Men's Adidas Tennis Apparel
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Adidas is a German multinational company with an enviable reputation for manufacturing and supplying the highest quality sporting apparel. Represented by the iconic three parallel bar motif, Adidas is one of the most recognisable sporting goods brands and has a fascinating history.
The brand was founded in 1948 by Adolf Dassler when he split away from the company which he ran with his brother Rudolf following a disagreement. The name Adidas was adopted by Dassler as a contraction of his first and second names, although a common misconception is that this is an acronym for All Day I Dream About Sport.
While Adolf developed Adidas his brother went on to form Puma and the two companies developed an intense rivalry, leading to the brothers never actually reconciling before their deaths. A particularly interesting aspect of the feud came in 1960, when Puma paid Olympian Armin Hary to stop wearing Adidas and to wear Puma instead in the 100m final. Hary won Gold but then returned to wearing Adidas for the medal ceremony hoping to get paid by both companies, a move which infuriated the Adidas founder.
The rivalry between the companies inevitably cooled after the brothers’ deaths and Adidas began to concentrate on developing their brand and their reputation for top quality, stylish sportswear. Their tennis apparel range brings this quality onto the court and includes their hi-tech ClimaCool technology designed to keep you cool and dry even in the most extreme heat.
The quality, technology and fashionable nature of Adidas’ tennis apparel range has attracted the support of a number of professional players including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Fernando Verdasco and in their biggest sponsorship deal so far, Andy Murray. So if you want to emulate these top stars and look your best on the court, why not take a look at the wide range of men’s Adidas apparel available right here.