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Loco4Tennis
08-18-2008, 02:24 PM
I just tought it would be interesting to see where everyone plays!
you know, the courts you like to play at
how many courts you have, etc
i have nine of them by the way, recenttly more and more people have beenshwoing up to play, so its nice to have this many
the lonely court at the back is a basketball court, almost no one uses that :-)
here is a picture of mine:
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb217/NachoNator788/TennisCourts.jpg

jmverdugo
08-18-2008, 02:54 PM
Here are mine! (at least where I mostly play)

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/jmverdugo/Nuevaimagen-1.jpg

There are 10, 4 over the baseball field and 6 below. All hard courts.

jppc
08-18-2008, 02:56 PM
I just tought it would be interesting to see where everyone plays!
you know, the courts you like to play at
how many courts you have, etc
i have nine of them by the way, recenttly more and more people have beenshwoing up to play, so its nice to have this many
the lonely court at the back is a basketball court, almost no one uses that :-)
here is a picture of mine:
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb217/NachoNator788/TennisCourts.jpg

lol @ at the name of the high school BATTLE FIELD! pretty accurate name for a high school these days!

jppc
08-18-2008, 03:07 PM
anyways here are mine, at my local uni two courts they recently have been repainted and stuff so they look a tad better

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/4861/courtsjp3.jpg

xtremerunnerars
08-18-2008, 04:15 PM
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7243/courtsqn0.png

Loco4Tennis
08-18-2008, 05:26 PM
lol @ at the name of the high school BATTLE FIELD! pretty accurate name for a high school these days!

its a every day tyep fo HS, in the middle of the virginia suburbs, where that stuff goes down :-(
not too far from here, a kid got cought with like 6 shot guns in his locker, this was in a middle school
damm kid did not go through with it, or some of his buddies gave him up before he pulled it off
why cant kids just slugg it out like the good old days, nothing but fistacuffs, that way, you live to fight another day!!

anyway, on the courts i play, sometimes the deer come all the way to the fence while grazzing, they spook the hell out of my dog :-), he goes with me all the time and i keep him on the inside of the 4 courts

Loco4Tennis
08-18-2008, 05:27 PM
Here are mine! (at least where I mostly play)


There are 10, 4 over the baseball field and 6 below. All hard courts.

this is a large complex
i also saw several soccer courts, is that the second biggest sport in your area?

Loco4Tennis
08-18-2008, 05:30 PM
you've got the nicest complex thus far

are the blue courts, or rather near the blue courts, is that the indoor facility?
how many courts all together?

Hidious
08-18-2008, 08:38 PM
Here are mine! (at least where I mostly play)


There are 10, 4 over the baseball field and 6 below. All hard courts.
I see 2 more across what looks like..a parking?

jmverdugo
08-19-2008, 03:31 AM
this is a large complex
i also saw several soccer courts, is that the second biggest sport in your area?

Actually, first come baseball/softball and then futbol.

jmverdugo
08-19-2008, 03:32 AM
I see 2 more across what looks like..a parking?

Yep, that is a parking and those two courts are from another club.

Oui, c'est moi.
08-19-2008, 04:52 AM
http://i37.tinypic.com/2mebbzo.jpg

Loco4Tennis
08-19-2008, 05:09 AM
oui, c'est moi,

looks like a doubles and singles match is in session at time of the picture :-)

are does grey clay courts too?

Oui, c'est moi.
08-19-2008, 05:31 AM
oui, c'est moi,

looks like a doubles and singles match is in session at time of the picture :-)

are does grey clay courts too?
Haha well spotted!

Unfortunately, with the kind of weather we have here, no clay courts to be found. :(

The grey courts are faded HC, they've been repainted recently.

flemby2112
08-19-2008, 12:08 PM
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=39.788267,-89.676906&spn=0.002201,0.003455&t=h&z=18
Here are mine.

Vincescourt
08-19-2008, 01:45 PM
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Char
08-19-2008, 01:57 PM
Cool thread.

These are my regular courts. This first is the set of hard courts at my old high school. They are well maintained and have windscreens on most sides. No backboards. They're used a fair amount, but there's always a couple courts free unless the high school is having matches there.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c299/aeralure/tennis_01.jpg

These are my favorite courts. They're in the park. You cant really make it out, but there are four clay courts above the four hard courts. The hard courts are not quite as well maintained as at the high school, so if we want hard court play, we dont really use the park unless its windy or matches are running at the high school. Where these courts shine is in the clay courts. They are very well maintained and again, surprisingly, almost always have a court or two free except during the late morning during a few weeks of our tourist season. I love these courts. Great wind protection from those trees, and I play on clay as a preference, luckily having them available right around the corner.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c299/aeralure/tennis_02.jpg

