29 Certified Preppy Tenniscore Picks To Wear On And Off The Court

Is it just us, or does tennis feel more relevant than ever right now — and by extension, do tennis outfits feel like they’re finally getting their day in the athleisure sun? Besides the fact that tennis is one of the most popular sports around, the U.S. Open is in full swing and giving us plenty of opportunities to daydream about our own tennis whites.

This year, the peak athleticism isn’t the only thing we’re keeping our eyes on. You guessed it — we’re also eyeing all the great tennis clothes on and off the court.

All that to say, we’re feeling more motivated than ever to play the game. And even more than that, we’re excited to wear some tennis-core outfits, even if it’s just for a bodega run.

But when it comes to tennis outfits, there are so many options ranging from tennis skirts and skorts to tennis dresses, not to mention cute visors and tennis accessories. To help you cut through all the racket (if you’ll pardon the expression), we’ve selected some of the most fun and functional tennis clothes and gear on the market right now.

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Is it just me, or does tennis feel more relevant than ever right now — and by extension, do tennis outfits feel like they’re finally getting their day in the athleisure sun? Besides the fact that tennis is arguably the most social distancing-friendly sport around, the U.S. Open — which kicks off soon — is already shaping up to be the most exciting and important tournament in recent memory.

Naomi Osaka strode onto the court wearing a face mask emblazoned with Breonna Taylor‘s name (and won her first-round match). Meanwhile, Serena Williams is hoping to win her 24th Grand Slam title, which would match the record set by Margaret Court.

All that to say: I’m feeling motivated to play the game. And even more than that, I’m excited to wear some clothes inspired by the sport. It’s not just me. In June, Lyst noted a major spike in searches for tennis clothes, with a 33% increase in demand for pleated tennis skirts in just a month

Tennis Dresses

FP Movement Swing of Things Dress

The revered tennis dress is perfect for every activity from rallying balls on the court to a daily hot girl walk in the mountains. Plus who doesn’t love feeling like fashion icon Margo from The Royal Tenenbaums?

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FP Movement Swing of Things Dress, $, available at Free People

Varley Elgan Sleeveless Dress

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Varley Elgan Sleeveless Dress, $, available at Anthropologie

Eleven By Venus Williams Allure Tennis Dress

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Eleven by Venus Williams Allure Tennis Dress, $, available at Eleven by Venus Williams

Tuckernuck Suzanne Tennis Dress

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Tuckernuck Suzanne Tennis Dress, $, available at Tuckernuck

Wilson Winning Tennis Dress

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Wilson Winning Tennis Dress, $, available at Wilson

Tennis Shirts

Lululemon Quick-Dry Sleeveless Polo Shirt

Look like the prepster you always wanted to be with one of these ultralight and breathable quick dry tops.

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Lululemon Quick-Dry Sleeveless Polo Shirt, $, available at Lululemon

Outdoor Voices Birdie Polo

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Outdoor Voices Birdie Polo, $, available at Outdoor Voices

Girlfriend Collective Willa Strappy Tank

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Girlfriend Collective Willa Strappy Tank, $, available at Girlfriend Collective

Athleta Momentum Seamless Tee

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Athleta Momentum Seamless Tee, $, available at Athleta

Tennis Skirts/Skorts

Carbon38 Pleated Tennis Skirt

The one, the only, the iconic: The tennis skirt (or skort!). We threw in some traditional and non-traditional options for whatever kind of vibe you are feeling.

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Carbon38 Pleated Tennis Skirt, $, available at Carbon38

Eleven By Venus Williams Kudos Tennis Skirt

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Eleven by Venus Williams Kudos Tennis Skirt, $, available at Eleven by Venus Williams

Fila Flirty Flare Skort

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Fila Flirty Flare Skort, $, available at Amazon

Vuori Volley Skirt

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Vuori Volley Skirt, $, available at Vuori

Beyond Yoga Spacedye Dare To Flare Skirt

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Beyond Yoga Spacedye Dare To Flare Skirt, $, available at Beyond Yoga

Alo Yoga Grand Slam Tennis Skirt

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Alo Yoga Grand Slam Tennis Skirt, $, available at Alo Yoga

Tennis Outerwear

Tail Rachel Zip-Up Tennis Jacket

Since tennis is an all-season type of sport, we threw together some options for when it starts to get a little chilly.

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Tail Rachel Zip-Up Tennis Jacket, $, available at Nordstrom

Kule The Hingis

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Kule The Hingis, $, available at Kule

Ellsworth + Ivey Hamptons Tennis V-Neck Sweater

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Ellsworth + Ivey Hamptons Tennis V-Neck Sweater, $, available at Wolf & Badger

Sweaty Betty Fast Lane Running Jacket

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Sweaty Betty Fast Lane Running Jacket, $, available at Sweaty Betty

Tennis Shoes

On Running The ROGER Pro

One of the most important parts of a good tennis outfit, other than the actual clothes, is your sneakers. You’ve got to have some cushion to bounce around the court (or from chore to chore) somehow.

