Many budding Tennis players struggle to identify a racket that matches their playing style, physique and fitness levels. The factors to consider are as follows:
- Playing Style: Whether the player has a full, medium or short strokes has a bearing on the type of racket. Also of importance is if the player is a baseline, serve-and-volley or an all-court type of a player. The other considerations are skill level of the player and the corresponding preference for power, control or balance attributes in their rackets.
- Physique: The physique of the player is very important especially if they have healthy arms or if they have arms troubled by golf/tennis elbows. The physique can determine if a lighter racket is preferable to a heavier one.
- Fitness Level: The fitness level of the player is very important to determine if they can perform optimally during a match. The fitness level can determine if it is "comfortable" to carry a heavier or a lighter racket during the match.
All the above factors go into determining an ideal racket for a tennis player at a particular point in their career.
The hear rate sensor, pedometer can combine to provide data to fitness level evaluation module. The vibration/transient-acceleration function can measure the vibrations traveling through the arm on contact with the ball and provide data to playing style evaluation engine. The accelerometer provides valuable information about the playing style to the evaluation engine. All this information combined with pre-defined physique information like height, weight, health of playing arm is streamed to the recommender engine in the cloud to provide racket recommendations to the player.