Australian L’Alpina Serves Up Retro and Urban Tennis Style This Grass Court Season
That most stylish of tennis seasons, the Grass court one, is upon us and for tennis fans inspired by the lawn tennis panache of Federer, Dimitrov, and Murray, Australian L’Alpina UK’s heritage and lifestyle collection is serving up the chance to add even more style to your on-court and off-court tennis life. The Tennis Review gives you the lowdown on a pioneer of tennis fashion, in the year of tennis comebacks, making one of their own in a fittingly retro-modern way.
Enjoy wearing a polo shirt both on and off the court? Australian L’Alpina is the style pioneer to thank.
A well-fitted polo shirt paired with a pair of shorts is one of the sport lover’s signature styles, and if this is how you dress on or off the tennis court, Australian L’Alpina is the style pioneer behind your look.
Australian L’Alpina modernized tennis clothing back in the 1950 when the Kangaroo emblem took tennis fashion out of a world of gentlemanly cardigans and trousers and into a new sphere of well-fitted polo shirts and short shorts, clothes which served up a sexier on court style, but also a practical one, too, the outfits the perfect match for a more physically demanding game, one growing more and more professional and looking to attract the modern sport’s fan watching tennis court-side, in the club house or on the sofa in front of the television.
Those Kangaroos can be seen even today hopping across tennis courts across the globe.
2017’s tennis fans have access to tennis being played all over the world at the touch of their fingertips on TV or online on their lap tops and mobiles, and eagle-eyed tennis fans keenly watching Rafa Nadal romp through the recent clay court season on any device might have recognized the kangaroo emblem hopping around the Internationale BNL d’Italia on the outfits of line umpires, ball boys and volunteers at one of the world’s most stylish tennis locations, Rome, Italy, the country were Australian L’Alpina is made and styled.
Australian L’Alpina has helped plenty of great tennis champions to victory.
Ivan Lendl, who reached world No.1 and won eight grand slams and was one of the pioneers of the modern baseline game, wore Australian L’Alpina, and the kit could not have been worn by a more hard working or professional player than the current coach of Andy Murray.
Goran Ivanisevic, 2001 Wimbledon champion, and one of the Open era’s most famous players, courtesy of one of the greatest serves in the game and one of its most charmingly wild on-court and off-court personas, brought even more color to the courts dressed in his Australian L’Alpina gear.
Australian L’Alpina is also worn by some of today’s professional tennis players.
Paolo Lorenzi, world No.36 (June 15th 2017), is, like his sponsors, from Italy, and the 35 year old veteran clay courter, enjoying his best tennis days in his 30s like so many players nowadays, enjoyed a stint as the No.1 ranked Italian last August.
James Ward will be working hard this grass court season to get back to his best ranking of 89 (July 13th 2015) and the popular British tennis player, who helped Great Britain to Davis Cup victory with his thrilling five set win over John Isner in the 2015 competition’s first round, will hopefully be feeling, after time off the tour with a knee injury, as good as he looks in Australian L’Alpina.
Australian L’Alpina’s sporting line’s blend of old and new styles and its modern technologies mean the clothes look great on and feel great, too.
The polo shirt featured below has a classic and cutting edge look with its retro style and urban twist and its striking colors, and is also made with lightweight material, making it perfect for looking stylish hitting sliced backhands and drop volleys as well as sitting court-side taking in a first class Grass court tennis match.
Looking to look good this Summer? Check out Australian L’Alpina here.
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