If you play in tennis events, you no doubt have received a lifetime supply of logo’d tennis shirts. What do you like and what do you do with them?
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
In my opinion, the best shirts to receive are the long sleeved Dri-Fit shirts. While I like brightly colored short sleeved Dri-Fits, I already have more than I can use of them; so I am expanding my wardrobe!
The white, long sleeves are good for wearing for sunny and hot days to protect your arms from the sun, while the white color reflects the rays. And the reverse is true on very cool days… where the dark colors absorb the suns rays to keep you warmer.
Two things that I personally have little use for are the cotton shirts (that get much too heavy during a long, hot match) and any shirt that is plastered with sponsor’s names/logos all over the back.
I do not believe that I have ever played an event (other than Newk’s Fantasy Camp) where they have given out shirts with collars on them. Now, that would be a classy gift.
Excess Shirt Disposal
As my supply exceeds storage space, I keep the best ones in Florida and take the “second string” up to New Hampshire in the summer. And when the New Hampshire supply exceeds storage space, the next stop is the local Goodwill thrift shop.
One local friend gives his excess shirts to the crew that takes care of his lawn. And another tennis tournament friend from Colorado, Glen Gibson’s wife is totally innovative and made a bedspread out of his excess shirts! (see picture)
What do you like/dislike and do with your shirts?
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