Best place to retire for a tennis player ?

Discussion in 'Tennis Travel' started by SC in MA, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. Shroud

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    I have lived in florida and in Oakland. From a tennis standpoint I would pick oakland in a hearbeat.

    I could even see picking it over palm springs SD, etc.

    you typically dont have to worry about things like rain. For example if you are playing throughout the summer and spring you NEVER have to worry about rain. Its not even a thought. Florida and most parts of the country yes you need to worry about the rain all the time. It doesnt seem as windy in Oakland either.

    Also Oakland doesnt get nearly as hot as Palm springs, SD, etc. Its maybe 5 days a year its over 85. 70s mostly I think. Heck I don't even bother with weather casts because there is no need :)

    And there are nice nice parts of oakland. Plus I have to tell you, the people are really mellow and not wound up as the socal crowd.

    Though the housing is crazy like most of california. But depending on how you are wired, you might like the high walkability scores. I literally do not need a car! Which for me, if I retire the last thing I want to do is drive everyday....
     
  2. Chotobaka

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    I love the Panhandle -- Cola to Cola (Pensacola to Apalachicola). Great tennis and great seafood. Lots of snowbirds, though.
     
  3. heninfan99

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    Is the Escondido part of San Diego cheap? Is East Escondido the hood?
     
  4. Ronaldo

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    Saw a tennis club in downtown Tampa with clay courts. Anyone familiar with the club and how is the tennis scene?
     
  5. Chotobaka

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    Great titty bars, Charlie's Steak House and clay courts? Where do I sign up for a week or two of hillbilly heaven?
     

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