10 Stylish Skorts and Tennis Skirts

Words by Talia Hopkinson.

Tennis skirts burst onto the fashion scene in the 70s and experienced their resurgence in 2017. Since then, they have only increased in popularity. No longer just a staple on the court, now, tennis skirts and their sister, the tennis skort, are essential in every summer wardrobe.

Here at The Sports Edit, we understand the hype. The comfortability that tennis skirts and skorts provide with the breathable material of a classic tennis skirt is a match made in heaven.

From sustainable skorts, running skorts and plus-size tennis skirts, we have gathered them all.

Here is our take on the best sports skorts and tennis skirts that you should add to your athleisure wear this year.

Tennis Skirts

What are Skorts and Tennis Skirts?

The difference between tennis skirts and skorts is simple.

A skort is a skirt with shorts underneath. Skorts were originally designed for women to wear whilst playing sports for optimal mobility during warmer weather but later became a rising fashion trend outside of sport. The skorts also provide an extra level of modesty, where athletes could feel free to move around the court without a moment of self-consciousness.

The main identifier is that skorts usually come with pockets that were designed for tennis balls but are now used for items such as keys and mobile phones. Whereas tennis skirts adapt a more traditional type of skirt and do not always come with shorts underneath.

What are the Benefits of Wearing Skirts and Tennis Skorts?

Despite the “it girl” energy that you attain from wearing a tennis skirt, the reason why you would choose a tennis skirt over wearing other sportswear is that they are ideal for warmer weather.

  • Athletic skirts allow for mobility, and functional performance and have a stylish nature to their technical design.
  • Fitness skorts have additional built-in shorts that allow you to move around freely.

Tennis Skirts

Can Skorts and Tennis Skirts be Worn Outside of Sports Activities?

Skorts and skirks are really having their moment in the sun. These days, you may find that you see more cute tennis skirts off the court than you do on.

Tennis skirts have risen in popularity over the last couple of years as a fashionable option that trends each summer and they are not going anywhere. The skirts provide a level of comfort and modesty that is appreciated in any summer activity whilst also providing an effortless look.

As they're athletic design often incorporates functional features such as pockets, skorts and tennis skirts transition seamlessly from the court to the club.

Best Skorts and Tennis Skirts

Alo Yoga Aces Tennis Skort

You will ooze the clean girl aesthetic with the Alo Yoga Aces Tennis Skort.

The crisp white colour and lightweight material complete with fitted inner shorts and a hidden pocket optimises mobility and performance. Plus, the wrap style is unbelievably flattering. Simply, pair the skort with a cute polo top and you have an effortlessly chic look. This skort is available in black and white.

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alo yoga

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Nike Dri-Fit Advantage Short Tennis Skort

Nike pulls out all the stops when it comes to high performance skirts.

The Dri-Fit Advantage Short Tennis Skort is equipped with inbuilt shorts made from Dri-FIT technology which works to keep you cool and comfortable during any activity.

The pleated style also provides a classy vibe. When combined with your favourite pair of tennis shoes and white tennis socks, this will become your go-to summer outfit.

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nike tennis

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Girlfriend Collective Float Ultralight Skort

Sustainable activewear is a good decision for both you and the planet.

The Girlfriend Collective FLOAT Ultralight Skort couldn’t have better-suited name. The FLOAT fabrication is made from 90% recycled plastic bottles, and yet still feels remarkably lightweight and breathable. This skort, with built-in compression shorts, is incredibly complimentary. It’s no wonder that these high-waisted tennis skirts are a continuous bestseller.

Girlfriend Collective Skort

Girlfriend Collective has created sustainable skorts that go the extra mile.

With built-in compression shorts and a handy pocket, the Girlfriend Collective Skort is exceptionally comfortable. Plus, with sweat-wicking material and high waist design, you can stay up past the summer sunset and way into the early hours of the morning feeling your best self.

This skort comes in best-selling black, midnight, ivory, and moss. They even have side slit details for an added edge.

Vuori Halo Performance Skort

Get ready to serve up some serious style with the Vuori Halo Performance Skort. Designed for tennis players who want to look and perform their best, this skirt features a lightweight, flexible design and built-in shorts for maximum comfort and coverage on the court.

With its high-rise fit, pleats, and tennis ball pocket, the Halo Performance Skirt is the perfect combination of fashion and function. Whether you're playing singles or doubles, or simply looking to up your style game, the Halo Performance Skirt ticks all the boxes.


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Alo Yoga Varsity Tennis Skort

Our prediction: pleated tennis skirts will always be in. The Alo Yoga Varsity Tennis Skirt is designed to be lightweight and improve optimum mobility.

Equipped with a concealed pocket and a stylish plain black design, this skort is the epitome of elegance and style. You can even wear this skirt outside of the court for a preppy look. It's available in black and white.

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alo yoga

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NikeCourt Dri-FIT Victory Flouncy Skort

In a playful diffused blue, the NikeCourt Dri-Fit Victory Flouncy Skirt should be a staple in your activewear closet.

The shorts underneath provide comfort and stretch with every move. Plus, with the Dri-FIT technology you can explore and play on the warmest days whilst remaining cool. This skirt is also available in white.

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nike tennis

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NikeCourt Dri-FIT Advantage Pleated Tennis Skort

With a combination of a flattering fit and lightweight design, the NikeCourt Dri-FIT Advantage Pleated Tennis Skirt has every detail needed to elevate your performance out on the court.

The built-in shorts and Dri-FIT technology provide a lightweight feel. Combined with the high waisted band, this skirt will leave you feeling like the next “it girl”.

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nike tennis

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FP Movement The Way Home Skort

This skort is slightly different in design than traditional tennis skirts but still exceeds expectations. Fans of the popular FP Movement The Way Home Short rejoice, it now comes in skort form.

The Way Home Skort is a flirty yet functional design that has a high smocked waistband for a cinched-in look. The skirt overlay provides a fun, unique detail and the high rise waistband is flattering in all areas.

Beyond Yoga Spacedye Hot Shot Circle Skort

Beyond Yoga’s Spacedye Hot Shot Circle Skort is ideal for all forms of movement.

With sweat-wicking fabric and UV protection, you can spend the day in the sun feeling both comfortable and protected. There really isn’t more that you could ask for in an performance piece or an athleisure skirt.

This Beyond Yoga skirt is flattering with a four-way stretch fabric. Plus it is available in a nocturnal navy colour which is a contemporary twist on the brand's classic black tennis skirt.

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beyond yoga

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The Takeaway

Summer is finally here! We have created the ultimate list of the best skorts and tennis skirts that you need to add to your wardrobe. Combine any of these fitness skirts with a simple crop top and embody the “that girl” that you are! Looking to elevate your look even more, try our tennis dresses for a timeless aesthetic.