Where are your nearest tennis courts?
klynn and I both love tennis, and have actually been playing together quite a bit over the past few months. It might even be safe to say we’ve both developed a mild obsession for the sport. Now that we’re entering the cooler months it’s becoming quite pleasant to play, and certainly something to look to in the evening after a stressful day at work.
Given that, we’re always looking for a great place to knock around a few balls. One thing that’s funny is it’s amazing how many courts you don’t know exist in the Central Florida area until you start looking for them! Believe-it-or-not there are actually courts all over the place, and some valuable tools to help you locate them.
One specific tool is TennisMaps.com, which is exactly what you’d think it is. The map displays all existing courts in the market:
…and even features a useful legend that shows which courts are public, lighted, have backboards (for practice), are clay and/or hard court, and more:
One of our favorite places to play (mainly because it’s convenient to where we live, and there’s almost always an open court) is the sportsplex located in downtown Orlando, just next to the TD Waterhouse. (Yes, there’s one there – you’ve probably never noticed if you haven’t been looking for it!) One thing we’ve quickly learned about this location, however, is to be cautious of going on evenings when there’s an Orlando Magic game being hosted at the arena – you might want to consider finding another court location.
Courts owned & operated by the city are typically $4-$5 for an hour-of-play, but you can also look into membership packages. It really just depends on how frequently you play…and if you want to play at the same place all the time.
So next time you’re looking to play tennis somewhere in the Central Florida area be sure to use TennisMaps.com to help you along the way. Trust me – you’ll be glad you did.
klynn: Did I miss anything? Have anything you’d like to add?