Today marks the start of Wimbledon, the oldest and most stylish tennis tournament in the world. Victorian standards dictate all-white uniforms for the players, and now, there's a racket to match.
Prince has launched the limited-edition Whiteout Collection, a nod to the tournament's famously strict dress code, designed exclusively for Lucas Pouille. It's a redesign of the Textreme Tour 100P, a lightweight and low-flex racket-a highly playable option for any skill level.
As for the all-white-that's a rule that comes courtesy of the All-England Club, which hosts the tournament. The idea was that seeing sweat stains (more visible through colored clothing) was considered vulgar, and the notion of "tennis whites" became a thing. Though players have tried to challenge it over the years, such as Roger Federer's orange soles, the policy has only gotten stricter. (And no, cream is not white.)
While the rule hasn't extended to rackets, just in case they ever do (and you happen to qualify for the tournament) the Whiteout Collection will ensure you don't have to watch Wimbledon from home.
Prince Textreme Tour 100P Limited Edition, $189, tennis-warehouse.com
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