Babolat is an old-line tennis company. We mean quite old. It was founded in Lyon France in 1875, and initially built its formidable reputation on tennis strings, which Babolat invented! It all started right there. More recently, Babolat has come to dominate the racquet business as well. Australian Open winner Caroline Wozniacki, defending Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza, Julia Goerges, Karolina Pliskova and Elena Vesnina are just a few of the women pros who wield their frames to considerable success.
But did you know: Babolat also produces a fine line of women’s tennis fashion. (And sneakers!) They are an official sponsor of The Championships, and much like Adidas and Roland Garros, they can put the official tournament logo on their gear.
Personally, I love this line because it’s so clean. It’s just not very busy, and combines a modern look with a traditional classic tennis sensibility. In other words, not too gaudy.
Let’s look at what they have to offer.
This top is available in Niagara (blue) with Estate Blue, and also White with Estate Blue. Since this is Wimbledon we’re talking about, we doubt the Niagara scheme will show up at SW19. Notice the small “37.5” marking on the lower left hem. That’s their proprietary tech for helping you stay cool when you’re down match point. This has some nice discreet Babolat and Wimbledon branding, a scoop neck with inner taping, contrasting back panel, and comes in 100% poly.
This tank also comes in the standard White as well as Estate Blue with Tibetan Red and Niagara. (Wouldn’t it be a fun job to just name all these things? Not just red. Tibetan Red.)The scoop neck tank is made of 100% poly, with the 37.5 tech built in. Also includes Wimbledon/Babo screened branding.
Your basic T tells everyone where your tennis attention will be for the first part of July. This is a 60% cotton/40% poly shirt, with a bold graphic up front and the standard Wimbledon/Babolat logos. Blue only for this one! (Meaning: wear it in London to watch, but not to compete!)
This skirt measures 13″ and includes built-in shorts, pleats on the right side, a Wimbledon logo at the left hem, and Babolat branding on the back waist. White as shown, plus Estate Blue with Tibetan Red. Composition: short: 94.5% polyester, 5.5% Elastane. Skirt: 87% polyester, 13% Elastane.
White only for this jacket that will top off your Babolat look. It includes the 37.5 tech feature to keep you at your ideal temp, so you can hang in for that deciding set. This jacket includes interior neck taping, raglan sleeves, a zipper along the left sleeve seam, mesh underarms, UPF 50+ sun protection, and the Babolat and tourney logos. Made of 93% poly, 7% Elastane.
MORE WIMBLEDON 2018 FASHION:
- Garbine Muguruza‘s clothes from Adidas x Palace collaboration
- Adidas by Stella McCartney Wimbledon whites for Caroline Wozniacki
- Simona Halep, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Sloane Stephens & Genie Bouchard lead Team Nike in London
- Maria Sharapova‘s Nike dress with sunburst pleats
- Agnieszka Radwanska’s Lotto Nixia IV Dress
- Karolina Pliskova, Ashleigh Barty to wear Fila’s white floral lace Championships collection
- Venus Williams‘ EleVen Core and Pique styles
- Lacoste look for Dominika Cibulkova, Christina McHale and Kristie Ahn
- Heather Watson‘s New Balance outfits for London
- Julia Goerges, Johanna Konta reveal Asics Wimbledon whites