Finally, these are my off-season courts of choice. They're in the bubble to the left of the hard courts in this picture. I play on these once or twice a week during the off season and there are four in there. They have an artificial surface. Not really sure what type, but its the synthetic with a little bit of give. They are fun to play on. Have to drive a bit further to get to these.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c299/aeralure/tennis_03.jpg

HappyAndFriendlyAlways
08-19-2008, 02:29 PM
show me an overhead of you playing tennis

Leelord337
08-19-2008, 02:56 PM
san jacinto college north (where i learned to play and still play most of the time)
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/sanjac.jpg

and rice university (where i play league tennis and late night tennis) we try to get stadium court all the time
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/rice.jpg

Vincescourt
08-19-2008, 03:01 PM
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=26.013178,-80.176798&spn=0.001352,0.003422&t=h&z=19

Loco4Tennis
08-19-2008, 05:40 PM
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=39.788267,-89.676906&spn=0.002201,0.003455&t=h&z=18
Here are mine.

they are not playing arround on these courts,
there is nothig to do other than tennis
great stuff,
must be a pain when fall comes in, all the leaves :-)

what about the ones on the top, are they standard size curts as well, or are they diffenrent in someway?

Loco4Tennis
08-19-2008, 05:47 PM
Cool thread.

These are my regular courts. This first is the set of hard courts at my old high school. They are well maintained and have windscreens on most sides. No backboards. They're used a fair amount, but there's always a couple courts free unless the high school is having matches there.



These are my favorite courts. They're in the park. You cant really make it out, but there are four clay courts above the four hard courts. The hard courts are not quite as well maintained as at the high school, so if we want hard court play, we dont really use the park unless its windy or matches are running at the high school. Where these courts shine is in the clay courts. They are very well maintained and again, surprisingly, almost always have a court or two free except during the late morning during a few weeks of our tourist season. I love these courts. Great wind protection from those trees, and I play on clay as a preference, luckily having them available right around the corner.



Finally, these are my off-season courts of choice. They're in the bubble to the left of the hard courts in this picture. I play on these once or twice a week during the off season and there are four in there. They have an artificial surface. Not really sure what type, but its the synthetic with a little bit of give. They are fun to play on. Have to drive a bit further to get to these.



thats alot of courts for a highschool, the most ive seen is 10

and you are right, you seem to have plenty of options where you are
i myself prefer the high school ones, they are about 5 years old, so very new and clean
plus the lights let me play there until 10 at night at times
the public park near me usuto have 4, they cut them back to 2 and they are poorly kept, but still playable, i go there when it just rained, because the courts are slanted from left to right, so their is never any poddles :-)

quest01
08-19-2008, 06:09 PM
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=43.065385~-76.132974&style=a&lvl=19&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=8757971&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1

These are the courts I play at on occasion. It's a Tennis club that consists of 9 clay courts and 1 hard court. The clubhouse is like walking into the 1920's, it's as old fashioned as you can get. There are no TV's or anything technological. Also there is no actual parking lot, you park on the side of the road.

jmsx521
08-19-2008, 06:10 PM
http://i37.tinypic.com/2lkxxuf.jpg

Loco4Tennis
08-19-2008, 06:18 PM
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=43.065385~-76.132974&style=a&lvl=19&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=8757971&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1

These are the courts I play at on occasion. It's a Tennis club that consists of 9 clay courts and 1 hard court. The clubhouse is like walking into the 1920's, it's as old fashioned as you can get. There are no TV's or anything technological. Also there is no actual parking lot, you park on the side of the road.

thats good stuff, you ever see wooden racquets being use there as well?

by the way, the birds eye view of your courts makes them look cool too

Loco4Tennis
08-19-2008, 06:39 PM
here are the courts i grew up playing in, back in the day
these courts are in South America, Cochabamba, Bolivia
all red clay courts, i use to come home, orange after paying on these :-D i was too little to really apreciate them entirely,
i mosttly went to the club my father and my grand father attended for the pool, i remember it had a cool slide of the diving boards, i was maybe 5
when i go visit the old country i swing by them sometimes, this is a major tennis club in Cochabamba, infact, its the only one i know off

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=prado+cochabamba,+bolivia&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=-17.381721,-66.158112&spn=0.003302,0.004227&z=18

S H O W S T O P P E R !
08-19-2008, 06:42 PM
I'd show mine but it's indoor.

Loco4Tennis
08-19-2008, 06:45 PM
I'd show mine but it's indoor.

