Tennis is one of the most popular sports globally, and continues to increase in popularity due to its exposure on television, the rise of young professional talent, and the ability of players to compete throughout their lifespan.
It’s important to choose the right gift for the tennis player in your life, and here you’ll find ideas ranging from clothing & shoes to books, racquets, and training tools.
20. On “The Roger” Tennis Shoe
“The Roger” tennis shoes are a top choice for tennis footwear. Offering both on and off-court models, “The Roger” offers a blend of comfort, performance, and style for all surfaces.
You’ll start to see more and more professional players rocking “The Roger” on tour in 2024, but the shoe is currently worn by four-time Grand Slam Champion Iga Swiatek, and 2023 U.S. Open semifinalist, Ben Shelton.
19. Asics FF3 Novak Tennis Shoe
Asics prides itself on making a shoe that not only is incredibly comfortable but geared toward all game styles. So whether you’re a baseliner or counterpuncher, this shoe will work well for you.
Stability, flexibility, speed, and comfort are the main points of this shoe, and you’ll notice that several tour players (including the namesake) wear these because of the incredible quality they provide.
18. Lululemon Men’s & Women’s Tennis Collection
Luluemon recently began offering a wider range of tennis apparel for both men and women that is comfortable, stylish, and practical.
For men, my two favorite picks are the Kore Shorts which come in multiple colors, lengths, and an optional liner, and the Tuvalu Tee.
For women, the Court Rival High-Rise Skirt and Swiftly Tech Racerback Tank Top are great options.
17. Head Line Tennis Racquet
Head is a trusted and popular choice for racquets among players on both the ATP and WTA Tours.
Head offers racquets for all experience levels and game styles, with a cool drop down menu on the website to help find the right racquet for you.
16. “The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance” by W. Timothy Gallwey
Tennis involves a large mental component in addition to the physical, and this book serves as a guide to reaching the state of “relaxed concentration,” both on the court and in day-to-day living.
Learn how to overcome self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses in concentration to reach your full potential on the court.
15. TRX Pro4 System Suspension Trainer
The TRX Pro4 Suspension Trainer is an incredibly versatile and effective piece of training equipment that every player should have in their bag.
The Pro 4 Suspension Trainer is a great tool for developing total body functional strength, power, stability, and mobility. It also comes with multiple anchoring solutions, to allow you to use it in the gym, hotel room, or directly on the court.
Be sure to also check out the TRX for Tennis 2.0 program for 6 weeks of tennis-specific training to take your game to the next level.
14. TRX Rip Trainer
The TRX Rip Trainer is a unique & highly effective training tool that will enhance a certain movement tennis athletes are required to execute quite frequently: rotation.
The Rip Trainer can be anchored to attachment points both in the gym and on the court, and exercises can be used by players to enhance rotational power and overall core stability in a highly specific fashion.
The TRX Training Club (more details listed below) includes several Rip Trainer workouts to help you get started.
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13. TRX for Tennis 2.0 Training Program
Level up your performance on the court with this training program designed specifically for tennis athletes by ATP Strength & Conditioning Coach, Justin Russ.
This program is in 3 phases progressing over 6 weeks and aims to improve work capacity, strength, and explosiveness while helping you stay on court pain & injury-free.
12. TRX Training Club Membership Subscription
The TRX Training Club is your source for live and on-demand TRX programming.
Here, you’ll find a variety of workout class options, featuring the TRX Suspension Trainer, Rip Trainer, YBells, and more, with several options for your experience level and training goals.
11. TRX Strength Bands
Strength bands are another highly versatile, effective, and portable training tool that should be utilized by every tennis player.
They provide you the ability to do just about anything, from strength-based exercises to flexibility, to tennis-specific movement and footwork.
My athletes will use the blue 5-15lb (1/4”) band for all shoulder strengthening & activation movements, and we’ll tie a green 15-30lb (1/2”) to an orange 35-70lb (1”) band for added length during tennis-specific footwork drills.
While you’re at it, grab yourself a TRX Bandit, a pair of attachable handles for your bands, to allow for even more options.
10. TRX Exercise (Mini) Bands
Performing a proper on-court warm-up is essential for improving performance and preventing injury. Because of the large amount of stress tennis places on the lower extremity, activation of the musculature in the legs & hips is a particularly good idea.
TRX Exercise Bands are cost-effective, will take up minimal space in your bag, and offer a quick and simple way to prepare the glutes and other musculature surrounding the hips for the demands of tennis.
9. Slinger Slam Pack
The Slinger Launcher is the ultimate tool for solo training, combining a tennis bag and ball machine.
The Launcher is lightweight and can be placed anywhere on the court to practice any shot at varying speeds and levels of spin.
8. Functional Tennis Saber
The Functional Tennis Saber is a unique, sweet spot training tool designed to help you better understand the optimal contact point of the racquet face.
Made of quality composite materials and offering grip sizes of 2 and 1, there’s no need to adjust your grip or playing style to enjoy the training benefits of the Saber.
7. TRX Rev Roller
Foam rolling is a great, efficient way to both prepare muscles for upcoming demands of sport/exercise and also for post-exercise recovery.
The TRX Rev Roller is a great gift for the tennis player in your life and is something they can keep in their bag and use during tournaments to get their body feeling loose before getting on the court.
6. Theragun Pro / Theragun Mini by Therabody
Theragun describes itself as “The world’s best massage device,” this tool is a great gift for any tennis player. It’s been shown to decrease muscle soreness and fatigue, speed up recovery, and relieve pain and discomfort.
The Theragun Mini may be particularly appealing to tennis athletes due to its size and portability.
Both options allow the user access to programming and personalized wellness routines on the Therabody app.
5. BlazePod Reaction Training Lights
Blazepods are reaction training lights designed to improve physical and cognitive skills, and reaction time, and provide a unique and fun dimension to your training.
Tennis involves repetitive reactions to a visual stimulus, so being able to incorporate this into your off-court training will provide you with an advantage over your opponents.
4. Topspin Pro
Adding topspin to your groundstrokes allows for higher percentage shots over the net, and causes the ball to dip back down into the court. Additionally, the bounce height is greater, making your opponent’s life a little bit more difficult.
The Topspin Pro is an innovative, portable training tool that allows you to train alone, at the location of your choice while mastering the art of topspin.
3. Olimpia Fit Dry Towel
It’s important to keep a few high-quality towels on hand to use throughout the match. OlimpiaFit towels come in a 3 pack, with three different-sized towels.
They’re soft, ultra-absorbent, and fast drying, as well as anti-microbial.
They also come with a carrying case for easy storage in your bag.
2. TRX Medicine Balls
Medicine balls are a great training tool for a variety of different goals, but particularly effective for tennis-specific workouts because of the way they allow you to set up in the correct foot positions, load the legs/hips, rotate, and release the ball.
With my athletes, I’ll usually keep the weight of the balls relatively light, ranging anywhere between 6 and 10 lbs.
1. Firstbeat Sports Athlete Monitoring System
Optimize your training with comprehensive physiological analytics.
The Firstbeat system allows for real-time monitoring of training load and intensity, as well as daily recovery. Firstbeat quantifies your training into aerobic and anaerobic scores, provides a quantitative measure of intensity called TRIMP, and provides valuable insight into your overall training loads to help optimize performance, prevent injury, and peak at the correct times.
It’s important to consider the preferences & needs of the recipient when choosing the perfect gift for the tennis player in your life. This list should provide you with a diverse range of gift ideas to start with.