Tennis in Lima, Peru

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  1. tingwc

    tingwc New User

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    Will be traveling to Lima, Peru at the end of June to start a backpacking trip through South America for the next two months. I'll probably be in Lima for about a week or two and would love to get any recommendations on some tennis clubs to play, get lessons, you get the idea... I can only imagine that they have some fabulous clay courts down there.
     
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  2. Mikael

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    bump

    Am going to LIMA soon and would also like to know. Anyone??
     
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  3. jmverdugo

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    Ronalditop is from Lima, I went lo Lima last year but we couldnt met. Lets see if he chimes in.
     
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  4. Mikael

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    Did you get to play in Lima at all, jmverdugo?
     
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  5. Il Mostro

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    I want to know if Jim got to Tequila Rock? If so, tennis would be a great improbability the next day. I have fond memories of the Miraflores area. :)
     
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  6. jmverdugo

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    Nop, sadly I couldnt play, I even started a thread but I found out about ronalditop too late on my stay in Lima. I did not went to Tequila Rock but did drink a lot of Pisco Sour, even the day before my flight to Colombia, OMG that was the worst flight ever...
     
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  7. Il Mostro

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    I rarely drink anything so fu-fu. But *damn* they go down so easy. Very easy to consume copious amounts of Pisco Sour all day long. Almost as dangerous as capirinha -- cachaca always spells trouble for me. But that's another country and another bad ending ;-)
     
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    Mmmm.... capirinhas with some lovely cariocas at sunset near Ipanema.... fond memories....
     
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  9. Mikael

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    Will be living in Lima starting next week and would love to hit/learn about local tennis clubs... so to all you Peruvians on board, send me a message and let's meet up!
     
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  10. oscar_2424

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    go to the lawn tennis de la exposicon or the terrazas club
     
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  11. mule250

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    bump! moving to lima in a month, would love a locals take on the best club to join, get lessons etc..
     
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  12. Mikael

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    Depends which neighborhood you end up in, but Terrazas club in Miraflores is quite nice in terms of infrastructure + some decent players there.
     
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    Do you need a reciprocal with a club in your home country? That is a beautiful facility.
     
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  14. Mikael

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    Hum, I'm not sure if they have partnerships with other clubs. I just joined as a "short term member" or something like that, I don't remember the specifics but basically it meant I could only stay for a couple years.
     
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  15. mule250

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    cool, ill be in the san borja area if that helps
     
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  16. mule250

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    what were the prices like at Terrazas?
     
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    Tennis is the very last activity I have ever thought about in Miraflores, but valuable information for day time. ;-) Really good to know, no joke. Thanks.
     
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  18. Mikael

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    I think I ended up paying something around USD100 per month. Kind of expensive at first glance but worth it IMO considering the nice tennis facilities + all the other extra stuff (excellent gym, swimming pool, sauna, etc).
     
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  19. Chotobaka

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    It is difficult to get any kind of deal short term while traveling. That is not bad at all for a nice, full service facility.
     
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  20. migueloo

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    Bump! Anyone from lima want to play? I'll be here for a couple of months.
     
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    Had to hit with Scarlett for 1.5 hours yesterday, nobody else around.
    She doesn't want to play points or serve, so I got ground to sand and spit out the grinder.
    I did get to hit some flat first serves to her, that was fun.
     
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  22. welcome2petrkordaland

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    Let's see. I went to Miraflores 3 times for like a week each time--2010, 2012, y 2013 and played at Club Terrazas many times. I highly recommend it!! It sits atop a cliff (about a 300-400 foot gradual decline) that overhangs the Pacific and is breathtaking (though you may lose a ball or two). The courts/facility has recently been upgraded/refurbished and it offers probably 12-15 red clay (arcilla) courts and about 4 or 5 I call them "ice courts"... super fast hard courts.

    You can "rent out" or pay "voleadores" to hit with you for like 25 Soles and a cancha costs about 20 soles per hour I believe. You also get a "recogepelotas" to shag balls for you while you play-- make sure to tip him about 7 soles. (Not sure the conversion now; you can look it up.)

    I've played with some 25ish or 30ish dudes named Cesar, Eduardo, and maybe Jesus. I'd say the level of the voleadores is about 4.5, but they know how to play on the red clay. No real offensive weapons or volleying skills but consistent.

    According to this 3-year old receipt I have, the address is:

    Club Terrazas
    Malecon 28 de Julio N' 390 Miraflores
    telephone: 512-3200
    fax: 241-1694

    At that time, a German dude named Tobias Clemens was running the tennis lessons/camps and what not. On the card he gave me, it says:

    Movil: (his mobile?): 999-300963
    Fijo (landline maybe): 221-7879
    info@tobiasclemens.com

    The club is next to the Parque del Amor and in the "Manhattan Beach" of Lima... absolutely gorgeous and safe.

    Hope this helps. I'd love to hear about your time there.
     
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  23. migueloo

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    Awesome, thanks. I'll check it out. So there are hard courts in lima lol.

    I've played in a place ran by an ex Peruvian pro. His place is called aramburu or something like that.

    I wanted to see if there were any people from the forums that want to play haha. If not, I'll just go to either the place you recommended or the one I've been to before. Although it's 30 Celsius here right now, so not sure how much I want to play haha.
     
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  24. migueloo

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    Nice, too bad she didn't show up the last day I played there. Oh, really? I got her to serve for a bit last time lol.

    I'm coming back early August...:neutral:
     
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