Long shot but anyone know anything about this resort in Cancun?

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  1. Lok3sh

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    Hey guys!

    I'm heading to Cancun for a week or so. I'm going to be staying at a resort and it says it has tennis courts there. I am taking my racquet with me in the hope that I can play there. From the little information I could find, I think they have clay courts. The place is called Mayan Palace Riviera Maya and its about 10 minutes away from Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Has anyone have any information about these courts at all?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. bspitch1

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    I personally have not been to the Mayan Palace Riviera Maya resort, but have been to multiple resorts in Playa del Carmen. From my experiences, the courts have been nice and decently well kept, but there typically are not many people that play tennis. The Iberostar in Playa del Carmen had tennis "clinic" type activities for the kids, but the "pro" was just one of the activity leaders and had very little tennis experience.

    Hope this helps?
     
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  3. OldButGame

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    Friends of mine have 'prearranged' meets with people while traveling, through 'online tennis networks'. These networks often have members all over the globe or certainly the U.S..
    Seems like it would be a fun way to arrange some tennis on travel.
     
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  4. Lok3sh

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    Thanks for the help guys! I guess I'll look online to see if I can find such a service... Being off season I'm not too hopeful about playing. I'm not that great of a player myself, maybe I can find someone to just rally with. I'm like a 3 or a 3.5 maybe.

    @gavna - Do they have a wall?
     
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  5. Lok3sh

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    So I'm here now, and I saw their courts... They have sand-filled artificial grass tennis courts. They have two and one is being maintained now. There is no wall.
     
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    You nab any players??? :)
     
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  7. Lok3sh

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    Sadly no! I was just practicing serves when 4 people came up to play doubles. So I left. A guy at the lobby that works there said that he plays. He is free Wednesday and Thursday so maybe I'll play with him a bit! The surface of these courts is pretty interesting. I've never played on anything like this before!
     
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  8. Lok3sh

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    Whats "Kramertuff"? I'm not really sure...

    The weather is not too bad right now! It was randomly raining two days ago but yesterday and today have been fairly clear and not terribly hot in the shade. I went to Cozumel today and did a bit of snorkeling... Cozumel was pretty crowded! The ferry from PDC was so so full both ways... My resort is pretty busy too especially considering its off season...
     
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  9. Lok3sh

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    Is there a way to tell? Branding anywhere maybe?

    Well with clay courts and the rain, it would have prevented a lot of people from playing over the two or three months of the rainy season... Perhaps thats why they did it?
     
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