Playing Pink During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Athletes across America are playing pink this month and all for a good cause. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it’s a great time to show support by adding a touch of pink to the court.  It doesn’t have to be anything fancy or dramatic and Tennis Express has a wide selection to choose from. Likewise, if you’re looking for a new pair of pink tennis shoes, pink apparel, or even pink overgrips, we’ve got the best pink gear, in stock and ready to ship.

In addition to playing pink, tennis clubs and facilities are organizing fundraisers to raise awareness about early detection. Willow Fork Country Club in Houston, TX hosted a Pretty in Pink tennis and golf tournament where the proceeds went to a local non-profit that provides screening and treatment plans to underprivileged women.

Pros who are Playing Pink

Unfortunately, tennis players are not exempt from this deadly disease. Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women in the U.S. and 2.3 million people worldwide. Annual screenings are recommended for those age 40 and up, and the most common risk factor is genetics.

Tennis legend, Martina Navratilova, was treated for breast cancer in 2010. After a three month treatment plan, she was dubbed cancer-free. However, earlier this year she was diagnosed with a recurrence and throat cancer.  Applying her tenacious spirit, she fought and was declared cancer free in June 2023. 
Martina Navratilova says she's doing 'OK' after being diagnosed with cancer | RochesterFirst
Former American tennis superstar Chrissy Evert was diagnosed with Stage 1 ovarian cancer in 2022. The 68-year-old has won 18 major singles titles during her career, including a record seven French Open titles. After chemotherapy and a hysterectomy, she earned a new title, survivor. Because she inherited the BRCA1 gene, a variant that increases the odds of being diagnosed with breast cancer by 72%, she also had a mastectomy. Chrissy has been cancer-free since Jan. 2023. playing pink
Mary Joe Fernandez is also a breast cancer survivor. Having won multiple Grand Slam doubles titles along with two Olympic Gold medals, her battle began after a routine mammogram discovered a lump in 2017. She successfully completed treatment in New York and now calls matches from the sidelines for ESPN Network.

Mary Joe Fernandez Playing Pink

Playing Pink from Head to Toe

Below are a few items from the newest collections by Nike, Adidas, Lucky In Love, Fila, New Balance, and Asics. Check out the new adidas Women`s Saturday 2.0 Cap. It’s made from material that supports sustainable cotton farming and is adjustable. Notice the adidas logo embroidered front and center? Again, it will help you play pink while feeling good about the environment.

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Next is this Lucky in Love women’s Tennis Tank V-neck. Besides the flexible knit fabric, it has breathable side panels for a slimming appearance. Best of all this tank is just one of many pieces from the new Lucky in Love Prep it Up collection.

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Another showstopper comes from Fila.  With a classic look, this pleated skort offers some fabulous modern amenities like moisture-wicking properties, stretch fabric, and anti-odor technology.

Equally important is the adidas Men’s Revers AeroReady FreeLift Tennis Top. First off, it was designed to keep players dry and comfortable. Secondly, it’s has a tailored fit with innovative FreeLift construction to ensure a full range of motion.  Also, it’s equipped with AeroReady technology and can be worn on the court or casually as well.

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Stomp out Breast Cancer

When it comes to footwear Nike knows how to just do it! The NikeCourt Men’s Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour Tennis Shoes were a tribute to the pink-fruity, signature cocktail of fall in NYC called the Honey Deuce. Moreover, these lightweight shoes deliver the ultimate response and are worn by players at every level. Buy your pair today!

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And then we have the new Yonex Women`s FUSIONREV 5. This popular models has integrated features that make it light and soft yet bouncy and supportive. In particular it stabilizes the foot and does a phenomenal job of providing competitive tennis players with a comfortable, responsive, and high-performance matchday shoe.

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For those who really want to make a statement on the court, try the ASICS Men’s Solution Speed FF 2 Tennis Shoes. Offering outstanding support and the most modern technology found in a shoe, these are both comfortable and responsive.

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Accessories for Playing Pink

Pickleball manufacturers are joining in the crusade too. Onix designed a special Pro Team Pickleball Paddle Bag to raise awareness. It has designated compartments for your paddles and an outer pocket to store small accessories. Again a comfortable padded shoulder straps and nylon carry handle make this bag the perfect pickleball accessory.

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Finally, playing pink with a new overgrip is a great way to show support. Tourna-Grip sells a superior tacky feel grip called Tourna-Tac. It comes in various lengths and includes finishing tape. Also, other manufacturers make dampeners and overgrips with a pink accent. Plus, you can always create your own splash of pink on the court with a pink water bottle or pink towels. What’s more you can find awesome tennis gear and play pink with ease when you shop today!


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