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zorg
04-16-2005, 11:44 AM
Hey, if any people live in Connecticut here, do you guys know if we have any clay courts here? Thanks, I know better than to ask for grass court, lol.

PugArePeopleToo
04-19-2005, 01:29 PM
Indoor - Bloomfield
outdoor - Newington

robkat
04-19-2005, 04:20 PM
Not sure if they are still there, but there were outdoor red clay courts in Norwich, at Mohegan Park ( I think that is the name of the park). It has been 6 years since I left Connecticut but these were public courts. I saw Mal Washington and His brother, play an exhibtion match against the Jensens, about 8 years ago, on those courts.

rommil
04-21-2005, 08:33 AM
there are 4 courts in a park along fenn road in west hartford(clay).

tiadeserbia
04-21-2005, 08:21 PM
where in CT do you guys live?

Ace
04-22-2005, 06:04 PM
Can anyone confirm that these outdoor red clay courts in Norwich still exist? And if so, give some cross streets or something?

Thanks-

(or any other red clay courts in CT)

robkat
04-23-2005, 03:44 AM
Ace.. I Just looked on Mapquest..The courts ARE/were in Mohegan park. If you know where Bacus Hospital is.. take RT 32 south to Mohegan Park Rd, Take a left and as you enter the park stay straight for about 1/4-1/3 mile, the courts are on your left opposite a Park Admin Building which, would be on your right.

PugArePeopleToo
04-26-2005, 02:32 PM
where in CT do you guys live?
Hartford/Glastonbury

Borrelli
04-07-2011, 12:34 PM
Not sure if they are still there, but there were outdoor red clay courts in Norwich, at Mohegan Park ( I think that is the name of the park). It has been 6 years since I left Connecticut but these were public courts. I saw Mal Washington and His brother, play an exhibtion match against the Jensens, about 8 years ago, on those courts.

Sorry to rivive this ancient thread but yes I live right near these courts and they are still here. I actually own a book written by the guy who built these courts and its all about how they were built, clay, etc. It also has pictures of the Japanese Davis cup team that came here and played on them, pretty cool. If anyone in CT is looking to play give me a holler. jebzino@yahoo.com.

rommil
04-09-2011, 04:16 PM
In East Hampton so not too far from Norwich. Would like to hit if you want . You can email me on here. Thanks.

zidane339
01-18-2012, 10:47 AM
Hey everyone I just moved to ct and I'm looking for some hitting partners. I'm around a 4.0 level.

Send me an email if you're interested. I'm around Hartford.

zidane339@aol.com

rommil
01-18-2012, 04:32 PM
Hey everyone I just moved to ct and I'm looking for some hitting partners. I'm around a 4.0 level.

Send me an email if you're interested. I'm around Hartford.

zidane339@aol.com

Hey man, welcome to the warm city of Hartford :) usually right now people are doing their winter leagues or ladders in different clubs. There are not a lot of posters here from the Hartford area......... I can give you recommendations of some ways to hit around the area this time or in the summer months. You can email me on here.

loosegroove
01-18-2012, 06:37 PM
Too bad you're not closer to New Haven, otherwise we could have hit. If you're 4.0, the best thing to do is find a local club that's doing a "tennis party". People show up and are randomly paired with others to play a set or two of doubles. Then they are rotated through out the night. It's great social way of finding other peeps to hit with. That's how I found a majority of the partners I play with now.

rommil
01-24-2012, 05:42 PM
Too bad you're not closer to New Haven, otherwise we could have hit. If you're 4.0, the best thing to do is find a local club that's doing a "tennis party". People show up and are randomly paired with others to play a set or two of doubles. Then they are rotated through out the night. It's great social way of finding other peeps to hit with. That's how I found a majority of the partners I play with now.

I will be hitting with zidane next week.......there is another poster here who will be in Groton sometime soon I guess, maybe we could play doubles or something, North Haven maybe?

loosegroove
02-03-2012, 07:30 AM
I will be hitting with zidane next week.......there is another poster here who will be in Groton sometime soon I guess, maybe we could play doubles or something, North Haven maybe?

How did the hit go? North Haven would be a long haul from Groton. Especially since we don't know the other guy's car situation.

rommil
02-03-2012, 12:09 PM
How did the hit go? North Haven would be a long haul from Groton. Especially since we don't know the other guy's car situation.

