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  1. limitup

    limitup Professional

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    I love tennis so much that I've decided to move from North Texas back to San Diego. This winter here has been too cold and windy to place much tennis, and I'm dying. I normally play at least 5-6 days a week but this winter has been so cold and windy that we've been lucky to play 3 or 4 times in the past month.

    Fortunately my wife's family lives in So Cal so she is on board too. The cost of living is probably twice what it is here in terms of housing, etc. and we'll probably end up in a house that's half the size of the one we're in now, but it'll be worth it to be able to play tennis every day.

    I'm super stoked to be moving ... now we just need to sell our house here!

    So how much do YOU love tennis?!
     
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  2. shazbot

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    lol that seems extreme.

    If you set aside a 250 dollar budget/month, you could probably play tennis 4-5 times a week at your local tennis club indoors in the winter...

    But if you wanna move, that's cool. Enjoy San Diego :)
     
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  3. Joeyg

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    I love tennis so much...that I take the time to correct Dr. Fedace's grammar and poke fun at his posts.
     
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  4. WARPWOODIE

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    I was at the bar last night with Cliff Clavin and he said, "give the "global warming" stuff 3-5 years and you'll likely see snow in San Diego and constant sunny days in North Texas" :)!
     
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  5. limitup

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    Problem is the nearest club with indoor courts is at least 30-40 minutes away. And there are only a handful of courts so you'll be lucky to get one when you want it this time of year.

    There are a few other reasons I want to move too, such as not liking it here very much for other reasons, but tennis is the main reason I want to move!
     
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  6. goober

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    Well you could have looked into other parts of Texas like Austin and Houston. I am sure you would have more tennis during the winter months there.

    But you really can't beat San Diego for the weather so you can't lose by going back. Who cares if your house is half the size. I have a bigger house now than my 2 prior ones and in many ways it is more work to maintain and a bigger pain in the arse. I can't say I am actually any more happy living in a bigger house.
     
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  7. limitup

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    The weather is not much different in Austin or Houston. Houston is worse overall because it's even hotter and more humid in the summer. The winters are relatively mild here compared to other places but this winter we've had weeks on end where the daily high is barely 40 degrees, and we've had several snow days already. Totally unacceptable! lol
     
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  8. max

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    It's 20 in Illinois. I could play in 40 degrees.
     
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  9. limitup

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    I'll play no matter how cold it is, but most people don't want to play when it's that cold, and the balls don't bounce that well either lol
     
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  10. sureshs

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    Where will you be playing in SD?
     
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  11. downs_chris

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    i think posting to a tennis message board, shows some pretty extreme love for tennis...haha
     
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  12. limitup

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    Dunno sureshs, we'll see when I get there. Not sure exactly where we'll end up. Most likely in Encinitas or RSF somewhere.
     
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  13. sureshs

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    RSF is an expensive place. I play up there sometimes at a resort.
     
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  14. limitup

    limitup Professional

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    It is, but it's also heaven on earth. :)
     
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  15. iplaytennislolol

    iplaytennislolol New User

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    i thought balls were supposed to be bounce better in the cold o_O
     
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  16. limitup

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    No, the cold makes the air molecules inside the ball get smaller, which means less pressure, so even new balls feel DEAD.
     
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  17. Funbun

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    I like tennis so much that I shadow strokes in school when nobody's looking.
     
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  18. NickH87

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    I wish I could move to a place where I can play year long, but Im still in college and will be done by this time next year. Then hopefully I can land a job in florida or california. Ive had enough with connecticut.
     
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  19. little_e

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    Suffer through the lovefest for Serena on ESPN.
     
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  20. crash1929

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    to op: good for you follow your passion.
     
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  21. Puddy

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    Totally :)
     
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  22. tacoben

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    There are some very nice tennis centers in S.D. and they are open to the public but are pay to play centers. Check out Barnes Tennis Center, which has clay courts, and Coronado Tennis Center. There is also the public courts at Balboa Park. Great weather down there all year round!
     
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