I was browsing through the Tennis Warehouse website and I came across fresh designs by New Balance. The brand has launched the Spring 2021 collection, dominated by the color orange, officially called citrus punch.
In previous years, athletes sponsored by New Balance wore the spring collection at the Australian Open and at tournaments preceding it, so we can expect to see these new designs in action very soon.
Last year’s New Balance spring collection was highlighted by a bright yellow shade to reflect the energy of the Australian tennis summer. In 2021 they will continue the trend of lively colors, opting for coral tones spiced up with stripes and a metallic print.
New Balance always creates youthful and sporty designs that offer a figure-flattering fit. This time, both the lightweight dress and the tank feature elastic criss-cross straps. The perforated skirt has a knit elastic waistband and built-in compression shorts with mesh ball pockets. The skirt’s print includes small squares and tennis balls.
Recycled materials have become increasingly popular in tennis apparel. New Balance’s contribution to sustainability is seen in their Green Leaf standard. For example, the New Balance Spring Print Tournament Dress is made of 50% or more environmentally preferred materials such as recycled or organic content.
If nothing has changed during the off-season, players sponsored by New Balance include Coco Gauff (who tends to have custom apparel, not available for purchase), Heather Watson, Danielle Collins, Sorana Cirsea, Monica Puig, and Misaki Doi.