Posted on: 29 August 2017Share
If you are not a tennis player yourself, you may be perplexed as to what you should buy your friend or family member who is obsessed with tennis. You don't understand the terminology or their needs well enough to buy them a racquet or new shoes, but thankfully, there are plenty of wonderful tennis-related gifts that you do not need to be an expert to buy. Here's a look.
If your friend wears jewelry, a pair of tennis earrings may be the perfect gift. You can find a pair shaped like tennis racquets or tennis balls. If your friend has two holes in their ears, you can even buy both types so they can wear them together! Look for post-style earrings that sit flat against the ear as these will be more compatible with your friend's active lifestyle than dangling earrings. Plain silver or gold earrings are a better choice than colorful ones because your friend can wear them with almost anything.
Tennis players often wear visors to keep the sun out of their eyes. This is not a piece of equipment that you really need to know anything about tennis to purchase. Look for one made with a water-resistant, wicking lining so that it does not allow sweat to build up on your friend's forehead. Beyond that, all you really have to consider is color. Choose a neutral color like white or cream if you're not sure what colors your friend wears when playing -- this should coordinate with anything.
A Book About a Tennis Player
An instructional book about tennis might seem like a good gift, but since you don't really know your friend's skill level -- and don't want to buy a book that's beyond or beneath their skill level -- it's not really the best choice. A book about the life or experiences of a well-known tennis player, however, might be right up their alley. If you want to spend a little more than the cost of one book, you can buy them a set of books about various tennis players or even athletes in general.
Most athletes, including tennis players, listen to music sometimes when they practice or exercise. Consider buying your friend a subscription to a music streaming service so they can listen when they play. You can usually pre-pay for these services for an entire year.
For more information, contact local professionals like those found at Studio Margaret.