Welcome to Tennis Elbow, the column that looks back on the week that was in the world of tennis. This week, Charles Blouin-Gascon previews the holiday shopping season.
Say it with us, in unison: it’s the most. Wonderful tiiime. Of! The yeaaaaaaar!
Every year at this time, the tennis calendar winds down and slows down to a crawl. There are very few, if any, events unfolding and just as few potential topics to discuss. Knowing this, just like we did last year, we’re switching things up for the column this week. This year again, we’ll be running our dear readers through some of our favourite suggestions on what to get the special someone in your life. This year again, we’re running through our dear readers through our 2021 Holiday gift guide.
Looking for ideas? Need help on what tennis things to give to those close to your heart? We’ve got you covered. ‘Tis the season, as they say.
Babolat Racquets Continue to Rule
The tennis racquet doesn’t make or break the tennis player, but style points count for a lot when you’re starting out in the sport. And you could do way, way worse than the typically great, stylish and performing Babolat racquets. Their Pure Aero and Pure Drive are the two highest selling racquets in the world, while their Pure Strike offers great control. Overall, the gang has got an option for seemingly every kind of player and for every kind of budget. Find them all here.
If you don’t believe us, see their roster of current pros playing with a Babolat racquet. (It’s on the website in the hyperlink just above.) That ought to be enough to convince you.
Yonex racquets Like Big Foe
Then again, maybe Yonex racquets are more your speed. In style and look, their racquets are possibly at the complete opposite of what Babolat presents, but their technology and performance are still unrivaled. They’ve got racquets for everyone, from the rookie just starting to the family uncle who’s played all his life. They even have racquets for Naomi Osaka, Denis Shapovalov, and a whole slew of other current pros. If they have one for them, they likely have one good enough for you too.
Dress like Emma Raducanu in the Latest from NikeCourt
They say that to be the part you have to dress the part. Well okay, maybe they don’t quite say that. But if you have a young daughter who’s currently starting out in tennis, odds are high that she might say that she wants to dress like Emma Raducanu.
The young British’s run to the US Open title was as sudden and unexpected as it was thrilling. She captivated the minds of tennis fans around the world, and now each of these fans can dress like her in the latest NikeCourt fashions when they play tennis. They won’t magically have her forehand, but they’ll look good as they try.
Lacoste Boys Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev
Oh nothing, just Lacoste showing off their men’s collection of tennis apparel that the two current best players in men’s tennis are wearing every time they step on a court. No big deal.
Wilson Racquets and Apparel are Still Bringing the Heat
With a recently launched sportwear collection and the iconic tennis goods for which the brand is historically known, there’s a fitting gift for everyone! We’ve hand selected some of Wilson’s best options with a price point of $99 or less to provide budget friendly gifts for men, women and kids. Check them out below.
- Britto Tour 6 Pack Bag ($99)
- Roland Garros Premium Backpack ($79)
- Women’s Millennium Crewneck Sweatshirt ($68)
- Men’s Millennium Crewneck Sweatshirt ($68)
- Emoti-Fun Dampener 2-pack ($6)
Meanwhile, if all you want is a Wilson racquet, then TennisWarehouse has you covered.
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