Summer of Tennis: The Wimbledon Edition

Summer of Tennis: The Wimbledon Edition

Tennis has always been more than just a sport, and nowhere showcases this better on a global stage, than at Wimbledon. The oldest tournament of all the four Grand Slams, and to many the most prestigious too, marrying tradition and sportsmanship with elegance and style. Played every year on the grass courts of the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, the tournament has been a long-standing favorite of the British Royal family.


Not only do the traditions of Wimbledon span the longest, but when it comes to dress-code, it is also arguably the most strict. The all-white dress code dates back to the 1800s when tennis was played in full-length trousers (for men), long shirts and ankle length skirts (for women). This was a time in England where perspiration was deemed improper and white was chosen as a colour that best concealed sweat stains. Nowadays the dress code has been modified from a technical point of view, but is still very much in place colour wise. However, there have been some inclusions made, namely to allow subtle colour accents on a players kit provided the colour scheme is not easily identifiable as a commercial brand logo. In 2022, women were also allowed to start wearing dark coloured undershorts in addition to the rest of their all-white kit.


Players aside, dark green and purple are the traditional Wimbledon colours. Green clothing was worn by the chair umpire, linesmen, ball boys and ball girls until the 2005 championships. As of 2006, all officials, ball boys and ball girls have been dressed in navy blue and cream.

Just in time for Wimbledon 2024, Uomo Sport has created a special grass-court curation. Inspired by the love of the game, our collection of classic sporting apparel pays homage to a bygone era of tennis, yet elevating it for the modern athlete using a premium blend of luxurious Italian technical performance fabrics and technologies. 

Discover our 2024 grass-court collection and shop the looks now. The summer of tennis never looked so good...

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