If you are anything like me or my tennis friends, your life is busy and you are usually juggling your outfits with your daily activities — from the gym, to work, to the court, to running errands, etc.! So we wanted to help you out and grabbed 10 super cute pieces from Nike and made several different outfits perfect for all areas of your day — from sporty to sassy to strong looks — we’ve got you covered!
Like the professional athletes of our sport, today’s tennis players don’t just play tennis anymore to get their exercise in — you can find them in the gym, running, hiking, taking barre classes, kickboxing, cross-fitting, etc. Which is why this blog is a shout out to those dynamic ladies out there who find themselves on the court, off the court, in the gym and every where in between on a daily basis. These are the looks the active, athletic tennis ladies live in.
Being that tennis has consumed a good 95% of my life, you can assume that means my family and friends eat, sleep and breathe almost as much tennis as I do on a daily basis (and I certainly make sure they get their daily dose of tennis). Even the members of my family that don’t play tennis anymore still love the clothes and accessories that tennis players adorn from the hoodies to headbands to tops and capris, etc. And don’t even get me started on the obsession from my brother-in-law-to-be with the sour candy from Sugarpova.
With that being said, although I am slacking slightly this year in my gift buying, there’s a good chance most of my presents will be bought where? Where else but the Warehouse! So while I can’t disclose too much on the specifics of my shopping cart because I know I have snoopers in my family…I can offer some pretty awesome stocking stuffers (I’m talking some seriously fun swag for under $20!) for you guys to contemplate for the tennis lovers in your life!
I’ve tried to play outside twice in the last couple weeks. How did it go, you ask? Fail. The supernova, I mean, the sun was SO bright I literally. Couldn’t. See. Anything. Serving into the sun resulted in my eyes reacting to the excessive light by watering intensively. I looked like I was crying the entire time I was on court. Not a good look. Nothing like some fully fledged sun-gazing from which there is no reprieve. The points were a series of flailing swings cleverly combined with approximated guesses as to where I thought the ball was in front of me. I’d really like to say that I am exaggerating this experience, but I think I have sunburned retinas.
I’ve spent the last six years of my life predominantly playing indoors, so the use of hats has been reasonably redundant. Now, having relocated to (extremely) sunny California, and with the nice reminder around the office of outdoor tennis at the BNP, the opportunity arises. I thought it would be nice to acknowledge the sunshine and give you all a good way to keep the sun out of our eyes. Nike, step forth. The Nike Men’s Spring Advantage Feather Light Hat and the Nike Women’s Spring Feather Light Hat are perfect.
These hats function not only to keep the sun off your face, the sweat out of your eyes, and but also, ladies, to keep your hair out of the way. Multipurpose! When the sun’s glaring down it’s nice to give our eyes a little break with some much needed shade and glare protection from the black underbill of these Nike hats. They’re shaped really well to fit your head and have a quick-adjust closure at the back so they’re easy to tighten or loosen in the middle of a match.
Feather Light is the way to go with the Dri-Fit terry sweatband to wick away sweat and mesh insets to let little breezes keep your head as cool as possible. Both the men’s and women’s versions of these Feather Light hats keep even the hottest head cool. They’re super light and completely functional while looking really awesome, too. The Feather Light Series has different colors of the same hat being, so it’s perfect for those looking to match an outfit, make a statement or stay traditional in white or black. There are also Feather Light Visors for both the ladies and the guys, so options for everyone.
Get outside and enjoy some tennis in the sun.