As a tennis coach, it’s my job to make sure budding players learn the tennis’s ins and outs. But, let me tell you, sometimes teaching someone to refine their serves is a whole lot easier than picking gifts for tennis-playing friends.
However, this year, I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands and compile a list of gift ideas for tennis players that’ll appeal to even the most exacting tennis enthusiast.
So, if you’re on the hunt for a tennis-themed gift for your loved ones this Christmas – be sure to give this compilation a quick lookover. I can guarantee you’re bound to find an idea that’ll help you hit an ace! FYI – the list is arranged according to categories (clothing, equipment, etc.), so feel free to jump to any section you’d like.
Tennis Bag Essentials
Did you know that according to an ESPN survey, tennis ranks as the 7th most challenging game to play? But tennis is also a great way to keep in shape.
That’s why every player needs to have a tennis bag that contains all the necessary items that’ll help them keep power through the game. And, here’s a pro tip – you can buy several items from this section and create a personalized gift basket that’s likely to impress.
1. Iron Flask Sports Water Bottle
There are water bottles, and then there’s the Iron Flask Sports Water Bottle. Not only does this flask feature double-wall insulation (which helps keep your bottle condensation-free), it also comes equipped with three different lids :
- Stainless Steel Lid
- Flip Lid
- Carabiner Straw Lid (with two straws)
And if that wasn’t enough, this handy little flask can help keep your drink cold for 24 hours and hot for at least 12 hours. This flask would be a worthy addition to any tennis player’s bag.
2. Quest Nutrition- High Protein, Low Carb Protein Bars
There may be an endless variety of protein bars on the market – but tennis players should focus on bars with a high protein quotient to help their muscles recover post playtime.
If you want a tennis Christmas gift that shows off your love and concern – then opt for Quest Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bar with high-protein and low carbs. The best part is – these bars are gluten-free and keto-friendly.
3. Nuun Sport: Electrolyte Drink Tablets
Electrolytes help hydrate the body, regulate nerve and muscle function, and can help rebuild damaged tissue. All of this is why maintaining your electrolyte level while playing tennis is a must!
And that’s where Nuun Electrolyte -Rich Tablets come in. These pills are jam-packed with essentials like sodium, potassium, etc., and they’re available in four fantastic fruity flavors. Oh, and these pills are also low on calories, sugar and contain no artificial sweeteners.
4. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Water Resistant and Non-Greasy Sunscreen Lotion
Any tennis player will tell you that playing while wearing sunscreen can be a real pain. But that’s precisely why the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Non-Greasy Sunscreen is so great. This sunscreen is lightweight and super-absorbent – which means it’s less likely to mix with your sweat. Additionally, it also contains SPF100 and Helioplex for superior sun protection.
While this may not be your regular run-of-the-mill Christmas gift, as far as gifts for tennis players – the Neutrogena Sunscreen is a keeper.
5. Burt's Bees 100% Natural All-Weather SPF15 Moisturizing Lip Balm
Another necessary accessory for any tennis player is a lip balm with SPF that’ll offer moisturization and sun protection. Our pick is Burt’s Bees all-weather SPF15 moisturizing lip balm with 100% natural ingredients.
Not only is this lip balm petrolatum, paraben, and SLS-free, but it’s also water-resistant for up to 40 minutes.
If your friends are big on style – then getting them an outfit from the latest tennis trends is sure to make you shine a little brighter in their eyes. Be it, Serena Williams or Maria Sharapova – help your loved ones channel their inner superstar with these unique tennis gifts.
6. BALEAF Women's 2 in 1 Tennis Dress Sleeveless
A tennis dress that’s both sporty and elegant – sounds like the ideal tennis Christmas gift. Not only is this dress great to look at, but with its polyester/spandex mix – it’s also bound to provide room to move.
However, what’s best about this particular item is that it is also rated UPF 50+ – which means it’ll help protect your skin from UVA/UVB rays – which is perfect for an outdoor sport like tennis.
7. Adidas Men's Designed 2 Move 3-Stripes Cool Shorts
If you’ve been too afraid to pick out tennis gifts for him because you weren’t too sure about how they’d be received – you might want to pay attention here. The Adidas 2 Move shorts for men are highly suitable for tennis players.
