Review of the Nike Victory Tennis Skirt
I grew up playing tennis and while I’m certainly not a pro on the court, I’ve mastered a few basics – my backhand is pretty decent and my overhead smash is surprisingly impressive considering I can’t serve for save my life. The other thing I perfected is my tennis kit. After years of wearing haphazard fitness outfits, I recently started playing at a club that requires tennis whites. I went out and bought a real tennis skirt two years ago and haven’t looked back since. There’s nothing I’d rather play in – I find I can move faster and stay cooler in a skirt than in inflexible shorts.
My first choice is Victory NikeCourt Dri-FIT skirt. I actually got it on sale at a tennis store and the only size left was an extra small. It’s tight, I admit (and if you have a choice, you should definitely order your true size). But the fabric is light and stretchy and I consider the comfort of the shorts a bit of extra compression. The waistband sits low on my hips, which I prefer, and the pleats make it easy to slip and split while adding a bit of flair to my stride.
The main downside is that I wish there were pockets, but you can just tuck balls into the hem of the undershorts (another reason to enjoy a snug fit). It’s also quite cropped, so you need to be comfortable with that look – if not, here are some other options to consider – but the pleating makes the whole look incredibly flattering. And that’s coming from someone who doesn’t like to show off their legs.
Although summer is the peak time to play outdoors, this Nike skirt is also great with a warm up jacket in the winter when I play indoors. Here’s what else I would recommend to complete your all-season tennis kit.