Tennis scence in Hilo, Hawaii??

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  1. kaibaNYC06

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    Hey all, I'm moving to hilo next month and was wondering what kind of tennis scene is out there. I'm looking for hitting sessions, pick-up games, and maybe some league play down the line. I'm a 3.5 player if that helps. Any advice much appreciated.
     
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  2. cluckcluck

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    I don't know what the scene is out there but I'll be visiting Maui for a week in August. We should make plans for a hit (4.5) if you want. I'm not sure how easy it would be for you to get to Maui though.
     
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  3. kaibaNYC06

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    Thanks for the offer, but, maui is a bit too far for me lol. Have a great trip though I hear its really nice out there.
     
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  4. AC Tennis

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    There are quite a few players in Hilo, but you kind of have to know someone to get plugged into a group. I would suggest that once you get to know some locals from work, school, whatever, ask around for tennis players. Then hook up. There are groups who play at the indoor stadium, the University and a few other places. You could also call the local USTA folks and say you are looking for a 3.5 team and that should help you plug in. Good luck!
     
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  5. kaibaNYC06

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    thanks, i'll give it a shot when I get down there.
     
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  6. LuckyR

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    Do you need indoor courts on the rainy side?
     
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    No. It dries crazy fast when the sun comes out (even faster with a squeegee).

    BTW... I know it's the other side but Kona has a thriving tennis scene. People are genuinely friendly and pick-up games are easy. Can't imagine it's any different in Hilo.
     
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    I live in Oahu if you like to hit sometime. I'm a weak 3.5 though.
     
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    There is a open air covered tennis center (Edith Kanakaole). It's like a giant Quonset hut. It's more famous for the annual hula festival, the Merrie Monarch Festival.
     
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    Never played on the indoor courts, but heard it's like a rubberized surface. Hilo rains a lot.

    Check out easthawaii.usta.com
    email the LC, they probably hook you up with a team. The outer islands are always looking for more players.
     
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