Tennis is a great sport with a unique wardrobe. Many athletes look fairly disheveled while playing a sport with baggy t-shirts or sweatpants, but traditional tennis gear has a distinct touch of elegance. Men typically wear tennis shorts, which hit above the knee, along with a polo shirt. Many tennis venues require players to wear a collared shirt for matches but a t-shirt may be allowed in some places. Women generally wear a tennis dress or skirt with a polo shirt or other fitted top. Baseball caps or visors are worn to shield your eyes from the sun.
Staying cool while also protecting your skin from the sun is key when playing tennis in the summer! Here are some great stylish but functional pieces to consider adding to your tennis wardrobe.
This supportive racerback tank features moisture-wicking fabric and a mesh back to help you stay cool during summer matches. Nike Dri-Fit technology is unbeatable when it comes to sweat protection. The crisp white color is classic and will match a variety of bottoms.
This tennis skirt has fun ruffles and is made with laser-cut precision to allow you to move freely while
also keeping you cool and dry with specialty Climachill fabric. The solid black color will match a variety of tennis tank tops and polo shirts, making it a versatile addition to your wardrobe.
Iconic preppy brand Lilly Pulitzer has a 2018 tennis collection featuring coordinating tennis pieces. This tennis dress offers sun protection with specialty UPF 50+ fabric and a built-in bra for support. Meryl yarn is super soft and also provides great moisture-wicking to keep you cool and dry during a match.
This classic polo shirt is made with specialty Climachill fabric to help keep you cool and dry during a tennis match. The fabric is also UPF 30 which helps protect your skin in intense sun.
These shorts are the perfect length with an elastic drawcord at the waist for an athletic fit. Moisture-
wicking fabric keeps you cool and dry.
NikeCourt Zonal Cooling Advantage Tennis Polo ($90)
This shirt for men is designed with targeted breathability in high-heat zones. While technically a polo, this shirt features modern elements such as a zip neck and minimal collar for maximum comfort.