View Full Version : Tennis in the states

05-26-2009, 03:22 PM
Hi guys

From january 2010 Im going to the US to study for a semester. I dont know exactly where to go yet, but Ive been considering Chicago or Boston.
So I would like to know first of all, if anyone can tell me a bit about these to places. Both living wise, but also about tennis, as thats very important to me.

I have thought about trying to play for a university while Im there, but its difficult, especially coming from abroad, concerning rules and regulations.
So I want to find a place where it is possible to train a lot with good players - I dont know if the whole club system works as it does here in Denmark.

I hope some of you guys would say a few words

05-26-2009, 06:57 PM
Chicago and Boston are both great cities, but I don't think either is a great tennis town (but I could be wrong). If you're looking for tennis, go where the weather is better--Florida, California, Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, etc. That said, Boston is a really neat town because it has several colleges. It gets awfully cold there, but I love the people and the history. Chicago is a bit grittier. Being from the south, I'm not sure I could live either place, but since you're from Denmark maybe the weather won't bother you. Just a wild guess, but you might enjoy Colorado. It's a very progressive state with lots of outdoor activities. I'd look at Austin and Atlanta as well.

05-27-2009, 06:47 AM
I would agree that neither place is great for tennis, but I would say Chicago is probably a little better in terms of affordable indoor facilities. Boston, on the other hand, might be better socially as there are so many universities in the area...here's a good website for tennis in the Chicago area: http://www.chitowntennis.com/ChicagoTennisClubs.htm