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Tennis Whites

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Thought this might be an interesting discussion -- what do you all think of a player wearing tennis whites on a public court?

A little history -- 'tennis whites' were and are still required at most country clubs, where lawn tennis originated in the 1880's. Up until about 1930-or-so, almost every tennis tournament required the players to wear tennis whites, because the tournaments were held at these clubs. Nowadays, Wimbledon is the last of the grand slams to be held at a private club, thus the only one where tennis whites are still worn.

So, does it seem pretentious to wear them on a public court, where they are not required?
 

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I don't play tennis but I play squash and I usually dress in the Tenenbaum commemorative fit.
 
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I don't think it's pretentious. It's smart and appropriate, particularly if you're playing in the heat of the summer. Of course, being British, I'm used to outdoor tennis season coinciding with monsoon season.
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Sometimes I rock a terry cotton blazer, otherwise what pete has on is nice.
 

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Thought this might be an interesting discussion -- what do you all think of a player wearing tennis whites on a public court?
So, does it seem pretentious to wear them on a public court, where they are not required?


Perfectly fine. I doubt anyone will even notice let alone care.
 

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[COLOR=FF00AA]Thought this might be an interesting discussion [/COLOR]-- what do you all think of a player wearing tennis whites on a public court?
A little history -- 'tennis whites' were and are still required at most country clubs, where lawn tennis originated in the 1880's. Up until about 1930-or-so, almost every tennis tournament required the players to wear tennis whites, because the tournaments were held at these clubs. Nowadays, Wimbledon is the last of the grand slams to be held at a private club, thus the only one where tennis whites are still worn.
So, does it seem pretentious to wear them on a public court, where they are not required?


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Nothing wrong with it....Done.
 

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