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netguy 09-10-2012 09:55 AM

Where do you store your tennis balls?
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

Alchemy-Z 09-10-2012 10:00 AM

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.

mikeler 09-10-2012 10:10 AM

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.

RF20Lennon 09-10-2012 10:34 AM

Keep them at room temperature it's the best

Readers 09-10-2012 11:33 AM

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

rk_sports 09-10-2012 02:15 PM

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

Tyler91 09-10-2012 05:49 PM

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.

Chotobaka 09-10-2012 05:54 PM

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.

floide 09-10-2012 08:08 PM


Originally Posted by rk_sports (Post 6887221)
fresh ones go into the tennis ball canister in the tennis bag
old ones go into tennis ball basket in the car (not ideal)

Same here.

Radicalized 09-11-2012 01:54 AM

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 :).

NLBwell 09-18-2012 03:42 PM

Anywhere in the house is fine.

GlenK 09-19-2012 03:02 AM

Laundry room on the way out the door.

Radicalized 09-19-2012 11:55 AM

Pretend the balls are bottles of wine and you'll be fine.

purple-n-gold 09-19-2012 12:21 PM

my shorts...jk

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

NLBwell 09-19-2012 02:53 PM

^ Who are you, Jimmy Connors?

And how many of you are old enough to remember this?

Eugene Choi 09-23-2012 03:30 PM


Originally Posted by floide (Post 6890531)
Same here.

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

zorcy3 10-02-2012 04:46 AM

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.

beernutz 10-02-2012 07:08 AM

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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