Epirus reveals the best gift ideas for tennis players including HearO tennis speaker

The best gifts for tennis players

by Kristin June 30, 2017 1 Comment

We’ve all been there. You need to find a gift for a friend, partner, sibling or parent who loves tennis. But you’ve already bought the tennis-themed cuff links, the necklace with the racket and ball charm and a DVD of the 10 best matches of all time (which is surely collecting dust somewhere now). 

If you’re lacking inspiration but still keen to buy a gift related to tennis, here’s a list of fresh ideas (at different price points) to help you out.

Gifts Under £25 ($35)

  1. Hats featuring tennis stars' brands
    Hats are always a safe bet. It’s a banal comment but outdoor tennis basically requires head gear for protection from the sun. Hitting outdoors can also get your kit surprisingly dirty – especially if you’re playing on clay or grass. Thus, it’s always nice to have a couple of different hat options in the rotation. Here's a couple of options to get you started: the Fed fans will like this style and the Nadal backers will prefer this one.

    Nike Roger Federer tennis hat

  2. Unique vibration dampeners
    Most of us play with vibration dampeners on our strings, but they’re often uninspired logos corresponding to your racket frame (or maybe even a plain elastic band!). Various companies have realized this and now there’s a wide variety to choose from, including virtually every emoji you’ve encountered online. Personally, we like the patriotic flag options available here.

    Flag vibration dampeners

  3. Epirus leather grip covers
    Hate the fact that your grips get dirty a mere 5 minutes into your hit? Available in 4 different colours, Epirus leather grip covers are the solution for unsightly grips that you’d rather not have sticking out from your bag. They are "one-size-fits-all" so they fit all standard grip sizes. The electric blue and cherry red options add a pop of color to otherwise plain bags.

    Epirus leather grip covers for tennis rackets

  4. Travel-size massage ball
    In an ideal world we would all dedicate time to stretching before and after playing tennis. However, the reality is that most of us aren’t quite that diligent (ourselves included!). After the lactic acid sets in, its handy to have a massage ball to work out the knots and prevent further tightness that can lead to injury. The one we found is nice and compact.  

    Travel size massage ball for tennis

    Gifts Under £50 ($70)

    1. Water bottles with a cause
      Swell bottles
      aren’t only stylish and environmentally friendly, they have some impressive USPs. Available in multiple sizes and numerous striking designs, they keep drinks hot for 12 hours and cold for 24. The company is also socially conscious and has partnerships with UNICEF USA, American Forests, Drink Up and (RED).

      Swell Water bottle

    2. Personalized Wimbledon towels
      It’s always a bit of a pain to find a towel to bring on the court, so carrying your own is a definite time saver. Why not up the ante and get a personalized official towel from Wimbledon? This will surely add a little inspiration during the changeover.

      Personalised Wimbledon Towel

    3. Updated warm up gear
      Full-sleeved sweat shirts and hoodies aren’t ideal for tennis. They feel cumbersome around your wrists and are too warm to play in except in the coldest conditions. Nike has come up with the ideal option: Nike Court Pure Half Zip tennis top. The cut of this shirt is perfect to play in and balances warmth without adding too much bulk.

      Nike Court Pure half zip top

    4. A new (classic) polo
      A fan of classic tennis apparel but already have a closet full of Lacoste, Sergio Tacchini and Fila kit? Why not give a new brand a try? Play Brave’s Men's Polo is made from superlight and technical 100% woven polyester. It is easy to care for, you just have to pop it in the washing machine in cold water. Sounds like a winner to us!

      PlayBrave Mens Polo Shirt

    Gifts Under ‎£100 ($135)

    1. Wearable tech for tennis
      Know someone always trying to troubleshoot their game and improve their tactics? They will be surely be a fan of the data collected by Babolat POP.  The sensor located in the wristband connects to your smartphone and accumulates a wealth of data about your game including spin and impact differentiating among all of your strokes. There’s also an activity score to give you a sense of just how intense your footwork was during that last hit…

      Babolat POP tennis sensor

    2. A subscription box for tennis fanatics
      The Tennis Trunk is the only tennis-themed recurring gift we’ve come across and it looks perfect for the avid player. The trunk always includes 2 cans of balls in addition to an assortment of other items relevant to our sport like grip tape, sunscreen, snacks for changeover and much more. 

      Tennis Trunk Subscription Box

    3. Functional pieces of tennis history
      If you haven’t already bought a HearO tennis ball speaker you’re certainly missing out. Made from upcycled tennis balls (many of which were used at Wimbledon last year), these Bluetooth-enabled speakers are a functional piece of tennis history. They’re made individually and the sound quality is excellent. Check out the website and you’ll see how each one comes together.

      Hearo Tennis ball speaker

    4. 24/7 tennis coverage
      Enjoy watching tennis but find that you’re often indisposed during matches you want to see? Have a favorite player that doesn’t reliably get shown by the major TV networks? Subscribing to Tennis TV  is a great solution so you can get your tennis fix on demand.

      Tennis TV subscription

    Gifts Over £100 ($135)

    1. Stylish tennis bags that work both on and off the court 
      If you really want to impress, then the Epirus tennis bag collection is your best bet. These beautiful bags allow tennis players to go from the court, to work, to the gym and out to dinner in style. They are perfect for players that live busy, active lives and need a bag that can keep up.

      There are 3 styles to chose from: the backpack24 hour bag and weekend bags each of which is designed for everyday life whether it's business, tennis or travel.

      Featured in Vogue & GQ, all of the bags are made with Italian canvas and supple leather and carry at least 2 rackets. 

      Epirus designer tennis bag collection

    2. Hand-crafted beach tennis rackets
      It’s fun to play actual tennis during beach vacations but it’s also amusing to mess around hitting volleys on the beach. The problem is that the cheap versions of beach tennis rackets first tear up your hand then dissolve as soon as they land in the sea water.  Now there’s a solution: Fresco Bolcarica beach tennis paddles are hand made in Brazil with several layers of wood off cuts and covered with a strong resin coating, to make them sea and sand-resistant. All bats are unique in colour, shape, details and weight and finished with a colorful neoprene grip that won’t give you blisters minutes into your fun.
      Fresco Bolcarica beach tennis paddles

    3. Personalised tennis shoes
      The most thoughtful gifts are personalized to some degree. Nike has gone the extra mile and enabled you to literally personalize and monogram your tennis shoes. Know someone that has always wanted to be like the top players with their bespoke gear? This is the perfect call.

      NikeID Tennis Shoes

    4. Stylish country club apparel
      Have a fashion-conscious tennis (or golf) player in your life? Hedge is a new brand that has a classic, chic aesthetic worth checking out. This halter top caught our eye as it would look stylish both on and off the court. We also like the Dune Racerback Dress for similar reasons: you could definitely dress it up and down and wear it beyond the the club.

      Hedge Halter Top

    What do you think are the best gifts for tennis players? Have you received the perfect present as a tennis fan? Or have you given a great gift to a tennis player in your life? Let us know in the comments section below.




    Kristin Price
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    1 Response

    Adeline Arjad Cook
    Adeline Arjad Cook

    July 01, 2017

    Well if you love your doubles partner – then I recommend www.ilovemydoublespartner.com

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