Best shirts to wear in colder weather?

Djokovicfan

Semi-Pro
I have some sweatshirts that work pretty well but i have to wear wristbands and tuck the sleeves of the sweatshirt into the wristbands so the sleeves dont get caught in between my hand and the racquet when i swing. I was wondering if there were like any short sleeved sweatshirts made for cold weather tennis.
 

10S-Junkie

Rookie
I wear layers with the bottom layer being a long sleeve compression shirt. You can either put your wrist bands over the sleeves or fold the cuffs back if they get in your way.
Then wear short sleeve shirts or a vest as additional layers depending on the temperature
 

stapletonj

Hall of Fame
not that I am aware of. My personal preference is to wear a long sleeve compression undershirt, then a thickish short sleeve tennis shirt, and add either 2 wristbands per wrist or a super long wristband (Covers bare skin between end of long sleeve undershirt and the edge of your hand. This will keep you fairly warm down to the upper 30s.

Most running stores carry wool running sleeves that will keep your arms warm all the way down to about 30 degrees.
Pair those with a compression short sleeve and a tshirt and a tennis shirt. Best part, if it warms up at all, you can peel the upper part of the sleeves down to cool some or remove them altogether quickly, unlike a tucked in compression long sleeve shirt on the bottom...

The fact that there is not a lot of material at the arm hinge, I think, allows you to swing better. Same principle with calf sleeves and bike shorts instead of conventional long warm up pants. It seems to me that the conventional pants bind up and impair your movement for anything more than casual rallying.

just my $0.02
 

dkmura

Semi-Pro
Here in Colorado, I prefer to start playing in my warmups, and peel back layers as the day warms up. On some cool mornings, I wear a dark colored tennis shirt to absorb sunshine and remain warm.
 

Fozz

New User
I have some sweatshirts that work pretty well but i have to wear wristbands and tuck the sleeves of the sweatshirt into the wristbands so the sleeves dont get caught in between my hand and the racquet when i swing. I was wondering if there were like any short sleeved sweatshirts made for cold weather tennis.
I recently bought a 3/4 sleeved Nike sweater from the Nike Outlet store and it's worked well for me since I playin the late afternoon/early evenings. Again, I'm in Northern CA so the temps are around 57-60. I also played in a TW long sleeve and that kept me warm.

Not sure what I'll wear when December rolls around though.
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
-the wrist sweatbands are the way to go for me
-ill even use sweat wrist band while stringing with long sleeve shirts, sports jacket, sweats etc
-the wrist band put enough pressure to keep the cuffs from running down while moving around
-in the summer ill just use the 1x (y) on my hitting hand (for sweating reasons)
-in the winter time, ill wear 2x (y)(y) for the said reasons by the OP ^^
 

Rosstour

Legend
Low 50s today. No shirt for me!

I did buy a few long-sleeve compression shirts for this winter, I'll likely wear a t-shirt over that for when it's below 40 and not sunny.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Low 50s today. No shirt for me!

I did buy a few long-sleeve compression shirts for this winter, I'll likely wear a t-shirt over that for when it's below 40 and not sunny.
Turrible, 20s F in the morning. Gotta nuke yer balls to get a tru bounce. Keep them wrapped in a warm towel stuffed in a styrofoam container just to get a bounce.
 

Rosstour

Legend
Turrible, 20s F in the morning. Gotta nuke yer balls to get a tru bounce. Keep them wrapped in a warm towel stuffed in a styrofoam container just to get a bounce.
Well I have a case of these turrible Dunlop AO XD balls, so even that won't be enough lol
 

FlamingCheeto

Hall of Fame
Trust me, anytime the sun is out, even if it's chilly and in the low 50s or even 40s, start with a light jacket/pants but be ready to always go down to just shorts and a short sleeve shirt. Too many times I I've tried a long sleeve pants combo when cold and after a few games you're burning up!
 

socallefty

Legend
I wear compression tops under a regular tennis polo when it is cold - short sleeve top plus arm sleeve for singles and long sleeve top for doubles. If it is extra cold, I’ll wear a padded vest that is sleeveless also - TW sells one from Babolat currently.
 

JustTennis76

Professional
I'm in Colorado where it's cold for tennis anytime between October to April. I normally use 3 layers of moisture wicking ****s. The base layer is half sleeve, followed by a long sleeve and then a sweat shirt/hoodie on top. Even on colder days, once the body warms up, the outermost layer comes off.
 

antony

Professional
What you want is smartwool or something that has wool made for activewear so your temps are regulated and you stay dry
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
What you want is smartwool or something that has wool made for activewear so your temps are regulated and you stay dry
Wear Smartwool sleeves for cycling when it is cool outside. Cool..................................already in the 20s this week.
 

antony

Professional
Wear Smartwool sleeves for cycling when it is cool outside. Cool..................................already in the 20s this week.
You need to layer effectively. I have spent a lot of time in the cold snowboarding and such and it's smart to have a wool baselayer that will keep your skin from getting too wet and transfer out the moisture to a midlayer, then a shell of some sort to block and insulate from the wind. Last January I remember being quite comfortable playing tennis in the 20s in a Patagonia wool baselayer, a skiing midlayer (I most prefer a cashmere sweater as a midlayer), and an insulated puffy jacket that I quickly shed.
 
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Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
You need to layer effectively. I have spent a lot of time in the cold snowboarding and such and it's smart to have a wool baselayer that will keep your skin from getting too wet and transfer out the moisture to a midlayer, then a shell of some sort to block and insulate from the wind. Last January I remember being quite comfortable in the 20s in a Patagonia wool baselayer, a skiing midlayer, and an insulated puffy jacket that I quickly shed.
Nets come down by Thanksgiving till April so outdoor tennis, forgetaboutit. Live with neighborhood walkers so will remember this post.
 
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