Good Practice Wall in Orange County, CA

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  1. WhiteStripes

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    Can anyone recommend a good place with a good tennis practice wall in coastal/central/south Orange County?
     
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  2. toganitu

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    Hi Whitestripes,

    Check out the tennis court across from Edison High school in Huntington Beach. The courts are off Magnolia street, located in the public park behind the fire station - Use to live around there.

    There are walls also off the high school at the intersection of Brookhurst and Edinger (or Mc Fadden). Its name escapes me temporarily.

    Good luck, Tony.
     
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  3. frekcles

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    La Quinta HS? McFadden and Ward?

    Brookhurst and Edinger has Mile Square Park with tennis courts but I don't know if there are hitting walls.
     
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    Mile Square Park has a huge number of walls for outdoor three wall racquetball. so you should have no problem finding a wall. The space is large so you can really stand far back.

    It is near the tennis courts. Brookhurts side .
     
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  5. WhiteStripes

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    Thanks to all that have replied. Interestingly, I happen to stumble upon the courts/wall across at Edison Community Park in HB this morning. I spend most of my time in Newport, Laguna, and Irvine (having recently relocated to Orange County), and the lack of practice walls for such a tennis-friendly area was a bit baffling. I'll check out Mile Square Park. Thanks again for all the help.
     
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    Hey White. Welcome to the OC. You're welcome to join us at IVC (Irvine Valley College) Mondays and Wednesdays. There's usually a class there around 5:30 to 8:15 but we (as part of the class) just break off from the group and go play dubs. We have a mixed group (3.0's to 5.0+) so you will get a variety.

    Let me know if you're interested and I'll send you a contact number.

    Edison HS - isn't that like 1 mile from Huntington Beach on Brookhurst? You can play tennis in the morning and then hit the beach in the afternoon.

    Lastly, the lack of a wall is not so uncommon. I guess people would rather just play instead of hit a wall.
     
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  7. WhiteStripes

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    frekcles, you can reach me at predged@aol.com. I'm not far away from IVC actually. My work hours are a bit unusual and I'm frequently gone on a lot on business travel, but I'm definitely up to hit if my schedule is open. I joined the Racquet Club of Irvine and have met a number of nice players in the area. However, given my somewhat long and unpredictable work hours, I find myself free/not working when others are not, which is why I was looking for a wall. I could use a machine at the club, but I find practicing with a wall to be a bit more efficient for my limited time (more time hitting, less time picking up balls). Coming from other places where I've lived, the lack of walls was somewhat of a surprise. And I did try out the wall at Edison the other day -- and yes it is a few minutes away from the beach, which is where I headed afterwards.
     
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    I'll be in OC July 26th and flying back to NY Sunday 29th at nite.

    Spending my time watching the US Open of Surfing and all the other festivities at HB Pier but would love to hit.

    You guys going to WTT at Newport Beach? I think I'll miss it by one day.
     
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  9. SB

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    Hmmm, RCI used to have a wall, up at the front. Is it not there anymore?
     
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  10. frekcles

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    Wow RCI! They have har tru don't they? I'd love to play that surface.

    Anyway, I'll send you an email privately and then just drop by any day (Monday or Wednesday).


    Perhaps Whitestripes could hit with you at Edison HS and then spend the rest of the day at HB for US Open of surfing.

    Re: WTT - We had tickets for 7/7 but were not able to go. Too bad as they were free. :(
     
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  11. siata94

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    Heritage Park in Irvine, near Yale and Walnut, has racketball courts that are rarely used.
     
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  12. Lloyd Barcenilla

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    i dont like practice walls because you cannot see the depth of your shots and i think you have to hit it harder than you do on a normal court because you have to "play the opponents shot", basically hit to and back to you using a wall, which needs more power so it dosent really help consistancy
     
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