Wimbledon might have been cancelled this year, but that doesn’t mean fitness and hobbies are.
Tennis is a fantastic way to keep fit in a fun and engaging way.
The best tennis shoes will be slimline to protect you as you shuffle side-to-side across the court; they’ll also have particularly robust and durable outers to keep scuffing on the court to a minimum, and excellent mid-frame support to keep you stable and grounded.
Of course, they also need to be comfortable for an enjoyable workout, lightweight so you can bounce around the court easily, and stylish too.
Whether you’re brand new to the game or a Caroline Wozniacki wannabe, we’ve rounded up the best tennis shoes for on-court comfort and cool. Game, set and match.
Best tennis shoes for 2020
Protect your joints with these popular gel-resolution tennis shoes, which absorb shock to reduce impact.
As well as being comfortable and protective, they’re also sleek and stylish for an added bonus.
Lightweight, breathable and comfortable, these trainers tick off the holy grail of tennis shoes.
One happy Amazon customer said: “This is my second pair of K-Swiss tennis shoes. Like them a lot – firstly because they do HALF SIZES so means they actually fit! The leather is soft so makes them comfortable too. Good buy & good value for money.”
Price: £80, Amazon – buy here now
K-Swiss has a number of great tennis shoes, and this is another smart option. The defiers are made for even the most high-demand matches, and offer great stability and durability.
Fast shifts in direction are kept comfortable with the cushion construction, which also helps support joints.
The Defier offers a slightly wider fit than the Big Shot if that’s what you need.
Maria Sharapova is reportedly a fan of these snazzy tennis shoes, which will ensure you look like you mean business.
Run, jump and slide in comfort with these completely breathable and lightweight trainers. The supportive outsole means they’re durable and drag-resistant, and a rigid midfoot shank helps stabilise your foot during side-to-side movements. And, well, they look pretty cool, don’t they? If they’re good enough for Maria…
Price: £124.95, Nike – buy here now
If you’re a Nike fan but are just enjoying a few rallies with friends and don’t want to splash out on the Vapor X, these are a great choice.
A Max Air unit under the heel offers a comfy, cushioned step, while the midsole gives a springy yet stable feeling underfoot, easily taking your from forehand to volley.
Price: £69.95, Nike – buy here now
These sleek and stylish tennis shoes boast a breathable mesh upper, with durable trims.
Midfoot support keeps you stable and grounded for every shot, and the cushioning keeps you springy and protected.
One customer said: “I purchased a pair about a week ago and I love these shoes. They are light on the feet and thus they haven’t slowed me down while on court. I also love their tough adiwear sole.”
Stay on-trend and on-form in these funky and functional tennis shoes.
The abrasion-proof rubber keeps the trainers protected, while the non-slip flexible sole keeps you grounded.