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Best Gifts For Tennis Players 2022 – 50 Gift Ideas – peRFect Tennis

Best Gifts For Tennis Players 2022 – 50 Gift Ideas – peRFect Tennis

Do you need to find a gift for a friend, partner, sibling or parent who loves tennis? Are you struggling with what to get them?

Then look no further; I’ve put together this guide with what I think are some of the best gifts for tennis fans that you can buy right now.

Whether for Christmas, a birthday or a random present to say thank you, you will find something suitable in this comprehensive list of tennis gifts.

I have broken down the gifts into easy-to-use sections, so whether you’re buying for a husband, wife, child, or tennis coach, you can find a selection of the best tennis gifts for each category. 

However, even though the gifts are categorised, there is some crossover.

For example, while a massage gun is an excellent gift for a female player, it’s just as good for a man and or tennis coach, so don’t skip a section just because you think it’s for ladies only; you might miss that perfect gift!

Finally, most of my gift suggestions are products I’ve bought or used myself, so you can rest assured that all the products on this list are good quality and a good choice for a tennis fan/player.

Let’s look at my picks for the best gifts for tennis lovers in 2022.

What Is a Good Gift For a Tennis Player? 

tennis gifts

As someone who’s bought tennis gifts for others and received them, my experience is that practical gifts perform better.

Does that mean a husband should buy his wife a bulk pack of tennis balls from Costco?

Probably not, which is why I’ve got a specific list of tennis gifts for her below with some more creative suggestions, but practical tennis gifts fare better when buying for guys.

I recommend avoiding clothing and apparel, especially when a man buys for a woman, because they go down like a lead balloon nine times out of ten.

I know a couple of sports store owners, and the number of exchanges they get on tennis clothing bought as a gift is through the roof post-Christmas.

So unless the person you’re buying for has picked out an item, give clothing a miss. And if you really must, then please keep the receipt.

I’d also avoid gimmicky ‘novelty’ type products, like tennis-themed cuff links, mugs, ties, jewellery with a racket charm, etc. 

No doubt these things sell, but to me, they scream ‘tack’ and will never be used. 

So we know what gifts to avoid, but which tennis gifts are good? Find out below.

Gifts for Tennis Players

tennis gifts best

The first set of gifts on my list are my top 5 gifts for 2022, irrespective of gender etc. these gifts work for anyone who likes tennis, and I’d be happy to receive any of them.

Hopefully, the person you’re buying for will be too!

The Functional Tennis Saber (10% Off Black Friday)

The offer ends at Midnight (UK time) on Friday, so be quick, and get it here.

functional tennis saber review

For the uninitiated, the Functional Tennis Saber is a tennis racket with a very small head known as a sweet spot training tool.

It is designed to help players hit the ball on the sweet area of their normal racket, increase their concentration, work on footwork and improve their contact point.

functional tennis saber close

I have reviewed the Saber in full, highlighting why I like it, and in my opinion, it’s one of the best tennis gifts on this list.

It is useful for players looking to improve, but it’s also a lot of fun to play with; you can hit your normal shots with much less margin, so you’re forced to watch the ball more closely.

Every time I play, I warm up for 5 minutes with the Saber, and when you switch to a full-size racket, you hit the ground running.

The Saber sells like hotcakes, so finding them in stock is not easy; as of November 25th 2022, they are back in stock. So if you plan on getting one as a Christmas gift, I wouldn’t leave it too late. 

They also sell the Pointer (a wooden training tool) and a cool fence mount for mounting your phone, so you can film your matches or practice sessions.

Tennis Balls

tennis balls

Tennis balls might not have any wow factor when you tear open the wrapping paper. Still, when a player realises they haven’t had to buy a pack of tennis balls in the last six months, they’ll think to themselves, “damn, that was a good gift”, and will no doubt be asking you to get them another set for their next Christmas or Birthday present.

You can buy balls in several quantities; Wilson US Open, for example, are sold in bulk with three balls per can, 24 cans in a case which will last most players several months.

Boring? Maybe, but if I got this as a gift, I’d be chuffed, and so would my wallet.

Resistance Bands Set

resistance band set

Improvements to a player’s game aren’t solely made on the tennis court, and your general fitness/strength is a great way to improve your match stamina, footwork and weight of shot.

Resistance bands are also a great way to warm up, and you’ll see virtually every pro player on the ATP and WTA tour using them before commencing a practice or when they are warming up for a match.

