Tennis whites 101: all the gear and some idea.

by Afterpay
Jan 14, 2024      6 min read

Tennis lovers, it’s time to rally. The Australian Open is upon us and it’s your cue to revamp your activewear. Ready to serve up some style on the court? Whether you’re an aspiring pro or just love the tennis whites, having the right gear can make all the difference in both performance and style. 

In this guide, we serve up everything you need to build an on-trend and high-performance tennis outfit. From chic white tennis dresses to essential accessories, get ready to hit the court in style.

Serve in style: rocking the white tennis dress and accessories.

Who says you can’t look fabulous while scoring points? On the court, your outfit can be as important as your game. A classic white tennis dress combines fashion with function, and hey, have we got some of the best picks for you.

Ace your style game with the AJE ATHLETICA Active Tennis Dress—the only kind of fashion statement we love to see on the court. With a fitted top that flares into a flirty mini skirt, zip it up or down at the front and play peek-a-boo with cool laser-cut shoulder details. It’s even got hidden mesh pockets in the built-in bike shorts that are perfect for stashing extra tennis balls. 

Then there’s the lululemon, Scoop-Neck Pleated Tennis Dress. This dress isn’t merely for playing sets—it’s all about setting trends. And don’t forget about accessories. Accessorising is key, and knowing how to wear a tennis bag or bracelet can take your tennis fashion to the next level. Finish off your fit with an Under Armour Women’s UA Mini Headband to keep your hair in place and add a stylish edge to your look.

Ace the game: trendy tennis shorts and skirts.

White tennis shorts and skirts are a fashion statement steeped in tennis tradition. From the pristine lawns of Wimbledon to Rod Laver Area, the pros have been rocking these for years. Now, it’s all about strutting your stuff on and off the court.

Lululemon’s Pleated and Lined High-Rise Tennis Skirt is the perfect blend of style and functionality. Pair it with a classic polo for a timeless look, or a vibrant tank top like the Nike, NikeCourt Victory Women’s Tennis Tank for a splash of colour.

We also love the Rebel Ellesse Womens Tennis Chrissy Short, giving you the comfort and durability you need during those high-energy matches (can confirm they’re great for brunching too). With moisture-wicking technology, they’ll keep you cool and sweat-free, allowing you to focus on your game. The active stretch fabric is a game changer, providing excellent mobility so you can move around the court with ease and grace.

From court to café: nailing men’s tennis fashion.

Men’s tennis wear has levelled up over the years, mixing the best of old-school charm with some seriously cool modern vibes. Whether you’re all about nailing that match point or just chilling post-game, we’ve got the gear that’ll have you looking like a grand slam champ.

First on the draw is the lululemon Vented Tennis Short, offering a modern twist to the traditional white tennis shorts. They’re perfect for a tough match or a casual outing, especially when paired with a crisp tennis shirt like the adidas Tennis Airchill Pro Freelift Polo Shirt or a casual tee. 

Designed to make you look and feel like a pro, this top is all about keeping you cool and comfortable while you smash those serves and volleys. Made with Nike’s signature Dri-FIT technology, the Nike, NikeCourt Dri-FIT Victory Men’s Tennis Top wicks away sweat, keeping you dry and focused on the game. The lightweight fabric feels like a second skin so that you can move freely and effortlessly. Plus, the sleek design and sharp look mean you’ll be turning heads for all the right reasons.

Game, set, match.

Whether you’re serving aces or just serving up looks, do it in style with these top picks. Don’t forget, it’s not just what you wear, but how you wear it. Master the art of how to wear a tennis bag with panache, or add a touch of elegance with a tennis bracelet. And for those off-court days, learn how to wear tennis shoes with jeans for a look that’s effortlessly cool and unmistakably you.

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