The Best Tennis Gear for Fashion and Functionality

The Best Tennis Gear for Fashion and Functionality

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The Best Tennis Gear for Fashion and Functionality

The best tennis gear to turn heads on the court this summer

The best tennis gear to turn heads on the court this summer

Text: Molly Wilcox

There’s nothing better than turning heads on the court for your superb Serena Williams-inspired serve or Naomi Osaka backhand. But if you, like me, aren’t exactly playing olympian-status tennis this summer, at least you can still bring home the gold for best tennis gear. From Lululemon to Ralph Lauren and from Nike to Prada, we’ve got you covered.

Apparel

Affordable:

Athleta Match Point Dress 

Athleta’s Match Point Dress comes in white and black, made in their SuperSonic fabric that’s lightweight and comfortable. It’s a slim fit and perfect for layering over your favorite bike shorts. The dress is $89.

Athleta Match Point Dress

Lululemon Play Off the Pleats Skirt

Lululemon’s Play Off pleated skirt comes in six colors: white, black, teal, gold, black camo, and red merlot. The skirt is made from a lightweight, sweat wicking material and includes a zip pocket in the back of the waist band as well as a secret stash pocket in the short lining. The skirt is $68.

Lululemon Play Off the Pleats Skirt

Alo Varsity Tennis Skirt:

This sweet, pleated skirt is a must-have for tennis players the world over. It has an inner short with a hidden pocket and a lightweight feel.

Alo Varsity Tennis Skirt

Adidas Tennis Dress:

The off-white Adidas Tennis Dress on Asos has green trim and a pleated, drop-waist skirt with sleeveless arms. It sports an embroidered Adidas logo, a flattering v-neck, and a box-pleated skirt. The dress is $44.95 on Asos.

Adidas Tennis Luxe Dress

Fashion forward:

L ‘Etolie Performance Team Skort

The Performance Team Skort from L’ Etolie is made from high quality performance stretch fabric and white modern perforated mesh. It’s breathable, comfortable, and includes a built-in under short. The company specializes in luxury tennis fashion. The skirt is $135.

Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Jersey Dress 

The Wimbledon Jersey Dress from Ralph Lauren is part of their Wimbledon 2021 collection and features colorful contrast stripes, a pleated skirt, and the tournament’s signature embroidered patch. The dress is $168.

Ralph Lauren Jersey Dress

Gucci Tennis-Embroidered Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt

Gucci’s Tennis-Embroidered Sweatshirt is perfect for a breezier day. You’ll be sure to turn heads on the court in this retro-inspired ivory sweater that’s an archive motif that was originally created for a country club in 1987. It’s 790 euros on Matches Fashion.

Gucci Tennis Embroidered Sweatshirt

Bags

Affordable:

Wilson Advantage Tennis Bag

This classic tennis bag can be found at most sporting goods stores and offers complete functionality. This bag holds two rackets and comes with a padded top handle. It’s sold for $40 on their website.

Wilson Advantage Tennis Bag

HEAD Tour Team Tennis Backpack:

This racket backpack can hold up to two tennis rackets and comes with plenty of storage for whatever else you may need. The bag comes in five different color combinations and can be found on Amazon for $65.

HEAD Tour Team Tennis Backpack

Fashion Forward: 

Ame and Lulu Tennis Bag

The Hamptons Tennis Tour canvas bag is functional and adorable. It comes in five different colors and is accented with cotton handles and removable adjustable straps to wear the bag as a crossbody. There are two mesh pockets for tennis balls or water bottles. It is $144 on their website.

Ame and Lulu Hamptons Tennis Bag

Parker Thatch Tennis Bag

The cotton-canvas Parker Thatch Tennis Bag comes in different color striping and has the option to personalize with initials. The bag can hold two rackets and has plenty of room for the rest of your gear and accessories. It starts at $325.

Parker Thatch Tennis Bag

Shoes

Affordable:

Adidas Solematch Bounce Tennis Shoe

The Solematch Bounce Tennis shoe from Adidas has a fashionable rubber sole designed to keep you stable and to protect your joints. The white sneaker has the famous three black stripes and is priced at $120.

Adidas SoleMatch Bounce Tokyo Tennis Shoe

Nike Court Air Zoom Vapor

These Nike Court Air Zoom Vapor tennis shoe is highly rated among tennis aficionados. The 3-layer design focuses on breathability, stability, and durability. This lightweight shoe is priced at $120.

Nike Vapor Pro

On The Roger Advantage 

On’s tennis shoe was co-created with tennis star Roger Federer, and includes cloud-level comfort. The shoe is made in a vegan leather and comes in all white or colored accents. The shoe is $139.99.

The Roger Advantage

Fashion Forward:

Gucci Rhyton Sneaker

The Gucci Rhyton Sneaker sports Gucci’s iconic red, green, and white colors and logo tag. The shoe is made from eco-friendly materials and was hand crafted in Italy. The shoe is priced at $790.

Gucci Rhyton Sneakers

Prada Knit Sneaker

The Prada Knit Sneaker could not be more chic. Embroidered with Prada’s classic black triangle logo, these sneakers have durable white, rubber soles and sporty lacing. The sneakers are priced at $850. 

Prada Knit Sneaker

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