Bag check.. whats in your bag

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by TwistServe, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. TwistServe

    TwistServe Guest

    - 3 prestige racquets
    - sunscreen
    - rubber bands
    - oakley sunglasses
    - clothes and shoes
    - hat and visors
    - headband and wristbands
    - elbow guard for tennis elbow prevention
    - empty water bottle
    - some pocket change for gatoraid
     
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  2. BSousa

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    Two racquets
    Small towel
    Bottle of water (usually 75cl or for long matches 1.5L)
    Extra overgrip
    Can of balls
    Elbow support
    Change of clothes/shoes (if not going home straight afterwards)
    Sunscreen
    A couple books I tend to read while waiting for my usual late friends :)


    But I use a backpack :)
     
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  3. Camilio Pascual

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    I used to play with women college players and still play with a lot of women, so here are some unusual things in my big bag some of you studs might want to carry to accommodate the fairer sex:
    1. Ponytail holders and barrets
    2. Female "napkins", some female athletes still need them
    3. A baseball hat (clean)
    4. Fingernail clippers (also to cut strings on racquet)
    5. Party hats...expiration date 6/98!!!!
    6. Emery board
     
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  4. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    3 PS 85 racquets.
    Tournagrip
    nail clippers
    cap
    wrist bands
    rubber bands
    towels
    etc.
     
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  5. thejerk

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    testicles
     
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  6. dantyem108

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    NOT THIS AGAIN. :idea: New question, what is in your refrigirator????? :shock: :wink:
     
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  7. Frodo Baggins

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    Cam:Um I hope when you said napkins uh :oops: This is emberassing uh well I uh eeep :shock: you know hint hint :oops: :lol: I just hope you meant the food napkins :oops:
     
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  8. speedofpain88

    speedofpain88 Rookie

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    5 n90 rackets
    Wilson Pro Overgrips
    Clothes & Shoes
    Hats (or visors)
    Water Bottle
    Balls
    Towel(s)
    Stencils
    Pen & Notebook
    String

    And whatever else I happen to need or just have in there.
     
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  9. dantyem108

    dantyem108 Rookie

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    4 n90's, your'e giving one to me, remember? :wink:
     
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  10. slice bh compliment

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  11. 35ft6

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    - 3 Dunlop 300g's.
    - Chapstick with UV protection.
    - Old balls.
    - Some horrible Head over grips. White.
    - Towel.
    - Empty water bottles.
    - A pen.
    - Old Inside Tennis magazines.
    - Elastic band for warming up shoulders when I remember to.
     
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  12. Dedans Penthouse

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  13. tzinc

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    4 racquets
    2 pairs of shoes
    sunscreen
    2 water bottles
    1 can new balls
    3 cans old balls
    several #64 rubberbands
    change of shirt
    change of shorts
    change of socks
    towel
     
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  14. Geezer Guy

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    So I'm the only one that carries Tylonal for my knee's,
    and Potasium and Magnesium pills for when my calves start to cramp?
     
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  15. Dedans Penthouse

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    i don't want a pickle.....i jus' wanna ride my motor.......sickle........

    Geezermeister,

    this is (I'm serious) an old mother's (football) cure for whenever you feel a hint of cramps coming on--before they come full blown. Drink a small glass (5-6 oz.) of pickle brine. I'm serious. Pickle brine from pickles that DO NOT have sugar (e.g. "bread & butter" type pickles) and pickles that you'd find in the refrigerator section of the store (e.g. Vlassic). The brine contains not only the salt that you need but chloride as well. If you can stomach it, drinking it ... and giving it 15 minutes to get into your system will -- imho -- stave off cramps. There are some who'll say it's too sodium-rich, but it has worked for me. That said, I know pickle brine is not convenient when you're "out there" in a venue that doesn't have any food concession (e.g. a club), but no harm in putting it in a thermos. I think it works. Myself, I don't carry a jar of pickles in my tennis bag--least people would think I'm one of those pregnant-craving types. :)
     
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  16. hyogen

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    in my bag:

    2 Pure storm tours
    1 RDX500
    will have 1 PT280

    lots of tennis clothes--shirts, socks, shorts, boxers and several tees to change into after playing and I need to get into my car or after showering.

    sweat bands, headbands, bandanas

    a couple tennis elbow bands, wrist wrap, ankle brace, waterproof spongy bandaids that stick really well

    deodorant, towel

    balls

    eye drops/saline solution for contacts.

    oakley half jackets for doubles

    overgrips, lead tape, dampeners

    small leatherman - for cutting out strings when broken

    lots of granola, energy bars,

    digi cam

    water bottle

    hopefully some gatorade.

    might get some knee bands...for when my knees are feeling a little vulnerable/hurting from all the shock of hard courts.
     
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  17. 0d1n

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    Old thread ... but what the heck .. :p
    Currently :

    - 3 Volkl Tour 10 gen I MP's
    - 2 or 3 Vantage Customs
    - one pair of Shoes (Feather II's or Barricade II's depending on surface)
    - clothing
    - a couple of cans of Dunlop Fort
    - 2 Babolat leather grips
    - a bunch of Yonex Supergrap white overgrips
    - a bunch of vibration dampeners and rubber bands(although I don't usually use one with these rackets...I keep them for my opponents I guess :p)
    - 1 solid deodorant
    - 1 nail clipper or Victorinox Swiss Army knife for cutting strings
    - some writs bands and some lead tape
    - a few sets of strings.
    - plenty of water
     
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  18. Geezer Guy

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    Thanks. I've heard about pickle juice before, but I've never had the stones to try it. I think I'd prefer the cramps!
     
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  19. little_e

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    Pickle juice is a great hangover cure also.
     
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  20. HeadPrestige

    HeadPrestige Professional

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    3 6.0 95s
    Tourna grip xl reel
    balls
    other crap
     
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  21. matchpoint

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    This is the reason why they invented gatorade :)
     
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  22. swimntennis

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    This bag I don't know... Oh here's my watch that I lost last year.
    Um, my sooper deegital camera? It takes pictures...

    I joke. Seriously:

    (1) Wilson [K] Four 105
    (2) Wristbands
    (1) Motorola RIZR
    (2) Dollars
    (3) Rubber Bands
    (1) Pair of Shorts
    (1) Pair of Glasses
     
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  23. YULitle

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    N6-1 Tour (too much stick for me, I know. :))
    Fischer Pro 1 FT
    Two cans of balls
    Two water bottles
     
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  24. 357sig

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    3 wilson 85s,2 cans balls , overgrips, sunblock, 357 sig model 229 stainless and an extra mag, sweatbands etc.
     
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  25. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

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    Haaaa, 357 for tennis, where? Amid gangland violence?

    My bag:
    6 cans of balls, five sticks, four condoms, three nalgenes, two bottles of wine and a change of clothes.

    Kidding. I'm married now.

    That was just a play on the legendary line by Francis X. Shields years ago when asked how he managed to pack for such long tennis trips. Besides his tennis gear, he packed a pair of pajamas and a fifth of whiskey.

    What's really in my bag?
    3 cans of Dunlops, four frames, 5 wristbands, one pair of flipflops, a dwindling reel of Wilson Pro Overgrips, two Pacific hats, some cash, a pen and pad, two nalgenes, two pairs of socks and underwear, two Diadora tees and shorts. And one photo of my family, which helps me stop playing when it's time to get home for dinner/bath/bedtime reading.
     
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  26. chroix

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    2 racquets
    2 cans of balls
    sweatbands
    hat
    phone
    jump drive
    ipod
    dry t-shirt
    jacket
    various party supplies, because you never know...
     
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