Leave it to Serena Williams to win the Grand Slam title in tennis and tennis fashion.
Her choice of wardrobe has inspired many brands to release fashionable tennis apparel. These new lines of dresses, skirts, shirts, and accessories have gone out of the clay court and into everyday use. The advent of hi-tech comfortable fabrics also became a selling point for normal people to try these activewear clothes.
So whether you're drilling your drives or perfecting your backhand swings, or whether you're just in it for that "tennis look", we have come up with a top ten list of tennis apparel brands that will keep you stylish in and out of the court.
If you can't play the part (as great as Serena), then at least look amazing doing it.
How We Reviewed
We didn't base our reviews on the brand's popularity. Instead, we used certain parameters and these are: Pros and Cons, Features, Price, and Availability.
This goes without saying that the items on our list are what we think are the best in terms of style and performance. Price-wise, some brands are more expensive than others, so think carefully before buying.
What We Reviewed
Here's a rundown of the brands on this list.
Whether it is on clay or grass, you can never go wrong rocking those Three Stripes tennis apparel. For ladies, a three-piece Adidas is a classic style with Adidas twist.
Start it off with a Tennis Club Polo Top. Made with 100% breathable recycled polyester fabric, keeping your cool on the court is no sweat - as easy as $26. The stylish v-neck and collar make it a good casual wear, too.
Pair this shirt with the Adidas Womens Barricade Skirt, a stretch fit skirt crafted with comfort, mobility, and freshness in mind. Made of 88% polyester and 12% spandex, this skirt will fit any body type (and definitely, any playing style). It also has a distinct webbing design that adds more flair to it. A single serve of this skirt costs around $24 (in black or red colors).
Last, never miss a return with Women's Barricade 2018 Tennis Shoe, Adidas's high-performance kicks. The forged mesh upper part ensures stretch and support to adapt to your every move. Patented Adiprene+ and Adituff materials are incorporated to protect the foot, prevent injuries, boost performance, and enhance lateral movements. A pair is all yours for at least $97.
The Barricade series and other Adidas gear is available on Amazon.
Bjorn Borg is synonymous with tennis immortality. While no one can replicate his greatness, you can wear him inside the court.
Every man must have at least one Bjorn Borg Men's Tennis Tee in his wardrobe. This tennis apparel features the Hydro Pro wicking technology. The 100% polyester fabric is designed to maximize air circulation without hindering movement. The round neck and contrasting short sleeve colors make up for a sleek and sporty style in and out of the court. Get it for around $116.
Comfy outside and even comfier inside - that's the effect of Bjorn Borg Men's Stripe Trunk. Made of 95% cotton, these undies keep your inner parts cool and free from sores while you unleash that finishing drive. With 5% elastane, this fabric is guaranteed to retain its shape despite several uses. It is also easy to wash and is machine-safe. A set comes in a pack of three for as low as $31.
For $60, your getup is complete with the Bjorn Borg Men's Leon Narrow Shorts. With a slim cut, these shorts look good with tennis shoes or your favorite loafers. Composed of 55% cotton and 45% polyester, these shorts are machine-safe and non-fading. They are only available in white, though.
For more Bjorn Borg tennis apparel, check out the products on Amazon.
The renowned fashion designer Tory Burch infused her fashion sense into the tennis world with her Tory Sport tennis apparel brand.
Rock the tennis grounds with a pair of Tory Sport Women's Seamless Contrast Chevron Leggings for $98. The stretch fabric (92% nylon, 8% elastane) makes sure you can show off your sexy curves - and your curveball too, as the leg-hugging fit delivers maximum mobility and comfort. The contrasting chevron design on the lower part adds another illusion of movement, giving you another advantage inside the court.
When the match is over, put your trusty racket inside the chic Tory Burch Sport Sling Backpack Racket Bag (Plaid). The interior is lined with navy tech fabric to protect your racket. The two-way zip-around closure is there so you can take your racket anytime you want. There's also a strap pocket for your phone and a removable bottle slot inside. The red-and-blue plaid gives you an air of royalty, while the tennis ball tassel punctuates your arrival in the court.
This classy sling bag is not pocket-friendly though, fetching as low as $328 on Amazon or Tory Sport website.
We love New Balance shoes for its iconic design and quality. We can say the same for its line of tennis apparel and footwear.
Run up and down the court wearing the New Balance Men's 996v3 Hard Court Tennis Shoe. These kicks are made to maximize your range of motion. Thanks to its low-top cut, you can ride low to the ground in every movement, ensuring a stable base, quick change of direction, and leg power delivery.
The lightweight materials and breathable fabric give your feet maximum support and comfort. The herringbone knit pattern and various colorways give your shoes a unique flair that suits your playing style and personality. A brand new pair costs about $129.
Speaking of flair, the New Balance Men's Rally Court Crew Shirt is also one of our favorites. The sweat-wicking stretch fabric (93% polyester, 7% spandex) provides excellent moisture management and body fit. We recommend the yellow color for its daring vibes. Get if for as low as $40 on Amazon or New Balance websites.
