Friday, May 23, 2014

The Smart Tennis Racket: The next step in tennis evolution?

The smart tennis racket, say the advocates, will usher in something special --- a whole new era of tennis improvement for pros and the rest of us.

"In 10 years, you won't have any rackets which are not [smart] connected," claims Eric Babolat, CEO of the French tennis manufacturer.

What is the smart tennis racket? And how does it work?

It's a racket embeded with a hi-tech computer chip --- to record every shot, angle and stroke as you play. The recorded data is then transmitted to your smartphone via Bluetooth. 

And voila: now you can analyze power of shots and level of spin, and even endurance, technique, consistency, energy level and so on.

Mark Petchey, former coach of Andy Murray, declares that the new technology has "limitless potential", and can "change the way we think about coaching."

Find out more below.

Article: 'Smart' tennis racquet records spin, shots and power (The Telegraph, May 14, 2014)

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