The Tennis App Free Rating 8/10 Wimbledon is regarded by many as the most prestigious of the four Grand Slam tournaments. As it enters its second week and the finals approach, you can be sure that fans the world over are developing a renewed interest in the sport, and even in getting onto the courts to play a little tennis themselves. The Tennis App was devised by the Bryan brothers to be 'the' tennis app. The twins, Bob and Mike, have won 11 Grand Slam doubles titles and are seeded number two for Wimbledon. They lost out at the recent French Open in their bid to claim a record 12th title. With all that fame behind the American siblings it is a pleasant surprise that this app is free. When you first use the app, besides the buttons for news, rankings, scores and shopping, you will see a section to download training videos. Cynical me immediately thought: 'Oh yes, free until you have to pay to download content.' But it's all free, and the concept is to save space on your iPhone; you only download what you need. The videos are broken down to cover specific shots, and within each lesson, for example 'Forehand Top', you'll find further videos that break the shot down by viewing angle, and then go into the components of the shot. A sliding bar allows you to slow the video speed so you can try to better understand the action. Descriptive captions provide even more information. Left-handed players have also been considered and by adjusting the settings, videos are flipped so they are shown from a left-handed perspective. There are 12 lessons available for download plus a further four sessions with other world-class players such as Jelena Jankovic. You are encouraged to check back often for new training videos. The news section promises headlines, tweets, and messages, but seems to comprise stories from sources such as ESPN and BBC Sport, and tends to be a day or two behind. Similarly, the 'live' matches can be several days old. To get news hot off the press, I download event-specific apps, such as the Wimbledon app. Finally, for those obsessed with their game, ProTracker Tennis (free) allows you, or your coach, to track a live game by tapping the visual of the tennis court on your iPhone or iPad. This indicates the outcome of each stroke, so that afterwards you can analyse your opponent's strengths and weaknesses. For most, that will be a stroke too far.