{Giveaway} Slimming tennis and golf wear

FOFriends Jayne Drew (right) and Kelly Daugherty (left) are giving away the “Kate” skort and “Jean” top (retail value: $163.75) from Smashing, their slimming athletic wear collection. Enter to win by answering this question in the comments below: Do you play golf or tennis?

Six years ago, tennis partners and FOFriends Jayne Drew and Kelly Daughetry had an idea to start a line of t-shirts with witty tennis sayings. But, they quickly realized, that neither them nor any of their friends wore tees to play. “This started a conversation,” says Jayne. “What did we wear to play tennis? And, what didn’t we like about our athletic wear?” The answer: almost everything. “What was available were really short skirts that fit low on the hips or tops without a lot of coverage,” says Jayne.

That’s when Jayne and Kelly had an idea they knew would hit it out of the park–slimming tennis wear that provided compression like Spanx but were stylish and sophisticated enough for women in their 40s and 50s. Jayne, a former I.T. and finance professional, and Kelly, a former ad agency exec spent a year and a half researching and developing their line. “Neither of us have a fashion background but we are both very ambitious and hardworking and had great mentors who pointed us to the right factories and pattern makers,” says Jayne.

They found a local factory where they could oversee the manufacturing process, which was particularly important to Jayne. “I shop by feel. I had to touch all the fabrics before we decided on any.”

The pair settled on a “buttery-soft,” polyester-blend fabric for the outer layer, and a compression-style inner layer which Jayne says is akin to Spanx-lite. “We tried incorporating fabrics that compress as much as Spanx into our product, but found you can’t play tennis in that. Our compression layer is not going to make you lose 15 pounds, but it smooths it all out.” The fabric also keeps your core warm and engaged, an added benefit, which could result in better athletic performance, according to Jayne. Furthermore, every skirt they produce, has a pocket which perfectly fits an iPhone or scorecard and golf pencils.

Kelly demonstrates the slimming effect of Smashing athletic wear.

Officially launched under the name Smashing in March of 2011, Jayne and Kelly quickly expanded the line to include golfwear, based on feedback they received from buyers at pro shops. Within the first few months of their launch, Smashing received mentions in Shape magazine and Golf Digest, which Jayne says were the company’s biggest breaks to date. Their apparel is now sold at tennis and golf pro shops nationwide and on their website, SmashingOnline.com.

Remaining true to their original mission of outfitting tennis and golf enthusiasts of a certain age, Kelly and Jayne only use models in their 40s and 50s–most are friends or fellow tennis players.

“The women we play tennis with are in good shape but as you have a couple kids and get a little bit older, mainstream athletic wear isn’t going to look as good,” says Jayne. “That’s where Smashing comes to play.” We think, they’re right on the ball…

Enter to win the “Kate” skort and “Jean” top (retail value: $163.75) from Smashing, by answering this question in the comments below: Do you play golf or tennis?

One FOF will win. (See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes March 21st, 2013 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.

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156 Responses to “{Giveaway} Slimming tennis and golf wear”

  1. Ally Goodman says:

    I play tennis

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  2. vtest says:

    great.

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  3. wtest says:

    super.

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    • sorin says:

      niceee

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  4. wtest says:

    nice.

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  5. Karen M says:

    I play tennis and could really use a smashing new outfit!

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  6. lynn williams says:

    I love playing tennis. Thanks.

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  7. Carrie says:

    Love it!

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  8. Denise M says:

    i play tennis

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  9. Lorayne Gothard says:

    I love tennis!! I used to play all the time, I ahven’t lately but plan to get back into it

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  10. PJ says:

    COOL IDEA.

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  11. cassandra says:

    I play tennis all the time :)! thank you!!

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  12. Lauren Harmon says:

    I’m not excellent at playing either but yes, I do play. I prefer golf over tennis.

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  13. AEKZ2 says:

    I sometimes play golf with my husband.

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  14. Liz says:

    I just signed up for my first tennis clinic and am super-excited!

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  15. Kerry says:

    Tennis!!

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  16. Jenn Martin says:

    Tennis, of course!

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  17. shirley zolenski says:

    I like to play tennis

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  18. susan smoaks says:

    i play tennis and golf!

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  19. S Carter says:

    I am learning to play golf.

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  20. Gianna says:

    Both.

