Best tennis skirts: shop stylish training skirts and skorts to wear now

These stylish tennis skirts are adorable on and off the court. Annie Sheehan for the Observer

The athleisure trend is here to stay, thanks in no small part to the attachment we all developed to our comfortable clothes beginning at a certain point in March 2020. While strolling around in your workout clothes might not seem like a high fashion moment, sporty has, in fact, become a kind of elegant style statement, and we’re not mad about it. Activewear isn’t just tights and sports bras though, as you may have noticed, another workout garment that has become more common over the past year, and that’s the resurgence of the tennis skirt.

While tennis skirts are nothing new, especially for those who, you know, are heading to the court for a match or two, they have become increasingly popular even for those who don’t pick up a racket. I’ve always loved a clean white tennis outfit, and while there are plenty of white tennis skirts and skorts out there, now there are plenty of other options too, in countless color combinations and silhouettes. They are no longer just for tennis players; you can wear a tennis skirt (with its convenient built-in shorts underneath!) for all of your favorite workouts, whether you’re heading to a pilates session, yoga class, or cardio moment. And yes, that includes a walk down the street.

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Tennis skirts are one of our favorite athletic pieces because they’re so adorable off the court (and out of the training studio, too). Even if you have absolutely no fitness plans on the cards for the day, you can still wear your favorite tennis skirt with a simple t-shirt or sweater, for a complete sporty look. Spring is just a few weeks away, which means warmer temperatures are *finally* on the horizon, so why not ring in the new season in a fresh tennis skirt? Below, check out the cutest tennis skirts to wear on and off the court.

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Alo Yoga Varsity Tennis Skirt

Let’s start with a fresh classic white tennis skirt, because you can’t go wrong with this heritage silhouette and color scheme. It is one of the most versatile options that exist, since it combines absolutely with everything, whether you are going to go to a tennis match or to walk around the city.

$68 buy now


Athleta Ace Tennis Skort

This adorable buttercup yellow skort is super lightweight, with subtle, whimsical pleats and three pockets, including specific compartments to stash tennis balls while you finish for that serve.

$69 buy now


PatBo Tarsila Tennis Skirt

Stand out in this playful printed tennis skirt, with its feminine ruffled hem and bright pattern.

$158, buy now


Enavant Gia Skort

If you want to test the tennis skirt waters without completely ditching your beloved whites, try this cream skort. It’s more of an A-line cut and has a slit to make sure you have full range of motion, whether you’re on the court or strutting to lunch.

$105 buy now


Lululemon Court Rival High Waist Maxi Skirt

This flowy black skirt is as functional as it is fashionable, thanks to mesh panels for ventilation, sweat-wicking fabric, and four-way stretch and shape retention that make it optimal for any type of cardio. It has a high waist, which is always appreciated, and the flowy silhouette is so cute.

$88, buy now

Eleven by Venus Williams.

EleVen by Venus Williams Can’t Stop Won’t Stop skirt in island green

If there’s anyone who knows a thing or two about fashionable and practical tennis clothing, it’s tennis champion Venus Williams. Her entire activewear line is great, but this fun green tennis skirt is right up there with our current favorite looks. This sustainably made skirt features a four-way stretch ribbed fabric that is breathable, moisture wicking and antimicrobial. The skort side slit is just *chef’s kiss*

$88, buy now


Reformation Riley Ecomove Active Skirt

Is it a training skirt? Is it a mini to use in the city? We believe that this issue of Reforma is both; It’s high-waisted, stretchy, and has built-in shorts, with small side slits. We sure love a multitasker, and this skirt is sure to be one of your go-to for any occasion.

$78, buy now


Offline By Aerie Real Me Pleated Wrap Tennis Skirt

Embrace earth tones in this super soft nylon pleated skirt, featuring built-in shorts and a supportive waistband.

$54.95, Shop Now


Marysia Steffi Skort in Blossom

This dreamy pink tennis skirt features delicate scalloped details and a flattering wrap fit, plus technical attributes like durable, quick-drying fabric.

$162, shop now


NikeCourt Victory Women’s Tennis Skirt

Don’t forget the classic Nike tennis skirts. This ruffle style is high-waisted, stretchy and supportive, with built-in shorts and a floaty silhouette.

$55 buy now

Frankies Bikinis.

Frankies Windy Bikinis Tennis Skirt

This pleated tennis mini skirt has an unexpected V-shaped waist and built-in shorts, of course.

$105 buy now


Halara Everyday-Airy 2-in-1 Pleated Tennis Skirt

The schoolgirl skirt got a tennis-ready makeover with this chic pleated skort, which comes in the loveliest shade of cornflower blue.

$29.95, Buy Now

Addison Bay.

Addison Bay Court Skort

For a classic yet fun tennis skirt, try this fresh white silhouette from Addison Bay, which has a pleated hem and side pockets.

$108, buy now

Beyond Yoga.

Beyond Yoga Spacedye Tie Breaker Circle Skirt

This crisp white athletic skirt is made from Beyond Yoga’s exclusive ultra-soft, breathable and sweat-wicking fabric. It’s comfortable and stylish, and we like that it sits a little longer on the leg than some of the shorter options out there.

$78, buy now