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Tech Startup Company Launches Match Tennis App


Match Tennis App is helping keep tennis tournaments alive throughout the United States through the creation of its Virtual Tournament Desk technology.

Match Tennis App is the provider of the leading tennis player tournament management application being used by tennis organizations throughout the country.

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Three of the largest USTA Sections have mandated tournaments to use the app. The new technology integrates with the USTA’s existing tournament management system to provide more effective social distancing protocols.

The goal was simple: Develop a technology solution that would facilitate a safer COVID-19 environment for tennis venues nationwide so the sport could once again host competitions for tennis players, especially those hoping for college scholarships.

CEO and former WTA world-ranked No. 33 player Lindsay Lee-Waters founded Match Tennis App with her husband Heath Waters and his brother Matt Waters. As the parents of a nationally top-ranked 14-and-under junior, the Waters want to enhance the quality of experience for players, parents, and tournament staff through innovative digital experiences.

“Running a tennis tournament technology company, we felt not only a responsibility, but rather a duty to take expedient action to help get the sport we love back going again. Playing and attending tennis tournaments for the last 30 years, I knew first-hand tournament desks were the primary bottlenecks where social gathering occurred at tennis event,” Lee-Waters said.

Virtual Tournament Desk technology:
 
  • Enables players to access match times and submit scores from the safety of their cars.
  • Announces important tournament information and updates.
  • Eliminates waiting in long lines at tournament desks.
  • Allows juniors to continue being recruited and pursue their dreams of college scholarships.
  • Reduces the workload of tournament staff and keeps their social distance from players.
Match Tennis App approached the various USTA Sections and presented the enhanced feature set in April as a technology solution to facilitate tennis tournaments resuming nationwide. 

Upwards of 50 tournaments each week are currently using the Match Tennis App’s VTD technology.

Tournament players enjoy the convenience of being able to check-in for their tournament and tennis matches just like they do for airlines and reservation systems offered at restaurants. Similar to a TV production team, tournament directors appreciate being able to run entire tournaments through Match Tennis App’s Virtual Tournament Desk from behind closed doors, allowing tournament staff to remain safe while keeping the tournament moving along and on schedule.

For more information, visit matchtennisapp.com or email Heath Waters at hwaters@matchtennisapp.com.

Photo credit: Mark Peterson/Corleve

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