What's in your Bag???

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by BLX_Andy, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. BLX_Andy

    BLX_Andy Professional

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    I've been watching a lot of those bag checks on Tennis Chanel (where's Roger's :??) and I was interested in what you guys have. I would prefer that you list your items as well

    • Racquets (2)
    • Strings (Luxilon 4G 4-Pack)
    • Towel
    • Refillable Water Bottle (32 oz)
    • 2 Gatorades (unrefrigerated)
    • Granola Bars
    • Extra T-Shirt
    • Eye Drops (my eyes get red playing during the day)
    • Sunscreen
    • Headphones (High School away matches)
    • Tennis Balls (2 cans)
    • Overgrips
    • Tennis shoes (during High School)
     
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  2. Jay_The_Nomad

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    1) 2 match day racquets with fresh string job.
    2) 2 practice racquets with old string job.
    3) prostaff 85 with full natural gut.
    4) grass court shoe
    5) hard court shoe
    6) sunglasses
    7) scissors
    8) medical tape
    9) duct tape
    10) band aid
    11) Kleenex
    12) 2 cans of unopened tennis balls
    13) overgrips
    14) rubber bands
    15) two water bottles
    16) food pouch
    17) flipflops
    18) 1 pair of spare socks.
    19) arm and leg warmers
    20) windbreaker
     
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  3. WhereIsMacMac

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    1 Racquets (2)
    2 Extra Pairs of Shirts (2+)
    3 Tennis Balls (at least 1 can)
    4 Towel
    5 Water Bottle (500mL)
    6 Energy Drink (at least 2 500mL bottles)
    7 Skittles or Snickers
     
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  4. BLX_Andy

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    A ProStaff? St. Vincent?
     
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  5. Kahlz

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    3 Racquets in match rotation
    2 Racquets for people to borrow if someone needs one
    My tennis shoes in the shoe box (anyone else carry them in the box lol?)
    A few cans of tennis balls
    Over grips
    Towel
    Change of clothes
    Jump rope
    Lucky golf ball I hit an amazing shot with
     
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  6. tdhawks

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    - 3 AeroPro Drive Racquets
    - 2 Towels
    - 2 New Cans of Balls
    - Over Grips
    - Change of Clothes
    - Jump Rope
    - Jump Stretch Band
    - Headphones
    - Kinesio Tape
    - #64 Rubber bands (Dampener)
    - Shoes (If Traveling)
    - HEED Sports Drink Mix
    - Gorilla Gold Grip Enhancer
     
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  7. BLX_Andy

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    I feel the shoe box takes too much room. Luckily my bag came w/ a detachable drawstring bag to put shoes in.
     
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  8. ilovetennis212

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    1. My racquet blx 6.1 95 18x20
    2. Back up racquet (customized one)
    3. Wife's wilson team tour
    4. 2pairs of wrist band for me
    5. 1pair of wrist band for wife.
    6. Sunglasses for me.
    7. Sunglasses for my wife.
    8. Unopened two Penn ATP extra duty balls.
    9. My visor
    10. Wife's visor
    11. My shoes (I only wear my tennis shoes inside of court.)
    12. Wife's shoes
    13. Two Bandanna for me.
    14. Two Extra dampeners.
    15. Extra socks for me.
    16. Band-Aid
    17. 6 used ball

    On second bag
    18. 6 Gatorade water bottle.
    19 My two tennis top crew.
    20. Bananas
    21. Sunblock
    22. Wallets
    23. 2 iPhones
     
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  9. ilovetennis212

    ilovetennis212 Professional

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    24. Two Towels
     
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  10. derski

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    1. Two racquets (Volkl Power Bridge 8)
    2. Two sets of Volkl Power Fiber II string
    3. Extra dampeners
    4. Yonex Super Grap overgrips
    5. Two Cans of Penn tennis balls; (1) unopened
    6. Six loose balls without cans
    7. Oakley sunglasses
    8. Nike Dri-Fit Hat
    9. Extra pair of socks
    10. Patellar Tendon strap
    11. Sunscreen
    12. Hammer Nutrition Endurolytes
    13. 2 Cliff Bars
    14. Hammer Nutrition power gel
    15. Towel
    16. 2 Camelback Podium water bottles

    7.
     
