Weekly design inspiration: Tennis

After over a month away, we’re back to our creative best and paying homage to the quintessentially British sporting event gracing our television screens for the next two weeks, Wimbledon. So while we marvel over why a pineapple sits proud atop the Men’s Singles trophy, here’s a look at our tennis inspiration for the week…

Racket stringing

Shot with a Canon C100 Cinema Camera with a Canon 100mm F2.8L Macro lens, we found this video of a tennis racket being restrung to be weirdly therapeutic.

Racket Stringing from Kiwi Bird Productions on Vimeo.

Wimbledon iPad app

For our next piece of Wimbledon inspiration we’ve selected this concept design for a Wimbledon app. We love the clean layout of and think it strikes a great balance between design, branding and user experience.

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Wimbledon iPad app via behance

Tennis inspired animations

Originally created for the 2015 French Open, this set of cute animations were part of IBM’s interactive campaign for the tournament. There were eight animations in total, that were displayed via large-scale advertisements around Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport and the Roland-Garros stadium. We’d love these to make an appearance at this year’s Wimbledon – especially if a strawberries and cream animation could be made!

French Open animations via itsnicethat.com

Configured to order rackets

If you’re like us, and are not the most athletic of people, you’ll love this racket designer we came across on Head.com. Rather than having to do actual physical activity, we can spend our afternoon designing our own racket and feel quite sporty doing it. Worth a look, right?

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HEAD custom made tennis racket via HEAD.com

Egg shapers

Our final piece of inspiration brings out our inner kitchen-goddess. We found these quirky egg shapers that’ll turn your everyday soft boiled eggs into glorious tennis balls!

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Egg shapers via mnkbusiness.com

And while you’re waiting for your egg to boil, here are some delightful Pimms recipes to keep you occupied…

Missed out last doughnut-themed design inspiration article? Catch up with it here.

Drop back in next Friday for more inspiration from our creative team. Found something you think we should have included? Pop it in the comments box below.

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