Happy Hallow-Tweener!

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Halloween is right around the corner, and we bet you’re thinking the same thing as us: I haven’t prepared a costume yet! Don’t fret. In an effort to help you better prepare for this Halloween season, we have prepared a list of possible tennis related costumes for you tennis-lovers out there.

  1. Go classic. What a better way to announce to the world that you love tennis than to dress as a giant tennis ball? They say you’re supposed to “Be the Ball” when you play, and what better opportunity to do just that than Halloween! Pro Tip: do not try to papier-mâché this while you are wearing the costume – only bad things will happen.

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Not a fan of papier-mâché; papier-mâché not a fan of you? Lucky for you there are options to purchase already made tennis ball costumes. If you’re even luckier, maybe you’ll be as cute as this little member of Net Generation here.

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  1. Overachieve, just this once. Feeling like all these other tennis costumes are too run-of-the-mill? Why not try going as something coveted by USTA league players around the US – a tennis trophy. All you need is a spot on pose and a lot of gold paint to make it happen. Bonus: have your partner go as a golf trophy – that’s a winning pair if we’ve ever seen one!

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  1. Throw it back like Hollywood. The talk of the tennis world this fall was the Battle of the Sexes movie, and if Emma Stone and Steve Carell can pull it off, so can you. Break out your best 70s tennis gear – bonus points for a Sugar Daddy jacket or a pet pig – and wooden racquet to create the most topical tennis costume of the year.
  1. Pop-tennis. Remember when Cher played tennis? Remember when Drake kept referencing tennis in his songs? So many tennis, pop-culture references, so little holiday!

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  1. Go classic Halloween. Nothing says “I love tennis, but it is Halloween” like a good ole gory, zombie tennis costume.

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At the end of it all, we are sure you will look great no matter how you dress this Halloween – as long as you are dressed with a tennis theme.


Helen Li, is the diversity manager for USTA Mid-Atlantic. In her spare time, Helen is teaching her dogs to fetch by bribing them with cheese.