Tennis Gifts for your Tech Lover
Posted on October 25 2018
Do you know someone that's a tennis fanatic and a lover of all things tech? We may just have found you the perfect gift with these great tennis tech products. These tennis gifts are sure to be a hit for any birthday present, and of course, Christmas is not a million miles away, so why not check them out?
The best thing about today's technology is that we have access to data that we simply couldn't have dreamed about in the past, and tennis is certainly an area where we can put this data to good use and improve our games.
Knowing the ins and outs of your game isn't something that has to be limited to the pros, and thankfully, there are plenty of gadgets out there that can help you see where you can make improvements in all kinds of areas.
We've picked out two of the best wearable tennis tech gadgets on the market so that you or your loved one can be out on court learning about their game in no time.
We absolutely loved this product! It offers an unbelievable amount of data, and our favorite aspect of the Babolat and Piq Advance Sensor System was the fact that you wear it as a wristband as opposed to something that fits on to your racket. When you've got an expensive tennis racket you don't want to be messing around with it too much, adding sensors and gadgets that change the balance, so this top tennis gift is our favorite option when it comes to data analysis.
This little gadget can track all kinds of date from your practices and matches, including swing speed, spin RPM, type of strokes hit, shot by shot real-time info, and a tennis community in which you can compare your stats to other players around the world.
We really enjoyed the community aspect of the Babolat and PIQ Advanced Sensor System [Amazon], and one of my highlights was logging in to find that my biggest shot was a massive 6mph faster than my brothers!
This is an absolute winner for any tech-loving tennis fan, and you really can't go wrong if you're putting this in a loved one's stocking.
Adidas MiCoach Speed Cell [Amazon]
Tennis tech isn't just limited to showing you how fast you're hitting the ball, now you can also track how fast your feet are hitting the ground. The Adidas Micoach Speed Cell [Amazon] fits onto your shoelaces and shows you all the data surrounding speed and distance covered.
Download the Micoach tennis app, and you can create your own character who's performance improves as you do! If you know someone who needs a little motivation to start running around the court like Nadal then this could be the perfect tennis gift.
Another nice aspect of the Adidas Micoach Speed Cell is that it isn't limited to the tennis court, this piece of wearable tech will tell you all you need to know about your physical efforts whether you've played a 5 set thriller, or taken a quick jog around the park.
Apple Watch [Amazon]
Wearable tech is something of a buzzword these days, and if you’re a little bit like me, then you prefer your watch just to tell the time. However, I’ve had to slightly review this opinion since being introduced to the incredible array of apps that can help you get the most out of your tennis.
You’re probably pretty familiar with the Apple Watch by now so I won’t spend too much time talking about that, but I will give you a rundown on some of the great apps you can get for the tennis court.
Having seen the Apple Watch in action, I was convinced to plump for the Apple Watch Series 1, which has all the exercise and heart rate monitors packed into a little square watch face, with an 18hr battery, and it has proved to be much better than I expected!
By far my favorite place to take the Apple Watch [Amazon] though is the tennis court, and it blows my mind every time I look at the data after a practice, I just wish I’d had this kind of data available when I was a young wannabe professional!
Here’s a list of a couple of apps that will have you itching to get to the tennis courts.
The question with Swing is what doesn't it do? Start out by checking out the best-rated courts in your area before you find local tennis players and send out match requests.
Turn up at the court with your new Apple Watch, and track every detail of your tennis. Score, swing speed, spin rate, shot type, number of double faults - you name it, Swing has it covered.
Once you’re off the court login to check out all your numbers and benefit from Swing’s smart recommendations and take your tennis to the next level.
Swing gives you the kind of data that’s normally reserved for pros, and the best thing is that it’s from a watch, so it doesn’t interfere with your normal game. This is a truly brilliant app, and it works perfectly with the Apple Watch.
A slightly simpler version of Swing, if you don’t want to get to distracted with all the in-depth analysis then TennisCore is a great system for keeping score and letting loved ones know how you’re getting on.
The number of people who can’t remember the score on the tennis court is pretty large, so this app is quite useful when a big argument comes up and your opponent is trying to claim he’s winning by a set when really it’s 3-3.
It’s also a nice way of keeping loved ones up to date with your scores if you’re away from home. If you don’t want to be updating the score all the time you can just put in the set score at change of end and everyone knows how you’re doing, no matter where you are in the world.
If you're looking for a gift for a loved one, or even yourself, these tennis gadgets are sure to be a hit. Knowing more about your tennis game can be invaluable when trying to progress to the next level, and this new age of wearable tech is sure to help you with a shortcut to where you want to take your game!