What to Wear to Play Pickleball: Outfits for Women

Pickleball is sweeping the nation with its addictive gameplay and all-age appeal. The love child of tennis, badminton and ping pong, pickleball has seen an astonishing rise in popularity, with more than 48.3 million adults in the United States having played in the last year. It's not just a game; it's a pickleball revolution!

While it can be intimidating to try a new sport, this fun-loving community is welcoming to newcomers. If you’re asking ”what should I wear to play pickleball,” the answer is KINONA with our new exclusive pickleball capsule collection.

Pickleball clothes for women have a lot in common with women’s golf clothes and we've put our expertise to work creating pieces that offer unrivaled functionality, style, and versatility.

So, what pieces do you need to build a competitive pickleball wardrobe?

First off, racerback tanks are a must on the pickleball court and we’ve included two in our new collection. Choose from the sporty neckline of the Racer Back VNeck Tank or the modest yet flirty neckline of our Keyhole Tank. Both tops allow your shoulders full range of motion because no pickler should feel restricted in their game. They also feature hidden shelf bras for additional support, a must during the heavy lateral movements of pickleball..

Pair those fancy new tops with the epitome of sporty chic: the skort. Skorts are skirts with built-in shorts, and they are a game-changer. Combining the best of both worlds, with a skort, you don’t have to compromise modesty for fashion. You can bend, lunge, or spin to high-five your partner without revealing too much to your audience. From the flowy, flouncy silhouette of our Tiered Skort to the sassy scallop trim along the base of our Skater Skort, we’ve included all the details to spice up your competitive edge.

Every KINONA skort comes with attached mesh shorties so you’re guaranteed to maintain your dignity during quick sprints across the court. You can also turn your favorite flippy skirt into a perfect pickleball skort by adding a pair of our mesh shorties underneath. Throw on a pair of these and there will be no wardrobe malfunctions here!

Your favorite golf dresses can be ideal for pickleball, too! Blending sophistication and sportiness, they’re easy to slip on and made to handle all the action. With built-in mesh shorties, they are versatile enough for all your sporting endeavors. Plus they come in fun and vibrant color combinations to make sure you stand out “in the kitchen.”

Finally, every good sports closet needs cute outerwear for layering up on chilly days at the outdoor courts. Choose cozy, slimming pieces that easily fold up in case your game moves inside or warmer temps make an appearance. Don’t forget your legs! Throw leggings or joggers on under your skorts to give them all-weather performance.

Don’t forget these considerations when choosing your new pickleball uniform. (KINONA’s got you covered with each!)

Sun Protection: Sun protection is a non-negotiable, and while more and more pickleball courts are moving indoors, lots of players are still serving it up outside. Shield yourself from the sun’s harmful UV rays with UPF 50+ materials. These types of fabrics not only protect your skin but also keep you cool and comfortable during intense rallies. Every piece of KINONA features these fabrics so you know we’ll always have your back - and your legs and arms too! And don’t forget a cute hat to protect your head and face!

Moisture-Wicking Materials: Wherever you play, you’re guaranteed to work up a sweat, and wearing the wrong clothes when the heat is on can be almost as painful as getting pickled in a match. Opt for garments that wick away sweat, leaving you feeling fresh and ready to dominate on the court. With the right fabrics, you can say goodbye to uncomfortable, sweat-soaked clothes and hello to optimal performance.

Stretch Fabrics: When you're lunging, reaching, and hustling on the pickleball court, you need fabrics that move with you. Look for clothing crafted with 4-way stretch that provide the freedom of movement necessary for agile volleys and sizzling serves.

This season, jump into the pickleball game in style with KINONA. Every piece in our first pickleball collection can be perfectly paired with your favorites from our golf line so you mix and match to your heart’s content. OPA!

Build Your Performance-Ready Pickleball Wardrobe with KINONA