What to Wear & Bring to Pickleball

I started playing pickleball this spring and have quickly fallen in love with it!

I’m a total beginner, but honestly that’s part of the fun! There really is something about finding joy in starting a new sport or activity. It gives me something to work towards and learn! And, it’s a great way to connect with friends, doing something active and meeting new people. Click here to shop the products in the collage below…what to wear to pickleball

In addition to Pickleball being FUN, the outfit options are adorable! 

Priorities, right?! I enjoy picking out my outfit almost as much as I do playing. Any breathable, quick dry activewear and comfortable sneakers will do, but I tend to style my outfits according to the weather! And anything you wear for pickleball can also be worn for other sports/workouts and casual athleisure…

When I started playing back in March it was chilly so I wore leggings, a tank, and a light long sleeve layer or jacket/pullover (until I warmed up). As the weather warms up I’m loving the comfort and style of active dresses and skirts with built in shorts underneath! And don’t forget a sports bra, hat or visor, and sunnies. Other things to consider are: activewear with sun protection built into the fabric and applying sunscreen before you play to protect your skin!

Favorite pieces to wear for pickleball…

Active Tennis/Golf Dresses-

So comfortable and breezy, especially if they have shorts built in! I have a few from Outdoor Voices that I love and also a one shoulder style from Amazon (with a built in shelf bra and comes with detached bike shorts)that’s  perfect for pickleball. I just got this style from Abercrombie that I’m excited about. I wear these versatile dresses casually in the summer with sandals or sneakers, too. 


Tank/Polo/Short Sleeve Top-

Breathable fabric is key! To keep it simple I like tanks with a built in sports bra and removable cups. But loose or fitted tanks/tops and polos are also great with a fave sports bra layered underneath. 


Skorts/Skirts –

I tend to choose skirts and skirts over shorts, but that’s just personal preference! There are SO many cute styles at all price points to choose from and they also look great styled casually off the court. 


Light Long Sleeve Layers –

Perfect for cooler climates and to/from or inside chilly air conditioned restaurants and clubhouses! I’m a big fan of lululemon swiftly long sleeve tops. They’re super lightweight and come in a nice waist “race length” that looks great with skirts and also a longer length. 


Paddles and Bags-

I bought a basic beginner set to start but now that I know I love it I’m eyeing the more fashion forward paddles and bags!


Hats, Visors, & Accessories 

So many fun accessories to add to your outfit and makes great gifts for the pickleball lover…


My favorite places to shop for Pickleball Attire & Equipment:

Will update this list as I discover more…

  • lululemon– Love their tanks, sports bras, high rise skirts/shorts, and visors.
  • Outdoor Voices– I think they make some of the best active dresses! I have several I’ve owned for years and the quality and fit is great! Also love their skirts and tops/tees. Save 20% 0n your first order!
  • Abercrombie– Their YPB Active line is great, and I also love the different styles of their Traveler Dresses for pickleball and casual wear (and they all come in short and tall lengths, too)
  • Target- Love the skirts and tanks from All in Motion and Joylab, great value and style under $30
  • Amazon- So many finds here it can be overwhelming, but I love the active dresses, skirts and built in bra tanks. The great thing about Amazon is that once you find a style you like, it’s usually available in a ton of color options! I’ve ordered multiple colors of this one shoulder dress, high neck tank, and pleated skirt
  • Addison Bay– Adorable preppy finds! I’m eyeing the chic Rally dresse…
  • Renwick Sport- Classic activewear with a feminine twist! The adorablePickle sweater is on my wish list…
  • Athleta- I haven’t tried any of their newer styles but I can always count on quality, stylish basics here. Planning to order some skirts and tanks to try this season. 
  • Single Double Pickleball- Love the color ways and cute patterns, the paddle and balls in by collage above are from this brand! Use ANDREA10 to save 10% on your order! 
  • Tangerine Pickleball – Great variety of chic prints and solids and discount when you build a set with a bag, balls, and paddle!
  • Recess Pickleball- fun designs and collabs with brands such as J Crew and more…

Amazon pickleball active dress

More reasons to love pickleball…

It’s beginner friendly and a fun way to meet new people at the club or park. (We go to Canyon Creek CC, where they’ve recently added 10 new courts!) I enjoy booking a court to play with the fam or joining in the beginners clinics to practice and get tips from the pros! 

Be sure to share your pickleball/tennis faves with me too…

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

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