Do you tend to play occasionally, regularly or intensively? Do you have a specific court surface that you tend to play on? Do you need comfort, cushioning or both? How to make a good selection when choosing tennis shoes - here are the answers to all of your questions!
Your choice of tennis shoes will be made on several criteria: your playing level, the different types of court surfaces but also the technical features of the products.
1. Playing Level
Artengo offers three types of shoes depending on your playing level.
For Regular Useif your playing frequency isaverage, you should look for better cushioning in order to protect your joints. For enhanced cushioning, go for the 800 Series!
For Intensive UseDesigned for highly intense sessions, go for the 900 Series if you are looking for optimal comfort coupled with good durability.
If you make it out to play on a less regular basis, go for comfortable shoes such as the 700 Series ones.
2. The Different Types of Court Surfaces
Your choice of shoes will also be made on the type of court surface on which you play. The difference will lie primarily in the sole
- Choose a pair with good grip (chevron design on the sole) if you play on clay.
- For For hard courts go for high durability.
- Finally, if you are only just taking up tennis, don't hesitate to head for the "all-surface" shoes, which will allow you to discover tennis in complete confidence.
Comfort is an undeniable asset for tennis players. The level of comfort will depend on the shape of what is referred to as the "upper" of the shoe. The insole and the cushioning at the sole also play an important role when it comes to the comfort of the shoe. Comfort is one of the most researched factors at the Decathlon Research and Development Centre.
Cushioning is essential for all tennis players, regardless of their level. Tennis is a sport in which heavy contact with the court surface can quickly begin to cause joint pain. So it goes without saying that you should try to choose a pair of shoes that are well cushioned, with a view to preventing potential injuries.