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  21. Crystal says:

    I would rather play tennis than golf anyday! =)

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  22. Ann Council says:

    I so play golf occasionally and I used to do tennis.

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  23. Saver Sara says:

    I play golf. I’d like to learn tennis.

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  24. Rebekah Taylor says:

    Tennis! I adore the sport and it’s a great way to stay fit. Not to mention the cutie pies that play it!

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  25. Alison Wood says:

    I used to play tennis. I’d love to get back into it.

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  26. Jenee says:

    My mom used to take me to play tennis when I was younger. She is very good. Sadly, I am not. But I still try!

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  27. pam saighman says:

    we own a mini golf course

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  28. Gayle Hale says:

    I play tennis.

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  29. Caitlin McClure says:

    No, but I’d like to try both

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  30. Tracy S. says:

    I am learning how to play golf.

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  31. bamr07 says:

    I have played golf and tennis, but have had no free time recently to play.

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  32. Jeanne A says:

    I play tennis..ALOT of tennis..as do all of my friends. We are CONSTANTLY looking for outfits that work with our “over 50” bodies, so this is exciting news!

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  33. krystal wethington says:

    no but i am wanting to learn

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  34. Karen says:

    I play tennis.

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  35. Maria Iemma says:

    I do not play either for health reasons but my daughter plays tennis – thank you for the opportunity

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  36. tracey byram says:

    I don’t play golf but I do play tennis.

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  37. calvad says:

    I play golf!

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  38. Jennifer Reed says:

    I golf as often as I can.

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  39. jen gersch says:

    i do not play either

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  40. Lisa Fonseca says:

    I like to play tennis but I’m horrible at it.

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  41. Padma says:

    I play tennis. Now I am retired, I hope to play more.

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  42. Ruthie Pople says:

    I play tennis and love it and I am over 50

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  43. Ellen Zeltmann says:

    Tennis!

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  44. JoAnn F. says:

    I like to play tennis!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

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  45. Charles R Kelley says:

    I play golf

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  46. Debra D'Arcy says:

    Yes, I play both and would love to look better while playing!

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  47. Jennifer says:

    I play golf!

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  48. Barbie says:

    Golf

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  49. amber says:

    i need this for my love handles

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    • amber says:

      I have played tennis but I love mini golf does that count? lol

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  50. Rebecca Peters says:

    I love tennis…. I’m not very good at it though
    xxbeccaannxx@gmail.com

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  51. mary gardner says:

    yes, i try to play golf.

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

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  52. Kristen m says:

    I love playing tennis, not very well or anything, but I like heading to the park on weekends and hitting the ball around. These clothes look so niceid probably just wear them anywhere!
    blue65829 at aol dot com

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  53. 1955nurse says:

    Both my Husband & I were Golfers YEARS ago, & want to start playing again, now that we are “Emptynesters”! It would be something we could do together & give us a chance to get some fresh air & exercise! I sure will need something to wear, LOVE this set!!! Thanks for the chance…..

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  54. Michelle W says:

    I play tennis, not very well, but I play

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  55. Jovan B. says:

    Tennis

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  56. brenda surfin says:

    I play tennis

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  57. Kristi C says:

    I play tennis.

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  58. Karen Tedder says:

    what a great sounding product! I play tennis and love it!

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  59. liz l says:

    I play tennis

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  60. Kelly D says:

    I play tennis.

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  61. smfsprout says:

    I don’t play tennis and have not played golf in years. I just can’t seem to find the time. Maybe some new clothes would spur me to the links.

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  62. Jennifer says:

    I play both and these would be perfect!

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  63. Wendy says:

    Sweet!

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  64. Kimberly W says:

    I love playing tennis

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  65. Chris says:

    Yes I do play tennis! It has been an important thread through out my life – I met my Husband on the tennis court, spent our honeymoon watching my Husband play in a tennis tournament, spent my pregnancy on the sidelines “coaching” is matches, stopped playing when he died in an accident but resumed 3 years later. Now our daughter plays in competitive adult leagues and I play at least twice a week to keep my recently diagnosed MS at bay. Tennis is such a big and positive part of my life! I love it!

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  66. Jennifer Williams says:

    I don’t play either….we’re a softball family!

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  67. catbefit says:

    I love golf, and hope to get back into the swing of playing tennis!

