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

By Staff Reporter

Published 28/06/2016

Born winner: Andy Murray will be one of the favourites at Wimbledon
Born winner: Andy Murray will be one of the favourites at Wimbledon
Ralph Lauren Polo Tech shirt
Scoreband Play
Sony Smart Tennis Sensor
Virtual Tennis Coach app
Asics Gel Solution

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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