Wimbledon 2019: Professional Clothing & Equipment
With summer in full swing and the excitement and fever of Wimbledon still thick in the air, tennis fans around the country are still showing symptoms of tennis fever. Whether you’re a seasoned fan or a total newbie, you’ll be more than familiar with the excitement the tournament brings every year and Wimbledon 2019 was no exception.
For the more fashion-forward among us or those looking to improve their own tennis game at home, you may be wondering which brands you can expect to see at Wimbledon and where you can get your hands on some top-notch tennis equipment. Here at Greaves we can give you a little bit of background on some of the most popular brands in the tennis world, as well as taking a look at some of the clothing, equipment and accessories to help you step up your game.
Lacoste is a household name, there’s no doubt about it. Founded in France in 1933 by tennis player René Lacoste and André Gillier, Lacoste is recognised by its distinctive crocodile logo (a reference to Lacoste’s tenacity on the tennis court) and its production of quality tennis apparel. Donned by number one men’s singles athlete Novak Djokovic, as well as Roberto Bautista-Agut, Dominika Cibulková and Christina McHale, Lacoste has proven itself to be a reliable brand.
If Lacoste isn’t your thing, we also stock a wide range of tennis sportswear and accessories by other renowned tennis brands.
ASICS is a Japanese sporting goods manufacturer, founded in Kobe, Japan. Providing shoes and sports equipment since 1949, ASICS is a firm choice for players such as Gael Monfils, David Goffin and Alex De Minaur, who have been spotted sporting both clothing and tennis shoes by the brand.
ASICS is known for their varied range of tennis shoes and is particularly notable for its innovative GEL-game multi-court collection. These shoes are breathable, sturdy, reliable and are great for a multitude of terrains. The GEL-game range also caters to children, producing a variety of kid’s tennis shoes; perfect for little ones looking to improve their game.
Nike is a firm favourite of Russian player, Maria Sharapova and it is easy to see why. Formerly known as Blue Ribbon Sports, Nike was officially founded in 1964 in Oregon. It has consistently proven itself to be one of the most popular and enduring clothing brands in the sports world, frequently producing fresh and innovative designs and styles.
Perhaps one of the most notable players to be associated with Nike is Rafael Nadal. Appearing in advertisements and widely known as a long term partner of Nike, Nadal can regularly be spotted wearing Nike outfits and tennis shoes and even has his own range of products with the brand. Other notable players sponsored by Nike include Juan Martin Del Potro, Taylor Fritz and Nick Kyrgios.
Wilson is a world-renowned sporting goods company based in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1913 by Thomas E. Wilson, Wilson has stood the test of time as a premium sports equipment manufacturer.
You may already be familiar with Wilson as a brand if you’ve seen the film Castaway but what you may not know is that Wilson also has a selection of quality tennis rackets available for purchase. Used by many of the top players around the world, including Roger Federer, Del Potro and Serena Williams, you can guarantee that a Wilson tennis racket will not let you down.
Tennis rackets come in a range of sizes and weights so it is important to take in a couple of factors before making a purchase. Skill level and age are two essential considerations that should be made; the heavier the racket, the more control you have over your swings and manoeuvres, making a heftier racket perfect for beginners. If you’re somewhat of a veteran, a lightweight racket with a mid-sized head are a great choice.
From premium tennis bags and tennis balls to a variety of rackets to cater to every need, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for here at Greaves. Take a look at our full range of tennis equipment to get a better idea of the perfect racket for you.
As we are all aware, tennis requires a fair bit of cardio. Whether you’re diving to hit the ball or running around the pitch to keep up with your opponent, it’s essential that your feet are kept comfortable and cool. The easiest way to ensure this is to choose the perfect tennis shoes; to ensure you have the best game possible, you’ll need something that fits comfortably, provides plenty of support and allows your feet to breathe.
K-Swiss is a renowned brand specialising in sporting footwear and was founded in 1966 in Los Angeles, California. The brainchild of Swiss brothers Art and Ernie Brunner – who became interested in tennis after emigrating to the US – K-Swiss has proven time and time again to be a quality manufacturer of tennis shoes.
With stylish designs, premium quality and breathable material, K-Swiss is sure to provide you with a reliable tennis shoe that will help you to victory in every game.
This is only a small selection of the quality tennis clothing and accessory brands available here at Greaves. There are plenty of options and styles to suit your personal preference and keep you playing to the best of your ability all throughout the year and you can browse through all of them in our dedicated tennis section. For now, get on your comfiest kit and get out on the court!