The Babolat Play Pure Drive is the world's first connected racquet. It lets tennis players gather data to quantify their game and skills. Just as sports like running and biking have changed with quantified-self technologies, Babolat Play aims to alter the game of tennis for future generations.
"In tennis, as in other sports and in our daily lives, sharing and comparing experiences through digital tools is becoming the new normal," said Eric Babolat. "We're adding concrete information to the sensations players receive."
Babolat Play keeps the excitement and adrenaline of the game going once the player has left the court by enabling tennis players of all levels to share their information and become united through a common language.
● Sensors integrated into the handle of the Babolat Play racquet allow players to have access to information about their game.
● Babolat Play collects exciting data like shot power and ball impact location (sweet spot) along with number of strokes (forehand, backhand, serve, smash), spin level, total and effective play time, endurance, technique, consistency, energy and rallies.
● When the player has finished playing, information is transmitted through a Bluetooth connection with a smartphone or from a USB to a computer, and is viewable on any type of device (including tablets).
● Players will be able to share information with the Babolat Play community through a dedicated platform at Babolatplay.com and on a Babolat Play App.
Babolat's challenge has been to integrate sensors in the handle of the racquet, without changing the specifications. The Babolat Play Pure Drive has the same physical specifications as a regular Babolat Pure Drive racquet.
● Headsize: 645cm²/100 sq. in.
● Weight: 300g / 10.6 oz
● Balance: 320 mm / 7 pts. HL
● Grip Size: 1-5