Visiting Houston, TX

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  1. Lyzerd

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    Hey i'll be in Houston to visit family and I was wondering if anybody knows where I can go to hit that has ball machines for rent since I will have a few hours each day to burn. I know Houston is pretty big so I will have details later on which part I will be visiting.
     
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    Yes but like you said it's so spread out here you really need to nail down what part of town. West University, Memorial, Cypress, Kingwood, Spring, Bellaire......etc. The three large public facilities (Memorial Park 18 courts near the Galleria, Lee LaClear 26 courts in Bellaire and Homer Ford 16 courts next to U of Houston) all offer services, Pro's......also if you are a member of a club where you live it's likely you have guest privileges. For example the Kingwood country club and the Met downtown (indoor facility) are part of the CLUB Corp network and visitors can use the facilities.
     
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    Ok so im going to be staying in North West Houston and the closest public facilities you listed was the Memorial Park near the Galleria and that would be an hour drive from where I am visiting. From google maps I think the area im in is called Inwood.
     
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    The drive from Inwood to Memorial park is like 10 maybe 15 min max. That's the Heights area and just off hwy 290 and the 610 loop the drive is less than 10 miles.
    There is also an area in Tomball called Inwood that's about 45 min plus from downtown. Tomball not Houston that's way out in the country with no public courts all country club.
     
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    I just map quested the two places and it shows that the drive is about 20 minutes so I think Memorial Park is the closest actually. Lets hope they have a wall or offer machine rentals.

    Upon looking further I have found out that they have a wall but I also didn't account for traffic which changes the 20 minutes to 50.
     
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    Yes to both - place gets busy after 5pm during the week and in the mornings on weekends. Talk with Eric Youmans whois the manager and head pro, he will help set up matches for you. Tons of good players
     
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    Ok thanks i'll look up his email on their site.
     
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    Sorry about the DP but I can't find their website, do you know his email or the site on which it is posted?
     
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