The video below will give you some ideas of how the recipient of a set of resistance bands can make use of them:

Roger Federer: The Biography

roger federer biography gift

Books are always a solid gift choice, and there are plenty of well-written tennis books to choose from. Given his retirement, my top pick for this year is Roger Federer: The Biography.

Written by Swiss journalist René Stauffer, who closely covered Roger Federer’s career for nearly 25 years, this biography paints how the 20-time Grand Slam Champion developed as a player.

Stauffer reveals some of the secrets behind Federer’s success, from growing up in Basel to the heights of his 20th Grand Slam victory and all points.

While it will particularly appeal to Federer fans, anyone who likes tennis (except those with a Federer affliction) will find the book an exciting read.

Some Other Books to Consider

Here are some other books worth considering:

Axiom 9-Pack 2.0 Tennis Bag

axiom 9 pack

The Axiom 9-Pack 2.0 Tennis Bag from Geau Sport is a modern upright tennis backpack with many excellent features and is very well designed. 

Geau has recently launched the 2.0 version of the bag, which has a few tweaks like a fence hook so you can hang it up courtside, silver internals for better visibility and elastic pockets to get more in them.

I put this tennis bag on the list and not some of the others I recommend because I think the design and colour will appeal to many players.

Some other bags on the market can be pretty colourful, almost tasteless, making it hard to know if the recipient will appreciate the colours, but this all-black design will be a winner for most.

It features a waterproof pocket for wet items, ample pockets, and a modular internal divider system.

It’s marketed as holding nine racquets, but that’s if you use the main compartment for racquets too.

Most players will use it to hold 2 or 4 racquets in each end compartment and then use the main compartment for shoes, towels, drinks etc.

You can check out the video below to better understand how it looks. To save 10% on any Gea product, use the discount code: PERFECT10 at checkout.

If you are sold on a bag as a gift, check out our tennis bag finder, which lets you compare every tennis bag on the market to narrow your search.

Tennis Socks

tennis socks

Socks don’t sound like an original gift, but a tennis player can never have enough of them. They get worn out quickly, and if you wear white socks on clay, they soon lose their whiteness and need replacing.

tennis socks

A good pair of tennis socks will be pretty thick, have some padding underfoot and hopefully do an ok job at wicking moisture away.

My favourite at the moment is Uniqlo as they’re a perfect thickness and offer a nice padded feel compared to Nike, which I find are good on the first wear, but after a few washing cycles, they lose that fresher feeling.

The other good option is Thorlo tennis socks, who make the excellent TX Level 3 sock.

Gifts for Tennis Lovers (Non-Playing Fans)

gifts for tennis fans

Not everyone who loves tennis plays the sport; a big chunk of huge tennis fans have never picked up a racket in their life, but they watch the game all year round, both live and on TV.

So, if the tennis lover you’re buying for has left their playing days behind them or has always been an armchair fan, here are some suggestions for tennis-related gifts.

Racquet Mag Subscription

racquet mag

The Racquet is a quarterly magazine celebrating tennis’s art, ideas, style, and culture.

$80 gets you four collectable issues per year + special brand editions.

It won’t be everyone’s taste in terms of writing style, woke agenda and artsy angle. Hence, another option is Tennis.com magazine, one of the longest-standing tennis magazines covering more of the match play and equipment side.

Tennis TV Subscription

tennis tv

Tennis TV is the official live video streaming service of the ATP Tour, and a subscription will give a tennis fan access to live streaming from 63 ATP Tour tournaments.

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They also have matches made available as replays, on-demand all year round.

Tennis TV can stream via Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Google Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV and the PlayStation 5.

Make sure the person you are buying for doesn’t already have it! An alternative streaming provider is Eurosport Player, they don’t have all the ATP tournaments like Tennis TV, but they do have Grand Slams, some ATP and several WTA tournaments.

Wimbledon Centre Court Print

wimbledon centre court print

This Wimbledon centre court print is available in various sizes, including A1, A2, A3 and A4.

The framed versions come with a high-quality metal (aluminium) frame with a 9mm border and a 21mm deep frame.

You can also get canvases or standalone prints to be used in a frame of the recipients choosing.

Roland Garros Deck Chair

roland garros deck chair

The “Porte d’Auteuil” deckchair made by Hesperide features the white Roland-Garros logo. It has a head cushion and a backrest that reclines in 4 positions for lazing around in the garden during summer.

