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Top 5 Best Tennis Gifts and Accessories 2017

Updated on January 16, 2017
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Paul has been an enthusiastic amateur tennis player for over thirty five years. In 2013 he competed in the USTA tennis nationals in Arizona

Finding the right gifts for tennis playing friends and relatives can be difficult.  This article tries to offer a few ideas of products that might be useful on the courts.
Finding the right gifts for tennis playing friends and relatives can be difficult. This article tries to offer a few ideas of products that might be useful on the courts. | Source

Buying a gift for a tennis player or fan can be challenging, whether you are searching for something for a birthday, Christmas, or some other event, or even just obtaining an item of equipment for your own personal use.

As a long time player and enthusiast myself, I thought it would be fun and informative to offer some of my own suggestions, learned from both my own experiences, and from other players that I've met socially.

Below are my selections for the best tennis gifts and accessories 2017. Most of the gifts below, I've found to be useful for a player.

These novelty vibration dampeners make great gifts for children and adults. As well as providing fun and smiles, they dull the vibration effects that can cause tennis elbow.  There are six in each pack, providing a range of sizes, shapes, and designs
These novelty vibration dampeners make great gifts for children and adults. As well as providing fun and smiles, they dull the vibration effects that can cause tennis elbow. There are six in each pack, providing a range of sizes, shapes, and designs

Novelty Vibration Dampeners

These awesome vibration dampeners will cheer up any tennis player. They will provide a talking point on the courts, make a great gift for adults or kids, as well as provide something fun to keep for yourself.

Dampeners reduce racket vibration when a tennis ball is hit. These vibrations travel up through the hand and arm and can contribute towards tennis elbow, a painful condition caused by damaged tendons. Dampeners lessen the chances of this condition.

The pack has six dampeners in it, with a range of sizes, shapes and designs. This enables a player to find the most suitable and comfortable through trying out different vibration dampeners. They can also be swapped around to express moods, or just to bring about a smile.

The dampeners make great prizes at children's tennis events, and can be used on other strung rackets, not just those used for tennis.

These were the moments when I was disappointed and frustrated, when I got so low because it seemed all my hard work had been wasted. But the moments passed, and the motivation to go back to rehab was there again.

— Kim Clijsters
The Belgian player, Kim Clijsters, a former world No. 1 in both singles and doubles, she was famous for her strong baseline game.  Athletic and powerfully built, she was also renowned for her all-court defensive capabilities.
The Belgian player, Kim Clijsters, a former world No. 1 in both singles and doubles, she was famous for her strong baseline game. Athletic and powerfully built, she was also renowned for her all-court defensive capabilities. | Source

It makes you also realize, 'OK, I'm excited to play tennis, and I work really hard to be the best tennis player I think I can be,' but I don't waste my time on stupid stuff, you know what I mean.

— Kim Clijsters
The Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad Cooling Towel is an innovative product that is great for tennis players.  When the towel is wet, it becomes cooler than the air around it, giving relief for overheated players.  Just add more water when it dries out.
The Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad Cooling Towel is an innovative product that is great for tennis players. When the towel is wet, it becomes cooler than the air around it, giving relief for overheated players. Just add more water when it dries out.

Chilly Pad Cooling Towel

The Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad Cooling Towel is an innovative new way to keep cool during, or after a tennis match.

When the towel gets wet, it becomes cooler than the air around it, providing some soothing relief for the towel user.

When it stops cooling, the towel can just be wet again and wrung out, ready for more cooling duties. It is machine washable.

The Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad Cooling Towel is available in multiple colors, including: black, blue, pink, red, yellow, purple, orange, and many other designs.

The glory is being happy. The glory is not winning here or winning there. The glory is enjoying practicing, enjoy every day, enjoying to work hard, trying to be a better player than before.

— Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open in 2012.  Generally seen as the finest clay court player of all time, the Spanish tennis player has won many titles, including 14 Grand Slam singles titles, and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles.
Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open in 2012. Generally seen as the finest clay court player of all time, the Spanish tennis player has won many titles, including 14 Grand Slam singles titles, and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles. | Source

You fight, you try your best, but if you lose, you don't have to break five racquets and smash up the locker room. You can do those things, but when you've finished, nothing's changed. You've still lost. If something positive came from that, I probably would do it. But I see only negativity.

— Rafael Nadal
The Wilson Ball Hopper will hold up to 75 tennis balls.  Portable and durable, the handles can be folded down into convenient legs when required.  The Wilson pick up hopper can be used to pick up loose balls and has a lid to stop them from escaping.
The Wilson Ball Hopper will hold up to 75 tennis balls. Portable and durable, the handles can be folded down into convenient legs when required. The Wilson pick up hopper can be used to pick up loose balls and has a lid to stop them from escaping.

Ball Pick Up Hopper

A pick up hopper is essential for all regular players, aiding practice, drills, and playing.

The portable basket holds up to 75 tennis balls and there is lid to stop the balls spilling out. When not in use, the handles can be converted to portable legs.

The Wilson Pick Up Hopper is constructed using plated steel, making it sturdy and durable.

Obviously, matches and all that stuff takes its toll on your body and so forth. But as you get sort of a bit older, a bit wiser, and a bit more experienced, you know also how to handle it.

— Roger Federer
Regarded by many as the greatest tennis player of all time, Roger Federer holds numerous records of the Open Era, including holding the world No. 1 position for 302 weeks, and winning 17 Grand Slam singles titles.
Regarded by many as the greatest tennis player of all time, Roger Federer holds numerous records of the Open Era, including holding the world No. 1 position for 302 weeks, and winning 17 Grand Slam singles titles. | Source

When I won in 2003, never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would win Wimbledon and have my kids seeing me lift the trophy, so this is pretty surreal. And yeah, I was almost shocked in the moment that it all came together so nicely.

— Roger Federer
The original Tennis Ball Saver is excellent for keeping balls fresh and bouncy.  Usually balls will begin to lose their bounce as soon as their pressurized container is opened, but the ball saver can preserve them for much longer.  Holds 3 balls.
The original Tennis Ball Saver is excellent for keeping balls fresh and bouncy. Usually balls will begin to lose their bounce as soon as their pressurized container is opened, but the ball saver can preserve them for much longer. Holds 3 balls.

Tennis Ball Saver

Keep your tennis balls fresh and bouncy with a ball saver. It holds up to three balls and preserves them for longer by keeping them at the correct pressure.

Tennis ball containers are pressurized because exposure to air interferes with the integrity of the balls. The ball saver will keep your balls bouncy using similar principles.

Made in the USA, this product is the original tennis ball saver.

My mom was always the support. I can always go out to her and she'll always find the positive in things.

— Caroline Wozniacki
A former World No. 1 on the WTA Tour, Caroline Wozniacki was the first woman from a Scandinavian country to hold the top ranking position.  The Dane is famous for her two-handed backhand, which she uses to turn defense into offense.
A former World No. 1 on the WTA Tour, Caroline Wozniacki was the first woman from a Scandinavian country to hold the top ranking position. The Dane is famous for her two-handed backhand, which she uses to turn defense into offense. | Source

I just go out there and fight for every point, and then we see how far I can go.

— Caroline Wozniacki
The REDline Rotating Chrome Sports Tennis Ball Keychain is a great gift for a tennis player or fan.  Made from high quality metal with an attractive chrome finish, the miniature tennis ball is mounted within a rotating section.
The REDline Rotating Chrome Sports Tennis Ball Keychain is a great gift for a tennis player or fan. Made from high quality metal with an attractive chrome finish, the miniature tennis ball is mounted within a rotating section.

Tennis Ball Keychain

The REDline Rotating Chrome Sports Tennis Ball Keychain is a great gift for a tennis player or fan.

Constructed from high quality metal with an attractive chrome finish, this affordable keychain has a miniature tennis ball mounted inside a rotating section.

© 2015 Paul Goodman

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