* Tennis shorts are comfortable, stylish and versatile
* They’re good for tennis and also make great casual wear
* Brands include Under Armour, Adidas, HEAD and Nike
With the French Open underway (stream it with a free trial to Sling TV and The Tennis Channel) and the tennis grass court season just around the corner, it’s fast approaching the time of year when you can’t change the TV channel without spotting a guy running around a tennis court in a nice pair of white shorts. Whether this inspires you, you like the sporty style or simply the fact that tennis gear is generally comfortable and making you want a pair, adding white shorts to your wardrobe is a decision you’re never going to regret.
Below we’ve picked five of the best options when it comes to tennis shorts. Each of these pairs is comfortable, durable and impressively versatile. They’re not just made for playing tennis, either. And, while it may be hard to believe, many of these shorts are available in colors other than white, too. Check them out and start realizing the benefits tennis shorts can bring to your day-to-day life, just in time for tennis season — and the summer.
1. HEAD Men’s Break Point Workout Shorts
These HEAD Break Point Workout Shorts are a versatile option which can be used on the court, at the gym or even just for everyday lounging around the house. They combine comfort with support and include mesh inserts to provide cooling during physical activity. They’re also made of a poly blend, which gives the shorts a durable and lightweight texture. And, if white really isn’t your thing, these shorts are available in a range of different color options, too.
2. Adidas Men’s Tennis Essex Shorts
Simple, sleek and to the point, these Adidas Tennis Essex Shorts provide comfort, support and everything you need for the rigors of physical exercise. The shorts are made from a polyester/elastane mix to give you shorts which stretch when you need them to, but won’t lose their shape. There’s also an elastic waistband which includes an internal drawstring to ensure the shorts fit how you want them to. Plus, Adidas’ Climalite fabric is designed to keep sweat away from your skin.
3. Under Armour Men’s UA MK-1 Shorts
The Under Armour MK-1 Shorts are an ideal on-the-go option. Not only do they look great, the fast-drying helps keep you sweat free while the streamlined cut ensures there’s no extra bits annoyingly flailing around. The shorts also feature Under Armour’s HeatGear fabric, which is lightweight, smooth and comfortable against the skin. Plus, you’ll find these shorts have handy mesh pockets for keeping your essentials on you or even just giving you somewhere to put your hands. They’re pictured in blue here, but available in white online.
4. Lacoste Men’s Sport Taffeta Drawstring Shorts
With their built-in drawstring and elasticized waistband, the Lacoste Sport Taffeta Shorts will stay right where you want them to even under the toughest conditions. In addition, the regular fit shorts feature a diamond weave taffeta and are fully lined to provide comfort and coolness for your body. They are also made from 100% polyester and come in several other colors, including red and navy blue, if white doesn’t do it for you. Lacoste was founded as a tennis-inspired brand, so they know a thing or two about this style.
5. NikeCourt Dri-Fit Men’s Tennis Shorts
As a brand favored by many pros on the tour scene, Nike’s NikeCourt Dri-Fit Tennis Shorts have plenty of endorsements. They sport a stretchy waistband, which ensures a comfortable and secure fit. They’re also made from a sweat-wicking fabric, which helps keep you dry on and off the court. In addition, these Nike shorts have hem vents to ensure you remain decent and covered during stretching.