World Tennis Club or Deep Canyon????

Discussion in 'Tennis Travel' started by Hydrocella, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. Hydrocella

    Hydrocella Hall of Fame

    Sep 24, 2015
    Anyone but Zverev
    Hi there,

    I'm thinking of a two month visit to one of the tennis communities in the US, however I'm a bit confused as to which one to go for. Any guidance/reviews/personal experiences would be really welcomed:

    Here's the shortlist:

    World Tennis Club, Naples FL

    Deep Canyon Tennis Club, Palm Springs CA

    Having never lived or even visited either city what's the vibe like? I imagine the tenising to be good to great in both locations, unless someone here has an experience that suggests otherwise.

    How are the local people like? Chilled? Relaxed? Artsy? Tourist unfriendly?
    How's public transport in the city? Unnecessary? Non existent? Can get around by bike? Car necessary?
    Restaurants? Forggedabbout it? Lots of cute little places to try?
    Crime? Carry an AK47 in my tennis bag? Leave doors unlocked?
    Connections to nearest international airport? LAX and MIA respectively.

    Any information at all would be appreciated. And if there's someone here in either Palm Springs or Naples that's even better.

  2. atatu

    atatu Hall of Fame

    Feb 18, 2004
    Austin, Texas
    Sorry I haven't been to either place, but I have spent some time in the Palm Springs area and I really love it there. Weather is great, food is good, and if you get bored you can drive to LA or San Diego. Check out Indian Canyons in Palm Springs also. If you can't find any players your level at the the club, you should check out Ruth Hardy park.
  3. Jia Mao

    Jia Mao New User

    Dec 29, 2017
    I think March is good weather in Palm Springs, we have some friends will be there play too.

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  4. OnTheLine

    OnTheLine Hall of Fame

    Mar 8, 2017
    Weather will be more assuredly nice in Palm Springs. Although very hot in the summer, it is a desert climate, so very arid. Naples can have spells of weather that can really put a wrench into tennis.

    Both places, expect to need/want a car, unless you are planning on staying only at the resort. Palm Springs has a more artsy feel to it whereas Naples is going to feel more like a retirement community, wealthy retirement community.

    Food: hands down Palm Springs wins.

    Crime ... not an issue either place, although Florida seems to attract more crazies, Naples has things pretty well dialed.

    Naples is on the opposite coast of Fl from MIA, so that will be a problem.

    Getting from airport to Palm Springs ... take an Uber ... heck either place, just Uber/Lyft anywhere.
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  5. Beacon Hill

    Beacon Hill Hall of Fame

    Aug 27, 2006
    How old are you, and what level are you?

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