Game, set, match! Wimbledon-inspired workout wear
Wimbledon season is here, so get out the Pimms and strawberries and prepare for summer! If you fancy getting your game on this Summer and starting tennis lessons - or getting back into it after a break for the winter season, we've got some Wimbledon-inspired workout gear that will ensure you look great, whether you're playing to win or just having a casual doubles match with friends.
You don't need to be a tennis pro to rock this tunic - it's up to you whether to wear shorts underneath, but we recommend it if you're taking your game seriously! This cool, clean, crisp style is perfect for summer, and if you're lucky enough to have Wimbledon tickets, it's smart enough to double up as spectator-wear on the day. Just be careful if you're eating a popsicle! Pick yours up for £180 at Lucas Hugh.
Tennis dresses are supposed to be fun, and this £95 blue and white dress from Nike ticks all the boxes. With Dri-Fit fabric to help keep you comfortable and dry, it has a racerback and wide arm holes, so you can serve as energetically as you like on the court! Mesh panels and lining ensure the dress is breathable and it's machine-washable, so you'll be up for a game again tomorrow morning!
If separates are more your thing, this tennis skort from Sweaty Betty is perfect and costs £60. Its fun black and white scallop print and sweat wicking, breathable fabric ensures you'll stay cool, no matter how competitive your game gets. Fitted inner shorts and a built-in ball pocket make this skort practical as well as stylish, and this has to be one of our favourites this summer!
Perfect paired with the above skort from Sweaty Betty, this £50 women's tennis tank from Nike is super-comfortable thanks to its Dri-Fit fabric. Available in white/black or turquoise, it has flat seams and a sheer back panel which ensures you'll stay cool even when its hot outside.
Looking for a tennis dress that's feminine yet comfortable and has a cool pattern? The black and white scallop print and Peter Pan collar ensures this dress looks great, whilst it features a built-in ball pocket, so you'll always be ready to serve. It has fitted inner shorts too, so you don't need to worry about flashing your butt!
Great tennis shoes are important for so many reasons - not just for winning the match but also to support your feet and ankles whilst you're moving about the court and prevent impact-related injuries. These Nike Airs are on offer right now (£51.99 as we speak) and come in two cool colourways - White/Dove Grey/Fuchsia Glow or Light Aqua/Volt/White. Designed for speed, these cushioned shoes offer impact protection and are super-comfortable.
For £38 in the Sweaty Betty sale, you can pick up this Match Point tennis dress - at the time of writing, sizes XS and XL were still available! We love this cute style with inner shorts and a flirty layered skirt; there's even an in-built ball pocket, as you'll find on most Sweaty Betty tennis gear. It's made with lightweight fabric that is sweat wicking, so you'll stay cool.
Really serious about tennis? You'll love the EleVen range, designed by Venus Williams herself. The Fleur Du Monde sports bra features a pretty floral print, but is also available in a range of plain colours. With a soft elastic hem and medium support, it's the only sports bra you'll need on court, and it's $49.
If you're looking for a cool tennis dress that's modern and stylish then Venus' Miami Open Dress is the ideal choice. With a scoop neck design and V-mesh insert to the centre, it features a cute peek-a-boo opening to the back and is made from 77% polyester, with 23% spandex so it moves with your body. It costs $98 and is available in a variety of colours and prints - we love the Ndebele graphic print. Whether you're already super-fit, a fitness beginner or just looking to stay active with a game of tennis this summer, we recommend this dress!
Cushioning is vital for high-impact sports and when you're dashing around the court trying to return that serve, the last thing you want to deal with is an injury. These Adidas tennis shoes feature ADIPRENE cushioning which supports your whole foot and the breathable mesh upper keeps your feet cool and fresh. They're tough and durable too, so you won't find them wearing out after a few months. In a stylish white, silver and red design, you can pick these up in the sale for £35 now, great if you're on a budget - selected sizes available.