View Full Version : Flying with tennis gear. Help

10-06-2004, 08:16 AM
Our 3.5 men's team is traveling to Tucson tomorrow for the USTA National Championships. I've never flown w/ tennis gear and am concerned with checking it. Can you carry-on your tennis bag? Anyone have any suggestions or experience in this matter? Thanks


10-06-2004, 03:13 PM
A small tennis bag that holds 3 racquets will fit as a carry on but a bag that holds 6 will probably not, unless you just have tennis racquets in it. I had to check my bag and it was a bag that held 6 racquets and i had three in the bag and things such as shoes and clothes. The bag and everything came out fine, nothing wrong with the racquets whatsoever.

Max G.
10-06-2004, 03:56 PM
I had a bag with 3 racquets, some balls, a little bit of other stuff. Took it as carry-on, there was no problem.

10-07-2004, 03:18 PM
Ditto what Max said.

Lately, I have packed my frames in a regular hard-sided bag. They take up very little space and the clothes in the bag provide plenty of protection. I use my racket bag as a carry on for other things. It makes it easier to stuff in the overhead without the frames getting slammed.

The luggage hold gets cold but even on a six hour flight, I have noticed little or no difference in string playability.

10-07-2004, 03:30 PM
I've got a big 12 racquet bab case, and have taken it on numerous occasions on flights. I only have usually 5-6 racquets in it, but then I cram all the unused space with other stuff. Fits perfectly into most overhead bins, (haven't had any issues yet), but sometimes it is a tight squeeze on smaller planes like CRJ's. It always fits, though.

10-07-2004, 04:01 PM
Always take a 6-pack bag with me on flights.
Never had a problem.

10-07-2004, 04:03 PM
I take my bag with 4 racquets and all my tennis stuff without a problem.

10-30-2004, 03:50 PM
will it still be alright if i bring my tennis gear on a plane ride that is 14 hours long?

10-30-2004, 03:55 PM
I wouldn't worry. Worst case, you have to gate check it and you can pick your gear up as you de-plane.

10-30-2004, 04:25 PM
will it still be alright if i bring my tennis gear on a plane ride that is 14 hours long?

What's the difference??

10-30-2004, 10:21 PM
i dont know...high altitudes for longer time?