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

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A couple of interesting courts :

Perito Moreno gletcher, Argentina:



Zugspitze



San Paolo church, Milan:


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Note this post has been reported to the mods for defamation. You are sullying the impressions of a user that I have carefully labored over.
 
On my recent trip to St Helena island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean ... possibly the most remote actively used tennis court in the world at the Governor's mansion .. also Jonathan around 186 years - the oldest land animal in the foreground too...



 

vive le beau jeu !

Talk Tennis Guru




On my recent trip to St Helena island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean ... possibly the most remote actively used tennis court in the world at the Governor's mansion .. also Jonathan around 186 years - the oldest land animal in the foreground too...



amazing ! thanks for sharing :D(y)(y)(y)
did you go use the new airport to get there, or did you travel by boat ?

PS: it probably beats the 'remoteness' of the pitcairn court as i assume there are some courts on mangareva ;)
pitcairn island... probably one of the most remote courts on the planet ! ;)



hard to lob ! :p
(c'est en auvergne ?)
PS2: amsterdam island remains a serious competitor... but the court is ugly (and not 'tennis-exclusive'! ;)

he's looking for a partner (i think bud rated him as a 4.0) ;)
... on amsterdam island, in the indian ocean.

from: http://cap-sur-les-terres-australes.over-blog.com/
 
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amazing ! thanks for sharing :D(y)(y)(y)
did you go use the new airport to get there, or did you travel by boat ?

PS: it probably beats the 'remoteness' of the pitcairn court as i assume there are some courts on mangareva ;)

PS2: amsterdam island remains a serious competitor... but the court is ugly (and not 'tennis-exclusive'! ;)
Used the new airport ... the boat is no longer an option. Btw, the airport apparently has the shortest baggage carousel in the world!
 
Was in Hammerfest, Norway last week looking for northernmost tennis court in the world ..unfortunately everything locked up at 6am so couldn't get a photo for my collection.
 

vive le beau jeu !

Talk Tennis Guru
Was in Hammerfest, Norway last week looking for northernmost tennis court in the world ..unfortunately everything locked up at 6am so couldn't get a photo for my collection.
Was in Lhasa, Tibet last week and looked hard but unfortunately could not find a court...
i saw your 2 posts at the same time and at first i thought you went both in tibet and norway last week ! :p
(and considering your profile suggests you live in cape town... that sounded like some hyper-intense globe-trottering) :oops:
There's an indoor court on the race track. It's VERY fast being 3.5km high! Also saw some outdoor courts in TU.
i think those are 2 outdoor courts... but without double lines!
('vintage masters' style?) ;)
 
i saw your 2 posts at the same time and at first i thought you went both in tibet and norway last week ! :p
(and considering your profile suggests you live in cape town... that sounded like some hyper-intense globe-trottering) :oops:
Haha, I have got around quite a bit last few years to more unusual locations .. Tibet, Norway, Sao Time, St Helena, Siberia, North Korea, Egypt, etc. etc. looking for the perfect court!
 

CivicLx

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I finally visited the Alice Marble tennis courts for the first time a couple weeks ago. Long before I ever knew there were tennis courts there, I had passed them while taking the trolley from Union Square to the Fisherman's Wharf area. For those of you in the Bay Area unfamiliar with these courts, if you have been by the winding section of Lombard Street, then you've been by/near the Alice Marble tennis courts.


 

WYK

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What a location! Mind you, when the wind is up, your lobs probably land in Pembrokeshire…
And the wind is often up there. I understand the view is gorgeous, but planting(literally) a tennis court next to the sea is asking for wind.
And then there's the tourists. Yes, Ireland depends on it, and I was born in the US so I can't say anything, but when your courts are crowded with tourists peering in and taking photos, it's rather difficult to concentrate on anything except the fact you had way too much to eat at lunch and are nearly gonna vomit before dozens of them. Prolly end up turning in to a tiktok challenge on top of it.
Famous for all the wrong reasons. That should prolly be my nickname.
 

LaZeR

Professional
I finally visited the Alice Marble tennis courts for the first time a couple weeks ago. Long before I ever knew there were tennis courts there, I had passed them while taking the trolley from Union Square to the Fisherman's Wharf area. For those of you in the Bay Area unfamiliar with these courts, if you have been by the winding section of Lombard Street, then you've been by/near the Alice Marble tennis courts.
Hot Damn - for HOW LONG have those been there? I used to live a couple blocks from Mission St, and played at some parks nearby.
 

Henry Hub

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Hot Damn - for HOW LONG have those been there? I used to live a couple blocks from Mission St, and played at some parks nearby.
I once played on a rooftop artificial grass court just off the top end of the Embarcadero in San Francisco with views up to the Coit Tower and the Bay Bridge which was part of a private gym or health club. I have scoured Google Maps but can’t seem to find the courts. Do any locals remember those courts or am I imagining the whole thing (which would be a shame as I have dined out on stories about when we got locked out on the roof and had to fire tennis balls down at passers-by to get them to go into the club and ask them to open the doors…)
 

WYK

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This is a place I visited in June 2018 as I made an travel article. Bio-hotel Stanglwirt just north-west of Kitzbühel in the Austrian alps. For me this is absolutely the most scenic location of a tennis-club I have ever seen. I could move here!

I was considering booking it... until I saw the €500/night starting prices. :(
 

innoVAShaun

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05 March 2022, Hamburg: The aerial view shows the tennis stadium at Rothenbaum in the district of Harvestehude and Rotherbaum. Photo: Daniel Reinhardt/dpa (Photo by Daniel Reinhardt/picture alliance via Getty Images)

 

innoVAShaun

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HANGZHOU, CHINA - APRIL 1, 2022 - An aerial view of the tennis court at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center, the main venue of the 2022 Asian Games, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, April 1, 2022. (Photo credit should read Costfoto/Future Publishing via Getty Images)



 

WYK

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That's a Lexington class aircraft carrier. Only two were made, the Lexington and the Saratoga. Both of which saw extensive fighting in WWII in the pacific.
Both if which are now at the bottom of the sea. The Lexington due to the battle of the Coral Sea, and the Saratoga due to a Bikini Atol nuclear test(It took two of them to sink her).
That's not the most curious thing to me here, tho. The curious thing is the two ships were nearly identical aside from a black stripe at the top of the stack on Saratoga, so it would take someone with more skill than me to note which ship this is and when, as the stripe could have been removed or redone after the Lexington sank, or perhaps mostly only on one side of her, I dunno.
To me it appears to be an updated mid 1940's model in dock. Also note the 48 star US flag.
The Lexington was at the bottom of the sea by 1942. Saratoga was sunk in a nuclear test in 1946.
So this is quite an old photo.
 
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WYK

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Well, I had some time this evening and simply did a search of the US National Naval Archives and came up with this:


Moored alongside N.A.S. Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, circa June 1945, while assigned to training duties. Note- wide blister on starboard side, tennis courts in foreground
 
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