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Customize your player and compete against others online with Ultimate Tennis. Photo Credit: 9M Interactive

By Peter King Special to Newsday

Tennis moves into the national spotlight Monday when the U.S. Open championships begins in Queens. Whether you’re going to Arthur Ashe Stadium, watching the event on television or perfecting your own game, these apps will serve you well.

U.S. Open 2018 (iOS, Android; free)

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Tennis moves into the national spotlight Monday when the U.S. Open championships begins in Queens. Whether you’re going to Arthur Ashe Stadium, watching the event on television or perfecting your own game, these apps will serve you well.

U.S. Open 2018

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(iOS, Android; free)

Tennis 24 - (iOS, Android; free) - A well-done app for tennis fans, Tennis 24 gives you news and live scores from more than 2,000 tournaments. The app also has an extensive database of past tournaments and results. You can search by player and see match-by-match results both in singles and doubles competition and how they did on various court surfaces. Photo Credit: Tennis 24

The official app of the tournament is a must for anyone heading to Arthur Ashe Stadium. There’s a comprehensive guide to the stadium (everything from where to find baby-changing stations to wheelchair escorts). You can avoid lines when you get there by using the app to scan your tickets at the gate. There are also tons of photos, news, videos and information on this year’s tournament and a look back at great moments from past U.S. Opens.

Tennis 24

(iOS, Android; free)

A well-done app for tennis fans, Tennis 24 gives you news and live scores from more than 2,000 tournaments. The app also has an extensive database of past tournaments and results. You can search by player and see match-by-match results both in singles and doubles competition and how they did on various court surfaces. 

TennisKeeper

(iOS; free)

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For serious weekend tennis players who play for fun and fitness, TennisKeeper will help you track your scores and matches. Its real strength, however, is for those who own an Apple Watch. Using Apple Health technology, TennisKeeper shows you at a glance the distance you have covered on the court and your heart rate. The iPhone app lets you log notes about your game and the strengths and weaknesses of prospective opponents.

Ultimate Tennis

TennisKeeper - (iOS; free) - For serious weekend tennis players who play for fun and fitness, TennisKeeper will help you track your scores and matches. Its real strength, however, is for those who own an Apple Watch. Using Apple Health technology, TennisKeeper shows you at a glance the distance you have covered on the court and your heart rate. The iPhone app lets you log notes about your game and the strengths and weaknesses of prospective opponents. Photo Credit: Christina Lau

(iOS, Android; free)

If you’re looking for a tennis game for your high-end smartphone, Ultimate Tennis comes up aces. The game features beautiful graphics and you control your players and shots with easy-to-maneuver finger swipes. You can fully customize your tennis character, even down to the equipment he or she uses. You can compete against other players online or go one-on-one against the game’s artificial intelligence opponent.