Jingle bells Jingle bells Jingle all the way! Do you know this song? Of course you do. Christmas time is coming. We are going to decorate Christmas tree. We are going to cook specific meals. We are going to spend time with family. And we are going to get gifts. But do you know what tennis player would like to get this year?
Tennis players have own world. They walk, talk, and breathe tennis. It is great because it means they put a lot of effort to become the next Serena Williams or Andy Murray. Being a tennis athlete is a challenging role because players have to do a lot of activities to improve daily. We should appreciate this hard work and show respect every time we can. Christmas time is the greatest time to put some smile on tennis players’ faces. But you probably don’t know yet what you are going to buy for your tennis player. Don’t worry. I got your back. Here are the ideas for Christmas gifts for tennis players:
Tennis racquet is the major tool for any tennis player. Big companies pay world-class athletes to use their racquets and promote the company. That is why almost every year we see new racquets available on the market. Think about this as a gift under the tree.
Tennis players love to look well. There is no better feeling than to step on the court in the latest Rafa Nadal’s outfit. Each player has own style so make sure that you know preferences before you run to the store.
Who doesn’t love gadgets? 10 years ago watches were used just to measure the time. Right now smartwatches are designed to tell you who is calling, what song you are listening to, and how to get to the nearest restaurant. Cool features right? Tennis player will definitely approve it.
Electronical devices are getting more and more popular among athletes because they offer opportunities to control many factors. Knowing how many calories you burnt or how big distance you covered during the practice are information that can help you design proper practice and create effective diet. Great option especially for athletes who care about nutrition.
- Fitness equipment
Tennis players have to be in shape to play well and avoid injuries. That is why they have to spend a lot of time on the off court workout. Knowing that tennis players travel a lot you can consider fitness mobile equipment as an useful Christmas gift. Push-up bars, resistance bands or TRX are great examples.
- Foam roller
That is the latest trend in physical industry. All athletes start to use foam roller to increase recovery after the practice and implement self-massage anytime they want. Definitely worthy to buy.
- Fitness mat
Another great portable tool for tennis players. Fitness mat is a must-have to stretch and do core workout anywhere you want. Simple but useful.
- Kitchen scale
We build our body in the kitchen. That is a true maxim. If you want to have strong and healthy body you have to take care of your nutritional habits. You can’t achieve it without a kitchen scale. With this little item you can make sure you eat enough food to grow.
Young tennis players maybe are not known for reading tennis books but this is the problem you can change. Books give knowledge and tennis players need knowledge. If you will find an interesting book that can help in tennis performance you can be sure that tennis player will read it.
- Heart rate monitor
This is a great equipment for really competitive athletes. If you train with heart rate monitor you can see how your body reacts under different conditions. You can control your fatigue and put appropriate loads according to the present state. One of the best gifts you can buy!
- Motivational movie
Tennis players have a lot of ups and downs. Career of an athlete is not easy especially when results are not as expected. That is why it is important to have some motivational tools that will push players to not give up during tough times. Motivational movie is definitely worthy to consider.
- Smartphone case
We love to personalize own items so why wouldn’t we add some tennis taste? All people have smartphones so give your player a gift and make sure that his phone case tells the world which sport is the best.
Do you have other ideas for Christmas gifts for tennis players? If yes please share them in comments box. Happy Christmas Time!
Marcin Bieniek is a professional tennis coach and founder of instructional website http://tennisisland.us. Marcin has been working with USTA, top 100 ITF and WTA/ATP players. He is a frequent contributor to TennisPro and TenisKlub magazines and he was a speaker at International Coaching Tennis Symposium 2016 at Hilton Head Island, USA.