:-D :shock:

king of swing
08-19-2008, 06:59 PM
http://i37.tinypic.com/24ook1i.jpg

This is where I play recreationaly... its at my school. My school has two campuses, this is at East the one I go to and the one closer to my house

http://i34.tinypic.com/33tldnl.jpg


This are the varsity courts at the west campus... where I play for most the school season. Ecept now there is one more court added on to the left end and two more below the courts on the right side...google earth is a little out dated ;-)

Loco4Tennis
08-19-2008, 07:09 PM
This is where I play recreationaly... its at my school. My school has two campuses, this is at East the one I go to and the one closer to my house

This are the varsity courts at the west campus... where I play for most the school season. Ecept now there is one more court added on to the left end and two more below the courts on the right side...google earth is a little out dated ;-)

hey, thats a good spot, you play tennis and then walk across the street to get some pizza :)

i bet everyone wants the court with the shade in the summer time, i know i would

jmverdugo
08-19-2008, 07:35 PM
san jacinto college north (where i learned to play and still play most of the time)


and rice university (where i play league tennis and late night tennis) we try to get stadium court all the time


So you are from Houston? I will be there oct 4-13. I looked in google earth for courts around the hotel and those from rice university apparently are very close, I will be staying here:

11050 SW Freeway
Houston, TX 77074

Is it close? do you know any other courts around? thanks and sorry for HJ the thread :oops:

Leelord337
08-19-2008, 07:45 PM
^^actually thats about a 30 min drive to rice university from there. (looked it up on google maps)

you can use this link to find the courts closest to you
http://www.houstontennisplayers.com/SportsPHP/FindCourt.php

jmverdugo
08-19-2008, 07:54 PM
^^ Ok, I just found Lee LeClear Tennis Center, does anybody can go there and play?

Leelord337
08-19-2008, 07:56 PM
yeah, its not free though. about $6 an hour. but some really good players go there so u should find somebody to hit with.

jmverdugo
08-19-2008, 08:02 PM
Thanks for the info. Hope I get the time to hit some balls.

quest01
08-19-2008, 08:17 PM
thats good stuff, you ever see wooden racquets being use there as well?

by the way, the birds eye view of your courts makes them look cool too

The first time I went there was about a few years ago and it was a men's drill on Monday which ran from 6pm-dark. I was the only person who was in my 20's, everyone else was at least 45 or older. So I obviously felt out of place.

I have seen some people use wooden racquets while wearing retro, early 1900's tennis apparel. Sometimes playing there feels like I transported to the past.

They don't even accept credit card payments.

TheShaun
08-19-2008, 08:23 PM
best thread in a long while.

these are my regulars.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=18th+ave+%26+heather+st+vancouver+bc&sll=-17.381721,-66.158112&sspn=0.002621,0.003455&ie=UTF8&ll=49.254809,-123.120496&spn=0.000896,0.001727&t=h&z=19&iwloc=addr

these are on the roof of a parking lot.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Stamps+Landing,+Vancouver,+Greater+Vancouver,+Br itish+Columbia,+Canada&sll=49.254809,-123.120496&sspn=0.000896,0.001727&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=0,49.268690,-123.118000&ll=49.266495,-123.118469&spn=0.000896,0.001727&t=h&z=19

i play here sometimes too.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=david+lam+park&sll=49.254809,-123.120496&sspn=0.000896,0.001727&ie=UTF8&ll=49.271517,-123.126212&spn=0.000896,0.001727&t=h&z=19&iwloc=A

Loco4Tennis
08-20-2008, 07:25 AM
best thread in a long while.

these are my regulars.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=18th+ave+%26+heather+st+vancouver+bc&sll=-17.381721,-66.158112&sspn=0.002621,0.003455&ie=UTF8&ll=49.254809,-123.120496&spn=0.000896,0.001727&t=h&z=19&iwloc=addr

these are on the roof of a parking lot.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Stamps+Landing,+Vancouver,+Greater+Vancouver,+Br itish+Columbia,+Canada&sll=49.254809,-123.120496&sspn=0.000896,0.001727&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=0,49.268690,-123.118000&ll=49.266495,-123.118469&spn=0.000896,0.001727&t=h&z=19

i play here sometimes too.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=david+lam+park&sll=49.254809,-123.120496&sspn=0.000896,0.001727&ie=UTF8&ll=49.271517,-123.126212&spn=0.000896,0.001727&t=h&z=19&iwloc=A


these are some really nice courts, not so much the court itself but the location and what the scenery would look like
the second and third specially would be nice play at
the view from the third courts you posted must be something else, good stuff
but if the weather tempeature drops and or their is wind, that would put a damper on that :-) still nice to play and look at the water

the rooftop courts, area little unsettling but would also feel like your playing ontop of the world :-)

flemby2112
08-20-2008, 07:28 AM
Loco, the top 4 little courts are for paddle ball.

kngoPITT
08-20-2008, 08:32 AM
My regular courts are only a 5 minute drive away from my house :)

http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/7476/tenniswhitehallog3.jpg

The high school I went to has really bad courts (huge cracks, weeds, no lights for night play, and a huge slope)...so bad in fact they closed them.

http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/6448/tenniswhitehall2nq5.jpg

