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Aravanecaravan
May 7th, 2008, 06:21 PM
We guys have pockets, but I've always wondered about this--where do the women put the ball they aren't serving with (assuming they don't just hold the one)? Is there a piece of velcro under the skirt? A hidden pocket? Or is it tucked up in their underwear?

One of the great mysteries in tennis....

AndreConrad
May 7th, 2008, 06:23 PM
I often wonder about it, too :)

V-MAC
May 7th, 2008, 06:28 PM
Seeming that they all appear to wear some sort of lycra shorts under their skirts these days I'd say they just put them up there

Demska
May 7th, 2008, 07:48 PM
They where tight, lycra hotpants underneath whatever they were. They slot the ball up there and cos' it's so tight the ball stays there.

Janine*OnTheTour
May 7th, 2008, 07:59 PM
The most are Skorts (Skirts with Pants inside)... Otherwise they wear Hotpants under the skirt.

Some just put the ball under the hotpans but usually they have a pocket for the ball, some put it in there... Most of the Pants have the pocket on the left site some on both sites...

tennisfan5
May 7th, 2008, 08:02 PM
a shame nobody uses the ASV ballholder anymore:lol:

Aravanecaravan
May 7th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Thanks for the info. I just couldn't figure out how they stayed up there, given some of the loose skirts the players wear.

SOA_MC
May 7th, 2008, 08:34 PM
http://i27.tinypic.com/67751t.jpg
http://i28.tinypic.com/2qap8au.jpg

FrenchY52
May 7th, 2008, 08:42 PM
In their knickers
http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/5208/wimb0742dw6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

tennisfan5
May 7th, 2008, 10:01 PM
that has to be so uncomfortable

Slutati
May 7th, 2008, 10:03 PM
In their knickers
http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/5208/wimb0742dw6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
:hearts::inlove:Red knickers:drool:

Bennguin1491
May 7th, 2008, 10:15 PM
that has to be so uncomfortable

:lol: actually it isn't. as soon as you put it there, you forget all about it.

shell
May 8th, 2008, 02:36 AM
Yep, shoved up the compression short part of the skirt. Some of them have little pockets for this, but most don't. It almost never falls out, and really isn't that uncomfortalbe. But if I were a pro and had ballboys, I would choose to have the second ball tossed to me rather than have to hold it. But since I will never have ballboys at my matches, I just have to make do.

DimaDinosaur
May 8th, 2008, 03:52 AM
I wanna be inside your heaven!

Lefty.
May 8th, 2008, 03:55 AM
that has to be so uncomfortable

It's not, it hardly makes much of a difference(at least for me :p). :lol:

drake3781
May 8th, 2008, 04:09 AM
Yes, mostly under the shorts and on the outside of the leg.

Other options:

Some undershorts have an upside down pocket sewn onto the outside of each leg; the pocket is round with elastic on the bottom. You can just push the ball up into the pocket and it stays there, then pull it out when you need it. I had that kind of shorts but I lost them somehow. :sad:

I have one skirt that has a pocket in the side seams, just regular side pockets, so I can put them in there if I want, but I usually forget I have those pockets and use my shorts.

And I have a pair of shorts with little net pockets on the sides - each holds one ball.

And finally I have Nike capri pants with no pockets and nowhere to put the ball, so I tuck it into the waistband inside my hipbone.

I've seen people use this device, but I never have... even seen guys use this. It is some kind of plastic device that attaches to the waistband and you clip a ball (or two?) into it.



:wavey:

mal
May 8th, 2008, 04:12 AM
We guys have pockets, but I've always wondered about this--where do the women put the ball they aren't serving with (assuming they don't just hold the one)? Is there a piece of velcro under the skirt? A hidden pocket? Or is it tucked up in their underwear?

One of the great mysteries in tennis....
Take a cold shower guys.
I'm not sure about the women, but I do know the MEN martial arts guys tuck their balls away inside their bodies. That way it isn't going to hurt so much if somebody KICKS them in the balls.
I should have thought that with a little practice, the women tennis players could do this too.