Tennis Equipment List – What Do You Need For Playing Tennis

Tennis is a beautiful game when you put your physical and mental strength into the test. You do not need costly equipment and a group of people to play a game of tennis. You need just one opponent, a few things, and a tennis court for a tennis game at the beginning. More you will play, your tennis gear list will grow, but you do not need much for a start. I know how hard it is for a beginner to find out what you need, so I prepared this tennis equipment list of gear and accessories you need for playing tennis.

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Tennis Equipment List for Beginner
Must-Have Tennis Gear
Tennis Accessories
Tennis Shoes & Clothing
Tennis Training Equipment
Where to Play Tennis

Tennis Equipment List for Beginner

Read below for more details about what is essential and what is optional when you start with tennis.

Must-Have Tennis Gear

There are two basic things you will need to buy or borrow for your first tennis game. Tennis Racket and Tennis Balls (or Ball, as one ball is enough for a game) are essential items you will need. There are many different rackets and balls available. It is not always easy to pick the right one. Check our guides for choosing the right gear for your level of play.

Tennis Rackets

Tennis Rackets for Every Type of Player (for adults)
How to Choose the Best Kids Tennis Racket (for kids)

or check the best tennis rackets of the 2020 season.

Tennis Balls

Best Tennis Balls for Every Level

Tennis Accessories

As you will play more, you will probably buy more things which are not necessary at the start. (Note: You will get a lot of them from a seller of your racket for free (or they will be part of a package)) Later in your tennis career, you will need to replace older things, or you will want to try new pieces of your equipment. At such moments our guides are here for you to help.

Tennis Racket Grip & Overgrip – Difference between Grip and Overgrip and how to choose the Best Tennis Overgrip

Vibration Dampener – Do you need Tennis Racket Vibration Dampener?

Tennis Racket Strings – How to select the Best Tennis Strings for your Tennis Racket and also a quick overview of tennis stringing machines.

Tennis Bag – Best Tennis Bags for Every Tennis Player

Tennis Racquet HolderMounted on the wall or Standalone?

Tennis Elbow Straps & Knee Braces – Never underestimate the possibility to get injured and try to prevent the usual tennis-related injuries, therefore read our guide to Tennis Elbow Straps & Knee Braces

Tennis Clothing

If you have some sports shoes, shirts and shorts, you are covered in terms of clothing for your first tennis experience. But later on, you will need to buy shoes or shirts for particular court surface or weather conditions.

Tennis Shoes – Shoes are the most important thing (after a tennis racket and balls) in your tennis career. Different surfaces need different shoes for better movement on the court and preventing unintentional slides resulting in injuries. Our comprehensive guide to Best Tennis Shoes for Every Tennis Surface will help you in choosing the right pair of sneakers. Check also top tennis shoes for the 2020 season.

If you are looking for the best kids’ tennis shoes, go here.

Tennis T-Shirts – How Tennis T-Shirts Technologies can help you?

Tennis Shorts, Skirts & Skorts – How to Choose the Best Tennis Skorts, Skirts, and Dresses for Women

Tennis (Sports) Bra – Sports Bra and Tops Guide for Active Women

Tennis CapsTennis Caps or Tennis Sunglasses?

Tennis Training Equipment

Tennis Training Equipment is the same as Tennis Equipment for a game. You need a racket, balls, and opponent. But sometimes you need to improve specific stroke or spin, and then the best help is Tennis Ball Machine.

Our guide How to choose the Best Tennis Ball Machine for Every Player will introduce you to the world of a never tired practice partner.

Where to Play Tennis

Except for all the things I already mentioned, you also need the place where to play. Check your surroundings, where is the nearest tennis club at your location.

Tennis Courts – Check at what surface do tennis professionals play most tournaments.

Tennis Nets – Nets are usually the part of the tennis court you rent, but if you need your own, here is our guide.

Tennis Court Windscreens – The standard part of all tennis courts have more functions than just a place for sponsor names. Check our guide here.

Tennis Umpire Chairs & Courtside benches – Courtside benches are essential for any tennis court (for players rest) and umpire chairs are must if you are organizing matches with officials. Check our guide to all related to tennis umpire chairs and courtside benches here.

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Tennis Pro Guru

Simon is the leading editor of from 2015. He is an avid tennis player from age of 5, however, he never reached the pro level. Still, he likes playing tennis on different courts, with different rackets, and against different opponents. In his free time, you can find him watching all possible tennis matches he can find on the web or tv. Challenger or Grand Slam? It does not matter, just tennis matters.

He currently plays with:
Racket: Wilson Shift 99 V1
Strings: Babolat RPM Blast
Grip: Head Xtreme Soft
Shoes: Asics Gel Dedicate 7 (for hard outdoor and indoor courts) & Asics Gel-Game 5 Clay (for clay courts),
Balls: Dunlop Fort All Courts and Head Championship
Bag: Axiom Backpack


  1. Great Stuff!
    This blog is very informative. Your blog can explain about tennis equipment list you need for playing tennis. You can write each and every point very clearly. Thanks for sharing with us. Keep share! Keep write!

  2. Dear Editor,

    the planet is facing an unprecedented climate crisis and the heat of these days is an indisputable truth. Please, suggest 100% recyclable items whenever you can (I’m aware that it is not always possible).

    Thank you for your understanding and your work.

    Long Live Tennis!!!


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