Jack Broudy, a tennis coach, instructor, speaker, author and inventor, is using mathematics to change the game of tennis.
His teaching methodology, called the Infinity Tennis System, is based on geometric formulas that he says explains the forms of some of the best players in the game.
"We've decoded the mathematics behind this secret non-linear game," says Broudy on his website School of Tennis. "Everything you thought you knew about the game of tennis is about to change... forever."
Are these big words or can he back up his claims? Is the time right for a tennis teaching revolution in America?
The fundamental difference between the Infinity Tennis System and conventional teaching methods is the premise that a more efficient movement during a stroke will lead to more efficient and more effortless shots, allowing the player to turn minor changes into powerful effects on court.
"Other tennis methods often look like random tips and drills, sometimes organized, sometimes not," Broudy says. "We transform players, we don't just improve them. Our players continuously improve and never plateau."
Non-Linear Tennis Methodology
As part of the Infinity Tennis System, non-linear tennis is a methodology based on the science of infinity, a "hybrid of projective geometry and spatial dynamics."
Projective geometry is an elementary non-metrical form of geometry, meaning that it's not based on a concept of distance, but includes points at infinity in its geometric transformation. Adding the character of space enables the comparison of the technique with a non-linear beginning and ending in the "cracking of a whip" type effect that is supposed to produce infinitive speed.
This methodology allows us to understand the relationship and connection between our hips, shoulders and arms and how it all ripples out to the racquet head precisely at the optimal contact point, Broudy says on his website.