How to wash your basketball team uniform

How to wash your basketball team uniform

If you are a basketball player, you would always want your basketball team uniform to look clean and great. I mean who doesn’t. In the ideal world, you would want to have a new jersey for every game like the players playing in the NBA get. Until you reach that level and get signed by some big-time basketball club you need to keep your basketball team jerseys and basketball team shorts clean. It may seem like a tough tough ask, but in reality, cleaning these basketball team uniforms is pretty darn easy. Here we have for you are a few tips and tricks on how to wash your basketball team uniforms the right way. Take care of these things and keep those jerseys and shorts looking great.

  1. Refrain from washing your basketball team uniforms with the other clothes (jeans, sheets and etc.). As sports team uniforms are made of synthetic fabrics, tough materials like jeans and other clothes can damage and ruin them. Try to wash your basketball team uniforms separately with sports uniforms only. This way the material of your jerseys will stay good and will always look and feel fresh.

  2. Always try to wash your basketball team uniforms after turning them inside out. This will keep the stitching the decal stickers and the logos protected from wear and tear. This will also ensure that the exterior colors and the material of your jersey stay fresh for a longer period of time.

  3. To ensure that the fabric of your basketball jersey and basketball shorts stay newer for longer always try to wash with cold water on the gentle cycle. If you happen to have any stains on the shirt some detergent onto the stain by hand and then put it in the washer and the gentle cycle.

  4. Once you are done with the washing always hang and dry your basketball jersey and basketball shorts. As these are made of synthetic materials that give them quick-drying properties, there is no need for throwing them inside a dryer to get them dry and risk the fabric getting damaged in any way. Another thing that can happen is that because of the dryer your jerseys and shorts can shrink as well.

Follow these steps. Trust me you’ll see the difference yourself. Your basketball jersey and basketball shirts will always look clean and fresh and would look new throughout the season.

What to do when you get irritating stains?

Before we get to the part where we tell you what to do to get rid of the stains, you just have to remember one thing. That one thing is to never ever use bleach. If you don’t have an option, still no bleach. Now coming back to the point of treating the stains. One thing you must always do is to try to get rid of the stains as soon as you get them. Leaving them on for too long will just make them even harder to get rid of.

A trick that can help you get rid of even the most menacing of stains is the club soda and salt method.

Here is the step by step guide to removing the stains using the club soda and salt method.


Blot the stained area with a tissue or microfiber cloth to absorb any liquids in the stain.


When the area is dry, put some salt on it.


Pour a little club soda onto the salt (on top of the stain).


Rub the mixture onto the stain gently in a circular motion.


Leave the soda and salt on for a few hours. The best practice is to leave it overnight.


Blot the area again with a tissue or microfiber cloth to absorb the liquid and sweep away to get rid of the salt.


Now simply wash the jersey the way advised above.


Hopefully, the stain would be gone and the fabric of your uniform will stay fresh.