25 Best Tennis Bags 2020 | Racquet, Backpack, Duffle, and Totes

25 Best Tennis Bags 2020

Racquet, Backpacks, Duffles, & Totes

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Tennis bags often serve as player’s lifeline, containing the essential pieces of equipment and gear necessary to play and win matches.

The premise is simple. A player’s bag allows them to store and organize everything they need to have fun and perform their best. However, the best tennis bags cater to the needs of each player.

What works for a competitive player, might not be ideal for the weekend warrior or recreational player, but there’s a bag out there for everyone.

In this guide, we’re discussing the four most popular types of tennis bags, breaking down what to look for and how to choose the right one, and sharing our picks for the best bags in each category.

Type of BagTop Picks
Racquet BagBabolat Pure 9
Racquet BagVessel Baseline
Racquet BagWilson Federer DNA 12
BackpackWilson Federer DNA
BackpackVessel Baseline
BackpackBabolat Pure
DuffleHead Gravity 12
DuffleNike Court Advantage
DuffleBabolat XL
ToteWilson
ToteVessel Baseline
ToteMaggie Mather

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Types of Tennis Bags

There are a variety of bags that serve a broad range of purposes for different players, and there’s no right or wrong answer to which kind any given player should be using – it’s a personal preference.

However, specific bags tend to cater to the needs and preferences of distinct player segments with features that each would appreciate.

Racquet

Types of Tennis Bags - Racquet

Although we could technically classify all four types of bags as “racquet” bags, this category offers design features that are ideal for holding anywhere between 3 and 15 racquets depending on the size.

Of course, more often than not, players will buy a racquet bag to hold 3-6 racquets and then use the remaining space as storage for extra gear.

The easiest way to spot a tennis racquet bag is by its design, which mirrors that of a tennis racquet. They’re larger and often rounded toward the front and tapered toward the back, so racquets fit snugly in place.

Tennis racquet bags tend to cater to competitive players that own multiple tennis racquets and need a convenient way to store them along with a slew of other accessories they bring to a tennis match.

Backpack

Types of Tennis Bags - Racquet

One of the most popular bags for everyday use is also available with unique tennis-specific features, such as carrying racquets and a few other smaller essentials like shoes, water, tennis balls, and a towel.

Compared to racquet bags, backpacks don’t offer quite as much storage space, but they travel well and are super portable.

Typically, tennis backpacks will store either one or two tennis racquets in a dedicated compartment and then offer a more substantial main compartment for storing additional equipment.

Tennis backpacks are ideal for teens and adults who are just getting started learning how to play tennis, recreational players that hit the court periodically, or coaches looking for something minimal to store and bring their equipment.

They also work well for players who don’t want a large bag or have enough frames and gear to warrant the size of a racquet bag.

Duffle

Types of Tennis Bags - Duffle

If you’re a competitive tennis player who travels frequently, then a duffle bag is an ideal solution to store a few days worth of gear. However, keep in mind that not all of them will be large enough to store your racquets.

Often, players will pair their duffle bag with a racquet bag that they’ll bring to the court, but you might find some of the most competitive and tour-level players bringing both to the court.

These bags tend to offer storage and organization that’s ideal for tennis players and their equipment, but they can work well for any travel that’s a few days in length.

If you play tennis and want to show off your affinity for the sport, then a tennis duffle bag is a great option. Of course, keep in mind that you’ll need to carry it as most don’t come with wheels.

Tote

Types of Tennis Bags - Tote

For a smaller yet convenient way to hit the court, a tennis tote is a perfect option. Our favorites are large enough to store a racquet or two, while also having enough room to carry a few other small essentials.

While most of the other types of tennis bags tend to feature sporty designs, you’ll find stylish bags in the tote category with a wide variety of designs, colors, and patterns.

They feature handles to carry, which are large enough to throw over your shoulder, depending on how much you’re bringing with you, and they make an excellent alternative to tennis backpacks.

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Features to Consider

Figuring out which tennis bag to buy can be a bit overwhelming with a wide range of options to consider.

To help simplify, here are a few of the features we believe are the most important when making a decision.

Racquet Storage & Compartments

Some bags allow you to store more racquets than others. Although backpacks and totes are limited to one or two, tennis racquet bags can store up to 15 depending on the model. Here are the most common sizes:

  • 3
  • 6
  • 9
  • 12
  • 15

As you consider which bag is right for you, keep in mind that you’re likely going to need extra storage for equipment. How many racquets and extra gear you like to bring with you will determine which size is best for you.

Most competitive players will use either a 9 or 12 racquet bag, which for the most part, is plenty of room for a day at the courts.

Some of the best tennis bags offer thermally insulated racquet compartments to protect the tension of your strings by helping to maintain a more consistent temperature.

Large temperature swings can have a substantial impact on your strings’ tension and lifespan, which will likely be more or less important, depending on your level of competition.

Gear & Accessory Storage

Competitive tennis players often bring a lot of gear to the court as preparation for a wide range of unexpected scenarios that might prevent them from performing at their best during a match.

To some, overgrips, an extra pair of shoes, a change of clothes, multiple towels, a hat, sweatbands, and more might feel like overkill. However, in some cases, this extra equipment can save a match.

Some bags offer more or less storage for your match essentials, with specialized compartments for organization, so keep that in mind as you evaluate different bags.

Shoe Storage

After a long tennis match, you’ll likely want to swap out your tennis shoes for something more comfortable. Plus, you don’t want to be putting any extra wear on your shoes, either.

