Tennis Apparel

Written by Patricia Skinner
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Few categories of sports apparel are more influenced by fashions of the day quite in the way that tennis apparel is. In turn, tennis apparel actually influences fashions in general. So much so that in addition to the big names in sportswear, such as Adidas, Nike and more, there are companies that specialize only in tennis apparel, such as Balle de Match.

Tennis apparel for men and women can be as simple, as elegant, or as downright outrageous as the player wishes. Indeed, many great tennis players have made a name for themselves on the strength of their individual tennis apparel. Tennis apparel has, in fact, become such a cult that a whole industry has grown up around it, and many of us wear our tennis apparel on and off the courts.

From Bracelets To Shoes

Just one offshoot of the tennis apparel fashion industry is the enormously popular tennis bracelet. This fashion item has now become a must-have for many women, including those who have never even been on a tennis court in their lives. There are even ranges of tennis apparel for children. Tennis shoes are also an item of fashion that's popular on and off the courts.

Some of the most fashionable names in the tennis world include Venus and Serena Williams, the sisters who have made a name for themselves both as tennis greats (they were the first ever to be siblings at number one and number two in the tennis world), and setters of style. The tennis apparel fashion industry is not new. It stretches back to the 19th Century when tennis first became a very popular sport and women shortened and lightened their clothing in order to be able to play better.


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