The Apple Watch still dominates the scene when it comes to smartwatches that can do it all. The latest Apple Watch Series 7 has a ton of different workout types but none featuring tennis specifically. Now, that doesn’t mean you can’t use your Apple Watch for tennis.
There are a number of features already on the Apple Watch Series 7 that make training for tennis easy and make the Apple Watch 7 a great smartwatch for tennis players. There are also plenty of apps that work with your Apple Watch and are tennis-specific.
Let’s dig into the ins and outs.
Workouts Offered on the Apple Watch 7
To take full advantage of the Apple Watch’s workouts, you should use it for cross-training. Tennis is a sport that needs a lot of dedicated time off the court as well as on the court. Here are some of the most useful Apple Fitness workouts you can be doing to improve your game.
- Functional Strength Training
- Cool Down
- Core Training
These are some of the most valuable for people focused on tennis, although any kind of workout will improve your fitness and endurance. But what about tennis-specific apps?
Apple Apps That Are Worth Getting for Tennis Players
There are a few apps that work with the Apple Watch that are helpful for tennis players at all levels. Read more about these great Apple-compatible apps below.
TennisKeeper works to sync both on your iPhone and your apple watch. You can add things like singles or doubles depending on what you are playing to keep track of your swings, steps on the court, scores, and much more.
Wait what do you mean to keep track of swings?
The Apple Watch uses the accelerometer and gyroscopes sensors to track how many forehands you hit as well as your backhands. It also gives you a swing speed based on your movement and tilt angles, which is incredible data for a tennis player.
Swing is a great app because it really focuses on keeping track of scores and progress. It also helps you meet other players that are using the app as well. While it doesn’t focus on your swings like TennisKeeper, it has a really easy system that allows you to broadcast your results to friends and coaches.
Let’s throw a curveball into the mix. We have an app for shot detection and now we have an app for scoring. What else could we possibly need? Well, Tennis Companion keeps you up-to-date on all the tennis news around the world. Part of the game is watching and hearing about the stars we love. Tennis Companion is one of the best apps to keep you in the loop.
What Other Features on the Apple Watch Are Good for Tennis?
Something that is important in order for you to feel your best is getting good rest. That’s why the Apple Sleep app is a big must. Not only do you get a comprehensive breakdown of your sleep nightly but after 14 days you can start to understand your sleep patterns. This can help you find ways to adjust your routines to get better rest. Better rest means more energy for tennis. A variety of other Apple-compatible sleep apps are also available, if you’re interested in trying something other than the native Apple sleep app.
Another feature is the ability to work out besides your friends even when you are not. When you want to stay on top of the competition there is no better way to do that than to see exactly what others are doing. Enter competitions with your teammates or friends to motivate each other, or just share your activity with your coach so they can see your progress.
The last thing to know about your Apple Watch Series 7 is that it was designed with sturdier hardware. This means more crack resistance and a tougher casing, so you don’t need to worry about clay from the courts finding its way into the nooks and crannies.
Brittany Collens is one of our top sports writers. She is also a professional tennis player which helps her authority on subjects such as health and fitness.
She has a degree in journalism and has previously written for well-established sports magazines in Massachusetts.
Brittany lives in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States.