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.
The first thing to know is that the TSA allows tennis rackets to be carried on board. The same is true of most equivalent agencies worldwide, including the EU ( see EU policy here ). So it is up to the individual airlines whether they want to allow rackets on board their flights or not.
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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.
If you've ever traveled on a plane with a tennis racket you'll know how difficult it can be deciding whether to put the racket in the hold or take your chance trying to take it on board as hand luggage. This leaves me to think that the most straightforward answer is to plan that it will not be allowed on board - and pack it securely in my luggage to be placed into the hold!
Tennis rackets are allowed in your carry on bag,however you could save a lot of anxiety if you would check your airline carry on size before taking your Tennis racket onboard. Some airline are more friendly with sporting equipment and that won’t cause too much hassle, others may make the process a bit hard.
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Tennis Rackets. Carry On Bags: Yes. Checked Bags: Yes. For more prohibited items, please go to the 'What Can I Bring?' page.
How to travel with a tennis racket? 1. Bring a tennis racket when traveling by plane. 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.
The brochure quite explicitly says that tennis rackets are fine on-board. However, there's this blog post which clubs tennis rackets together with golf clubs, baseball bats, spears, bows and arrows and likes. So the score is 2 against 1.