The question of whether it is necessary replace FoxTenn by the traditional video replay in the padel is a subject of debate among fans and professionals of the sport. To shed more light on the situation, let's look at the advantages and disadvantages of both systems.

What is FoxTenn?

FoxTenn : FoxTenn is an electronic line system based on high frequency radar technology.

Benefits :

  1. Precision : FoxTenn claims to offer millimeter accuracy, which is superior to other systems.
  2. Real-time technology : Radar technology captures data in real time without the need for recalculation.
  3. No “animation judge” : Unlike other systems that require an animated rendering of the ball's trajectory, FoxTenn shows reality without animation.

Drawbacks :

  1. Cost : Installation and maintenance of the system may be more expensive than other solutions.
  2. New : Being relatively new, some players or tournament organizers may be hesitant to adopt the technology.
  3. Doubts : players regularly use FoxTenn's famous precision...

Video replay with the help of a video referee

Traditional video replay (like Hawk-Eye) : Hawk-Eye is the most widespread system in the world of tennis for judging lines.

Benefits :

  1. Proven : It has been used for years and is widely accepted by players, referees and fans.
  2. Animation : Although this may be seen as a disadvantage to some, the animation of the ball's trajectory can provide clear visualization for the audience.
  3. Wide adoption : Many tournaments Grand Chelem and other major competitions use it.

Drawbacks :

  1. Less precise than FoxTenn : Although it is precise, it does not promise the same millimeter precision as FoxTenn.
  2. Need for recalculation : There may be a slight delay between when a challenge or VAR request is made and when the result is displayed, as the system must recalculate the trajectory of the ball.

The choice between FoxTenn and traditional video replay depends on several factors, including desired accuracy, cost, and organizer and player preference. While FoxTenn offers superior accuracy, Hawk-Eye has the advantage of widespread adoption and recognition.

If in tennis, FoxTenn will take a certain place, it seems not to be as reliable in padel and Stupa learned to play with this “failure”.

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.