Tennis Outlet FAQ’s: Tennis Uniforms and Equipment
Each year we receive new calls from athletic directors and middle school, high school, and college coaches across the US inquiring about our team tennis uniforms and equipment. We proudly serve the junior tennis community, providing everything from custom team uniforms, to ball machines, to nets and racquets. With more than a decade of experience, we have what you need, or we can get it.
Most of the coaches we serve come back year after year because they get best in industry service from an equipment provider who specializes in tennis. Unlike some of our competitors, we focus specifically on the needs of coaches, parents, and those who play tennis in school.
Many of the questions we answer are the same each year, so we thought we would take a moment to answer some of the more common questions in this post.
What Teams Do You Serve?
We serve tennis teams at every level from middle school to college.
What Types Of Custom Team Uniforms Do You Offer?
We provide custom team uniforms that feature either custom embroidery or screen printing. Although the process for each of these options is very similar, for embroidered items there is an additional charge of $7 per item. This cost is added to clothing item costs. In addition, if you would like to digitize your logo for use later on, we can do this with a simple one time set up fee of just $60.
For screen printing, it depends on how many colors you would like to have on the print, and the number of items ordered. For specific questions please feel free to call us for a direct quote.
In order to get custom team tennis wear, just follow the process below:
- Choose the item you would like customized.
- Choose the custom design and or logo for your team.
- Choose the size of the logo or print and its placement (where on the uniform it should go).
- Contact us at 1-806-687-4112 to place your order.
Please note we ask for a minimum order of 12 items for a custom order, whether it’s for screen printing or custom embroidered uniforms.
Do you do custom team stores?
Yes, we are happy to set up custom team stores for coaches and AD’s we serve. In some cases, a team store is set up in situations where the budget does not allow the school to provide the uniforms or equipment. Other situations where we might set up a custom team store include:
- Parents want the opportunity to show support for the school by purchasing school logo wear
- The parents want their child to have an additional tennis uniform
- Or the school wants to use the team store as a fundraising tool
In order to set up a custom team store, the coach will select a group of items in each category (uniform top, bottom, bag, etc.) that his players are allowed to choose from. Once the coach has selected the items they want their team to be able to choose from, we create a custom link. The link is then live for a set window of time to allow for completion of the process. The player and/or parents sit down and pick the items they like from the available options. The parents then pay for the uniforms at checkout.
Can We Do Fund A Raiser Through Team Stores?
Yes, we can help with fundraising through the custom team stores. In the setup process above, we will add a specific amount to each item and then the total fundraising amount collected over the uniform totals will be credited back to the school.
What Type Of Net Do I Need For My Location?
We get questions about the durability of nets in cold weather and snowy situations from Athletic Directors and coaches in the Northern United States. Tennis Outlet proudly carries Edwards nets with vinyl or polyester headbands to accommodate courts in a wide variety of climates. Usually, nets with polyester headbands are better in very cold climates, and nets with vinyl headbands are better in warmer climates.
What Type Of Racquet Is Best For Young Players?
This question, along with questions about nets, usually comes from multi-sport coaches or ADs looking to buy equipment for their juniors teams. Because they are not specifically a tennis team coach, they look for some guidance on the best types of equipment to purchase for their school. For specific answers to these questions, please see our thorough articles on each topic.
Have another question? We’d love to hear from you. Give us a call and let us help you get the answers you need.