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

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  1. LeeD

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    I suspect EVERY SanFranciscan has been to Alcatraz, Angel, Treasure, walked the GGBridge, driven Lombard, held hands around the CoitTower, and ate fresh crab at Fisherman's Wharf.
     
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    Andre Agassi and Roger Federer played tennis with these fantastic views on top of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai!! The hotel is built on a man made island, and considers itself a 7-star hotel!
     
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    sorry, just found a similar post on thread page 9 - didnt' see it.
     
  7. vive le beau jeu !

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    no problem... this court was so amazing that it deserved to appear multiple times !

    here is another one from another thread, by NinjaKiwi :
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    from: http://gototennis.com/2009/08/25/vi...he-worlds-largest-tennis-court/#ixzz1ISDJtPmH

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    Anyone else think these ATP photo op things are kinda lame? I mean they always just set up some kids net somewhere and just have the players half ass a few volleys to each other and call it tennis.

    How about making the court big enough so the players can actually move and use their skills? May as well be me and vive le beau jeu ! out there gently volleying to each other
     
  9. vive le beau jeu !

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    if you want a larger court, just look at post #258. ;)

    it's just for fun... i think people enjoy to see the players playing in the street, even it's not even a decent court. and maybe this kinda demonstration can also bring some additional spectators to the tournaments ?
     
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    Like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkFytHPxa_4
     
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    How do I post a photo?

    I actually have my own tennis court on the property!

    It's not exotic, but worth the look.

    Thanks in advance.

    JS #1
     
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    Yeah I get that its all about publicity, but I think it would be cool and a much more exciting spectacle to see the players actually playing properly out in public somewhere.

    Like the Soderling/Baghdatis pic. It looks like theres enough room for them to set up even just a half court big enough to get them to hit some full blown groundstrokes or maybe crack a few serves at each other. Anyway, just my opinion

    I think im just hoping to see that Sampras/Agassi guerrila tennis tv commercial re-enacted in real life sometime haha
     
  15. vive le beau jeu !

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    vertical tennis in madrid...

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    I am staying in Berkeley right now and I am going to try to go play here later today. Sounds like a early morning time might be better for crowds and court availability?
     
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    St Lucia:
    Jalousie tennis courts as seen from Ladera.
    Note: Roman Abramovich's yacht, Eclipse is moored right between the Pitons. I saw Roman and Dasha having dinner, but I didn't get a chance to talk to them--they were surrounded by security.
     
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    Bartleby, don't be so judgemental; Z-man is by all accounts a reformed character...

    Nice courts; think they're winning the thread.
     
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    Courts near water mean too much wind and a decided preference for swimming, even if the yacht is surrounded by unwanted security. Tennis courts work best in parks and gardens. It was lawn tennis, after all.
     
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    I agree, it's hard to hit the courts when the pool is so inviting...

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    Those courts look depressingly drab....like something you'd see in a low-security prison.
     
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    They are ancient--built by William Randolph Hearst at is castle, San Simeon in California. During the 1920s and 1930s, all of the Hollywood stars came to San Simeon and would have played on those courts. There is an indoor pool beneath them. Although the courts are drab, the view is amazing--you can see mountains, the pacific, and of course the rest of the Hearst Castle.
     
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    Cool; the pool explains the skylights at the net. I was wondering what on earth those were...
     
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    Hey, Granite---are those the courts at Squaw Valley's High Camp, up at 8200 feet? I bought some high-altitude balls a few years ago, thinking I'd play there, but over time, they went dead, sealed in the can....
     
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    Na, those are lower Dollar Point courts in Tahoe City (6200 ft). I have played up at High Camp (8200 ft) though and its pretty awesome and very lively.
     
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    This was a court in Dubrovnic in Croatia!

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    if anyone can find a black court with white lines or white court with black lines that would be cool
     
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    nice clay...
     
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    Located at Hyde St and Greenwich St. in SF. You can even take the cable car up there. Great view but not so great when it's foggy or windy (impossible to play). The court surface is slow and has odd bounces but easy on the joints. I played there for many years.
     
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    Clay courts the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis, West Indies. Wish I had better photos but I was busy playing tennis and the resort has the best photos on their website anyway.
     
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    How was the Four Seasons in Nevis? My wife and I are planning a long weekend this spring. We went to St Lucia (Ladera) last year and loved it. We might go back, but we're also looking at Nevis and Petite St. Vincent. I'm sure the Four Seasons is top notch, but I'm wondering about the natural beauty of the area and also the ease of getting in and out. We have young kids, so we can only go for a couple of days.
     
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    OK so not particularly exotic, but these courts were midway up the cliff on Scarborough's North Side (Now a skate park and basketball court)
     
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    Exotic for some, awful for me..

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    Couldn't find any pictures of the courts - but this is the view from the red clay courts closest to the coast - the Miraflores suburb of the city:

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    There was another club with terraced red clay courts a little further south. Wish I'd taken my sticks...
     
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    woman's day at roland-garros : pink clay !
    (court 1 aka the "bullring")

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    Astroturf Tennis Court at Masseria Portiere Stella here in Catania, Italy:

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    My fam and another fam were there last month.

    We were walking along the coast in Miraflores and saw that beautiful red clay club. walked near that shopping place and theres another awesome club.
     
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    No, it was a few yrs ago - AA had a sale - $440 roundtrip from LA! Pretty cool that there are two facilities so close together. I check AA every so often to see if they are having sales - definitely going back.
     
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    Some photos of the grass court at the resort I stayed at in Palm Springs, CA earlier this year.

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    alpine court

    we had a nice view on this court in gaudissard (1830 m) in the queyras (hautes-alpes), with the pic de rochebrune (3320 m), which is close to the famous izoard pass, in the background. :)
    (this made up for the state of the court and the antique rackets that were available) ;)

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    Thanks for sharing. Very nice.

    What is the altitude there? The air has to be thin.

    The red court/green outer brought back memories. That combo was popular back in the day in the US.
     

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