In other words, don't show up for tennis in running shorts, pocketless sweatpants, yoga tights or jeggings. Wear whatever you want on top, as far as I'm concerned, but what you wear on the bottom is important for three reasons:
|Ralph Lauren tennis skirt with undershort. Note pocket!|
- Tennis requires on-going access to balls. Don't waste time and energy constantly picking them up. Wear bottoms that have ball-sized pockets.
- Tennis demands footwork. Tripping on your yoga pants is a good way to end your tennis "career."
- Tennis takes itself a little seriously. Even if you play well, someone will give you the stank eye if you treat the sport like laundry day.
Most of all, tennis requires an ability to laugh at yourself. Mad dashes across the court, crazy lunges, wild swings and bad shots that send the ball a mile high are just the beginning of the folly and fun of tennis. Enjoy!