Sports Tech: USA Table Tennis signs Indian Startup Stupa as an analytics partner

USA Table Tennis (“USATT”), the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis in America, has partnered with Stupa Sports Analytics (Stupa), an Indian Sports Tech start-up, to assist USA National team, including players and coaches, with an in-depth match and practice analysis, which will help each player identify trends and patterns of his/her game as well as of his/her own opponents. Stupa’s first-of-its-kind analytics product will help prioritize improvement areas and provide technical, physical & tactical feedback for each identified player to USATT enabling them to build customized training programs.

Speaking on the occasion, Virginia Sung, CEO, USATT, said, “We see great value and potential in bringing analytics tools for the benefit of our national team. Stupa’s tool is very effective and provides data driven insights to the players & coaches. Their upcoming Artificial intelligence model will certainly bring a change the way Table Tennis is coached, played and viewed”

Stupa, is a year old Start up in the area of analytics for Table Tennis. The core procedure involves capturing the data, to its minutest level, from matches or training, further processing and mining with relevant statistical and analytical information to provide interactive analysis backed up by sliced video clippings. All this feedback and analysis is accessible by the coaches and players on a mobile application. Further, Stupa is soon launching real-time match and practice analysis, ball trajectory identification, speed tracking and derivations of heat maps.

“USATT has a refreshing perspective and their foresightin trying to bring a transformative change through technology is commendable. We are honored to work closely with them,” said, Megha Gambhir, Co-founder & CEO, Stupa Sports Analytics. “Table tennis is a high-speed game, involving intense spin and rapid exchange of balls, therefore it’s complex to analyze. Our revolutionary product, a first of its kind in the world of Table Tennis, captures data from matches & trainings, extrapolates it, to provide analysis and inferences in an interactive manner. By deploying next-gen technology, Artificial Intelligence, we are targeting to provide real-time data and statistical analysis to players/ coaches providing them a new window to delve deeper into their game.”