Clubs in NOVA/Fairfax VA?

Discussion in 'Tennis Travel' started by GoodOmens, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. GoodOmens

    GoodOmens Guest

    I recently moved to the NOVA area and looking for a decent club to join (mainly because I don't know anyone to play with).

    I am 24 and would like to find a club with a fair amount of people my age (although I know a majority of the membership to local clubs are over 40). I've currently looked at Fairfax Racquet Club and Four Seasons and am trying to decide between the two.

    Four Seasons has the option of outdoor courts (Fairfax was all indoors), which is a plus. However I would like to join a club with the most members my age. I am relativly new to the sport so probably won't be competing for another year but I would also like a place that is fairly social. I know Fairfax has the Friday night games I would consider playing. Another bonus would be a good clinic / training program. Four Seasons uses the 4 star tennis pros and Fairfax uses it's own pros.

    If there is anywhere else I should consider looking at please let me know. Also if you know of any plus/minus of the two before mentioned clubs please let me know!

    Thanks guys!
     
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  2. patrick922

    patrick922 Semi-Pro

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    im not a member of either four seasons and fairfax rc but i have played at both facilities for usta. both are pretty good. not so sure about social stuff. i dont know if a club is the best place to meet people.... it would be if you did flights or something but at the club that i belong to [burke racquet and swim club... www.burkeclub.com there isnt really a social thing where you get to meet people, its kinda like you play with the people you know.

    but the great thing about northern va is that there are a lot of public court with some decent people. try wakefield or jefferson district. or you can join us at our tw midatlantic chapter meetings [check odds and ends for it].
     
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  3. Topaz

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    I was a member at Fairfax, but decided to let it go because I didn't really use it that much. Honestly, you don't necessarily have to be a member at a lot of these places to play. Call up, ask to talk to the tennis director, take a lesson, ask about clinics, ask about socials. Every tennis club in this area has a Friday night social, I think!

    In addition to Fairfax Racquet Club and Four Seasons, there is Burke (which Patrick mentioned) and the Sport and Health Clubs. There is a huge tennis program at Sport and Health Regency in the Tysons area. I play and am a member at Skyline Sport and Health in Falls Church, but the Annandale, Worldgate, Crystal City, and Arlington Y Sport and Healths also have tennis programs.

    Or, you can just hang out at Wakefield or Jefferson District Park.

    There's tons of tennis in this area! Welcome!
     
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  4. GoodOmens

    GoodOmens Guest

    Sweet thanks for the tips. I'm scheduled for some lessons at Four Seasons so we shall see how it goes!

    I'll look more into the sport and health clubs.
     
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  5. tennisphotog

    tennisphotog Rookie

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    Welcome to the area, I am in Falls Church. Where specifically did you move to? Both clubs are fine, what level do you play at? There are a lot of outdoor options that do not involve clubs as well.
     
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  6. Loco4Tennis

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    would you guys know of a webpage where i can look this stuff up, i live near manassas, va, been looking for one near my house
     
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