Swissv2
08-20-2008, 08:48 AM
http://i37.tinypic.com/2lkxxuf.jpg

Looks like nice courts

flash9
08-20-2008, 09:02 AM
I play out of Seven Oaks in Raleigh, NC
http://i33.tinypic.com/30wpk7t.jpg
We have three swimming pools (obviously this picture was taken during the Fall or Winter time), eight hard courts to the left, and we actually have twelve Har-Tru Clay courts. This picture only shows eight, but they just added four more this spring to the right hand side in front of the water tower. 8-)

Loco4Tennis
08-20-2008, 09:16 AM
I play out of Seven Oaks in Raleigh, NC

We have three swimming pools (obviously this picture was taken during the Fall or Winter time), eight hard courts to the left, and we actually have twelve Har-Tru Clay courts. This picture only shows eight, but they just added four more this spring to the right hand side in front of the water tower. 8-)

thats a nice complex, and the picture really shows them well

so when you wanna play on the clay courts, can you just take one of them or you gotta schedule them? i would imagine that thoes would be the ones that get filled up first
hard courts are nice to play in because of the way the ball behaves IMO very predictable, but the softer courts are nice because your joints dont get as beat up by the constant impact

jmsx521
08-20-2008, 09:34 AM
Looks like nice courtsActually, trees next to tennis courts is not a good idea, because of:
* all the junk that falls from the branches
* the roots crack the surface on the court
* the shadows are uneven... it's tough to play on sunny days
* the branches cover some of the lights in the evening
* after rain, courts dry slower and uneven because of shadows

flash9
08-20-2008, 09:40 AM
thats a nice complex, and the picture really shows them well - so when you wanna play on the clay courts, can you just take one of them or you gotta schedule them? i would imagine that those would be the ones that get filled up first hard courts are nice to play in because of the way the ball behaves IMO very predictable, but the softer courts are nice because your joints don't get as beat up by the constant impact

We actually have a chalk board on the front of the small clubhouse. You sign up for an open court, and put your start time, 1.5 hours later you potentially can be bumped. The only exception is league matches which we let the club know in advance (they actually take ALL of the different teams matches and have a calender that is posted in a window of the clubhouse), and they mark the courts in advance for the teams. It works OK, sometimes I think it would be nice to be able to make reservations, but other nearby clubs have problems with that as well. :confused:

At 45 years old I much prefer the Clay vs Hard. Our dues are about $500 annually, and that includes the swimming pool, and plenty of FREE Beer about a dozen times a summer at the pool! :shock:

I got this angle from MS Live Maps, I was very impressed myself! 8-)

IceNineTX
08-20-2008, 09:49 AM
http://i33.tinypic.com/5xj1ja.jpg

Loco4Tennis
08-20-2008, 10:05 AM
ok i see 10 courts, how many do you have

IceNineTX
08-20-2008, 10:18 AM
ok i see 10 courts, how many do you have

Asking me? There are 10. 8 are in great shape, but the bottom two kind of suck (really rough surface).

Guamanian G
08-20-2008, 10:26 AM
I play out of Seven Oaks in Raleigh, NC
http://i33.tinypic.com/30wpk7t.jpg
We have three swimming pools (obviously this picture was taken during the Fall or Winter time), eight hard courts to the left, and we actually have twelve Har-Tru Clay courts. This picture only shows eight, but they just added four more this spring to the right hand side in front of the water tower. 8-)

Looks like you took that picture yourself from an airplane or something.
Har-tru courts are hard to find!

Loco4Tennis
08-20-2008, 10:31 AM
Asking me? There are 10. 8 are in great shape, but the bottom two kind of suck (really rough surface).

yeah i tought the building next to it might be housing some indoor facilities, it looks big enough for it :-)

IceNineTX
08-20-2008, 10:35 AM
yeah i tought the building next to it might be housing some indoor facilities, it looks big enough for it :-)

Inside there you have a club and training facility for divers. On the other side of the building is an olympic size pool and a diving pool with various heights, including a 10m. A gold medalist from Sydney trained there.

Sadly, it's all getting bulldozed come December.

Loco4Tennis
08-20-2008, 10:35 AM
Loco, the top 4 little courts are for paddle ball.

cant say i ever played that one,

ive played
racquetball and
paleta, an outdoor type of racquetball (big in south america), with a much bigger court, very high wall, same equipment, very fast passed like racquetball

tennisnerd09
08-20-2008, 10:37 AM
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=mason+tx&ie=UTF8&ll=30.744547,-99.235983&spn=0.013463,0.026929&t=k&z=16

I live in a town with 2000 people total, 160 kids in the high school, and we have 10 courts haha. Sorry for the broad zoom..google maps doesnt zoom any farther. The white buildings by the courts are the entire school district haha

