If you are looking for a last-minute gift for the tennis fan in your family, there is a pantheon of options to go ahead of the big day next Wednesday, and Kevin Palmer has you covered,
Here is your Tennis365 guide to festive gifts for fans of the greatest sport in the world (okay, so we are biased!), with all price ranges catered for here.
Club players love adding a little extra something to their bag and these gifts will be welcomed by tennis players of all standard:
Mantis grips – 5.99
Specially formulated to provide a tacky feel, these grips are complemented by a unique substrate layer underneath that offers outstanding absorbency and moisture elimination. Replacing your grips regularly is always advisable and this pack of three is a great value option.
Wimbledon Slazenger balls £15.99 for three cans
No tennis fan can every have enough tennis balls in their collection, with the sound of a brand new tin being cracked open sending shiver of expectation down the spine of any player. These bright green balls are available from the official Wimbledon shop.
Brad Gilbert’s Winning Ugly – £7.19 from Amazon.
A legendary tennis book that will always be relevant for players of all ages and standards. Gilbert’s inside story on how he reached the top as a player and coach, as well as some of the tricks he used ensure a compelling read.
Rafael Nadal cap – £15.00
The distinctive logo of the world No.1 is emblazoned on the front of Nike caps that are produced in a variety of colours for male and female fans. They are available on all good tennis websites.
Roger Federer calendar – £25.00
The most popular player of all-time has served up another winner for his fans in 2020, with his calendar available from his personal website for a reasonable price. It seems it is imported from America, so get in quickly on this one to ensure Christmas delivery.
Andy Murray collection from Castore
Tennis365 were given an exclusive insight into the deal struck by sportswear company Castore and two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray at the start of 2019 and now they have launched the Andy Murray collection that he will wear at next month’s Australian Open.
With a slightly cheaper starting price that some clothing in the Castore range, this is a perfect gift for any Murray fan.
Zepp 2 Tennis MultiSports Sensor – £89.00
Zepp Tennis 2 is an evolution of the world’s most powerful swing analyser. Track practice and match statistics, and compare against other players to gain powerful insights about your performance instantly.
With new Smart Capture technology, you can easily record video of each rally, then generate and share your match highlight reel. Simply attach the sensor to your racket and let Zepp help you become the player you aspire to be.
ASICS Gel-Resolution 8 shoes – £110.00
Tennis365 sat down with the inventor behind these shoes for an exclusive insight into how they were made, with his lengthy discussions with some of the game’s top players highlighting how much attention to detail has gone into their development.
These shoes are designed for baselines who need support for their ankles and feet, with your feet almost feeling like they are gripping the court when you play in these great new shoes.
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WTA Tour No 20 title for Simona Halep.
Stefanos Tsitsipas on course to successfully defend title.
Dominic Thiem OUT of Rio Open.
Your draw for the 2020 Dubai Tennis Championships.
Kevin Anderson out of action for an extended period.
Roger Federer backed to win another Wimbledon title.
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Stefanos Tsitsipas ‘in the zone’ in Marseille.
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