It is also epoxy treated, meaning the chair’s structure is resistant to rust and light rain.

Babolat Wimbledon Cooler Bag

babolat wimbledon cooler bag

The Babolat Wimbledon cooler bag is an isothermal bag ideal for keeping drinks cool during the summer months, especially during the Championships if you are lucky enough to attend.

RF Cap

uniqlo rf cap

Roger Federer might be retired from professional tennis, but his legacy will live on, and you’ll still be seeing the iconic RF hat at tennis tournaments well into the future.

This 100% cotton hat is from Uniqlo with the RF logo embroidered on the face of the hat, with a message of “Go Roger” on the rear adjustment strap.

Tennis Gifts For Him

tennis gifts for him

The gifts for him section are my suggestion for more male-orientated tennis gifts.

Slinger Bag

slinger bag

The Slinger Bag is a tennis bag that incorporates a ball machine. It’s more ball machine first, bag second but will carry your racquets, shoes, accessories, and of course, over one hundred tennis balls.

In terms of design, the Slinger Bag is a bit like a carry-on suitcase with an extension handle, but it has a fully functioning ball machine that can fire down balls at up to 45 miles per hour.

While expensive, it’s still one of the best bang-for-your-buck ball machines and allows you to do several drills.

If you’d like more information about features and functionality, I have reviewed the Slinger Bag in full, but it’s a great gift for the serious tennis player who plays multiple times per week.

You can also see how you can use the bag below:

Mi Band 7

mi band 7

The Xiaomi Mi Band 7 is a hugely popular fitness band primarily due to its affordability.

Although don’t be fooled by the low price tag, this band is well made and tracks all sorts of metrics putting it on a par with similar wearables that are way more expensive.

I use the Mi Band 6, the previous version, and it’s great for giving you an idea of how much of a workout you’ve done.

The latest Mi Band 7 now lets you track tennis specifically and basically every other activity you can think of.

Lightweight Phone Tripod + Swing Vision App

phone tripod

One of the best ways to improve your game is to take a video recording of your matches or practices to watch back.

Video footage lets you see what you are doing well and what you need to improve on. You can then formulate a plan to work on it the next time you step on the court.

Your coach can also use footage, or you can send it to online coaches who require the footage to critique your game.

While filming from the floor is ok, a tripod allows you to get a more stable video from a better viewing angle. 

You can combine this gift with the Swing Vision app that tracks all your shots. See the example below. It’s a clever bit of tech:

swing vision

For this app, you need to be an iPhone user. No Android version is out yet, but I’m looking forward to when it’s available, as this is fantastic. 

Swing Vision also offers a fence mount for your phone, which I purchased, and it works very well.

Accessories Pack

wilson overgrips

This gift requires a little more work as it combines several low-cost accessories to produce a tennis goody bag. 

I recommend the following to bundle together:

This combination gives tennis players every sort of accessory they can think of, and potentially some new ones to try out, such as lead tape to alter their racket’s weight, balance, and swing weight.

Easy Stringer

easytringer

Anyone serious about tennis should consider learning to string their racquets, and a good, cost-effective starting point is the Easy Stringer.

It is one of the smallest, most portable stringing machines on the market, but more importantly, it does a solid job stringing job with accurate tension thanks to the gun, which lets you pull tension constantly on the string.

There are several guides on YouTube, so even someone who has never strung a racket before will be able to follow along and start to pick up the skills and nuances of this craft.

Tennis Gifts For Her

tennis gifts for her

As a guy, I’d be more than happy with a brand new 24 Can Case of Dunlop ATP Tennis Balls, but is it a good gift for the woman in your life? I’d think a little more out of the box. Here are my suggestions for some awesome tennis gifts for her.

Bob and Brad Massage Gun

bob and brad massage gun

If you watch any professional sport, you’ve probably seen athletes using these massage guns and promoting them on social media.

My favourite is the Bob and Brad X6 Pro massage gun. It packs a high torque professional-grade motor that can run up to 3200 rpm, with a vibration amplitude of 10 mm.

It also has a decent 2500 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can run for over 3 hours and needs only 3.5 hours for a full charge.

There are plenty of other massage gun options out there, but this one has a much better build quality than some of the cheaper Chinese equivalents on Amazon, and based on the ones I’ve tested (I own the smaller, more portable Bob and Brad C2 massage gun), these are the best ones out there. 

This gift should go down pretty well, especially once the person you’ve bought it for has tried it as they do feel good.

