Whether you’re a Grand Slam hopeful, or just pottering around the courts at your local club, having the right footwear can mean the world. From Nike to adidas, these top tennis shoes have everything you need to keep your feet secure and add an extra boost to your on-court performance. Everything here is going to make sure that your feet are not going to get in the way of you reaching the final volley of the game.
So if you want to make sure your feet are properly kitted out, and with shoes worn by some of the pros, you’ve come to the right place. Prices do vary somewhat, and you could grab yourself a pair for as little as £31 or going over £100 for the more expensive pairs, but you'll be sure to find something to suit your tastes.
adidas Barricade 2016
The latest shoe in adidas’ Barricade line has comfort and support in mind. That means extra padding in the instep, cushioning under the heel to protect against impact, and a breathable TPU and ballistic mesh upper to keep you cool during long rallies.
Price: £99.95 | Buy adidas Barricade 2016
ASICS Gel-Resolution 6
The Gel-Resolution 6 from ASICS have been tweaked to decrease their weight and increase flexibility over previous years, while maintaining the same stability and cushioning of previous models.
Asics promises that the soles won’t make any marks, and the built-in gel cushioning system is designed to protect your feet from many impacts you might suffer during your games.
From £72.68 | Buy ASICS Gel-Resolution 6
Head Revolt Pro
Designed for aggressive baseline players, the Head Revolt Pro come equipped with a Head Energy Frame and TPU wings, which help support the heel and keep your foot from moving around within the shoe. They are also covered with Head's Hybrasion+™ non-marking rubber compound, which is nice.
They also look really sharp!
From £92.10 | Buy Head Revolt Pro
KSwiss Hypercourt Express
The emphasis with these is stability, and KSwiss’s GuideGlide technology will help keep your feet low and centred for maximum comfort and durability.
On top of that the DuraWrap feature stops your two from dragging, and special lining in the heel grips onto your socks and stops them from slipping throughout the day. They also offer increased breathability and offer increased resistance against exterior abrasion.
From £47.55 | Buy KSwiss Hypercourt Express
Babolet Men’s Propulse 4 All Court M
These badboys, as worn by Andy Roddick, are "even more explosive than ever" according to Babolet, and deliver a wealth of shoe tech for a low entry price. Babolet's Lateral Stability System ensures outstanding foot hold, while the Michelin OCS2 outsole provides optimal tread and glide balance on all types of court.
Pretty rad design too.
From £28.09 | Amazon
KSwiss Si-18 International OG
Now these are just lovely, premium shoes. Designed primarily for off-court usage, the Si-18 International OG sneakers are based on the classic Si-18s introduced in 1989. This new pair boast vintage branding, grand slam flags, iconic five-strip design and a leather upper.
From £83.00 | Buy KSwiss Si-18 International OG
New Balance 786v2
Another pair of tennis shoes which focus primarily on comfort, the 786v2 feature New Balance's C-CAP® and ABZORB® technology for superior cushioning and shock absorption, as well as lateral overlays for added stability.
A herringbone outsole allows increased traction for lateral motion and quick pivoting too.
From £35.34 | Buy New Balance 786v2
Nike Vapor Court
A cheaper option from the folks over at Nike, the Vapor Court is designed to have a comfortable fit but the main advantage they have is that these shoes offer good levels of shock absorption and grip on whatever type of court you may come across thanks to Nike’s UnitSole midsole.
From £31 | Buy Nike Vapor Court
ASICS Gel-Solution Speed 2
Another pair with shock-absorption and comfort in mind, the Gel-Solution Speed 2 has an interior gel layer that absorbs impact from the moment you strike your heel to the floor.
That improves the overall comfort and reduces the possibility of injury. It addition to being made from a strong lightweight material, they also have an interior layer of foam that mould to the shape of your heel for a personalised fit.
From £85.95 | Buy ASICS Gel-Solution Speed 2
Yonex Power Cushion Durable 2: All Court
And finally we have the Power Cushion Durable 2: All Court from Yonex. These chunky tennis trainers focus on, you guessed it, durablility, with stability, support and ruggedness placed high up on the character list.
Yonex's Qyattro Fit 4-point system ensures a super snug fit, while its installed Power Graphite Sheet prevents movement of the foot inside the shoe during fast side steps.
From £80.00 | Buy Yonex Power Cushion Durable 2: All Court