Each day during the BB&T Atlanta Open and at various other times throughout the Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series, I’ll be featuring a tennis player competing in the series talking about the gadgets and technology they own and travel the world with. In the world of technology, one who relies on technology for everything they do they are called “Power Users”, hence the term for tennis players, “Power Player.” Technology plays a vital role in all our lives, and tennis players use the latest technology on and off the court in different capacities.
You would expect a Georgia Tech student-athlete majoring in mechanical engineering to be surrounded by gadgets and high tech devices, but for Yellow Jacket senior Kevin King, he prefers to keep it simple.
The ACC Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year says he can’t live without his iPod Nano and Bose noise-cancelling headphones.
“They are always with me,” admits King. “I listen to mainly classic rock and current pop music.”
As for computers, King says he’s a “PC guy.”
“I just got a new HP laptop, and I travel with that and the iPod and that keeps me occupied.”
On the court, the hard-serving lefty says he keeps current with racket and string technology.
“For frames, I use the Wilson BLX 6.1 and my strings are Technifibre,” states the Peachtree City, Georgia native. “I’m happy with it and it’s a great racket.”
With King being local to the area, he’s been given a wildcard into the singles qualifying and a main draw doubles wildcard. He starts singles play on Saturday and all the information will be on the tournament’s website at BBTatlantaopen.com.