Racquet Network recommends that all players over the age of 50 wear heart rate monitors while playing racquet sports.
New technology allows players to easily wear watches that also monitor their heart rates. The best models even measure the total number of calories that players burn while they play.
Training monitors are a practical gift idea for the senior pickleball player in your family.
POLAR FT1 – Simplest monitoring tool for players who want to keep an eye on their heart rates while playing pickleball. Shows heart rate on large and easy-to-read display.
POLAR FT2 – One step up from the FT1. Shows heart rate on large and easy-to-read display. Calculates maximum heart rate based on age. Alarm can be set to warn players when their heart rate is too high.
POLAR FT7 – Full functionality. Shows heart rate. Optional heart rate alarm. This model also allows players to monitor the number of calories they are burning. Excellent tool for players who are playing pickleball in order to exercise and lose weight.