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  68. Myrna Bonnie Poole says:

    I play Tennis
    I love to hit 18 holes of Golf.
    Prefer Golf walking the course.
    More exercise, fresh air, wonderful scenery.

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  69. Kathy says:

    I love to play tennis – Want to learn golf!

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  70. Tricia says:

    I used to play tennis and cannot anymore. I now play golf and love it!

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  71. Lorena Shaw says:

    Just signed up for golf lessons with my husband!

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  72. Kim says:

    Tennis!

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  73. Trisha says:

    Golf. I really like the comfort of skorts, but find many are too short for my FOF body. I also like the seaming on the top pictured. Many are just too boxy – if they fit in the bust, the lower part is huge!

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  74. wizardewu says:

    I play tennis.

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  75. Beth Y. says:

    Tennis

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  76. Michele Simons says:

    Sounds like an idea that arrived right on time. Smashing indeed.

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  77. Linda says:

    I play golf and LOVE it!

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  78. Anastasia says:

    I don’t play, but if I win, I”ll have to start 🙂

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  79. Mary Hunte says:

    Golf !!! Yea

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  80. Gloria S says:

    I play golf

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  81. Holly C. says:

    I have jsut started to learn tennis, would love to try golf but a bit expensive for me.

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  82. Katie Roch says:

    I play tennis

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  83. diane Baum says:

    I play tennis, but not very well

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  84. Tari Lawson says:

    I don’t play either.

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  85. darla says:

    No. Neither. But I would like to try golf.

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  86. edq143 says:

    looks great

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  87. dani marie says:

    neither but thinking of taking up golf.

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  88. strawberry3d says:

    I play tennis

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  89. Margo says:

    I play tennis and golf. Finally, someone who “get’s it” regarding the athletic clothing needs of us over 40 years old!

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  90. ALICIA CAMPOS says:

    I play tennis! 🙂

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  91. angela cunningham says:

    golf

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  92. Virginia Murdoch says:

    I have been playing tennis since I was 12 but just recently started golf when we moved to Florida.

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  93. Virginia Murdoch says:

    I have been playing tennis since I was 12 but just recently started golf when we moved to Florida and I am not Florida fabulous yet but your lovely clothing would help!

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  94. John Hutchens says:

    I play tennis

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  95. Sue says:

    Trying to learn golf.

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  96. Nicole Newby says:

    Golf

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  97. Helen Finer says:

    Both!

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  98. lisa amore says:

    Tennis and I love it!

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  99. Shannon Baas says:

    Neither.

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  100. PAIGE CHANDLER says:

    I play Golf

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  101. Florence Bellamy says:

    Both golf and tennis.

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  102. Chrystal D says:

    No, I don’t play either.

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  103. Amber says:

    I play tennis and want to learn golf!

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  104. Angela W says:

    Tennis

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  105. Darlene Smith says:

    The outfit is totally cute! I hope I win!

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  106. Tamar says:

    I grew up playing tennis but I stopped. I really want to get back into it!

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  107. Karen L says:

    Golf

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  108. mimi says:

    Yes. I play both.

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  109. Christine says:

    Tennis

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  110. Kimberly D says:

    I am an avid golfer. In fact, I will be playing in a men’s league this year! A little intimidated but looking forward to keeping up with the guys and “maybe” winning some matches.
    I would love to have one of these golf shirts to tame the muffin top!

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  111. IntoTheMist says:

    I used to play tennis. Now I need to just look thinner in some clothes that are attractive and easy to wear. Will be glad to pound the other pavement by walking.

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  112. fabulous MiMi says:

    such a cute outfit–so stylish and a little different from some I’ve seen on the market–love it!

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  113. msortet says:

    Tennis (not golf) and I also love racquetball. This outfit would be great for both!

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  114. Martha Story says:

    What a slimming outfit. Have been working three days a week to get stronger and more toned to play golf again after being out of game for three years. This outfit would be worn proud as I have worked hard to slim the “muffin top” and how this outfit would even make it better.
    Thank you for the possibility.

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  115. Regina R. says:

    I play tennis! I’m not good at it by any means, but at least I’d look cute trying!

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  116. Rhonda Dunford says:

    My son is a golf instructor and has started teaching me, his 51 year old mother, the game. I’m hoping it’s not hard to teach an old dog new tricks. I hike, bike, power walk three times a week and take ballroom dance classes. I’m always looking for new activities to add to my exercise and fitness routine. Loving the outdoors as I do, golf seems to be the most obvious one to try, seeing how I’ll have the most handsome and talented instructor I know.

