One of the great things about playing tennis, is that it's always easy for friends and family to know what kind of gift is going to hit the spot with you. No stocking of mine is ever complete without a shiny new tube of tennis balls and the promise of one of my family joining me on court to test them out!

But just in case your nearest and dearest might want to branch out, or if you think they might be in need of a subtle hint, here's the Parks Tennis Guide to some great tennis presents - enjoy!

Regular balls a bit too ordinary - how about some personalised ones?

 

A new grip always feels good to play with and these overgrips from Alien Pros come in really fun, funky designs. Free shipping too.

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Small, but mighty, a QLIPP tennis sensor would be an amazing gift. It clips on to your racket and when paired with your phone, gives you masses of data about your strokes. Speed, spin, sweet spot - you can monitor it all and pair it with video analysis to see how your forehand, backhand, volleys and serves are shaping up.

New tennis clothes are always a good option - there's so much to choose from, but how about proudly showing your allegiance to Oxford Parks Tennis with some of our own branded kit - lots of styles and colours to choose from, for men, women and children. It's delivered direct to you, so no hassle either!

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If you are more of a fair-weather sportsperson, you can always hunker down inside with a good book. Some tennis related titles to get you started:

Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi
Winning Ugly by Brad Gilbert
Double Fault by Lionel Shriver

Or prepare for next season with some fitness equipment - how about a skipping rope, or perhaps a foam roller for stretching out those post-tennis sore muscles.

Whatever Santa brings, we hope he also leaves some dry weather and the chance to get out on court and play tennis over the festive season!