Pickleball Style

Court Vibes


What are consumers looking for in pickleball apparel?

Pickleball is fun and social — and the apparel reflects that. Brands are making pickleball-specific tops, shorts and skirts with fun prints and colors, relaxed fits, and moisture-wicking and sun-protective fabric. The team at apparel brand Ply-PKL notes that tennis and pickleball have distinct sports cultures which “warrant unique clothing for each.” A key pickleball detail is to have larger ball pockets than tennis clothes offer. Krimson Klover is designing its pickleball apparel to be “functional and comfortable (quick dry, lightweight, UPF sun protection, pickleball-sized ball pockets) in flattering fits to meet the needs of socializing in style,” says Kate Saunders, president, Krimson Klover. And Pickleball Bella is seeing “a huge response” to its, ‘Groovy’ print which has “major hippy vibes from the 1960s,” says Nancy Tedeschi, founder, Pickleball Bella.

Krimson Klover Avery Skort

The Avery Skort serves up a fresh look, pairing bold colors with a classic silhouette. It’s ideal for a tennis or pickleball match, golf, or just hanging around town. A compression mesh short liner has a stash pocket. MSRP $89.

Original Penguin Performance Color Block Short Sleeve Tee Shirt

This performance racquet shirt is designed to keep you cool on the court when competition gets heated. Crafted from lightweight single knit stretch fabric with moisture-wicking (and 35% recycled polyester), this tee keeps you dry, comfortable and moving freely. MSRP $50.

Play-PKL Tank & Skort

The moisture-wicking Pretty Tank pairs well with the Sammy Skort. The breathable tank has a generous, relaxed fit and the Skort is made with SofKnit fabric designed to help players stay cool and comfortable. Deep side pockets set slightly back give ample room for secure ball storage. MSRP $88 (skort), $58 (tank).

Play-PKL Warrior T

This super soft and breathable shirt has a modern athletic fit, and is engineered to allow for movement. Moisture wicking technology helps keep pickleball players fresh and dry. The shirt also offers UPF 40+ sun protection. It is available in a fun White Paddle Print (pictured), as well as in  Heather Grey and Black options. MSRP $68.