Tennis Industry magazine


Taking Cover

The latest warm-ups offer coordinating style and function and are great for more than just tennis.

By Cynthia Sherman

Warm-up sets have come a long way. They’re the perfect stylish and functional outer layer for everything from the gym to the tennis court. With more apparel pieces doing double duty from one activity to the next, it might be wise to consider adding warm-up pieces to illustrate variety and pairing ensembles together.



Lejay has a fresh look for the fashion-oriented, which also filters down to the Team league wear. The pictured set coordinates with any item from the Oasis Group and is made of a poly/lycra mesh.




Diadora features the latest soft colors for separate cover-up pieces. From a poly/French terry fabric to a moisture-wicking DiaDry polyester, these separates coordinate with their lines in different color combinations.




LBH/Lily’s has pants to pair with different jackets in a micro-poly/spandex moisture-wicking blend. The tops match the different fashion tennis groups in each line, plus the Wimbledon line offers more basic pieces for form and function. The tennis outfit pictured has a coordinating warm-up in the same design: Sound Waves.




Tail’s variety of fabrics — from a high-count soft poly-nylon and stretch wovens to a knit lyrca — offers comfort and ease of movement in a variety of styles and patterns that coordinate with Tail collections.


Balle de Match

Bälle de Mätch

Bälle de Mätch’s ‘Yip-ups’ navy or black team warm-ups come in a micro poly in sizes for kids to adults. For 2006, Bälle sports four fitted women’s “Juicy Jackets’ in an 80/20 poly-spandex blend in the spring season’s softer colors.




Kaelin makes warm-up pieces to coordinate with 10 of its collections made in a high-end Meryl fabric with moisture-management properties. They come in a rainbow of colors for a range of possibilities and groupings.


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About the Author

Cynthia Sherman is a contributing editor for Tennis Industry magazine.



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