White Tennis Shorts..

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  1. VamosSR

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    Hey everyone! I've been playing tennis for a while but I usually only purchase black shorts since I play with black Under Armour compression shorts underneath.. It just always seemed to me that white shorts would be see-through and I wouldn't want to be worrying about people seeing through my shorts while I'm playing. But I'm starting to like the way white shorts look on some pros and was just curious about some things:

    Out of your experience, are white shorts usually see-through? Are some brands better than others when it comes to this? Do you HAVE to wear white underwear/compression shorts when you wear them? Opinion overall on white vs black shorts? I'd appreciate any info you can provide me with! THANKS A LOT! :)
     
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  2. Sumo

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    I've worn Adidas winter weight shorts wit black compression shorts for a very long time.

    No problems.
     
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  3. adista4

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    white shorts are more than ok when you do not play on clay.
     
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  4. LafayetteHitter

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    I find that Adidas is the best as far as not seeing through although I always wear Underarmor white underneath anyways because it makes the white look better imo.
     
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  5. Pink_Shirt

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    Yeah, my Nike dri-fit shorts always show what's underneath.
     
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  6. GPG

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    I wear this shorts (nike anytime 7") since 2008 and you can't see a thing through them


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  7. FreshStew

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    Just make sure you wear solid print underwear.
     
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  8. thejackal

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    my favorite shorts of all time are basic white nike basketball shorts. they're about the same length and fit as the nadal shorts but are made with 2 layers of mesh, so no see-through.
     
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  9. tom10s

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    if you want to call attention to your derriere, wear colored underwear under white tennis shorts. just buy some white compression shorts.
    or go commando :shock:
     
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  10. XFactorer

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    It really just depends on the weight of the fabric of the short. I wear black compression shorts under white shorts. It's fine.
     
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  11. robJAR

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    I too wear black compression shorts under my white tennis shorts. I believe roddick does this as well? Beats the hell out of having to worry if people can see through them haha.

    -robJAR
     
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  12. Kenny022593

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    And if you are like me and have lucky match boxers than don't care if they are alittle bit see through! :shock:
     
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  13. 10ACE

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    Feds white shorts the ones from spring 09 onward- white blue stripe, white gold stripe, I wear these with white compression shorts, when I sweat really bad the lucky few might get a decent semi @ss shot nothing that will change from me wearing them.
     
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  14. mpournaras

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    *CLEAN* white shorts are the best!

    They are bright and they bring my spirits up (as do bright colors) and that makes me play better.

    Gotta rock the Tommy Hilfiger athletic briefs (all white)

    **** is comfy
     
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  15. J011yroger

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    The problem is that they don't stay white if you wear them a lot. I wear my whites as little as possible so they don't get dingy.

    Especially if you play on clay.

    It is tough to notice as it happens slowly, but hold them up to a new pair and you can see the difference.

    J
     
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  16. mpournaras

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    The worst is at the pockets, where i reach into/out of to get balls out of my pocket. That crap is dirty
     
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  17. pmacino

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    I like the crispness of white shorts and had stuggled with them getting dingy too and keeping them really white.

    I have found a good "best-practice" to keep them whiter longer...As it turns out the dingy is actually partially due to residue detergent.

    I have high efficiency washer and dryers (use less water), and I started selecting to add an extra rinse cycle for all of my whites, just not tennis stuff, it helps a lot!

    For the tennis/Dry-fit, etc...Of course, avoid using liquid softerner, or any softener for that matter as it affects wicking performance in general, and also adds to dingy-ness (using the liquid kind).
     
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  18. pmacino

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    Yeah, I agree with this, definately a problem area for white shorts.
     
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  19. retlod

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    These are the best solution. Available in a multitude of colors that don't fade or dull, comfy, loose, and they have pockets.
     
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  20. Storm_Kyori

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    i have those to and the are really nice, different fabric frm my adidas, but it's nice.
     
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  21. Capt. Willie

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    Yeah, all my white shorts have a stain above the left pocket. But I don't think it is that big of a deal.
     
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  22. Storm_Kyori

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    use spray and wash. i do that to all my stuff when they have small stains. spray and just scrub it a little with a bit of water, it comes right off.
     
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  23. Zefer

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    I always wear white shorts and yes, if you have extremely bright, colourful and pattern underwear on it will probably show if you bend over but if you wear white underwear I can't see you have any problems!
     
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  24. N23

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    I like white tennis shorts. Problem is, as has been discussed here, they don't stay bright white for long. Whether it be a coffee stain or a misplaced bottle of gatorade, it'll show off more than a darker color. Of course, though, I like the clean look of white shorts with a darker top. :)
     
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  25. VamosSR

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    Thanks for all the replies! I visited my local Nike outlet and got a pair of the white Nike twill woven shorts and they're the best in terms of "not see-through". But the material is kinda stiff and they have the plaid design.. I'd rather have blank white shorts, but still haven't found any that you can't see through if I wear black UA. Might have to buy a pair of white UA and some white athletic underwear.. oh well
     
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  27. mikro112

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    I wear white shorts with dark underwear and I honestly don't care if somebody could see through my white shorts. Doesn't really matter to me, as long as it's comfortable. :)
     
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