View Full Version : TENNIS IN TEMPLE TERRACE?
06-19-2004, 01:00 PM
Hi; I'm a 4.5/5.0ish player looking to find some new hitting partners who can play at the public courts near Whiteway and 56th (off Fowler Ave near USF) in Temple Terrace (Tampa). (Or, at the semi-private clay courts near Gillette and Whiteway.) I left all my good hitting partners/tennis buddies in San Jose when I moved here this week.......so, if you are up to rally a bit , and can play at a 3.5/4.0 level, or above, and are local to Temple Terrace, please send me an email. I'm just looking for a practice partner who wants to hit groundies and practice a couple of times a week, for an hour or two. Females are welcome to apply, too; I don't discriminate. ;o) Also, if you need a fourth for doubles, I'll happily volunteer to fill in. Thanks!
06-19-2004, 07:30 PM
I used to live in Brandon years ago. You might want to try Hillborough Community College. They have stuff going on there all of the time and you might be able to hook up with a group that will fit your bill.
I hope you enjoy the Tampa Bay area. I truly enjoyed my time there.
06-20-2004, 06:00 AM
Thanks for the info, David......and move back here immediately so we can hit, and you can string my racquets for me......for like $5. ;o) Any good stringers that you'd recommend around these parts?......since I sold my stringer before I moved. I may have to go to the Sports Authority near USF. ;o) I'm sure eventually, I'll just buy another stringer.....but given how long poly strings last in my PT 280's, I may just let someone else string for me. Anyway, thanks again for the info. SDS
06-22-2004, 01:40 PM
It's been so long since I left the Tampa Bay area (1994) that any information I'd give you could be classified as ancient history.
When my wife and I were considering this shop, our other location choice was the Tampa Bay area because of the amount of tennis played and the junior magnet that the area is. However, we knew this area better and had ties here, so it's SE Looziana.
Besides, I doubt you'd want to hit with a 52 year old hacker!
06-22-2004, 03:19 PM
Wish I would I have known you when I was going to USF. Anyways, I'm out of state right now until August. Unfortunately I'll be in the Orlando area so we won't be able to play during the week but maybe when I get back we can set something up for the weekends. I definitely need to practice to get back to my 4.5/5.0 form.
Anyways, I still have a buddy that I used to play with that remains in that area. His name is Jeff Miner and his # is (email me if you still need it). He is DYING to find people to play with so give him a ring, tell him that Lester told you to call him.
Also, one of the assistant tennis coaches of the USF women's team is another buddy of mine. I don't have his # but his name is Jonathan Collazo. If you swing by USF you may be able to run into him.
Best of luck and see you soon!
06-24-2004, 09:54 AM
Hey Lester; Thanks for the info!......I'll give Jeff a call, and I'll try to get in contact with Jonathan as well.......although if he's the coach of the women's team at USF, I imagine he'd rather hit with cute co-eds than me. ;o) Feel free to email me directly when you're in town.......and maybe you should take Jeff's phone number down from the board....just in case? Thanks again! SDS
06-24-2004, 02:13 PM
BTW Sean, you can play at the USF courts for free. There are PLENTY of courts over there and even a few "walls" to hit against if you're alone.
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