Originally Posted by Tommyj
Level is 4.0+, age 53, travelling solo. What I'm looking for is a warm climate with a hospitable tennis scene. Mix of clay and hard courts would be a bonus, but either works fine. Some place where I'm not too far from the water and can get a nice rental at a reasonable price for a couple of months (say Jan. through March)...
Have you ever been to South Beach (Miami)? There is a excellent facility - Flamingo Park - about 15 har-tru (green clay) courts. They have pros, there are always people there, and they have weekly walk-up tournaments. Definitely close to the ocean. You could stay until the Sony Ericsson then head home. I'm sure you could find an affordable rental - or long term hotel room in your budget. Wouldn't even need a car - can walk everywhere.