The holidays are quickly approaching and you might be asking yourself what would be a good present for the tennis lover in your life. Well look no further, we at MyTennisHQ have you covered. Here are some of the best and most useful products we believe will bring a big smile to The tennis fanatic in your life.
Chances are that the tennis player in your life is often complaining about soreness in their bodies. A great way to recover your muscles is a good massage but that can become costly. Enters the Hyperice Hypervolt massage gun. This is the best portable personal massager you can buy. While it is premium priced, it is totally worth it. The massager comes with different heads so you can work on several different parts of your body, it is built like a tank and it has plenty of speeds to fit all comfort levels. I personally love this device and many pros travels with them to every tournament. Plus, you can gift this to your loved one and use it yourself. It is a win win.
Hydration is very important and so is saving the environment from evil plastic water bottles. With an insulated water bottle, the tennis player in your life will have fresh cold water to drink and will also be saving sea turtles at the same time. Two birds, one stone. Here are some of our favorite bottles:
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Water Bottle 32 and 40 oz
Yeti Rambler 36oz Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle
Simple Modern 20oz Ascent Water Bottle
Another gift you can give to your loved one is the gift of energy. Players burn a lot of calories and lose a lot of electrolytes during matches and workouts. Help your tennis friend stay at peak performance with the following items:
Nuun Electrolyte Rich Sports Drink Tablets
These tablets are amazing, I always have them with me. They are easy to pack and won’t make a mess in your bag. If you are feeling adventurous, they have a version with caffeine on them. I highly recommend them.
Vitalyte Electrolyte Powder Sports Drink
If you want to go on a more traditional route, try this brand. You can have more control on how much you mix in your water. A lot of professional players drink Vitalyte.
Gu Energy Rostand Ultra Endurance Energy Gel
These gels are incredible. You might not need to take them every time you play but if you find yourself playing a long match, this gel might give you that extra energy to push you over the finish line. They have all sorts of flavors so you can try it out and see what you like.
Jelly Belly Extreme Sport Beans
Some people don’t enjoy the gel’s texture so here is a tasty alternative: jelly beans. They serve the same purpose as the gel but it feels like you are eating candy. The young tennis player in your life will love it
Let’s be honest, if you are not a professional player who breaks a lot of strings and needs 8 rackets, you do not need to carry around a huge tennis bag to and from the tennis club. Try a nice, stylish and practical duffle bag to keep things minimalistic.
The Getaway Bag By Sympl
This is my favorite bag, I use it myself. While it is designed by a surfing company, the getaway bag is perfect for tennis. It is made of neoprene so you can toss all your dirty sweaty clothes in it. It will fit a couple rackets, tennis shoes and a change of clothes without any problems. Plus it is as stylish as it gets. People always ask me about it. This is one of the best gifts on this list.
Under Armour Undeniable Duffle 3.0 Gym Bag
Carhartt Legacy Gear Bag
You might have that person in your life who has the tennis bug and can’t get off the court. But sometimes it can be hard to find someone to play with, so give them a ball machine. You might not see them for a week or two but they will for sure love it
Spinshot Pro Tennis Ball Machine
A more compact option:
Lobster Sports Elite Grand Four Battery Powered Tennis Ball Machine
6 – Topspin Pro
If are more on a budget, give your loved one a tennis swing trainer tool. They can set it up anywhere and work on their strokes. It is especially good for kids who are learning how to play.
As bad as it is, we are all subject to injuries. Physical therapy can be costly but there are few products that can help your friend/relative recover or prevent an injury. These are all products I’ve used myself in order to stay healthy.
TheraBand FlexBar Relieve Tendonitis Pain
Very useful tool to help tennis players straighten their grip, forearms, elbows and shoulders. Also extremely easy to carry around.
Letsfit Resistance Loop Bands
These bands are a great tool to help players warm up and activate their core and gluteus before playing.
Blackmountain Resistance Band Set
A must have for any tennis player. Warming up your shoulders, scapulas and rotator cuffs is absolutely necessary before every tennis session.
FlintRehab Therapy Putty
This may look unconventional, but it can help players work on their grip strength. Look up a few exercises and try it for yourself. Great for injury prevention
Kieba Massage Lacrosse Balls
Rolling out after playing or workouts is key to a good recovery. Try rolling out with lacrosse balls. They are smaller and you can find the knots that are bothering you and roll them out.
Electric Foam Roller
Great option for rolling out bigger muscles.
You can never go wrong gifting a nice pair of tennis shoes. Here are my favorite pairs released in 2019:
NikeCourt Airmax Wildcard
ASICS Gel Resolution 8
Adidas SoleMatch Bounce
There are several tennis books to choose from. From autobiographical work to scientific analysis, the selection is enormous. Here are my favorites:
Open: An Autobiography – Andre Agassi
Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis – Brad Gilbert
Rafa – Rafael Nadal and John Carlin
10 – Pro Stringer
For most casual players this is a bit unnecessary because they do not break too many strings. But for higher level players, a portable stringer is an amazing gift. While it is expensive, it will pay for itself in the long run. I have a student who breaks 3 / 4 strings a day, each of those cost at least $15 to restring. This is the best portable stringer you can buy. It is small and lightweight and your tennis fanatic friend/relative can take it anywhere with them.