The 15 Best Tennis Skirts to Wear On (or Off) the Court This Summer

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Regardless of your feelings about tennis as a sport, it’s kind of impossible to deny how adorable tennis skirts are. The best tennis skirts to capture this new trend are versatile for physical activity and athleisure wear, have built in shorts and offer a bit of compression. We love this preppy fashion statement for an athletic, just left the country club aesthetic and the fact that they're actually functional makes them even better. Whether you're headed to the court or brunch, these skirts have built-in spandex shorts that offer snug compression with pockets for a ball or cell phone. They're incredibly easy to style (when in doubt, a basic crop top will do) for day time occasions. This comfy-cute option is one of our favorite trends, so we're taking full advantage and buying tons of skirts to wear for any look.

Here, we found the 15 best (and cutest) tennis skirts so you can channel your inner Serena Williams (even if you have no plans to hit the court anytime soon).

The Best Tennis Skirts At A Glance:

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Alo Yoga

1. Alo Aces Tennis Skirt

Best Layered

The layered, pleated details make this a cute, feminine option if that’s the look you’re going for. Plus, it’s available in seven colors, so the outfit possibilities are almost endless.

Size range: XXS to L

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Outdoor Voices

2. Outdoor Voices Sport Skort

Best Vintage Style

Inspired by vintage tennis skirts, this Outdoor Voices number has pockets in the built-in shorts, and the waistband stays snug on your hips. We’d style this baby with a simple slim-fit tee and white sneakers (high socks optional).

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3. Halara Cloudful Air Comfy Tennis Skirt

Best Crisscross Waistband

The crossover waistband has been popular since 2020, and we’re stoked it’s now available in skirt form. This flouncy option comes in ten colors and features ultra-supportive shorts underneath.

Size range: XS to 3X

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4. Nikecourt Dri-fit Tennis Skirt

Best Dri-Fit

Gorgeous pale-yellow shade aside, Nike’s Dry-FIT material is great for hard workouts, especially in the hot outdoors this summer.

Size range: XS to XL

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5. Lululemon Court Rival High-rise Skirt

Most Breathable

The perforated material of this skirt will keep you from getting super sweaty. The shorts have pockets big enough to hold an extra tennis ball (or a slim wallet), and the super bright purple-y color is a refreshing alternative to classic white.

Size range: 0 to 20

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6. Mwl Flex Fitness Skirt

Best Sweat-Wicking

This sweat-wicking mini has a phone and ball pocket and is comfortable for running errands or playing tennis. For the aforementioned errands, dress this flirty style up with a cute crop top and sneakers.

Size range: XXS to XXL

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7. Halara Everyday Lace Up Mini Skirt

Best Side Tie Skirt

The side tie on this skirt makes us think of a cute bikini cover up, and we’re obsessed. The material has four-way stretch, the shorts feature medium compression and it comes in ten colors.

Size range: XS to 3X

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Tory Burch

8. Tory Burch Tech Piqué Tennis Skirt

Best for Athleisure

This ‘70s-inspired skirt caught our eye because of the traditional cut and cute side stripes. Pair this one with a cute bikini top for a beach day or a tank top for a fun tennis match with your friends.

Size range: XS to XL

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9. J.crew Cloudstretch Sports Skirt

Best for Extra Coverage

The stretchy material of this skirt is great for a hard workout and the shorts are very short, which is perfect if you don’t like them peeking out the bottom. The best part? The back of the skirt is a tiny bit longer for extra coverage.

Size range: XS to XXL

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Outdoor Voices

10. Outdoor Voices Court Skort

Best Compression

This skirt has extra compression in the shorts if you’re looking for something a little snugger. The cross front makes this look more like a regular skirt than activewear, and the five color options are just gorgeous.

Size range: XS to XL

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Girlfriend Collective

11. Girlfriend Collective Sport Skort

Best for Long Torsos

If you don’t want a flowy skirt that threatens to expose the shorts underneath in the wind, this style is fitted to your body to hug your curves. The high-waist and shorter cut are great if you have a longer torso and you don’t like a low-rise fit.

Size range: XXS to 6XL

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Alo Yoga

12. Alo Grand Slam Tennis Skirt

Best Wide Waistband

These little pleats are to die for, and so is this fiery red hue. The wide waistband provides extra tummy compression and the hem comes down slightly longer in the back to keep you covered.

Size range: XXS to L

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13. Aerie Offline Pleated Tennis Skirt

Best Wide Pleats

These wider pleats are great for a good twirl (while celebrating an ace, perhaps). The waistband has great compression, and we’re loving this bright blue shade for summer.

Size range: XXS to XL

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14. Baleaf Pleated Tennis Skirt

Best Amazon Option

The tennis ball and phone pockets aren’t the only compartments on this skirt; there’s also a hidden slit in the waistband to hold keys or a card. The shorts are a bit shorter, so you can ‘t see them while you’re on the court, and it comes in ten colors.

Size range: XS to 3X

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15. Athleta Ace Tennis Skort

Best for Short Legs

If you have shorter legs, this mini is perfect. It has 3.5-inch inseam (4 inches in plus sizes). Aside from the ball and phone pocket, it has a hidden zipper pocket on the back to secure smaller items like a house key or credit card.

Size range: XS to 3X

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