International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) have Collaborated with Indian Start up, Stupa Sports Analytics to provide Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled Real-time match and practice analytics solutions to leading players in all its 226 Member Associations (countries). An agreement to this effect was recently signed between ITTF and Stupa Analytics.
Polona Cehovin, HPD Director, International Table Tennis Federation, said, “At the ITTF High Performance & Development Department we are very pleased to continue our cooperation with Stupa Analytics. Even more so because we keep upgrading and expanding the portfolio of services that we are gradually introducing into our Programs.
“It started 2 years ago when we introduced performance analysis services into our ‘With the Future in Mind’ scholarship program, which we later on topped up with on-site training analysis for the Hopes Squad. In 2020, when the pandemic hit, we came up with the idea of online training lessons and collaborated with the Indian company, who were excited about taking this step, so stay tuned as the fourth season is in the making.
“Finally, we are especially excited about the new “kid on the block”, i.e. the packages for the Member Associations that are incorporated in the soon to be launched Participation Program, another addition to the ITTF Development Program. We live in a digital World therefore it doesn’t come as a surprise that Artificial Intelligence has made it to Table Tennis as well, and thanks to our cooperation with Stupa Analytics soon also to all the 226 ITTF members.,” Cehovin said.
Megha Gambhir, Founder-Chief Executive Officer, Stupa Sports Analytics, said, “We are excited about our collaboration with ITTF. Stupa’s analytics solutions perfectly complement HPD vision on embracing new innovation and technologies to strengthen global Table Tennis.
“Many World ranked players rely on Stupa Analytics to optimize their training, unearth new revelations, patterns and discover data driven insights.
“We are relentlessly working on re-imagining and re-designing the sport and extending our product in audience engagement via broadcasting & live streaming through graphics, real time stats, auto-replays, creative media, AR/VR, predictive analytics that will take the excitement of competitions to a whole new level,” Gambhir said.