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miki 12-30-2012 05:32 PM

Club recommendation in ATL
 
Moving to ATL and trying to locate tennis club with outdoor and INDOOR courts around my new home in Suwanee.
My subdivision doesn't have tennis courts so I'll be looking for a club to join to find new partners and potentially join ALTA and USTA teams.

Appreciate your advise.

spt 12-31-2012 05:12 AM

Not too many indoor options in the Suwanee area. James Creek has a few indoor courts and outdoor hard and clay. They are more on the Cumming, GA side of Suwanee. On the 85 side you don't have a whole lot of options for indoor play.

Most tennis in Atl is subdivision based. So really you need to meet some folks and get on a team at your level which will probably be out of a subdivision.

Teams for spring ALTA are forming now. What level USTA are you playing?

miki 12-31-2012 06:26 AM

Thanks, I'll visit James Creek (it's 6 miles away so it's not bad).
I played 4.0 singles/doubles and 8.0 mixed. Now I can even play for Seniors!

Do subdivision teams looking for 'outside' players ?
up north teams are based out of clubs so it was a little bit different....plus you can play leagues, drills, etc

kimguroo 12-31-2012 07:06 AM

James creek might be better for you.
Other indoor courts are in norcross (lifetime fitness tennis: used to be the racket club of south) and Emory university.
It might be too far away from you and probably more expensive.

There are many ALTA teams and looking for players so you will be able to find teams.

Also visit meetup.
There is one group which plays at Suwanee area.

spt 12-31-2012 07:37 AM

80000 people play alta - not too hard to meet people. The subdivision can be a little clickish to get into. But once you meet a few folks shouldn't be a problem.

I play out of Georgia Gwinnett College (use to be Collins Hill Athletic Club) off Collins Hill Road near 316. Nice public facility with 12 hard and 4 clay. If that is close, you are welcome to be my guest and come out and hit.

miki 12-31-2012 09:32 AM

Thanks Spot, I'll contact you when I settled in.
James Creek located only 15 minutes away so it does look very good. Should be good place to start and find hitting partners and may be join teams as well.
The lifetime in Norcross looks great but it's too far away.

jpr 12-31-2012 10:03 AM

i'm a member at james creek. they have 4 indoor hard courts, 6 outdoor hard, 2 clay. good kids academy...lots of adult drills + some adult teams. not sure the latest.

i recommend you check www.altatennis.org. this area of town (suwanee, duluth, cumming, john's creek) has a lot of teams. if you dont know anyone, you can post 'player looking for team' on alta and usta websites.

miki 12-31-2012 01:20 PM

Thanks, jpr.
My first thing will be visiting JamesCreek TC and try the drills.
Price looks reasonable and I hope they have enough people around 4.0 level to hit with. ALTA and/or USTA teams will be later on. Looking forward to play with new people!

Dave_D 01-02-2013 09:49 AM

miki, if you need to hit with someone, I'm a 3.5 - 4.0 player and I live in Suwanee. There aren't too many public courts in the area (unfortunately) but we can find some courts to hit around. I am also going to look into James Creek (didn't know they allowed outside members) as my USTA team is located in Alpharetta on the other side of 400 and I'm looking for some flex league home courts too.

SwankPeRFection 01-02-2013 12:36 PM

It may or may not be close to you, but RCS (Racquet Club of the South) is a nice place. Everyone there is also super nice and remembers your name even after one day of being there. I enjoyed going there for a full week when I was in town as a non-member for hitting drills.

miki 01-02-2013 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave_D (Post 7092758)
miki, if you need to hit with someone, I'm a 3.5 - 4.0 player and I live in Suwanee. There aren't too many public courts in the area (unfortunately) but we can find some courts to hit around. I am also going to look into James Creek (didn't know they allowed outside members) as my USTA team is located in Alpharetta on the other side of 400 and I'm looking for some flex league home courts too.

Good to hear from you, Dave. You will hear from me in 2-3 weeks. Can we play at North Gwinett High School courts ?

Dave_D 01-03-2013 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by miki (Post 7094175)
Good to hear from you, Dave. You will hear from me in 2-3 weeks. Can we play at North Gwinett High School courts ?

That's close to my house, but I'm not sure if they are open to the public or not. I've never played there personally...but I'm up for trying. You can e-mail me at douglas656@bellsouth.net.

double barrels 01-07-2013 10:00 AM

they need more indoor or covered in metro ATL

i would suggest posting in ALTA that you are looking to join a team with desired level, you will get plenty of options

miki 01-07-2013 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by double barrels (Post 7103656)
they need more indoor or covered in metro ATL

i would suggest posting in ALTA that you are looking to join a team with desired level, you will get plenty of options

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Agreed. I like to play when I want and if weather is not cooperating I like to have option of inside court!

Dave_D 01-08-2013 05:11 AM

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Originally Posted by miki (Post 7104733)
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Agreed. I like to play when I want and if weather is not cooperating I like to have option of inside court!

I"m actually looking into joining James Creek just for this reason. The pricing isn't really that bad compared to Lifetime Tennis membership which is the only other indoor court area I know around here.

TennisCJC 01-11-2013 06:02 AM

Midtown Athletic Club at Windy Hill (on Windy Hill Road) have indoor and outdoor courts.

I am not sure where you are coming from but indoor courts are not a necessity in Atlanta. I play on 2 teams in the winter and both play at outdoor facilities. "Winter" in Atlanta is basically only January and February. Even in Jan/Feb, you will get many good tennis days. It is going to be 70 degrees tomorrow. There will be the occasional artic blast that will push temps down into the 20-40 range for a week but these are rare. Worst case scenario is you might have a full week where it is too cold to play and this doesn't happen every year. You will get lots of days in the 40-60 range and outdoor tennis is fine.

This is a temporary benefit of global warning. With rising sea levels, Atlanta may be beach front too in another decade.


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