Tennis superstar surprises kids with once-in-a-lifetime training session from over 4,000 miles (7,000km) away.
- Emma Raducanu surprises two young grassroots tennis players with the first-ever 5G hologram tennis coaching session, while more than 4,000 miles away.
- Emma appeared as a live 3D hologram in London and led an unforgettable training session all the way from her training camp in Abu Dhabi.
- Vodafone’s superfast 5G, combined with new 3D technology, meant there was no delay between Emma in Abu Dhabi and her 5G hologram in London.
- Vodafone showcases how 5G connectivity and technology has the potential to change coaching by connecting promising grassroots tennis players with the very best coaches from around the world.
- New research from Vodafone has revealed that almost half of Brits (47%) believe future advances in technology could improve the way children learn to play the game. 43% think it could change how they’re introduced to the sport.
- Dr Ian Pearson, futurologist, predicts that technology – such as Vodafone 5G – has the potential to open up endless possibilities for tennis in the future.
Thanks to new hologram technology powered by Vodafone’s 5G network, 20-year-old tennis superstar Emma Raducanu has surprised two talented young grassroots tennis players with the first-ever 5G holographic coaching session – despite them being 4,370 miles (7,032km) apart.
The once-in-a-lifetime lesson came as a complete surprise to Sam Clague, 14, from Wiltshire and T’nae Diamond Paisley, 12, from Birmingham. Emma appeared as a live 3D hologram in London and led an unforgettable training session with the talented youngsters all the way from her training camp in Abu Dhabi.
The lesson was delivered live and in real time over Vodafone’s 5G network. Superfast 5G and innovative 3D holographic technology meant that, despite the huge distance, there was no delay between Emma delivering the lesson in Abu Dhabi and her 5G hologram on court at the All England Club’s Community Tennis Centre in London.