Loco4Tennis
08-20-2008, 10:50 AM
here is another complex i play mosttly on the weekends
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=arlington,+virginia&ie=UTF8&ll=38.884419,-77.106729&spn=0.002693,0.004227&t=h&z=18
these are all public courts, not well maintained as you can imagine
what i dont like about this park,, not enough courts, even now you can see their is only 1 court open
on weekends, there is tons of people waiting to play on these courts
people get ****ed cause you have 1 hour to play and then the other people can come on, all self regulated, so you can imagine what kind of mess that turns out to be
my big problem, is that most of the times, the baseball and/or the softball fields rarely ever get used, waist of space IMO, i think they could do without the 1 softball court and use it for more basketball and tennis courts

madmanfool
08-20-2008, 10:58 AM
http://www.ktcm.be/images/small_Luchtfoto.jpg

Teamtomo
08-20-2008, 11:09 AM
http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=south+down+tennis+academy+lewes+ariel&spell=1

Teamtomo
08-20-2008, 11:11 AM
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-emea-uk-goog-gm&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=google%20maps

Loco4Tennis
08-20-2008, 11:33 AM
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-emea-uk-goog-gm&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=google%20maps

hey, teamtomo, when i click on your link i see England,,,, all of it :-)
might need to edit your link a bit

flash9
08-20-2008, 11:34 AM
here is another complex i play mosttly on the weekends
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=arlington,+virginia&ie=UTF8&ll=38.884419,-77.106729&spn=0.002693,0.004227&t=h&z=18
these are all public courts, not well maintained as you can imagine
what i dont like about this park,, not enough courts, even now you can see their is only 1 court open
on weekends, there is tons of people waiting to play on these courts
people get ****ed cause you have 1 hour to play and then the other people can come on, all self regulated, so you can imagine what kind of mess that turns out to be
my big problem, is that most of the times, the baseball and/or the softball fields rarely ever get used, waist of space IMO, i think they could do without the 1 softball court and use it for more basketball and tennis courts

Manassas - Arlington - Gainesville

These are my old stomp en grounds from 15-20 years ago. Here is a picture of our townhouse in Centreville!
http://i36.tinypic.com/29ft2jp.jpg
We lived in the center unit from 1990-1994.

I worked for Atlantic Research in Gainesille and in fact taught tennis to the girls team in Front Royal, VA in summer of 1987.

Loco4Tennis
08-20-2008, 11:38 AM
Manassas - Arlington - Gainesville

These are my old stomp en grounds from 15-20 years ago. Here is a picture of our townhouse in Centreville!

We lived in the center unit from 1990-1994.

I worked for Atlantic Research in Gainesille and in fact taught tennis to the girls team in Front Royal, VA in summer of 1987.

yeah thats where i live now, gainesville
i list manassas because most people know that region more
in regards to gainesville, you provably would not recognize it now, they've added over 5k home sites in the past few years
lake manassas is oflimits to everyone now
the post office in gainesville has moved 3 times in the past 2 years, everytime to a bigger and bigger ficility to accomodate all the new people arround here

by the way, got any pics of where you use to teach tennis??
are thoes dourts still arround?

flash9
08-20-2008, 11:58 AM
by the way, got any pics of where you use to teach tennis??
are those courts still around?

I am sure I would not recognize it any longer. Wife's family is still in McLean, VA so we do get up there occasionally. So glad we moved away. We are very happy in NC! :)

Here are the high school courts in Front Royal. It was amazing I followed Rt66 up and was able to find it by memory 20 years after the last time I have been there. One of my co-workers at Atlantic Research had a daughter who was going to be a Junior and the previous year they did not even ever win a court let alone a match. The coach did not know anything. So, he convinced me to drive to Front Royal twice a week after work to coach eight high school girls how to play tennis. The first thing I had to do was brake them of their bad form. Within a couple weeks the coach joined us and I taught her some good drills. I made the girls learn how to feed balls so once I left they could continue to practice. In 1988 they won a few courts, and in 1989 they finished about 500. Sorry for the long rundown. :oops:
http://i33.tinypic.com/35jl2zs.jpg
No Birds Eye View of Front Royal. :cry:

flash9
08-20-2008, 12:07 PM
This site seems to have much clearer aerial pictures and for some locations the Birds Eye View I have used.
MS Live Maps (http://maps.live.com/)

IceNineTX
08-20-2008, 12:40 PM
and rice university (where i play league tennis and late night tennis) we try to get stadium court all the time
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/rice.jpg

Call me old, Leelord, but didn't there used to be courts on the other side of Autry on the inner loop? I remember playing next to Hanzen (I think) College where the empty field is now. I never remember the courts behind Autry (are they new or was a studying too much?).

I'm thinking they paved over the old intramural fields (in front of the RMC on the west side of the loop) for a parking lot, tore up the old courts, and built some new ones behind Autry. Any idea when those were built?

