50 Year Old, Columbia, SC T-ments

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  1. tennismike33

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    Looking for age group tournaments in the Columbia, SC area. I have never been there but will be there for 7 weeks. Advise as to what clubs have clay courts to play on. I have looked on the USTA sites, but not exactly sure how far these clubs are from Fort Jackson, SC. Let me know.
     
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    Topspin Racquet Club has a good rep.
    Also try looking at the USTA web site for local league coordinator for Columbia, SC. He will know all the local info.
    I went through Basic in 85 at Ft. Jackson in new Hollywood. Had to run up and down Tank Hill going to and from the rifle ranges.
    Good luck,
    Robby C
     
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    Best part of going back to basic training as a civilian is NO PT!!!
     
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    no message
     
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    I am not looking for a league to paly in. I really would like to find 4-5 hitting partners that know their way around. USTA is not my cup of tea, I prefer a tournament situation.
     
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    Hi Mike. I don't know which seven weeks you're going to be there, so I can't recommend specific tournaments. The nearest private club is http://rockbridgeclub.com. They have a lot of clay courts. There are neaby public courts at Parklane (Richland County Tennis Center) and SouthEast Park (Hazelwood Rd.). The latter has six brand new clay courts---and it's free to the general public.
     
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    I will be there begining on 7 April. Look forward to playing in warmer climates, as we are currently experiencing snow.
     
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    Ah yes Carolina in the springtime.
     
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    I don't know how far you are willing to travel for tournaments but there's a nice tourney coming up in Myrtle Beach the 18th-20th of April at Prestwick Country Club. I think that's about 2 1/2 hours or so from Columbia.
     
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    That link didn't quite get you to April, just click on "April" etc. on top
     
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    Thanks for the great advice, not sure that I can carry off 2.5 hours, I will be taking Army courses and if I am scheduled to play Friday evening the Army would frown on me asking to leave or just leaving early. Was hoping that there might be a tournament within an hour to 90 minute drive. Are any of you near to the Columbia area? I am looki g for 3.5+ players to hit with. I enjoy working on my game, hitting a ton of balls and playing out points. I would be very interested in playing on clay, as here in the Pacific Northwest we have no access to clay.
     
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    Will you be there this year? I have played there the past several years and really enjoyed it. This one is my favorite tournament and I am looking forward to it again this year.
     
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    FRIDRIX...................

    What level do you play? Are you in the Ft Jackson area?
     
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    I'll be there, I haven't had the chance to play it before but a couple of friends have and really enjoyed it.
     
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    I am a weak 3.5; I do spend some time on that side of town.

    You need to check out South East Park. Free clay, dude. :rolleyes:
     
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    Good morning, I have checked it out, looks like a great facility. Dude, I can travel, so if any of your friends want to get together for a few hours, I am willing to travel. I should be available after 6pm on weeknights and all day Saturday and Sunday. I love working on my game and hitting a ton of balls, playing on clay is something I look forward to, as we have no access here in the Pac NW.

    BTW....I need a couple of rackets strung up when I get there, is there a good tennis shop close by Ft Jackson???????
     
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  18. nickarnold2000

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    Yes, but PT will help your tennis tremendously!
     
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    I spend time in the gym right now and do a little cardio to go along with it as well.
     
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    In town, available to paly, where are all the Columbia players???
     
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    Hey, there is some tournament at Cobblestone next w/e; I think the deadline is Monday
     
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    Hey Mike, there is a group that meets at Parklane Sun. a.m.'s around 9-9:30 a.m. to play round robin doubles; they are mostly 3.0s though
     
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    or e-mail my screen name @gmail.com
     
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    I tried emailing you and it bounced back. I have no idea where that park is at. I have played at CTC, LCTC, and Southeast Park, all are fantastic facilities.

    Drop me an email at my screen name plus comcast.net
     
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