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  11. Jay_The_Nomad

    Jay_The_Nomad Professional

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    No not st Vincent unfortunately. Just the tenniswarehouse reissue.
     
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  12. darklore009

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    2 Prostaff 90 BLX
    1 Yonex Supergrap roll
    1 Wilson pro overgrip roll
    1 solinco wonder overgrip
    2 water bottles
    1 reel of black mamba
    a shoe bag
    1 training shoe
    1 nike Rf hat
    1 nike training jacket
    2 cans of new tennis balls
    1 K90
    3 towels
     
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  13. vvkid

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    2 racquets
    3 extra shirt
    3 extra short
    3 extra pair of socks
    1 visor
    1 water bottle
    1 sunblock
    2 towels
    1 pair of shoes
    1 flipflop
    1 skipping rope
    1 stretch bands
    plus some bananas
     
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  14. NineMileSkid

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    • 2 racquets
    • towel
    • 3 wristbands
    • 1 can of balls
    • 3 balls in a Tennis Ball Saver
    • empty Tennis Ball Saver, in two pieces
    • jump rope
    • net strap
    • folding tennis net measure
    • pack of overgrips, opened
    • pack of vibration dampeners, unopened
     
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  15. Bdarb

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    3 pure storm ltds
    Couple spare shirts
    Spare socks
    Hat
    coat
    Towel
    2 cans of balls
    2 plastic cinch bags (one for shoes, one for dirty clothes)
    Misc pocket- spare leather grips, spare over grips, spare laces, sciccors, super glue, icy hot, sun block, rubber band to stretch, dampeners, usta rules, stringing business cards:p and lastly, can't tell you how many times its come in handy, i always keep like ten bucks in my bag. Never know if you need balls or Gatorade or whatever and Forgot my wallet. Helps for me anyway haha

    I love having a 12 pack bag. Any smaller and I feel like I can't bring half of what I need to the courts. Granted half of that is luxury or emergency stuff, just got used to having everything I need in college when you can be gone for a while at matches. Plus the 9 and below just look funny to me now haha

    I'm curious, what size bags are people carrying these items in?
     
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  16. Kahlz

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    I carry my stuff in this bag: [​IMG]

    It is a super six I think (same thing as a 9?). So I have my racquets in the two outside compartments with the thermolining, and I have my shoebox and tennis balls in the middle compartment. My miscellaneous stuff goes in the other small pockets.
     
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  17. Bdarb

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    ^ that's a rather large looking six pack. Nice bag. Why do you carry shoe boxes?
     
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  18. Jay_The_Nomad

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    12 pack bag or me. It is actually quite a tight fit to get everything in.
     
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  19. Kahlz

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    Lol I don't really have a good reason for carrying my shoes in their shoebox, but I've been doing it since day one. The box fits perfectly in the bag, though, so it works out perfectly for me. I know I'm probably one of the only people who does this.
     
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  20. struggle

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    4 sticks
    balls
    grips
    extra clothes
    ice bag/med kit
    beer
     
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  21. Bdarb

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    Agreed. Everytime I got a larger bag I found more stuff I wanted to put in there ha. I like when people get snotty about having a bag that big. I don't understand why my bag should bother ou lol
     
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  22. robok9

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    -Blx Blade 98
    -K blade 98
    -Light cards
    -Phone when I have it with me
    -Second bag for balls.
     
