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Enjoy Wimbledon tennis with these Android apps

by Marty Gabel

Wimbledon 2012 is into its second week and the competition is beginning to heat up. The oldest and most regal Grand Slam tennis tournament is in its 126th magnificent year. Here are some free Android apps you will love to download to keep up with all the action.

Wimbledon (Free)

The official Wimbledon app lets you follow all the action live during the fortnight of tennis between June 25 and July 8. It includes scores as the matches happen, results, the order of play, news, player profiles, photos, plus on-demand video highlights and features. Best of all are the three live radio channels which broadcast action from Centre Court and Court No. 1 as well as a general station with news and commentary. This official app can even help specators find facilities if theyre visiting the All England Lawn Tennis Club itself.

Wimbledon Grand Slam Tennis (Free)

Before the official Wimbledon app emerged, Wimbledon Grand Slam Tennis was (and still remains) a great resource. The app is perfect for the tennis fanatic and features the latest news, scores, results, schedule and more. Though it’s not the official app, there is plenty of content here like photos, stats, player profiles and even a chat room.

Wimbledon Radio (Free)

Here is a nifty way to listen to a variety of live broadcasts from Wimbledon during the tournament itself. You can also catch up with Wimbledon podcasts featuring the players once matches are over. The app is a handy companion if you’re away from the computer or TV, as it also includes news, results, scores and match schedules so you know when to tune-in to listen to your favorite players in action.

ATP/WTA Live (Free)

Many Wimbledon fans enjoy tennis year-round, so here’s an app that will be useful once the tournament is done. ATP/WTA Live is the official app of the ATP World Tour and World Tennis Association and mainly concentrates on scores in real-time from all the big tennis tournaments worldwide. You’ll also find live stats, draws, rankings, player bios and more. While it doesn’t cover Grand Slam tournaments like Wimbledon, for tennis fans it still serves up an ace.

USTA.TV (Free)

The United States Tennis Association is the governing body of tennis in the U.S. This official app allows everyone to access public and private content posted on the USTA’s Dartfish TV channel for free. You’ll get to see the professionals in action plus experts speaking on tennis-specific topics such as strength and conditioning, mental toughness and training. Players, parents and coaches should find a lot of value here – the route to Grand Slam glory at Wimbledon starts here!

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