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115 Perfect Tennis Captions for Instagram for that Tennis Player Aesthetic


Playing tennis leads to some amazing photos. And once you decide to share them, you are going to need the perfect tennis captions for Instagram. We have also included the best tennis quotes for Instagram for when someone else has said it best first.

Our Favorite Tennis Captions for Instagram

  • Dressing like a champion.
  • Dreams don’t work unless you do.
  • OK, let’s do this.
  • I play better when I like my outfit.
  • You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.
  • The fifth set isn’t about tennis, it’s about nerves.
  • 99% tennis. 1% everything else.
  • Life is like a game of tennis; the player who serves well seldom loses.
  • Stress doesn’t really go with this outfit.
  • Game. Set. Match.
Racket and balls with tennis captions
  • I’ll let the racket do the talking.
  • Less work – More Tennis
  • Tennis, the best you can get!
  • Life is better on the court.
  • Life is too short to wear boring tennis clothes.
  • Let’s dance.
  • Serving up some sweetness.
  • Having a ball.
  • Serving up this look today.
  • Play with respect, win with grace.
  • Success is a journey, not a destination.
  • Keep calm & Tennis on
  • Tennis is my therapy
Racket with tennis captions
  • Tennis Anyone?
  • Life is like a game of tennis; the player who serves well seldom loses
  • A team above all. Above all a team.
  • Tennis uses the language of life
  • Practice winning every day.
  • If its gotta be, it starts with me.
  • Tennis has given me soul
  • Chillin on the tennis court after a long game.

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Fitness Captions, Yoga Captions, Biking Captions, Swimming Captions and Paddle Board Captions.

Funny Tennis Captions

  • Felt cute. Might play a little tennis later.
  • Just serve it.
  • Tennis is my therapy.
  • You need balls to play Tennis.
  • If life gives you lemons, pray they are Lulu.
  • Work less, play more tennis.
  • Serving this lewk with a smile.
  • I play Tennis. What’s your superpower?
  • Queen of the court.
  • Making too much racquet.
Tennis player with funny captions on tennis
  • Does Ralph Lauren need a new model?
  • I still haven’t met my match yet.
  • The tennis court is calling me, and I must go.
  • Preppy mode on.
  • The court called, it wants me back in the game!
  • Fred is so condescending about my tennis strokes. I can’t take any more of his backhanded compliments.
  • I don’t wear a crown, I wear a headband.
  • Is your eyesight as bad as your cell phone reception? Because that was a terrible call.
  • Pick–up line: You might as well play be a tennis player, because I’m about to court you girl.
  • Tennis is a lot like waiting tables. The most important thing to get right is the first serve.
  • What time should I book the court? Let’s shoot for around tennish.
  • Keep calm & play tennis.
Tennis ball with funny tennis captions
  • In my white sneaks.
  • Intensity is not a perfume!
  • Tennis is downright smashing!
  • We play Cinderella Tennis: Sometimes we don’t make it to the ball.
  • Tennis: It’s all about LOVE!
  • Tennis without borders
  • Tennis is the only game where love means nothing
  • Education is important, Tennis is importanter
  • The serve was invented so the net could play
  • Tennis court is calling me, And I must GO
  • I don’t always play Tennis, OH wait, Yes I Do!
  • I’ll let the racket do the talking.
  • I don’t need Therapy, I just need to play tennis
  • I’m not afraid of anyone, but sometimes I’m afraid of myself.
  • I’ll let the racket do the talking
  • Tennis and golf are best played, not watched
  • Love means tennis
  • You only live once, but you get to serve twice.
  • Dating a tennis player is risky – love means nothing to us
  • Stay classy.
  • I came to win.
Tennis player with tennis Instagram captions
  • I like my breakfast like my tennis grip: Continental.
  • Good players want to be coached… Great players want to be told the truth.
  • The critics are always right. The only way you shut them up is by winning.
  • Do you always play this badly at the net? Because I don’t like your approach.
  • This outfit is really working out for me.
  • Winning isn’t everything, but wanting it is.
  • Timing is everything.
  • Play each point like your life depends on it.
  • Play like there’s no tomorrow.
  • I refuse to lose.
  • Winning is my habit.
  • I want my tennis to speak for everything.
  • Until the last ball is played.
Tennis planner with tennis captions for Instagram
  • Tennis is mostly mental. You win or lose the match before you even go out there.
  • Tennis has given me soul.
  • My favorite place on earth is the tennis court.
  • You wish you could play like a girl.
  • My favorite thing to do is play.
  • Talk with your racquet, play with your heart.
  • Welcome to the winner’s corner.
  • When life gets complicated, I play tennis
  • I play tennis, love means nothing to me

