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Dress for Success in Pickleball Apparel

It’s been said that wearing the right pickleball clothes while playing pickleball can make a huge difference in your game. It’s not about looking the part as much as it is about having clothing that enables you to move easier and keeps you comfortable—cool in the warm weather and warm in the cool weather.

Pickleball has become very popular in recent years, and is currently the most rapidly growing sport in the United States. More people are playing this simple and fun game for fitness as well as social reasons, and to revive their competitive spirit. Pickleball is a mixture of tennis, Ping-Pong, and badminton, but it has some differences, which we will get into in another blog post.

Let’s take a look at the different types of apparel you might see during pickleball games and tournaments.

The different types of pickleball clothing

Pickleball apparel is like any other sport when it comes to traditional attire. In all honesty, most everyday players wear whatever they want, from T-shirts and gym shorts to polo shirts and dress shorts. A lot of manufacturers sell logo attire tops made with performance fabric that wicks moisture away from your skin, keeping you cooler when it’s hot. HUDEF has a selection of pickleball-dedicated tops ranging from T-shirts to vests in a variety of colors.

Shoes are typically the same as the court shoes worn for tennis or even basketball. Shorts are exchanged for sweatpants, while shirts are covered with a sweater or sports top if you wish to stay warm in the winter.

Visors and hats are worn year-round to keep the sun out and to protect your face from overexposure to the sun. Hats are a great go-to item, but visors are emerging as a popular choice when it comes to headwear. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s comfortable and allows you to move freely and with precision about the court.

The clothes do make the player

The best pickleball clothes are often a matter of personal preference. If you’re playing in tournaments and you’re part of a team, you’re likely to have a uniform. Casual players are pretty much “come as you are.”


It all comes down to your comfort level, which is important when it comes to your level of play. Again, the whole objective of playing pickleball is to have fun and look good while doing so. Play with comfort in mind, and you’ll have a great time.

Be sure to check out HUDEF’s gear to look the part come game day by going to HUDEFsport.com.