Sleeveless muscle shirts just look …unprofessional to me in a tennis tournament.

Vanhalen

Professional
Watching Zverev right now in the semifinals of the French Open. Skinny guy wearing what we used to call a muscle shirt just looks so white trailer trash to me. For the weekend warrior behind the junior high hitting and shanking balls, not for a major professional tennis tournament. A wife beater we call them, because every guy getting arrested on tv for beating his wife….is in cuffs wearing one.

We don’t even allow them at my club, even on the outside courts. A guy asked our pro why he couldn’t wear one, the pro said, “trust me, no one wants to see you in a sleeveless shirt”.
 

NAS

Semi-Pro
Watching Zverev right now in the semifinals of the French Open. Skinny guy wearing what we used to call a muscle shirt just looks so white trailer trash to me. For the weekend warrior behind the junior high hitting and shanking balls, not for a major professional tennis tournament. A wife beater we call them, because every guy getting arrested on tv for beating his wife….is in cuffs wearing one.

We don’t even allow them at my club, even on the outside courts. A guy asked our pro why he couldn’t wear one, the pro said, “trust me, no one wants to see you in a sleeveless shirt”.
Your club sound like a dictatorship, wearing sleeveless and having problem with people who wear sleeveless goes to show how trashy your club is.
Remind me of RG administration which made rule what Serena should wear .
Trashy club, Trashy slam , trashy follower of dictatorship
 

Vanhalen

Professional
I agree Rafa would look better, but still would seem weird in a professional tournament. And all of Zverevs gold chains? Mr T.
 

SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
Your club sound like a dictatorship, wearing sleeveless and having problem with people who wear sleeveless goes to show how trashy your club is.
Remind me of RG administration which made rule what Serena should wear .
Trashy club, Trashy slam , trashy follower of dictatorship
Maybe some 70 year old woman doesn’t want to see some 20 year old’s armpit hair? Also BO comes through a lot more.
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
Watching Zverev right now in the semifinals of the French Open. Skinny guy wearing what we used to call a muscle shirt just looks so white trailer trash to me. For the weekend warrior behind the junior high hitting and shanking balls, not for a major professional tennis tournament. A wife beater we call them, because every guy getting arrested on tv for beating his wife….is in cuffs wearing one.

We don’t even allow them at my club, even on the outside courts. A guy asked our pro why he couldn’t wear one, the pro said, “trust me, no one wants to see you in a sleeveless shirt”.
I think he looks better in the sleeveless than with the sleeves.
How about no shirt. Win for everyone.
 

Aabye5

Rookie
Watching Zverev right now in the semifinals of the French Open. Skinny guy wearing what we used to call a muscle shirt just looks so white trailer trash to me. For the weekend warrior behind the junior high hitting and shanking balls, not for a major professional tennis tournament. A wife beater we call them, because every guy getting arrested on tv for beating his wife….is in cuffs wearing one.

We don’t even allow them at my club, even on the outside courts. A guy asked our pro why he couldn’t wear one, the pro said, “trust me, no one wants to see you in a sleeveless shirt”.
It certainly does nothing for the Zverev PR campaign, but maybe he doesn't know anything about that particular Americanism?

That said, once Rafa wore them, there was no going back. I couldn't imagine seeing them on the golf course or some place, but in any sport where there is running involved, they are probably cooler. :shrug:
 

skip1969

Legend
Yeah I can't say I ever personally liked it, I didn't. But he had least had the guns to pull it off.
The idea of showing of the guns on a tennis court seems . . . paradoxical to me. Just my opinion. Muscles and tennis just don't go together, in my view.

Could you imagine pro golfers or football/soccer players in sleeveless? It just seems silly.
 

Vanhalen

Professional
Your club sound like a dictatorship, wearing sleeveless and having problem with people who wear sleeveless goes to show how trashy your club is.
Remind me of RG administration which made rule what Serena should wear .
Trashy club, Trashy slam , trashy follower of dictatorship
Far from a trashy club. Doubt you could afford it. It’s to keep the trash out and to have some dignity and class. But you can wear your chains and wife beater.
 

Thriller

Professional
Watching Zverev right now in the semifinals of the French Open. Skinny guy wearing what we used to call a muscle shirt just looks so white trailer trash to me. For the weekend warrior behind the junior high hitting and shanking balls, not for a major professional tennis tournament. A wife beater we call them, because every guy getting arrested on tv for beating his wife….is in cuffs wearing one.

We don’t even allow them at my club, even on the outside courts. A guy asked our pro why he couldn’t wear one, the pro said, “trust me, no one wants to see you in a sleeveless shirt”.
Good enough for basketball, good enough for athletics, good enough for gymnastics, good enough for tennis.
What do you mean by unprofessional anyway? Do you think that a vest restricts your ability to play tennis to a professional standard?
 

Sport

G.O.A.T.
Far from a trashy club. Doubt you could afford it. It’s to keep the trash out and to have some dignity and class. But you can wear your chains and wife beater.
Yes, because a completely unknown club has more "dignity and class" than all the four Grand Slams. All the Grand Slams allow players to play sleeveless. Even at Wimbledon, the Holy Grail of class and elegance, players are allowed to wear a sleeveless T-shirt.

Tennis players are performing a physical activity. They are not university professors, they are not lawyers, they are not politicians. Tennis is not the ultimate paradigm of a formal profession. It is a physical sport where players need to be comfortable and wear sport clothes. It would be unclassy to observe a university professor or a lawyer being sleeveless at the job, because that is a formal context. In the context of a tennis match, which is a physical activity, only a snob would say it is unclassy to wesr a sleeveless T-shirt.
 
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Visionary

Rookie
Watching Zverev right now in the semifinals of the French Open. Skinny guy wearing what we used to call a muscle shirt just looks so white trailer trash to me. For the weekend warrior behind the junior high hitting and shanking balls, not for a major professional tennis tournament. A wife beater we call them, because every guy getting arrested on tv for beating his wife….is in cuffs wearing one.
I have my views on varieties of issues but I try my best to keep it intact. On some bad days I lose it, on the good ones not so. Opinionistic messages often are controversial which is what you probably are attempting to raise our manhood here for.
We don’t even allow them at my club, even on the outside courts. A guy asked our pro why he couldn’t wear one, the pro said, “trust me, no one wants to see you in a sleeveless shirt”.
But I bet you allow those scantily clad bodacious chicks hit their balls on baselines there. Their tennis fashion and choices truly are more open than the male ones' but then so are some of them when they choose to date good looking high profile sleeveless tennis players. Most importantly though, the club where you are at seems well in control of situations from which hot baseline females wouldn't hit on sexy male net players. Pretty staight club you've got there with a male dress code in effect.

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puppybutts

Rookie
4 inches of cloth missing = unprofessional
4 inches of cloth present = professional

ok, as if his arms are invisible in a t-shirt. i don't even like zverev but get over it. it's hot. sleeveless has more air circulation. it doesn't make sense for tennis players to bulk up their arms; even nadal was skinny before he got older and started holding onto mass involuntarily. watch something else if you only watch tennis for professional muscly men in tank tops...i suggest your local male s***p club. now those guys are professionals.
 
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