Racquet: Wilson Ultra 100 v4 ($249) (Purchase now at Tennis-Point.com)

The fourth installment of the Ultra finds it more aerodynamic and ergonomic than previous generations. Thanks to its updated geometry and thinner shaft, the frame swings more freely, as well as feels more natural in hand. The beam is still thick and firm, providing impressive power with minimal effort, while the spread string pattern offers a wide spin window. It’s well-suited for Sakkari’s power baseline game, but also befits those players who appreciate some help from their racquets. The eye-catching color-shifting blue cosmetic is an added bonus.

Apparel: Adidas Adidas Heat.Rdy Match Pro Tank ($70) (Purchase now at Tennis-Point.com)

Aeroready Reversible Match Skirt ($75) (Purchase now at Tennis-Point.com)

This tank, made with 100% recycled moisture-wicking doubleknit polyester, is part of the Adidas New York collection. It has a high neckline and shaped front panel, both with contrast coloring. The mesh layering on the shoulders keeps you cool when the match heats up.


Sakkari Graphic2

Sakkari Graphic2

The reversible construction of the skirt—also made with recycled materials and part of the same kit—allows you to choose from a solid color or bold striping. The wide, elastic waistband provides additional coverage and a comfortable, custom fit. Tight-fitting inner briefs are included for extra support and ball storage.

Shoes: Adidas Barricade 2023 ($160) (Purchase now at Tennis-Point.com)

Few shoes bring history and performance to the court quite like the Barricade. For this latest in the storied franchise—its 13th iteration—subtle tweaks to the previously overhauled model result in obvious improvements. To bolster durability, the upper is better protected on the medial side to combat toe-dragging and sliding. It’s lightweight mesh is also more breathable for greater ventilation during hotter conditions. To promote a more locked-in and responsive fit, the eyelets on the lacing system have been anchored more securely to the shoe. And from an aesthetics standpoint, the large Adidas callout on the medial side of the shoe has been replaced by a smaller classic three-stripe logo.