That campus has changed so much, that I can't keep any of it straight.

Leelord337
08-20-2008, 02:32 PM
^^^yeah, actually the green courts are fairly new and just this year they demolished the 2 far right blue courts adjacent to audrey courts. (not sure if there were courts or not where audrey is but the name makes sense) they tore up the 2 blue courts to make a walkway to the baseball stadium.

S H O W S T O P P E R !
08-20-2008, 02:34 PM
This isn't where I play, but it's the courts where my town holds it's annual Summer Classic. (I got seeded #3 in Men's Singles!)

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa49/BobThePaladin/Courts.jpg

Bundey
08-20-2008, 03:46 PM
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c12/helfons_real_gurl/aerialviewofcourts.jpg
Here are my HS courts, that big building is the school and the track is where we train.

Bundey
08-20-2008, 03:53 PM
Here is a higher quality bird's eye view of my courts.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c12/helfons_real_gurl/birdseyeview.jpg

Leelord337
08-20-2008, 04:01 PM
^^^u never really see 3 rows of 2 courts. its pretty innovative because the players wouldn't have to run too far to get the balls if they hit it on the far court

Bundey
08-20-2008, 04:07 PM
^^^u never really see 3 rows of 2 courts. its pretty innovative because the players wouldn't have to run too far to get the balls if they hit it on the far court

Yeah, I know. For the longest time I figured it was the norm, until we traveld to other schools and they had 2 rows of 3, or even 6 stacked next to each other. I never understood why, because this way you can only disrupt one other match, instead of 2. If you look we had a long and skinny space, which is the reason it is like that.

jmsx521
08-20-2008, 04:18 PM
...We have three swimming pools (obviously this picture was taken during the Fall or Winter time), eight hard courts to the left, and we actually have twelve Har-Tru Clay courts. This picture only shows eight, but they just added four more this spring to the right hand side in front of the water tower. 8-)Some rich neighborhood you live in! Now, is at least one of the swimming pools Olympic-size, with a diving-pool as well... and five jacuzzi on the side?

flash9
08-20-2008, 05:49 PM
Some rich neighborhood you live in! Now, is at least one of the swimming pools Olympic-size, with a diving-pool as well... and five jacuzzi on the side?

This is not a neighborhood club. It is a private club, that takes on new members each Spring based on availability. The annual dues for a family are around $500! That includes the tennis year round, and swimming pools from a little before Memorial Day to until just after Labor Day. I personally think that is a bargain for what we get! :shock:

Yes - The pool furthest to the top left of the picture is Olympic sized and is used by the swim team for practices and swim meets, which means it does not disrupt the other members when they have these events. The pool to the right does have two diving boards, and a large water slide which is a ton of fun! :) No sorry we have no Jajcuzzi's.

I do not know if you were trying to be funny or obnoxious, I do not care. Because I do believe we have what I think is the nicest club for the $$ I have ever seen. If you want to think it is for the rich you could not be more wrong!

Note: I looked it up and we payed $550 back in April for our 2008 dues!

IceNineTX
08-20-2008, 05:54 PM
^^^yeah, actually the green courts are fairly new and just this year they demolished the 2 far right blue courts adjacent to audrey courts. (not sure if there were courts or not where audrey is but the name makes sense) they tore up the 2 blue courts to make a walkway to the baseball stadium.

Good, I may be old, but at least I'm not crazy. :-)

How does the new Autry Court look?

Loco4Tennis
08-20-2008, 07:40 PM
the bird's eye view really does make the aerials pictures look much better

Loco4Tennis
08-20-2008, 07:42 PM
...


madmanfool, what state or country are these courts in?
are these the better courts in your area, i would think so since upkeep of clay cannot be cheap?

TokyopunK
08-20-2008, 07:58 PM
Here are my high school courts.....which happens to be the place that my Roddick video was shot by yours truly!!!

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k225/Shoryuken89/courts.jpg

madmanfool
08-21-2008, 01:41 AM
madmanfool, what state or country are these courts in?
are these the better courts in your area, i would think so since upkeep of clay cannot be cheap?

In Belgium. You'll only find clay courts here, but they are with the better courts in our area, yes. They take a lot of work in April to get them ready, but after that it's not that hard to maintain them, i think. Laying out the new carpet in the indoor hall, now that was expensive! :)

Andres
08-21-2008, 06:21 AM
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=-38.005978,-57.561622&spn=0.001251,0.002103&t=h&z=18

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=-38.05863,-57.569481&spn=0.00125,0.002103&t=h&z=18

Google Maps for Mar del Plata, Argentina sucks!

