John Yandell, ATRP Research Director
John Yandell is
a nationally known tennis author, researcher, writer, video producer
and coach. He has worked with players including John McEnroe
and Gabriela Sabatini. He is the author of Visual Tennis and
has produced a series of critically acclaimed instructional videos.
worked with USTA Sports Science and USTA Player Development applying
the project results in player and coaching education and speaks
regularly at national coaching symposiums. The John Yandell Tennis
School is located in San Francisco, California.
Nasif Iskander, ATRP Principal Scientist
Nasif Iskander has worked with Project Director
John Yandell since the inception of the project in defining areas of
research and the use of appropriate technologies. His original
software program made the digital analysis of the speed of the ball
in pro tennis possible for the first time.
Iskander teaches conceptual and advanced
physics at San Francisco University High School. He received
his B.A. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley,
and has done extensive graduate work and research at both University
of California at Berkeley and Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Robert Schleihauf, Ed.D, ATRP Principal Scientist
Robert Schleihauf is Professor of Kinesiology
at San Francisco State University, where he is also Director of the
Movement Analysis Laboratory. He is a leader in 3D analysis of
sports motion and the development of kinematic analysis software. He
has done pioneering 3D work in the analysis of flat, slice and
topspin serves, in conjunction with USTA Sports Science.
His previous work has included the 3D analysis of swimming
bio-mechanics that changed basic teaching methodology in competitive
swimming. Schleifhauf received his B.S, M.A. and Ed.D degrees
from Columbia University.