17 of the Best Ball Storage Ideas to Try Now

Ball storage ideas for the garage, indoors and the backyard

Looking for the best storage solutions for balls? You’ve come to the right place! We’re a multi-sport family and I’ve spent years corralling soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, baseballs, golf balls, and even pickleball balls.

You might say I’m kind of an expert on sports ball storage.

I’ve rounded up my favorite ways to organize every type of sports ball in the garage, in the house and in the backyard.

Get ready to level up your ball storage with these game-changing ideas!

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1. Use Bungee Cords to Store Balls Vertically on a Wall

Bungee cords are a great way to quickly and easily store balls against a garage wall. Simply nail some boards to the wall studs and drill holes to attach the bungee hooks.

Check out this post on Life.Hackaday for pictures and ideas for DIY ball storage using bungee cords.

As an alternative, you can use the Rubbermaid FastTrack wall system’s vertical ball rack. This also features bungee cords to store balls vertically on the wall:

Use a bungee cord system for ball storage in the garage.

It’s a great space-saving solution! And the Rubbermaid FastTrack system is my personal favorite garage rack system. I used it to hang bicycles, ladders and other equipment in my garage organization project.

2. Keep Soccer Balls, Basketballs and Footballs Off the Floor With Wall Mounts

How to Organize Sports Gear: Ball Storage With Wall Mounts
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This solution works for any large sports balls, and you don’t need a ton of storage space. Just a few inches of wall space (like that awkward corner next to the garage door) will work!

I found this great wall mount system on Amazon for my son’s collection of balls. It keeps them off the floor and provides easy access when he’s ready to grab a ball and head out the door.

The best part is you can configure it to work with the space you have. Create one long vertical rack or several shorter ones, like I did.

Ball storage wall mount for garage.


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3. Pick Up and Store Tennis Balls or Pickleball balls in a Hopper Tube

The biggest issue with playing tennis or pickleball is that the balls end up all over the place!

I love the ball storage solution below. It’s such an easy way to both pick up AND store balls.

This hopper tube will hold up to 15 tennis balls, pickleball balls, or a combination of both. No bending down is necessary! The shoulder strap makes it easy to carry and easy to hang in a garage or closet.

Ball storage: pick up and store tennis balls with a hopper.

4. Store Golf Balls and Golf Bags Together in an All-In-One Organizer

Got avid golfers at home? I do! We have found that using a golf organizer really helps keep all of the equipment corralled in one place.

This sturdy organizer keeps two bags neatly stowed off the ground and offers pull-out drawer storage for golf balls, hats and other golfing accessories. It also features a shelf for golf shoes.

Ball storage: store golf balls, bags and equipment in a golf organizer

5. Mount Your Baseballs and Baseball Bats on a Wall Rack

This super-handy wall rack keeps your baseballs, softballs, bats and gloves safely off the ground and conveniently within reach. It holds five bats and five balls and comes with screws for wall or fence mounting. Four hooks make it easy to hang gloves or hats, too. Your garage will thank you!

Ball storage: use a wall rack to hang baseball bats and store balls and gloves.

6. Store Excess or Seasonal Balls in Storage Bins

Depending on where you live, you may not need to access balls year-round. (Ice and snow can make street ball a little tough.) One idea that works for our family is to deflate the balls we don’t need right now and store them in labeled bins on shelves in the garage.

Ball storage: store deflated seasonal or excess balls in plastic storage bins in the garage.
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This is also a good idea for small balls and smaller items like cones, tees, gloves, etc.

Psst: Check out this post on garage storage ideas to see my system for labeling storage bins!

7. Keep Balls in a Portable Nylon Bag for Easy Transport

My son plays competitive soccer, so we’re often driving to a park for shooting practice. To save time, we store a dozen or so soccer balls in a nylon sports ball bag with drawstring closures that we can easily throw in the trunk whenever we need.

It comes with a shoulder strap, making it a really comfortable carry bag.

Ball storage: a nylon bag with shoulder strap makes it easy to transport balls from the garage to the car trunk to the field.

