25 Best Gifts for Tennis Lovers

May 6th 2024

25 Best Gifts for Tennis Lovers

Game, set and match gift giving with these items tennis players will love.

Have you found yourself shopping for the tennis lover in your life and don’t know what you get them? Serious tennis players usually have everything they need to play, so we researched giftable extras that are perfect for supporting their game. These gift ideas are great for tennis newbies, too. Whether you’re shopping for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or the holidays, these are the best gifts for tennis lovers.

Tennis must-haves

  1. Traverse Series Sun Visor - Our Traverse Series visors are perfect for their next round. They’ll love the adjustable bungee, dark underbill to reduce glare, lightweight material and sunglasses slots. Get it at TrailHeads: women’s visor | men’s visor.
  2. UV Protection Hat - This lightweight, quick-drying hat is perfect for their next match because it has built-in UV protection and a dark underbill to reduce glare. Get it at TrailHeads: women’s hat | men’s hat.
  3. Tennis Bag - This preppy tennis tote is perfect for stashing all their tennis gear. It has a pocket for their racket and a zippered compartment in the bottom for shoes. You have the option to add monogramming for a personalized touch. Get it at Mark & Graham.
  4. Get A Grip Tennis Racket Grip Tape - Overgrip tape is great for reducing slip and promoting quick drying on their favorite racket’s handle. Pick from a ton of fun colors to suit their style. Get it on Amazon.


  1. Owala FreeSip Water Bottle - Help them stay hydrated with a new water bottle. This one has a lid to keep the spout clean (no red court clay dust sneaking in!) and they can sip or chug with the patented two-way spout. Plus, double-walled insulation keeps drinks cold. Get it at Target.
  2. Roka Sunglasses - The Hamilton frames from Roka are designed for athletics. They’re great for bright and sunny conditions and polarization blocks glare. These are a splurge that your favorite tennis player is worthy of. Get it at Roka.
  3. Goodr Sunglasses - These black-on-black frames are jokingly called A Ginger’s Soul. These, and others from Goodr, have fun names to reflect fun colors. No slip, no bounce frames with polarized, UV-400-protected lenses are ready for play. Get it at Goodr.
  4. MudGear Athletic Crew Socks - These below-the-calf crew socks offer lower shin support to promote circulation. They also have cushioned footbeds for comfort and a mesh layer for breathability. Get them at MudGear.
  5. FROGG TOGGS Chilly Pad Cooling Towel - Your tennis player will love draping this cooling towel on the back of their neck when it’s hot or they’re playing hard. Wetting it down activates the cooling feature to help them manage temperature. Get it on Amazon.

Apps and wearable technology

  1. SwingVision Pro - SwingVision's AI processes video of their tennis game in real-time to track their shot placement, ball speed, win percentage and more to help them reach their goals faster. Get it at SwingVision.
  2. WHOOP - This screen-free health tracker is for tennis players who want biometric data and physiological insights to help dial in on their game and general health. This device requires an annual membership. Get both at WHOOP.
  3. Oura Ring - This smart ring delivers insights on fitness, stress, sleep and health. Similar to WHOOP, the Oura Ring needs a membership to view data. Get it at Oura.

Tennis lessons

  1. Play Your Court - Give the gift of tennis lessons. Whether they’re for kids or adults, beginners or experienced players, this platform connects players to practice partners, matches and lessons at local courts across the country. Get it at Play Your Court.
  2. Top Level Tennis - Online lessons with tennis stars? Absolutely yes. This platform is for beginners and experienced players, with courses divided by level of difficulty and training plans from stars like Boris Becker and Alberto Castellani. Gold membership provides lifetime access to existing and new courses. Get it at Top Level Tennis.
  3. MasterClass with Serena Williams - Who wouldn’t want to learn from Serena Williams, the player famous for revolutionizing women's tennis winning more Grand Slam singles titles (23) than any other woman or man during the open era? You’re able to give your tennis lover an annual membership to MasterClass, so they can select from a ton of other classes, too. (Check out this guide on how to gift MasterClass.) Get it at MasterClass.

Tennis books

  1. The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey - This book is for any athlete who needs help overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. Get it on Amazon.
  2. 366 Days of Tennis by Rob Carver - Each daily tip is designed to give tennis players the mental edge needed to turn a losing game into more victories. They can keep it in their tennis bag to hype themselves up before each match. Get it on Amazon.
  3. String Theory by David Foster Wallace - Tennis fans will enjoy Wallace's writings on the genius of Roger Federer, Tracy Austin's memoir, the artistry of Michael Joyce, the crush of commerce at the U.S. Open and notes on his own career as a "near-great" junior player. Get it on Amazon.

Conditioning and recovery

  1. Hypervolt Go 2 - We love a percussive massage tool that’s small enough to keep next to the sofa at home or stash in a bag when traveling. They’ll love using this after a tough match. Get it at Hyperice.
  2. Gaiam 3-in-1 Resistance Band Kit - For strength training anywhere, these resistance bands have comfort-grip handles and interchangeable strength bands for high-intensity training. Get it on Amazon.
  3. Penn Championship Extra Duty Tennis Balls - May seem odd to see a 3-pack of tennis balls under conditioning and recovery instead of with tennis must-haves, but many people don’t realize how handy these can be for massage. Your tennis lover can use a tennis ball to massage feet, hips, glutes and calves. Get it at Amazon.
  4. Brazyn Morph Collapsible Foam Roller - This foam roller folds flat so it’s perfect for travel. When they need it, they can just pop it open and lock it in place. The foam has a smoother surface for a more traditional rolling feed. Get it at Amazon.

Tennis-inspired extras

  1. US Open Poster - This 8x10 poster’s minimalist design fits in any home decor for someone who loves tennis. Swing by your local Michael’s to grab a frame and gift bag for a finishing touch. Get it on Amazon.
  2. Otherland Matchpoint Boxed Candle - This tennis-themed candle features a warm-weather fragrance that smells like tennis balls, cut grass and cucumber. Get it at Anthropologie.
  3. Personalized Tennis Rackets Doormat - Add your favorite tennis player’s name to this customizable doormat featuring a pair of tennis rackets and a ball. Get it at Mark & Graham.

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