Halloween is tomorrow and for tennis players seeking last minute costumes or party plans, we’ve got some otherworldly ideas for you. Across the country, tennis fans are already celebrating this hair-raising holiday on the tennis corpse (I slay myself) at their local tennis club or facility. The Phipps Ocean Park Tennis Center in Palm Beach, FL, hosted a Halloween mixer this morning for players to show off their frightening forehands and bloodcurdling backhands in costume, while the Lochmere neighborhood in Cary, NC, will have a women’s round-robin tournament and lunch to follow with prizes for best costume. Let MyTennisLessons give you some spine-chilling suggestions to kick off your Halloweekend!
Using fake blood and a racket with broken strings you can be a professional tennis player in the afterlife. Step up your game by cutting some tennis balls in half and supergluing them to your body. By adding fake blood on and around the tennis balls you can make it look as though you’ve suffered some wicked wounds from a few devilish down-the-line winners.
Couples costumes are always popular, so why not emulate some of professional tennis’ most famous sweethearts? Throw back to the 70s when Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors were a match made in heaven by wearing vintage gear, or deck yourself out in Nike and channel Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov. And don’t forget the dynamic duo of Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf that just may be a winner in any Halloween costume contest.
Don’t forget to dress your junior player in tennis attire this Halloween! Keep it silly with fake mustaches, wigs and athletic goggles. No one will be able to resist slipping an extra piece of candy to these little champs!
What tennis player wouldn’t be serving Sugarpova sweets this Halloween? Maria’s brand even has some spooky ideas on Pinterest to take your desert game to the next level. We especially like the idea of adding her gummy worms to yummy chocolate “dirt” or making petrifying punch with these creepy crawlers.
If you’re having a party at your local tennis court, stick to your theme with some fun Halloween games. My personal favorite is “Graveyard” in which players are split into two teams on opposite sides of the court. Players form a single file line and the tennis instructor feeds the ball to one player on the baseline. After hitting, that player returns to the back of the line. The point is played out with each person hitting just one ball and moving to the back of their respective line until someone misses. If you miss you must sit or kneel at the service line and attempt to poach a ball in order to come back to life and rejoin your team. If you attempt to volley and miss, your teammate who was supposed to hit the ball must also go to the “graveyard.” When all of a team’s players are dead, the opposing team wins!
Have a spook-tacular Halloween from MyTennisLessons!