8. Use a Rolling Cart for the Garage or Backyard

If you’ve got athletes playing with balls in the backyard, probably the best option for collecting and storing balls is a rolling storage cart. They can wheel the cart from the garage or side of the house to their sport court, use the balls, then wheel everything back when they’re done.

It’s a perfect way to keep balls from lying about on the garage floor or corners of the yard!

Ball storage: a wheeled cart makes it easy to move balls from the garage to the backyard and back.

9. Store Balls and Sporting Equipment in a Closet on Hanging Shelves

Not everyone has a garage to store balls and equipment. A closet can work, too! A set of hanging shelves can easily store soccer balls, basketballs and footballs. It also creates a nice space for uniforms, cleats and other gear.

Ball storage: hanging shelves are a convenient place to store balls and sports equipment.
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10. Use a Duffle Bag With Shoulder Straps For Balls, Shoes and Equipment

Duffle bags are great ideas for storing balls, gear and other sporting equipment in a closet or under a bed. I love this particular product for dorm life because it also doubles as a hamper. Who has space for laundry baskets in college dorms? And it has a lovely separate shoe compartment.

Ball storage: use a duffle bag with shoulder straps to store and tote balls and sports gear.


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11. Employ a Basketball Butler Ball Storage Rack

The basketball butler is a great storage option that doesn’t require much space. Mount this vertically on a spare wall in the garage or yard and you have instant storage for up to four basketballs.

Ball storage: a basketball butler offers easy storage without taking up much room.

12. Hang a Hammock in a Corner of the Garage or Playroom

I like this option for indoor ball storage because it’s soft and fits perfectly in a corner. It’s a relatively cheap solution, too. I love affordable ways to keep things neat and tidy!

Ball storage: a ball hammock works nicely in the corner of a playroom or garage to corral balls.

13. Mount Your Exercise Ball on the Wall

Let’s not forget the exercise balls! They take up a lot of space in a living room or home gym. Consider mounting yours on a wall instead. Use a sleek industrial pipe rack to keep the ball off the floor when not in use. The product below comes in a set of two.

Ball storage: try a wall mount to keep exercise balls stored off the floor.

14. Shag and Store Up to 80 Golf Balls (and Tees)

Got a lot of balls to shag? Hate bending down to pick them up? This golf ball retriever and bag is the perfect solution. The aluminum tube quickly picks up balls and detaches for easy storage.

The nylon bag holds an impressive 80 balls, plus four slots for golf tees and a pocket for keys or a wallet. The handle makes it easy to hang from large cup hooks or a golf equipment organizer.

ball storage: a shag bag picks up and stores golf balls, tees and more.

15. Store All of Your Balls and Equipment on a Rolling Rack

This is a great solution for multi-sport families! It comes with three rows of storage for basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls and large bouncy balls. It also features a top mesh basket for small items like baseballs, softballs, footballs and gloves.

One side has a rack to hang baseball bats, tennis rackets and similar gear. The other side has hooks for hats, helmets and backpacks.

Roll it from the garage to the driveway or backyard for convenience.

ball storage: a rolling rack offers moveable storage for balls, bats, gloves, hats and more.

16. Hide Balls and Toys in a Deck Box (and Keep Your Patio Pretty)

Not everyone wants balls and sports equipment visible on the patio. My family uses a deck box like this one to store our yard and pool toys out of sight but within easy reach. These plastic containers are heavy-duty enough to take our harsh desert sun and they’re maintenance-free, which is a nice thing.

Ball storage: hide balls, toys and other backyard play items in a heavy-duty patio box.

17. Store Indoor Balls in a Cotton Toy Bin

When my son was a toddler, he had a lot of small balls he would play with in his bedroom. I would have loved cotton toy bins like these — they come with pictures that can be used to teach kids how to sort their toys! There’s one with balls, one with dinosaurs and one with trucks that would be perfect for organizing those types of toys.

Kids are never too young to learn how to be organized. This is a nice way to get them started.

Ball storage: store small balls used indoors in soft canvas toy bins.


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