If you’re playing at the public courts right down the street from your house, you’ll probably do that at home.

However, if you’re traveling to tennis matches in high school, college, or playing tournaments, you’ll likely want to swap out your tennis shoes before you leave the court.

Although you could toss your shoes in any of the tennis bags we’ve covered, tennis racquet bags and backpacks frequently offer dedicated shoe compartments with ventilation.

Let’s be honest. Your tennis shoes after a match aren’t delightful, so this way you don’t need to carry them around separately, but you can also prevent them from getting other equipment dirty or smelly.

Helpful Tip
If you buy a bag that doesn’t offer a dedicated shoe compartment, you can always buy an inexpensive shoe or laundry bag to keep your used gear separate from the rest.

Durability

More often than not, your tennis bag is going to end up on the court, and for most of us, that means the abrasive surface of a hard court. It’s also going to take a beating as you travel whether you’re tossing it in the trunk or stacking it in the back of the van for an away match.

With that in mind, you’ll want to look for a durable bag to withstand the abrasion from everyday use.

Two areas to keep an eye on are the material and zippers. Higher priced tennis bags will tend to feature thicker and more durable fabrics as well as reliable heavy-duty zippers that hold up to frequent use.

Comfort

Depending on the size, type of bag, and the amount of gear you’re carrying with you, comfort may be more or less critical.

For example, tennis racquet bags will typically feature either a single shoulder strap or two straps that you can wear as a backpack. If you opt for this style bag, make sure the padding on the straps that go over your shoulder(s) is sufficient to ensure comfort when it’s full.

For tennis backpacks, the same holds for the straps, but you may want to ensure there’s ample padding for your back, so the frame of your racquets doesn’t cause you any discomfort.

How to Choose a Bag

Now that you know some of the standard features to keep an eye out for when searching for a tennis bag, let’s take a look at a few factors that you may want to consider to help narrow down your options.

Although all of these may not apply to you, if you can find one or two that are important, you’ll make choosing a bag painless.

Budget

A natural place to start is your budget, as the price of tennis bags can vary from under $50 to a few hundred dollars depending on the style and brand you’re interested in purchasing.

Luckily, each type of tennis bag we’ve discussed is available at a wide range of price points, so you should be able to narrow your options quite a bit by merely deciding how much you’re willing to spend.

Here are some price ranges to consider, which will help you narrow your options:

  • Under $50
  • $50 – $100
  • $100 – $150
  • $150 +

The vast majority of tennis bags will cost less than $150, but there are a handful of premium tennis bags, such as the Baseline Racquet Bag from Vessel, with a price just below $300.

Beyond that, you’ll find plenty of tennis totes from designer brands that will frequently cost a few hundred dollars, but those are as much fashion statements as they are functional.

Portability

Another great way to select a tennis bag is by considering how portable you’d like it to be. Roughly speaking, here’s how they stack up in size:

Type of BagSize
ToteSmall
BackpackMedium
Racquet BagLarge
DuffelExtra Large

For everyday use, tennis racquet bags and duffles are the least portable, and because they offer more storage capacity, they tend to get heavier.

For that reason, many players will find racquet bags to be overkill and opt for a backpack or tote, which travels easier and is a bit more discreet.

If you’re buying for kids or a young teenager, backpacks are some of the best options because they’re the easiest to handle and make great companions for riding bikes to the local courts.

Brand

More often than not, tennis players are inclined to buy the same brand bag as the racquet because they’re following in the footsteps of the pros, or they just like they’re gear to match.

If that’s you, then you’ll have narrowed your options significantly because each brand offers a limited selection of bags.

Of course, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with owning a Wilson bag and playing with Babolat racquets. However, you might find a few tennis snobs raise an eyebrow at the mismatch.

Level & Frequency of Play

If you play a lot of tennis and compete, the demands you put on your bag are likely going to be more significant, and a tennis racquet bag is ideal.

You’ll have extra tennis racquets and equipment that you like to carry with you in preparation for anything a match throws at you, so it’s unlikely that a tennis backpack or tote will have enough room.

On the other hand, if you play purely casually, for fun, or solely to get some exercise, then a tennis racquet bag is likely going to be overkill because you won’t have enough gear to warrant the extra size.

If that’s the case, a backpack or tote might be a better option.

As you search for the perfect tennis bag, you might be curious about some of the different brands that are available for consideration.

In this section, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular to consider as well as the types of bags they currently offer.

Traditional Tennis Brands

Each of the following brands has a significant presence in the tennis world, and they’re a great place to start for the broadest selection.

BrandRacquetBackpackDuffleTote
WilsonXXXX
BabolatXXX
HeadXXXX
YonexXXX
PrinceXXX
TecnifibreXXX
DunlopXXX
ProKennexXXX
VolklXXX
SolincoXXX

Non-Racquet Athletic Brands

The following brands emphasize shoes and apparel, yet they do offer a selection of general-purpose bags that work well for tennis players.

BrandRacquetBackpackDuffleTote
NikeXX
adidasXX

Specialty Brands

The following companies are a few others to consider when purchasing your next bag, most of which are focused on backpacks and totes.

BrandRacquetBackpackDuffleTote
VesselXXX
Glove ItXx
cinda bXX
Maggie MatherX
HadakiX
Ame & LuluXX
Cortiglia BrisbaneX
Court CoutureXX
Oliver ThomasXX
Tory BurchX

Best Tennis Racquet Bags

As the most popular style tennis bag for competitive tennis players, you’ll find virtually all significant tennis racquet brands offering them.