It is said, games are won during training days. Before you step into the clay or grass court, hone your skills during practices.
To improve your performance, we recommend donning an LNDR sportswear. While not exactly a tennis apparel brand, LNDR is known for its activewear products such as the LNDR Gamma Sports Bra. This bra features a high-performance fabric with superb moisture management and stretch fit (72% nylon, 19% polypropylene, 9% elastane). It is also anti-bacterial and anti-odor, so you smell fresh even after a long workout.
The racer back panel offers excellent ventilation while the seamless construction allows ease of movement. The waistband offers medium support, so your chest area is protected even during the hardest grind-out sessions.
This sports bra is also ideal for other high-performance activities like rock climbing, weight lifting and yoga. You can get it for $94 on Amazon. Or visit the LDNR official website for more products.
When it comes to tennis apparel, HEAD is one of the most popular brands. Its dedication to technology manifests in its line of tennis rackets and apparel.
Design meets functionality. This is the core feature of the HEAD Women's Athletic Tennis Skort, a skirt and shorts hybrid for on and off-court use. Its iconic waistband fits snugly but moves with your body so it stays put even during heavy workouts. It uses an excellent moisture-wicking, flexible fabric (90% polyester, 10% spandex) to keep you comfy, dry, and cool.
And what else is cool? The design. The seamless construction of the skirt and leg parts of the shorts gives it a modern look. The back part even has a secret pocket to keep your small stuff when you're wearing it during off days!
These skorts come in three different styles: Rally (brushed streaks), Pleated (sectional pleats), and First Serve (solid color). This tennis skort is yours for as low as $20 from Amazon or HEAD official store.
Another tennis apparel brand we highly recommend is Slazenger, a British company dedicated to good 'ol British sports like golf, cricket, and tennis.
And you can't spell "British" without "rain". Don't let the drizzle discourage you from perfecting your swings or finishing your morning jog. So we recommend getting a Slazenger Mens Drop Shot Full Zip Micro Fleece Jacket.
This jacket has micro-fleece linings to keep you warm and dry during cold and damp days. It is also very utilitarian; it has zippered sleeve and hand pockets. It also features flat-lock stitching, inner plackets, and a chin guard (for extra cold days).
This jacket is available in 6 different colors though we suggest getting the black or white ones for a classic and clean look. This jacket is available on Amazon for around $43.
So you thought we dropped the Swoosh off the list? Nike made a mark on the tennis world for its edgy tennis apparel - just ask the legendary Serena Williams.
To embrace your inner Serena, add to your wardrobe the famous NIKE Women's Victory Skirt. This skirt is to tennis just like the Swoosh is to Nike; the signature design.
Featuring the iconic pleats, this skirt has Nike's patented Dri-FIT technology fabric. This 84-16 polyester/spandex mix gives the skirt breathability, comfort, and body mobility. It is easy to wash and machine safe, so it can take a beating during and after workouts. The interior compression shorts blend seamlessly with the construction to give this skirt its edgy look. Score a match point with this skirt for about $70.
And if you are looking for accessories, Nike also offers high-performance wristbands and headbands. Both are made of high-quality materials and cost $11 each.
For more Nike tennis apparel, check out Amazon or the official Nike tennis store.
We can't complete our list without Wilson, probably the brand best associated with tennis. People may only know it for its iconic 'W' logo on the rackets of players, but it also offers high-performance tennis apparel and accessories.
And what are tennis rackets without the carrying bag? Simple but stylish, the Wilson Federer Team Collection Tennis Bag will instantly boost your tennis cred before you even step on the court. Named after the superstar Roger Federer, this bag will carry everything you need.
Measuring 9.1 X 29.5 X 13 inches, this bag can fit up to 6 tennis rackets. It also has external pockets for personal items like phone or keys. It is weatherproof and dustproof, so all your stuff is safe inside. This stylish bag is yours for $60 from Amazon.
Nothing screams "tennis" more than the classic all-white dress, a tradition that goes way back in the early days of tennis.
If you dig this clean and classic look, then get a hold of the Monreal London Womens Ace Dress, available via Amazon for around $154.
Featuring a round neck and racerback design, this dress is made of high-wicking, elastic fabric (74% polyamide, 26% elastane) for ultimate flexibility, mobility, support, and comfort. It has hi-low hemline for maximum movement and grace.
But if you prefer pants, Monreal also offers the Womens Hi-Tech Seamless Leggings. These pants are made of high-quality stretch fabric that hugs your legs and hips, thus showing off your curves. Who said sports isn't sexy?
But this tight fit also means your body can move easily and quickly, making these leggings perfect for workouts like tennis, running, lifting, and even yoga. This pair of leggings can be purchased for around $100.
We don't really have a single favorite in the list. These are all good products crafted with the best materials and design.
But if you must choose, consider your budget. Some items like the LNDR are on the pricier side. You might also want to watch your tennis idols and see what brands they are wearing.