New Jersey homeboy and Paterson League boss Mr. German Nieves just sent us a nice little care package containing a bunch of t-shirts and longsleeves, all of them Tennis-themed. In fact, while we’re at it, let’s talk about Tennis. It’s everywhere. Like, it seems that every skateboard company owned by someone who grew up in the late 80s to mid 90s is infatuated with fucking Tennis. We don’t know why that is. Maybe it’s ‘cause they now realize that playing Tennis, unlike skateboarding, gets you somewhere. When you’re playing Tennis, you’re also likely to network the shit out of your local Tennis club. You talk to people with names like Connery or Yates or Merritt, all of which are Ivy League players, and also prospect CEOs of big ass corporations or law firm owners or whatever the fuck. Skateboarding, on the other hand, gets you a useless network of annoying weed dealers at your local skate park. Maybe, in making Tennis-themed collections, skateboarding company owners express their unconscious wish to belong to a world that will never accept them. Wearing Tennis-themed clothing as a skater won’t miraculously turn you into a big player, just like standing in your Tennis pro friend’s garage all day won’t miraculously make turn you into his Porsche. That said, we’re still taking a Lola-Bunny-with-racket-themed t-shirt from OG skate brand Paterson Leauge over wearing fucking Element clothes on the tennis court any day of the week. You can buy Paterson League both at our web shop and at our store in Frankfurt effective immediately.