Although some of the larger companies like Wilson offer inexpensive and premium tennis bags, most of them sell at least one bag that we’d consider high end with roughly the same feature set.

As a result, what distinguishes many of the best racquet bags is the design or style, which ultimately boils down to personal preference.

Racquet BagDimensions (L x W x H)Price
Babolat Pure 975 cm x 42 cm x 38 cm$$$
Wilson88 cm x 31 cm x 33 cm$$$$$
Wilson77 cm x 45 cm x 35 cm$$$
Wilson76 cm x 38 x 46 cm$$
Wilson77 cm x 33 x 34 cm$$$$
Wilson78 cm x 38 cm x 33 cm$$$

*All measurements rounded to the nearest centimeter

Babolat Pure 9 Racquet Bag

Babolat Pure 9 - Tennis Racquet Bag

Babolat offers its nine racquet bag in blue and yellow to match their Drive and Aero line of racquets and a grey option for those looking for a subtler style – the grey is our personal favorite.

In terms of features, this bag has plenty of space with three main compartments to hold up to nine racquets – the center section is ideal for storing extra gear and apparel. One of the main racquet sections of the bag is Isothermal lined to help protect your strings from excessive heat.

On one side of the bag, you’ll find a larger pocket that extends the full length with internal pockets for keeping organized. On the other side of the bag, you’ll find a smaller pocket for some additional accessories, which has a shell for protecting some more delicate items.

At the top of the bag, you’ll find a dedicated shoe compartment that’s ventilated, and it also comes with a removable sack for dirty items like worn clothes, wristbands, socks, etc. We love this small addition.

From a carry standpoint, the bag features three handles – two in the middle and one at the top near the shoe compartment. You’ll also have adjustable backpack straps for carrying all your gear around.

Lastly, the bag features a name tag for you to write your contact information in case your bag is misplaced or check it during travel.

Why We Love It

  • Not too big, or too small – just right
  • Thermal racquet compartment
  • Dedicated shoe storage
  • Removable sack for dirty items
  • Backpack straps for easy carrying
  • Reliable zippers that last
  • Molded side pocket for protecting delicate items

Areas for Improvement

  • Would prefer it if both main side compartments were thermal lined
  • It would be nice if the backpack straps were removable
  • Molded side panels to keep its shape would be a nice touch
  • We’d love to see Babolat offer a slightly more subtle option where the bag doesn’t scream the branding

Vessel Baseline Racquet Bag

Vessel Baseline - Tennis Racquet Bag

There are racquet bags, and then there’s the Baseline racquet bag from Vessel that takes things to a whole new level.

Headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, Vessel introduced their first line of tennis bags in 2019, which we shared with our community back in October.

Although their newcomers to the tennis world, they’re no stranger to the bag game designing golf bags, luggage, backpacks, and more, so when we heard they had a tennis bag in the works, we couldn’t wait to check out what they had planned, and it doesn’t disappoint.

As far as features go, the bag checks all of the essential boxes. There’s plenty of storage for racquets with one thermal insulated compartment to help keep your strings fresh as well as a secondary main compartment for extra racquets and gear.

There’s a ventilated shoe compartment, four exterior pockets for all your small accessories, one of which is thermal-lined and even a velour-lined pocket for your keeping delicate items like sunglasses well protected.

Its materials are durable, the zippers offer reliable waterproof protection, and comfort wasn’t an afterthought with neoprene lined shoulder straps and a compression-molded back panel.

It comes in two colors black and grey tech and for perhaps our favorite part – it’s racquet brand agnostic, so if you’re a Wilson user today and a Babolat user tomorrow, then there’s no need to switch up your bag.

Of course, the bag isn’t perfect, but it’s the closest we’ve found to date.

Why We Love It

  • Premium materials
  • Thermally linked racquet and snack compartments
  • Dedicated shoe compartment with ventilation
  • Lots of small pockets or accessories
  • High-quality zippers
  • Super comfortable removable straps and back panel
  • Velour lined pocket for valuables

Areas for Improvement

  • It would be nice if the bag were slightly wider for extra storage
    We’d prefer both main compartments to offer thermal-protection
  • A hard-case compartment for added protection of delicate essentials like sunglasses would be awesome

Wilson Federer DNA 12 Racquet Bag

Wilson Federer DNA 12 - Tennis Racquet Bag

The Wilson Federer DNA racquet bag is a standout in Wilson’s deep lineup of tennis bags. It’s one of the best-looking bags by far, and it also comes with plenty of space to stash up to 12 racquets and extra gear.

It features two main Thermogaurd lined compartments for your racquets and equipment, which is a huge plus. Often, racquet bags only line one of their main compartments with insulation, but we think it’s great to help protect your strings and any other essential gear from higher heat.

On each side of the bag, you’ll also find an exterior pocket for some extra storage and smaller items.

The Wilson Federer DNA racquet bag also comes with handles to pick up the bag and backpack straps to comfortably carry it around.

Last but not least, the bag features updated zippers, which are an improvement over the previous generation.

Why We Love It

  • This bag looks fantastic and keeps its shape with molded sides
  • Thermal insulated main compartments to protect your gear
  • Backpack straps for easy carrying

Areas for Improvement

  • Dedicated shoe storage would be nice
  • It could be a bit wider – tight for a 12 racquet bag
  • Wilson has improved the zippers, but they still need some work
  • It would be nice if the backpack straps were on the top of the bag instead of the bottom since that’s where we place it on the ground – plus, we’d prefer if they were removable

Head Djokovic Monstercombi 12 Racquet Bag

Head Djokovic Monstercombi - Tennis Racquet Bag

Head’s Monstercombi is Djokovic’s signature tennis racquet bag that offers plenty of storage for your racquet’s and plenty of other gear.

