Doing Things, Together — Badminton Edition

In the thick of the Wimbledon finals, we threw on our whites to play badminton, tennis’ breezy sister.

Barbie wears the Two-Tone Athena Crop and the Featherweight Racerback Tank.
Callie wears the Muscle Tank and the Dipped Warmup Legging.
Leo wears the Featherweight Mat Tee and the Sunday Short.
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While Wimbledon’s known for its less-than-relaxed dress code, OV’s spin on traditional tennis whites keeps the game light-hearted. The Single Jersey Mesh and Textured Compression are there for you when the friendly competition transitions into a heated match, and a grass stain or two can be shrugged off or paraded around like a badge of honor for giving it your all at matchpoint.

Tennis whites originated in the Victorian era as a design solution to sweat stains, especially as tennis became a sport played at social gatherings and perspiration was deemed an unbecoming sight on women in colorful clothing. In our modern times, we suggest that you don’t sweat the stigma, but if that’s the kind of thing that irks you, white conceals moisture and our fabrics dry fast.

Barbie wears the Two-Tone Athena Crop and the Featherweight Racerback Tank.
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The game can be easily set up on any stretch of grass, no country club membership required. Since Wimbledon’s the only Grand Slam event played on grass, it seemed fitting to stake our net in the lawn and team up two against one for a rousing round of Canadian doubles. Starting with the game’s first few gestures, badminton sets itself apart from tennis with the mechanics of the serve. While an overhead serve is the way to go in tennis, badminton requires an underarm motion. When serving, the racquet can only make contact with the shuttlecock below the waist, around the top of the server’s Sunday Shorts, in order to eligibly start the rally.

Barbie wears the Two-Tone Athena Crop and the Featherweight Racerback Tank. Callie wears the Muscle Tank and the Dipped Warmup Legging.
Leo wears the Featherweight Mat Tee and the Sunday Short.
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OV’s suite of court sport whites will keep feeling like a featherweight, with the ability to float, spin, fly and land in every direction, just like a badminton birdie.

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Keep the birdie flying.

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