View Full Version : USTA 3.5 League: What's In Your Bag?

06-02-2009, 06:29 AM
Two AeroPro Drives (old model, no Cortex)
Ziplock bag of rubber bands (cheap dampeners)
Two water bottles (one frozen, one not)
Hand towel
Fourteen (!) used tennis balls
One can new tennis balls
Bolle sunglasses
Six cloudy, clumped together Jolly Rancher candies cemented to the bottom
Two hair clips, three ponytail holders
$1 (need to get to the ATM, clearly)
Ziploc bag containing copy of local rules
Six prosigma overgrips (best overgrips ever!)
Contact lenses and solution
Extra socks, headband and wristbands
Four half-used packs Kleenex

No wonder this thing is so heavy!!

06-02-2009, 06:56 AM
3 Yonex RDS 003 strung with Wilson Super Spin and ProSupex Titan @ 62/57
2 new cans of balls (full hopper of balls is ALWAYS in the truck for practice)
6 wristbands
1 towel
2 rolls Pro Supex Head Tape
10 sets of Head Xtra Soft replacement grips
3 sets of Yonex Super Grap (trying it out)
Electrical Tape
Rosin Bag (great for keeping hands dry but hard on grips)
Gerber Pocket Knife (never go anywhere without one)

06-02-2009, 07:19 AM
Are the Jolly ranchers some sort of epoxy substitute for repairs or weight distribution change?:)

Jim A
06-02-2009, 08:11 AM
(2) Prince Speedport Tour -
(1) Patella band
(1) Spare shirt
(1) overgrip (usually Tournagrip)
(1) Gel
handful of used balls

Grover Sparkman
06-02-2009, 09:31 AM
I'll copy and paste mine over from the 4.0 thread, since I"m closer to a 3.5.

God if there's anything I hate, it's those damned Tennis Channel bag check commercials with players I don't care about. Sam Querrey's is the worst. His racquet description sounds like he's reading it straight off the TW page.

Oh, right...my bag. It's a 2009 Babolat Team line 6 pack.

2 Babolat Pure Storm racquets strung at 55 and 57 lbs.
1 Pack of Tecnifibre X-1 Biphase string 17g (should I decide to string them by hand at a match, I guess)
1 Wilson Pro overgrip, white (left over from a 3 pack)
1 Nalgene bottle (it was made with BPA...take that germophobes)
1 Sport towel (This rotates frequently)
2 cans of Slazenger balls
15 random balls of various brands I've collected.
1 pair of Nike Breathe Cage 2's white and charcoal
1 pair of Nike wrist bands
1 Nike Headband
1 Nike dri-fit hat

That's my Tennis Warehouse Bag check.

serve and Justin
06-02-2009, 10:10 AM
I don't play league because it interferes with my sleep schedule but in my bag...

Empty bottle of Gatorade (lemon-lime is still the only flavor)
2 Donnay Pro 1's strung with Ashaway Kevlar/NXT
Shower sandals
extra socks
38 cents
1 Chicago CTA card
spare house and car keys
white bandana
ankle brace
bottle of narcotic pain killers
bottle of non-narcotic pain killers
2 can Dunlop hard court balls.

06-02-2009, 10:21 AM
1 Babolat Pure Drive Racquet
1 old cheap racquet if playing out of town
Can of new balls
Couple cans of older balls
water bottle
gatorade bottle
extra socks
roster for players playing
scorecard for match
Warm ups if it is cold

separate bag with warm up balls for the teams (i'm the captain of 4 teams so I carry a bag of warm up balls)
New balls for all the matches being played that day
A large thermos full of ice and water if playing outdoors for all players
sometimes fruit and clif bars for snacks

06-02-2009, 10:39 AM
2 Prince Ozone Tours
wrist bands
"Friend at Court" - USTA Rules Book (for idiots)
grip tape
caffeine tabs
measuring tape (for net)
Pen for score sheets (I'm often captain)
New can of ball
old balls
foam balls for drills and warmups
Bolle Competevision sunglasses
carabiner for hanging bag from fence
water bottle or G2
Prince Grip assist gel

06-02-2009, 11:03 AM
Are the Jolly ranchers some sort of epoxy substitute for repairs or weight distribution change?:)

No, we took my tennis bag with us on an airplane trip to visit relatives. My son must have squirreled the Jolly Ranchers away, having lifted them from grandma's candy dish. He then must have forgotten them. I know it was him because three were red and three were blue, and those are his favorites.

We took the trip over Christmas 2008. :oops:

I'm, erm . . . not not big on cleaning things out.