The bag features three main compartments. The two side compartments have enough room to store up to three tennis racquets comfortably, one of which incorporates Head’s CCT+ thermal protection to keep your strings protected from higher temperatures.

The larger middle compartment offers ample storage for all of your extra gear with dividers and a few mesh side pockets so you can keep organized. There are two identical smaller, zippered pockets for storing accessories at the sides of the bag toward the bottom.

At the top of the bag, there’s a larger ventilated compartment that shares space with the center section, which provides easy entry for a pair of shoes or other dirty gear you want to keep separate.

For carrying the bag, you have two handles that clasp together for holding the bag to your side, or you can opt to use the padded backpack straps at the bottom of the bag, which adjusts in length.

Why We Love It

  • Great size with plenty of room for gear
  • Thermal lined racquet compartment
  • Larger middle compartment
  • Dedicated shoe storage that’s ventilated
  • Sturdy side panels to help the bag keep its shape

Areas for Improvement

  • Two main racquet compartments are a little tight
  • It would be ideal if both side racquet compartments were thermal lined
  • The U shaped zippers in the middle can be clunky
  • We’d prefer if the backpack straps were on top of the bag since the bottom is where we
  • place the bag on the ground – it would also be nice if they were removable

Prince Tour Slam 12 Racquet Bag

Prince Tour Slam 12 - Tennis Racquet Bag

The Prince Tour Slam 12 is an excellent racquet bag with plenty of bells and whistles to keep any competitive player happy.

For storage, you’ll find three main compartments. The two main compartments at the edges of the bag are ideal for racquets. One of them offers a thermal lining for storing up to five tennis racquets, while the other can stash additional racquets or gear.

Both sides of the bag have large accessory pockets with a handful of mesh pockets inside for storing smaller items.

At the bottom of the bag, you’ll find a dedicated and ventilated shoe compartment, while the top offers another similar pocket that’s thermal lined and makes a great spot to store a water bottle.

Uniquely, this bag includes a laptop compartment, which students and coaches might appreciate.

For carrying, the bag has handles at the top as well as removable backpack straps so that you can more easily tote the bag around.

Why We Love It

  • Ideal size for carrying racquets and additional gear
  • Dedicated shoe compartment with ventilation
  • Extra thermal cooler pocket at the top of the bag
  • Removable backpack straps for travel
  • Sturdy materials help the bag keep its shape

Areas for Improvement

  • It would be ideal if both side racquet compartments were thermal lined
  • We’d love to see Prince offer a slightly more subtle option where the bag doesn’t scream the branding

Yonex Pro Series 9 Racquet Bag

Yonex Pro Series 9 - Tennis Racquet Bag

The Yonex Pro racquet bag is an excellent option for anyone looking for a mid-sized racket bag with plenty of racquet and gear storage.

Like many of the other bags on our list, it contains three main compartments. The two at the edges of the bag are ideal for racquets, one of which is thermal lined to protect your strings from the heat.

On one side of the bag, you’ll find a large zippered accessory pocket with a single mesh inner pocket for stashing small items.

At the bottom of the bag, you’ll find a dedicated shoe compartment, which is great for keeping shoes as well as any dirty gear separate.

The Yonex Pro Series also offers a carry handle at the bottom of the bag as well as two removable backpack straps with plenty of padding so that you can easily carry all your gear.

Why We Love It

  • Good overall size with plenty of storage
  • Thermal pocket is large and fits up to five racquets
  • Dedicated shoe compartment
  • Removable backpack straps for travel

Ares for Improvement

  • An extra accessory pocket on the side of the bag would be nice
  • The thermal lining feels cheap compared to other bags
  • Dedicated shoe compartment doesn’t offer ventilation
  • No carry handles at the center of the bag, and we’d prefer the handle at the bottom of the bag is at the top

Best Tennis Backpacks

A backpack is practical whether you play tennis or not, so it’s no surprise more companies are offering them than any other kind bag.

Here are our picks for the best tennis backpacks.

BackpackDimensions (L x W x H)Price
Wilson Federer DNA22 cm x 33 cm x 48 cm$$$
Vessel Baseline33 cm x 31 cm x 88 cm$$$$$
Babolat Pure15 cm x 34 cm x 46 cm$$
Head Djokovic34 cm x 20 cm x 50 cm$$
Yonex Pro223 cm x 38 cm x 50 cm$$$
Nike Court Advantage20 cm x 38 cm x 53 cm$$$

*All measurements rounded to the nearest centimeter

Wilson Federer DNA Tennis Backpack

Wilson Federer DNA - Tennis Backpack

The Wilson Federer DNA is Roger Federer’s signature backpack that works great for any player that likes to pack light while still having plenty of room for the essentials.

The bag features a main racquet compartment that can hold up to two racquets with locking zippers, which means once zipped up, they hold their place, so they won’t accidentally open.

The main compartment is reasonably spacious and large enough to carry a few items like a change of clothes, towel, and can of tennis balls. It also offers a laptop compartment and a few organizational pockets for smaller items.

At the front of the bag, you’ll find another compartment to store items such as your shoes and keep them separate from other gear.