We were supposed to hit tonight, he signed up for a ladder at East Hartford tonight, my elbow has been nagging for few days. But Zidane is in Hartford for a while so we will hit sometime. I will have him sign up too for the Ct Tennis Circuit during the summer.

Innovashaun is in the other thread...... Ill keep checking with him. Where do you play in the winter?

loosegroove
02-04-2012, 12:04 PM
I play at Tennis Central in Woodbridge. It's a bubble so it's not the most luxurious of clubs, but I'm not complaining since they treat us very well there.

rommil
02-05-2012, 08:49 AM
I play at Tennis Central in Woodbridge. It's a bubble so it's not the most luxurious of clubs, but I'm not complaining since they treat us very well there.

I played there once I think, the Yale summer tournament in July got rained one year so we got sent there......it made the sounds when you hit really loud.

wangpaulp
02-16-2012, 12:38 PM
I think it's a private club.
Looks like Har-Tru, based on satellite image on Google Maps.

themitchmann
02-22-2012, 06:08 PM
I'm a teaching pro in Litchfield County if you guys are ever up that way and need any help with you games and/or stringing services.

rommil
02-22-2012, 06:25 PM
.................

rommil
02-22-2012, 06:27 PM
I'm a teaching pro in Litchfield County if you guys are ever up that way and need any help with you games and/or stringing services.

Any Lendl encounters so far?

T1000
02-22-2012, 06:31 PM
I'm home 3/3-3/10, haven't played since the last weekend of Jan for sectionals, if my broken finger is better you want to try to get something in? I got a new phone so I don't have your number anymore.

rommil
02-22-2012, 07:05 PM
I'm home 3/3-3/10, haven't played since the last weekend of Jan for sectionals, if my broken finger is better you want to try to get something in? I got a new phone so I don't have your number anymore.

You could have driven upstate to tell me that lol...... Sent you an email. Text me when you get it. I will check on those dates senior. Thanks

themitchmann
02-23-2012, 10:02 AM
Any Lendl encounters so far?

He played at my indoor club years ago with his daughter (when I was still a junior). Last summer, he kindly hit with one of my students at my summer club.

Borrelli
04-04-2012, 12:52 PM
In East Hampton so not too far from Norwich. Would like to hit if you want . You can email me on here. Thanks.

Sorry, ended up fracturing my foot this past summer and have been out of action for the last 6 months because of it. The city kinda let the courts go to crap last year but they are currently REALLY cleaning them up for the local high school team that uses them. They should be perfect in a few weeks to play on if anyone is interested? I'm a 4.5 -5.0 but a little rusty from not playing all winter.

khoanguyen2222
05-27-2012, 08:55 AM
Anyone here interest to have some hitting session around 5-7pm weekday or 10-12 am weekend? I've been playing tennis for about 10 years. If you 4.0+ and interest we can arrange to meet up at around these areas. Email me @ chida06@yahoo.com.

rommil
05-27-2012, 11:24 PM
Anyone here interest to have some hitting session around 5-7pm weekday or 10-12 am weekend? I've been playing tennis for about 10 years. If you 4.0+ and interest we can arrange to meet up at around these areas. Email me @ chida06@yahoo.com.

Check out the Ct Tennis Circuit, just started and you can still sign up. Most play in Conard high school in West Hartford.

Borrelli
09-23-2012, 02:58 PM
Had a great time hitting with Rommil today on the clay courts. Probably one of the last nice hot days of summer, once it starts getting cold at night/am they close the courts down. Decided to take some pics of the courts for everyone...

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/jebzino/IMG_3584_1_zps296e07bc.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/jebzino/IMG_3586_1_zpsdec3c2e0.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/jebzino/IMG_3594_1_zps09230051.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/jebzino/IMG_3595_1_zps26f9cd99.jpg

rommil
09-23-2012, 05:36 PM
^^^^^^^Just came back from dinner and saw your post. Thanks J :) for inviting and hitting with me on these courts, hope they don't tear these courts down.

