The Ultimate 2021 Holiday Tennis Gift Guide

Published on 11/05/2021 · 6 min readCheck out this gift guide for the tennis players in your life, so you can stay ahead of the crowd and get them the best gift for the sport they love.
By Tennis Expert Brandon M.

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The holidays are just around the corner and there is talk of shortages on store shelves across the country. This gift guide shares present ideas for the tennis players in your life, so you can stay ahead of the crowd and get them the best gift for the sport they love.

So if you have someone in your life who loves playing tennis, finding them a gift for the holidays doesn’t have to be difficult with the help of Curated Tennis Experts! We have an extensive selection of racquets, shoes, clothing, and other gear that they might need for playing tennis.

While buying your favorite tennis player a new racquet can take a bit of information and sleuthing about their current setup, playing style, and preferences, there are plenty of other gifts that can be purchased with as little as shoe size or clothing size. If you do go the racquet route, a Tennis Experts like me will make sure you are getting the tennis player in your life the correct racquet for them, and with our in-house stringing service, they will get it all set up to play right away.

Adidas Barricade Tennis Shoes

When Adidas introduced the Barricade tennis shoe in 2000, it quickly became one of the most popular pairs of shoes in the game. It provided elite levels of support, stability, and durability while maintaining stylish looks for almost 20 years. From Grand Slam winners to weekend warriors, the Barricade was synonymous with high-performance tennis shoes. When Adidas chose to discontinue the Barricade from their lineup in 2019 and 2020, fans were left without a direct replacement from the brand.

After a two-year hiatus, Adidas has reintroduced the Barricade model and brought it up to date for today’s fast-paced power game. While the hallmark stability and durability of previous models are still present, the newest generation Barricade is faster and more comfortable, featuring a locked-in fit to help players speed around the court. The tennis player on your list would be thrilled to unwrap a pair of these fantastic shoes.

Wilson Blade 98

The Wilson Blade 98 is one of the most popular racquets on the market. The specs are perfect for experienced players and it has a reputation for offering excellent feel and control. Devoted fans have been eagerly awaiting the newest version, which was released at the end of the summer. With the Blade 98 (16x19) V8, Wilson continued with the successful Blade formula of great feel and easy access to spin and control but added some more maneuverability and stability.

This racquet is ideal for improving intermediate and advanced players who are looking for a fast racquet with tons of control. The Chameleon paint job makes this one of not only the best playing racquets but also one of the best-looking racquets out there. Take your tennis player’s game to the next level with the Wilson Blade 98.

Head Tour Team 9R Supercombi Bag

Tennis may seem like a relatively simple sport — get a racquet and a ball and you are set to play. However, serious tennis players bring a lot of gear to the court: Multiple racquets, changes of clothes, a towel, overgrips, sunglasses, shoes, food and drinks, a hat, sunscreen… the list can be extensive. What better way to help them carry all that gear than with a new tennis bag?

One expert favorite is the Head Tour Team SuperCombi 9 Racquet Bag. It can be carried over the shoulder or worn as a backpack and has plenty of room to keep all sorts of gear organized. The colors are modern and the fabric is durable enough to handle being thrown in and out of a vehicle.

Tennis Tutor Prolite Basic Ball Machine

The best way to practice playing tennis is with consistent and reliable feeds of balls coming to you. A ball machine is the ultimate practice partner because it puts the ball where you want it over and over again. The Tennis Tutor Prolite Basic can hold 125 balls, feeds at up to 60 miles per hour, and has a great battery life of two to three hours. This particular model weighs only 27 pounds, making it easy to transport. This is a gift that will last for years and will be sure to get a lot of use by any serious player.

Penn Championship Extra Duty Tennis Balls

Every player needs balls in order to play tennis. Playing with fresh balls makes the game more enjoyable and more consistent. Get the tennis player on your list a case of balls so they can get on the court with a fresh can and make better use of their time out there. A case is also great for competitive players who play in tournaments that ask players to bring a can of balls for their entry. Having a full case means they won’t have to run all over town trying to find a can the night before their match.

Penn Championship Extra Duty balls are the most popular balls in America. They can be found on court in leagues, tournaments, and casual hitting sessions across the country. The high-quality ball gives a consistent bounce, has durable felt, and is easy on the arm.

Stocking Stuffers

Looking for something to stuff in a stocking or pair with a larger gift? Here are three great smaller and less expensive options to finish off your holiday shopping.

Yonex Super Grap O/G Overgrips

Overgrips make an excellent gift; they are consumable and every tennis player loves the feel of a freshly wrapped grip, so they’ll be sure to use them a lot. The Yonex Super Grap O/G is one of the best out there due to its great tacky feel that isn’t sticky and the fact that it stays dry in the most humid weather. There is nothing quite like the clean look of a white overgrip, but it comes in multiple colors to fit your player’s style. Make sure to order the 30 pack, which will last most players until the holidays roll around again.

Lasso Performance Compression Socks

A gift of socks during the holidays may seem cliché, but hear me out. This is not any ordinary six-pack of crew socks from your local supercenter. These high-performance socks from Lasso are specially engineered to combine ankle support and arch support with gentle compression. This helps reduce soreness and muscle fatigue, improving performance and recovery after that long three-set match. The socks come in classic white or modern black to coordinate with any outfit.

Head Lynx Tour String

Head Lynx Tour String is a perfect string for serious tennis players. It offers controlled response, ample spin, and is easier on the arm than other competitive polyester strings. It also comes in a unique champagne color that looks great on any racquet. Upgrade your tennis player’s strings with Head Lynx Tour and watch them dominate their opponents.

If none of these options are what you are looking for, a Curated gift card makes shopping easy! Pick an amount and let a Tennis Expert help your player find the right gear for their needs. That way, you can feel confident knowing that your gift is exactly what they want.

Brandon M., Tennis Expert
Brandon M.
Tennis Expert
Grew up in a tennis shop. Played competitively through college. Taught tennis for 6 years. Lover of the game and the gear. Married to the best tennis player I know, with three girls who hopefully get some of her talent.
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Brandon M., Tennis Expert
Brandon M.
Tennis Expert
Grew up in a tennis shop. Played competitively through college. Taught tennis for 6 years. Lover of the game and the gear. Married to the best tennis player I know, with three girls who hopefully get some of her talent.

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