Winning Tennis Fashion During Corona Virus

Colorful Trends image by Wristpect Sport

There are signs of hope, health and JOY bubbling up everywhere these days! And we'd like to ADD to that JOY by sharing:

The COLORFUL trends

we saw with our wristband styles amidst the last few months!

Tennis lovers still purchased Wristpect Sport wristbands during March and April--the two months we normally embrace as Spring--but which had became known as the awkward months, due to the obvious situation we all had to live out in our respective geographies. And now May is showing signs of ACING IT!

Not to get too philosophical, or to sound shallow in any way, we think the will to still think about tennis, AND happy colorful fashion, shows a tremendous amount about the COLORFUL side of the human spirit!

Here are the fashion trends we saw:

  1. Of the nearly 20 different designs we have, a variety of wristband styles were purchased 
  2. The color palette was as vast as that of a well-stocked gumball machine
  3. And TWO key styles rose to the top: Bohemian Rhapsody and Wristpectfully (both shown on sponsored athletes below):

    Bohemian Rhapsody tennis wristband set by Wristpect Sport

    (Bohemian Rhapsody double wristband set)

    Wristpectfully wristband single for tennis lovers

    (Wristpectfully wristband single)

      We are encouraged by the spirit the tennis community and our customers are showing to get back out on court with flair and style.

      We thank you all and hope to bring you JOY in all that we do!

       

       

       

      Matchy-Matchy: Tennis Partners and Matching Tennis attire

      Matchy Matchy logo image by Wristpect Sport

      Hair appointments, nail appointments AND doctors appointments are ALL important but so is matching your tennis apparel to your overall vibe and entire ensemble!

      The image below is proof that using your matching creativity in sport fashion can start by using any detail as your launching point:

      Even wristbands and nails can be paired!

      But when did matching sport apparel start for us?

      Uhm...when did matching sport apparel and accessories start for me?

      My #1 favorite team uniform-- etched in my mind-- stretches all the way back to my youth softball team! We were, The Purple People Eaters! We had purple (my favorite color) and yellow jersey's and hats. Oddly enough, we didn't get pants! We had to wear our own jeans or such and used only sneakers (no fancy cleats, etc). But we all matched to a large degree and took pride in the groovy colors that made us feel like a real team! 

      Purple People Eaters image by Wristpect Sport

      Fast forward several years...high school tennis brought thick, white polyester skirts and tops that were a bit scratchy---definitely matchy-- but not that fashionable!  And, the orange and black nylon and jersey lined jacket did not super enhance our overall look either, nor did the thirty seven layers --of our own personal clothing---we had to wear to manage the Chicago-land weather! But we made a statement in our loud orange and black. We were the Wildcats! 

      Libertyville High School Wildcats image shared by Wristpect Sport

      College tennis stepped it up a notch when Reebok, and other manufacturers  began suppling apparel, accessories and shoes to scholarship collegiate athletes and teams. Our Kansas tennis team-- and every girl on it --were fortunate to receive matching red and blue Reebok track suites! And our white skirts and tops were all emblazoned with the festive Jayhawk bird logo. White wristbands with a Reebok logo patch were also supplied along with the final perk---FREE white Reebok tennis shoes whenever we needed a fresh pair! 

      Jayhawk Mascot image shared by Wristpect Sport

      Now, did you think I was going to share a bunch of dorky pictures of myself? Heck no! But you can see, I did have a variety of colors to either work with-- or contend with during my journey in sports!

      Currently, I enjoy watching how tennis sport fashion is continuing to change at the pro, rec and league levels. It's interesting to see how overall tennis teams and doubles partners build their overall look through matching colors, while peppering in a bit of individualism.  

      Take a look at how these players match colors and textures to the vibe of their outfits. Even our Wristpect Sport shirts and tanks become matchy-matchy for match day!

      Matchy- Matchy image by Wristpect Sport

      And while we're on the subject of matchy-matchy...are you winning your matches? And are you lighting up the court with not only your matching fashion but with a positive attitude and vibe that is unmatched? 

      Care to share your matchy-matchy partner and/or team images with us? email us at: bounceback@wristpectsport.com and title your email: Matchy-Matchy.

      A Big Thank You and a Super Cute Tennis Unboxing Video with Bethanie Mattek-Sands

      In case you missed this on our Wristpect Sport social media pages...

      The most appropriate thing we can say here to Bethanie Mattek-Sands is:

      THANK YOU!

      Now, watch and enjoy her free spirited, fun loving and creative ways!