Loco4Tennis
08-21-2008, 07:52 AM
Here are my high school courts.....which happens to be the place that my Roddick video was shot by yours truly!!!



hey man got to see the video, thats pretty good
i should have known the frying pan was coming out :-)
that roddick guy, had a lot of his manerism's

Loco4Tennis
08-21-2008, 08:05 AM
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=-38.005978,-57.561622&spn=0.001251,0.002103&t=h&z=18

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=-38.05863,-57.569481&spn=0.00125,0.002103&t=h&z=18

Google Maps for Mar del Plata, Argentina sucks!

man, is that city crowded or what? what city is that by the way?
is it hard to find time to play on thoes 2 tennis courts, are they private by appointment only or something?

the second courts would seem more possible to get into, which ones do you go to more often?

i did find some next to the River Plate stadium (i think thats the stadium, i'm not sure, im a Boca Juniors guy :-) ), here is the link to it, are these any good?

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Mar+del+Plata+argentina&ie=UTF8&ll=-38.014643,-57.599961&spn=0.002726,0.004227&t=h&z=18

Leelord337
08-21-2008, 01:58 PM
Here are my high school courts.....which happens to be the place that my Roddick video was shot by yours truly!!!

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k225/Shoryuken89/courts.jpg

totally awesome tp, nice caps too

Loco4Tennis
08-22-2008, 03:24 PM
In Belgium. You'll only find clay courts here, but they are with the better courts in our area, yes. They take a lot of work in April to get them ready, but after that it's not that hard to maintain them, i think. Laying out the new carpet in the indoor hall, now that was expensive! :)

thanks for posting,
as you can see above, we have lots of great clubs and tennis courts all over the U.S., but its always nice to see other countries as well

Leelord337
08-22-2008, 05:09 PM
Here are my high school courts.....which happens to be the place that my Roddick video was shot by yours truly!!!

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k225/Shoryuken89/courts.jpg

lol tp, i love that video, do u have it on youtube too?

Loco4Tennis
08-23-2008, 05:23 AM
here are a couple of parks you all might recognize,
winbledon park, england
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb217/NachoNator788/Wimbledon_England.jpg
us-open park, usa
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb217/NachoNator788/USOpen_USA.jpg

tcjackson
08-23-2008, 06:30 AM
http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq280/tjackson1957/Myhouse2006.jpg

Leelord337
08-23-2008, 10:49 AM
^^^really cool pics. wonder what Roland Garros and the Aussie open courts look like *edit* foundem both:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/fo.jpg
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/fo2.jpg
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/ao.jpg

i know i probably sound biased but i think the US open has the coolest looking court layout

TheShaun
08-23-2008, 12:46 PM
http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq280/tjackson1957/Myhouse2006.jpg

is that court in your back yard?

Leelord337
08-23-2008, 01:40 PM
^^^that would be so awesome if it was. here's one guy that has a court in his back yard, :^) try'n guess whos house it is...if it isn't obvious already, hehe

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/aa.jpg

and here's another one
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/arod.jpg

Micky
08-23-2008, 03:26 PM
http://i36.tinypic.com/2ai4gsg.png

Hondasteve
08-23-2008, 04:59 PM
Exchange Park in Raleigh

http://picasaweb.google.com/livforhim1/Courts/photo#5237885437403863538

New courts near my home in Wake Forest

http://picasaweb.google.com/livforhim1/Courts/photo#5237885434469782626

Loco4Tennis
08-23-2008, 06:19 PM
http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq280/tjackson1957/Myhouse2006.jpg

is that court in your back yard?

at first i was thinking that to myself as well, "some one with their own courts",
but when i looked at the pic i also saw a couple of cars parked on the street next to the these courts, so, maybe they are neighborhood ones, orr, a really friendly neighbor that shares his courts with his neighbors :-D

Loco4Tennis
08-23-2008, 06:23 PM
.......

micky, are these really in Santa Cruz, Bolivia
i am from Bolivia also, i posted my city courts a few posts up, the one in "el prado", cochabamba

Loco4Tennis
08-23-2008, 06:31 PM
^^^really cool pics. wonder what Roland Garros and the Aussie open courts look like *edit* foundem both:
........
i know i probably sound biased but i think the US open has the coolest looking court layout

thanks for the pics
i only posted the main parks i could think off at the time, i was at work while doing this :-D

i also agree the US open park seems really nice,
the wimbledon one is the one that i never looked at until i went looking for it today; it is also an impressive one, if you look closely all but 2 courts are grass, 1 lonely hard court and 1 lonely clay out on the fringes of the picture; i guess they sometimes get those special requests for such facilities,

Loco4Tennis
08-23-2008, 06:41 PM
Exchange Park in Raleigh

http://picasaweb.google.com/livforhim1/Courts/photo#5237885437403863538

New courts near my home in Wake Forest

http://picasaweb.google.com/livforhim1/Courts/photo#5237885434469782626

the first park is crazy, i counted 22 courts, thats more than some of the major parks we just put up, good stuff

the second one is not bad either for being your local courts

sometimes you need all thoes courts!!,
i dont know what it is?, some days every one gets hit with the "tennis bug", all of a sudden, and in a park where you are normally the only one that goes on a regular basis, you find yourself out of a court,,, happened to me this past thruday, i posted my courts on post #1, when i got there 2 courts where not taken, i never seen so many random people playing tennis on does courts when it was not a high school meet

Bundey
08-23-2008, 09:11 PM
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c12/helfons_real_gurl/arthurashe.jpg

Arthur Ashe looks sweet!!!