There are also two smaller zip pockets on the sides of the bag. One of them is thermal lined for keeping a drink and snacks cooler on a hot day, and the other is fleece lined to keep valuables like your phone or sunglasses safe.

Last but not least, the backpack straps offer plenty of padding, and there’s a handle at the top of the bag for quickly picking it up.

Why We Love It

  • Sleek all-black design
    Carries up to two racquets
    Thermal side pocket for a drink and snacks
    Fleece-lined side pocket for valuables

Areas for Improvement

  • Ventilation for the front compartment would be great since it’s ideal for shoes or dirty gear as well

Vessel Baseline Tennis Backpack

Vessel Baselin - Tennis Backpack

The Baseline tennis backpack from Vessel is a high-end tennis backpack that offers just about everything we look for in this style bag.

The racquet compartment can fit two racquets, and it’s the only one on our list that’s insulated to protect your strings from heat.

The main compartment offers plenty of storage for essentials and two internal zippered pockets lined with velour for stashing valuables like your sunglasses and cell phone.

There are also two additional non-zipper inside pockets for organizing a few other smaller items. At the front of the bag, you’ll also find another pocket for additional accessories, and there are two side pockets for storing a can of balls and water bottle, which stay flush when not being used with magnets.

The bottom of the bag has a generous ventilated compartment to store your shoes or dirty clothes, and it zips wide open for easy access.

Last but not least, the bag has a compression-molded back panel and ergonomic shoulder straps with a chest buckle that hides away when you’re not using it.

Why We Love It

  • Top-notch design and materials
  • Carries up to two racquets
  • Thermally insulated racquet compartment
  • Ventilated shoe compartment
  • Multiple pockets for smaller accessories

Areas for Improvement

  • We’d enjoy a secondary thermal pocket for a drink or snacks
  • It would be great if it had a laptop slot

Babolat Pure Tennis Backpack

Babolat Pure - Tennis Backpack

The Babolat Pure backpack is an excellent backpack option for tennis players that don’t need as much space as a racquet bag but still want plenty of storage for a day at the court.

The bag can store up to two racquets and offers excellent padding for your back to make sure it’s comfortable to carry.

The larger main compartment is ideal for all your primary gear and includes storage for a laptop or tablet.

At the front toward the bottom of the bag, there’s a dedicated shoe compartment with ventilation that also works for stashing dirty gear.

There are two smaller side compartments, and the bag also features generous shoulder straps and a chest clip to keep the bag steady when it’s heavier or when it’s riding a bike or skateboard.

Why We Love It

  • All-black design
  • Carries up to two racquets
  • Lots of plush padding at the back for comfort
  • Dedicated shoe compartment with ventilation

Areas for Improvement

  • We’d love a thermal pocket for keeping a drink or snacks cool
  • A few additional smaller inside storage compartments for smaller items would be a nice addition

Yonex Pro Backpack

Yonex Pro - Tennis Backpack

The Yonex Pro is a sporty-looking tennis backpack worth checking out if you’re in the market for this style.

It can comfortably store up to two tennis racquets in the dedicated racquet compartment while the main compartment can hold the remainder of your gear, such as a change of clothes, water, towel, and a can or two of tennis balls.

For your accessories, there are two zippered pockets at the sides of the bag, but you’ll also find a convenient pocket at the top for quick access to essentials like your keys.

At the bottom, the bag has a dedicated shoe compartment that will also work well to store dirty clothes.

Last but not least, the bag offers standard shoulder straps with a chest buckle, and there’s a grab handle at the top.

Why We Love It

  • Clean black design
  • Carries up to two racquets
  • Hidden dedicated shoe compartment at the bottom of the bag
  • Three accessory pockets: two at the sides and one at the top

Areas for Improvement

  • It would be nice if it had a laptop slot
  • We wish the shoe storage had ventilation

Nike Court Advantage Backpack

Nike Court Advantage - Tennis Backpack

The Nike Court Advantage backpack is a stylish offering that has essential storage for a player’s gear.

The main racquet compartment has enough room to store one or two racquets and is the only backpack on our list to use a separator so that the racquets don’t rub or clank against each other; it’s a nice touch.

The main compartment is spacious for keeping all your gear together, and there is a ventilated section for keeping your shoes or dirty clothes at the front of the bag, which is plenty spacious.

There’s a small zippered accessory storage area at the front, and then you’ll find two side pouches for a bottle of water or can of balls.

For comfort, the bag has generous straps and a chest buckle, and there’s a convenient carry handle at the top.

Last but not least, it’s worth noting that the bottom of the bag has a coating for extra durability and a bit of protection from moisture.

Why We Love It

  • Great style
  • Carries up to two racquets
  • Separator for racquets so they don’t hit each other
  • Ventilated compartment for shoes or dirty gear

Areas for Improvement

  • We’d appreciate a laptop slot
  • Back padding could be improved
  • It would be nice if side pockets were zippered

Head Djokovic Backpack

Head Djokovic - Tennis Backpack

The Head Djokovic Backpack is another solid offering that has all you’d expect for a day at the courts.

The dedicated racquet compartment has room for either one or two tennis racquets, depending on your needs.

The minimalist main compartment is plenty large and offers space to bring some of your essentials, and there’s also a zip pocket at the front of the bag for smaller items.

The bottom of the bag has a dedicated shoe compartment with ventilation, and you’ll find accessory pockets at the sides.

Last but not least, the bag offers standard backpack straps that join at the top for a convenient carry handle.