Motivational Captions About Tennis

  • Winning isn’t getting ahead of others. It’s getting ahead of yourself.
  • Tennis is life, the rest is just details
  • You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.
  • Keep calm & smash hard
  • Work Makes the Dream Work
  • Serve it, Smash it, Win it, Love it.
  • Play with respect, win with grace.
  • Hustle, hit, and never quit.
  • Success is a journey, not a destination.
  • There are 2 rules in life: No.1- Never quit. No.2- Never forget rule no.1.
  • Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
  • Talk with your racquet, play with your heart.
Tennis ball with motivational captions about tennis
  • I’ll quit competing when my heart stops beating.
  • Today’s forecast: 100% chance of winning.
  • Some wish for it. We work for it.
  • I love winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I love to play.
  • You play the way you practice.
  • You are your only competition.
  • Nothing but the ball, till you fall.
  • Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
  • If you’re a champion, you have to have it in your heart.
  • I play each point as my life depends on it.
  • Hustle, hit, and never quit.
  • Tennis is a psychological sport, you have to keep a clear head
  • I am the only player who can beat me.
  • Just go out there and do what you have to do.
  • Nothing is given. Everything is earned.
  • Played like a champion today.
Tennis player with motivational captions for tennis
  • Winning is a way of expressing yourself.
  • Never let good enough BE enough!
  • Spectacular performances are preceded by spectacular preparation.
  • If you’re a champion, you have to have it in your heart
  • Championships are won at practice
  • Demand respect or expect defeat
  • Hustle and heart set us apart.
  • I just try to play tennis and don’t find excuses
  • Always try to look like a winner
  • I hate to lose more than I love to win.
  • Play each point like your life depends on it.
  • Just go out there and do what you have to do
  • Dedication + motivation = success.
  • On and off the court, I’m winning.
  • Stand tall, talk small, play ball.
  • Be so good they can’t ignore you.

Short Tennis Quotes for Instagram

“I play each point like my life depends on it.” – Rafael Nadal

“I’m really trying to focus myself on playing tennis, and I think that’s really important.” – Stefan Edberg

“I want my tennis to speak for everything.” – Maria Sharapova

“I hate to lose more than I love to win.” – Jimmy Connors

“You don’t have to hate your opponents to beat them.” – Kim Clijsters

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

“Tennis is, more than most sports, a sport of the mind.” – Rafael Nadal

“Tennis has given me soul.” – Martina Navratilova

“I’ll let the racket do the talking.” – John McEnroe

Racket and ball with short tennis quotes for Instagram by McEnroe

“You have to want to play it all day, every day to get to the top.” – Monica Seles

“Tennis is a tough sport – there are no draws.” – Roger Federer

“If you don’t lose, you cannot enjoy the victories. So I have to accept both things.” – Rafael Nadal

“I don’t play in any tournaments to come second best.” – Andy Murray

“Being number two sucks.” – Andre Agassi

“It’s one-on-one out there, man. There ain’t no hiding. I can’t pass the ball.” – Pete Sampras

“Nobody beats Vitus Gerulaitis 17 times in a row.” – Vitus Gerulaitis

“Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner.” – Arthur Ashe

“Losing is not my enemy, fear of losing is my enemy.” – Rafael Nadal

“I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks.” – Serena Williams

“Whoever said, ‘It’s not whether you win or lose that counts,’ probably lost.” – Martina Navratilova

“You’ll hear a lot of applause in your life, fellas, but none will mean more to you than that applause from your peers. I hope each of you hears that at the end.” – Andre Agassi

“When you do something best in life, you don’t really want to give that up – and for me it’s tennis.” – Roger Federer

“One important key to success is self–confidence. An important key to self–confidence is preparation.” – Arthur Ashe

“I play each point like my life depends on it.” – Rafael Nadal

Tennis ball with inspirational tennis Instagram quotes by Nadal

“I just try to play tennis and don’t find excuses. You know, I just lost because I lost, not because my arm was sore.” – Goran Ivanisevic

“The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I’ll never be as good as a wall.” – Mitch Hedberg

“One of the things it taught me is that every ball that comes to me, I have to make a decision.” – Billie Jean King

“I have two lives, and all the problems I might have, I feel like I drop them once I step on to the match court.” – Roger Federer

“I have always considered tennis as a combat in an arena between two gladiators who have their racquets and their courage as their weapons.” – Yannick Noah

“I think, for me, I just really want to have fun with every match that I play because tennis is a game.” – Naomi Osaka

“The great part about tennis is you can’t run out the clock…. As long as we were still playing, I had a chance.” – Andre Agassi

“Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you’re too damned old to do anything about it.” – Jimmy Connors

“What is the single most important quality of a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well.” – John McEnroe

“I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger.” – Serena Williams

“The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are at their worst.” – Martina Navratilova

“Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind.” – Andre Agassi

“Success is walking out of here with the title, and anything less is not good enough in my book.” – Pete Sampras

“Most players who play tennis love the game. But I think you also have to respect it. You want to do everything you can in your power to do your best.” – Andy Roddick

“When I was serving for the match, there was a sense of how big a moment that is in British tennis history. It’s great to have finally done it.” – Andy Murray

“Tennis is mostly mental. Of course, you must have a lot of physical skill but you can’t play tennis well and not be a good thinker. You win or lose the match before you even go out there.” – Venus Williams

“I never wanted to be the great guy or the colorful guy or the interesting guy. I wanted to be the guy who won titles.” – Pete Sampras

So that is our list of quotes and captions. Hopefully you found the perfect one for you.

Now go get out and play!

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.

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