Looking for 4.0 hitting partner in San Francisco

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  1. grolson1993

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    Just moved here for college and was hopin to get some hitting partners!
     
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    Come to Boca Raton, Fl I will hit with you here ;)
     
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  3. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I'm down to hit, what's your email?
     
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    Try http://tennissf.com/
     
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    any more takers :) ill buy coffee, or gatorade!
     
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  8. LeeD

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    WHERE in SF?
    SF State has 18 courts, usually most players have partners, but some pretty good 3.5-4.0 players hit the wall or hang around.
    CCSF has at least 10, but pickup there is tougher, as it's on the wrong side of the tracks.
    GoldenGatePark is the best, 22 courts, but you gotta pay like $4 to play 1.5 hours. Weekdays 10-5, but if high school tennis season is in, only till 2.
    Marina at Buchanan and NorthPt. has 4.5 doubles on most weekends.
    Dolores Park also.
    JuliusKahn, NorthBeach, AltaPlaza has good 4.0 doubles most weekends.
    GoldenGateway, CalClub, and SFTennis&Racket are private, are tennis clubs.
    Clarendon has the backboard set about 40' from the baseline :).
     
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    Wherever :) u down to hit? im going to San Francisco Conservatory, so preferably not too far from there, altho i do have a MUNI pass so i can take that if need be. email me: grolson1993@gmail.com
     
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    What area is the Conservatory and what district do you live in?
    I"m out in SanPablo, so probably will beg out. About 24 mile drive into center of town, my van get's 10 mpg and I need afternoons for windsurfing, although I could sail Crissy or Stick.
    I'm not much on BART, having taken Muni in SF for 34 years.
     
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    Anybody watch SC today...? Just now "And Maarin CEEELICCK completely whiffs that overhead...you can never count on CEEELICCCKH!"
     
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    Sports Nation, not SC, my bad :)
     
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  13. grolson1993

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    Civic center i believe.
     
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    Not many public courts near 8th and Market.
    Nearest might be Turk and Buchanan, where you might get shot at or harassed by our brothers. Or at least get your car checked out. That playground is fine for rec softball, where 40 guys show up, but for two guys in tennis, maybe not the smartest move.
    Private clubs at 5th & Brannan, foot of Market, and Bush & Steiner, but they won't let you in without a member partner.
    GoldenGatePark is your call.
     
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    Just shoot you an email. Are you attending the SF Conservatory of Music? If you are then you are in my neighborhood.
     
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    Is that the one on Market and Guerrero, or Hayes?
    Then there's two courts at 19th and Valencia, the alley between V and Mission. One court at Castro and 18th, other side of the gay section.
    16th and Dolores, the best chance for pickup tennis at the 4.0 levels.
     
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  17. esgee48

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    Mission Playground is on 19th Street and Linda Street (near Valencia and 19th St.) 2 hard courts recently resurfaced.

    Use this link (not always accurate!)
    http://www.tennismaps.com/
     
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    Good thing i dont own a car :p i know there aren't but i do have a muni pass so it makes things easier than i thought. do u wanna hit? email me. also, whats wrong with GGP?
     
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    Emailed you and texted you back :)
     
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    Thanks for the link, thatll b helpful. Wanna hit? Email me
     
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  21. Harry_Wild

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    When I worked in SF and communed there every other week; I went to Golden Gate Park and there are tennis courts in the middle of the park. Back then there were plenty of pick up tennis. This is a good 15 years ago but I had several great players that were ranked college level players along with some girl players that where in their teens but I lost to all of them in a set. I did well against some of the college players; so the teens were high tournament level players and they were very good.
     
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  22. LeeD

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    Not to beat a dead horse, which I must, but I mentioned ALL of the courts that other's have repeated.
    If OP really wants to play 4.0 level tennis in SF, he'd/she'd need to get over to the courts, meet some players, and figure out the best hitting times.
    I grew up mostly at GGPark. It's still pickup on about 1/4 of the courts, while the other's are preplanned action. You go there, you look like a capable tennis player, you be nice, you take your chances, just like any other courts.
    I'm sure some of you's and me are testing the waters here. I'm a mobility challenged 4.0, usually play much better in doubles.
     
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    No need to beat a dead horse :p ive already found people to hit with, i was just trying to be nice. I'm plenty capable of getting pickup matches...just thought id ask here first...
     
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    Bit off topic, but when did they get rid of the court at Helen Wills? And are the courts at Alice Marble still around? And GG Park charges to play?
     
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    Nothing wrong with GGP. Except resurfaced just last year and already cracking. They want to turn Court #5 into a clay court for instruction. Best public courts in SF, for a small price of $5 for 1.5 hrs. Take the N Judah from Civic Center to Arguello at UCSF. Walk to GGP (about 3 blocks).

    There's usually a black guy riding a bike looking for pick-up matches. And a shaggy hair hippie looking to hit. He's really bad, so I suggest you say no. If you go there during USTA matches, there's usually a bigset Asian guy that's always shouting at the top of his lungs. We love GGP. It's awesome, because it has character.
     
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  26. ctromano

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    hey i know that bigset Asian guy, his name is Ken, he's a captain of some of the GGP usta teams. he's funny and fun.
     
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