Which doubles pairs look the best together on court?
This is a guest article by Liz Curran. Follow her on Twitter @lizcurran
Continuing the series of articles on tennis fashion, doubles as usual gets their own special mention.
Personally I really like it when the two players wear identical kit on court. I think it makes them look more like a team and I’m sure that it must help them psychologically. Clearly this is only possible when they have the same clothing sponsor. If not then they have to do the best they can about looking roughly the same.
I learnt at Roland Garros this year that doubles pairings (in both junior and senior events) have quite a strict dress code and they are specifically required to wear matching outfits eg blue shorts white top (even if from different clothing companies). If you don’t comply then you will get reprimanded by the powers that be. This was news to me. Maybe it is more strictly enforced at Grand Slams than other events? It definitely seemed to be a bit more relaxed at the ATP/WTA event in Eastbourne.
Here are some photos of my favourite (and least favourite) doubles outfits
Onward now to Wimbledon whites before the players return to full colour on the US hard courts.
Until next time
Why is the dress code for doubles games not enforced eg that they both dress the same. No matter whether mixed or men’s/ladies – they can always find matching outfits.