So for any woman who spends a few hours a week on the court, the Bob and Brad massage gun will help them recover and make them feel brand new. You can also use it on each other for those hard-to-reach places, win-win.

Wilson Women’s Tote Bag

wilson tote bag womens

I recommended avoiding clothing and apparel for a women’s gift, but this Wilson Tote is one you can’t go wrong with.

It’s a straightforward design; unless the person receiving it has a hatred of the colours (cream/forest green), it will be well received.

It is practical without losing any style points, and it has a large zipped main compartment that zips close for all your gear and a designated spot for carrying two racquets.

There is also a padded divider to separate your racquets from your other equipment, so the Wilson Tote is ideal for those who might play tennis immediately after work.

If you would like to see more tennis bags, check out our tennis bag finder, which lets you compare every tennis bag on the market to narrow your search.

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

pink hydro flask

Hydration is vital for any sport, especially tennis, so a decent drinks bottle for your tennis bag is an essential item.

I prefer flask-type bottles you can refill as they keep the water cooler and don’t get squashed in your bag.

This particular flask is BPA-free, phthalate-free, and stainless steel with a pleasant feeling powder-coated finish. 

There are also several colours and sizes available, 500ml is probably the most common, but for someone playing matches, the 700ml is a good choice.

Court Towel + Sweat Bands

babolat towel

Another essential item for all tennis players is a court towel and some sweatbands. Perhaps even a cooling towel if you play in a humid climate.

The best tennis towels come with a Terrycloth for absorbency, and I’d recommend getting a more oversized size towel as they’re a bit more practical. Microfibre is also an option, but I prefer the cotton ones.

I like the Babolat towels as they wash pretty nicely and are soft. For sweatbands, I recommend Nike or Uniqlo.

Tecnifibre Tempo 298 IGA Tennis Racket

tecnifibre tempo 298 iga gift

The Tecnifibre Tempo 298 is the racket used by Iga Swiatek and created for her after she won the 2020 French Open and consequently signed with the French racket company.

I was hesitant to include a racket on a list of tennis gifts as it’s quite a personal choice, but this is one of my favourite women’s racquets on the market right now.

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The Tempo 298 Iga is fast through the air, has tremendous power due to the stiffness and is just a sweet playing racket.

It’s also a real winner cosmetically and looks great on the court with that touch of turquoise on the hoop.

However, some caveats are that this racket is for intermediate to advanced players.

It will be around 320g when strung and has a high stiffness rating, requiring a certain level of technique and fitness to use effectively.

As a result, the Tempo 298 Iga is not your senior ladies’ doubles racket, but for younger players who play regularly, former college players etc., this is a great racket.

Geau Sport Stance Tote Bag

stance tote

The Stance Tote from Geau Sport is a classy-looking tote bag with a stiffer construction, ensuring it holds its shape even when it’s not jam-packed with gear.

The Stance Tote has space for two rackets, then a large main compartment for gear like clothing, towels, balls etc. This is nicely covered by a foldover magnetic flap which covers the zips.

The front of the bag has another pocket with a magnetic fold-over, with several accessory pockets inside to keep things organised. The lining is silver to help aid visibility when trying to find smaller items that might have slipped into the corners of the bag.

Finally, there is a hook to hang it on a fence, which is very useful when playing on clay as it keeps it off the dirt.

You can get a closer look at the bag in the video below.

Tennis Gifts For Kids

tennis gifts for kids

Kids are the easiest when buying stuff for tennis lovers, as several cool bits of equipment and training aids are out there.

Here are my top 5 suggestions.

TopspinPro Tennis Training Aid (Save 25% for Black Friday)

topspin pro

Have you ever wondered how the pros can seemingly hit the ball as hard as they want but still keep it within the lines?

The answer is topspin, and it’s one of the critical features of the modern game.

It’s something that all kids starting in tennis need to learn, and the TopsinPro is the perfect training aid to do it.

I backed the TopspinPro on Kickstarter around seven years ago, and it’s now matured into a hugely popular product used by coaches globally.

It’s a simple concept that works by guiding the racket through the correct swing path for generating topspin by brushing up the back of the tennis ball.

That helps your child develop the exact bio-mechanics of modern topspin groundstrokes, which should lead to more enjoyment of the game and for them to reach a higher standard.

The Topspinpro is adjustable in height and can be used in all settings – on a tennis court, in the back garden, on a driveway or even indoors when the weather isn’t playing ball for outdoor sports.

