Public courts in Seattle or Vancouver

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  1. safin_protege

    safin_protege Semi-Pro

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    My school orchestra is taking a trip to Seattle and Vancouver right before my tennis season starts. I know I'll have free time during the trip, so I'm wondering if anyone living in any of these two cities knows of public courts on which I could play when I am there. Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. tennismike33

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    It all depends on where you are staying. Seattle is not the most tennis friendly city, as there are a limited amount of courts available. Also, the weather in this area can be interesting at best. AVANTI sports maybe a good assett to look into before your trip here, I do not have the exact website. The NORDSTROM Center is at the U/WA Seattle Campus location. There are many local high schools with courts. Good luck!!!
     
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  3. diredesire

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    He basically said it

    Avanti's website is avantisports.com It's a tennis store, basically.

    On the UW Campus, there is plenty of courts, 2 locations, south campus and north campus, south campus has i believe 6-8 courts outdoors, and the nordstrom tennis center (UW affiliation only). I work at the Nordstrom tennis center, stringing racquets for the team.

    North campus also has 8 courts at denny field. Not sure on other parts of the seattle area.
     
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  4. migjam

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    Lower Woodland Park has several courts (8?) that are actually used for the Seattle City tournament each year. And if you are talking about Vancouver BC, then try Stanley Park.
     
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  5. tennismike33

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    Aren't the Woodland Park courts ankle breakers? I played there a couple of years ago and was scared to death that I was going to hurt myself!!!
     
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  6. safin_protege

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    Thanks for the advice, I'll be sure to follow up on your suggestions before my trip.
     
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  7. migjam

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    The upper Woodland park courts are horrible, or they were last time I played there. The lower Woodland park courts are pretty good.
     
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  8. Midlife crisis

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    You do? I'm currently sitting about five miles away from there. I'd love to have a chance to meet another user from this forum one of these days!

    Say, you weren't there in the late 70's, were you?
     
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  9. diredesire

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    I wasn't alive in the late 70s ;)

    If you ever play there, i'm the young asian kid stringing racquets up front :)
     
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  10. Midlife crisis

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    Man, do I ever feel old. . .

    I haven't played at the U since probably 1985 or so, my last year in school there. They built the tennis center long after I'd left. What used to be there were six courts side by side just north of Hec Ed (It'll always be Hec Ed to us old timers). Those courts had some sort of very rough surface that was tough on balls, shoes, and those of us who liked to play a fast paced game. Those other sets of courts along the streets were built just about the time I left.

    Anyhow, I'll drop on by one of these days.
     
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  11. Dopke

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    Yeah, there aren't that many public courts that I knwo of. Theres a few in parks such as the one on Mercer Island, and some in the main Renton park... but for the most part, most of my friends and I go to local HS to play and UW. That's where most ppl play I think anyways (besides club)
     
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  12. kchau

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    hehehe, i work at avanti sports, glad to see people know about it.

    in the seattle area: Nordstrom tennis center, Amy Yee tennis center, and some park courts around.

    In cities around seattle: Robinswood tennis center in bellevue, Grasslawn Park in redmond, Liberty park in renton.
     
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  13. travlerajm

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    hehe, you probably strung my last racquet then.
     
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  14. kchau

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    if you went to the seattle one, probably not, im 99% at the redmond location :)

    stop by and give me a visit, i need a break from stringing sticks all day.
     
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  15. travlerajm

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    I haven't been to the Redmond store. I'm bummed that Athletic Supply just shut down their Seattle store and moved to Redmond too.
     
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  16. chloeToh

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    Vancouver/Portland Metro Area

    1. Vancouver Tennis Center is semi-private, no members are welcome *
    2. Portland Tennis Center *
    3. St John Racquet Club
    4. Tualatin Racquet Club *
    5. Lake Oswego Tennis Center

    Distance from Vancouver is in sequential order. * is recommended. Have fun.
     
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