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PureTennis' Guide To Self-Gifting

Updated: Oct 21, 2020

There are a lot of great gift ideas for the Holidays when it comes to buying presents for friends, relatives, colleagues, spouses, or just about anyone else in your life.

But this year the gift that truly keeps on giving is self-care. So, why not gift yourself a little something this year. We rounded up our Experts and asked, what would you want to give yourself for Christmas? We think their answers may give you some ideas for your own self-gifting. So, happy shopping too well...YOU!

Men's Self Gifting Guide

Babolat's 10th generation Pure Drive brings explosive power and style to the court. Benefits of the Pure Drive include a unique feel and sound at ball impact. Babolat has added a larger sweet spot, allowing for maximum power for all players. This sleek and modern racquet will make a great gift for your upcoming holiday season.

The adidas Barricade returns with the Limited Edition Barricade. This men's tennis shoe offers superior performance with a forged mesh upper that provides dynamic fit, comfort, and stability. Barricade chassis provides support and stability in the midfoot, and the forefoot is much freer to move and flex with each movement while maintaining iconic Barricade durability.

Hey if it’s good enough for Rafa, we’d like to think it’s good enough for you too! The Nike Court Rafa Slam Crew has short sleeves, a rib neck and sleeve cuffs that stretch with you, shoulder taping detail, and a Rafa bull logo and Nike Swoosh logo at the chest. Created from stretchy fabric that adapts to your temperature, the Nike AeroReact technology helps you maintain the ideal temperature for your best performance.

Wilson's Federer DNA is reliable for any player who seeks both comfort and style. The bag features a modern design with durable composition and upgraded functionality leading to one of Wilson's top-of-line bags. Its improved zipper functionality leads the list of user-friendly upgrades, while Thermoguard lining within the two main compartments helps to shield your equipment from extreme heat. It also has two exterior pockets for storage, and can be carried or worn as a backpack.

Pickleball has become one of the fastest growing racquet sports around, making the sport a “can’t miss” on this self-gifting guide. The Radical Tour GR paddle is made for the powerful player who needs stability as well. In addition to its graphite hitting surface, Head's Graphite Hitting Surface (GHS) combines a crisp feel and more control for added touch. The Comfort Grip System ensures a tremendous feel and enhanced vibration dampening. This technology filled and colorful racquet is a great gift for yourself whether you are pickleball vetern or just learning the game.

Women's Self Gifting Guide

The Nike women’s Printed tank offers a sporty look with a flattering fit that makes it a favorite choice for the court. The Nike Court tank is made with Dri-FIT fabric that breathes and moves with you. The scoop neck and modified racerback design are flattering and stylish.

The Tail Core Active Collection is made up of comfortable mix and match pieces that can take you from the court, your favorite workout or whatever your day brings next. The Tail Core Active Robin long sleeve top is made of Heavenly Spacedye fabric with a knot hem and a crew neck. Made of UPF 50+ fabric to wick sweat away, this top will keep you cool and comfortable during any activity.

Add this Lucky in Love tennis skirt to your self-gifting list and look your best on the court! The Lucky in Love Peace Out Bandana Smocked Skirt is great fitting, light, and comfortable, making it the perfect skirt for tennis, training, or every day activities. This tiered skirt has a smocked waistband, bandana print fabric and attached inside shorts for added comfort and coverage.

This cool and comfortable tennis tank from Lucky in Love looks fabulous and keeps you feeling your best on or off the courts. The Lucky in Love Peace Out Rib tank has a high neck, is made of soft ribbed fabric and curved hem. Made with technical fabric that wicks sweat away keeps you comfortable and dry - feel comfortable wearing this out to meet friends and family or to win your next match.

The Maggie Mather tennis tote combines style and function. The light weight tennis tote has a large open interior with seven exterior pockets and one interior zippered pocket for easy organization. The exterior is water repellent and extremely durable. So you can feel good about being able to fit all your gear, racquets, and other items that you need for your next adventure on or off the court!

The Hypercourt Express 2 becomes even lighter and more comfortable while keeping its trademark breathability and generous fit. Additionally, the K-Swiss introduces Durawrap Flex, giving the shoe more support with no break-in period. The new upper design instantly makes the model fresh and modern looking, which will impress current and new tennis players who wear the shoe.

This model is a limited edition Mother's Day inspired color way.

The Extreme Pro combines HEAD’s latest technologies in a lighter weight paddle and a unique Diamond Shape for more control. It also incorporates a comfort grip and a fiberglass hitting surface for increased power. The Pro offers added power while still maintaining excellent control with each shot - this is a great racquet for any beginner pickleball player.

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