Having trouble finding a perfect gift for that tennis-loving guy on your Christmas list? No worries, we’re here to help out.
We’ve compiled a list below of some tennis-related Christmas gift ideas for men, including equipment, clothing, training aids, and other essential gear. Whether he’s a beginner or a seasoned player, there’s something for everyone on the list. And keeping you in mind, there are also budget-friendly suggestions included.
So keep reading below to see some of the best tennis gift ideas for men during the 2017 holiday season.
1. Babolat Club Line X3 Racquet Holder
When it comes to functionality and style, the Babolat Club Line X3 Racquet Holder is perfect for the tennis player who needs to carry all of his needed gear without the bulk. The generously-sized bag can hold up to three tennis racquets comfortably as well as other equipment.
Other highlights of the bag include a main compartment for apparel or shoes, a side zip pocket for accessories and valuables, and an adjustable foam-padded shoulder strap which adds extra comfort when carrying. The bag is available in two colors — Blue (pictured above) and Black/Yellow. The dimensions of the Babolat Club Line X3 Racquet Holder are 29.1 inches long by 13 inches high by 5.5 inches wide.
And if you’re looking for an even bigger bag, check out the Babolat Club Line 6 Racquet Bag, which holds 6 racquets.
2. Penn Championship Extra Duty Tennis Ball
The Penn Championship Extra Duty is the official tennis ball of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), so you know they are of the highest quality. Ideal for hard courts, each ball has a rubber construction with interlocked wool fiber and deep elastic seams, which help reduce cracking. The No. 1 selling tennis ball in the U.S. certainly is durable.
This product is available in other pack options, too. You can purchase 6 cans (18 balls), 12 cans (36 balls), 15 cans (45 balls), and 16 cans (48 balls). The bigger the bundle, the higher the price. The 16-can bundle prices out at $53.95.
If Penn isn’t his brand, learn more about the Wilson Championship Extra Duty Tennis Ball here.
Price: 4 cans (12 balls) beginning at $14.40; price increases as you buy more cans
3. Gexco Tennis Ball Saver
Now that you have your tennis balls, you’ll need to keep them fresh and effective. The Gexco Tennis Ball Saver is a cool gadget designed to make sure they’ll be bouncing like brand new balls every time you step onto the court. Stop spending money on brand new balls every time they lose some spring.
This is how it works, in a nutshell: Tennis balls are originally made with 14 PSI of internal pressure and come in a pressurized can. And when you open a tennis ball can for the first time, you can feel the pressure being released. And every time you hit the ball, more internal pressure is forced out. The Gexco Tennis Ball Saver acts like a new, unopened can, storing 3 tennis balls in a vacuum of 14 PSI pressure. This will naturally force pressure back into the balls through the porous rubber seams. After enough time storing, you’ll get the bounce back, extending the life of your tennis balls.
4. Nike Dri-Fit Head Tie 2.0
Tennis players know, you sweat out there. And there is nothing more annoying than to have sweat dripping into your eyes when the object of the game is to watch the ball and make good shots. The headband, or in this case the head tie, is an ideal solution.
The Head Tie 2.0 features Nike’s innovative Dri-Fit technology, which acts as a moisture transport, wicking sweat away to keep you cool. As opposed to the elastic stretch headbands listed above, this one is a head tie. Simply tie it in the back as you would a shoe or bandana. Featuring an oversized Nike Swoosh logo on the front, it’s available in 9 different colors. If you’re looking for a different style of sweatband, check out the Nike Dri-Fit Head Tie 2.0.
A set of wristbands aren’t a bad idea, either. Check out the complementary Nike Dri-Fit Home & Away Doublewide Wristbands here.
Browse a wider selection of sweatbands in our post on the best cheap sports headbands.
5. Adidas Men’s Adizero Cap
If a headband isn’t his thing, perhaps a hat will do the trick. And the Adidas Men’s Adizero Cap combines functionality and performance in a very stylish design. Featuring Adidas’ ClimaCool technology, the hat wicks away moisture to keep you dry and the mesh allows for maximum airflow to keep you cool. It also has UPF built into the fabric to offer UV protection from the sun’s harmful rays.
