With Wimbledon starting today, it’s that time of year again: when British people kid ourselves that we’re going to be the next Heather Watson or Andy Murray, start batting some balls around at the local park, and then realise that tennis is a lot harder than it looks on TV. But if you’re a serious player, or you want some incentive to keep up with your new favourite hobby, here are some gadgets, apps, and accessories that we think are ace. (Sorry.)
Smash tennis wearable
Unlike Andy Murray, we can't all turn to Amelie Mauresmo when we have a question about our serve. Thanks to Kickstarter, though, we should soon be able to ask our wrists how we're doing. Smash is a wearable that's designed to do everything a good coach would. It measures your serve, volley, backhand and forehand to give you a complete picture of your game and the areas you need to work on. The associated app gives tips on how to improve and allows you to track your progress, so you can start backswinging like a boss.
It's still a way off its AUS $200,000 goal, so if you want to invest, think fast.
By Diane Shipley | June 23rd, 2014