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  23. serve and Justin

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    -Usually 2 racquets
    -5 pain pills
    -bottle of Advil
    -about $4 (loose change for crap)
    -2 pairs socks
    -Extra t-shirt
    -sunglass cleaning towel
    -extra roll of overgrip
    -a few rubber bands
    -at the current moment, an old overgrip I took off on the court (no trash can nearby and I forgot) and 6 of the red/green balls I have my kids hit
     
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  24. HappyMilk

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    1) Rackets (2)
    2) Wallet
    3) Phone
    4) Water Bottles (4)
    5) Pack of grips
    6) Sandals
    7) Extra T-shirt
    8) Extra Socks
    9) Car Keys
    10) A book
     
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  25. WhereIsMacMac

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    Do you guys bring guns to the courts?
     
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  26. S&V Specialist

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    5 racquets
    1 gallon orange juice container of water
    2 32oz Gatorades
    2 large towels
    2 smaller towels
    3 wash cloths
    1 roll of Tourna grips
    1 roll of Supergrap
    1 reel of lead tape
    1 roll of head tape
    1 roll of finishing tape
    2 pairs of Lotto Ultra Speed Raptor IVs
    1 pair of soccer slides
    3 pairs of socks
    1 bag of assorted band-aids
    3 rolls of athletic tape
    3 shirts
    5 hats
    8 pairs of sweat bands
    1 bag of rubber bands

    My bag is pretty full...
     
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  27. ollinger

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    3 racquets
    1 package string
    several wristbands
    towel
    sunglasses
    water bottle
    hat
    dampeners
    extra clothing
    toiletries, brush, etc.
    2 cans sardines
    flares
    compass
    matches
    condoms
     
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  28. BLX_Andy

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    Uhhhhh..... what bag do you use?
     
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  29. ArliHawk

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    2 Head Graphene Instinct MP
    4 Head Ties (2 adidas, 2 nike)
    Extra dampeners (some for me, extras for friends)
    Wilso Pro Perforated Overgrip
    Face specific sunscreen
    Smith Outlier sunglasses
    One can of Penn Extra Duty Balls
    At least 3 used balls
    1 or two towels
    Extra socks
    Extra shirt
     
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  30. BLX_Andy

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    Where do you play tennis? :???:
     
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  31. alpinenut

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    Sounds like my backpack I use for climbing and camping :)
     
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  32. Bdarb

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    I'm an American, I bring a gun wherever I go.
     
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  33. Roger Wawrinka

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    4 head prestige pros
    Vapor 9s
    Towels
    Water
    Comfortable shoes
    Extra clothes
     
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  34. BLX_Andy

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    I'm an American too. Just took me by surprise.
     
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  35. lightthestorm

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    For tennis:

    3 rackets

    A couple strings

    Pack of overgrips

    Water Container

    Extra clothes (just in case)

    Hat

    Sunscreen

    Phone, tablet, book, etc. (when Im playing the actual match)
     
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  36. Swerve

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    Racquet, shoes, tape, knee straps, water bottle, EXTRA PAIR OF CONTACT LENSES (these always come up clutch)
     
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  37. Jay_The_Nomad

    Jay_The_Nomad Professional

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    Yeah I used to bring two guns to the court.

    But then I got a gym membership so I'm packing rocket launchers now.
     
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  38. djosbun

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    Contents of my Tecnifibre ATP backpack:

    Two racquets
    Oakley Radar Path sunglasses w/case
    Small first aid kit
    Small towel
    Two cans of Penn ATP balls
    Two Nike Premium wrist bands
    Babolat Propulse 3 shoes
    Shock Doctor gel ankle brace
    Babolat Pro overgrip
    Extra string damper
    Pen and a few index cards (to write down names, phone #s, etc)
    T-shirt to drive home in
    Small pack of Tecnifibre lead weights

    Dave
     
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  39. kingcheetah

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    I got the limited edition Federer 15 pack a couple of months ago (hooray thermoguard x2) Here's what I've got inside right now:
    3 Pro Staff 90s, 2 matched (soon to add 2 more matched ones)
    1 leaded up Juice Pro (this thing is a rock, and a good loaner for friends)
    6 packs of 4g 1.25
    1 gatorade
    1 pair of Vapor 9 tours
    1 extra t-shirt
    1 extra pair of socks
    1 RCTB 1899 towel
    1 iPhone charger

    Usually there's more random stuff in there(slurpee coupons etc.) but I just cleaned it out a few days ago.
     
