Do you wear a jockstrap playing tennis?

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Do you wear a jockstrap while playing tennis?

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  2. No

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  1. Forehand_Punisher

    Forehand_Punisher Rookie

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    Came across this picture of Thomas Muster and wondered do men still wear jock straps in tennis? I haven't worn one since high school football.[​IMG]
     
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  2. TheShaun

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    what were you googling to come across this?????
     
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  3. kungfusmkim

    kungfusmkim Professional

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    Exactly what i was thionking... They used to wear jockstraps? first time hearing about this. How did you know about this?
     
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  4. Klatu Verata Necktie

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    Muster's ungodly package cannot be contained in simple underwear.
     
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  5. ClubHoUno

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    I'm well equipped, so I need to wear a Jockstrap, when playing tennis......but please don't tell it to anyone :lol:
     
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  6. COME ON!

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    i just wear tube socks and tuck it in:wink:
     
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  7. tbini87

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    i didn't even wear a jock strap when i played baseball and football, so i def don't need one for tennis...
     
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  8. BullDogTennis

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    i usually wear compression shorts to keep stuff from beating around...but jock strap...NO.--im not a big fan of banana hammocks anyhow.
     
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  9. LafayetteHitter

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    Damn, I could've made it through the day without that picture.
     
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  10. rodtennis3

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    compression shorts ftw
     
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  11. Purostaff

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    briefs ftl
     
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  12. !<-_->!

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    Thongs ftw
     
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  13. king of swing

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    I've got to go with the thongs... so supportive yet freeing at the same time :lol:
     
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  14. Commando Tennis Shorts

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    Why would you wear a jockstrap during tennis?
     
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  15. Leelord337

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    completely. jock strap while playing tennis? wtf?
     
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  16. Swissv2

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    Hockey, yes. Tennis, wth????
     
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  17. armsty

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    I saw then today at the tennis shop I went to, pretty freaked out, $20 for protection of the genetals.
     
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  18. wally

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    Completely agree

    FWIW Jock brief (combines jock + old fashion tidy whites) or jock boxers (kind like compression shorts) Don't like the boys flying around when I'm playing.

    Its all personal pref.
     
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  19. robby c

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    In the 70's and 80's jocks were your only choice. Also wore them swimming with our Birdwell Beach Britches(dbl layer nylon).
    I wish someone would make polyester jocks.
    Nadal might not have to dig so much if he had them under his clam-diggers.
    Robby C
     
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  20. Douggo

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    To the naysayers: what's wrong with wearing a jock? Seems like it's a fashion show in here.
     
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  21. rockbox

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    I never understood jock straps. I don't see what it provides that a nice pair of boxer briefs doesn't. I understand a jock strap to hold a cup, but I never understood the purpose of a plain jock strap.
     
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  22. Douggo

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    For me, I don't like all that extra fabric of a boxer brief. It tends to bunch up, cause chafing, etc. The jockstrap offers the support I need and nothing else, which keeps me cooler, too.
     
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  23. ChipNCharge

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    I think some of you are confusing a jock strap (aka "athletic supporter") with a CUP. There is no reason to wear a cup in tennis, but I don't like playing tennis without wearing an athletic supporter. I don't like my stuff bouncing around, and briefs don't work nearly as well.

    "If you can't be an athlete, be an athletic supporter"
     
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  24. drchipinski

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    compression shorts
     
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  25. TonyB

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    Haha, from Grease. Classic.


    Love the Eraserhead avatar. Another classic.
     
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  26. ZandyMan

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    What's more disturbing about that picture is not that Muster is wearing a jockstrap...but that he showed it off on the court.
     
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  27. TheShaun

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    my hockey jock is cheaper than that. something i'm thankful for because, truly they could charge anything they wanted and i would pay it for that vital piece of protection.
     
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  28. mdork

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    You know why you can't be an A's fan and a Giants fan?

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    Because then you'd be a "Giant Athletic supporter"

    badum pshhhh
     
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  29. Hot Sauce

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    COME ON! Warn us the next time you're going to post something like that.
     
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  30. robby c

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    I think Muster fell and ripped his shorts.
    Nastase changed on court once for the same reason.
    Robby C
     
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  31. Il Mostro

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    I wear panties on my head, with the crotch portion positioned just right :) So I have openings at both eyes. I become PANTIE MAN! Watch out suckas!
     
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  32. njjohan

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    some shorts have an inbuilt elastic underpant-type thing which seems to serve the same purpose as compression shorts.
     
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  33. CanadianChic

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    What a gem of a thread...and to think I only stumbled upon it by chance. I voted no in the poll. ;)

    Oh, I so need this line as my next sig. Permission please? :twisted:
     
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  34. Lucy Brown

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    Always wear compression shorts. No need for the jock.
     
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