Cruise and tennis

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  1. CNButts

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    Hey all, relatively new here, but curious if anyone has any good ideas for playing some tennis while cruising the eastern caribean? We are stopping in San Juan, Puerto Rico, St Thomas, and Turks. I have thought about just looking up some of the nicer resorts and seeing what kind of game I could arrange, but didn't know if anyone else has encountered a better option. Thanks
     
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    Unless you already have someone to play with and are just looking to book a court I would recommend leaving the rackets at home.

    If you are departing from Port Everglades cruiseport and are staying an extra day before or after your cruise perhaps you can arrange a match here online with one of the TT members in the Ft Lauderdale or Miami area.
     
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    I was just hoping for a clinic or something someplace, but you aren't the first to say it isn't worth it.
     
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  4. Ronaldo

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    How long are you in PR?
     
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    Just 5-7 hours. San Juan is the port of call.
     
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    Forget about clinics. It gets hot in the Caribbean, so those things tend to happen at 8 AM, if they happen at all. You're not going to get off the ship and get to a resort that quickly. I also doubt if many places would let someone who's not staying at the hotel jump into a clinic. Give your body a break for a week and find a nice beach.
     
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    First off; it does not get that hot in the Caribbean. So don't worry about that. But most of the islands do tend to be breezy for tennis.

    Your only hope for tennis is to email the resorts in advance and try to set something up. Otherwise leave the racket home.
     
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    ^^ high temp. up to 89 to 90 degrees in San Juan the next week or so, warm enough to motivate people to play tennis early.
     
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    Very true. It's going to be pretty hard for you to play. You have such a short window as the boat doesn't stay at port very long at all. It's pretty tough to do anything other than the customary excursions. I go to the caribean once or twice and the mornings and late afternoons/evenings offer great weather for tennis. I usually play everyday when I'm down there.
     
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