On Monday, tennis’ finest assembled in Flushing, New York, for the long-awaited 2020 U.S. Open. And while we’re all rooting for Serena and Venus Williams to dominate the nine-day sporting event as they’ve done in the past, it’s not just the tennis action that’s getting us pumped up for the games. Instead, from now until September 8, we’re focusing our attention on the influx of tennis style inspiration that coincides with the arrival of the Open — more specifically, the tennis skirts.

Over the last year, tennis fashion has seen an uptick in popularity, with retro styles from Sergio Tacchini, Tory Sport, and Lacoste making waves both on and off the court. Even Venus Williams joined in on the action with her brand EleVen’s tennis wear line. Photoshoots now frequently take place on the sport’s signature green surfaces, with Chloe x Halle recently taking to their backyard court to shoot their Fendi Peekaboo bag campaign and Instagram influencers flocking to nearby public courts to garner an aesthetically pleasing shot. In fact, the rise of tennis fashion is so significant that back in June, Lyst reported a 33% increase in demand for pleated tennis skirts in just one month. Now, the real tennis style inspiration is here. 

Click ahead to shop this season’s most stylish tennis skirts, from traditional tennis whites to bold, Williams-approved alternatives, all in honor of this week’s opening ceremony.

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Retro Tennis Skirts

If you’re looking to take a throwback approach to tennis fashion this season, these are the styles for you. Just throw on some tube socks, a varsity sweater, and a pair of chunky, white sneakers, and you’ll be all (game) set (match).

Tory Sport Tech Twill Pleated Tennis Skirt, $, available at Nordstrom

Lady Hagen Extended Sizes Ribbed Golf Skort, $, available at Dick’s Sporting Goods

Sergio Tacchini Pliage Skort, $, available at Sergio Tacchini

Modern Tennis Skirts

From mesh fabrics to fresh silhouettes, tennis skirts don’t all look the same anymore — and these modern styles by Outdoor Voices and L’Etoile Sport are proof.

Outdoor Voices Court Skort, $, available at Outdoor Voices

FP Movement Schooling You Shorts, $, available at Free People

L’Etoile Sport Stretch-Jersey And Pointelle-Knit Tennis Skirt, $, available at Net-A-Porter

White Pleated Tennis Skirts

For those of you who are just now introducing tennis styles to your end-of-summer wardrobes, this is the perfect place to start. Not only does a traditional, white tennis skirt look great on and off the court, it’ll also fit right in with the TikTok fashion scene.

American Apparel Gabardine Tennis Skirt, $, available at American Apparel

Eleven by Venus Williams Flutter Skirt In White, $, available at Eleven by Venus Williams

Lacoste Sport Ultra Dry Pleated Tennis Skirt, $, available at Lacoste

Colorful Tennis Skirts

If your style goal is to stray as far away from the traditional tennis look as possible, look no further than these colorful alternatives by the likes of Girlfriend, Gil Rodriguez, and Nike.

Gil Rodriguez Green Terry Tennis Skirt, $, available at SSENSE

Girlfriend Plum Skort, $, available at Girlfriend

Nike Nike Court Slam Tennis Skirt, $, available at Nike

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