It seems that just about every star athlete is launching iPhone apps these days, from golf pro Tiger Woods, to tennis legend Jimmy Connors. And when backed with the proper technology, learning from legends just may boost your overall performance. In fact, for what I paid for one measly lesson from Mr. McGree, the often tipsy, foul mouthed “coach” to teens in my neighborhood, could have yielded Tennis 109, an in-depth and informative iPhone app from Jimmy Connors.
Tennis 109 with Jimmy Connors aims to help you better your tennis game, regardless of the level of player, claiming beginners, intermediate, and advance players will be able to finesses their abilities and up their game. It is important to note that this claim is backed by a Hall of Famer who won 109 singles titles, and this remains a record to this day. Hence, you can gather where the title 109 Tennis stems from.
With a tennis pro who amassed so many wins against some of the best players the game of tennis has even seen, you know that the knowledge Jimmy brings to the apps is first class, yet the question beckons, how is the information delivered? I was pleasantly surprised to find that the app is packed with video and tutorials. Jimmy breaks the game down literally from how to hold the racquet to a shot-by-shot seminar utilizing Jimmys “simple” approach that made him a star.
Check out a brief iPhone app video of Jimmy showing his simple tennis grip after the jump.
Tennis 109 with Jimmy Connors is quite robust, in-depth, and a great tool for tennis players who seek to improve their game. The app offers an improve your game section that explorers movement on the court, forehand, backhand, volleys, lobs, serves, and more. There is also a personal journal to track your progress, and insight into the realm of professional tennis.
Jimmy has a very easy going, easy to understand, and simply style that helped him achieve greatness. Now, Jimmy is ready to pass this on to you via your iPhone or iPad.
Tennis 109 with Jimmy Connors [ iTunes Link ] requires iOS 3.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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iPhone Video Demo of Tennis 109 With Jimmy Connors