Best Tennis Shorts?

bdudaday

New User
Tennis shorts leave a lot to be desired, both in styling and functionality. I think I've found one of the best around:

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-The Adidas Clima Cool shorts aren't too short or too long. Great pockets for balls and do great in all the washes.

Anyone have any other entry's for best shorts?
 

adista4

Semi-Pro
the Adidas Comp Short from this year. And the nike pull on short from a season ago best i've used so far
 

KRAK

New User
I gotta go with the Nike Athlete shorts, Del Potro style. I am 6'2" and the length is great. The fit is less baggy but the shorts stretch so I don't look like an NBA player out there. Well worth trying, especially if you are taller.
 

bdudaday

New User
I gotta go with the Nike Athlete shorts, Del Potro style. I am 6'2" and the length is great. The fit is less baggy but the shorts stretch so I don't look like an NBA player out there. Well worth trying, especially if you are taller.

Ya, I'm only 5' 11" so maybe these would be a bit different for you taller guys.
 

aplTyler

Rookie
Any of the long cheek shorts by Nike... I love them. I have 7 different pairs in different colors. However, the size discrepancy between different seasons made them a pain to correctly fit.

However, perfect for practice. Loose, comfortable, yet clean lines to em. That and I enjoy the youthful/modern look.
 

JoshDragon

Hall of Fame
Any of the long cheek shorts by Nike... I love them. I have 7 different pairs in different colors. However, the size discrepancy between different seasons made them a pain to correctly fit.

However, perfect for practice. Loose, comfortable, yet clean lines to em. That and I enjoy the youthful/modern look.

Do you mean the long check shorts? I thought the Nadal pre-2009 shorts were the best. I like the Capris and the long shorts.
 

r2473

G.O.A.T.
I prefer "boom boom's" shorts. (Showing your bulge is a must in my opinion):

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Jonny S&V

Hall of Fame
If you want REALLY cheap shorts and don't care about brand-name, C9 shorts are long enough but not too long to get in the way, plus having the ability to carry 4 balls comfortable in the pocket.
 

Soundbyte

Hall of Fame
I have various Lululemon shorts, vuori Kore shorts, miscellaneous Adidas and Nike shorts. I actually like Chubbies the best. Had never heard of them until last year when I was looking at the Vuoris. Im also not normally a liner guy but the shirts are nice and I don't mind the liner. They have tons of color options and frequent coupons
 

Grizzy

Rookie
Further to this idea, any suggestions for best WHITE tennis shorts? As in they aren't see through showing your underwear and everything? Preferably shorter and very stretchy!
 

innoVAShaun

Legend
My current go-to shorts are the Nike Unlimited training shorts. Polyester and spandex blend make them lightweight and have a bit of stretch in them. Super comfortable. They also come in a good variety of colors.

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They come in 5, 7, and 9" inseams.

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There is also a 7" version with built-in compression shorts that have a cell phone pocket.

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cks

Hall of Fame
Further to this idea, any suggestions for best WHITE tennis shorts?
Lululemon sells white and off white athletic shorts. I like the "Pace Breaker Lined Short 7", which includes a liner. Shorts are comfy, stretch well, and sport large pockets to hold tennis balls.
 

Purestriker

Legend
My current go-to shorts are the Nike Unlimited training shorts. Polyester and spandex blend make them lightweight and have a bit of stretch in them. Super comfortable. They also come in a good variety of colors.

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They come in 5, 7, and 9" inseams.

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There is also a 7" version with built-in compression shorts that have a cell phone pocket.

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How do they compare to the old RF ace shorts from 2017?
 

innoVAShaun

Legend
How do they compare to the old RF ace shorts from 2017?

I only had a few RF shorts but quickly re-sold them if I wasn't using them. The ones that had the patterns in the polyester if you looked very closely. Wasn't a fan of how that material felt.

Most of my previous favorite shorts are the $35 9" NikeCourt Sport Shorts from the mid to late 00s. Super lightweight and the older 100% poly feels like there's a bit of stretch to them. I'm just getting tired of keeping them alive by replacing the drawstrings with an elastic ones.

I also own a good amount of the 8-9" Nike Flex Woven shorts. Super lightweight but they stick to you when wet. The lighter colors are also very see-through. I will probably be getting rid of those soon also.

All this talk about shorts makes me want to post photos in the Post Pictures of Your Apparel! thread.
 
I like some of the lululemon shorts. I now buy the "Pace Breaker Lined Short (7")" when I need more shorts. Pockets are deep, and I can easily hold 3 balls in each pocket.
The Pace breaker 7 shorts are the most superior tennis shorts hands down. I prefer the liner less but a lot of my students prefer the lined.
 
Lululemon sells white and off white athletic shorts. I like the "Pace Breaker Lined Short 7", which includes a liner. Shorts are comfy, stretch well, and sport large pockets to hold tennis balls.
Lulu doesn’t have a true white pace breaker. It’s referred as “bone” try it on in person with something white to see the difference
 
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Funbun

Professional
I have various Lululemon shorts, vuori Kore shorts, miscellaneous Adidas and Nike shorts. I actually like Chubbies the best. Had never heard of them until last year when I was looking at the Vuoris. Im also not normally a liner guy but the shirts are nice and I don't mind the liner. They have tons of color options and frequent coupons

+1 on Chubbies. Ten Thousand Intervals imo are better by a small margin, but you can't beat the variety with Chubbies.
 

codonnell

Rookie
Lulu doesn’t have a true white pace breaker. It’s referred as “bone” try it on in person with something white to see the difference
Their white tennis ones with the back pocket are very white. But I also really like the pace breaker 5 inch despite not really being able to hold more then one ball without it awkwardly turning inside out below the short.
 

socallefty

G.O.A.T.
After trying a number of brands, I like Lacoste tennis shorts the best. They fit well, have deep pockets, wicking material for those who sweat a lot and they don’t get damaged by frequent washing.
 
