Best cities for tennis outdoors year round

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  1. 6789

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    In US, what are some cities/towns favorable for year round singles outdoors for say five times a week? Indoors OK also in winter months.
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  2. gavna

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    It's easier to say which aren't? Your list is huge - I could list 20 alone all with great tennis communities with great weather.
     
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  3. lightthestorm

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    Try Hilton Head...
     
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  4. imajica77

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    San Diego !!!!!
     
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  5. cluckcluck

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    Anywhere in California really.
     
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    Florida if you like playing on Har Tru year round.
     
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    OK. How about those within southeastern us excluding Florida and Gulf Coast (Far too humid in summer for my taste).

     
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  8. Big_Dangerous

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    Vegas is nice too, though the summer it's blazing, but it's nice because it hardly ever rains, so you can play year round and you don't have to deal with mosquitoes.
     
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    I play all year outdoors in San Jose California. No, or very little severe heat. Comfortable humidity. Not too cold, almost never freezes and if it does, its middle of the night and warms up in the day. No annoying insects. Sometimes we get rained out, but not very often. Lots of public courts. Lots of nice clubs if you can afford it. Good league tennis, Flex and regular USTA. Only thing I wish I could change is the choice of courts. It's over 99% hard courts. I'd like some clay and grass.
     
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  10. Lips

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    Vegas is terrible...high altitude, windy all the time, and the heat, even at night is brutal...Los Angeles gets my vote.
     
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    CorteMadera, up on the East side of Mt.Tam.
    You look down at Mt.Tam Racket Club, you're within 10 minutes of HarborPoint Tennis Club, 7 minutes from Boyle Park, 10 minutes from Albert's Park, 5 minutes from College of Marin's 8 courts, 10 minutes from DomincanCollege's 8 courts, 10 minutes from SanRafael High's 8 courts, and there are sets of 2 courts sprinkled in between all the above.
    You look out into SanPablo Bay, see Ross (most expensive city in US) on your left, and Tiburon on your right.
    Mountain biking literally down the road (Mt.Tam), surfing over the hill, windsurfing 10 minutes away, road bike roads all around, and if located high enough (over 300'), some views see downtown SanFrancisco.
    Weather in the spring-fall warm to moderately hot, but DRY. Weather in the winters can be rainy for sure, but Mt.Tam Racket with it's 8 indoor courts and 12 outdoor is 5 minutes a way.
    But, can you afford to live there?
     
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    Minneapolis, U of M Baseline Tennis Center
     
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    Outdoors year round? Serious?
     
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    Yes, that would trump SanDiego, Las Vegas, or any city in Florida, wouldn't it?
     
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    I've played in Florida on vacation a few times. Twice in Ponte Vedra ATP Tour Headquarters (near Jacksonville Beach) and once at Saddlebrook near Tampa. It was great! But very humid. A fantastic vacation, but I don't think I'd want to live there.
     
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    Since you're already in SanJose, the only thing better would be Atascadero/Pismo/SantaBarbara, for the view and community, not necessarily solely related to the tennis.
    I'll still pick CorteMadera on the E side of MtTam, maybe 500' elevation.
     
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  17. mikeler

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    The humidity is uncomfortable but you get used to playing in it.
     
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    For pure outdoor tennis, I vote for coastal San Diego. It's rarely over 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day in the summer and rarely under 55 degrees during the winter. It rains about 20 days a year and one year we went 6 months without rain. The humidity is low due to the desert climate (yes it is a desert, you have to irrigate everything). You can easily play outdoors 7 days a week in comfort.

    Los Angeles is a great city but the air quality leaves much to be desired. There's more to do outside the courts, I'll give them that much.

    The only drawback is the housing cost. A house along the coast in San Diego will easily run half a million dollars, 1-20 million in some areas. Public tennis courts are far fewer than other cities as well. You can play for free at a great facility like UCSD and SDSU, but the students and staff will have priority and can kick you out if you don't have ID.

    Since you're ok with indoor tennis, why not Minnesota or Colorado? The weather is fine and the cost of living is realistic. The money you save on housing costs can be applied toward a vacation somewhere else. However, if cost is no object, definitely look at San Diego.
     
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    It never bothered me while playing and since the exact question is about playing tennis, then I agree that it's a fantastic place all year.
    I was talking about how the humidity is always there, tennis or not. Like if you have to do yard or garden work, or roofing, or road paving. A good AC is a must in ny car or buliding. But as far as tennis goes, Florida is tennis heaven and that's what the question was.
     
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    We do get a lot of rain in the summers especially in the afternoons which breaks the heat. But yes, if you don't like 4 or 5 months of hot/humid weather, this is not the place for you. Your location has fantastic weather but cost of living is extremely high there.
     
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    What about mosquitos? Is there a problem with them, maybe in the evenings? They come out and attack anyone who dares to be outside? That's how I remember Charleston SC back when I lived there
     
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    They are not bad in the City or the suburbs since they spray and kill them. When you get out in the country, they are bad. The "No see ums" in Charleston are awful in the spring, way worse than the mosquitos.
     
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    Can't beat San Diego. My nephew is a professor at UCSD, likes to hit balls in the perfect climate, then head for his office a stone's throw from the Pacific. Could be worse.
     
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