Contest : Who is going to post the picture of the most amazing/exotic tennis court ?!

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  1. vive le beau jeu !

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    tennis aboard the Maglev train !

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    from: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/...o-play-match-on-high-speed-train-1801942.html

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    by the way, what was the previous speed record ?... this one ? ;)
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    Ivan Hunger and Gladys Roy playing tennis on the wings of a flying plane (1925)
     
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    Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy in Paris, France:

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    The CC @ Swedish Open in Båstad, Sweden is beautifully located like 100 yards from the beach;

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    magic carpet !

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    federer playing tennis on a "magic carpet" court, in doha. :)
     
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    Tennis in the Hamptons (New York)

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    Cuenca, Spain

    nicely located, in the scenic city of Cuenca !

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    Private Court in Boston, MA

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    British Virgin Island for sure. Just look at that water and sand, makes for amazing play. Maybe we can get a game going there.
     
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    This is awsome! (although a few palm trees are missing :p
     
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    ^^That is a pretty nice looking court isn't it? Here are a couple more:

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    This one is not "exotic", but for me this is still the most amazing tennis court there is, especially given its history.

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    Promenade des Anglais

    Marcos and Robin sur la Cote d'Azur, playing on the "Promenade des Anglais" at Nice !

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    I have played here!!! Or at least I believe I have in that I played at a very similar looking place in Leh in 1998. I also had the joy of playing cricket against the town of Leh in their "stadium". I was out for 4 :(.

    My favourite memory of Leh is visiting the Dalai Lama's summer palace which is near there. There is a gompa nearby with a 40ft+ solid gold budha that the gompa is built around.

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  24. vive le beau jeu !

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    that sounds great ! :)

    did you visit ladakh as a tourist ?
    (or as a cricket player, maybe ?...) ;)
     
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    As a tourist. I went to India for 4 months back then and road a motorbike (An Enfield 500cc "Bullet", they build them under licence in India now, alongside Austin Ambassadors) from Delhi to Leh via various places. The Himank Road in particular was just crazy! That and "tyre exchange" when you blow through your 4 tyres (you carry two spares) in a day...

    I played there (or somewhere very similar) with a guy called Lotus who used to run a trekking company up there. Nice chap, was the first time he'd played tennis! I also think I can take the credit for introducing some monks near the Pakistan border in the mountains to frisbee! :).

    The cricket was due to part of a county cricket team visiting the area. I met them over beers at some point and got made into the tail ender to bat. Was great but it had been 10yrs since I'd played cricket so the results were predictable
     
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    I've played the Maui Sprecklesville next to beach courts.
    I've played the Oahu sunken grass courts at Kahala behind the two gold lions in the front.
    I've hit at the KingBeach (LakeTahoe) new courts.
    I've hit at MammothMt's courts....and NorthStar's.
    But you guys gotta hit some at the AliceMarble (? name) courts at Greenwich and Hyde in SanFrancisco. You see the whole view of SF Bay, Marin's Belvedere, and Alcatraz, along with AngelIsland in the background, the same one almost on Rice a Rony commercials, and TonyBennetts "halfway to the stars" cable car run.
     
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    my gf took me there (alice marble) last fall. Had the driver from The Ritz-Carlton take us the :)

    It was either the amazing view or that new soft hard court material, but my gf beat me:)

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    Cool Dom! Are the maui ones the one by the country club of maui?
    King Beach ones look cool.
    Alice Marble, are those the ones raised above the streets to the west and east streets raided maybe 15 feet?
    Never been to mamoth mtn and northstar
     
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    Looked like you were sheltered from the winds there.

    Pretty good action. Does the guy in the yellow hat ever miss a 1st serve. Slice FHs - old school!
     
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    Reconstructed facilities at Princeville. Windscreens were the wrong color (too light) and new ones were pending. Chickens and golf carts going by can be distracting!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYJutjASpFg
     
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    Doha 2011, on water !

    roger in doha (2011)

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    ^^^ They've completed a lot more buildings since I was last there! The Hyatt buildings in particular look almost done (!). I worked for a little while on a contract in the building just left of the Sheraton (the Pyramid one on the far right) in the top picture. QTEL tower.
     
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    ^ nice one ! :)


    bellucci & almagro playing in the streets of the historic center of salvador da bahia (pelourinho), before the costa do sauipe tournament.

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    We built this for the daughter of SC Johnson Wax. It has a separate little
    building with refridge and all right next to the court.

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    Side note: She is trying to buy every house on her street so she can put the gate at the end and have a 5 acre lot on the water.
     
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    No lights? What a cheapskate!
     
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    When you are #182 on the Forbes 400 list and don't have to work another day
    in your life then why do you need lights?
     
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    last time i checked it was like #1!
     
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    Where are those courts located?
     
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    I think I posted earlier on this link about the AliceMarble courts as one of the most scenic. And that's just ONE view, out WNW thru the fencing. Another N view shows Sausalito and AngelIsland, NNE shows Alcatraz , E shows CoitTower (where Clint got beat up in DirtyHarry1), and SE shows TransAmerica building.
    Where little cable cars, climb halfway to the stars......the golden stars, make fill the air.....
    Greenwich and Hyde. SanFrancisco, California, one of my home courts.
     
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    Cool so theres a mountain behind there?
     
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    That's HawkHill, were most car commercials are filmed when you see a narrow winding two laner road and a new model car going up or down....
    To the right, MtTamalpias, is also used in car commercials, just up from PorteroMeadows is a winding, scenic two lane road called Bolinas/FairfaxRidgeRoad, used quite regularly by car companies for introducing their newest cars.
     
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    What is this concrete tower? Is that looking toward angel island?


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    "E towards ....... tower"......
    That's YuerbaBuenaIsland, home of TreasureIsland, where that old '37 Worlds'Fair was hosted.....back then.
    And believe it, LombardSt. is the SECOND curviest street in SanFrancisco. There's a less known DeHaro, from around 20th to around 25th, out in the PortreroDistrict that is longer and more turns.
     
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    What a nice city, all the street cars the hills. Have you ever been to the alcatraz prison where clint eastwood was an inmate of?

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    This is san clemente btw. nice courts.
     

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