The yearly tennis circuit is underway, and so it’s likely a good time to discuss the different tennis apps available for the iPad. Whether you wan too help improve your game or just want to keep on top of the latest news from the pro circuit, there are a bunch of great apps to try. Here are 10 iPad apps for tennis that you might want to check out.
The best iPad apps for tennis
9 Aug 2016, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Smashbook might just be the most impressive tennis tracking app on the planet. This app is so thorough that there are features you probably never thought you needed. But, trust us when we say that once you use this app, you will love every feature it has to offer. Track live matches, log completed matches, record practice sessions, stay connected with other players and friends, go back and review your data whenever you want, a Private Cloud stores data securely, and there are many options for what data you want to record and track in your logs. The app requires a subscription to use all of the features.
- Track live matches, Document completed matches
- Record all of your practice sessions in the practice log
- Options for which stats you want to log
- Review activity, Connect with others
- In-app purchase for subscription options
TennisKeeper is a wonderful tracker for your tennis activities. You can record 5 different types of activities from singles and doubles to hitting, lessons and training. So, whether you’re practicing, training or playing in a match, this app will help you to track the relevant data for analyzing later. The app also has a healthkit integration so that you can monitor your overall physical health and things like how many steps you took in a match. There’s a feature that also allows you to document things like your opponent’s play or how you feel. The app has an in-app purchase for the Pro version, which unlocks all of the features.
- Track data for 5 different types of tennis activities
- A Social Sharing feature, Healthkit Integration
- Document additional info that you feel is important
- Store data in the iCloud, Review stats whenever you want
- In-app purchase for the Pro version
If you want to hook up and play with other tennis players, you can use Tennis Central to do that. You can see free video lessons from industry pros, find available courts in your area, and find players based on proximity, level, profession, player type, rating, availability, and dating status. You can set up alerts to be notified when someone is available to play, track your improvements, and network with players. You can sign in with LinkedIn, Facebook, or email, and you can also share updates on your FB page. You will play more often, which can help you learn in half the time.
- Free video lessons
- Find partners based on a variety of filters
- Locate available courts in your area
- Get weekly tips
- Free iPad app for tennis
Tennis Inspector allows you to track an unlimited number of matches and gives access to detailed stats by set or for the whole match. This is a great tool for coaches and individual players to find the opponent weaknesses and to learn more about your athlete’s or your own game. You can create player profiles and organize your matches, share the game score, and find previously scouted matches by event or player. You can edit the scoreboard while scouting, use it offline, and get all the info you need. The app is easy to use and useful.
- Low battery usage
- Share live scores
- Free and unlimited scouting
- Get stroke specific and match overall statistics
- Works offline
ATP/WTA Live is the official Live Scoring App from the ATP World Tour and WTA. You can follow your fave players and tournaments in real-time during the season, including ATP Challenger Tour events. Features of the app include draws, rankings, live match stats, order of play information, a tournament calendar, live scores, player biographies and head-to-head records, and the option to share with friends. The user interface design is great and this is a must-have app if you’re a tennis fan. The only drawback is that matches in other countries aren’t converted to your local time.
- Official scoring app
- Live match statistics
- Tournament calendar
- Player bios
- Free iPad app for tennis
Hudl Technique: Slow Motion Video Analysis allows you to record, analyze and improve your game of tennis. This app is great for coaches and athletes alike. It works for all sports but of course we’re talking about tennis here. Use the camera in your iPad to record and break down your technique for instant feedback. You can compare your serve beside a pro’s, record up to 240 FPS, download reference videos from the Hudl Technique community, organize and view your videos by athlete and technique, and more. You can use drawing tools to measure or highlight form, synchronize comparison videos, zoom and pan videos, and playback in multiple slow motions speeds or frame-by-frame.
- Import video from camera roll, apps, or email
- Record up to 240 FPS
- Create video voice-overs
- Track and compare progress over time
- Free with in-app purchases
TennisCore will let you count your score and save your match data, all in one place. It’s easy to review past matches and see where you need to improve. Taking score is even easier if you have Apple Watch: just flip your wrist and tap on the bubbles to count the score. Features include the ability to count the score by point or set, detailed analysis of games, ranking among users, show win-lose records with winning percent, and save match records with the date, set count, players’ names, total points, comment, and total point percent. Apple Watch app features include count the score, undo, check set count, and more.
- Count your score
- Save your match data
- Simple user interface
- Review past matches to improve your game
- Free iPad app for tennis
My Tennis Stats HD allows you to track your stats over time. You can see your first service percentage from the last five matches. It’s easy to determine who has the momentum at any point during the match. If you want to improve your tennis game, this app can help show you your strengths and weaknesses. This will work for individual players, coaches, and spectators alike to chart the current stats and ongoing progress of any player. The app now supports four game sets, player names, and more. Other features include the ability to track stats for everyone in a singles or doubles match, 10 different types of set scoring, and shot placement for serves.
- Undo function
- Full stat reports showing a variety of strokes
- Track the number of shots per rally
- Keep track of more than 180 stats for each player
- One-time purchase
ServeSpeed will calculate the initial speed of your tennis serve. It calculates in both MPH and km/h and you can record your serve at 240 FPS in high-def. The app also calculates and tracks the time, average speed, distance, direction, and speed at bounce. You can save videos, analyze them frame-by-frame or in slo-mo, and get instant feedback. You can compare yourself against tennis pros like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and many others. The app uses a four-step intuitive interface to help you calculate the serve speed in just a few seconds. The app is easy to use overall, gives you instant feedback, and is accurate.
- Calculate the initial speed of your tennis serve
- Record your serve
- Save results and videos
- Compare yourself against tennis pros (in-app purchase)
- Review and compare your serves against your opponents
Tennis Round Robin Pro makes it easy to assign doubles players. The app works great to generate random combinations for doubles players in tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It easily produces fair and various combinations with little work from you. You can change the settings to prioritize men’s and women’s doubles or mixed doubles, fix the pairs to practice several combinations, and more, in between matches. Just enter the number of courts available and the number of players. Then tap “New” to generate your new doubles combination or tap “Done.”
- Easily assign doubles players
- Generates random combinations
- Works for tennis, table tennis, and badminton
- Change the settings between matches
- Easy-to-use interface
Live Tennis Rankings is an app for ATP and WTA rankings projections and the results updated after each match. You get official ranking with projections for next week, live scores, career high and new career high tracking, and rankings projections for the next four weeks. You also have access to players’ schedules for the next four weeks, ATP World Tour Finals and WTA Finals qualification cut, national ranking, and main tour, challengers, and ITF/Futures with qualifications. This is basically just like the website turned into a handy app.
- For ATP and WTA rankings projections
- Players’ schedules for next four weeks
- National ranking
- Official rankings with projections for next four weeks
- Free iPad app for tennis