We will have to hit on the cruel hardcourts soon since for the life of me I don't have the footing for clay:(

Grazie and djiekuje!!!!!! :)

Borrelli
09-23-2012, 06:30 PM
We will have to hit on the cruel hardcourts soon since for the life of me I don't have the footing for clay:(

Grazie and djiekuje!!!!!! :)

Don't worry, there's always the Croquet tourny we can enter! haha.

rommil
09-23-2012, 08:42 PM
Don't worry, there's always the Croquet tourny we can enter! haha.

Hehe that was a surprising find:)

khoanguyen2222
10-16-2012, 09:11 AM
Thank for the info. I joined ctc this year and love it. Im gonna join again next year.:):):)

rommil
10-21-2012, 11:42 AM
Thank for the info. I joined ctc this year and love it. Im gonna join again next year.:):):)

Nice hitting with you today sir:)

khoanguyen2222
11-06-2012, 10:16 AM
Same Romil. Let me know if you have time to hit around with me again. :).

anhuynh16
11-06-2012, 04:43 PM
Anyone in new cnaan? My friend just moved there and we may go visit him in a couple of months

khoanguyen2222
11-08-2012, 09:10 AM
New haven?

rommil
11-10-2012, 09:11 AM
Anyone in new cnaan? My friend just moved there and we may go visit him in a couple of months

Whoa, that should be snow country there in a couple of months:(

Try to contact themitchman from this thread, he is closer to that area.

themitchmann
11-10-2012, 10:32 AM
Whoa, that should be snow country there in a couple of months:(

Try to contact themitchman from this thread, he is closer to that area.

Just stumbled back onto this thread. New Canaan is about an hour from me. I'm in the NW corner of the state.

There should be plenty of places to hit in that area (big $$$$ in that part of the state).

rommil
11-10-2012, 01:17 PM
Just stumbled back onto this thread. New Canaan is about an hour from me. I'm in the NW corner of the state.

There should be plenty of places to hit in that area (big $$$$ in that part of the state).

My bad......, I thought New Canaan was a bit up higher near Sharon or Goshen, no kidding on the dollar signs:)

Yeah there should be plenty (moneyful) places down there near the Stamford/Norwalk area.

themitchmann
11-11-2012, 03:30 AM
My bad......, I thought New Canaan was a bit up higher near Sharon or Goshen, no kidding on the dollar signs:)

Yeah there should be plenty (moneyful) places down there near the Stamford/Norwalk area.

You were close: Canaan is in my neck of the woods.

It's funny you mentioned Sharon and Goshen: my summer club is in Goshen, and I regularly help teach a yearly summer clinic at the Sharon Country Club.

SerenaSlam01
05-31-2013, 10:17 PM
Anyone know some public clay courts near Norwalk or New Haven?

loosegroove
05-31-2013, 10:37 PM
Anyone know some public clay courts near Norwalk or New Haven?

There are no free to play public courts in New Haven (Yale used to have some, but no longer). There are Har-Tru courts that are pay-to-play at the Fairfield Tennis Center on the Norwalk end of things. Up towards New Haven there is the Country Club of Woodbridge. I'm pretty sure you don't have to be a member to play there, but just pay like a $10 fee. I could be wrong on the last one, since when I played it was with a member.

SerenaSlam01
06-11-2013, 08:51 PM
I was in New Haven and drove out to Branford, CT. Their Foote Memorial Park had 8 amazing hard-tru clay courts along with 4 regular hard courts.

The hard-tru ones were locked though probably due to maintenance at the time.

It was supposed to be residents only (you need a parking sticker) but no one was there to check anyway.

The hard-tru courts were VERY well maintained. The hard courts were not. There were a lot of cracks and leaves covering the cracks. Very slippery.

ellis124
10-16-2013, 05:26 PM
Looking for someone to play with in the Old Saybrook area, willing to travel and want to play through winter. I am somewhat new though I am serious and try to practice/play as much as I can and take lessons.

10smonkey
10-21-2013, 07:50 AM
Looking for someone to play with in the Old Saybrook area, willing to travel and want to play through winter. I am somewhat new though I am serious and try to practice/play as much as I can and take lessons.

Call the old saybrook racquet club 860-388-5115 they have a ton of clinics where you can hit and find someone of your level to hit with

ellis124
10-22-2013, 08:15 AM
great thanks