Guest Author - Sandra Eggers
Tennis players, fans, and fanatics love anything related to tennis. And it doesnít have to be anything big or expensive. For anyone who plays tennis, you can never go wrong with a can of tennis balls, and for those who enjoy tennis but donít actually participate, who wouldnít enjoy receiving a tennis-inspired wall calendar?
More than tennis balls and a calendar, anyone who loves tennis would enjoy receiving any gift that in any way relates to tennis. It could be pasta shaped like a tennis racquet, or an ice cube tray that makes little ice cube tennis balls.
A great idea for kids who might be interested in tennis is a starter set with kid-sized tennis racquets and balls. This equipment does not need to be expensive for a beginner. Any packaged set you might see at the drug store or sports store would be fine. Same for an adult beginner, anything will do.
For the ladies, you canít go wrong with tennis-themed jewelry such as earrings, bracelets and necklaces. And when youíre talking about ďcuteĒ tennis items such as these, you will generally find them in the costume jewelry department (i.e. not very expensive).
Men can always use wristbands and tennis socks. Yes there are special brands and styles, but for the most part, guys arenít too particular about that stuff.
Tennis players may also enjoy instructional books and DVDís narrated by some of the top coaches and players on tour. Collectors would enjoy autographed memorabilia including magazines, posters, balls, and player cards. Donít forget about tennis video games for those who like to play on their computer.
Very popular generic tennis gifts include photo frames, kitchen potholders, notepads and cards, serving trays, towels, caps and visors, etc. You can find all of these items with a tennis theme of racquets, nets and balls on them.
When thinking of a gift for some special tennis player, you should know that recreational and more serious players can be very particular about their equipment. It would not be a good idea to give them a tennis racquet, or even tennis shoes, as those choices are very personal and may even impact how they play.
The tennis bag is also a tempting gift, but again very personal. They may all look the same, but theyíre not, and personal preference makes a big difference. Better not to choose this unless you know the person very well.
If all else fails there is always a gift card from your local tennis shop, or a tennis lesson with the local pro.