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johnny ballgame 03-01-2007 06:37 AM

Red Clay in the U.S.?
 
Who can help with info on where to play on red clay in the US?

Is the Westside Club in Houston available to visitors/non-members?

Only other place I know of is a fancy resort in New Hampshire, played on a red clay court there one time as a kid.

If not the US, how about easily accesible places in Mexico? Anything?

Thanks,

John K

dubsplayer 03-01-2007 05:52 PM

We have outdoor red clay courts in of all places Albany NY. It's located in public park but you need to be a member or pay a guest fee. I've also played on red clay under a bubble at a club in Mamaroneck, NY.

Fee 03-01-2007 05:53 PM

Westside replaced their red clay with green clay.

heycal 03-01-2007 06:29 PM

I think there are several places with red clay. I don't think you'll need to go to Mexico just yet... There are some public red clay courts in New York City and several private red clay places that will charge you plenty to play on them, among other places.

J011yroger 03-02-2007 07:11 PM

Yea, there are several in the LI NYC area.

At least 5 clubs that I can name.

J

SteveI 03-03-2007 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dubsplayer (Post 1286207)
We have outdoor red clay courts in of all places Albany NY. It's located in public park but you need to be a member or pay a guest fee. I've also played on red clay under a bubble at a club in Mamaroneck, NY.

Hey Man,

We have 6 nice Red Clay courts... yes.. in all places. Buffalo, NY..

Steve

johnny ballgame 03-05-2007 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteveI (Post 1289982)
We have 6 nice Red Clay courts... yes.. in all places. Buffalo, NY..

Strange, it seems that NY/NE is the last region in the U.S. to keep red clay courts. I live in the southeast, wish I could find some within driving distance (Florida, Carolinas).

heycal 03-05-2007 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnny ballgame (Post 1293451)
Strange, it seems that NY/NE is the last region in the U.S. to keep red clay courts. I live in the southeast, wish I could find some within driving distance (Florida, Carolinas).

We might be willing to trade some for your winter weather down there.

stormholloway 03-05-2007 10:22 AM

Lotta clay in NYC.

tursafinov 03-05-2007 10:40 AM

Arizona
that's close to Mexico.
Scottsdale
Desert Mountain Racquet Club

It has Clay and Grass!

~Tursa

squints 03-25-2007 09:03 PM

ojai, califonia

goober 03-25-2007 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tursafinov (Post 1293606)
Arizona
that's close to Mexico.
Scottsdale
Desert Mountain Racquet Club

It has Clay and Grass!

~Tursa

Last time I checked this club doesn't have Red Clay, they are Har Tru.

Pleepers 03-25-2007 10:01 PM

No red clay in Colorado, only some private green. At high altitude the ball flies faster, so you would think that there would be more clay courts to slow the game here down???

kingdaddy41788 03-25-2007 10:07 PM

Westside has had both for a long time. From what I understand (I used to be a member and live near there in Houston) Westside is changing to a fitness club. I think they are only going to keep one red clay court if any, but they don't keep their clay courts up as it is, so I wouldn't expect high quality. I don't think they are open to visitors.

vsbabolat 03-26-2007 08:11 AM

In New York City at Riverside Park at West 96th street is 10 Red Clay courts. It is $7.00 per person if you don't have a seasonal pass. Here is the website: http://www.rcta.info

Craig Sheppard 03-26-2007 09:13 AM

In New Jersey, there's racquet club in Mt. Laurel that has red clay courts... cool stuff.

BiGGieStuFF 03-26-2007 09:29 AM

The red clay at Westside last time I was there was poorly maintained. The green clay was kept up. There are spots on the red clay that were really dry and some that were really wet. It wasn't even so it felt dangerous drying to slide and all of a sudden hitting a spot and your foot would dig in. It was fun though. Dirty as heck.

Pr0DiGy 03-26-2007 11:25 AM

Sorry to sort-of hijack this thread, but does anyone know of any red clay courts in or around Monmouth county, central NJ, Baltimore, MD, and the northeastern part of Virginia?

Better yet, anybody know of any grass courts in those areas?

squints 03-26-2007 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pleepers (Post 1336728)
No red clay in Colorado, only some private green. At high altitude the ball flies faster, so you would think that there would be more clay courts to slow the game here down???

you gotta think of maintainance costs, would it be cost effective to have clay courts in colorado weather?

SB 03-26-2007 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pleepers (Post 1336728)
No red clay in Colorado, only some private green. At high altitude the ball flies faster, so you would think that there would be more clay courts to slow the game here down???

Actually, there are some new red clay courts in Colorado, in the Denver area. They are American Red Clay (a mixture of brick dust and stone). FYI ...


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