Adidas and Thebe Magugu launch tennis collection

Adidas has teamed up with South African designer Thebe Magugu to create a new collection for tennis performance, which will be worn by professional players including Felix Auger Aliassime, Daria Kasatkina and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The adidas x Thebe Magugu tennis collection is designed to celebrate “culture, heritage and inclusivity” and adds to the mainline AW22 collection unveiled earlier this month.

Key looks will premiere on court during the hard court tournaments this summer, including the US Open Tennis in New York with players such as Dana Mathewson, Jessica Pegula, Garbiñe Muguruza and Dominic Thiem.

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The high-performance garments focus on unisex styles, gender-neutral garments and inclusive sizes, using UniteFit technology, a fit system that was created with a spectrum of sizes, genders and shapes for a gender-neutral fit.

Commenting on the collection, Thebe Magugu said in a statement: “I firmly believe that sport has the power to bring people together over a shared love of the game. That’s why I’m delighted to partner with Adidas, a brand that shares my belief and hope on a more inclusive future.

“This collection was designed as a celebration of culture, heritage and inclusion, and I can’t wait for some of the most inspiring athletes to wear it on the field.”

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Tennis stars including Felix Auger Aliassime, Daria Kasatkina and Stefanos Tsitsipas to wear Adidas x Thebe Magugu at US Open

Tennis player Felix Auger Aliassime added: “Tennis still has a way to go before it is fully accessible to everyone, but we all have a role to play in shaping this global community. The Adidas x Thebe Magugu Tennis collection is inclusive of sizes and celebrates the cultures and communities that make up the sport around the world, and I’m excited to play a part in that.”

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The Adidas x Thebe Magugu Tennis Collection features a range of apparel including the New Y-Dress in two colours, New 2-in-1 Tights in White, My Unitefit Sleeveless and New Y-Tank Top in a range of colors and sizes. The colors in the collection are inspired by Thebes’ South African heritage and culture and include black, semi-vibrant lilac, punchy yellow and bright orange, articulated in vibrant graphics and patterns.

The collection also features a new iteration of the Avacourt, which launched earlier this year, in a semi-pulse purple colourway.

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The pieces have also been constructed with a sustainable focus, with the Unisex Tee and Unisex Short and all men’s styles made in Made with Nature fabrication. The rest of the collection is also partially made from recycled materials, including the new Avacourt shoe.

The adidas x Thebe Magugu Tennis collection is available on adidas.com and via the Adidas app.

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Image: Adidas x Thebe Magugu
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