British Tennis Players Can Wear In-Match Heart Sensors
December 21, 2020
The Lawn Tennis Association has received approval from the International Tennis Federation to let British players wear Firstbeat heart rate monitors during ITF matches. The ITF oversees events such as all four Grand Slams, the Davis Cup, the Billie Jean King Cup, and tennis at the Summer Olympics.
Firstbeat’s heart rate sensors will track physiological data regarding training load, intensity, fitness, performance readiness, stress, and recovery. British players and coaches will be able to view the data on the Firstbeat app.
“By collecting Firstbeat data during matches, players and coaches alike will have access to actionable insights into how their body truly responds to match situations and stressors,” Nigel Stockill, Firstbeat’s U.K. performance director, said in a statement.
Firstbeat is headquartered in Jyväskylä, Finland. Its heart rate sensors are used by more than 1,000 teams around the world, including the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays, and more than half of NHL teams.