Austin Texas Clay Clubs? Public Clay courts

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  1. caugas

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    We are thinking of relocating to Austin Texas but I'm perplexed at the fact that a city the size of Austin doesn't have numerous clay court choices?

    Does anyone know why Austin and Clay don't mix. Weather? No Demand?

    The city has a slew of hardcourts - what's up?
     
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    Clay courts require a lot of water, Austin, (and Texas in general) does not have water to spare. In the summer the courts would dry up in a hurry. There are only a handful of clay courts here and they are at private clubs. Also, I wouldn't say we have a "slew" of hard courts, there is a court shortage here. Great place to live, but you gotta know where to play.
     
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    That's an interesting list, yeah Dallas and Forth Worth are awash in courts compared to Austin. Also curious that there are no Alabama cities on that list, I've heard Birmingham has a ton of courts (clay and hard).
     
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    That is weird because you have Pelham with a large facility hard and clay and also in Montgomery/Auburn have a large facility as well.
    Birmingham also has a quite a few cts, but spread out 8 here and there no large facility. Obviously you have Mobile with the 60 ct monster.
     
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