The Best Tennis Gear to Indulge Your Wimbledon Fever

By Tom Pritchard on at

Tomorrow sees the start of a very big event in the British sporting calendar: Wimbledon. It's the time of the year where everyone goes tennis mad, especially if someone from our fair isles is doing even remotely well. To commemorate the occasion, and the impending tennis-fever, we've put together a list of the best tennis gear for players and enthusiasts everywhere.


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Fitbit Charge HR (£116-£140)

If you're serious about any sport, not just tennis, you'll want to see how hard you're working. The Fibit Charge HR keeps tabs on your activity using built-in sensors and a heart rate monitor to try and make sure the data is as accurate as possible. On top of that the screen has Caller ID, and will relay real-time stats during 'exercise mode'. [Buy it here]


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Wilson Roger Federer Starter Set (£23)

You can be sure that tennis is going to dominate the news over the next few weeks, especially if Andy Murray is doing well. This may get you in the mood to give the sport a try for yourself, and if you don't feel like borrowing club kit then this is a great option, being one of the best tennis gear starter packs out there. It comes with all the basics: a tennis racquet, tennis balls, a sports water bottle, and a bag to carry it all around. Sadly it does not come with shorts or a club membership. [Buy it here]


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Mario Tennis Open for Nintendo 3DS (£28)

Maybe actually playing tennis isn't really your thing, so obviously you'll head to the virtual world and see what's available there. Who better to scratch that tennis itch than everybody's favourite Italian plumber? You can play as one of 16 Mario characters (or your own customised Mii), in a variety of courts and game modes. There's even local and online multiplayer, and if your friends are around they don't need a copy of the game to join in on their Nintendo 3DS. [Buy it here]


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Zepp Tennis Swing Analyser (£129)

Normal fitness trackers can't monitor your tennis technique, so if you want to make sure you're using the racquet correctly you're going to need something specialised. The Zepp Swing Analyser will monitor and review your swing, power, serve, rally time, and more. But all that raw data is a bit useless, so it will also analyse the data it collects and offer personalised tips and coaching to help you improve your game [Buy it here]


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Pimms 1-Piece Jug Starter Kit (£25)

Pimms and Wimbledon go together like strawberries and cream, so what better way to enjoy the tournament than get slightly tipsy throughout the proceedings? This kit has all the equipment you need to enjoy a cool glass of Pimms, including the jug, stirrers, fancy ice cube moulds, and some bunting to spruce up the place. Just don't forget to buy the Pimms! [Buy it here]


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Wimbledon 2013 Collector's Edition DVD (£16)

Tennis fans will remember the 2013 tournament fondly, because it's the year Andy Murray became the first Brit to win Wimbledon for a heck of a long time (since 1936 to be precise). You can relive that final with this DVD, as well having the chance to watch a...thrilling documentary about what it's like for Murray off the court. [Buy it here]


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Lumo Lift Posture and Activity Tracker (£80)

Your posture might not be the first thing on your mind when it comes to tennis, but it's still pretty important if you want to do your best. If you have slovenly attitude to your posture, then the Lumo Lift might be useful for you. Just slap it on under your clothes, and if you falter from the desired position it'll vibrate to remind you to get your act together. [Buy it here]


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Louisville Slugger Bionic Glove (£10)

If you're handling a racquet for a long time, it's going to play hell with your hand eventually. If you want to keep it nice and safe, the Bionic Glove will help to keep it protected. It has padding to protect your hand and fingers from blisters, interior mini-towels to keep your hand moisture free, protection for your wrist and knuckles, along with extra grip to keep hold of your racquet. [Buy it here]


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adidas Speed Cell (£65)

Like many sports, tennis involves an awful lot of running around. Fitness trackers can give you a rough idea of how hard you're going, but if you want something a bit more in-depth then you want to give the Speed Cell a try. All you have to do is clip it onto your shoes and it will track how far you move, how long each game is, your top speed, and your burst speed. All that data will then sync to your iPhone or computer to do with as you please. [Buy it here]


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Xiaomi Mi Band (£16)

If you're looking to keep some record of your activity while you play, but you don't want to shell out a lot of money for a heart rate-monitoring fitness band, then the Xiaomi band is the way to go. It syncs to an app on your phone via Bluetooth, and then monitors your steps, calories, and activity level. It even has a built-in alarm clock, and monitors your sleep. I wouldn't recommend sleeping on the court, though; someone might use you for target practice. [Buy it here]


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Jumbl Bluetooth Receiver (£16)

If you're out on the court practising your form, you might want to listen to some music to keep your mind off all that exercise. You could buy an armband for your phone/MP3 Player, or you could buy the Jumbl Bluetooth receiver. It'll stream all your music and calls over from your phone, so it can stay safe in your bag over by the side of the court. It doesn't get in the way either, so just plug in your headphones and clip it onto your shirt/waist. [Buy it here]


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Trespass Napsac Picnic Bag Rucksack (£13)

If you're heading down to Wimbledon for a fine day of tennis-watching, you might want to go prepared so you don't go hungry. Whether you actually have tickets, or you're just chilling out watching on the screens outside, you can't go wrong with a picnic. This bag has the capacity for two people, coming with the necessary number of plates, wine glasses, and cutlery. It's also a cool bag, so you don't end up with warm soggy sandwiches when you finally arrive. [Buy it here]


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The Championships, Wimbledon App

So you could watch the tournament on TV, or you could watch it somewhere far more convenient -- your own phone or tablet. The app lets you watch all of the matches taking place at Wimbledon (or listen to a radio broadcast if you prefer), along with live coverage, commentary, and blogs. It also includes a full schedule and results board, so you're never out of the loop. Much better than plonking yourself on the sofa in front of the TV isn't it? [Android, iPhone, iPad]

Featured image: Andy Murray by Carine06 via Flickr (modified)