It’s time to stock up on sporting goods for children’s sports as well as everyday workouts for adults as the weather becomes a little more mild and outdoor sports become even more popular. The following five stores are some of the best sporting good stores throughout Tampa Bay. Each of the stores offers their own specialty whether it’s tennis, soccer, bicycles, or just overall fitness and workout apparel.
Al’s Tennis Shop
6026 Winthrop Town Centre Ave.
Riverview, FL 33578
(813) 571-1010

Al’s Tennis Shop, in the Winthrop Town Centre in Riverview, is a family owned and operated business that has tennis supplies for all types of skills. The shop has racquets in brands such as Wilson and Bobolat and much more. Whether you are a novice or a semi-professional player and even children sizes, there are plenty of different racquets for you. Al’s Tennis Shop has a wide variety of tennis shoes for men, women and even younger tennis players, in many styles and colors. Al’s Tennis Shop is also a part of the United States Racquet Stringers Association and is certified to provide nothing but the best in terms of racquet quality and performance. Other accessories available at Al’s Tennis Shop include tennis apparel, which will make your next match even better, as well as tennis bags to keep equipment organized and in good shape. Prices on all products sold at Al’s Tennis Shop are very reasonable in price and very affordable for all budgets. Before your next tennis outing, make sure to stop by Al’s Tennis Shop.

Feet First
3401 Bay to Bay Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 835-1339

Tampa’s own Feet First is one of the Bay area’s most reliable source for affordable and good quality footwear and apparel. Feet First is a family owned and operated business that has been a part of the Tampa Bay community for over three decades. Brands of footwear include Nike, New Balance, Adidas, Reebok, Saucony and much more all in various styles and colors. What’s a great pair of socks without a comfortable performance type sock? Socks in brands such as Experia and Cool Max can all be found for under $15. As for apparel, Feet First has all types of clothing for all sports including long and short sleeve and pants and shorts all in well-known brands such as Adidas, Reebok, Nike, New Balance and many more. Visit the Feet First website for an overview of products and to sign up for discounts.

St. Pete Bicycle & Fitness
1205 4th St.
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
(727) 822-2453

St. Pete Bicycle and Fitness has been providing the Tampa Bay area with the right bicycle and fitness equipment since 2009. The mission statement from owner Mark Yeager proves that as a consumer himself, he wanted to create a business that would provide not only great products but also great service all at reasonable prices. In regards to bikes, there are several styles including road, cruiser, children’s, mountain and the commuter style as well as racing bikes for athletes who partake in triathlons. If you already own a bike and need some service, the shop also has reasonably priced tune-ups. Check out the website for pricing and product variety.

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Tampa Bay Sports Store
Tampa Bay Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 301-6930

If you are a big fan of Tampa Bay sports, especially the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and the AFL’s Tampa Bay Storm, inside of the Tampa Bay Times Forum in The Channel District of Downtown Tampa is a great place to stop by. Located next to the main staircase and the ticket office, fans can purchase authentic gear such as jerseys, hats, t-shirts and much more. The shop is open for the entire calendar year every day except Sundays and has special hours on event days. Stop by and pickup some of your favorite team’s authentic merchandise all year long. There are parking spaces conveniently located in front of the Forum for easy access.

The Soccer Shop of Tampa Bay
4205 S. MacDill Ave.
Tampa, FL 33611
(813) 839-0560

The Soccer Shop of Tampa Bay is owned and operated by brother and sister Mike and Lisa. Mike has experience playing soccer since he was a small child and Lisa has vast experience in business. They hope to provide not only the best products and services but also an all-around great experience. The shop has products including replica jerseys, cleats, shorts, shin guards and bags among other accessories and goaltender equipment. Brands include Nike, Adidas, Puma, Diadora and much more. Apparel and gear comes in all sizes for men, women and children and for competitive and recreation use. Check out the website for product information and for shop hours.

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