Local Fashion: Tennis Gear

Serving up this season's best tennis clothing and accessories
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  1. For men, an old-school Fila Retro Jacket, $80, in a classic color combination is the perfect layer for chilly mornings on the court or for kicking around town on cool evenings. Sports Authority, West Long Branch, 732.389.8334.
  2. Finally, a chic and sturdy tennis carry-all for women! Cortiglia’s Sonoma Bag, $425, is made from patent leather and nylon and stylishly holds two racquets plus your gear. cortiglia. com.
  3. The lightweight nylon Wind Tunnel Pullover from Lija, $110, is wind-resistant and water-repellent. Available in light blue or white, it will look great with both tennis clothes and your everyday attire. Mantoloking Yacht Club, Mantoloking, 732.892.9251.
  4. Oakley’s Commit SQ in white, $150, is the ideal pair of sport sunglasses for women. They are unbelievably lightweight and have interchangeable lenses that allow you to adapt to changing light conditions. Brave New World, Little Silver, 732.842.6767.
  5. Stella McCartney for Adidas is an unbeatable melding of fashion and athletic wear. We love the Tennis Ballerina Per formance Dress, $120, featuring a pleated skirt and ClimaLite fabric to keep you dry. shopadidas.com.
  6. Not only is Babolat’s AeroPro Drive GT, $189, highly rated, it is also Rafael Nadal’s racquet of choice. It filters and dampens racquet vibrations for maximum comfort during play and is available in lightweight, extended and junior versions. The Sport Spot, Shrewsbury, 732.747.0585.
  7. Need a gift for a tennis enthusiast? Tiffany & Co.’s beautiful 18K gold Tennis Charm (notice the diamond) on an 18K chain is equally classic and stylish. Your loved one will be the envy of her tennis group. Tiffany & Co., Red Bank, 732.345.8150.
  8. The Polar RS300X Heart Rate Monitor Watch will track your heart rate, calories burned, speed/pace and distance traveled when combined with the heart-rate monitor and S1 foot pod (which is worn on your shoe). It’s $250 when purchased as a set. Shore Runner, Long Branch, 732.571.3100.

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