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A Brief History of Technology in Sports

Since its appearance, technology has strived to intermingle with almost every area of human life. And even when you thought that was impossible, it did the same with sports. Sports fans were a bit frustrated at first, thinking that tech specialists would interrupt or even slow the game down. The Sports Techie community blog has championed sports tech for the past six years but really going on more than twenty years when you count my career.

The troublesome goals and seemingly equal race times, however, were much more irritating. Hence, sports technology became widely accepted soon after its first appearance...

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Tennis Players Social Media Popularity – Infographic

Tennis Players Social Media Popularity – Infographic

Tennis Players Social Media Popularity – Infographic

Tennis Players Social Media Popularity – Infographic

Tennis players love social media because they get to engage with followers via their Facebook fan page and Twitter handles about their game, sponsors and loyal or new fans. The Sports Techie community blog has discussed this tennis topic in the past so it comes as no surprise that Rafael Nadal from Spain is the clear cut men’s tour leader while the world’s top ranked Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) player perhaps ever, Serena Williams from the U.S. takes a back seat to Russian Maria Sharapova on facebook but not twitter...

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The Tennis Show 2014 Sports Tech Products And Services

The Tennis Show 2014 - Celebrating The Business Of Sports

The Tennis Show 2014 – Celebrating The Business Of Sports

The Tennis Show 2014 Sports Tech Products And Services

Innovative sports technology will be on display at The 2014 Tennis Show in New York City, held at the Grand Hyatt in New York City and in conjunction with the Tennis Teachers, for the benefit of the Industry. This unprecedented event plans to invigorate the end user, in this case the millions of younger and older players around the United States, and the world. According to the Physical Activity Council (PAC) 2014 Participation Report, there are 17.68 million tennis players in the U.S. which is a 4 percent or a 658,000 increase from the year before so the sport is on the rise...

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Babolat Play4

Babolat Play4

High Tech Tennis For The Sports Techie Community Blog

Sports Techie was asked by iQ by Intel to take a look at the way tech is changing how tennis is played via connected racquets, smart courts and technology being used at this year’s 2014 grand slams, however, since I am no longer a contributor and was sent this story I researched back, I will publish it on my own for our community readers and followers benefit. It was my pleasure to investigate and learn how technologies by Babolat, smartcourts by PlaySight, and the grand slams such as Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, are together pushing tennis forward creating a worldwide renaissance for the sport America used to dominate but not anymore.

Babolat
Since 1875, the history of tennis has been driven by Babolat...

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What would have happened if Wimbledon was decided by Twitter followers?

What would have happened if Wimbledon was decided by Twitter followers?

The Sports Techie community blog has happily blogged about tennis sports technology and history because we love any sport that can be influenced by tech for the better. So consider the following question. Who would win the biggest tennis tournament if matches between the best 32 players were decided by twitter followers? The social media powered Infographic below helps to understand some key trends happening in the tennis worldwide, especially on the female side and with the next generation of Millennial players supported by Nationalistic fans who are on social media networks via mobile devices and other tech.

Rafa
It is an easy answer for the men’s draw, Rafa Nadal and his 4.64 million followers are tops...

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