Micky
08-24-2008, 05:41 AM
micky, are these really in Santa Cruz, Bolivia
i am from Bolivia also, i posted my city courts a few posts up, the one in "el prado", cochabamba

Hola Loco,

Yes. Club Tenis Santa Cruz. I was born in Cocha... jejeje. You miss the silpanchos?

Loco4Tennis
08-24-2008, 06:21 AM
Hola Loco,

Yes. Club Tenis Santa Cruz. I was born in Cocha... jejeje. You miss the silpanchos?

silpanchos? no tanto, pique macho! mucho mas :-)
we have bolivian restaurants in virginia, they are ok, but its so much more expensive, everytime i am in bolivia i stop by "el prado" to get some of my favorite dishes, best stuff in the world IMO; afterwards i might go play some tennis at the courts in cochabamba, the tennis club is down the street from all the restaurants

tcjackson
08-25-2008, 01:13 PM
is that court in your back yard?

I had this court built in 2001. Just had it resurfaced this year. Hard to tell in the picture but there are lights too.

tcjackson
08-25-2008, 01:16 PM
at first i was thinking that to myself as well, "some one with their own courts",
but when i looked at the pic i also saw a couple of cars parked on the street next to the these courts, so, maybe they are neighborhood ones, orr, a really friendly neighbor that shares his courts with his neighbors :-D

I happened to remember the day this picture was taken. My wife and her friends were just finishing up a doubles match. My doubles partner and I were just getting on the court for a practice session. If you look very closely you can see us on the court at the service lines playing "mini-tennis" as a warmup. This picture is a couple of years old. I have since put in a lot more stuff in the back yard to go with the pool and tennis court. When a new picture is available I will post it.

Loco4Tennis
08-26-2008, 03:41 AM
Arthur Ashe looks sweet!!!

have you ever been there yourself?
i havent yet, i was wondering if you can actually see anything from the nose-bleed section of the arthur ash stadium, seems very high up?!

Loco4Tennis
09-05-2008, 11:34 AM
soo, whats up??, no one else wants to post pictures of their tennis courts :-(

Leelord337
09-05-2008, 12:54 PM
^^^that would be so awesome if it was. here's one guy that has a court in his back yard, :^) try'n guess whos house it is...if it isn't obvious already, hehe

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/aa.jpg

and here's another one
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j162/leelord337/arod.jpg

does any1 wanna take a guess?

NovakWannabe
09-05-2008, 01:07 PM
Andy Roddick's House!

Leelord337
09-05-2008, 02:43 PM
yeah, and the 1st one is agassi's. i foundem on www.zabasearch.com

jamauss
09-05-2008, 03:19 PM
It's not a Google/Live Maps shot but, kind of a "birds eye view" of the complex I play at and string racquets for.

http://www.championsseriestennis.com/arizona2008/venue.php

Spring Training baseball stadium (Royals/Rangers) in the background.

We were just awarded 2008 USTA Oustanding Facility of the year.

Loco4Tennis
09-06-2008, 04:43 AM
It's not a Google/Live Maps shot but, kind of a "birds eye view" of the complex I play at and string racquets for.

http://www.championsseriestennis.com/arizona2008/venue.php

Spring Training baseball stadium (Royals/Rangers) in the background.

We were just awarded 2008 USTA Oustanding Facility of the year.

thats a major sports complex
i clicked ont he map and saw all the baseball fields they have
i guess the tennis courts where not there at the time of the aerial picture:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=W+Paradise+Ln,+Surprise,+Maricopa,+Arizona+85374 ,+United+States&sll=33.63129,-112.39013&sspn=0.043236,0.052614&ie=UTF8&ll=33.631915,-112.390137&spn=0.043236,0.052614&z=14

the picture on the main page of all the courts, you linked to was pretty nice too

Loco4Tennis
09-06-2008, 04:45 AM
does any1 wanna take a guess?

so, do think that whole block is agassi's?? i mean it could be his house and a guess house, all easy access to the tennis court and the pool :-)

Bundey
09-06-2008, 11:52 AM
have you ever been there yourself?
i havent yet, i was wondering if you can actually see anything from the nose-bleed section of the arthur ash stadium, seems very high up?!

I havn't been there personally, but my dad has. He said that the seat he had were worthless (players looked like specks), so he went around the outer courts the whole time.