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Rosstour

G.O.A.T.
Agreed! Nike 2 in 1 Agassi Flex Ace Shorts are the best.

You talking about those 2015s we both have/had or the 2020 reissues?

I've got the light grey from the 2020 reissue, with the black shorts. Paid $40 for them NWT on the Bay of Ease. But the dark grey with the yellow shorts are unobtanium pricing

Flex Ace 2-in-1 are hard to come by. I have a few pairs, including the Bee pair from AO20, but I save them for tournament play. Most of my tennis shorts are actually Nike running shorts. A little harder to find the fits that really work for tennis, but much easier to come by and cheaper.
 

CHillTennis

Hall of Fame

These shorts right here, bro.

I also have a pair of the 2015 gladiator 2 in 1 shorts. They're nice looking, but not that comfortable to play in.

The fit on the Agassi 2020 Flex Ace shorts is great! But they're very difficult to find, and like you said, you're going to pay a lot for them now.
 

Rosstour

G.O.A.T.
DQ1537 and DM4757 are good product codes to search for. These are running shorts that move freely enough for tennis.

DD5361 look/feel wonderful but don't offer enough give in the upper thighs for my wide serve-return stance.
 

CHillTennis

Hall of Fame
Yeah, those are nice. Would love a pair but it's $100+ USD even used.
Yep. Unfortunately, the price is probably just going to keep going up.

It's actually kind of funny to think that the OG Agassi jean / spandex shorts now sell for $199 to $450.

I wonder if these reissue shorts will ever hit that same kind of number...
 
I know I've said this before but I'm a big fan of Lotto.

Go with either the "Top Ten" or "Tech" line of shorts.

The "Squadra" line is good but a little heavier and feel a little bit more like gym shorts.

So spend a few extra bucks for the Top Ten or Tech lineup.

Their lightweight, stretchy like a shammy and extremely comfortable.

It's like you're not even wearing shorts out there.

Also, I recommend the 7". Nothing against long shorts but they're too old fashion. It's 2024.

I've become a big fan of Lotto since taking up tennis.

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Those are the Top Ten line. I have a pair of the Tech line on order right now. They two lines are both good and very similar.

I'm a big fan but try to leave pictures so you can decide if you like the look or don't like the look of them.

I don't get anything for promoting their items.

I just really like the brand. It's hard for me to find clothes I really like.

So I'm always pimping their products. They really should give me a sponsorship despite the fact that I'm not really that good at tennis.

But I have a lot of passion for the game.
 

Cowboy

Rookie
I was wearing basketball shorts when I first started getting back into tennis. My kids, by proxy of my wife, got me a pair of Champion 7" shorts in a bright blue color. My first thought was "I'm never going to wear these."

Mainly because I had never worn something as short as a 7" short. Plus, they were bright blue (my son loves blue). I've since fallen in love with them. They are comfortable, hold plenty of balls, have a zipper pocket tucked behind one of the normal pockets, stretch/flex whatever. I was previously somewhat against Champion as a brand because I viewed them as cheap. Let me tell you...these things are not cheap quality, but they are very affordable. They MSRP around $40 but can be found for under $20 if you are patient.

Most local dept stores carry them, you can order on the Champion website or get them on the zon. The last pair, I just added to my cart on Am//on and waited for the price to drop.

I've since become a believer in Champion as a brand....as long as you stay away from the stuff you find in wally world.

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I also recently picked up a pair of Adidas 2-in-1 shorts that I really like as well. They are a bit pricier at full price, but worth the $23 I paid for them.
 

Cowboy

Rookie
These are the "Champion MVP 7" Shorts" that I described above. Mine do not have any built-ins or liners, or anything like that. I picked up the grey pair for around $18.

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Not sure why the color looks washed out below. Here's a closer look at the pocket. Perfect for something small, such as a car key. The pic above is a more accurate representation of the color.
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ClydeFrog

New User
Adidas Ergo and Nike Advantage are my favorite shorts. The Ergo's fit snug but because they are so light and stretchy you don't notice, tennis ball stays secure in pocket. The Advantage is tighter and feels a little restrictive when just wearing them around for everyday purposes but they move and flex really well when running around and the tennis ball stays still in pocket.
 

CHillTennis

Hall of Fame
I know I've said this before but I'm a big fan of Lotto.

Go with either the "Top Ten" or "Tech" line of shorts.

The "Squadra" line is good but a little heavier and feel a little bit more like gym shorts.

So spend a few extra bucks for the Top Ten or Tech lineup.

Their lightweight, stretchy like a shammy and extremely comfortable.

It's like you're not even wearing shorts out there.

Also, I recommend the 7". Nothing against long shorts but they're too old fashion. It's 2024.

I've become a big fan of Lotto since taking up tennis.

zzzzzzzzzzlotto5.jpg


zzzzzzzzzlotto7.jpg


Those are the Top Ten line. I have a pair of the Tech line on order right now. They two lines are both good and very similar.

I'm a big fan but try to leave pictures so you can decide if you like the look or don't like the look of them.

I don't get anything for promoting their items.

I just really like the brand. It's hard for me to find clothes I really like.

So I'm always pimping their products. They really should give me a sponsorship despite the fact that I'm not really that good at tennis.

But I have a lot of passion for the game.
Lotto shorts are good! Even though the 7" inseam is short for me.
 
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