Where do you store your tennis balls?

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  1. netguy

    netguy Semi-Pro

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    I would like to know if there is an "ideal place" to store a case of tennis balls to keep them at their "best bounce performance" or if it doesn't matter where I store them. I just got a Wilson US open case...Thanks
     
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  2. Alchemy-Z

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    I keep mine in the laundry room- where they stay at the house temps..sometimes warmer from the dryer running.

    In a non-controlled climate like a garage they will play different at times from being in high heat or cold.
     
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  3. mikeler

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    I try to keep them at room temperature. I've noticed with myself and others that used to store balls in the trunks of their cars, that they would be routinely dead out of the can.
     
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  4. RF20Lennon

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    Keep them at room temperature it's the best
     
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  5. Readers

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    Basement, stays cool in summer but not too cold in winter either(never drop below 5 (40 for you US guys)).
     
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  6. rk_sports

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    fresh ones go into the tennis ball canister in the tennis bag
    old ones go into tennis ball basket in the car (not ideal)
     
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  7. Tyler91

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    I've not experienced any problems with keeping a case of balls in the hot garage in the summer. But, I've never tried to store them there for longer than a month or two...I probably need to bring them in the house.
     
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  8. Chotobaka

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    I seriously doubt that balls sealed in a pressurized container will suffer any damage from heat or cold. I keep mine in the garage and in the house -- I have never experienced any anomalies due to high temperatures.
     
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  9. floide

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    Same here.
     
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  10. Radicalized

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    Keep them climate controlled if you want to be sure. Without getting into the whole "this case/that case/this experience/etc.," a friend had a bunch go dead (felt like muffins not fresh balls) in the trunk of his car. He had the "control group" at home. "Climate controlled" that is :).
     
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  11. NLBwell

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    Anywhere in the house is fine.
     
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  12. GlenK

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    Laundry room on the way out the door.
     
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  13. Radicalized

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    Pretend the balls are bottles of wine and you'll be fine.
     
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  14. purple-n-gold

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    my shorts...jk

    as mentioned newer ones back in the can, old ones the hopper. storage in cubbard of the laundry room
     
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  15. NLBwell

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    ^ Who are you, Jimmy Connors?

    And how many of you are old enough to remember this?
     
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  16. Eugene Choi

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    Me too! But reading this i guess i gotta move them.
     
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  17. zorcy3

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    For match balls, they stay in the garage, in a box. For used balls to practice with and put in the ball machine, I have 2 pressure tanks that keep them at the proper pressure and hardness.
     
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  18. beernutz

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    Unopened balls stay in my house in a closet.

    Opened but fresh balls stay in a 3-ball repressurizer (the kind that screw the top and bottom together to create pressure).

    Opened but older balls get put into one of my three Cornelius keg tennis ball repressurizers and used in my tennis machine.
     
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