Gifts for Tennis Lovers: Holiday 2009
Below are a few tennis oriented gift ideas to get you started. Take a look around Tennisidentity.com for others. We've got reviews up in mens and womens fashion, gear, essentials, books, fitness, services, t-shirts and more.
Would your Mom carry an over the shoulder six pack? Mine wouldn't. For the woman who simply must arrive in 21st century style, take a look at the Cassanova bag by Court Couture. It comes in six colors (pink berry in pic) croc-embossed faux leather and hosts an outside racquet pocket that holds two racquets (including mid-plus and oversize heads). Inside you'll find a cosmetic bag and a large two section interior lined with pretty striped fabric and more pockets, $189 USD. If Kim Kardashian played — and I would like to see that – she might pick this bag. You get the picture. Tennis-Warehouse carries Court Couture as well.
The buff men of pro tennis can be part of your daily life — do tell!. Look for 2010 calendars featuring Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and more. Available at Tennis-Warehouse $19-29 USD. Play carries the Murray calendar.
If price is no object take a look at the Power Plate, a workout machine said to be a favorite of Serena Williams. The machine provides an efficient full body workout in just 30 minutes. Advance vibration technology causes muscles to react many times per second as you exercise. The result is increased flexibility, strength, bone density and range of motion, decreased joint and muscle pain and improved blood circulation; $4,500 – 10,500. Not in the financial cards? Ask your club to buy one for everyone to use. "Our members love it," says Phyllis Kugler, Fitness Director at the Vineyard Tennis Workout and Spa in Martha's Vineyard. "It can be addictive. That machine does not gather dust."
Speaking of Serena, pictured right is her "Lucky Ring," $65, part of the Serena Williams Signature Statement Collection. This is a replica of the ring she wears on court every match. She will be hawking the line December 11 on HSN if you want to check it out or buy.
Anyone can always use an extra warm up jacket, especially welcome would be one from adidas by Stella McCartney (this is the line that Caroline Wozniacki wears). Pictured left is the CU Hoodie in Dark Atlantic blue, $140. The color is gorgeous on anyone, really. Beautiful detail a la Ms. Stella. adidas by Stella McCartney is at Shopadidas and Tennis-Warehouse.
For men, pictured right is the Nike Men's Athlete Clima Fit Jacket, white with mahogany. It comes in three colors. Pretty clean and classic. Toss in the masters polo and mahogany shorts and you've got Roger looking back at you. Available at Nike and Tennis-Warehouse.
How about an ATP World Tour Tee? 100% cotton, it's your basic tee with ATP cool, $19.99. I can't think of a tennis playing teen boy who wouldn't want one. Here's the direct link.