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Be a tennis ace like Andy Murray with five game-changing aids

By Staff Reporter

There's more to tennis than a racquet and balls, you know. If you want to backhand like the Wimbledon pros, you need some hi-tech equipment.

Ralph Lauren Polo Tech shirt

Forget Fitbits, this sports top has woven-in sensors that track your heart rate and movement. Data is then sent to your smartphone for later analysis. And it's a very cool looking shirt to boot.

From £200, ralphlauren.com

Scoreband Play

Prevent mid-match squabbles over scoring with this point-counter. Tap it with each point won to tot up scores, and make sure you're not late for post-tennis Pimm's with its clock function.

From £23, scoreband.com

Sony Smart Tennis Sensor

Slot this nifty red doodah to the bottom of your racquet for ultra-accurate stroke analysis: motion and vibration sensors will tell you everything you've ever wanted to know about your forehand.

£170, sony.co.uk

Virtual Tennis Coach app

Try to ignore the dazzlingly bright smile of coach Peter Smith: the bronzed South Australian dispenses invaluable racquet wisdom within this app.

Free, itunes.com

Asics Gel Solution

Speed 3 Shoe

Love (all) your feet with these super-techy trainers: a dual mid-foot support system prevents injury, memory foam in the heel moulds to your foot and an impact system works with your natural gait.

£125, asics.com

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