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Old 03-20-2010, 07:08 AM   #3
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I spent a week in Montecatini, Italy once, just west of Firenze (Florence). The park next to my hotel had a clay facility with about ten courts, including several in a bubble in case of rain, with a very active pro. The facility was gorgeous, dates to the 1920s, and was the scene of some Davis Cup matches. The pro told me Adrianna Panatta learned to play there. You could do private lessons, and the pro has a roster of locals to make matches for you (very good players). Fairly close by are Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa and other sights.
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