Made from recycled polyester – these shorts are designed to promote breathability. Apart from that, these also include mesh inserts for targeted airflow to ensure an enjoyable workout routine.
8. ASICS Women's Gel-Dedicate 6 Tennis Shoes
Looking good is essential, but no tennis player’s gear is complete without top-notch tennis shoes that provide lateral support and enhanced stability.
The ASICS shoes tick all the boxes when it comes to fantastic footwear. They’re synthetic and mesh – so you don’t have to worry about breathability. They also include a molded foam footbed for extra cushion and support. Lastly, there’s the Forefoot GEL cushioning system for increased shock attenuation.
9. Nike Dri-Fit Head Tie 2.0
Tennis is a strenuous form of exercise – there are no two ways about it. And, when you exercise, you sweat. That’s why the Nike Dri-Fit head tie with its sweat-wicking technology is another terrific gift idea for tennis enthusiasts.
These head-ties not only help you stay dry and comfortable throughout the game, but they also help you keep your focus on the match – where it belongs.
10. Under Armour Women's 6-inch Performance Wristband
It may not seem like it, but sweatbands are a great way to prevent sweat from running all over your face during a match. Not to mention, they also help the player look and feel more like a professional player.
Under Armour’s sweatbands include multichannel performance fibers that offer increased moisture absorption. Additionally, these bands measure 6 inches in length – so you can be sure they’ll provide full coverage even when a match is at its fiercest.
Training equipment can make the best tennis gifts for a beginner who’s set on leaving their mark on the world of tennis. A tennis player’s fitness level directly impacts the way they play, which is why the items listed in this section are focused on building endurance and promoting footwork.
11. GHB Pro Agility Ladder
Tennis players need to be agile enough to follow the ball before it goes past them, and they also need to be fast enough to position themselves to hit a shot properly. That’s where agility ladders can help big time because they’re excellent for developing serious footwork skills.
The GHB Pro Agility Ladder with 12 highly-durable plastic rungs measures approximately 20 feet – which is ideal for carrying out various drills. Additionally, all the rungs are adjustable up to 15 inches, and it comes along with a carrying bag.
12. Pro Disc Cones (Set of 50) - Agility Soccer Cones with Carry Bag
Disc cones are another beneficial method of working on agility, endurance, and footwork.
The Profect Disc Cone Set includes 50 disc cones, a mesh carrying bag, a cone holder, and an ebook that contains 15 speed and agility drills. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Plus, the cones are all featured in bright colors with UV protection for improved visibility. There’s also an outstanding money-back guarantee, in case you’re not satisfied with the product.
13. BOSU Pro Balance Trainer
The BOSU Pro Balance Trainer is utilized to create instability during exercises. That may sound strange, but this product is brilliant in promoting balance – which is crucial for a tennis player’s technique. And, this item’s multi-functional – which means you can use it for cardio and strength training.
The dome of the BOSU balance trainer is made from heavy-duty latex-free and burst-resistant material – so you don’t have to worry about its durability. Also, the cover is rubberized and non-slip to avoid any chance of slipping accidents.
14. Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands
Resistance bands are often utilized for strength training or physical therapy. They’re super-helpful when it comes to toning muscles and promoting overall strength.
Aside from all that, resistance bands are great for strength-workouts at home – which is why the Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands hold a place on honor on this list. They’re available in 5 different resistance levels, and each heavy-duty band measures around 12 x 2 inches.
15. Crossrope Get Lean - Weighted Jump Rope Set
The Crossrope Weighted Jump Rope Set isn’t like any other jump rope you’ve run into. It’s effortless to use, and it comes with an app that can help you with great insights about your workout routine.
But, what I like best about this particular jump rope is that it comes with 1/4 and 1/2 pound ropes – that you can utilize for HIIT routines, endurance training, and cardio exercises. And, the item’s user-friendly handles feature a quick-clasp system that makes the rope easy to swap.
Following the fitness theme, this next category is all about products that aid in recovery after an incredibly long and vigorous match. As far as gifts for tennis lovers are concerned, these following gift ideas will come in extra-handy for all serious tennis players.