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  117. Phoenix says:

    No, but I’m active in other sports.

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  118. Lisa Austell says:

    I play golf and would love some new looks.

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  119. bobbi says:

    no but i like the outfit a lot

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  120. Laurakb says:

    Neither but I do lots of things outdoors and could use a nice looking outfit even if it’s just running errands.

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  121. Onehsancare says:

    Golf (but not well!)

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  122. Margarida says:

    I play mini golf and a family-style tennis on holiday.

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  123. Mary louTomko says:

    Yes I play Tennis and love the outfit. I would look stylish playing and be the envy of my friends.

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  124. Tina Lageson says:

    I actually play both!

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  125. Kai W. says:

    What a perfect ensemble. It does hide those lovehandles and at the same time, I don’t need to find the matching top or skirt. It’s perfect for a game of tennis or two.

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  126. Connie Williamson says:

    My dad was a golf pro and he’d be smiling down from heaven if I started playing golf!

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  127. Lisa Ament says:

    Tennis!

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  128. Kathy says:

    I play golf and tennis!

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  129. nancy homapour says:

    I love the lavender color and the slimming . Thanks FOF

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  130. Melanie says:

    I like to look like I do!!
    My husband and son do. I ride with them
    while they play. I like the style and
    colors if this outfit

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  131. Becky Rogers says:

    Love this outfit, I don’t play golf or tennis but love the outdoors.

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  132. michele says:

    if I don’t win it, where can I buy it??

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  133. Kim Cage says:

    Learned golf from my dad and still play!

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  134. Marianne Kenney says:

    I used to play tennis, but had to stop due to health. Maybe I’ll be able to get back to it soon.

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  135. Kimberley says:

    I do not participate in these sports but I would gladly wear this outfit for everyday or evening wear.

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  136. Marta says:

    I have not played either in a few years, but would love to get back to playing both sports.

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  137. Ray Nita Riley says:

    tennis

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  138. Lurline West says:

    Tennis. Love the skort. Don’t like my legs anymore, so I love the longer length, and the fabric that slims and smooths a bit. Perfect for us older players (I’m 62).

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  139. Nikki G says:

    I have only played golf once and I kept missing the ball. I’ve played tennis many times, but not enough to get good at it. I keep hitting the ball like I am playing softball. And lots of times I even hit homeruns!!! LOL
    This would be a great workout outfit and would work for any sport. I’d love to win it. 🙂

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  140. diana shenderovich says:

    o don`t play it

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  141. Elizabeth says:

    I love playing tennis. I have been playing since I was 7 and it is my favorite sport.

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  142. Angela Deichmann says:

    I play tennis 2 – 3 times a week, both singels and doubles.

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  143. Inez says:

    Back in the day this Ozark Farm Chick used to but since 40 blessed years of marriage and eight grandkiddos later…who the heck has the time?

    ….but I love the look and think I’d look pretty spiffy in ’em!

    ‘Just sayin’…….

    God bless and ya’ll have a fantastic day now, ya hear?

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  144. Regina says:

    golf

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  145. Sherry Ann Abrams says:

    Tennis and this outfit would definitely improve my game!

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  146. Betty Herbert says:

    Love golf. Not good, but I ove to go out just to enjoy a beautiful day on the golf course with my husband. When we travel I never feel like I’m dressed quite well enough for the courses we’re playing and would love a sharp outfit to slip into for a day on the course.

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  147. K. Davis says:

    Golf!

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  148. AJB says:

    No, but I do other outdoor activities this would be great for.

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  149. liliMarlene says:

    Even though I don’t play golf, I run and am a recent convert to the skirt. Will admit, I buy the type with capri
    tights attached. I would definitely wear these pieces while
    running. The colors pictured would unequivocally (such a
    great word!) compliment my greying hair with it’s violet and
    lavender highlights.

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  150. Lisa R says:

    Daughter is supposed to sign up for tennis this summer

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  151. Fernanda says:

    Tennis

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  152. Fernanda says:

    Tennis.

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  153. Vicky D says:

    Would love to learn to golf!

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  154. Annette D says:

    I would like to start playing golf!

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