Nastiest college courts

jaggy

Talk Tennis Guru
Indiana's indoor center isnt the greatest IMHO and San Diego State (my alma mater) was pretty lame outside when I was there, have they upgraded? Any others?
 

SoCal10s

Hall of Fame
Indiana's indoor center isnt the greatest IMHO and San Diego State (my alma mater) was pretty lame outside when I was there, have they upgraded? Any others?
San Diego State built a great facility a few years ago(at least 6 years now).. it's one of the best I've seen for a Cal State school..
 

db10s

Hall of Fame
The Miami (FL) courts are nice, but some of the nets are "blah", and some of the courts that are near trees get LOTS of debris. The singles sticks are a joke; they are literally unpainted (a few are painted) wooden stakes... But the facility is quite nice, its a pretty cool layout.

The Ole Miss courts were REALLY nice when I hit on them though.
 

Tennishacker

Professional
I would have to throw in UCLA's Straus courts.

1-3 players play in stadium courts, while 3-6 play on the outside courts.
Makes it hard to watch all six matches.

Matches held in stadium courts have an empty feeling, even with 20 people watching.
 

tball2day

Semi-Pro
I would have to throw in UCLA's Straus courts.

1-3 players play in stadium courts, while 3-6 play on the outside courts.
Makes it hard to watch all six matches.

Matches held in stadium courts have an empty feeling, even with 20 people watching.
Agree. Stadium has grand feel, but the back courts feel really second rate, like it should be the stadium storage area. At least at Stanford (similiar big stadium type) you know there are matches going on 4-6 courts and can sense excitement of a good match, and walk over to see it from the side area. At UCLA you don't even know matches 4-6 exist.
 

db10s

Hall of Fame
I would have to throw in UCLA's Straus courts.

1-3 players play in stadium courts, while 3-6 play on the outside courts.
Makes it hard to watch all six matches.


Matches held in stadium courts have an empty feeling, even with 20 people watching.
Thats like at Miami.
 

3fees

G.O.A.T.
Money priorities go elsewhere even though tennis is a wonderful sport, it seems one has to have a top team to get noticed for funds, exceptions exist.
 

jonnyboi09

Rookie
I play a lot at Eastern Kentucky Universities courts and they are not the best. What's really sad is that the the much smaller Berea community college has 11 brand new HarTru courts.
 

Leelord337

Hall of Fame
can't think of any bad courts in and around Texas, Rice courts are nice, UH Very nice, and Baylor nice as well...even the community college courts are nice lol
 

vandre

Hall of Fame
the old outdoor courts at the u of illinois (on the west side of the adkins center) have got to be the worst in terms of actual surface. one side or another on most of them has sunk a little so that almost every court there is tilted slightly to one side. i'm sure the rest of the big ten schools like that!
 

monolith694

New User
can't think of any bad courts in and around Texas, Rice courts are nice, UH Very nice, and Baylor nice as well...even the community college courts are nice lol
UT's intramural courts are horrible! I played a Tennis on Campus tournament there and nearly resprained my ankle on those cracked and slippery courts.
 

Rjtennis

Hall of Fame
U of Mn courts are as rough as sandpaper. I don't know how you could make a HC any slower than what they have. You go through shoes like their strings playing there.
 

db10s

Hall of Fame
U of Mn courts are as rough as sandpaper. I don't know how you could make a HC any slower than what they have. You go through shoes like their strings playing there.
That's what it's like on ATP courts. They resurface the courts right before a tournament, so the courts are really slow.
 
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