16. RockTape H2O 2-Inch Highly Water-Resistant Kinesiology Tape
Kinesiology tape is a type of athletic tape meant to reduce pain and muscle spasms and promote motion. It’s also great for lymph transport and enhanced circulation – meaning it’s a fantastic product for all tennis players.
The RockTape H2O resistant Kinesiology Tape helps treat injuries like ankle sprains, knee or back pain, hamstring strains, etc. And it also happens to be safe for all skin types – including folks who are sensitive to latex and zinc. What’s more, the RockTape Kinesiology tape is water-resistant and highly adhesive – which means you can have it on while you play.
17. FlexiKold Gel Ice Pack (Standard Large: 10.5" x 14.5") - Two (2) Reusable Cold Therapy Packs
Injuries are part and parcel of every sport – and tennis is no different. Some injuries lead to swelling and inflammation, which are painful to deal with and slow down the healing process.
But, you can avoid all that by investing in a top-notch gel ice pack like the FlexiKold Therapy Packs. Not only do these ice gel packs cover a larger area of the body thanks to their 10.5 and 14.5-inch dimensions, but the proprietary gel remains flexible even when frozen so that it can conform to your body shape easily.
18. TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller
Foam rollers use the self-myofascial release (SMR) technique and help reduce muscle soreness and tightness, inflammation and help promote your range of motion. Where tennis is concerned, foam rollers can be highly useful for warm-ups and cooling down.
The TriggerPoint Foam Roller features GRID’s patented design – which means it has a multi-density exterior and a hollow core. This makes this particular roller handy for working through knots and tight muscles. Also, the TriggerPoint Foam Roller can support approximately 500 lbs and includes a 1-year warranty.
19. Tumaz Yoga Strap/Stretch Bands
The Tumaz Yoga Straps are perfect for yoga-enthusiasts who rely on their Yoga poses to achieve a greater motion range. These straps are non-elastic, straightforward to use, and can bear a load of 2,379 lbs. – which is nothing short of astounding.
Additionally, the straps also include welded D-ring buckles measuring 4mm – makes for easy adjustability. They’re also available in a vast array of colors and have a two month warranty period.
20. Massage Gun for Athletes, Portable Body Muscle Massager
If you really want to impress your loved ones with your thoughtfulness – then the Legiral Le3 Massage Gun will undoubtedly do the trick. This useful machine includes a 2500mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery – which ensures a runtime of 1.5 hours on high speeds.
If the technical aspects weren’t enough, the Legiral Massage Gun is ideal for muscle soreness, stiff backs, and an assortment of other injuries. It also includes six different massage heads to target different body areas, and it comes with a portable suitcase. This item’s a definite keeper.
This portion is dedicated to the accessories all tennis players need. Be it replacement grips, overgrips, dampeners, or more – you’ll find excellent tennis gift ideas in this section too. Pro tip: most of the items in this section are very reasonably priced, which is why combining a few items together will definitely be a better idea.
21. HEAD SuperComp Overgrip
An overgrip or an overwrap is a cloth-like tape that players wrap around a racquet’s grip to enhance cushioning and increase the racquet’s circumference. HEAD’s overgrip is available in three different colors and features a specially-engineered elastomer material ideal for sweat absorption and promoting a comfortable grip.
22. Gexco Tennis Ball Saver - Pressurized Tennis Ball Storage
A tennis ball saver might not seem like a great gift to many, but any tennis player will tell you that a tennis ball saver goes a long way in reducing the wear and tear of tennis balls.
That’s why the Gexco Tennis Ball Saver is a good option for folks on the lookout for cheap tennis gifts. Not only is the product very cost-effective, but it’s also capable of holding no less than three tennis balls at their original pressure of 14 psi. The Gexco Tennis Ball Saver is the kind of gift that keeps on giving.
23. Wilson Pro Feel Tennis Vibration Dampener
If you know a tennis fan who hates the twang a racquet makes when it hits the ball – then you might want to get them the Wilson Pro Vibration Dampener. This item is super-efficient at reducing the vibrations the racquet stringbed generally makes so that the player isn’t distracted by the racquet’s racket.
