Tennis in Honolulu - Christmas to New Year

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  1. sureshs

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    Is there any pro who can pick me up and drop me off for lessons from the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki which does not have tennis courts? I will not have a car since I do not like to drive on vacations.
     
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  2. KoaUka

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    The hale koa courts are a very short walk from the hilton. A little farther walk (about 10-15min.) will get you to ala moana courts. You can also take a bus down kuhio ave to get to kapiolani courts and diamond head courts.
     
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    The "pro" is called a taxi cab driver in some countries.
     
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  4. sureshs

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    Thanks.

    LeeD, yes that will be good - as long as there is a pro with a court available. I also meant the pro would be giving lessons, not just functioning as a transporter
     
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  5. sureshs

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    Are these public courts? Is there a pro who can meet me there with a guaranteed court?

    PS: never mind
     
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  6. sureshs

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    Thanks found it. Must be real close as the Hilton is 2005 on the same road. I will give them a call, but do you know if there are pros there? The web site is very vague but the other site says there is a pro shop and tourneys etc.



    Hale Koa Hotel
    2055 Kalia Rd., Honolulu, HI 96815

    (808) 955 - 0555



    Give us a call
    Visit our website
    Send us an Email
    Driving Directions


    Tennis Courts & Facility Summary



    Public or Private

    Resort



    No of tennis courts

    4 tennis courts



    Court Details

    unknown court detail (indoor, outdoor, surface, etc)



    Lighting

    Yes



    Hours of Operation

    unknown



    Proshop

    Yes



    Tennis Programs


    New Player Adult Programs
    New Player Junior Programs
    Tournaments
    Round Robins
    Seniors 50+
    Drop in Tennis
     
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  7. LeeD

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    I see no indications of a teaching pro open to any hours of private instruction.
    Good luck there.
     
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  8. sureshs

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    4 courts, adult tourneys, a pro shop, but no pro? Can't be true.

    In any case, I am also looking for a pro who can then come to the place even if he doesn't teach there.
     
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    Don't ask suresh to walk, it will shift tectonic plates. Dangerous, especially in Hawaii:)
     
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    Although they shouldn't, there are a lot of pros that teach on public courts. Usually you just book with them and I guess you could stipulate the court. Finding time on public courts is usually not a problem here
     
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  12. KoaUka

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    Also, you could check out the pacific beach hotel, also called "the waikiki tennis club". They have 2 courts on the roof, and also have some instructors. Ikaika is good.

    Only thing is the courts are called "classic clay", which is more like a sandy carpet type of surface than clay.
     
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  13. sureshs

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    I found it before I posted this. I really wanted to play on clay. But it is not very close to the Hilton I think. But if a pro could pick me up and drop me off from there that would be great.
     
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    For Rosie O 'Donnell's sake, just hire a rickshaw and pay them double if they go uphill:)
     
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    They will ask for double or triple in any case as is their habit
     
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  16. KoaUka

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    Nah, In Waiks, everything is pretty close. It's probably about 15 min from hilton to pac beach. If you're not up for it, then call theCab, charlie's, or just catch the bus. Really easy, it's basically a straight line.

    Be warned though, it's "classic clay", not real clay. I've been told it's closer to carpet
     
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