Do actual tennis shorts do better with sweat?

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  1. Bergboy123

    Bergboy123 Semi-Pro

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    Title says it all really ... are tennis shorts like shirts at all, in that they do better at not soaking up sweat? I'm getting sick of playing in 80-90 degree weather and coming out semi-drenched.

    I'm heading to the Nike store soon, and I figured I'd pick up some real tennis shorts.
     
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  2. ArliHawk

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    I've played in both training shorts and tennis shorts. I think the tennis shorts do a little better, it seems, but training shorts work mine.
     
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    Tennis shorts are designed to specifically make you a better tennis player. The more expensive the short and the newer the model it is the better. Nanobots are sprayed onto the shorts and are designed to work only during the model season. Hence, you need to get the latest and current season to get the maximum benefits of these nanobots. Additionally, washing them will remove some of the nanobots each time they are in the washer hence you are better off buying new shorts and give them away (after washing them of course).

    The same goes for shirts, warm ups, shoes, socks, rackets, and strings.

    Use them once when they are in season and discard.
     
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  4. IA-SteveB

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    I get by with $8.99 mesh Champion training shorts from Target. :)
    Nice deep pockets and they don't show sweat. No need to spend 4x that for Under Armour or something else.
     
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  5. roller~

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    If you don't wear 100% cotton or 100% nonfunctional poly one, Taste > Funtionality.
     
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  6. max

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    I wear swim trunks.
     
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  7. The_Question

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    That's right, they're one-time use only!!
     
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    The Champion brands cause chafing for me as they age.
     
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  9. BreakPoint

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    It's the material that matters when dealing with sweat, not whether the shorts are tennis-specific.
     
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  10. Bergboy123

    Bergboy123 Semi-Pro

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    Well I should have phrased my question differently. I'm not an idiot you guys, I'm not one of the people that goes out and buys all the newest gear and whatnot...

    I should have asked whether or not the tennis-specific shorts are made with a material that helps with sweat...
     
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  11. PaulFCB

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    Any sport shorts will do. The problem is, tennis is the only sport that comes into mind that uses shorts with pockets for the official match/training sessions. So my football shorts are useless as I am a bit nervous when serving ( I even tell my partners PLS DON'T RETURN THE FAULT, JUST LET IT GO OUT PLS :lol: ) so they're def no good.
    The shorts I use at tennis are actually some Cameroon Puma shorts I bought once but not for official use, I don't even know why I bought them then, don't like the combo red-green on them, I guess it's because I accepted their OK as long as they have pockets and Eto'o is still at Barca ;).
    Oh and, I simply don't use cotton shirts or shorts, they get so sweaty immediately, everybody is crying because they get wet so fast and take forever to dry. I've been explaining to simply buy a true Nike Polyester shirt for sport, even if it's not a tennis model, I use them and even though I am the sweatiest one of all I know: from head to bottom, even my palms, I sweat nasty like Nadal. I also bought a bandana because if I wear caps I destroy them with the sweat ( and washing them constantly will destroy them anyway ). I am the one who suffers the least consequences thanks to using Nike tech ;).
     
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  12. BreakPoint

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    Like I said, it depends on the material. Not all tennis shorts are the same.
     
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  13. ArliHawk

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    I agree. Mesh is no good for me. Like them woven or knit.
     
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