The French tennis equipment manufacturer Babolat is currently working on a racquet prototype called Play & Connect. As its name indicates, it is actually a fully connected device, which hopes to leverage tech innovation to bring the game of tennis to its next level.

In practical terms, the racquet collects real-time data every time it hits the ball, a technology that could transform it into a very useful tool for players and coaches, especially during practice.

To prove its point, Babolat asked to no one less than tennis champ Rafael Nadal to have a play with its new toy:

If you are interested in what Babolat already calls “tomorrow’s racquet”, stay tuned during the upcoming French Open; according to the company, it will make sure to reveal more information on this exciting project before the end of Roland Garros.