You can see an unboxing and a quick overview of how it works below:

Junior Starter Tennis Net

junior tennis net

A mini tennis net is a great addition to a back garden or driveway or to take to the local park if you don’t have space at home.

As the name suggests, the Wilson EZ 18″ Junior Starter net is easy to put up and take down and allows kids to play mini tennis.

It works especially well with foam balls that let kids take full swings at the ball with the correct technique, but their sponginess means they don’t fly off into the neighbour’s back garden.

MSV Pointer Junior Training Tennis Racket

msv pointer

Nope, it’s not a wooden spoon; it’s a bit of kit called the Tennis Pointer.

The tennis pointer is a training aid used by many coaches and tennis academies to improve hand-eye coordination. 

Because of the small surface, once you learn to hit consistently, finding the sweet spot on a proper racket becomes second nature, meaning more precision and cleaner shots.

At first, the Tennis Pointer is tricky to play with, meaning kids and parents who want to give it a go will love the challenge.

As another training aid alternative, I’d recommend the Functional Tennis Saber (if they have stock), which I have covered further up this page.

Court Training Equipment

head coaching starter pack

Cones, targets, poles etc., are a great gift to be used by a parent and their child when practising.

I would recommend hopping onto Youtube to copy some of the drills the coaches recommend, 

Items to look for:

  • Big Cones
  • Small Cones
  • Targets
  • Court Lines
  • Court edges
  • Spots

Wilson Junior 3 Pack Bag

wilson junior 3 pack

This Wilson Junior 3 Pack bag is the right size for the up-and-coming junior player.

It’s compact but will still hold the essentials for the court, including up to 3 tennis rackets.

There is also an accessory pocket in front to keep snacks, sunscreen and other essentials. It looks cool too.

Babolat Wimbledon Pencil Case

babolat wimbledon pencil case

All kids attending school need a pencil case (assuming the iPad hasn’t completely replaced the pencil just yet), and this Babolat pencil case is a cool addition to the school bag of any young tennis fan.

It also works as a nice little store for accessories like charging cables, memory cards, spare batteries etc.

Gifts For Tennis Coaches

tennis coach gifts

Buying gifts for a tennis coach is a tricky endeavour. If you want to buy them something tennis related, I’ve selected the five gifts below that are all purely related to their occupation.

I figured there are enough generic gift help lists out there, so the tennis gifts below are either items a coach can use when coaching, or they can use after a hard day of work trying to teach their new protege how to hit a kick serve.

Gamma Ballhopper EZ Travel Cart

gamma ballhopper ez travel cart

The Gamma Ballhopper EZ Travel Cart is the perfect gift for tennis coaches who travel from court to court.

The collapsable design means this cart folds down into a much more convenient size that will fit into the boot of any car. It also comes with a carry case.

When opened, the Gamma Ballhopper holds up to 150 tennis balls, allowing coaches to feed ample balls to their students before it’s time to pick them up.

Foam Roller and Massage Stick

foam roller

A full-time tennis coach can spend up to 10 hours a day on the courts, which is hard on the legs. They’re also constantly feeding balls which fatigues the arm.

This foam roller and massage stick are great ways to reduce tissue tension, ease muscle soreness, improve flexibility or range of motion and reduce post-workout fatigue.

I would also recommend the massage gun I put in the ‘gifts for her’ list further up the page.

Tennis Target

tennis target

This set of two tennis targets attach to the net with velcro and allows the coach to set up targets for players to hit through from the baseline or with volleys.

Not only is this a fun drill for players to take part in, but it’s also going to improve groundstroke accuracy, and whenever you are only thinking about the target itself, you tend to forget about the net. 

So these tennis net targets are a must-have for a tennis coach’s repertoire and will go down well with their pupils, be it group lessons or a one vs one-target competition.

HOKA One One Recovery Sandals

hoka sandals

HOKA are best known for their road and trail running shoes, but they also produce a comfy pair of sandals that they market as recovery sandals.

Tennis coaches spend several hours a day on your feet, often encased in thick, durable tennis shoes, so, after a day on the courts, these HOKA sandals are ultra comfy, breathable and offer plenty of support.

Tennis Radar Gun

tennis radar gun

What makes serving practice instantly more fun? A speed gun.

Gone are the days when this technology was only accessible to the pros, and the Pocket Radar is a neat little device that lets you measure the speed of serves and groundstrokes.