The hat is made of 87 percent polyester and 13 percent spandex for an extremely comfortable, stretch fit. Other highlights include a non-glare under visor and hook-and-loop back closure so it’s one size fits most. And don’t worry about finding the correct color; there are over 2 dozen options to choose from, including Blue/Mystery Blue (pictured above at $22).
Price: From $17.99 (10 percent off MSRP); price varies depending on color, availability, and seller
6. Wilson Tour Slam Adult Strung Tennis Racket
So maybe you’ve got someone on your Christmas shopping list who has never played the game before. What better way to get him into it than with his first racket (or racquet)? The Wilson Tour Slam Adult Strung Tennis Racket is perfect for the beginner. It’s lightweight with a large sweet spot and comes at a very reasonable price.
The synthetic racket is made of durable aluminum construction and features Wilson’s Volcanic Frame Technology, which is designed to maximize power and stability. Complete with power strings, Stop Shock pads, and a 112 square inch head, you’re sure to get excellent performance from it. The racket is available in 3 different grip sizes — 4 1/4 inches, 4 3/8 inches, and 4 1/2 inches — and 3 color options — Green (pictured above), Purple, and Red.
Price: Between $27.72 and $29.99
7. Tourna Grip XL Original Dry Feel Tennis Grip
Tourna Grip is a brand trusted by hundreds of tennis pros past and present, including Pete Sampras, John Isner, and Sam Querrey. The XL Original Dry Feel model offers tremendous, even more so when you begin sweating. The grip actually gets tackier with moisture. The material wicks moisture away from your hand to keep it dry, which, of course, limits slipping.
This product is available in 5 different pack size options. You can get a pack of 2, 3, 10, 30, or 50. The larger the bundle, the higher the price goes. And the grips can be used for more than just tennis. Squash, badminton, baseball, golf, ping pong; really anything you play or do where a solid grip is needed.
Price: Pack of 10 grips from $12.87 (24 percent off MSRP); price varies depending on the size of the pack
8. Tourna Pete Sampras Ballport — Holds 80 Tennis Balls
Tourna Pete Sampras Ballport, or hopper as they’re also known, holds up to 80 tennis balls and makes practice so much easier. The effective system and design allows you to pick up tennis balls just by placing the basket on top of the ball and simply pressing down. No more bending over. Use your energy for playing not retrieving tennis balls. The sliding handle bars also make it easy to transport and carry.
Made of heavy duty polypropylene, you’ll never have to worry about this ballport rusting. Standing 29.5 inches high and weighing just 4 pounds, it’s available in 3 different colors — Black, Blue, and Red (pictured above). There is some assembly required. And if Hall of Famer Pete Sampras endorses it, you know it’s a quality product.
Another popular option is made by Wilson. Take a look at the Wilson 75 Tennis Ball Pick Up Hopper here.
9. Tennis Vibration Dampener 3-Pack
The 21K Sports Tennis Vibration Dampeners are some of the highest-rated and most popular on the market and are designed to improve your game. What they do, simply, is quickly reduce shock and vibration upon contact. Expect more firm, consistent shots with less fatigue. It easily attaches to the six main strings and won’t fall off. And they’re durable, lasting at least 100 hours of use.
They are available in a variety of vibrant colors, including Black (pictured above), Green, Light Blue, Multi-Color, Neon Pink, Orange, Red, White, and Yellow. Each purchase also includes a 30 day 100 percent money back guarantee. A side note: this does not come with a tennis racket as the picture shows.
10. TopspinPro Tennis Training Aid
The TopspinPro Tennis Training Aid is a highly effective tool for beginners and intermediate players who are having trouble getting topspin on their shots. It’s difficult to do, but a must if you want to elevate your game. The device is designed to help players execute a correct swing. The mesh screen forces players to keep the racket face angle constant throughout the shot.
The adjustable height frame makes it suitable for players of all ages and sizes and for both indoor and outdoor use. This relatively new product is a hit around the world, being used as a training method by players in nearly 70 countries. You get a stylish carrying case upon purchase.