Tennis at Bally‘s Las Vegas

whysoserious

New User
Hi,

How are the courts at Bally‘s? Can you play there as a visitor or only hotel guests? If yes, is it truly 24/7 and how does the reservation work?

Help is greatly appreciated, thank you
 

OnTheLine

Hall of Fame
I live in Vegas .... been told by numerous people that the Bally's courts themselves are not so fantastic ... but their pro David Pate is exceptional.

Most of your answers are on their website: http://www.ballystennis.com/

Rates for hotel guest are $20/hour per person, for non-hotel guests $25/hour per person
 

whysoserious

New User
Thanks for the info. 25$/p per court seems a bit expensive though but I guess it‘s ok I considering it’s Vegas and right on the strip.


Any alternatives to Bally‘s to play during the night? It‘s way too hot for us to play during the day/evening.
 

OnTheLine

Hall of Fame
Thanks for the info. 25$/p per court seems a bit expensive though but I guess it‘s ok I considering it’s Vegas and right on the strip.


Any alternatives to Bally‘s to play during the night? It‘s way too hot for us to play during the day/evening.
Well I live here so I think playing prior to 10am is fine and once that sun goes down the evening is really quite pleasant .(any time after 7pm)

.. don't forget we have very low humidity so 90s feel much cooler ... you will see some people even throwing on a jacket in the evening.

Most parks have lights but they turn off usually around 10pm
 

tennis4me

Hall of Fame
There used to be decent pick up tennis at Baskin Park on Oakley Ave. years ago when I went to Vegas. There were a lot of regulars there. I think they somehow sort out the different levels to play at different courts.
 

OnTheLine

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There used to be decent pick up tennis at Baskin Park on Oakley Ave. years ago when I went to Vegas. There were a lot of regulars there. I think they somehow sort out the different levels to play at different courts.
That meet up has turned into the land of mis-fit 2.5 and 3.0s
 
I played on the courts at the Cosmo. It was free if you were staying there or knew someone there. They were ok, but not as cool as I was expecting for "rooftop" courts haha.
 

whysoserious

New User
Just got back from playing at Bally‘s. It‘s 37.5$/court/h, but the guy said we could play for 90 minutes if we wanted to.

Courts are kinda bad though, a few cracks and uneven but it worked ok for rallying.
 

tennis4me

Hall of Fame
That meet up has turned into the land of mis-fit 2.5 and 3.0s
O oh. Thanks for the update. Not planning to be in Vegas any time soon, but definitely will try a different route if I were to go there again.

On a side note, I remember having a hard time playing there because of the heat, causing the light Penn balls to fly uncontrollably.
 

OnTheLine

Hall of Fame
O oh. Thanks for the update. Not planning to be in Vegas any time soon, but definitely will try a different route if I were to go there again.

On a side note, I remember having a hard time playing there because of the heat, causing the light Penn balls to fly uncontrollably.
It is not the heat .... it is the thin dry air at elevation. Most of Vegas is at roughly 3000 feet (lower on the strip) so balls fly. Add to it the low humidity and balls aren't absorbing water.

We are not at high enough elevation to use HighAltitude balls ... but it is funny when low landers come .... but usually a quick adjustment.

Equally funny is when I go play at sea level in high humidity. Feel like my shots have no depth and I also need to make a big adjustment!
 

tennis4me

Hall of Fame
It is not the heat .... it is the thin dry air at elevation. Most of Vegas is at roughly 3000 feet (lower on the strip) so balls fly. Add to it the low humidity and balls aren't absorbing water.

We are not at high enough elevation to use HighAltitude balls ... but it is funny when low landers come .... but usually a quick adjustment.

Equally funny is when I go play at sea level in high humidity. Feel like my shots have no depth and I also need to make a big adjustment!
Is it just the thin air? I played in high heat/humidity places and the ball was flying too. But, I think you're right, because the flying seemed different there.

What's the best adjustment to make for low-landers? More spin?
 

OnTheLine

Hall of Fame
Is it just the thin air? I played in high heat/humidity places and the ball was flying too. But, I think you're right, because the flying seemed different there.

What's the best adjustment to make for low-landers? More spin?
Yes I think so. There are probably stringing adjustments as well .... we all tend to string at high tensions compared to some folks ... man if I strung in the 40s or 50s I would be chasing balls in the next county!

Funny, I don't think about it because it is my everyday .... I know when I played at sea level, I had to really hit out ... a shot if I made it here would hit the fence on the fly and rising!

I am trying to think back to the TV commentators on the adjustments the pros needed to make to play in Mexico City and at Indian Wells ... both are in thin dry air and at elevation (Mexico City obviously much higher!)
 
The courts at Bally's are really just for show. No one actually plays on them. I went there one time to inquire about playing, and they seemed totally shocked I was seriously interested in playing tennis there.
 
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