Saint Augustine University (SAU) and virtual reality (VR) tennis developer VR Motion Learning (Vienna, Austria) have announced a new partnership.
VIENNA, AUSTRIA, Nov. 27, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — St. Augustine’s University (SAU) and virtual reality (VR) tennis developer VR Motion Learning (Vienna, Austria) have announced a new partnership. The collaboration will integrate the Tennis Esports VR tennis platform into the school’s sports management program and virtual sports programs:
Developing virtual reality collegiate tennis competitions in the United States SAU is the first historically black college or university (HBCU) in the nation to have such a relationship with Tennis Esports.
“We appreciate the opportunity to work with the Tennis Esports team. What they do aligns well with our mission to be a national leader in the virtual sports movement,” says Dr. Mark Janas, Programs Champion of virtual and club sports at SAU and a professor at the School of Business, Management & Technology.
“We are thrilled to be part of SAU’s virtual sports program. They are really leading the way in providing viable access for children to learn and enjoy tennis where previously it may not have been an option due to cost, space or other barriers,” adds the Dr. Gregory Gettinger, Founder and CEO of VR Motion. Learning.
SAU officially launched its virtual sports program in the spring 2021 semester. The school first participated in virtual sports through its cycling team, the nation’s first HBCU cycling team. SAU is a founding member of the National Collegiate Virtual Sports Association (NCVSA) and has positioned itself as a national leader in virtual and simulation sports. With a new Virtual Sports Suite opening in 2021, SAU competes in virtual cycling, rowing, golf, tennis and motorsport events. Additionally, the program is supported by a new curriculum and courses in esports, simulation sports, and sports technology. For more information, visit https://www.sauclubsports.com.
“Our mission is to train world leaders. This partnership is another example of what makes SAU pioneers of the next generation,” said SAU President Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail. “I commend Dr. Janas and the ACSBP-accredited School of Business, Management, & Technology for their efforts in positioning SAU as a globally competitive institution.”
About Tennis Sports
Tennis Esports (www.tennis-esports.com) by VR Motion Learning is a multi-function platform for training and playing tennis in VR. The goal of development over the past few years was to create the most realistic and immersive ball experience despite all hardware and network limitations.
You may have tested “Tennis Esports” at US Open 2022 in Flushing Meadows or seen it on ABC News, ESPN, ESTV or other networks. Tennis Esports offers an interactive tennis experience. It can be played virtually anywhere by anyone.
You can practice different exercises with a virtual ball launcher, try to achieve a high score in an arcade game, match your friends online or even play against yourself. For the first time, hundreds of tennis players from around the world will meet on the Tennis Esports virtual reality courts and compete in the Tennis Esports Cup 2022. The consumer version is now available on the Oculus Quest 2, the VR headset most popular mainstream.
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