      Find more on Bethanie --and her products of choice-- here:

      Website: https://bmattek.com/

      Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matteksands/?hl=en

      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BethanieMattekSands/

      Twitter: https://twitter.com/matteksands?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

      Lucky in Love: https://shopluckyinlove.com/

      Primally Pure Skin Care: https://primallypure.com/

      Kimosabe Mezcal: https://www.kimosabemezcal.com/

      (Spoiler alert: some of the styles shown in this video are not yet available. So you'll just have to swing back by at wristpectsport.com to get the one's Bethanie will be sporting!)

      How do you wear a wristband?

      The sweatband was originally invented by tennis and sportswear legend Fred Perry in order to be able to absorb the sweat from his face and from his arm(s) on the court while playing. Tennis players all over the world have been wearing wristbands for ever since. For most elite players, wristbands are a vital tool for fighting the sweat that drips down the arm to the wrist, or to wipe away the sweat traveling down their foreheads.

      A good many of the top pro tennis players like Bethanie Mattek-Sands wear wristbands for good reason. Many recreational players like me use them too. For a long time wristbands came in one color, white. It's only been in the last 10 years or so that anyone has worn  wristbands that are pigmented. Wristpect Sport wristbands have colors, patterns, and designs!

      Wristpect Sport! wristbands are both a tennis fashion statement AND a tool that works. Here’s how I wear them:

      Step 1

      viper vantage wristband showing inside out

      I choose a wristband like Viper&Vantage that cordinates with my attire. There are other wristbands but Wristpect Sport! wristbands are 80% cotton and 20% spandex. They are fun and coordinate well with EVERYTHING. I sweat a lot and my Wristpect Sport wristband can handle it!           

      Step 2

      PrimalColors wristband set on Katy

      I pull my wristband down my forearm to the end of my wrist. I do not cover my wrist completely, as I must keep maneuverability in my hand. I keep my wristband in the appropriate spot, so my wristband will absorb the sweat trickling down my arm and keep my hand dry. 

      Step 3

      Alley wristband

      I use my wristband to wipe the sweat from my forehead and face. When playing a match or practicing, sweat will roll down my forehead and ultimately into my eyes. I wipe away the sweat as often as necessary.

       

      Step 4

      CrimsonTide wicking image

      When I sweat, my Crimson&Tide wristband absorbs it. Other wristbands get  soggy and loose. WS! wristbands have an extra outer layer of Sweat-Ban™ material. This outer layer that wipes the face stays fresh and dry no matter how much sweat is absorbed by the terry under side.

      I keep extra WS! wristbands in my MaggieMather bag in case my partner or a teammate forgets to bring hers!

      What kind of towel do you use when you play tennis? -- 2.0

      Can one say too much about tennis towels? Probably and I’m just the one to try!

      US OPEN tennis towels

      True story: One of the ladies I play tennis with is a pro tournament towel magnet. (Judy do you recognize yourself?) I have seen her posts on Facebook from the US Open and BNP Indian Wells to name just two, of her showing off the towels that were handed to her from players. I’m not kidding you; the players just love her! Yes I’m jealous! Granted I haven’t attended nearly the number of tournaments she has, nor have I been in the on court seats that she has so kinda hard to get a towel if I’m not there like she is. I’ve only ever bought the towel from the pro tournament or been given one by a friend that goes and she bought them. (Almost as good as getting one from a player)

      Last year I while watching coverage of Wimbledon, Brad Gilbert spoke on how he has a player towel from Wimbledon for every year since he has played there. In fact he’s traded towels to have both the men and women’s towels. He does what it takes to get as many as he can and it’s some fun game he plays with other guys from the tour.

      This year while listening to the coverage of Wimbledon this year I heard MaryJo Fernandez say that she uses her Wimbledon towels in her guest bathrooms. (Guessing her guests may include some former Wimbledon Champions!)

      Those player towels are awesome towels. Full, plush, and memorable! One year my doubles partner and I were invited to play in the Simply the Best tournament hosted by the Texas USTA Section in Austin. Here is the towel that we all received as ‘players’! It has been stored away so as not to be ruined or lost and will now be used in my continuing effort to stay out of my towel funk!

      Simply the Best Masters towel

      What is your favorite towel? Is it your favorite because it was a gift? Did you earn it or win it? Is it oversized, hand towel sized? Is it like a loofah or soft and plush? Feel free to comment here on what you think makes for the best tennis towel! And maybe let us know if you think we should make a towel!