Clay Courts, SF Bay Area?

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  1. iyudhi

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    I know there are some threads going on somewhere, but they're pretty old. The suggested courts might not exist anymore, or clubs not operating anymore.

    With that said, anyone knows where to find clay courts to play somewhere in the San Francisco bay area?
     
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  2. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I know Olympic Club has clay courts, but even God himself can't get membership there. Let alone afford it.
     
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  3. iyudhi

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    Ouch. Anything that's available publicly?

    Actually, I will be in San Diego area in two weeks. Anyone knows any place for clay courts around socal? Maybe play with me for a bit? (3-3.5 NTRP)

    Or watch French Open final together? :)



     
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    Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego (Mission Bay area) has clay courts available for cheap rates, but some say those courts aren't in very good shape.
     
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  5. esgee48

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    Yeah, Olympic Club had 2 clay courts. The entire grounds of the tennis complex is being used as hospitality areas for sponsors of the US Open Golf Tournament. It's more like Har Tru than the red clay of RG.
     
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  6. iyudhi

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    yeah not really hoping for red clay, as it seems most clay courts in US are har-tru

    do you know anywhere else other than olympic club?

     
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  7. woodrow1029

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    Napa Valley Country Club has a couple, but that's expensive as well.
     
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  8. esgee48

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    Burlingame Country Club (Private) also has ONE clay court. Don't know about the cost, but if your're staying in a hotel, might have them inquire. You can also inquire out towards the Pleasanton area since they have a rather large tennis complex out there that may have clay.
     
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  9. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Do you know if Burlingame Country Club allows non-members to (pay) hit on their clay court?
     
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    I don't know. If they're like most private clubs, they may have reciprocal privileges with other clubs or sometimes with hotels. You have to inquire. For the OC, you have to be with a member to use the facilities.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions... keep em coming..

    Pleasanton huh? might check that one out....
     
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  12. Wuppy

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    Barnes is only place in SD with clay. green clay.
     
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    Out in the SF East Bay, the only clay courts I have heard of are privately owned. Ditto in the North Bay.
     
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    They'll probably be showing the FO final in HD in the Balboa Tennis Club clubhouse if you don't have anywhere to watch it while you're in SD.
     
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    sweet!! this will probably will be very early in the morning right? can I join them even though I'm not a member?

    wow getting excited now... I don't want to watch alone in my hotel room :(


     
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  16. iyudhi

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    hmm might check it out.. are you in SD area? want to help a fellow TW-ers trying out the court? :)


     
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  17. Wuppy

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    I'm farther north but play there sometimes. Unfortuantely it's my personal policy not to meet in person anyone from the internets.

    However the green courts aren't too difficult to get on, ask around and I'm sure someone will gladly play.
     
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  18. iyudhi

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    haha gotcha.. yeah I agree meeting person from internet can be a scary experience... so far no bad experience though...

    thanks, I might make an effort to play there...


     
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  19. Bud

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    What time is the final? Seems it starts at 11am local or 2am pacific. So, they'll probably show a replay starting early in the morning.

    You can watch TV for free at BTC. It's $6 to play all day and you get the bathroom code ;)
     
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  20. Rafa4Ever

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    La Costa Resort in Carlsbad has 4 RED CLAY courts
    The Park Hyatt in Carlsbad has 2 GREEN CLAY courts
     
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    I'm not too sure.. but considering live coverage usually starts at 2 AM in the morning, I figure the final would be somewhere in the morning?

    $6 to play all day??????? wow seriously!!!! gotta find a partner to play then!!

     
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    are they open for public? expensive?

     
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  23. Rafa4Ever

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    both open to public for around $35 an hour
     
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  24. therecanbeonlyone

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    I will be in San Francisco July 18-20. I am looking to play during the morning up through mid afternoon any of those days. My hotel is in the Nob Hill area. I am a 4.0 rated tall lefty who played usta junior tourneys, then went to college and began a decade hiatus before getting back into tennis almost 2 years ago. If anyone is interested in playing, let me know. I also appreciate any pointers on Golden Gate Park or other venues for "pick up" tennis.
     
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