question about traveling with racquet

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by kblue, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. kblue

    kblue Guest

    I'm new to the board...just joined yesterday.

    As much as I've been a casual tennis spectator and player most of my life and owned a racquet for 2 years now, I feel like a relative newbie and would like a little advice.

    I'm flying across the country this weekend and am contemplating bringing my racquet with me so it's convenient for me to play while there. But...would it be ultra-dumb of me to attempt packing it in my suitcase? Do I need an actual racquet bag? Because I don't so much have room for one in the budget right now. It's a good racquet for how often I play (= not very often); I think it was in the $20-$30 range at Target.

    So...advice and tips are welcome. Thanks!
  2. spaceman_spiff

    spaceman_spiff Hall of Fame

    Aug 24, 2005
    The crappest town in Britain
    I think you'll be ok if you can fit your racket in the suitcase with some clothes and other soft items stuffed on both sides of it for cushioning (you don't want something hard to accidentally break the strings). If you can do that, I'd say go with the suitcase.
  3. kblue

    kblue Guest

    Thanks, great to know it sounds possible (and it's obviously what I was hoping).
  4. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

    Oct 1, 2005
    I have traveled internationally several times with a racquet. Put it in the cover it came with, then pack it in checked-in baggage with clothes on either side of it, and you will be fine.
  5. vinnier6

    vinnier6 Professional

    Sep 14, 2005
    if its a 20 or 30 dollar racquet then you could either buy one when you get there or risk putting it in your suitcase...either way i dont think you can go wrong...
  6. eagle

    eagle Hall of Fame

    Sep 16, 2004
    Kona, Hawaii

    I pack my racquets between clothes in a suitcase. I've done this multiple times going to the mainland. No problems.


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