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  • Sony Smart Tennis Sensor launching in Japan in May to help improve your swing
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    Sony Smart Tennis Sensor launching in Japan in May to help improve your swing

    By 20 January 2014

    Sony has confirmed that the Smart Tennis Sensor revealed earlier this month as a concept at CES in Las Vegas will be going on sale in Japan in May, priced at 18,000 yen (£105). The Smart Tennis Sensor simply latches on to the bottom of your tennis...

  • Sony unveils tennis racket sensor, so you can track your swing over Bluetooth
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    Sony unveils tennis racket sensor, so you can track your swing over Bluetooth

    By 7 January 2014

    And you thought wearables only applied to your wrist. Between a bevy of 4K television announcements at CES 2014, Sony announced a whacky Tennis Sensor that can help improve your swing. It simply latches on to the bottom of your tennis racket, almost...

  • Murray beats Nadal... in tweet tennis
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    Murray beats Nadal... in tweet tennis

    By 1 July 2011

    Andy Murray has beaten Rafael Nadal. Well, in the social media stakes anyway. While we're yet to find out who's really through to the final of Wimbledon 2011, the company behind Brandwatch has created an infographic generator especially for the currently...

  • VIDEO: Roger Federer gets the biggest Gillette shave ever
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    VIDEO: Roger Federer gets the biggest Gillette shave ever

    By 21 June 2011

    Viral advertising videos are sometimes a bit naff. And whilst we're not saying that this effort from Gillette is 100 per cent naff free, it's worthy of inclusion. And that's for one killer reason. It reminds us of Neil Buchanan's Art Attack. You know,...

  • Wimbledon serves up BBC's first 3D action
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    Wimbledon serves up BBC's first 3D action

    By 8 June 2011

    Whoa, welcome to the revolution Auntie Beeb! That's right, the BBC has jumped on board the 3D express and confirmed that it will be showing the Wimbledon tennis Championship live in 3D. And the good news is that, as long as you've got a 3D TV, you'll...

  • BBC could serve up a 3D Wimbledon final
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    BBC could serve up a 3D Wimbledon final

    By 27 May 2011

    The BBC could technically show the last three days of Wimbledon in 3D on it’s HD channel, Sony has told Pocket-lint. Sony, who has been given the job of filming the world famous tennis championship in 3D for 2011, has let slip that the Beeb could be...

  • Virgin Media serves up French Open tennis in 3D
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    Virgin Media serves up French Open tennis in 3D

    By 16 May 2011

    Virgin Media has served an ace by confirming that it will be showing the tennis French Open from Roland Garros, Paris, in 3D. The major tournament, which kicks of 22 May, will be shown on Virgin Media channel 523 - using Eurosport's live 3D footage. It...

  • US open tennis players banned from Twitter
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    US open tennis players banned from Twitter

    By 1 September 2009

    Tennis US Open officials have banned players like Andy Murray from Tweeting during matches at the grand slam tournament this week at Flushing Meadows in New York. The governing body is worried that players might be tempted to keep in touch with fans during...

  • BBC says Wimbledon broke online live video records
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    BBC says Wimbledon broke online live video records

    By 6 July 2009

    The BBC has announced that its online coverage of Wimbledon has broken its previous records for the most popular live video streams of a sporting event. The BBC says during this year's Wimbledon its Sport website has seen more users than ever logging...

  • VIDEO: IBM's "Seer" Android app for Wimbledon
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    VIDEO: IBM's "Seer" Android app for Wimbledon

    By 17 June 2009

    Designed for Wimbledon 2009, the "Seer" app features "location-aware visualisation technology" that means watching the video is probably the best way to introduce this new, beta application from IBM for Android-based phones. IBM says the "augmented reality"...

  • Sony Ericsson launches Maria Sharapova collection
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    Sony Ericsson launches Maria Sharapova collection

    By 20 June 2008

    Sony Ericsson has unveiled the Maria Sharapova Design Collection, with the tennis star becoming the comapny's first "global brand ambassador". "Working on this collection was an opportunity that I could not turn down", gushed Sharapova at the unveiling....

  • Lacoste looks into future for tennis tech
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    Lacoste looks into future for tennis tech

    By 22 May 2008

    To celebrate its 75 years in the industry, Lacoste has looked to the future to imagine what tennis kit players might be sporting in 2083. Press play now to be inspired to get your game on - although those wood frame racquets gathering dust in the hall...

  • MYiOTA launches mobile info service for tennis fans
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    MYiOTA launches mobile info service for tennis fans

    By 19 June 2007

    MYiOTA today launched a mobile information service aimed at tennis fans who want to be kept up-to-date with events as the they unfold at this year’s Wimbledon. To get up and running simply text "iota sport" to 60060 and for an initial set-up fee of...

  • Maria Kirilenko presents adidas by Stella McCartney ss07 Tennis Collection
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    Maria Kirilenko presents adidas by Stella McCartney ss07 Tennis Collection

    By 25 January 2007

    Newcomer Maria Kirilenko continues to be the exclusive face of the adidas by Stella McCartney tennis range for 2007. Entering the second year, the young Russian tennis player will present highlight tennis pieces of apparel and footwear at the main tournaments...

  • Burton Snowboards world movie tour
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    Burton Snowboards world movie tour

    By 2 November 2006

    Burton's global movie tour is now well underway, which debuts its snowboard film “For Right or Wrong” in 22 cities around the world. The tour, which kicked off in Tokyo on 14 October, includes film premieres, rider autograph sessions and after-parties....

  • TUNiT 2 football boot from adidas
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    TUNiT 2 football boot from adidas

    By 2 November 2006

    adidas has unveiled the TUNiT 2, the next generation of the revolutionary TUNiT football boot. It is the most technologically advanced boot ever made by adidas and builds on the success of the amazing TUNiT 1 - the world's first fully customisable football...

  • Sony Ericsson hosts tennis in the dark
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    Sony Ericsson hosts tennis in the dark

    By 1 November 2006

    Sony Ericsson’s marketing team are going all-out on this one. The company is bringing Night Tennis to the masses for free during the 5-day Sony Ericsson Championships for the WTA tour in Madrid. The night club event plays host to DJs Darren Emerson...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY - playtennis.org.uk
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY - playtennis.org.uk

    By 13 July 2006

    Today’s website of the day is playtennis.org.uk a website aimed at encouraging the nation to take up racquet and ball. We wait in vain for a Brit to win at Wimbledon. Andy Murray briefly raised our pulses, but then finished with a whimper and Tim Henman...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY - wimbledon.org
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY - wimbledon.org

    By 26 June 2006

    Today’s website of the day is wimbledon.org the official website of the world’s greatest tennis tournament. The strawberries are picked, the cream is chilled, the bubbly is ready to be opened and most of the residents of SW19 have moved out for a...

  • BBC to stream Wimbledon matches for broadband users
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    BBC to stream Wimbledon matches for broadband users

    By 1 June 2006

    The BBC has announced that it will offer UK tennis fans broadband access to five courts of live tennis action during the 2006 Wimbledon Championships. The service, available free from BBC Sport's dedicated Wimbledon website - bbc.co.uk/wimbledon - will...

  • Adidas and Stella McCartney on the courts
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    Adidas and Stella McCartney on the courts

    By 6 March 2006

    Look out for the Spring/Summer 2006 collection as Adidas continue to drive innovation with Stella McCartney, changing the face of ladies' fashion in sport. One of the hot areas is tennis, as Stella comments, "When I think of summer sports I immediately...