Why We Love It

  • Carries up to two racquets
  • Hidden dedicated shoe compartment at the bottom of the bag
  • Three accessory pockets: two at the sides and one front

Areas for Improvement

  • It would be nice if it had a laptop slot
  • It’s not our favorite design

Best Tennis Duffle Bags

Whether you’re taking a trip for a tournament, packing for vacation, or need more space to stash your gear, a tennis duffle bag is an excellent option with more storage for all your essentials.

Here are our top picks for the best tennis duffle bags.

Duffle BagDimensions (L x W x H)Price
Head Gravity79 cm x 50 cm x 35 cm$$$$
Babolat XL74 cm x 38 cm x 38 cm$$
Nike Court Advantage746 cm x 25 cm x 48 cm$$$
Wilson Tour76 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm$$$
Prince Dufflepack31 cm x 24 cm x 31 cm$$
Yonex Pro Tournament75 cm x 18 cm x 33 cm$$

*All measurements rounded to the nearest centimeter

Head Gravity Duffle

Head Gravity - Tennis Duffle Bag

The Head Gravity duffle is an excellent option that provides some of the best features for players looking for extra space.

The main compartment of this bag is spacious and has the right length to store racquets along with any gear you’re planning to bring.

This section also features an adjustable Velcro storage system that you can use to break it up into smaller compartments for organization. Plus, there are two internal zipper pockets for smaller items.

One of our favorite parts about this bag is a dedicated racquet compartment lined with Head’s CCT+ thermal lining technology to help protect your strings from extreme temperatures, which can hold up to four racquets. If you use this compartment for your racquets, you’ll free up a ton of space within the main compartment.

At one end of the bag, you’ll find a vented shoe compartment to keep them separate from your clean gear as well as an external accessory pocket at the other end of the bag and on one side for quick access to a few essentials.

Last but not least, this bag offers two padded shoulder straps that you can wear as a backpack to carry easily and a grab handle at one end of the bag for quickly picking it up on the go.

Why We Love It

  • Excellent size for a duffle
  • The main compartment organization system
  • Thermally insulated racquet compartment
  • Dedicated shoe compartment
  • Two external zipper pockets for quick access

Areas for Improvement

  • Removable shoulder straps for travel
  • An extra grab handle on the other side

Nike Court Advantage Duffle

Nike Court Advantage - Tennis Duffle Bag

The Nike Court Advantage duffle bag is another one of our favorites, which serves as an excellent mid-sized option and our pick for one of the most stylish tennis duffles out there.

It’s not the largest bag, but it does offer ample storage for your gear in the main compartment with two dedicated and padded slots for stashing two of your tennis racquets. It’s worth noting that much of the bags storage compacity is vertical in this bag. There are also two smaller mesh internal pockets for storing a few smaller accessories.

On the front of the bag, near the Nike Court logo, you’ll find a small vertical zip accessories pocket that can store some items like your keys and cell phone.

At one end of the bag, you’ll find a dedicated shoe compartment that’s ventilated, and on the other end, there’s a non-zipper pocket for placing some items loosely, such as a water bottle or can of balls.

There are two longer carry straps at the top of the bag, and buckles at either end to secure the top at the sides.

Why We Love It

  • Style – this bag looks great
  • Plenty of storage for a mid-sized bag
  • Padded sections for two racquets
  • Dedicated shoe compartment
  • Durable construction and protective coating on the bottom

Areas for Improvement

  • Main compartment zipper isn’t our favorite for packing or accessing gear – our
  • preference would be ‘u’ shaped for easier access
  • A shoulder strap would be a nice addition
  • A larger external accessory pocket would be nice

Babolat XL Duffle

Babolat XL - Tennis Duffle Bag

The Babolat XL duffle bag offers fantastic storage potential with a great-looking design and plenty of features.

The main compartment is one of the larger on our list with more than enough storage when you’re traveling. Inside, you’ll find a center three-section organization storage compartment that is detachable, so you can either use it or remove it if you prefer.

On one side of the bag, you’ll find a large accessories pocket for quick access to smaller items.

For carrying the bag, you can either use the two shoulder straps that also double as backpack straps. Both straps are removable if you’re traveling. Plus, the bag has two simple carry handles at both ends of the bag so you can quickly grab it on the go.

Why We Love It

  • Perfect size for all your extra gear
  • Organizational storage system
  • Removable straps for travel

Areas for Improvement

  • Internal zipper pockets for organization
  • An extra external accessories pocket
  • Dedicated shoe compartment
  • Thermal insulation for racquets

Wilson Tour Duffle

Wilson Tour - Tennis Duffle Bag

The Wilson Tour duffle bag is a great option for players that want the extra storage offered by a duffle, but don’t want something too large.

The main compartment for this bag has two main sections, and it’s long enough to carry your tennis racquets. You can split one of the sections with a Velcro divider for extra organization, and there are two internal pockets for keeping some smaller items – one of them is zippered.

On the outside of the bag, you’ll find a smaller zippered pocket for stashing anything that needs a bit of extra protection like a cell phone or pair of sunglasses.

At one end of the bag, you’ll find a dedicated shoe compartment, and for carrying, there are two adjustable shoulder straps with a padded Velcro grip for throwing it over your shoulder when needed.

Why We Love It

  • Large enough to store multiple tennis racquets
  • Internal organization features
  • Dedicated shoe compartment
  • Felt-lined accessories pocket for valuables

Areas for Improvement

  • It’s a bit smaller than we’d prefer for a duffle, but that may be a plus for some players
  • An extra external pocket would be a plus

Prince Dufflepack

Prince Dufflepack - Tennis Duffle Bag

Although the Prince Dufflepack is more backpack than a duffle bag, it’s a worthy alternative for players looking for a smaller option with a unique main compartment modeled after a duffle bag.

