A couple holds hands
Black & White 365 – 19/365

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Entry number 19 in the 365 Black & White Challenge is a photograph from a recent wedding.

I’m looking forward to going to the tennis tonight if not just for the chance to get some new photos for the challenge!

One of my favourite things about the Australian Open is the sheer amount of data they capture as it happens. During the matches on every single match court (a couple are exclusively used for player practice) every single stroke played by every single player is recorded. 

In fact, off the top of my head, for every single stroke, the following data is being recorded:

  1. The player
  2. Stroke type (serve/forehand/backhand/lob/dropshot etc.)
  3. Court location when struck
  4. Opposing court location (forehand/backhand)
  5. Speed of stroke
  6. Did the ball bounce before reaching the opponent and if so where?
  7. The outcome of the stroke (Play continues/Play Stops)
  8. Shot number in rally
  9. Distance travelled since the last stroke
  10. Commentary for the website match reports

And many other points of data I’m sure. Not to mention the data collected for each point/game/set and match. 

Here is an example of the last game in the Liam Broady vs Nick Kyrgios match from last night. This was all recorded and published to the world in near real-time. Click the image to enlarge it.

Example of Australian Open Data Capture

Seriously, the data geek in me just shivers with excitement over this.

Have a great day and I’ll see you in the next post.




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Photo Information: 
Nikon D850
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) @ 200 mm
1/2000 | f/2.8 | ISO 640
Saturday November 6, 2021 @ 15:13
Woodend, Victoria, Australia
B&W 365 - 19/365

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