When the temperatures rise, wearing the right apparel can give you an edge on court. Gone are the days of wearing cotton which builds up moisture and clings to the body, very uncomfortable. Apparel technology is so advanced, it can help you feel better in that third set. Gael Monfils is flying!
Capillary action is the technical term and each apparel brand has coined a buzz word referring to their technology, e.g., adidas brand ‘Climalite' and Nike brand ‘Dri-Fit’. Also, mesh is strategically placed to promote ventilation, increasing comfort. So look for moisture wicking fabrics when buying tennis apparel (polos, dresses, shorts, and hats) and get an edge on court. You can try on clothing locally at the Tennis Junction in Bryn Mawr and Everyone’s Racquet in Center City, Philadelphia.
To extend the life of your moisture wicking tennis clothes,
after the wash cycle, hang them to dry.
Which outfits are your favorites?
Samir Koukaz, Idle Hour member, certainly knows how to make a fashion statement on the court.
Got caught modeling at a long-ago ASICS sales meeting but ended up alongside the other dummies.
TENNIS TRIVIA QUESTION
Can you identify the Idle Hour member in Image 7 and his nickname?
Submit your guess to OurTennisLife@idlehourtennis.com.
IHTC Men's Champion, Tom Gavin, and Finalist, Tyrone Aguillard!