Hidden Gems In The Greater LA Region

The History of Tennis Within The Los Angeles Community
One of the most popular and cherished tennis facilities in California is the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Los Angeles Tennis Center is located in the heart of LA and has an almost six thousands seat capacity. Additionally, The Los Angeles Tennis Center hosted the 1984 Olympic Games as well as features hundreds of competitions each year. What is more, in 1997 The Los Angeles Tennis Center was the hosting spot for the Beach Volleyball World Championships. Not only is it Read the rest of this entry »

With a large community of rich movie stars, producers and businessmen, Los Angeles is a haven for expensive country clubs. The amount that these clubs charge is often out of reach for ordinary Los Angeles citizens. If you’re looking for a great place to play tennis in the Los Angeles metro area, consider the following locations:

Chevoit Hills Tennis

Chevoit Hills Tennis is located in West Los Angeles. Many avid tennis players have reported that it is extremely easy to Read the rest of this entry »

Competing in tennis tournaments is an excellent way to stay in shape and to meet a new set of people. If you live in the Los Angeles area and are looking to compete in a tennis tournament, here are a couple of tips that will help you register for one of the many upcoming tennis tournaments.

Find Tournaments to Compete In

This is the first step in registering for a tournament. To find all of the upcoming tournaments you can either talk to the professionals at one of the local tennis clubs or you can look at an online Read the rest of this entry »

There are a lot of really great tennis courts in Los Angeles to play on, a lot of them are free, you just have to know where to find them. The famous Griffith Park, just north of Hollywood, has excellent public tennis courts to play on. They are not surprisingly utilized all that much. The wait to get an available court is relatively short if at all. There is a beautiful park, called Pan Pacific Park on Beverly Blvd. that has a great amount of public tennis courts. The wait there is not very long, if there is a Read the rest of this entry »

Playing a sport properly depends upon many various factors. The weather, conditions of the playing area and other factors can make or break any game. This is especially true when it concerns the sport of tennis. Tennis, though a fascinating sport in its own right, is magnified whenever it is played on a court that is properly maintained and challenging. This is why many individuals seek out tennis courts that are considered the best. Lower level courts can tend to dampen this magnificent game. Many individuals whether visitor of citizens, of Los Angeles consider the tennis offerings of the city as some of the best in the nation. Unfortunately, finding these amazing courts locate within the city can be rather difficult if an individual does not know where to look. This brief article will discuss a simple and easy way to find all the very best tennis courts that L.A. has to offer.

Many individuals now realize that the easiest way to find any piece of information is by using the internet. This is especially true when trying to find the top rated courts of Los Angeles. Individuals can simply search the internet to find what courts experts considered to be the very best the city offers. This expert opinion can help insure that the individual only plays against the best and at the best of locations.

There is no doubt that many people love to wear sports apparel. There is no exception for devoted fans of tennis. No other sport has affected the way people dress more than tennis and it really shows now more than ever before. Since the 1970s, people have adopted tennis apparel, wearing tennis shoes and socks in every-day life. It became a craze a few decades ago. Back in the early stages of adoption, a person could not walk down the street without seeing someone dressed in tennis shorts and a pair of striped socks that were pulled up to the knees.

There are still a great number of places to purchase tennis apparel. No place in the country has as many outlets as California. If you are looking for the best outlets to purchase tennis apparel in LA, look no further than the famous downtown area. People looking for the latest tennis fashions for either personal or professional use will find hundreds of great shops downtown, stocked to the brim with sports apparel. Checking your local listings will also help you to find the right shops for you. This is especially important to remember, since pricing will be different depending on the area.

The best entity in Los Angeles to fine tune your tennis abilities or even tap into talent that has never been cultivated is through the city. City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. Tennis games of all levels are played on Chevy Chase Drive in LA, call for details. A lot of LA county and city parks have city maintained courts, and can be utilized for free. The city and county of Los Angeles, has and conducts tennis leagues for children and adults. They are offered throughout the area all through the city, in many parks. The fabled tennis playing sisters, Serena and Venus Williams first started playing tennis in Compton, CA. They played in parks and leagues that were sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.

The Los Angeles Tennis Association, sponsors leagues for players of all ages and skill levels. Team tennis is a group that is organized to play games every week, throughout the year. It’s organized in way that sets the matches up, with like skilled players. For instance, beginners against beginners etc. The teams are composed of players of all levels and ages. Each team has 8 players on it. The team’s individual players, have all different skills. That allows for equal match ups in all games. If a person can not commit to a weekly schedule they can sign up to play in the team league as a substitute player. This person stands in for a regular team member who for any reason can not play their scheduled game. The substitute players, end up laying lots of games, and are able to excel too, even though they are not necessarily considered regular players. There is a ‘ranking day’ set up before the games are scheduled to evaluate everyone’s ranking.

Sure you could sit home all day watching matches on your Directtv deals but why not get out and play in one of the greatest tennis cities in the world? LA has a wide assortment of public course and we’ve put together a short list of our favorites for you:
Encino Park: One of the best free parks in the city, Encino Park has a full assortment of tennis courts for you to use at no charge. The part of town is fine during the day but let someone know if you’re playing at night.
Lakeview Terrace Recreation Center: These indoor courts are often full but if you don’t mind a wait they’re a great place to practice. They’re free, too, so why not enjoy some indoor tennis after work?
Ritchie Valens Park: Named for one of Hollywood’s greats, Ritchie Valens park has everything you need including backboards for solo practice. Some courts may be reserved for match or lesson play though so call ahead to see what’s available when you want to head over for a match.

Tennis is a sport that many people play for fun because they know that there chances of playing professionally are slim to none. There are some people who have become very successful tennis players by turning their hobby into a profession. A few of them came from the Los Angeles area.

Bill Glotz had a very successful tennis career and was inducted into the Los Angeles Tennis Players Hall of Fame in 1996. Before Venus and Serena Williams, Karen Hankison Read the rest of this entry »

There are many tennis courts in Los Angeles that the pro tennis players go to practice. They wan to improve their game and try some new techniques. You can also go practice on these courts and do as the professionals do. Why not play a few games with a friend? Maybe someday you too will be a pro. Here are some of the courts the tennis pros play on:

LA – LMU
Ignatius Cir and Loyola Blvd, LA CA 90045

LA – Mar Vista Recreation Center
11430 Woodbine St.Want more? Click here/tag, LA CA 90066

LA – Penmar Recreation Read the rest of this entry »

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