Don't want to get burned by the sun while playing beach tennis?

The sport of tennis is famous for its uniform. You're guaranteed to see your favorite athletes decked out in all white for Wimbledon, or local country club members clad in pastel on the court.

While some uniforms are born from tradition, others serve a purpose for safety and efficiency while playing. Beach tennis requires clothes that are practical, protective, and well-designed. The right attire can help you feel more comfortable and maximize your effort in the game.

If you're interested in playing beach tennis, you want to be prepared in the proper clothes.

Keep reading for everything you need to know in this guide to beach tennis attire.

A Tunic Dress

When you play tennis on the beach, your skin is exposed to harmful UV rays from the sun. Overexposure to these rays can have long-term damaging effects on your skin. You can develop a heat rash, sunburn, or even skin cancer.

A tunic dress will ensure that you not only stay cool but that your skin is safe from the sun's damaging rays. Your beach tennis tunic should have the following features:

  • A comfortable fit
  • Pockets
  • Freedom of movement
  • UPF protection over 50
  • Quick-drying material
  • Lightweight, breathable fabric
  • Odor-resistant material

These features will help you stay protected during a game of beach tennis.

This tunic dress with sun protection is made for speed, and protects up to 98% of UV rays. It also features side pockets which make it easy to carry tennis calls with you throughout the game.

A Capri Skort

A capri skort is another great way to stay comfortable and protected when playing beach tennis.

For women, a capri skort is a stylish and functional choice for the court. Not only are the capri leggings made from compression fabric to help support your legs, but they also offer 50+ UPF sun protection. The skirt adds a feminine and flattering touch to the outfit.

This capri skort from BloqUV is made with chemical-free sun protection that won't wash out. It also features a convenient pocket ball on the leg.

A 24/7 Top

A 24/7 top is the perfect addition to your beach tennis wardrobe. However, it is called 24/7 for a reason because this is a top you can use for just about anything.

It is multi-functional with UPF 50 protection for all-day comfort and wear. It can be layered, worn like a rash guard, or used as a cover-up at the beach. It features convenient thumbholes for easy movement and sun protection technology from BloqTek.

This is a great top to use for any activity including swimming, paddling, boating, golf, or running. This versatile 24/7 top is sure to be your go-to piece for all activities.

A Lightweight Wrap

You might think that throwing on a wrap is not enticing when you're outside in the sweltering heat. However, a wrap or scarf made of high-quality material can shield you from sun radiation while keeping you cool at the same time.

This is a great option for your time off the "court" or in between sets if you aren't close to shade. You can use it to cover your shoulders or legs if you feel that you've been exposed to the sun too long.

This unisex blanket wrap from BloqUV is the perfect accessory for beach tennis because it is so versatile. Made with BloqTek sun protective technology, which is easy to wash and maintains its protective quality over time. Use it for the moisture-wicking material that is soft, lightweight, and easy to take with you on the go.

Sun Sleeves

Sun sleeves are an easy way to protect you from the sun. They are easy to use and can be worn as needed.

You can start your game of beach tennis in your favorite short sleeve protective shirt, then throw on your sun sleeves when you feel that the sun is getting stronger. They are designed with outdoor activities in mind, allowing you the comfort and freedom to wear and remove them as you need to.

They are available in a variety of sizes, they have convenient thumbholes for easy dexterity, and they feature silicone grips to ensure that they stay in place. You can also use these for a variety of different outdoor activities like swimming, fishing, and kayaking.

High SPF Sunscreen

Sunscreen is one of the most important accessories that you must have if you're planning to play beach tennis.

While protective clothing is very effective for sun protection, you still have to use sunscreen to ensure your skin's safety. Choose a sports sunscreen that is sweat and water-resistant, with an SPF of 50+.

You will want to reapply the sunscreen often and place rub it into the areas of your body that are not covered with protective clothing. Keep in mind that clothing from BloqUV provides sun protection with a UPF of 50+ so you will only need to apply sunscreen on the exposed skin.

Stay Safe and Stylish While Playing Beach Tennis This Summer

Outdoor activities can be loads of fun, with the right protective attire. Spending a day playing beach tennis can lead to excessive sun exposure so you want to ensure that you are properly dressed to make the most out of your game while protecting your skin. Remember to pick a high-quality, protective shirt, sun sleeves, a hat, a wrap, and of course, sunscreen.

For all of your favorite outdoor activities, head to our website to check out a selection of awesome activewear to keep you stylish and protected.

January 13, 2023 — Gabriella Lowell