Originally Posted by gavna
Playing at Crandon a must do and I've taken my jr son and daughter to play on the stadium court every time we get down to Miami. But of you are going to be there March 19 - 23 you can forget Crandon as the Sony Ericsson Open starts 3/19......as for visiting IMG it's about a 5 hr drive from Boca to Bradenton at least, also the area around IMG kinda crappy.
When in Boca it's fun to stop by Stuarts of Boca about 3 min away from Evert's - the place has been there forever and a cool mom and pop tennis shop.
Another must do is to play at Hollywood Park Tennis Ctr in Lauderdale - The Jimmy Evert Tennis Ctr a classic - the area around the park has changed dramatically since I was a Jr playing there in the 70's but still a goto stop for tennis.
Oh yeah, if he is going in March, the Sony will be there.
5 hours from Boca to IMG? Nah. I have done it in 3, mapquest says 3.5. Most of the trip is clear sailing, you can fly across the Everglades on Rt. 75. A few slow spots as you head up the coast and get towards Ft.Myers and then Sarasota.