24. Himal 3 Racquet Tennis-Bag Premium Tennis-Racket-Bag
No tennis player’s gear is ever complete without a racquet bag, and that’s why the Himal racquet bag will make the perfect gift for newbie tennis players.
The bag can hold up to three tennis racquets and includes a large-sized zipper pocket used to store tennis balls, keys, etc. There’s also a separate zipper pocket that’s specifically designed to encase mobile phones, and the bag also features a whopping 1-year guarantee.
25. Gamma Sports Tennis Racquet Ultra Cushion Replacement Grips
Prolonged use can wear out the grip of a tennis racquet, and that’s why a replacement grip can make a remarkable gift. The Gamma Sports Ultra Cushion Replacement Grips are highly popular among tennis players thanks to a certain tackiness to their grips – which offers players a stronger hold. It’s instrumental for play on hot and humid days where sweat can affect a player’s hold on the racquet.
The advantage of living in a technological era is that you can find gadgets to improve your life in all sorts of ways. It’s not surprising then that many players rely on trackers, sensors, etc., to take their tennis technique to the next level. If you’ve made up your mind to give your friends a gadget to help with their tennis – this section is for you.
26. Zepp Tennis 2 Swing & Match Analyzer
The tiny little disc-shaped sensor from Zepp is attached to the base of your racquet, and it weighs less than 6 grams. But, don’t let its size fool you – the Zepp Tennis Sensor with Bluetooth connectivity and its app can help you store up to 1000 data points per second. And it can also break down the type of strokes you’ve played throughout – from backhands, forehands, and volleys. Additionally, the app also automatically helps you determine your sweet spot – which is fantastic.
28. ScoreBand Golf- Play Watch
Even though the ScoreBand Play Watch mentions golf in its name – you’ll be glad to know that this gadget features four modes, and one of them is tennis mode. All of which makes this watch extremely multi-functional. And, it also helps you keep track of the score in a two-player match. Apart from all that, it’s super easy to set up and use, so that keeping track of the score during a game becomes easy peasy.
29. Lintelek Fitness Tracker
Another handy gadget for budding tennis players is the Lintelek Fitness Tracker that helps monitor your heart rate – all day long. On the other hand, the all-day activity tracker offers you the low down on your calorie consumption, daily steps, workout time, etc., thanks to its Veryfitpro APP. There are all 14 sports modes, including tennis, and it comes with its own GPS.
30. Hit Zone JR Tennis Air Tee
The Hit Zone JR Tennis Air Tee is an excellent device for kids and junior-level tennis players. The device allows the tennis ball to float (in the air) while players work on their shots and footwork. The Hit Zone Air Tee also includes specially-constructed foam balls since regular tennis balls don’t work too brilliantly with the device.
Dining & Kitchen Essentials
Not everyone who loves tennis happens to be a player. If you’re searching for tennis-themed kitchen or dining gift ideas, then you’re in luck!
31. Tervis Tennis Balls Wrap and Water Bottle
The Tervis Tumbler fits in perfectly with a tennis-theme, and it also features double-wall insulated construction that’ll keep your cold drinks cool and hot drinks warm for longer.
Apart from being super-durable, this tumbler is also BPA-free and includes a flip lid with a loop for easy mobility. Not to mention, this product is backed by a lifetime guarantee, so you can buy it without thinking twice.
32. Tennis Player Coffee Mug For Women Men
Do you want to instill a little humor in your gift-giving this Christmas? Then you should definitely check out the Tennis Player Coffee Mug by Whizk. It’s got everything a handy mug should have – its dishwasher and microwave safe.
Additionally, the cup is made from white ceramic, so you don’t have to worry about bothersome details like BPA, etc. But, the best part about the coffee mug by Whizk is the graphics – you’ll know what I mean when you see it.
33. Ambesonne Sports Tablecloth
Many people may not appreciate a tennis ball-themed tablecloth – but you can rest assured that a tennis enthusiast will. The Ambesonne tablecloth measures approximately 60×90 inches and happens to be made from top-notch polyester is woven silky satin fabric, with hand-sewn edges no less. This tablecloth is also machine-washable, so it’s easy to maintain.