The bag features a dedicated and well-padded racquet compartment for storing two tennis racquets. Right next to this pocket, you’ll find a smaller zipped pocket for storing a laptop or tablet.

You access the main compartment by lying the bag on it’s back through a center zipper compartment as you would when opening a duffle bag, which has space to stash some of your essential gear.

At the bottom of the bag, there’s a dedicated shoe compartment, and on the sides, there are two zippered pockets with organizational storage for all sorts of accessories and snacks.

There are two open mesh pockets on either side of the bag as well, which can easily fit a water bottle and a can of tennis balls.

A felt-lined pocket at the top of the bag is perfect for storing some valuables that need extra protection, such as cell phones or sunglasses.

For carrying, the bag has your standard backpack straps as well as three grab handles – one at the top and bottom and another at the side.

Why We Love It

  • Ample compartments for organization
  • Dedicated shoe compartment
  • Laptop compartment
  • Felt-lined pocket for valuables

Areas for Improvement

  • We’d love to see Prince increase the size for something more along the lines of a bag you’d take backpacking
  • A thermal side pocket would be an excellent addition for keeping some items like a drink or snacks cool

Yonex Pro Tournament Duffle

Yonex Pro Tournament - Tennis Duffle Bag

With their Pro Tournament duffle, Yonex offers a smaller no-frills bag to stash your racquets and gear.

The bag features two main zippered compartments that can carry up to six tennis racquets each. They’re not the largest, but if you’re only storing a few racquets, there’s still plenty of room for your equipment.

On the outside of the bag, you’ll find a large accessory pocket that runs down the entire side, and at the top corner, there’s another smaller pocket that you can use to stash some extra gear as well.

For carrying the bag, two longer grab handles can be joined with a Velcro when you’re traveling.

Why We Love It

  • Simple no-frills offering
  • Large accessory pockets

Areas for Improvement

  • We’d love it if the bag were a bit larger
  • A shoulder strap would be a nice addition
  • Extra internal organization would be ideal

Best Tennis Totes

When it comes to tennis totes, the three main factors that distinguish one from another are the style, size, and price.

Here are our favorite picks for the best tennis totes.

Duffle BagDimensions (L x W x H)Price
Wilson42 cm x 19 cm x 39 cm$$
Vessel Baseline41 cm x 17 cm x 46 cm$$$$$
Maggie Mather34 cm x 15 cm x 43 cm$$$
Glove It36 cm x 11 cm x 43 cm$$
cinda b41 cm x 13 cm x 40 cm$$$$
Hadaki53 cm x 15 cm x 41 cm$$
Ame & Lulu36 cm x 13 cm x 42 cm$$$$

*All measurements rounded to the nearest centimeter

Wilson Tennis Tote

Wilson Tennis Tote

One of our favorite tennis totes is an affordable option from Wilson that offers everything you need to hit the court.

The design is sporty and simple, and it comes in a few different colors to suit a wide range of styles. Throughout the inside of the bag, you’ll find a subtle floral print for a bit of extra style.

On the outside, you’ll find two zippered and ventilated pockets, which are great for smaller items or dirty towels and clothes.

The main compartment is zippered to help keep everything in place and has enough room to store two racquets in a dedicated compartment that’s padding and includes a clasp to help keep the racquets secure.

Inside the bag, you’ll find one zippered pocket for keeping valuables safe as well as a thermal insulated pocket to hold a drink or snacks while keeping them cool. There are also a few additional slip pockets for some storing some other smaller items and a mesh sleeve to hold a medium-sized water bottle snugly in place.

We love the removable zippered shoe bag that you can use to throw in your shoes and then toss into your tote without having to worry about getting everything dirty.

Last but not least, the Wilson tote has two long shoulder straps with a padded velcro clasp for easily carrying everything with you.

Why We Love It

  • Perfect size
  • Clean and simple design
  • Lots of organizational storage
  • Ventilated side pockets
  • Thermal insulated internal pocket
  • Dedicated racquet compartment
  • Removable shoe bag

Areas for Improvement

  • Adjustable straps would be a nice touch

Vessel Baseline Tote

Vessel Baseline - Tennis Tote

Known for their premium bags, it’s no surprise Vessels tennis tote impresses with a stylish design and essential features.

The Baseline microsuede synthetic leather tote comes in four different colors and is durable, heat resistant, and easy-to-clean.

On the outside, there are two slip pockets at the side, which are the perfect size for a water bottle and can of balls. A third pocket functions as a sleeve for the handle of your carry on luggage, which means this bag is just as well suited for traveling as it is the court.

On the inside, there are two main compartments. One is padded and dedicated for carrying up to two tennis racquets with a zipper.

The other main compartment also features a zipper and is large enough to fit all your gear for the day. We love that there are five interior pockets for organizing accessories and daily essentials. One of them is a velour-lined pocket for valuables like your cell phone or sunglasses.

As a bonus, there’s a key clip, so you don’t lose them at the bottom and a removable nylon shoe bag so you can carry your shoes inside without them getting everything else dirty.

Last but not least, the Vessel Baseline tote has two straps that can go over your arm or shoulder, depending on your preference.

