Tennis Towel Recommendations

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by Tennis_Fever, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. Tennis_Fever

    Tennis_Fever Rookie

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    Hey, I'm looking for a high quality, absorbent tennis towel that I can use for match play. Looks like TW's selection is a bit limited. Does anyone use a towel they can recommend? What about cooling towels such as Tourna LiquiCool? Thanks :)
     
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  2. struggle

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    I just use Michelle Obama's towel from a tennis session during one of her stays at the Grove Park Inn.
     
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  3. Rentaroo

    Rentaroo New User

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    I use one of the US Open towels available from TW. Before I purchased the US Open towel, I used a beach towel...basically a large bath towel (about 3 x 5 feet). The beach towel was nice, though used too much space in my backpack.

    I also have a Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad cooling towel. I really like the Chilly Pad. Soak with water and then ring out some of the excess. Works very well, especially during hot / humid Atlanta weather. I'm sure the Tourna cooling towel is very similar.

    Word of advice with these towels...ring out all the excess water and hang it up to dry. The first few times I used the towel, I only removed the excess water and then put the towel back in the storage tube, still slightly damp. I do this all the time with the artificial chamois I use to dry my car (the Chilly Pad is basically the same thing). Not a good idea with the Chilly Pad, as the towel started to smell pretty bad...probably because it absorbed some sweat. Took a few rounds in the washing machine to get it good as new.
     
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  4. SoCalJay

    SoCalJay Semi-Pro

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    I use a bamboo based towel by a company called Silversport and I love it. I've had it for a few years now and can confirm that the company's claims of better absorbency than cotton, minimal to zero smell, and lasting softness aren't BS. They sell it at a large sporting goods chain (top result if you google silversport bamboo towel). It's a good size, too... big enough to drape over your head, wipe arms, etc but small enough to keep in the side accessory pocket of your tennis bag.

    I might sound like an advertisement but this thing and my Enduracool towel are an indispensable tag team in my bag for summer match play in the sweltering southern California heat!
     
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  5. Tennis_Fever

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    Great suggestion, I will definitely look into it. Thanks so much!
     
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  6. Tennis_Fever

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    Nice lol, I've seen those towels in sporting goods stores before.
     
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