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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.

A Pickleball player holding a blue and white duffel bag

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.

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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?