All I want for Christmas is…

Christmas time is getting closer and closer. We see more Christmas trees in shops, listen to Christmas songs and suddenly realize … that we don’t know what to buy our family members. When we start thinking about the gifts we tend to think about passion and hobbies. If tennis is a passion for person that is important to you after reading this article you will have one more person to check off from your list.

December definitely has own nature. Personally I love this time. I really value the time that I can spend with my family. Additionally decorating house with ornaments, putting up the tree, listening to popular songs and looking for gifts are things that I am waiting for the other 11 months. When this special time comes I know that my actions and my gifts can put a big smile on my family faces. As a tennis coach (and previously a tennis player) I really know what tennis freak would love to find below the christmas tree. Of course some of my gift ideas are taken from my coaching experience and some from my playing times but you know your closest person the best so you will make the final decision what the best choice is.

Let’s start with this: there are some general gifts and specific souvenirs that you can buy for person who loves tennis. If you don’t know too much about your friend/family member tennis you should go for general one. On the other hand if you have to listen about tennis every evening then you can pick more specific gift that you know will be appropriate for this person.



Here are my ideas of tennis Christmas gifts that you should consider:

  • Tennis clothes (appropriate for everyone – coaches, players, advanced, amateurs)
  • Racquet (be cautious with this one – tennis racquet is specific so be sure you know gift’s receiver preferences)
  • Tennis book (great especially for adults – choose between biographies and instructional)
  • Tennis course (all players want to improve own skills – let them do it online too)
  • Tennis gadgets (smarthphone cover with tennis accent is a great gift that everyone will love)
  • Motivational movie (tennis players and coaches don’t live only with tennis – motivational movie related to other sport will be a valuable tool too)
  • Grand Slam souvenir (Grand Slam tournaments are the most important competitions for all tennis athletes. Buy souvenir related to Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon or US Open and you will have a happy tennis freak)
  • Monitoring devices (tennis coaches and players are athletes so they would love to see results of their hard work on the court. Fitness watch or smartband are great choices for a gift)
  • Professional instruction (there is no better way to improve own game than lessons with a professional coach. Few hours of professional instruction can have a big influence on own improvement)
  • Do it yourself (tennis-related gifts don’t have to be expensive. Put your tennis freak’s picture into a nice frame and add some tennis accents to it. Voila. One and only gift that nobody else can have.

This is the list that I recommend to consider while thinking about Christmas gifts for your friends or family members. Tennis is an important part of life for many athletes so it is a kind action to buy something related to this sport. I hope I made your Christmas 2017 a little bit easier and after reading this article you won’t have to stay in line for another pair of socks.

By the way, I have a special thing for Christmas that you can be interested in. This year you can buy a gift card for 1 year membership on instructional tennis website Tennis Island. Only now you can get it and save $20! I can guarantee that with professional instruction and over 1900 materials to self-improve available there your friend will be more than happy to have possibility to use Christmas gift for 365 days. Here is the link CLICK HERE


Marcin Bieniek is a professional tennis coach and founder of instructional website Marcin has been working with USTA, top 60 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. 


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