If you plan on playing a tennis match to win, then there are a few things you will want to have on hand to ensure you can stay in the game. Good weather is not always guaranteed, and you never know when your personal tennis equipment may break or malfunction. Preparation is key, as having essential items in your tennis bag means you are ready for anything, and that could make all the difference between winning and losing. So, grab your sports bag, check what you have and make note of things to add.
Here are six essential items you should consider keeping in Wilson tennis bags every time you have a match:
- Multiple racquets: Of course you want to pack your favorite tennis racquet to play a competition match, but what are you going to do if something happens to it mid-game? A string could snap, and there’s a chance of it cracking after a drop. This is why you should always bring at least two racquets with you, or more if you’re prone to breaking strings.
- Tennis balls: Whether you are playing in a professional match or meeting a friend down at the park courts, it’s good form to bring extra balls. For serious matches, you might have some time to warm up beforehand, so having a ball in your bag is a good idea for practice time. If you’re playing recreationally, don’t only rely on your friend to always
bring the balls. Contribute a few each game!
- A towel: Not only is a towel good for soaking up sweat, but you can also use it to wipe off dirt after a fall on the court. And hot ground and itchy grass will be no match against a soft towel; lay it out to do your pre- or post-game warm ups and stretches.
- Extra clothing: Tennis is a sport that requires a lot of energy, and with releasing energy comes sweat. Your feet and body, which are constantly moving, are likely to become saturated, especially if a match runs over. You don’t want to be uncomfortable while playing, but come prepared to the court with extra clean clothing and you won’t have to worry.
- Flip-flops: Your feet need a break, whether it’s in between matches or after a game. Wearing your moist, sweaty socks is not good and will just give you blisters if left on for too long. Instead, bring a pair of flip-flops to change into when you’re off the court. This will give your feet a chance to rest and your shoes time to dry out.
- Water: It’s important to stay hydrated during a tennis match. Without water to keep you properly hydrated, you’re not going to perform as well—you may even faint or suffer from muscle cramps.
Professionals carrying Wilson tennis bags are prepared with all these important items. Are you? For all the gear and necessary supplies you will need to make it through your next match, shop Lawler Sports’ wide selection of tennis products. We are your one-stop shop for everything tennis!