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:

Rubbermaid Garage FastTrack Vertical Ball Rack, Satin Nickel, Wall Mounted Storage System, Holds up to 50 pounds, for Home/Garage, Silver

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
Photo Credit: Organizenvy

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.

Knape & Vogt John Sterling Sports Rack for Garage, 7-Ball Capacity, Alloy Steel, Silver, 63-1/8'


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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.

LITIAN Pickleball Balls or Tennis Ball Picker Hopper Tube for 15 Balls-Lightweight Durable Easy Ball Collector, Carrier, and Dispenser, with Shoulder Strap

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.

JEF WORLD OF GOLF Golf, Gifts, & Gallery 457 Metal Golf Bag Organizer, Black Double

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!

JBCLUB Baseball Storage Wall Mount, Baseball Bat Wall Rack, 5 Bats and Softball Display Rack for Wall Garage Storage, Metal Baseball Bats Rack Hanger Wall Mount

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.
Photo Credit: Organizenvy

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.

BROTOU Extra Large Sports Ball Bag Mesh Socce Ball Bag Heavy Duty Drawstring Bags Team Work for Holding Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, Swimming Gear with Shoulder Strap (24” x 36”)

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!

UNITEDPOWER Ball Storage Rolling Cart, Multi Sports Ball Basket Organizer, Metal Ball Storage Bin, Ball Cage for Garage or Gym, Indoor and Outdoor.

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.
Photo Credit: Organizenvy


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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.

MIER Large Duffel Backpack Sports Gym Bag with Shoe Compartment, Heavy Duty and Water Resistant, Black, 45L


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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.

Blue Collar Industries Basketball Butler Deluxe 4 Ball Storage Rack

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!

Diocos Sports Ball Storage Net Hammock for Garage Hanging Basket Organizer Net for Basketballs, Volleyballs Soccer Storage Rack Sport Equipment Organizer Storage Mesh (Corner/Ceiling Hanging, Black)

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.

MyGift Wall-Mounted Exercise Ball Rack | Black Industrial Pipe Yoga Stability Ball Storage Display Holder for Home Gym and Studios, Set of 2

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.

Kamitty Shag Bag for Golf Balls, Golf Ball Retriever with Detachable Aluminum Alloy Tube, Father's Day Gift Golf Shag Bags with Pocket & Tee Holder, Hold up to 80 Balls

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.

PLKOW Basketball Rack, Rolling Ball Storage with Baseball Bat Holder and Hooks, Sports Equipment Storage with Wheels for Volleyball, Football and Basketball Accessories, Powder Coated Steel

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.

Keter City 30 Gallon Resin Deck Box for Patio Furniture, Pool Accessories, and Storage for Outdoor Toys, Brown

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.

KUNRO Rectangle Toy Bin Waterproof storage organizer for Nursery Hamper Home decor Closet Kids Bedroom Laundry Baby Gift Shelf Baskets(Balls)


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