Watch, Coach, and Review Tennis Matches with the iPhone
written by: Vasanth•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 5/30/2011
Record the score of a tennis match or learn the different tennis strokes with the following iPhone tennis apps. Discover the features of each app and find out which one is best for your tennis experience.
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Tennis Score Tracker
Keep track of the score in a tennis match you are attending or keep track of a match you are participating in with the Tennis Score Tracker app. This iPhone app features two modes. The game-by-game mode is designed for players, and it lets them record the score of the match after each game. The point-by-point mode is for observers, and it is used to record each point won. The app features several types of matches including singles, doubles, Australian, and Canadian. You can record notes about a player's style and send scores by email. This app is available at the iTunes App Store for $0.99.
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Another app to consider is the Tennis Dictionary app. It is a great reference to consult while watching a tennis match. Look up tennis terms that you don't know or learn the rules of a tennis match. It also contains tennis-specific lingo that is used among tennis players. The app features an alphabetized glossary, which makes finding terms easy, and a search function that finds terms based on a search query. This app is available at the iTunes App Store for $0.99.
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Tennis Trakker Pro
Record all the details of a tennis match with the Tennis Trakker Pro app. This iPhone tennis app lets you keep track of the points, games, and sets won by each player. The app also has options to keep track of the number of aces, foot faults, and double faults. Another feature is the ability to record the outcome of the first serve and second serve by indicating whether it was in or out. Simply tap the screen to record the stat. You can view all the stats in an organized chart, which is great for comparing matches and opponents. This app is available at the iTunes App Store for $12.99.
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The Tennis App
Get the latest news in the professional tennis world and consult instructional videos to improve your game with The Tennis App. In the news section of the app, you can view the latest ATP and WTA rankings, check the scores of live games, and read the latest headlines. If that wasn't enough, the app features dozens of instructional videos that cover a variety of topics including the forehand, backhand, overhead, and volley. Each video can be paused and you can zoom in on animations. Download this free app at the iTunes App Store.
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Tennis Stats is an app that records several tennis stats for multiple players and then displays the results on a chart for comparison. Track the number of forehand and backhand winners and the number of forced and unforced errors for each type of tennis stroke. One element that is missing is returned serves. As you watch and track a live match, view the cumulative statistics for a particular player up to that point in the match by rotating the iPhone. Some users have complained about the inability to create a doubles team and the unavailability of point by point stats in the email report. This app is available at the iTunes App Store for $7.99.
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If you're on a budget, consider downloading the free Tennis App. Its news content and instructional videos give it an edge over similar apps. For a score keeper and stat tracker app, consider Tennis Trakker Pro. Although a bit pricey, it is great for recording and reviewing the different aspects of a tennis match.