You can then link the device to the Pocket Radar Free Companion, which is audible speed announcements and lets you analyse that footage which is ideal for coaches looking to improve their player’s technique.

You can see how the Pocket Radar works and how a coach can use this below:

As an alternative that only needs an iPhone, and not a secondary piece of hardware, check out Swing Vision.

Gifts for Big Tennis Nerds

tennis enthusiast gifts

How about gifts for tennis lovers who have got into the technicalities of the sport?

While some people love playing and never even think about their equipment, there’s a special breed of players who tinker with their tennis equipment non-stop.

Tennis nerds are typically male and want to learn about its physics, test different strings constantly, add lead tape to their frame, etc.

This category of tennis fan is quite tricky to buy for, as chances are they’ve already got most things out there, but my advice is to think of practical gifts.

Stringing tools, tech, measuring devices, strings and accessories will be good ideas, so here are some suggestions.

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If you have any questions about the products or are unsure if they are suitable, please leave a comment, and I will get back to you.

Dunlop ACC Balance Board

dunlop balance board

As far as niche gifts go, then a balance board is right up there. Most people won’t know what this is for, but any tennis racket enthusiast will instantly recognise it.

The balance board allows you to find the balance point of your racket, which lets you know where the majority of the weight is distributed.

You can then use it to customise your racket and make sure that they have the same specs if you have two of them. 

Place the racket over the beam and twist the knob on the side until your racket is balanced perfectly over the board, then take the reading to calculate whether it’s head heavy or head light.

I have one of these, and while obviously, I don’t use it every day, it’s beneficial when I review tennis racquets, customise my own or a friend wants to check the specs of their frame.

Parnell Block and Parnell Pad Combo

parnell block and pad

Two bits of leather doesn’t sound like much of a gift, but for a racket stringer, then the Parnell Block and Parnell Pad will quickly become two invaluable pieces of their tool kit.

If they do string their racquets, they’ll use the Parnell pad and block to protect the string and the racket from damage when stringing, especially when using the Yuzuki starting method.

If they’re a complete novice stringer, they likely won’t know much about the Parnell Pad or how it’s used. Still, once they delve down the rabbit hole, they will find a whole new world of learning material for new ideas, stringing techniques and tie off knots to become a better, more reliable stringer.

Do note; you should only buy this as a gift if you know that the person you’re buying for strings their racquets.

Babolat Stringing Tool Kit

babolat stringing tool kit

A racket stringer is only as good as the tools they have at their disposal, and this Babolat Stringing Tool Kit is the best of the best.

It features the following items:

  • Repair Pliers
  • Starting Clamp
  • Scissors
  • Cutting Pliers
  • Pliers
  • Setting Off Awl
  • Tennis Awl
  • Cleaning Brush

The Babolat Toolkit is all the equipment you need to make stringing a racket a more seamless process.

The Babolat Starting Clamp is often described as the best starting clamp out there and is a must-have for stringing seriously to maintain accurate tension. So if you don’t want to shell out for the whole tool kit, the Starting Clamp alone is handy.

ERT Tennis Computer

ert 300

One of the critical aspects of how a racket plays is the string tension.

Most players have a tension they like best, but strings do not keep that tension indefinitely. They begin to lose tension immediately and will have dropped considerably after a few hitting sessions.

This ERT 300 allows you to measure the stringbed stiffness on your racket, so you can determine if a freshly strung racket will be to your liking, and you can measure at regular intervals to reliably determine when your racket needs to be restrung.

This will help keep your level high and help prevent arm and elbow complaints due to polyester strings when they go dead.

Unfortunately, the ERT is not always in stock due to high demand, but there are also several other string tension measurement tools, including the MSV Mini STT Electronic Tension Measuring Device and the Tourna Stringmeter.

Angell Tennis Halo Strings Pack

halo string

Angell is a custom tennis racket producer based in the UK, offering custom-matched frames which are very popular with higher-level players.

Alongside their racquets, they sell a range of tennis strings and offer a very cool sample pack where you can get their entire string range in one bundle.

For a tennis nerd, this sample pack is a great little gift. It allows you to try several types of their Halo string and see which you like best, whether it’s a stiff polyester for the hard hitter or a softer arm friendlier string.

Briffidi SW1 Swingweight Machine

briffid sw1 swingweight machine

A key characteristic of how a racket plays is the swing weight, and historically, to get that number, you have needed an expensive electronic machine to measure it or an unreliable and somewhat tedious DIY method using a stopwatch.

