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Old 10-24-2010, 09:01 PM
 
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One of the things that we love about our neighborhood here in the Midwest is that we have ready access to free, public tennis courts at parks and/or schools. Researching online the Foothills and OV area, I've found public tennis options very sparse. However, I concede that online research can be very imperfect and is inferior to local, on the ground knowledge. Can anyone comment on public tennis court options in OV and/or the Foothills, whether it be via schools or parks? Thanks!
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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The only public tennis court I know of in all of Oro Valley is the single lighted one in Canada del Oro Riverfront Park on Lambert Lane. It's free and open daily, but due to its popularity advance reservations are required to use it.

Personally I find the lack of courts very weird since Tucson is a place where tennis can be played year-around. I would agree that it's too hot to play mid-day much of the year, but lights enable one to play at night. Even the huge Northwest Y doesn't have courts, indoor or outdoor, nor are there any in Pima County's Arthur Pack Regional Park, where they even have a desert-style 18-hole golf course. I understand there are courts at the El Conquistador Country Club on Oracle Road, but I assume using them would require a pricey membership.

One community I know of that has its own tennis court, in addition to pools, playgrounds, basketball court, etc., is North Ranch on North Thornydale Road, across from Arthur Pack Park. It's in a convenient location, a good school district, and seems to be a very family-oriented community with an active community association. But with homes running between $125,000 and $200,000, it's less upscale than Oro Valley and the Foothills.
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Oro Valley AZ.
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As Jukes mentioned not a lot of public courts in the NW area. But there are two El Conquistadors, the resort on Oracle as mentioned, but also the El Conquistafor Country Club on La Canada that has family memberships for all the athletic facilites at a very reasonable price.
El Conquistador Sports and Fitness They have 31 lighted tennis courts, all very nice.

There is a link at the bottom to Michelle, their membership guru. She can get you all the information you need.

You can buy a Sports and Fitness membership separate from golf membership. If you enjoy golf, there is 36 holes at the country club on La Canada, then an additional 9 holes over at the resort on Oracle.
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Rick, thanks for clarifying. I was unaware that the El C. country club was run separately from the resort. I stayed at the resort a few times before moving to Tucson, but I've never toured the club. If they have 36 holes of golf ... plus the ones from the OV Country Club ... and how many are attached to the place called Golf Villas on La Canada? ... what is the grand total for holes of golf between Oracle Road and La Canada? (Not to mention Tucson National over on La Cholla.) It's a wonder there is room for houses for you to sell!
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Oro Valley AZ.
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Rick, thanks for clarifying. I was unaware that the El C. country club was run separately from the resort. I stayed at the resort a few times before moving to Tucson, but I've never toured the club. If they have 36 holes of golf ... plus the ones from the OV Country Club ... and how many are attached to the place called Golf Villas on La Canada? ... what is the grand total for holes of golf between Oracle Road and La Canada? (Not to mention Tucson National over on La Cholla.) It's a wonder there is room for houses for you to sell!
Hmmm, let me count the ways to play,
36 Holes at El Conquistafor on La Canada
9 Holes at Hilton El Conquistador on Oracle
18 Holes at Oro Valley Country Club
36 Holes at Tucson National
18 Holes at The Golf Club at Vistoso
18 Holes at Stone Canyon
18 Holes at Sun City Vistoso
All within 10 minutes of my house in Oro Valley.

Go 20 minutes north to Saddlebrooke
81 Holes total between all the HOA's!

Go 15 Minutes to the West to Dove Mountain
18 Holes at Heritage Highlands
36 Holes at The Gallery
18 Holes at The Ritz, soon to be 27

And then of course 18 holes over at Crooked Tree on Thornydale.

So many choices, so little time.

The Golf Villas are part of the El Conquistador courses.

And just so I don't get busted for hijacking a thread, how about them 31 lighted tennis courts at El Conquistador!!!
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