06-02-2009, 12:46 PM
2 wilson ncode 6.1 95s with Gamma Durablast 16 @60lbs.
24 used balls
1 can new dunlop balls
1 towel
1 wristband (needs washed)
1 extra shirt
1 pair socks
$3.50 spare change in case I get the munchies and don't have cash.
bug spray
jump rope
liquid skin
replacement grip
lead tape

Before a match I'll add waterbottles, bananas and granola bar.

06-02-2009, 01:18 PM
2 LM Radical MP
2 cans Penn Balls
1 towel
2 wristbands
1 extra shirt
Replacement overgrips
Head tape
Cliff Bar or similar

06-02-2009, 01:38 PM
3 Aero Storm Tours
3 sets of Adidas shirts and shorts
4 Cans of Dunlop Grand Prix
6 wristbands
1 embroidered towel
2 water bottle one with cytomax
1 pair of MV4 shoes
1 pair of B V's
small plastic bag with (energy gel ,dampeners,spare OG's)
2 hats and 1 goofy bandanna
i think that's all of it
-athletic tape and under wrap

06-02-2009, 01:49 PM
I used a $1 dollar recycled bag from a drug store.

i put 20 used balls, rosin bags, banana boat spray 50 spf,

i carry the Kinetic iwth my other hand.

06-02-2009, 02:21 PM
two wilson triad 5.0
old country club phone book to call partners, get last minute subs
(I suppose this has been obsoleted by the address book on my cell phone.)
wrist bands (I'm not sure why, I don't wear wrist bands...)
extra socks
benedryl under the tongue strips in case I get stung by a bee
dirty towel
bottle of sunscreen
spray on sunscreen
handiwipes to wipe sunscreen off hands
antibiotic ointment
elastic bandage
various and sundry wrist, elbow and ankle braces from injuries I once had, but thankfully don't right now
plastic bags for ice
napkins (Okay, I'm not sure where those came from)
warmup jacket for today
warmup jacket that only matches the outfit I wore two days ago
Vitamin C drops
Espresso drops
Pumpkin seeds
cow colored measuring tape (for net)
1 working Pen
3 broken pens
New can of ball
3 to 6 cans of old balls
carabiner for hanging bag from fence
half filled bottle of water
old drivers license to prove I'm old enough to play seniors

06-03-2009, 08:30 AM
Prince 03 Speedport Black customized w/pretty colors
Net check
Prince grip
Bionic glove (had to have it, never use it)
Bolle Edge sunglasses
Bolle Upshot sunglasses
blister bandaids
Neutrogena spray spf 70
Lip cotz spf 45
Prince microzorb
ponytail holders
Burts Bee's hand sanitizer
$20 bill
Jelly Bell Sports Beans

06-03-2009, 08:36 AM
You guys all have Bolle sunglass. Is that brand the best for tennis sunglass?

06-03-2009, 08:46 AM
Bolle sunglasses with the competivision lenses make the ball color "pop"
I prefer them over other sunglasses.

06-03-2009, 12:04 PM
You guys all have Bolle sunglass. Is that brand the best for tennis sunglass?

I don't know. I used to have a $20 pair of no-name sunglasses that were awesome. I left them on a court one day. I kept trying different pairs to find something as good, but I couldn't. Everything I tried kept bouncing around on my face when I ran.

I went to a sports store and paid $$$ for the Bolles. They are great, but I rarely wear sunglasses to play. They just sit in the bag, just in case.

06-03-2009, 12:25 PM
2x Ag100
2x Ag200
any kind of sport drinks
representing TW waterbottle and a nike waterbottle
atleast 10 good practice balls at all times
extra contact lenses
extra solutions and cases for contacts
gloves (motorcycle)
any kind of protein snack, mixed nuts, health bars, any random snacks.
extra pair of socks, shoes, and sandals
A string cutter, just in case a string snaps i can cut the rest end of match or something.
ASO ankle brace

06-03-2009, 12:31 PM
Four different racquets from four different brands
Tournagrip 30-pack and roll of finishing tape
Folding net check stick
Tinted shooting glasses...

That is all.

06-03-2009, 12:43 PM
2 - Babolat PRD's
1- Wilson Blitz (my old back-up, back-up racket - which has a 3 yr old string job).
Extra overgrip
Cans of Balls
Empty ball cans (for serving practice)
2- bottle of sports drink
old balls for practice
+ ALOT of Various tennis junk that I've accumulated including:
(bags tags; small plastic bags containing with new grips, dampners, overgrips, etc; old tennis mags, usta mailers, pens, change, numbers of players I meant to call to play again but never got around to it, USTA diagram for determining winner in a timed out match, directions to courts, etc.)

