New Site Dedicated to Pro Tennis to Focus on Analytics

Over the past few weeks I have been working on a new website, www.thestringtheory.net, dedicated to professional tennis analytics.

The site will primarily focus on the lower ITF Circuits to begin with. I have started collecting data and posted a brief article highlighting the first half of the 2015 season.

The website also boasts a Twitter account, @th3str1ngth30ry, which for the time being mostly tweets from a bot I built. The bot ‘visits’ the ITF live scoreboard every 24 minutes, sees if any matches are done and tweets out any results. It was quite a cool little project since they try to hide their data inside Flash, but with a little help, I managed to get it figured out. The program is not 100% stable, as the Java-based driver it uses seems to have some issues every once in awhile.

I hope to write more about the site, the bot and the analytics soon.