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Tennis Gear Storage & Maintenance Best Practices 

Tennis Gear Storage & Maintenance Best Practices


The quest for the perfect serve or flawless forehand includes time on the court and how well you look after your tennis equipment between matches. Properly storing and maintaining your tennis equipment is crucial for preserving your gear’s lifespan and ensuring peak performance match after match. We’ll discuss some of the best practices for storing and maintaining your tennis gear, helping you keep everything in top condition, from your racquet to your tennis shoes.

Properly Storing Tennis Gear

Racquet Storage Tips

The key to preserving your racquet’s integrity is understanding the relationship between string tension and storage conditions. Temperature can cause strings to expand or contract, changing your tension without you even realizing it. Store your racquets in a moderate-temperature environment to prevent tension loss or frame damage caused by extreme heat or cold. Avoid leaving your racquet in the trunk of your car, especially on hot days, as doing so can significantly affect string tension and potentially warp the frame.

Preserving Tennis Balls

Tennis balls lose their bounce primarily through loss of internal pressure. Keep your pressurized (unopened) ball cans away from places with extreme temperatures whenever possible to maintain their liveliness. Consider rotating your balls and comparing their bounce heights regularly if you play frequently. Try not to open a new can every game to ensure consistent performance and efficient tracking of new and used balls.

Organizing Small Accessories

Accessories such as grips, dampeners, and wristbands need a dedicated compartment in your tennis bag to reduce the chances of you losing them. Using small zip-up bags can help keep these items organized and readily accessible.

Maintaining Tennis Gear for Longevity

Cleaning Racquets and Grips

Now that you’re familiar with proper storage procedures, you can start incorporating these best practices for tennis gear storage and maintenance into your routine. First, keep your racquet’s grip clean and dry to ensure a secure hold during every match. Wipe down your racquet’s frame with a damp cloth to remove dirt and sweat residue after each game. Changing your grip regularly, depending on how often you play, can also significantly improve your control and comfort.

Tennis Shoe Inspection and Maintenance

Tennis shoes are arguably the most critical piece of equipment after the racquet. Regularly check for signs of wear, particularly in the sole area, as wear in this area can affect traction and stability on the court. Clean your shoes with a soft brush or cloth and mild soap and air dry them thoroughly before the next use.

Regular Gear Check-ups

Don’t neglect your tennis bag and other gear aspects. Empty your tennis bag periodically, clean it according to manufacturer instructions, and check all compartments and zips for functionality. Performing this routine maintains your bag and gives you a chance to inspect all your gear regularly to ensure you have everything you need with you on the court.

Understanding and implementing these best practices can greatly impact your tennis gear’s durability and performance. Even the highest quality equipment on the market requires a certain level of care to last all season long, and proactive measures now can save you from equipment damage later.

Do It Tennis wants to make sure you have everything you need to play the game of your life. Our collection of Yonex EZONE racquets offers the best in power, control, and comfort, and we’re always here to provide advice for keeping these models in premium condition. Reach out to our team today to learn more.

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Playing tennis isn’t just a pastime; it’s a lifestyle and an activity that brings excitement to a player’s life at all levels. Whether you’re just learning how to play the sport or competing in professional tournaments, you need equipment that can keep up with you on the court. This is where our collection of performance tennis gear can make all the difference. Do It Tennis is a tennis shop committed to your success in the sport. We’re an online tennis shop run by tennis players, for tennis players, so we know exactly what equipment can take your game to the next level. We offer the best selection and prices on performance tennis gear and accessories. We also have a wide range of pickleball and padel equipment for those interested in those two racquet sports. Browse our online tennis shop today to find the perfect combination of products for your athletic needs.

