8 Best Nike Clay Court Tennis Shoes

Updated on: October 2022

Best Nike Clay Court Tennis Shoes in 2022


Nike Women's Court Flare 2 HC (9 B US, White/Metallic Silver/Pure Platinum)

Nike Women's Court Flare 2 HC (9 B US, White/Metallic Silver/Pure Platinum)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022

Nike Air Max Court Ballistec 4.3 Tennis Shoes - 14 - White

Nike Air Max Court Ballistec 4.3 Tennis Shoes - 14 - White
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • DragOn 2X technology - It encases mesh at the upper for durability, flexibility and support with enhanced ventilation.
  • Lunarlon cushioning - Located at the forefoot for springy, resilient cushioning.
  • Max Air unit - Located at the heel for lightweight cushioning and impact protection.
  • Herringbone Pattern Outsole - Design for great traction on clay courts.
  • Rubber toe-tip - For durability and protection in high-wear areas

Nike Women's Court Lite Tennis Shoe, White/Metallic Silver/Medium Grey, 10 Regular US

Nike Women's Court Lite Tennis Shoe, White/Metallic Silver/Medium Grey, 10 Regular US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • Combination of upper materials for durability and comfort
  • Mesh tongue enhances breathability
  • GDR outsole provides durable traction
  • Full-length Phylon midsole provides lightweight cushioning
  • Added layer of material on the toe area for abrasion resistance

Nike Men's Air Monarch IV Cross Trainer, White/Black, 14.0 Regular US

Nike Men's Air Monarch IV Cross Trainer, White/Black, 14.0 Regular US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • MEN'S LEATHER SNEAKERS: Leather upper features overlays for support and perforations for airflow.
  • COMFORTABLE TRAINING: Foam Phylon midsole and full-length encapsulated Air-Sole unit cushions for comfort and support.
  • NATURAL MOTION: Solid rubber outsole is durable and provides traction over varied surfaces.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT GYM SHOE: Mesh shoe tongue enhances breathability and heel pull tab helps with easy on and off
  • NIKE MEN'S SHOE: Imported and man made with synthetic sole

Nike Court Lite Clay Mens Tennis Shoes 845026 Sneakers Trainers (UK 7 US 8 EU 41, thuder Blue White 403)

Nike Court Lite Clay Mens Tennis Shoes 845026 Sneakers Trainers (UK 7 US 8 EU 41, thuder Blue White 403)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022

Nike Women's Flex TR 7 Training Shoe Anthracite/White-Dark Grey-Hyper Violet 8

Nike Women's Flex TR 7 Training Shoe Anthracite/White-Dark Grey-Hyper Violet 8
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • DragOn 2X technology - It encases mesh at the upper for durability, flexibility and support with enhanced ventilation.
  • Lunarlon cushioning - Located at the forefoot for springy, resilient cushioning.
  • Max Air unit - Located at the heel for lightweight cushioning and impact protection.
  • Herringbone Pattern Outsole - Design for great traction on clay courts.
  • Rubber toe-tip - For durability and protection in high-wear areas

Nike Women's Zoom Vapor X (6.5 B US, Purple Agate/Black/White/Hyper Crimson)

Nike Women's Zoom Vapor X (6.5 B US, Purple Agate/Black/White/Hyper Crimson)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • Upper: Nike Dynamic Fit technology combines with lightweight textiles to create a zero distraction upper. Padded collar provides added comfort.
  • Midsole: Nike Zoom unit in the heel with a Phylon midsole for lightweight, responsive cushioning. TPU midfoot shank for lateral support and stability.
  • Outsole: Nike XDR rubber in a herringbone pattern for excellent hard court traction. Generative design places added traction on the perimeter of the outsole to support explosive directional changes on the court.
  • Type: Low Tennis
  • Weight: approx 10.4 oz.

Nike Women's Tennis Court Flare 2 HC

Nike Women's Tennis Court Flare 2 HC
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022

Clay Court Tennis: The Unmatchable Quality

With the European Clay Court Season under way, it is time to enjoy the best tennis played year round.

As a general rule, American players don't like it. Although Unites States is probably the biggest tennis school in the world, the lack of public and private clay courts helped to build a tradition of forming players with a game suitable for faster surfaces, mainly cement, or hard surfaces. With a few exceptions, like Jim Courier, American players choose clay courts only when they have no other option whatsoever. Andy Rodick even selected this year's clay court season to get married!!

On the other hand, European players, especially Spanish, and South Americans, seem to love the dirt, as they usually grow up playing tennis on clay.

Besides personal preferences, clay court tennis is more demanding on the players, not only physically speaking. To be a good clay court player, one needs to have a very solid ground stroke foundation, otherwise he or she will not be able to handle the long rallies and the strategic play execution that is needed to be successful.

Winning a point on clay requires more than having a big serve or a big forehand. It requires understanding the game, the angles, and the importance of shot selection. A clay court match can be a brutal mental and physical experience.

History has shown that fast tennis surfaces have been more generous than clay to the less talented players. For instance, few people will remember that Chris Lewis, from New Zealand , was a professional tennis player, let alone the fact that he reached the Wimbledon final in 1983, falling to John McEnroe. The point is, one eventually can get away on a fast surface without solid fundaments of the game, but it is necessary to be resourceful in order to do well on clay.

Aware of that, and of the fact that its championship was becoming less attractive to people, Wimbledon even slowed down the speed of the famous grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in the recent years.

Unfortunately, there seems to be a trend towards lowering the number of clay court tournaments, mostly for commercial purposes, especially due to the expensive television airtime. Media people don't like he fact of having to broadcast a 5 hour second round tennis match at Roladn Garros, for instance.

Some purists will say that "real" tennis is only played on clay. The fact of the matter is that clay court tennis means the game being played at its best. Wining a tournament like Rolang Garros is a brutal feat, and players who do it, automatically gain unparalleled respect from their peers.

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