Tennis is one of the few sports that has a history of fashion and elegance. Today, players literally have limitless options to choose from. It is important to carefully select materials that breathe well such as performance fabrics like dry wik or poly cotton blends. Never let them see you sweat applies.
Make no mistake, function outperforms fashion every time on the court but that doesn’t mean you can’t express yourself. The days of shopping as local Club pro shops and sporting goods stores are becoming obsolete making it harder to find proper attire. Retail everywhere is being replaced by online stores. How do you know you’re getting exactly what you paid if you can’t see it beforehand?
First off, tennis clothing should be form fitting and cling to the body without impeding a player’s performance. That does not mean however that players should wear tight clothing either. True fit is the best policy if you aren’t sure. Light colors are also recommended. Technology has caught up with these lightweight fabrics and now clothing has built in SPH ratings from the sun.
Another factor to consider is Total comfort is the major consideration is longevity on the court. The last thing a player wants is to be encumbered by their clothing. While sweatshirts, jogging pants, and long sleeves may protect you from the sun, they won’t deliver performance on the tennis court. Layers might be a better choice throughout the day.
Accessories come in a variety of choices as well. It always a good idea to protect yourself from the sun. Hats, visors, and other protective head wear is always effective.
For women, a variety tops and shirts are available both with and without sleeves. As Tennis has become more physical and competitive so too have the types of performance wearables. Today’s tennis tops may include cami-tanks, baby tees, halter tanks, v-back tanks, and tie halter tanks which are all appropriate choices for most club and recreational settings. Skirts, shorts, and one-piece dresses are always great and safe choice as well especially wherever they might be a dress code.
Men’s tennis apparel has made probably the most progress in recent years and fashion is all the rage. While men still are limited to tops and shorts, performance t-shirts and sleeveless shirts are becoming more popular with the competitive athletes.
The best way to really know what options are right for you is to ask around and get as many opinions as possible before you invest too much money.