Tennis in Scottsdale, AZ

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  1. BMC9670

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    Hi All, I'm going to be in Scottsdale for work for an extended period of time (6+ months) and was looking for insight on where to look for good tennis. I'm 41 and a 4.0 player. I like good clinics, especially if they are competitive. Flex or evening leagues are good as well. Don't do many tournaments anymore. I see Scottsdale Ranch Park has a lot of courts and some programs. Anyone have any experience with it?

    Also, I assume with the climate that most of the tennis is played in the winter. Do people play in the summer during that heat?
     
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  2. neil1b

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    Hi,

    We play year round here in AZ. I live in surprise which is 25 minutes from Scottsdale. I play at the ranch for my leagues when we play the team from there. Extremely active park for tennis. You are also surrounded by a billion resorts.

    Here in surprise, we have a 25 court facility. Its only bout 4 years old, and there are tons of daily drop ins, leagues, programs, ext.

    Also in Peoria is another public court completes called Paseo.

    You have plenty of options local or if you don't mind a short drive.

    The local tennis shop is All About Tennis, pretty good shop and they have tons of merch. I'm sure you can hook up with some matches there as well.

    Anything else just ask.

    Neil
     
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  3. GMay

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    My husband (4.0) and I (3.5) live in Scottsdale and play at SRP. They have a lot of courts and a very active league program but you need to register for it next week on December 14th and the leauges and clinics can be hard to get in if you are not a resident. I think the leagues at Indian School Park may be a bit easier to get in as a non-resident.

    I do not know of any drop-in clinics in the area other than at the Scottsdale Athletic Club and I would NOT recommend those at all. Also, don't try the Sunday drop in doubles at SRP, not good tennis.

    The Village on Camelback has a good active tennis scene and if you are relatively near there would be a good choice. We would belong except we are too far east to get there easily.

    Finally, we play all year round. Well, lately, it has been a bit too cold for me to play (low 50s brrrrrrrrrrrr). During the Summer once the sun goes down it is not that bad and much preferable than the cold weather we have been having. I personally think that between 100 to 105 is a great temperature for tennis at night. Keeps you from getting stiff and sore; just need to make sure you stay hydrated.

    Any other questions let me know.
     
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  4. goober

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    SRP has clinics that start in January but you have to sign up for them next week. In the mean time you can call them up and ask for Josh who is one of the teaching pros. He runs informal clinics every week.

    BTW if you want to look at playing on USTA team for the spring season (starts in Jan.) we have a couple open roster spots
     
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  5. BMC9670

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    Thanks, All. I'll check out the programs at SRP, albeit the next session.

    goober, what level is your team and when in January do you start? I'll have my hands full the first half of the month getting my job in order and a place to live, but after that will be looking for something to feed my tennis addiction!
     
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    4.0 starting 3rd week of jan.

    I would join a flex league if you want to see a lot of action in singles. On team tennis you won't see as much unless you are at the top of your level or on a weak team.
     
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