Thursday, July 8, 2004

Getting started in tennis

Find a court

Look for a CRC tennis court near you:

Airport Playfield, Beechmont and Willmer avenues; 16 courts, all lighted;

$8/$10 day/night fee for hard courts; $9/$12 day/night fee for clay courts

Avon, Blair and Hartford streets; two courts

Bond Hill, end of Franklin Avenue; four courts

College Hill, Belmont and Larch avenues; two courts

Coy, end of Joselin Avenue (Clifton); four courts

East Hyde Park Common, Erie and Marburg avenues; three courts

Hartwell, Vine and Hollister streets; four courts

Lincoln, Clark and Linn streets; one court

Losantiville Triangle, Taft and Reading roads; seven courts

Madisonville, 5312 Stewart Road; three courts

Mount Airy, 5742 Colerain Ave.; four courts

Mount Echo, end of Crestline Avenue; six courts

Mount Washington, 1730 Mears Ave.; two courts

North Avondale, Clinton Springs and Warwick avenues; three courts

Oakley, 3900 Paxton Road, three courts

Oskamp, Glenway and Midway avenues; three courts

Pleasant Ridge, Ridge Road (east of Montgomery); five courts

Robison/Woodford, Robison and Woodford roads; three courts

Ryan, Fischer Place and Meyer Place (Westwood); five courts

Sawyer Point, East Pete Rose Way; eight courts, all lighted

Western Hills, 2146 Ferguson Road; eight courts

Winton, Hand Avenue and Winton Road; two courts

Withrow, Kendall Avenue (west of Madison Road); eight courts

Woodward, Reading Road and Seymour Avenue; two courts

Find a club

Looking for a tennis club to join? Try these links to find one near you:

• - Has a search engine that will pull up facilities in your city or zip code that are accepting new members; also answers frequently asked questions on how to get started.

• - The Web site of the Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association lists leagues, tournaments and links.

• - The Cincinnati Recreation Commission's Web site; click on athletics, then tennis.

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