Novak Djokovic, Billie Jean King Among World-Class Investors In PlaySight

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Tennis Legends Novak Djokovic and Billie Jean King join World-Class Investors including Bill Ackman, Mark Ein and Others to Support the Growth of Fast-Growing and Affordable Tracking Technology. The new capital will fund a global roll-out of PlaySight’s SmartCourt technology for recreational and elite tennis, as well as research and development on applications in other popular sports beyond tennis

“PlaySight has the potential to revolutionize the game of tennis as well as other sports through bringing the same sophisticated analytics available at the highest levels sports at a price point that makes it accessible to clubs and players of all levels around the globe,” said Mark Ein, CEO of growth investment holding company Venturehouse Group. “Through this ‘video-gamification’ of sports, PlaySight will make the game more fun and appealing to new and casual players while providing an incredibly valuable training tool for the more frequent player.”

The investor group announced today includes:

  • Bill Ackman: Founder of Pershing Capital Management LLC
  • Novak Djokovic: Six-time Grand Slam champion including US Open, Wimbledon, and Australian Open four times. Held world #1 ranking for 101 weeks and is currently #2
  • Billie Jean King: Presidential Medal of Freedom Winner, International Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee and winner of 39 Grand Slam titles
  • Mark Ein: Founder/early investor in five companies that have reached billion dollar valuations; founder/owner of the four-time WTT defending champion Washington Kastles and Board member the International Tennis Hall of Fame
  • Dr. James Loehr: Co-founder of the Human Performance Institute and performance coach to Jim Courier and Monica Seles
  • Ray Benton: Former PROSERV president and current CEO of the Tennis Center at College Park (Md.)
  • Gordon A. Uehling III: Former ATP ranked tennis player, coach and founder of CourtSense – the first “SmartClub” in the world which all his courts are equipped with “SmartCourts”
  • James Kern: Veteran Wall Street Executive with over two decades of Capital Markets expertise. James will be joining PlaySight’s Board of Directors
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