06-03-2009, 12:45 PM
Tinted shooting glasses...

Don't hook Nanshiki on a line call... noted.

06-03-2009, 12:54 PM
Feminine hygiene products

06-03-2009, 04:08 PM
Don't hook Nanshiki on a line call... noted.

Actually I just use them for sunglasses. Lol.

06-04-2009, 04:15 AM
Feminine hygiene products

I'm surprised not one of the guys has said "Condoms."

06-04-2009, 06:05 AM
2 Wilson KSix 95
4 wristbands
2 hats
Water bottle
2 cans of tennis balls

06-05-2009, 07:02 AM
Two Wilson KTour 95 rackets strung with NXT Tour 17 ga. string @55 lbs.
Two Aso ankle braces
One pair Adidas Barricade V
One Nike hat
Two club card keys
Package of Germ-X antibacterial soft wipes
Banana Boat SPF/UVB 30 sunscreen
Ocean Potion Face SPF 45 for my face
Maui Jim Sunglasses
Empty Gatorade bottle
Three used tennis balls
Two hand towels
Three pairs of socks
Set of Wilson NXT 17 ga string
Set of Babolat Xcel 17 ga string
Two pkgs. of three Wilson pro overgrip in red
One pkg. of three Wilson overgrip in black with white flowers
Two Adidas headbands
Two sets of USTA wrist bands

06-05-2009, 07:14 AM
After seeing others I'm almost embarrassed to put mine up but we'll see how it turns out.

5 Microgel Prestige Pro's (Strung with Black code and spiral flex) various tensions.
1 Microgel Prestige Mid
2 new cans of balls.
about 20 recently used balls
full sized towel
patella knee strap
Pre wrap
athletic tape
bottle of advil
bottle of other misc drugs
8 wilson pro overgrips
2 yonex supergrap grips
$20 bill and misc. change
silver dollar for coin toss in matches
2 pens
notebook for lessons
captains notebook for team
measuring tape for net
2 extra worm dampeners
3 misc dampeners
5 rubber bands
extra car and house keys
livestrong bracelet
4 bandaids
eye drops
1 power bar
1 power bar gel
1 5 hour energy drink
extra pair of socks
extra set of shoe laces
1 jar tiger balm
2 bio freeze packets
power band for warmup
half pack of lead tape

That's all I find right now. Sometimes there can be a few other things there too.

06-08-2009, 11:45 AM
I usually have a "couple" of essentials: 2-4 racquets (currently nTour Twos), towels, dampeners, overgrips, wristbands, spare change for drinks, bandages, sunscreen... *maybe* some balls (on a good day)

Optional (if I'm going to be playing more than one match in a day): x-tra shirt(s), socks, shoes, overgrips, advil...

I can't believe the amount of stuff some of you take to the courts with you! :)

06-08-2009, 08:54 PM
I think it just looks like more when you list it as pretentiously as I did. Just got a little carried away. Two rackets, three used balls, sunglasses, bandaids, sunscreen, hand wipes, towel, tennis shoes, socks, overgrips, string, club card, ankle braces, head and wrist bands. That doesn't look as scary.

06-09-2009, 07:02 AM
3 Head Radical Pro
10+ used tennis balls
1 can new balls
1 tube of ben gay
1 tube sunscreen
4-5 wrist bands
1 dry fit shirt
1 wrist brace
1 bag mix nuts
1.5 cliff bars
1 bag TUMS
4 small orange cones
a dollar bill
2 rubber bands
4 hand warmers

06-09-2009, 07:53 AM
I dont even have a tennis bag, but this is what I bring to the court.

Wilson K Blade Team
Head TiS6 (backup)
Two water bottles
1 New can of balls
#75 Hopper of practice balls

I think I want a real tennis bag, I am going to buy one that carries 3.

06-09-2009, 08:16 AM
I think I want a real tennis bag, I am going to buy one that carries 3.

Your list is enough to justify a 6 pack bag.

06-09-2009, 10:53 AM
1 dunlop m-fil 200 plus
1 Wilson Prostaff 6.1
5 cans of balls
KSwiss Stabilors
extra shorts and a shirt
1 headband
8 wristbands (Sweat a lot on hot days)
wilson pro soft
a few variations of vibration dampening
extra babolat addiction string 17g
extra socks
fingernail clippers
a toothbrush (yet no tooth paste)
an empty water bottle

And that's the story so far

06-15-2009, 04:43 AM

:twisted: one set of natural gut string!!! :twisted:


06-15-2009, 04:45 AM
hahahahahahah Vandre i loled. good one