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On Running The ROGER Pro, $, available at On Running

Nike Air Max 270

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Nike Air Max 270, $, available at Nike

K-Swiss Hypercourt Express 2

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K-Swiss Hypercourt Express 2, $, available at K-Swiss

Tennis Bags

Ame & Lulu Hamptons Tennis Backpack

Whether you prefer a personalized option or a more nondescript one, here are some tennis bags that will fit all your tennis gear and more.

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Ame & Lulu Hamptons Tennis Backpack, $, available at J. Crew

Mark & Graham Canvas Tennis Tote

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Mark & Graham Canvas Tennis Tote, $, available at Mark & Graham

Wilson Advantage Tennis Bag

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Wilson Advantage Tennis Bag, $, available at Amazon

Tennis Accessories

Prince Performance Tennis Visor

Tennis players have some of the coolest accessories out there from visors to sweat wristbands, and the awesome thing is you don’t need to play tennis to wear them.

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Prince Performance Tennis Visor, $, available at Dick’s Sporting Goods

Lululemon Swiftly Wide Headband

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Lululemon Swiftly Wide Headband, $, available at Lululemon

Nike AeroBill Featherlight Cap

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Nike AeroBill Featherlight Cap, $, available at Amazon

Lacoste SPORT Reversible Tennis Wristband

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Lacoste SPORT Reversible Tennis Wristband, $, available at Lacoste

Ascot Manor Women’s New Horizon Ella Tennis Dress

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Ascot Manor Ascot Manor Women’s New Horizon Ella Tennis Dress, $, available at Ascot Manor

Ascot Manor Women’s New Horizon Ella Tennis Dress

Made by one of the first Black, female-owned, socially conscious tennis apparel brands, this dress is chic, comfy, and high performance.

Ascot Manor Ascot Manor Women’s New Horizon Ella Tennis Dress, $, available at Ascot Manor

Lele Sadoughi Velvet Visor

Crafted from black velvet, this stylish visor will shield your eyes from the sun so you can keep them on the ball.

Lele Sadoughi Lele Sadoughi Visor, $, available at Bandier

Wilson Women’s UL Kaos Tennis Tank Top

This peachy tank is loose-fitting and breathable so you’ll be able to move around the court quickly.

Wilson Wilson Women’s UL Kaos Tennis Tank Top, $, available at Dick’s Sporting Goods

NikeCourt Women’s Tennis Jacket

A retro look is reminiscent of styles worn by tennis champ Andre Agassi back in the ’90s.

Nike Women’s Tennis Jacket NikeCourt, $, available at Nike

EleVen By Venus Williams Dynamo Dress In Hibiscus


The revered tennis pro launched a bold tennis collection made for the court (just like Williams). Bonus: The fabric on this dress uses technology that blocks up to 98% of harmful ultraviolet rays.

Eleven by Venus Williams Dynamo Dress In Hibiscus, $, available at Eleven by Venus Williams

FILA Tennis Skort

This skort is perhaps the best hybrid to hit since the puggle. And you won’t have to worry about getting overly sweaty on the court, thanks to moisture-wicking, anti-odor material.

Fila FILA Tennis Skirt, $, available at Fila

Head Sharapova Combi Bag

This contemporary bag can carry up to eight racquets at a time.

Tennis Warehouse Head Sharapova Combi Bag, $, available at Tennis Warehouse

Tory Sport Performance V-Neck Tennis Dress

A throw back to iconic ’70s sportswear, Tory Burch’s tennis collection is so luxe, I’d have no qualms wearing it on the street. But it holds up on the court too, thanks to its moisture-wicking, stretchy material.

Tory Sport Tory Sport Performance V-Neck Tennis Dress, $, available at Tory Sport

Athleta A Game Mesh Skort 13.5”

This sustainable skort is made of recycled nylon. A bonus: It has pockets.

Athleta A Game Mesh Skort 13.5”, $, available at Athleta

ASICS Women’s Solution Speed FF Tennis Shoes

The brand has a team that works specifically to design shoes that’ll do well for tennis players, according to TennisHead. Their midsole material offers bouncy cushioning, the foam they use gives players an extra boost of speed on the court. And they’re cute, to boot.

ASICS ASICS Women’s Solution Speed FF Tennis Shoes, $, available at Amazon

NikeCourt Dri-FIT

With its just-high-enough neck and flowy skirt, this stylish tennis dress is perfect for warm weather matches.

Nike Women’s Tennis Dress NikeCourt Dri-FIT, $, available at Nike

Pace Rival Skirt 4-way Stretch 13″

Taking the traditional tennis skirt to a new level, this option is made of super stretchy fabric and has small pockets for carrying an extra face mask on the court.

Lululemon Pace Rival Skirt (Regular) 4-way Stretch 13″, $, available at Lululemon

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