Wimbledon in 2036

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  1. Sentinel

    Sentinel Talk Tennis Guru

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    Anyone seen this link.

    http://hsbc.wimbledon.com/futures.htm

    Some points...
    • Monitoring athlete performance and enhancing spectator enjoyment in the game will be a big part in the future of Wimbledon
    • Sensors will monitor muscular contractions, measuring fatigue and minimizing strain on tiring muscles
    • Sweat levels will be monitored to gauge hydration levels and indicate stress levels
    Player's will be able to train on virtual courts such as Centre Court and select their opponent
    • Tennis robots could simulate an opponents game strategy
    • Training will be maximized between physical training sessions, as opponents’ games can be watched passively in the virtual world during recovery
    • Interchangeable lenses will allow players greater visibility on court in adverse lighting conditions.
    • Clothing fabrics will be capable of regulating a player's temperature
    • Active strapping/ compression solutions will adapt the level of compression according to the temperature of the clothing fabrics
    • Strings will bruise before breaking
    • Stiffer, lighter materials will lead to greater control of the racket weight distribution allowing the player to generate more spin
    • Wireless sensors will be embedded into the frame of the racket to record racket speed
    • Holographic projection technology will allow live game feeds to be projected in 3D environments
    • Tennis matches could be brought to us live in 3D in our living room
    • Audiences will see real-time feedback given to players during matches
     
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  2. Bartelby

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    I wonder if it's the infamous polarization that will allow racquet weight distribution to generate more spin? Or what else would?
     
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  3. kOaMaster

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    seems a little contradictory to me?
    why would you make extra embedded sensors if you want the racket to be light?
     
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  4. MethodTennis

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    wimbledon 2261 maybe in 250 years but 25, get real. They should have spent less on researching what might happen and more on even trying to make one of these ideas a eality (throwing money into a black hole)
     
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    Predicting the long-term future seldom ends well. In the 1960s, a lot of people thought much of humanity would be living on the moon by the year 2000. What an epic fail that turned out to be.
     
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  6. MixieP

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    I'm glad to see that my bank is sponsoring Wimbledon. Money well spent.

    I think Andy will adapt quickly to the new virtual courts. He spends most of his time there already, as I understand it.
     
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    2036 and still no men's english singles champ!
     
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  8. Nadalfan89

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    All of those things are perfectly possible even nowadays. It's just far too expensive right now. Those saying that it's impossible in 25 years should really read a book about technology...
     
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  9. Tammo

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    it seems fine the way it is now.
     
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  10. Sentinel

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    haha !!!

    What if they make racquets that can't be smashed ??? :shock::shock:
     
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