Help Choosing Tennis Bag

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  1. aquang93

    aquang93 New User

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm wanting to pick up tennis again and want to get a tennis bag.
    I currently own 3 tennis rackets.

    I've mainly looking at these 3 bags:

    Technifibre Team ATP 3-Pack
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Tecnifibre_Team_ATP_Tennis_Bags/descpageBGTFUSA-TFPATPT3.html

    Prince Victory 6-Pack
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Prince_Victory_Bags_BlackWhite/descpageBGPRINCE-PVBW6.html

    and Wilson Match Collection 6-Pack
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Wilson_Match_Collection_Bags/descpageBGWILSON-WM6.html

    I'm on a budget which is why i looked at less than $40 bags, including the TW bag but i couldn't find much review on it.
    Any recommendation between these bags? Or should i save up a little more for a different bag?
     
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  2. jim e

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    All depends on what you are planning to put inside your bag.
    For me , bigger is better, to a degree.
    I put in 3 racquets with covers so they do not get banged around, tennis clothes, towel, soap, deodorant, 2 water bottles, snacks, phone, hat, sunglasses, tennis shoes, sun blocker, a few tubes of balls, tape measurer (net typically not set properly), room for another racquet that someone drops off to be strung, etc. etc. so it all adds up, and if you go too small, say goodbye to the zippers when you try and zip it shut.
     
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  3. BLX_Andy

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    if you have 3 I would recommend going with a 12+ pack bag. The extra space is good for other items such as sunscreen, dampeners, overgrips, towels, shoes, etc. I have a 15-pack bag but only have 2 racquets, the extra space is taken up by the items I listed above.
     
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  4. SJSA

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    Even though you have 3 racquets, you should have at least 6-pack bag for your stuffs like balls, shoes, etc.
     
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  5. Fuji

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    For literally every day use as a coach I only bring 2 sticks, but I use a 15 tour bag for all the other stuff I carry. Mainly clothes, extra shoes, water, sunscreen, phone charger, keys, wallet, and books.

    -Fuji
     
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    Every time I have bought a bag, I wish I had gotten a bigger one.

    I suggest picking what you think is best and then go one size bigger..
     
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  7. Silent

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    The problem is the OP had a budget of $40.

    Getting a 15-pack was not an option, unfortunately.
     
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  8. struggle

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    The problem with skimping on a bag purchase is this:

    No matter the size or the quality, you'll always wish you had purchased more of both.

    I currently have the Technifibre Pro ATP Monster. It may just be "the cadillac" of bags, but i still wish there things better about it...........but it's hard to beat. (i don't need bigger, just want even MORE organization options and this bag is already pretty good in that aspect).
     
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  9. TW Staff

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    One of my favorite bags right now AND it's under $40 and a 9 pack!

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Volkl_Team_Tennis_Bags_BlackGreen/descpageBGVOLKL-VTM139.html

    Michelle, TW
     
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  12. aquang93

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  13. Silent

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    Must be nice not to know what a budget is.
     
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  14. struggle

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    don't get me wrong, I know what a budget is.

    i also realize that usually you get what you pay for.
     
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  15. Fuji

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    It's probably the best bag I've ever used, and I've thrashed a ton. So far it's been holding up ridiculously well from heavy daily use.

    -Fuji
     
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  16. Bagumbawalla

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    1, If you have (mostly) Prince rackets- I would go with the Prince bag- especially if that's a bag you ike, anyway. Number one choice.

    2, However, there are lots of other options than just buying a standard bag- You could use a backback and let the handles stick out of the top. Lots of people do this. It is convenient and in some ways makes more sense than a bulky bag in most situations.

    3, If you want a reqular tennis bag and price is an issue and you have the time- consider looking in locak thrift shops. I have found several that way. 2 weeks ago I found a 15 racket Wilson Tour (last year's style) for $10. If you have the time for looking and looking and looking.

    4, You might consider going a more individualistic rout. Carry your rackets in an old guitar case, Hello Kitty tote, airline carry-on, duffle/scuba bag or any other idea you can come up with.
     
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  17. texacali

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    I have three bags, all different sizes, but tend to defer to my backpack (two rackets) for most purposes like practice. My largest bag, which holds four in the main compartment, is great for multi-day tourney, but too bulky for daily use. I tend to buy from an auction site, and have picked up two of my bags brand new for less than $20.00 + shipping.
     
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  18. struggle

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    I really like the "Hello Kitty" idea, but I think "My Little Pony" would garnish more respect these days...
     
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  19. lgbalfa

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    12 + seems excessive to me.
     
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  20. struggle

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    Yeah, it is to some. I use a 15 pack to carry 4 rackets and gear. Works perfectly.
     
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