Northern CA Santa Rosa/Marin

Discussion in 'Tennis Travel' started by Jakesteroni, May 16, 2013.

  1. Jakesteroni

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    I live in Santa Rosa, but am willing to travel to Marin for some hitting here and there. Currently play 4.5 league, so looking around the same level.
     
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  2. LeeD

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    I lived in SanRafael for 10 years, 3 years in CorteMadera.
    Boyle Park in MillValley tends to get the most 4.5 players, except of course, HarborPoint. Boyle can be pickup good 4.5 doubles on weekday afternoons, and weekend mornings. It's on EastBlysdale on your way into Mill Valley, on your right.
    AlbertPark in SanRafael is closer to 4.0, and they were state champs in 4.0 around 4 years ago. Most of the guys on the team practice there on weekend mornings, are friendly, and looking for new good players for their pickup doubles. Some weekday afternoons starting around 4, also.
    Fairfax has 2 courts behind the firehouse. Most weekday afternoons, around 3 or so, there are 4.5-5.0's playing there, mostly doubles so everyone can get on the courts.
    I've found no luck at College of Marin. Just hacks and the team, which don't allow mingling from the public.
    DomincanCollege used to have a great program where the team welcomes anyone 4.0 and better to hit with the team players. Haven't been there now in 15 years, so doubt it still exists.
    More 4-4.5 doubles next to the firehous in Marinwood, just W of the 101 in the park. 4 courts, weekends mainly.
     
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  3. OneLove

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    I live in the same area and am a 4.0-4.5...how old are you?
     
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  4. siata94

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    Jake, I'll def look you up when I'm in San Rafael again this summer. I haven't had the best of luck at Albert Park altho the first time there some summers ago, I came on flip flops carrying just shoes and tried to bum a racket to play with. The 10 or so in the playing group spontaneously all developed hearing problems, then a nice gent walked up and opened his bag, told me to pick any one of the 4 brand new sticks, keep it for the duration of my trip and return it to one of them on my last day there. I def have to look him up again too.
     
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  5. Jakesteroni

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    I'm 27.

    That is definitely a nice gent. I would've lent a racket, but can't say I would've gone as far as letting one keep and count on a honest return. Do you play 4.5 as well?
     
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  6. Jakesteroni

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    Thanks LeeD. Always good to know those are some options I have.
     
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  7. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    San Francisco here.
     
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  8. OneLove

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    Ok, well I'm at Monty high school
     
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  9. LeeD

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    Say Chi, which courts do you frequent? My G/f is out of town for a few days, and if the winds die down some, I"m looking for a AM surf session at OBSF and some mid day tennis. I'm only a top 3.5 in singles, can't run, but play doubles much better.
    OneLove, just curious. What high school? Mt Tam?
     
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  10. OneLove

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    I'm way more north of Tamalpais, in Sonoma County (wine country :) )
     
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  11. VoodooChild24

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    Petaluma here. 3.5 player getting back to hit again. I can do weekends in Rohnert Park or Petaluma courts.
     
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