How is Tennis in Northern Texas?

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  1. Tennisrichmond

    Tennisrichmond New User

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    I may have to move to Dallas (or surrounding area), TX. How is Tennis in that part of the country? What is the best city for Tennis (Irving, Plano, etc)? I mostly interested in recreational Tennis, public court availability, etc.

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  2. borg number one

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    I have lived in Houston for a long time, but have played tournaments in and around the Dallas area.

    I think you'll really like it. There is a LOT going on in the Dallas Metro area, with plenty of tennis courts everywhere. All these places are good from what I've seen or heard:

    http://lbhoustontennis.com/ (public)

    http://www.tbarmtennis.com/pages/index.cfm?siteid=10074 (membership required)

    http://tennisindallas.com/ (lists 5 full service public tennis centers in Dallas)

    There are also lots of tennis facilities in and around Irving and Plano, both public and private.

    Overall Dallas has a lot going for it, but I of course like Houston a lot more. Having said that, Dallas is a great tennis city. Enjoy playing there and welcome to Texas! You'll love it I think and will find it a whole lot different than some of the generalizations/stereotypes out there.
     
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  3. TBS

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    Windy, I imagine. :-D
     
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  4. Mike Cottrill

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    I'm biased... Mid cities area.
     
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  6. Mike Cottrill

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    Hi Vik,
    I wonder how old the data is on that site. Bear Creak has not had tennis in years. Sad to say. They turned that nice indoor area into a garage for their golf courts. If you look close at the satellite view and zoom in, you will notice the courts look like hell, full of weeds and junk. Many tennis folks were not happy to see local indoor courts go to waste like this. (Just in case you are not sure of the location, right next to the airport off of 360.
     
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  7. bee

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    Yes, windy. I lived in west Ft. Worth for too many (about 8) years. Really got tired of it.
     
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  8. Fedace

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    Plano, go to High point tennis center. bunch of leagues there. My relative still lives there and i visit often. and they are big on USTA leagues too, i noticed.
     
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