About us

SportsImproVR brings Virtual Reality to your training facility. Whether it is a tennis court, baseball diamond or other location, Virtual Reality is the perfect extension to your regular training.

With Virtual Reality you can improve technique, work on tactics and observation and prepare mentally for your games. Even strength and agility drills can be done with Virtual Reality, and they can be made fun by doing them in a playful way in a inspiring environment. To train with Virtual Reality you don't need a playing field, good weather or a coach or teammate to help you; players can practice by themselves whenever they want. Since everything is controlled by computers, all actions are measurable, giving athletes and coaches insight in results and progress. Virtual Reality also brings possibilities that defy the laws of real world physics. Suspending a ball in midair? No problem in VR! It also allows you to do a drill over and over again in exactly the same conditions, whereas in the real world a ball thrown or hit at you will always vary in speed, height, spin, etc.

This makes Virtual Reality training an effective, fun, low­level and inspiring way to train. For any target group, from kids that are just starting with a sport to top athletes that are looking for those small refinements to beat the competition.

Baseball

Baseball and Softball are a game of inches, that makes having the right technique and the right timing crucial. It is also a mental game, focus and concentration are key to winning a game. SportsImproVR Baseball/Softball helps you improve on all these parts, whether it is the technique of hitting a ball thrown at you, the agility to reach a ball and field it correctly or focusing on your target as a pitcher. In the package you'll find drills covering the following important aspects of a baseball or softball game
Physical
Strength and agility, but also endurance and speed.

Pitching
Drills for improving your pitching mechanics, giving you real­time feedback and reference points. But also drills for the mental aspect of pitching, such as concentration and handling disappointment and frustration.

Catching
Drills for improving your catching mechanics and for knowing what to expect from a pitcher when asking for a certain pitch in order to be able to help the pitcher if needed.

Fielding
Drills that cover the basic technique of fielding, but also awareness of what is happening on the field.

Hitting
Recognizing the various pitches and locations and improve your hitting technique and timing.

Tennis

SportsImproVR makes it possible to improve your tennis with Virtual Reality. We make in a Virtual Reality environment exercises for tennis players and tenniscoaches. Due to the unlimited possibilities of virtual reality we create exercises for the five building blocks that form the basis of the game play (technology ­ physical ­ tactics ­ mental ­ emotion).

Technique
The database for technical exercises is now spreading rapidly leaving shortly exercises for almost all tennis techniques at all levels (single shots, hand feeds and drills)..

Physical
The physical part has great footwork and speed training. Currently, we are in these exercises, the feedback to the program in accordance with the principle realtime tennis.

Strategy
Simulating game situations is one of the strengths of Virtual Reality. Tactical principles are translated by programmers powerful simulations to be solved by players. Every detail of the game is now controllable and check. The feedback the player on screen instantly provides the perfect learning environment.

Mental and Emotional
Match­exercises for mental and emotional skills are per person specially programmed to make these specific acts own.




Getting started

SportsImproVR PC software and app
 
This is the core of the SportsImproVR package. This contains the drills for your sport. We will continue to upgrade the software to include new drills, new levels and new sports. SportsImproVR is currently available for tennis and baseball/softball. Other sports are coming soon.
Motion Tracker

The current version is built for Microsoft's Xbox One Kinect. We are working on a version for the HTC Vive and will continue to include other trackers as well.
VR glasses

The current version is built for Samsung Gear VR. We are working on a version for the HTC Vive.
PC or laptop

You need a computer that meets the system requirements for Microsoft's Kinect (click here to find those requirements). 

And for a future HTC Vive version the system needs to meet HTC's requirements (see this page).

Get in touch

Contact information

SportsImproVR
Han Hakkens 
K.v.K.         65330633