Tennis Racquets

Shop our huge selection of the best performance tennis racquets on the market featuring all the best-selling frames from all the top brands! Check out the most current technology in Babolat tennis racquets used by Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, and Leylah Fernandez; Head tennis racquets, used by Novak Djokovic, Jannik Sinner, Alexander Zverev, Coco Gauff, and Bianca Andreescu; Wilson tennis racquets, used by Aryna Sabalenka, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Ons Jabeur, Alex DeMinaur, Elina Svitolina, Grigor Dimitrov, and many more; Yonex tennis racquets, used by Elena Rybakina, Naomi Osaka, Ben Shelton, Casper Ruud, Jessica Pegula, and Frances Tiafoe ; and Tecnifibre Tennis Racquets, used by Daniil Medvedev and the world’s number one, Iga Swiatek.


For help discovering which tennis racquet is right for your style of play, check out our tennis racquet F.A.Q. page.

Tennis Shoes

Take the wear and tear off of your knees and hips with a brand-new pair of tennis shoes designed for the high-impact nature of tennis. Don’t take just any pair of tennis shoes out on the court. Treat your feet right with tennis shoes made for your style of play. Get the latest technology for injury prevention with a Michelin outsole found in Babolat tennis shoes, the Ortholite Sock Liner found in K-Swiss tennis shoes, the DynaFit Upper found in Asics tennis shoes, the Adaptive lacing system on Adidas tennis shoes, and the Quicklace system specifically designed for Wilson junior shoes.


We also offer an extensive collection of shoes for pickleball, and shoes for padel.

Court Equipment

Do It Tennis carries the industry's largest selection of tennis, pickleball, and padel court equipment. Keeping your court in good condition, all year long, is easy when everything you need is at your fingertips. We sell tennis and pickleball court equipment packages; Har-Tru, Edwards, and Douglas tennis nets and posts, as well as Bakko and Rally Master backboards. For individual training, be sure to check out our selection of Lobster, Sports Tutor, and Playmate tennis ball machines. The Playmate tennis ball mower makes cleanup time a breeze. If you are a professional or want to save money in the long run, you can keep your racquet performing longer and save money with your very own tennis stringing machine.


Building it yourself? Then see our tennis court installation page for more information.

Tennis Bags

Keep it all with you whenever and wherever you need it. Order your new pro bag, 6-pack or tournament bag today! Check out all the latest Rafa, Pure, Evo, and Club Babolat tennis bags; Coco, Pro, Tour, Gravity, Extreme, and Radical, Head tennis bags, the Rackpack and All Vision Tecnifibre tennis bags, Pro and Team Yonex tennis bags; and the Tour, Team, Roland-Garros, US Open, Federer and Advantage Wilson tennis bags.


We also have a large selection of cute tennis bags for women who love to arrive at the court in style. Fashion meets function in these designer tennis bags from cinda b, Ame & Lulu, Cortiglia, Nice Aces and SportsChic.

A Large Selection of Tennis Apparel

It's not just about tennis racquets...

At Do It Tennis, our focus is to help you get the most out of your purchases so that you look and perform your best on the court. We offer a wide array of performance tennis apparel at great prices. The apparel brands we carry offer cutting edge technologies that are designed to provide a dynamic fit, all around protection and superior ventilation. Our women's tennis apparel collection includes women's tennis skirts, tennis shorts, shorties & tights, polos, dresses, tanks and warm-ups. Our men's tennis apparel collection includes tennis polos, tennis shorts, t-shirts, crew neck's, warm-up's and jackets. If you are looking for team tennis uniforms, we offer discounts of up to 20%. You can see our selection and prices in our team section.

For those who are looking for a deals on last season’s tennis apparel, check out our Clearance Sale Section with plenty of discounts on apparel items.

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Long gone are the days of walking into your local Pro Shop and discussing each product with the owner. At Do It Tennis our commitment to our customers doesn't stop at checkout. Get the most out of your online shopping experience by visiting our tennis blog for up-to-date information on the latest products written by our team of tennis players who want you to get the right product for you budget, your game and your playing style.

Also found on our blog is a complete list of product videos. Images on the web often lack depth and perception, so our team of professionals endures the lights and camera to explore each product with you, describing the technology, advantages and/or disadvantages as they apply.

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