Red, Orange, Green Tennis Ball Shipments Grow 22% in Q3

Although consumer confidence struggled in the third quarter (and on the heels of the government shutdown), the wholesale tennis equipment market did have a bright spot, as shipments of Red, Orange and Green (ROG) tennis balls showed significant growth versus a year earlier. Manufacturer wholesale shipments of ROG balls into various distribution channels for the consumer market were up a combined 21.8% over Q3 of 2012.

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