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Getting Serious About Tennis? 4 Gear Upgrades for Your Bag this Year

02/08/2021 - Staff Writer - Gear & Accessories

Even if you are new to the game of Tennis, you probably started out by purchasing a nice tennis racquet once you fell in love with the sport. Now that you are getting more serious about the game, there are a few other gear upgrades that you should seriously consider as well.

1. New Tennis Shoes

Starting from the ground up, there is nothing like a new pair of shoes. Although colloquially the term “tennis shoes” refers to a wide variety of casual footwear, you should be a little more literal when picking out shoes for your tennis bag.

Although a pair of running shoes or comfortable sneakers might have worked fine in the beginning, a shoe designed specifically for tennis will be built differently and can enhance your game play dramatically. A real tennis shoe will be sturdy and ideal for quick stops, short sprints, and lateral movements.

Additionally, even great tennis shoes wear out over time. Depending on how much you play, it is a good idea to pick up a new pair for your gear bag every few years or at the start of each season to keep that spring in your step.

2. New Socks

While often socks may stick around in your drawer for years at a time, it is important to put more thought into the pairs that you toss into your tennis bag. As a fast moving game played on often sunny courts, it is no surprise that tennis will cause you to work up a sweat. With the importance of healthy feet for a serious tennis game, having a good pair of socks to wear inside your new tennis shoes becomes paramount.

You might consider investing in a new pair of socks that are particularly breathable, offer additional arch support, or other upgraded features offered by a premium pair of socks.

3. New Sunglasses

There are a few reasons that your everyday sunglasses may not be ideal for out on the court. Firstly, you do not want your designer sunglasses to be broken on the court. Almost nothing could ruin a successful game more quickly than $150 tossed onto the ground and broken into pieces. You will never be disappointed with a more rugged pair of sunglasses that are specifically designed to survive a rough and tumble game.

Additionally, the right pair of sunglasses will fit comfortably throughout an active tennis match and offer superior protection from the sun with polarized lenses. A great pair of sunglasses can really top off your tennis gear.

4. New Tennis Bag

Lastly, you will want to consider upgrading your tennis bag itself when you get more serious about the game. If you are like most newer players, you probably have been using an old gym bag that was repurposed into a tennis bag.

Now that you are becoming more serious about tennis, it is time to upgrade to a bag that has all of the pockets and convenient features needed for a great tennis bag. Having a space specifically designed to hold your racquets will ensure their safety while traveling and your comfort while carrying.

These four upgrades for your tennis gear bag are recommended both for your comfort and to bring your game up to the highest possible level.

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