Easy and user-frendly software to make sports exercises with graphics schemes, a simple program to create sports exercises, drawing drills and training, tutorials, techniques and tactics in tennis
It is an extension, that is an addition to the program LibreOffice / OpenOffice that allows anyone to create sports exercises, drills, diagrams and game situations even if you don't have drawing skills.
In fact, with a few simple mouse movements you can set various types and various views of the tennis court, have the players and objects, set trajectories of the ball, etc.
In this package you can find several images representing the symbols of the sport court: players, ball, fields, networks, etc. These images, all in vector format, are very suitable for the construction of exercises and drills.
Sincere thanks go to a group of young designers, particularly Benedetta S. Sara S. Lorenzo D. Niccolò T. who designed the initial images of the players on paper. The present work has been done and edited by prof. Gianpaolo Lucatti. The images have been revised and organized in the gallery in different themes. The program is covered by a license that will be asked of course the end user to be accepted in the time of installation.
To use GESTICS just open LibreOffice Draw (Drawing), the software to create drawings, click on the gallery (Or go to the Tools menu and click Gallery.) And GESTICS can be used by other programs in LibreOffice, in fact, the gallery will be also integrated in Libreoffice Writer (word processor), in Libreoffice Impress (presentations) and in all other programs in the suite.
The galleries are organized in a simple and intuitive way!
The basic model that LibreOffice Draw displays at the time of the opening has the page set with margins at 1 cm on all sides. We recommend you to set the page with margins 2 cm on all sides, (To do this just go to the menu Format -> Page and from there set the margins to 2 cm), or download or open directly from this link the template already set up as it should, named (Base Model Creation Of Cards For Exercises Schemes tennis.odg), inclusive of the fields related to the description of the exercise and simply open it.
We begin to enter a playing field. We go for example in tennis 3D fields gallery, click and drag the field you want. You can choose the entire field or half-court with the view from above, of a sport to your liking. Position it in the top of the sheet, at the intersection of margins.
Then we go to the gallery of the players we are interested in, such as standing or in defense, choosing the color you want (of course we can always color them after their own pleasure). Now you can take the ball or the basket of balls, braces, pins, add text or another.
At the end of your work you can made the description, and also in this case ypu have at the bottom of all the models of fields, a text frame preset that once dragged and positioned in the page is ready to be able to enter a description or if you do not like you can edit or create a new one according to your needs.
At the end of your work save the file, print it, turn it into a picture or export to pdf. Your exercises or diagram of play will be so ready, also perfect in detail and easy to categorize and remember.
Good preparation of trainings and enjoy with GESTICS !!!