Blocking the sun is not the only thing you need from your sunglasses when playing tennis. You also need UV protection, a lens that eliminates glare, enhances colors; accentuates contrast, depth perception, and visual acuity; and most importantly, you need that perfect pair of sunglasses that look awesome with your tennis outfit. Makes sense, right? You are going to be outside in the tennis court with the sun shining in your eyes. Or if you are lucky, you’ll be playing on a cloudy day, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need protection from those harmful rays.

First let’s talk about the features you need and then the features you want, and as soon as you learn how these lens colors can enhance your performance, you will definitely want them in your next sunglasses. And even though some say that you can’t have it all…well, when it comes to sunglasses, you can! Technology from the best brands is on your side and we are here to help you find that perfect match for your perfect match—or even better, for your golden set.

You will find that polarized lenses are available in a variety of colors, helping you perform your best in your outdoor activities. However, you need to keep in mind that the different environments require different lens colors. The right lens tint allows you to pick up yellow tennis balls quickly even during bright matches.

Yellow Lens Colors for Tennis

Provides the maximum light transmission of any polarized lens. Yellow lenses improve contrast in low-light conditions and filter out some blue light. These color lenses are advised when playing indoors, at night, or on hazy days.

Brown Lens Colors for Tennis

Provides the best protection and performance in outdoor lighting conditions. Enhances color, especially the bright hue of a tennis ball. This lens protects your eyes from hazardous light and fatigue, reduces glare, and helps you see your surroundings in vivid color and contrast. Has the added bonus in working of most types of light conditions.

Grey Lens Colors for Tennis

Conducts colors evenly and allows for true color recognition while reducing brightness. These color lenses are best to use on partly sunny to very sunny days.

Our Favorite Sunglasses for Tennis

Learn more about what to look for in a pair of tennis sunglasses by checking out our tennis sunglasses buyer’s guide. Want the full list of the best tennis sunglasses of 2019? Check out our top picks!

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL tennis sunglasses

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL in Polished White with PRIZM Low Light Lenses

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If you know you are going to be playing in low light conditions, you definitely want to take your Oakley Flak 2.0 XL with you. These PRIZM Low Light lenses make it your best option to boost contrast and allow you to perform at your best! In addition to all those amazing lens qualities, the Unobtainium earsocks, nosepads, and Oakley’s Three-Point-Fit system will help keep your glasses securely in place at all times, even if those passing shots are making you break a sweat.

Tifosi Vero

Tifosi Vero tennis sunglasses

Tifosi Vero in Iron with Brown Fototec Lenses

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Get the Tifosi Vero in brown so you can experience the vivid colors without the annoying glare in your eyes while scoring a golden set. Boom! On top of that, the sleek and compact frame with rubber nose pads and adjustable temples won’t move a millimeter when you serve and volley.


Nike Rabid 2

Nike Rabid Cargo Crystal Navy with Grey Silver Flash Lens

Nike Rabid 2 in Cargo Crystal Navy with Grey Silver Flash Lenses

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The weather report says it’s going to be sunny, but you’re already heading to the tennis court. Last time it was so bright you couldn’t see the ball when you tossed it and much less when it was coming back to you. Worst game ever, but this time it’s going to be different—you found this wonderful pair of Nike Rabid 2 sunglasses with grey lenses to reduce the brightness so you can keep your eyes on the ball. It will also provide you with the largest field of vision possible. The narrower lens gives you more ventilation while still protecting your eyes; plus they are ultra-light and ultra-durable.

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