With the WTA Finals coming to Singapore this month, everyone’s getting in the mood for tennis. Whether you want to stay up to date on the latest action, play tennis on an app or improve your real game, there are tons of possibilities using nothing but your smartphone.
Live tennis on the move.
Between Apple's Retina screens, Samsung's Super AMOLED technology and the crystal clear HD displays on offer from Sony, LG and others, your phone is perfect for watching live sports on the move. StarHub's video streaming service, StarHub Go, includes live coverage of the WTA Finals all week, so you can catch all the action, wherever you are. All you'd have to do is to sign up for StarHub Go's Go Sports pack!
All the info from the WTA Live app.
For all the news and highlights, check out the ATP/WTA Live app for live updates, detailed statistics and rankings from both the ATP and WTA tours. The free app (available on Apple and Android devices) is a great way to stay updated on the latest happenings and also serves as a great companion when watching the matches on TV, or even live at the stadium.
Use your phone from the sidelines.
If you're lucky enough to bag a ticket to one of the finals, your phone will really come in handy for a bit of sports photography. The new dual-lens camera on the iPhone 7 Plus allows you to zoom in closer to the action without losing resolution, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge's super fast autofocus means it's easier than ever to freeze fast movement. Plus, the burst mode featured across all major smartphone brands means you’ll never miss the best shot. Just don’t forget to upload your images straight to social media so your friends can see just where you are...
Track your serve.
For anyone who really wants to get into the game, Tennis Trakker Pro is an app used by professional coaches, parents and tennis fans alike to monitor the performance of players – giving you juicy, live data whether you're on the sideline or on your sofa. To help improve your own game, Zepp Tennis combines a powerful analysis app with a motion sensor that attaches to your racket to allow you to monitor your play in real-time. The app gives you a report of your performance after each match, including breakdowns by power, consistency and intensity. It also includes video training content by Milos Raonic and top coaching professionals. It’s serious stuff.
Find a match.
For those who just want to play, Tennis Buddy is an app designed to connect players who want to find a game. The app allows you to specify the proximity, skill, gender and age of other players in your area and then connect with them to arrange a practice or full-on game. Combined with the self-tracking apps mentioned above, you and your buddy will surely be upping your games in no time.
Get set to game.
Get yourself in the mood for the WTA Finals with one of the many great tennis games available on iTunes and Google Play. Ultimate Tennis is one of the latest and greatest tennis games around, offering near photo-realistic graphics and fast, responsive, action-packed gameplay. The game allows you to customise your character and play against other users in live online matches. Alternatively, there's always the classic Sega Virtua Tennis Challenge, recently updated to include 18 stadiums and 50 of the world's best players to compete against.
Getting all set for the big day? Head over to StarHub Go right now to sign up for Go Sports! Besides live tennis matches, you can also stream other sports action like UEFA Champions League, PGA Tour and more. There’s no contract required. Better yet, there are no data charges for StarHub Mobile customers! Simply set your mobile data access point (APN) to "shwap" and stream away!