34. Wine Things Tennis Resin Cheese Spreaders
The Wine Things Tennis Resin Cheese Spreaders prove that good things come in small packages. These super-compact cheese spreaders will not only make a lovely, but it’ll undoubtedly win you a few ‘awwws’ while you’re at it – because these spreading knives are incredibly cute.
These cheese spreaders come in a set of four, and each measures 5 inches in length. The tennis ball and racquet themed handles are hand-painted and thus aren’t suitable for dishwashers.
35. Tennis Ball Wine Bottle Stopper
Get your loved ones a complete set of these Tennis Ball Wine Stoppers by Graphics and More – and watch their eyes light up. This adorable item is made from metal and rubber and measures 1.5″ x 4.5″ in dimensions. However, you should note that these wine stoppers are sold individually – but they’re quite reasonably priced.
Wall Decor Essentials
Dining and decor go together, which is why after having covered tennis-themed kitchenware, it’s time to see what the world has to offer in terms of tennis-friendly wall ornamentation.
36. 4 Panels Modern Giclee Prints Artwork Bedroom Wall Decor
The Giclee Prints Artwork by Hyidecorart features four black and white picture photo prints depicting a tennis player in four different poses. Each panel includes high-quality canvas (stretched over a wooden frame) and measures 12x12x4 inches.
37. Eat Sleep Tennis Repeat - 11x14 Unframed Art Print
The Eat Sleep Tennis Repeat Art Print by Lone Star Art measures 11×14 inches and gives off the kind of edgy chic vibes that’ll fit in with all types of interiors. Also, it’s made from Fuji Crystal Archive Paper, so you don’t have to worry about durability or deterioration.
39. Tennis Racket - 11x14 Unframed Patent Print
If your friends and family are big fans of vintage art, then the Tennis Racquet Patent Art Print is just what you’re looking for. The white mechanical drawing of a racquet really pops thanks to the parchment paper background – and the overall effect is just stunning.
40. wall26 - Canvas Wall Art Sports Theme - Spinning Tennis Ball Water Splash
Fans of Hi-Def modern giclee canvas printings will fall in love with Wall26’s spinning tennis ball art print. The colors are fabulous, and the composition is riveting – this framed piece of home art will liven any setting it’s featured in.
Giving jewelry as gifts is always a good idea. But, tennis-themed jewelry can work for players and fans alike. Here are some elegant and fun jewelry options for your viewing pleasure.
41. Swarovski Women's Deluxe Tennis Bracelet
First up on the jewelry category list is the Swarovski Women’s Deluxe Tennis Bracelet – which makes the perfect gift for all occasions. First off, you don’t worry about quality – because Swarovski is pretty top-tier when it comes to premier jewelry. The design features a bead chain, and a rose gold-tone finish, and of course, stellar Swarovski crystals.
43. GIMMEDAT Tennis Ball Enamel Dangle Earrings
No jewelry line up is complete without earrings, so coming in at number three on the jewelry compilation is the GIMMEDAT Tennis Ball Enamel Earrings.
The earrings are constructed of zinc alloy and are cadmium and tarnish-free. Not to mention, the tennis ball charms are enamel filled, so not only are they extremely cool to look at but also very durable.
45. Alex and Ani Team USA Tennis Expandable Bangle Bracelet
Jewelry that helps support US Olympic and Paralympic athletes – that sounds like a win-win. The Ani and Alex expandable silver bracelet is an ideal gift for almost all festivities. The fact that you add additional charms to the bracelet just adds to its allure.
Cool Tennis Gifts For Readers
There’s more to tennis than just fancy footwork. Players and fans alike need to keep their minds sharp with a bit of strategy and history. These popular tennis books will undoubtedly make great gifts.
46. The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
Written by Timothy Gallway, the Inner Game of Tennis is a suitable read for anyone who wants to amp up their game in tennis by learning focus, relaxed concentration, and smart practice. Oh, and by the by, the book has sold more than 80,000 copies worldwide.
50. Think Like a Warrior: The Five Inner Beliefs That Make You Unstoppable
The Think Like A Warrior Book will definitely make an ideal gift for any athlete searching for a more positive outlook – on life and sports. Topics covered in this book include building self-confidence, mental toughness, and a positive mental attitude.