Get ready for a new tennis experience with the Babolat Play and Connect, the world’s first connected tennis racket, which allows all types of players to live a unique experience based on progression, fun and sharing.
Simply put, the incredible Babolat Play and Connect consists of a sensored technological device located inside the handle of the Pure Drive racket that records downloadable play data via Bluetooth to a smartphone such as total number of shots, type of shots, first and second serve analysis, including power and spin, ball impact locator (sweetspot frequency) and power. You can also use the ‘tag’ button on the buttcap to review a match, set by set, or analyse a training session by the number of shots, average power, energy used, playing time, shot consistency and more.
The application is built around 6 universes: Pulse, Analyse, Evolution, Community, Versus and Skills. Get an overview of your game with PULSE, which is a dynamic interface that changes according to the power, technique and endurance of your game. ANALYSE your game data – the more you know about your game, the better you perform. Follow your EVOLUTION step by step – go back in time and track the progression of your game by comparing past sessions. Challenge your COMMUNITY and see where you stand in the global ranking and by category. Compare your performance VERSUS other players and friends on a one-to-one level. Improve your SKILLS by getting an easy look into which strokes you often use and which ones you haven’t implemented into your game.
The app is made up of 8 levels in much the same way as a game console consisting of Newbie, Rookie, Ace, Prodigy, Superstar, Fanatic, Galactic and Unlimited. To complete a level, you’ll need to hit a certain number of strokes (forehands, backhands, serves and smash). Once made, you’ll access the next level. But you’ll have to play regularly as your Skills level will decrease.
Babolat Play and Connect also has a handy Coach Mode feature that allows a coach access to each of his/her student’s data.
Babolat Play is not only a racket; it’s a complete offer that integrates racket, website and mobile app that allows you to track your progression individually and through interaction with the wider tennis community.
What’s more, after 10 years of research and testing within the tennis community, the International Federation of Tennis (ITF) approved Babolat Play by authorising its use during matches.
Please note: the original technical specifications (head size, weight, balance, length) of the Pure Drive racket remain exactly the same with the Babolat Play and Connect to ensure you get precise data on your game.
Play connected and join the unlimited tennis community at babolatplay.com
One of the most popular rackets on both the men’s and women’s tour, the Pure Drive features GT Technology, a hybrid material combining braided carbon fibres and tungsten filaments throughout the entire racket to enhance control and feel. Complementing this feature is the Cortex system, which actively filters vibration. The Woofer, a patented innovation by Babolat, is the first technology of its kind to make the frame and the strings interact when striking the ball, providing 25% more contact time between the balls and strings.
Head Size: 100in
Weight: 300g (U)
Please note, all Babolat rackets are supplied with a protective head cover.
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Measuring Your Grip Size
Choosing the right grip size is a vital part of playing tennis. The right grip size will make your racket feel natural and comfortable.
Use a ruler and measure (in inches) from the crease fold in your hand, to the top of your ring finger. Please see table below:
Note: It is always better to go for a smaller grip size, as you can easily increase your grip size with over grips.