Then the Briffidi SW1 arrived, a 3D printed device that uses the power of your smartphone’s gyroscope to record highly accurate swing weight and twist weight measurements.

Once you have the device, you install the iPhone or Android App, calibrate it, and then you can measure your racket’s swing weight which is super useful if you are matching rackets or just curious how rackets differ in specs.

Again, like many of the gift ideas on this list, it’s a product I bought and paid for myself (check my Briffidi SW1 review), so I highly recommend it to guys who like to geek out with their equipment.

Top 5 Tennis Gifts Under $10

tennis gifts under 5 dollars

Are you looking for a tennis gift around the $10 / £10 mark? Here are my top five picks.

Reaction Ball

reaction ball

The Reaction Ball is a great little toy to work on your reflexes and coordination.

It’s ideal for warming up before a tennis match as the unpredictable bounces keep you on your toes and get the blood flowing. I wouldn’t recommend using it indoors, though, as that coffee table vase won’t be upright for long.

Wimbledon Tote Bag

wimbledon tote

The Wimbledon tote is a 12oz cotton canvas shopper bag with the Championships logo.

It’s perfect for everyday shopping, carrying extra clothing to the court or using it on summer trips to the beach.

Dimensions are 42cm x 38cm, available in various colours.

Wilson Triniti Tennis Balls

triniti balls

The Wilson Triniti ball is designed with fully recyclable packaging and comes in a unique octagonal paper container.

The Triniti is not a pressurised ball, but the balls do play like a pressurised balls thanks to the plastomer material.

I included Triniti on my list of the best tennis balls, and it’s an excellent little gift. They also last for ages too.

Yonex Super Grap Overgrip

yonex supergrap

The Yonex Super Grap is the best overgrip I’ve played with and combines excellent tack, absorbency and solid durability.

This is ideal as a stocking filler and comes in several colour options.

Wilson Pro Feel Dampener

wilson pro feel dampener

The Wilson Pro Feel dampeners reduce vibration and remove the ping sound when you contact the ball. Do they help your arm? Maybe ever so slightly, but unlikely.

Regardless, most players like the deadened sound and the Wilson dampener looks slick on a Wilson racket.

My tip is to find out what brand racket your gift recipient uses and buy the matching dampener. E.g. if they use a Head racket, get a Head Zverev dampener.

Top 5 Tennis Gifts Under $25

federer sweatband

My top five gifts in this list are under $25 / £20.

Nike Premier Doublewide Wristband

nike wristbands

My favourite wristbands for absorbency are the Nike doublewide wristbands. One pack includes two 5 inch terry loop wristbands.

They are perfect for keeping sweat off your hands and for wiping it off your brow when you can’t get to a towel between points.

Wilson Pro Overgrip 12 Grip

wilson pro overgrip

The Wilson Pro Overgrip, as used by Roger Federer, is a high-performance overgrip that has a nice thin, high-stretch felt for a great tacky feel.

I like the Wilson overgrip, but I recommend finding your recipient’s favourite overgrip (check their racket if you can) and buying that instead.

Or if they don’t use one currently, buy the brand that matches the racket, e.g. if they use a Babolat Pure Aero, buy a pack of Babolat VS Original overgrips.

Artengo Tennis Bag 100 M

artengo 100m tennis bag

Artengo makes some of the best-value tennis equipment on the planet, and I’ve covered their rackets and strings in a previous blog post.

Artengo’s tennis bags are also top quality, and the 100 M model for £14.99 (in the UK) is exceptionally good value. It holds three rackets and has an internal mesh pocket, a grab handle, plus a carry strap.

Babolat ElastoCross 2 String Savers

string savers

As used by Roger Federer, string savers prolong string life, reduce friction and help increase the performance of the stringbed.

I would only get a pack of these as a gift if you know the recipient uses natural gut strings or a very soft multifilament that frays quickly.

Tecnifibre Triax String

triax string

My favourite string of 2021 was Tecnifibre Triax, and I feel like it’s one of those strings that absolutely everybody should try.

Whether a polyester user or someone who uses a natural gut, this string offers something for everybody.

Triax integrates firm polyester filaments with softer polyamide filaments that produce a soft string that still imparts topspin. Simply an incredible string.

Got any questions about any of the tennis gifts I have recommended in this post? Do you have some suggestions for gifts I may have missed? Let me know in the comments.

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