We played a tourney 2 weekends ago the forecast was 109 degrees. We played 8am and 11a, 12:30p in pants. Then it hit 105 and all of the girls switched to shorts for 3:30 and 6:30.
Not really a fan of shorts but it was so hot. (North Texas)
Ohhhhh I didn’t realise they’d changed rules and they HAD to wear shorts in international. Glad they gave them the choice.
I’m old enough that I started playing in pants, shorts came in as a teenager (and I desperatly wanted shorts) and now I’m leaning towards pants again.
Seeing the players all go back to pants at the world champs has been lovely. They look much sharper and more professional. And for a sport with women that aren’t very thin, shorts are unforgiving. I LOOOOOOVE the Australian uniforms.
And honestly there not a massive difference with shorts and pants heat wise. You have your socks up for shorten. You have two layers. And you get an awful tan.