Christmas gift guide
There's no need to panic just yet
There's not long to go until Christmas, but there's no need to panic just yet
Tennishead's Christmas gift guide is here to help you fill the stockings of the tennis nuts in your life, or even drop a few hints for Santa yourself...
Wilson VibraFun dampeners - £5
At just £5 for a pack of two, the Wilson Vibra Fun dampeners are an ideal stocking filler, or perhaps for a Secret Santa gift. These fun little brightly-coloured dampeners are the perfect gift for the tennis nut in your life.
RS All Court Black Edition - £6
Robin Soderling has not been seen on tour since after failing to recover from a bout of mononucleosis in 2011. However, the two-time French Open runner-up has not been idle in his absence, designing and developing a new range of premium tennis balls, grips and strings. After months of research and testing in labs and on the tennis court, the RS All Court Black Edition is the official ball for two ATP 250 tournaments.
2UNDR – From £19.99
OK, so underwear isn’t exactly the most original Christmas gift, but 2UNDR’s men’s performance underwear aren’t your bog standard cotton undies. With a high-performance thermal reduction fabric and an athletic cut for a compression-like feel, these trunks are as high-tech as your racket.
Brooks Rebound Racer – from £23
Forget socks this Christmas, this sports bra is the perfect Christmas gift for active mums, partners, sisters and friends. Featuring moulded cups to maintain shape and support and available in a range of colours and sizes 30B to 38DD, the Rebound Racer will give women of all sizes a lift on court.
Zsig Tennis Ball Backpack - £29.99
While these bags are designed for kids, we know a few adults who would love Zsig’s eyecatching tennis ball backpacks. As well as compartments for valuables, keys and a mobile phone, these bags have room for your child’s hoodie, water bottle and lunch. Or for the big kids, it’ll hold everything that goes in a handbag and more.
30Fifteen Sue Dress - £59
With its low V back, 30Fifteen's Sue dress is designed especially for women with broad shoulders and small hips. Four sleek pleats in the skirt flatter the buttocks, while the coloured detail draws attention to the stomach. Complete with built-in shelf bra and matching ball shorts, the Sue dress comes in a range of colours.
Babolat POP - £70
Wearable technology is the must-have addition to your kit bag for 2017, and the Babolat POP wristband is one of the best ways to access your performance data. Weighing just 10g, it pairs with your Android or Apple device and can be used with any racket, giving you instant feedback.
QLIPP smart tennis sensor - £80
So small it won’t take up much room under the Christmas tree, but Qlipp could help make big changes to your game. Weighing in at just 8g, it clips to your strings like a dampener and measures spin, speed and sweet spot accuracy of every shot.
TopspinPro - £90.83
What better to find under the Christmas tree than a gift that will help you master a lifelong skill? A training aid that helps beginners and improvers master topspin by promoting muscle memory, TopspinPro claims to be able to help players learn the basics in just two minutes.
ASICS Gel Resolution 6 shoes - £115
ASICS is a company that seriously knows its tennis. With comfort, support and stability in equal measure, the Gel Resolution 6 is ideal for baseline warriors and is the footwear of choice of British No.1 Johanna Konta and Frenchman Gael Monfils.
MANTIS Pro 295 II racket - £149.99
Voted best value in tennishead’s 2016 intermediate racket reviews, the Mantis Pro 295 II is a great all round racket. What's more, Santa will look even more generous now as Mantis are giving away a free six-racket thermo bag with selected frames, including this one.
PIQ smart tennis sensor - £154
OK, so simply wearing a wristband won’t turn you into Rafael Nadal overnight, but the PIQ advanced tennis sensor offers real-time feedback to analyse your game. The LED display offers instant service speed at the touch of a button, while the smart sensor tracks playing time and records your strokes. The PIQ Robot nano computer can also be used for other sports such as golf and skiing.