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10 Unique Tennis-Inspired Items That Are Sure to Be an Asset

There’s a reason the US Open has used the slogan “It Must Be Love” for so many years. For tennis fans, the love of the game is an obsession that can be difficult to understand unless you’re in the know. It’s an addiction fueled by the sound of the ball hitting the sweet spot on the racket, the free air in your face as you focus on drowning out the noise to concentrate on the game, and the screams of triumph or defeat after each point. Whether you are a player or spectator or not, this centuries-old sport will captivate you.

Janus et Cie Kamp folding armchair. Photo: Courtesy of Janus et Cie

So it’s only natural that with a passionate following like this, tennis-themed design is on the rise. At the 2024 Met Gala, Maria Sharapova made her entrance to the red carpet wearing a tennis ball green dress designed by Prabal Gurung using a luxurious cotton fabric from the bedding brand, Boll & Branche. Rafael Nadal and Richard Mille have made further progress with their latest tenth anniversary watch, which Nadal will wear as he targets his 15th French Open title. And not to be outdone, Venus Williams announced the launch of its new AI-generated design service, Palaceearlier this year.

With so much history, there is plenty to take from the world of tennis for inspiration, and with Grand Slam season approaching, now is the time to shop for some tennis-themed items for yourself- even and for your home. From beautiful tennis bracelets inspired by Chris Evert’s legendary 1978 match to handmade racquet-themed plates, Gallery has collected ten unique and essential articles that highlight this sport.

Lugano flower tennis bracelet. Photo: Courtesy of Lugano

1. Lugano flower tennis bracelet

Lugano took the classic tennis bracelet to the next level by transforming nearly six carats of pink and white marquis and round diamonds into beautiful flower petal designs with a nod to the Wimbledon green.

Janus et Cie Kamp folding armchair. Photo: Courtesy of Janus et Cie

2. Kamp folding armchair by Janice Feldman for Janus et Cie

Looking for a comfortable perch to sit courtside? Try this foldable director’s chair from Janus and Co., which comes in a variety of colors and is a breeze to move.

Manual-wound tourbillon RM 27-04 by Rafael Nadal for Richard Mille. Photo: Courtesy of Richard Mille

3. Rafael Nadal’s RM 27-04 hand-wound tourbillon for Richard Mille

For tennis legend Rafael Nadal, speed and movement are everything. Thus, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of its collaboration with Richard Mille, it was essential that this year’s timepiece, the Caliber RM 27-04, be as light as possible. Hopefully this limited edition hand-wound tourbillon movement with a skeletonized backplate will help Nadal win his 15th French Open title.

Luxletic Bacio UPF 50+ skort by Lilly Pulitzer. Photo: Courtesy of Lilly Pulitzer

4. Luxletic Bacio UPF 50+ Skort by Lilly Pulitzer

If you feel the Royal Palm the vibrations return, you will be happy to know that Lily Pulitzer has an abundance of options. The famous Palm Beach brand launched its line of tennis, golf and pickleball clothing last summer.

Classic red and white tennis bag by Terrida d’Artemest. Photo: Courtesy of Artemest

5. Classic Red and White Tennis Bag by Terrida from Artemest

Terrida’s classic tennis bag from Artemest is a throwback to the tennis days of yesteryear. Offered in a variety of fun colors, the water-resistant leather case, which can carry two rackets and also provides additional storage space for other tennis gear, is sure to be a hit on and off the court .

Sports Backgammon established by Mark & ​​Graham. Photo: Courtesy of Mark & ​​Graham

6. Sports Backgammon Set by Mark & ​​Graham

Add some fun to your competitive backgammon matches with this chic tennis-themed board by Mark and Graham. With your favorite tournaments approaching, it’s the perfect season to display this sports game in your home.

Set of 4 tennis plates by For Pete’s Sake Pottery. Photo: Courtesy of Pete’s Sake Pottery

7. Set of 4 Tennis Plates by For Pete’s Sake Pottery

What’s more fun than a tennis-themed dinner? Serve it on these beautiful hand painted plates by For the Love of Pete Pottery.

Clay Court rug by Pieces. Photo: Courtesy parts

8. Clay Court rug in pieces

Inspired by the red clay of Roland-Garros and the green grass of Wimbledon, the “Court Series” carpets from Pieces present two options from the world of tennis. Hand-tufted wool and viscose blend rugs, also available in custom sizes, are sure to be a hit.

Limited edition tennis champagne box by Vinglacé. Photo: Courtesy of Vinglacé

9. Limited edition Tennis champagne box by Vinglacé

Elevate your post-game victory toast with these engraved flutes and champagne bucket from Vinglacé. Or if you are planning to host Grand Slam viewing parties, these will give a clear advantage to your hosting reputation.

Racquette Lounge collection by Cristina Celestino for Billiani. Photo: Courtesy of Billiani

10. Racquette Lounge Collection by Cristina Celestino for Billiani

Inspired by the tennis racket, Cristina Celestino worked with an Italian furniture brand Billiani to create a beautiful collection of living room furniture.

Cover: Raphael Nadal wears a watch from his collaboration with Richard Mille.

Photo: Courtesy of Richard Mille