The official answer is yes. If you’re travelling by plane, the law states that taking a tennis racket with you is fine. In the US, the guidance from the TSA and in the UK from the government website, is that tennis rackets can be taken into the cabin with you, or checked in and placed in the hold with your suitcase.
Thus, the main criteria to consider when travelling with your rackets is if the bag fits into ...
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Under TSA rules, individuals are allowed to carry tennis rackets on board as hand luggage. Equivalent agencies worldwide ( like the EU) also accept tennis rackets as a carry-on items. Therefore, be advised that it is up to the individual airlines whether or not you can carry rackets with you.
Tennis Rackets. Carry On Bags: Yes. Checked Bags: Yes. For more prohibited items, please go to the 'What Can I Bring?' page.
Bringing your tennis racquets with you when traveling by air used to be something you took for granted. Most players packed their racquets in tennis bags and carried them on board without a worry. Not so anymore. After 9/11 luggage regulations became much more restrictive; that was to be expected.
The overhead bins have an ceiling that angles down since the plane is a cylinder. So while normal carry-on bags will hit the ceiling at around 22" in, the Racquet handles easily reach the back wall at around 30" in depth.