Bags Buying Guide

A winning game is thought out down to the smallest details and choosing the right tennis bag is just as important as choosing the right strings for your racquet.

Function, style and fashion are three major components when shopping for racquet bags, tennis backpacks or tennis totes. Not all bags are created equal and not all will have the features you need for the kind of game you play.

Questions to ask when shopping for a new tennis bag:

Do you know what kind of bag you need? Riding a motorcycle or bike to and from the court may make the decision an easy one, a tennis backpack is the only logical choice. For those who have long distances to walk to their court of choice, may need to consider the necessity of a wheelie tennis bag. Those who do not need to carry a lot of gear with them can probably get away with a simple racquet cover. Too much bag is as big of a mistake as too little of a bag. Evaluate your gear and shop with your needs in mind.

What about function? Boris Becker makes bold and sleek tennis backpacks and bags for men, filled with functional pockets, compartments and straps all in the right places. Fashionable ladies tennis bags are flooding the market right now. There are as many designs, patterns and colors as there are types of women. Cortiglia, Maggie Mather and 40 Love Courture are all very different in their unique features, but all identical in the fact that you will turn heads walking on the court.

Is brand name important? Your favorite racquet most likely came with a racquet cover, but now you need a full function bag to carry the rest of your gear. If you are a brand loyal customer, like so many of us, you want that name on the bag. Prince, Babolat and Head all have a wide selection of bags for all needs, from racquet covers to 12-pac MonsterCombies and totes to toiletry bags. Often the same technology used in your racquet is used in the bags that company makes. Volkl tennis bags are outfitted with as many technological innovations as their racquets.

If you pick the right bag now, it could be the last bag you need to buy. Read the reviews and watch the videos and make sure the bag you get fits the game you play.