New to Atlanta: Can we play tennis yet?

VaMoose98

New User
I just moved to Atlanta Midtown area and I am a USTA 4.5 tennis player from Tallahassee. In Northern Florida we are already back playing after Covid shutdowns, but I don’t know anyone here and I don’t see many people on the courts near my apartment. Can anyone tell me if tennis is back on in ATL and if so, how I can get in on the action?

Thanks for any input!

Sincerely,

Going crazy in my apartment
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Just go out there and play, noone can stop you. if cops come then just Yell,, Police Brutality,, then they will go away.
 

McLovin

Legend
I just moved to Atlanta Midtown area and I am a USTA 4.5 tennis player from Tallahassee. In Northern Florida we are already back playing after Covid shutdowns, but I don’t know anyone here and I don’t see many people on the courts near my apartment. Can anyone tell me if tennis is back on in ATL and if so, how I can get in on the action?

Thanks for any input!

Sincerely,

Going crazy in my apartment
Go ‘Noles!

That’s it...I have nothing meaningful to add to the conversation...
 

MRfStop

Hall of Fame
USTA League is starting here in Mid GA on the 15th. ALTA mixed league starts in a couple of weeks. USTA GA is allowing League Coordinators to use their own discretion on opening up leagues.
 
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treo

Semi-Pro
City of Atlanta tennis centers are still closed and public courts are locked up. Same in some neighboring cities like East Point, College Park, South Fulton. Maybe if we protest in front of the mayor's house with tennis racquets she will open up the courts? It worked with the curfew when protesters showed up at her house.
I'm not doing any flex leagues with all my local courts closed.
 
Maybe if we protest in front of the mayor's house with tennis racquets she will open up the courts? It worked with the curfew when protesters showed up at her house.
Tell her you're going to get a truckload of those mail-in ballots and vote her out of office if she doesn't open the courts--vote early and often!


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2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
OK, well college park, clayton co. and fayette co. public are definitely open since I've played all 3 the past week. Plus private locations seem pretty much open.

If your super itchy to play, most flex leagues will let you select "all away" and then no home court is needed.

Singles play is easy to keep social distancing. We agreed to send all balls over to the servers side immediately so to minimize any cross contamination.
 

TennisCJC

Legend
City of Atlanta public courts are closed. Nets are down at bitsy grant and public parks. Ultimate league has resumed but I don’t know where you are supposed to get a court. Alta has announced summer league is a go. Odd thing is city of Atlanta golf courses are open but no carts. I think private courts and outside Atlanta are open


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treo

Semi-Pro
To answer your question Yes!
Tennis is back on in Atlanta.
Check out the new USTA ladder league. You can still join
I joined that ladder, which was supposed to be spring, but haven't played yet. Looks like they have two levels: 3.5 and below and 4.0 and above. I see a guy playing both levels and a couple of others who have won Ultimate Tennis finals at 6.0- and 5.5.

I haven't seen anyone offer to play near me so this ladder looks like a bust unless the Atlanta tennis centers open up.
 

joeydivine

New User
I joined that ladder, which was supposed to be spring, but haven't played yet. Looks like they have two levels: 3.5 and below and 4.0 and above. I see a guy playing both levels and a couple of others who have won Ultimate Tennis finals at 6.0- and 5.5.

I haven't seen anyone offer to play near me so this ladder looks like a bust unless the Atlanta tennis centers open up.
Honestly? Tennis in Atlanta never really shut down for covid. There has ALWAYS been somewhere to play.
Example: DeKalb Tennis Center - 17 courts, never shut down.
 

treo

Semi-Pro
City of Atlanta still shut down. Grant Park courts locked up and even courts that don't get much use like Perkerson Park are locked up. I would guess Dekalb county courts are more crowded with Fulton county courts closed.
 

joeydivine

New User
City of Atlanta still shut down. Grant Park courts locked up and even courts that don't get much use like Perkerson Park are locked up. I would guess Dekalb county courts are more crowded with Fulton county courts closed.
Most people in metro Atlanta drive.

We're all used to driving for tennis.
Especially if you've ever been to the playoffs. ANY playoffs.
 

treo

Semi-Pro
Bars, nightclubs and gyms open in Atlanta. Tennis courts closed. It's annoying to have to drive to another city to play when there are nice courts a minute from my house that get little use normally. Then after the long drive, there are dumb rules like no doubles and every other court with no net.
 
Bars, nightclubs and gyms open in Atlanta. Tennis courts closed. It's annoying to have to drive to another city to play when there are nice courts a minute from my house that get little use normally.
The squeaking hinge gets the WD-40! CALL, CALL, CALL your local china-19 health czar who controls what opens and beseech/hollar at 'em that it makes no sense that liquor stores, pot dispensaries and casinos can open--but tennis courts CAN'T! If you and a few of your tennis buddies call it can work--tennis and swim pools as usual are lost in the shuffle because there's no money or constituency to force the issue. Call the "health" officer in charge and remind them it's damaging to your health to not recreate and that tennis is your exercise. g'luck! Tennis is opening up all over!
 

Max G.

Legend
Bars, nightclubs and gyms open in Atlanta. Tennis courts closed. It's annoying to have to drive to another city to play when there are nice courts a minute from my house that get little use normally. Then after the long drive, there are dumb rules like no doubles and every other court with no net.
That seems backwards to me...
 

VaMoose98

New User
City of Atlanta tennis centers are still closed and public courts are locked up. Same in some neighboring cities like East Point, College Park, South Fulton. Maybe if we protest in front of the mayor's house with tennis racquets she will open up the courts? It worked with the curfew when protesters showed up at her house.
I'm not doing any flex leagues with all my local courts closed.
They took the nets off from Central Park courts so I’ve been driving out to Dekalb bu it’s hard to get court reservations last minute. Gonna start protesting soon if they don’t return the nets
 

treo

Semi-Pro
Last weekend protesters were outside the mayors house protesting the curfew. Right away she lifted the curfew. Tennis players should unite and protest at her house with signs like " Strip clubs open, Tennis courts closed. Let us play!" and wave our racquets in protest!
 

joeydivine

New User
They took the nets off from Central Park courts so I’ve been driving out to Dekalb bu it’s hard to get court reservations last minute. Gonna start protesting soon if they don’t return the nets
The Department of Parks and Recreation page said that courts will be open for singles on Monday 15th.
 
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