Why We Love It

  • High-end materials
  • Perfect size
  • Clean and simple design
  • Lots of organizational storage
  • Dedicated and padded racquet compartment
  • Removable shoe bag
  • Handy key clip

Areas for Improvement

  • A thermal insulated pocked would be a nice touch

Maggie Mather Tennis Tote

Maggie Mather - Tennis Tote

The tennis tote from Maggie Mather is another excellent option to consider when buying a new tote.

The outside of the tote features a simple sporty design that’s durable and water repellent. One of our favorite parts about the bag is the extensive color section for a wide range of preferences.

On the front of the bag, you’ll find two open slip pockets that are large for stashing a few accessories. Right above these two pockets, you’ll find the main racquet compartment on the outside of the bag with a durable lining for storing two tennis racquets.

On the back of the bag, there’s a smaller zip pocket for keeping a few valuables secure, such as your keys and a cellphone that you want to access quickly. On both sides of the bag, there are two more open slip pockets – one shorter and one taller for a can of balls or a water bottle.

The bag’s main compartment is large and deep to store a bunch of gear for a day at the courts, and it also includes a singled inside zippered pocket to keep a few smaller items safely stored.

Last but not least, the handles are wider for sitting comfortably on your shoulder and adjustable for customizing the perfect fit.

Why We Love It

  • Wide-range of colors
  • Lots of deep storage
  • Adjustable handles
  • Outside racquet compartment

Areas for Improvement

  • A few extra internal accessory pockets

Glove It Tennis Tote

Glove It Tennis Tote

The Maggie Mather and Glove It totes share a similar functional design with one main difference in that the Glove It bag stores your racquets inside the main compartment.

The outside of the bag is a durable material, and like the Maggie Mather tote, Glove It’s bag has a wide selection of color and print options.

On the front of the tote, you’ll find three open slip pockets to stash all sorts of accessories. On the back, you’ll find a zipper pocket for keeping a few of your valuables that you want to stay safe, yet accessible.

The sides of the bag feature slip pockets that are perfect for carrying a water bottle and a can of tennis balls.

Inside the bag, it’s one main compartment that offers plenty of storage for two racquets along with the rest of your gear, and a small internal zippered pocket has room for some extra small essentials.

Glove It’s wider handles will sit comfortably on your shoulder and adjust in length so you can customize the perfect fit.

Why We Love It

  • Wide-range of styles
  • Lots of deep storage
  • Adjustable handles

Areas for Improvement

  • A few extra internal accessories

cinda b Tennis Tote

cinda b Tennis Tote

Next up, the cinda b tennis tote is our pick for the cutest option.

The bag comes in a handful of different colors, and we love the stylish quilted design, which also happens to be water and stain-resistant. You’ll also find the inside of these totes offers a variety of prints for an extra fun touch of style.

Store up to two tennis racquets in the outside zipper compartment with your racquet’s resting at an angle, so they don’t get in the way.

Both sides of the bag have two smaller slip pockets that can easily stash a can of tennis balls or water bottles.

Inside the main zipper compartment of the bag, there’s lots of room to store all sorts of gear as well as a smaller internal pocket for any other daytime essentials.

The bag comes also comes with two ways to carry – a set of smaller handles for holding at your side or on your arm and an adjustable shoulder strap that’s also removable.

Why We Love It

  • Style and quilted design
  • Plenty of space for storing gear
  • Carry handles and adjustable shoulder strap that’s removable

Areas for Improvement

  • An external zipper pocket on the back would be a nice touch

Hadaki Tennis Tote

Hadaki Tennis Tote

The Hadaki tennis tote shares many similarities with the cinda b tote, including a bunch of different stylish colors and prints.

The tote stores two tennis racquets on an angle at the front of the bag with a dedicated zipper pocket.

On the back of the tote, you’ll find a large open slip pocket as well as a small zip pocket for storing a few valuables you want to keep safe.

Inside the main zipper compartment, the tote offers lots of storage as well as an internal zip pocket for keeping any smaller items that you want to carry with you.

Last but not least, the tote has two mid-size handles for carrying at your side or over your shoulder.

Why We Love It

  • Stylish design
  • Plenty of storage
  • External pockets on the back

Areas for Improvement

  • Adjustable straps would be ideal
  • Side pockets would offer some additional convenient storage

Ame & Lulu Tennis Tote

Ame and Lulu Tennis Tote

Last, but certainly not least, the Ame & Lulu tennis tote is another one of our favorites offering a stylish design that can work just as well on the court as it can off.

The outside of the bag is minimalistic with a single front zipper pocket for stashing a few daily essentials or accessories. On the sides of the bag, you’ll also find two smaller open slip pockets, which are just large enough to hold a can of tennis balls but won’t carry a larger water bottle.

Inside, there’s a dedicated racquet compartment with a zipper to store two tennis racquets and plenty of extra space to keep all of your gear for a day at the courts. The bag also offers great internal organizational storage with three pockets – one zipper and two open slip pockets.

For carrying the tote, two simple medium-length straps work well for holding the bag at your side or over your shoulder.

Why We Love It

  • Stylish design
  • Lots of storage
  • Internal organizational pockets
  • Dedicated internal racquet compartment

Areas for Improvement

  • Side slip pockets could be larger
  • Adjustable straps would be nice

Wrapping Up

Regardless of your experience, frequency of play, or skill level, tennis bags are ideal for storing and organizing your gear.

Luckily, there’s something out there for everyone, from racquet bags to backpacks, duffles, and tennis totes.

Hopefully, this guide has helped shine some light on the best tennis bags to help narrow down your options and find something you’ll love.

Of course, if you have any questions – we’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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