The Babolat Play&Connect interactive tennis racket was designed to help players get a better indication of their skills and how to improve their swing out on the court.

The prototype, which has now been put into action at the French Open in Paris, has moved from the development phase to the hands of professional tennis stars looking to get an edge over their competitors.

Packed inside the handle of the racket are sensors and other electronics that record each movement the player makes as well as the ball movement. After completing a match, the athlete can then download information about their swing, power, ball movement and more via a USB, or they can watch live updates through a wireless connection to a tablet, smartphone or other computer.