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  40. BLX_Andy

    BLX_Andy Professional

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    I got that same bag too. Really nice quality.
     
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  41. alpinenut

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    Ideally this is it. Sometimes extraneous stuff creeps in.

    Lucky stuffed hedgehog (joking)
    3 Modified Head Graphene Speed MPs
    1 can new balls
    1 can balls used once (warm up on wall)
    Rubberbands
    Water Bottle
    Towel
    Headphones
    Phone
    Wallet
    Spandex Arm Sleeve
    Socks
    Shoes
    Sunscreen
    Deodorant
    2 Yonex Super Grap

    I am alpinenut and that was my bag check...
     
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  42. dr. godmode

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    BLX Blade 98s x2
    Old can of Penn something balls x1-2
    New can of Penn something balls x2
    Extra Pete Sampras dampeners
    Roll of Tourna Grip
    Wristbands x2
    Nike 4.3
    Casual shoes
    Hat
    Phone
    Wallet
    Lead tape
    Reel of Golden Set Snakebite 17
    Warm up pants/jacket depending on weather
    Water Bottle
    Energy blocks
    Protein bar
     
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  43. murrfan1

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    Two racquets, one large bottle of water, and one can of fresh balls.
     
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  44. EatMyForehand

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    To those who carry extra strings, is there a particular reason you do?

    I imagine you're carrying multiple racquets, hence you have a backup in case your strings pop.

    If it's because the brand you use isn't readily available, then that's understandable. But if that's the case, do you let the pro onsite restring? Or do you bring it to your regular stringer?

    Bringing me back to my original question, is there a particular reason you carry extra strings?
     
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  45. BLX_Andy

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    For me buying a few packs (never bought a reel) just assures me I have some just in case I need a racquet restrung. And I'm pretty sure the stringer at my center does not have my string (haven't checked in a while). And I buy them in value packs. (I.e. buy 4 for the price of 3).
     
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  46. ASH1485

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    When I break my strings I give it to my stringer at the club... Where else shall I keep'em
     
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  47. EatMyForehand

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    I carry only things i need for game situations. If my strings break, i pull out another racquet. I'm not using the club stringer to restring my racquet (I use only one stringer) so I find it moot to carry extra strings around.
     
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  48. rk_sports

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    Wilson Eco Sup 6 bag
    Racquets (2 Wilson KSix One Tour 90, Head Youtek Prestige Mid)
    Wrist bands
    Balls/cannister
    Overgrips (Yonex SuperGrap)
    Zeosorb powder

    Sunglasses (Oakleys)
    Ankle Brace
    First Aid Kit (mini)
    Lead Tape
    Medical Tape
    Caps
    Sunblock
    Hand sanitizer
    Nuun Tablets
    Tissues

    Towel
    Water
    Misc (wallet, keys, phone)

    Used to carry energy bars...until I forgot them in there for months.. now all my snacking happens before the match :)
     
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  49. BLX_Andy

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    The club stringer could be his main stringer. My main stringer is the stringer that works at my tennis center.
     
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  50. novak.20v

    novak.20v Rookie

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    As of right now..
    • 3 Racquets
    • 6 Packages of string [3 Babolat Vs 17 & 3 Luxilon ALU Power]
    • 30 Pack of Solinco Wonder Overgrips
    • 2 Extra Shirts
    • 1 Extra Shorts
    • 4 Cans of balls
    • 1 Package of #64 rubber bands
    • 1 Reel of lead tape [not sure why it's in there, but it is]
    • 1 Pair of headphones
     
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