Contest : Who is going to post the picture of the most amazing/exotic tennis court ?!

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we had a nice view on this court in gaudissard (1830 m) in the queyras (hautes-alpes), with the pic de rochebrune (3320 m), which is close to the famous izoard pass, in the background.
(this made up for the state of the court and the antique rackets that were available) ;)



Thanks for sharing. Very nice.

What is the altitude there? The air has to be thin.

The red court/green outer brought back memories. That combo was popular back in the day in the US.
the court was at about 1830 m... but with the exotic conditions (the old court, the antique rackets and the fact that i was playing with some "light" trekking shoes) i'm not sure i could sense any effect due to the altitude !
(the high bounce was more related to the surface, i think)

another nice court that i saw (but i didn't play there) in a totally different place: in deia (on the isla del diablo aka mallorca).


(2 green courts on the right)


Kalemegdan fortress, Belgrade, Serbia:

And for the better idea of the setting, basketball courts, just next to tennis (a very old pic):

Googlemaps, more pics embeded in the map:
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goran & tim on ice !


LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Tim Henman and Goran Ivanisevic practice on ice at the Natural History Museum ahead of their match at the Winter Whites Gala on Saturday as part of the Statoil Masters Tennis, which will see the Royal Albert Hall transformed into a winter wonderland in aid of Centrepoint, on December 5, 2012 in London, England.. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)


obsessed with anything shot of red love the Croatia one. and the undergroundie courts are also cool...very destination driven.

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Tipsarevic Reaches New Heights In Bogota





Top seed Janko Tipsarevic and Colombians Santiago Giraldo and Alejandro Falla helped celebrate the ATP World Tour’s return to Bogota, playing mini tennis from the highest point of the city Sunday to promote the start of the Claro Open Colombia.

The players rode a Chiva, a typical Colombian method of transportation, to the Colpatria Bank Tower, where they had a hit and took in panoramic views from the helipad at 2600 metres above sea level.

“Chiva was something new,” said Tipsarevic. “I never had the experience to drive in a vehicle like that, other than an Indian tuk tuk. It was really interesting and a nice experience.

“We went on the 46th floor of the highest building in Bogota and it was a beautiful day, so the view was amazing. Other than that, my actual first practice was on the tennis court which was set up up there. It was a great experience and Bogota is a beautiful city. I’ve only been there for one day and I already love it.”

The Claro Open Colombia is being staged on hard courts at the Centro de Alto Rendimiento, the same venue that hosted an ATP World Tour event from 1997-2002.

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feudal tennis ?

feudal tennis court on sark (channel islands) !
between england and france... so the court is something between roland-garros and wimbledon. ;)




you can guess the channel in the background... sorry i couldn't make better pictures of the tennis court, but the whole island is beautiful (and la coupee is really spectacular !).