TopCourt, a tech startup building the very first online tennis instruction platform of its kind, has officially launched after closing on $1.25 million in seed series funding. Main investors include Scott Scherr (founder, NASDAQ: ULTI), Jimmy John (founder, Jimmy Johns), and Raleigh-based Hyperspace Ventures, a software development and venture capital firm.
"The team is very passionate about the TopCourt mission: to inspire and grow the global tennis community through a digital learning platform," said Ryann Cutillo, TopCourt's Director of Business Development. "We look forward to onboarding more top players and coaches in the near future, and continuing to build something that’s never been done before in tennis“
TopCourt was started by three college tennis teammates from the University of North Carolina. They wanted to come up with a way to use technology to allow tennis players and fans to be closer to their favorite players. Current team members include tennis alumni from Cornell University, Duke University, University of Michigan, and Wake Forest University.
The platform has partnered with some of the world’s top ranked professionals to offer fans an authentic look into the life, mind, and performance of the game’s top professionals. Each player shares their story through a series of episodes including personal anecdotes, drills that have developed them as players, as well as technical instruction on specific strokes. Unlimited access to 20-plus professionals starts at $15/month (billed annually).
An extensive list of A-List tennis players back TopCourt, including the Bryan Brothers, three-time Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and US Open champion Sloane Stephens.