13 Best Pickleball Bags, Backpacks, Duffels and Slings (2022)
A guide to finding the right bag to take with you to the local Pickelball Tournament.
The Thursday before tournament weekend is definitely not the time you want to be shopping for a new pickleball bag, as Amazon just isn't going to deliver it to you on time. Though, it would be pretty slick to have them ship it straight to your hotel. But that's beside the point.
What matters is you're going to want to have your paddle bag packed and ready to go so that you can beat the traffic and get to your matches. What's more, you're going to need a bag that can fit all of the equipment you're going to want to bring, from your paddles, to your practice balls, to your shades.
That's where we come in. We'll walk you through some solid bag options and help you discover a good fit for you. We won't even take offense if you're the type of person who uses their gym duffel bag for tourneys. To each their own we say.
Franklin Sports Pickleball Bag
Franklin Sports Pro Series Pickleball Paddle Bag
HEAD Racquetball & Pickleball Backpack
Niupipo Pickleball Bag
Papepipo Portable Pickleball Racket Bag
Pik’le’Ball Women’s Premium Pickleball Bag
ZOEA Backpack Pickleball Bag
Selkirk TOUR Performance Backpack
ONIX Pro Team Paddle Bag
Babolat Maxi Backpack
Wilson Super Tour Paddlepak
Vulcan VTOUR Pickleball Backpack
K-Swiss Pickleball Backpack
Pickleball Bag FAQs
What types of bags are on the market?
It's really a trade off between storage and mobility. If you're driving your car to a match, then you'd do pretty well with a duffel pag. If you are riding a bike to the local courts, then a sling or even a backpack might be a better choice for you. Give some consideration to the types of things you like to bring along with you when you play pickleball and then plan accordingly.
Will a racquetball or tennis bag work?
Yes. Heck, your (or your kid's) grade school knapsack will do in a pinch. The additional size of a tennis bag will help you out a lot if you're someone who likes to keep an extra towel or a lot of sunblock on hand.
What should you pack in a pickleball bag?
Paddles, shoes, pickleballs, and a towel come to mind. Other items include sunglasses, sunblock, a visor, a long-sleeve shirt for cooler days, and more.
25 Things to Bring to a Pickleball Tournament
Pickleball Pro, Glen Peterson, discusses all of the important items he packs in his Pickleball Bag on tournament day. After playing in 50+ tourneys over the years, he's figured out what works and doesn't work. You bound to get some good ideas from him in this video, so check it out.
Should my Pickleball bag be waterproof?
If you're playing in tournaments in the Pacific Northwest, then yes, absolutely. If you're playing in Arizona, then you'd do fine without. That said, it's a decent feature to have. If it's within your budget, then why not?