How many balls in shorts?

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  1. ThomasTerrible

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    Now please avoid the temptation of commenting on a 2 ball difference between genders.

    What I would like to know is:
    How many balls will generally fit into the pockets of tennis shorts?

    The two pairs of shorts I use (beach shorts) can take 2 in each pocket, and if I had thinner legs, I could probably hold 3 in each. It's a hell of a bother to hunt for balls all the time, so I won't even consider buying "tennis shorts" if they have too small pockets..
     
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  2. SoCalJay

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    I think 2 is pretty standard but I can fit a third in my Nike shorts without having to worry too much about having one fall out. Adidas, not so much (in my experience anyway).
     
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  3. OldFedIsOld

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    Tennis shorts are made to carry 2 balls, that's all you really need in a match. You can try some golf pants, I have some pleated ones that can carry up to 5 balls on one side without it being too loose or tight.
     
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  4. ThomasTerrible

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    Fast answers as always here:)


    2 balls, as in one per pocket?

    Yes, I agree it's what you "need" in a match, but during practice it's pretty bothersome to hunt for balls... Guess I may have to stick to the beach variant. Super light and comfy, though not quite "stretchy" enough.
     
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  5. Ronaldo

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    Try Adidas TechFit shorts, stretch enough that 4-5 balls can fit in each pocket. Not that I need more than one ball.
     
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  6. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Somewhere in London, I'm sure Andy Murray is paying close attention to this thread.
     
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  7. kimguroo

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    4 balls for general shorts.
    usually tennis shorts can hold 4-5 balls.
    some of shorts have deeper pockets which might be able to hold 6 balls.
    when I made Arrow-up shorts, I made one side for deeper pocket so it can hold 6 balls and the other side for 5 balls ^_^
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    For the practice purpose, 4-5 balls might be enough space.
    For the match, no more than 2 balls.
    I was very surprised to see murray dropped a ball from his pocket twice...
    I don't know how that happen (usually pocket can hold one ball perfectly:confused: )
     
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  8. Big_Dangerous

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    Yeah if I'm playing a match, then I try to never have more than 2 balls in my pocket, in most cases it's just 1.

    If I'm just hitting around, then I don't care how many balls I have in my pockets.
     
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    I must be wearing very tight short then, because I can only jam in 2 balls in the pockets. Murray might have installed a device in his pocket so that when he is about to lose a point it ejects the ball from the pocket. :)
     
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    I prefer to wear the Patagonia 9Trails shorts and can fit 2 balls in each pocket. If I feel like I need more room, I have some of the Patagonia Baggies shorts, I can fit 6-7 balls in each pocket of those, but typically just fill the left pocket due to the weight of a dozen tennis balls dragging down my shorts and the fact that I'm right handed keep my racket in my right hand a majority of the time that I'm on the court.
     
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  12. Andyroo10567

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    My Prince shorts can hold 6 on each. But i usually just carry 3 because while moving around, it keeps hitting my legs and gets annoying.
     
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  13. ductrung3993

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    This :)

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  14. frunk

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    I think I've stuffed 4 balls in shorts before but movement is limited obviously. I'd say 2 normally, 3 max.
     
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