From our vision of connecting the next generation of athletes to our global footprint of over 600 SmartCourts to partnerships with top NBA teams, NCAA programs, and federations, clubs and academies across the world, our focus on innovation is constant.
And today, Fast Company recognized us as one of the Most Innovative Companies for 2017.
Hitting newsstands in the March 2017 issue on February 21, Most Innovative Companies is one of Fast Company’s most anticipated issues of the year. To produce the 2017 list, Fast Company reporters surveyed thousands of enterprises across the globe to identify the most notable innovations of the year and trace the impact of those innovations on business, industry and sports culture. In this issue, PlaySight joins a prestigious list of leading innovative companies in sports this year including Twitter, ESPN, Wasserman and The Players’ Tribune.
“Innovation has always been at the core of our company, and we are proud and honored to be included in the Most Innovative Companies list. Working with incredible customers like the Golden State Warriors, University of North Carolina, Wimbledon and the United States Tennis Association – some of the most forward thinking organizations in sports – has pushed us to continue to innovate, as we see our technology in use by amateur and professional teams and athletes,” said PlaySight CEO Chen Shachar. “It has been amazing to see our vision of ‘Connecting the Next Generation of Athletes’ come to life over the past few years, and we are even more excited about the future.”
PlaySight’s vision is something that has been embraced throughout the tennis world. From its investor and partner team, including Novak Djokovic, Billie Jean King, Pete Sampras, Chris Evert, Tommy Haas, Ana Ivanovic, Darren Cahill, and Paul Annacone, to its partnerships with the USTA at their new National Campus, other top federations, and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, SmartCourt technology is driving participation and engagement across all levels of the sport.
“It has been inspiring to see the impact that the technology has had on the sport of tennis, and now basketball and other sports, as our product evolves to meet new needs,” said PlaySight USA GM Yuval Bar Yosef. “We’re giving facilities, coaches, players and families access to cutting-edge sports technology that was previously inaccessible. We believe that our cloud-based platform is unique and has something to offer all athletes – from NBA players to rising college stars, adults and juniors.”
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