Traveling to England to see matches at Wimbledon in person would be a dream come true for just about any tennis fan. Making such a pilgrimage is not feasible for many fans, however, given the expenses of undertaking such a trip. If you are not one of those lucky fans who can go across the pond to watch Wimbledon live, there are plenty of options for you to still get in on the action.
These five apps for your mobile device will let you feel like you are there in person even if you are an entire continent away from the tournament:
1. Official Wimbledon App
Tennis fans can get all of their Wimbledon updates right from the official source with the official Wimbledon 2012 App. It is available for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry. The free official Wimbledon App includes access to Live @ Wimbledon radio and video streams. App users can also get live scores and results from the day's matches. They can obtain the latest news and get updated draws and daily schedules. The official Wimbledon app also features the latest news and up-to-date player information.
2. BBC Sport
BBC has covered Wimbledon since 1937 and is offering coverage on multiple platforms this fall through its BBC Sport app. Mobile device and tablet users can go to the BBC Sport website and enjoy up to six live match streams. They can also find the latest news, player interviews and video highlights from each day's matches at Wimbledon.
ESPN offers a pair of apps to let tennis fans join in the action. The WatchESPN app lets mobile device and tablet users download live matches streamed through ESPN3. The ESPN ScoreCenter keeps users up-to-date with live scores, results, news, interviews and photos from each Wimbledon match. ESPN keeps everything updated around the clock.
4. Wimbledon Grand Slam Tennis
This unofficial Wimbledon app for Android by BrightAI features everything you need to keep updated on Wimbledon. Information includes live match results, real-time scoring, the latest news and photos and updated draws. App users can also follow Grand Slam tweets on Twitter and share their favorite articles through Facebook, Twitter or email.
ScoreMobile is a good option if you want to personalize your Wimbledon 2012 experience. It offers a MyScore feature that lets tennis fans follow their favorite player. They can skip right to news and scores on anyone from Rafael Nadal to Roger Federer. ScoreMobile is also a good resource for obtaining news and scores from other sports. It is a free app for BlackBerry users.
John Coon has covered tennis at all levels as a sports reporter based in Salt Lake City. Coon was raised in a tennis loving family. All three of his sisters played competitively and Coon himself enjoys playing at a recreational level.