For a dad that loves tennis, Father’s Day is great opportunity to show dad that you put a lot of thought into your gift. Whether tennis is a passion of your Dad or he just likes to play to stay active, there are a number of great options for Father’s Day gifts.
Dad might already have a racket that he likes, and picking a racket can be quite subjective. Instead a racket bag that can hold several rackets, along with his spare tennis balls, is a great choice. Make sure you purchase something durable with enough room to hold a spare change of clothes and a drink.
A gift card good for a restringing of Dad’s racket is a good idea. Over time the strings become weaker and a restringing can make even an old racket hit like new again. Do an online search or check your yellow pages for a local tennis shop that offers restringing.
Membership to tennis club, particularly one with indoor courts so that Dad can play in the winter, could be a really good idea. Your local fitness club may offer membership quite cheaply. Also, due to tough economic times, some country clubs are offering tennis only memberships at realistic prices.
Lessons can be a good idea if Dad is a novice, but be wary of looking like you’re telling Dad he needs work. There are most likely no shortage of tennis trainers, but they aren’t all created equal. Make sure you get references from anyone you are thinking about hiring and ask lots of questions of his other clients. Make sure you would be happy with the trainer before you hand your Dad off to him.
Father’s Day is always a special time, but the right gift for the Dad who loves tennis can make it even more special.