February 25, 2011 9:50 pm

Kitbag: tennis

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Tennis gear

Babolat racket holder X12

Rafa Nadal uses the X12 version of this bag. For mere mortals, an X6 (53 litres) should suffice. £69.99, www.babolat.com

Wilson Six.One 95 BLX

Similar to the weapon wielded by Roger Federer, this racket is suitable for more skilled players. £180, www.wilson.com

Slazenger Wimbledon Ultra Vis 4

Designed for all court surfaces, these balls have a water-repellent covering. Perfect for English summers. £9.99, www.slazenger.com

Adidas Barricade Murray jacket & shorts

Designed to enhance freedom of movement, the jacket costs £52; the shorts £28, shop.adidas.co.uk

Wimbledon men’s championship towel

Wipe away the fifth-set toil with this jacquard woven towel. Comes with its own barrel bag. £26, www.shop.wimbledon.org

Nike Air Max Courtballistec 3.3

Cushioning in the forefoot, an “air unit” in the heel and an arched insole give great support. £90, store.nike.com

Thorlo TX tennis crew fit socks

Benefit from the extra cushioning in the toe and heel of these socks. £10.50, www.thorlo.com

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