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Is there a good place in Oakland (or Berkeley or Emeryville) for pick-up rallying?

Hi I'm looking to rally/ practice around town with other beginner / intermediate level people. Does anyone have any suggestions for courts for open/pick-up rallying or casual groups in the area? Or would anyone like to rally? 

I generally go to Laney courts during the week (currently, taking a class there at the moment). I also like the courts up near Berkeley's Rose garden and the courts in Rockridge (next to hwy 24, don't know the name). All have walls to practice.

I have a flexible schedule at the moment, and in general have afternoon weekdays,early evenings M-Th and Sundays open. I'm around 3.5 - 4, pretty good and working at getting better.



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Hi Shawn,

San Pablo Park, Live Oak, and Cedar Rose Park are all in Berkeley and pretty popular spots.  Only SPP has a wall tho.  SPP and Live Oak both has lights but its hard to get a court at Live Oak.  I'm free to play Mon-Wed after 4pm.  I'm prob a 3.0-3.5 so just let me know if you want to play.


Hey Shawn,


I am new to Oakland and need to get my game up to speed and am available on weekday eves.  Interested? I can usually leave work/home office right at 5pm..Tuesdays are only my usual bad night..



Hey Kari,

I too am new to Oak and looking for hitting partners. Sets, rallys, practice, singles doubles, all good. I've got a car, live nearby to nice, repaved courts at Mosswood. I'm available afternoons, nights, weekends in the order of preference. 

Hope to hear back and start hitting.



Hi Kari, are you interested in rallying today?  Where are you playing these days?  Since I posted this thread, I've found a bunch of different places but I mostly play at Laney (since I was taking a tennis basic tennis class there anyway).  I've gone to Washington Park in Alameda (very nice) and a couple of places in Berkeley.  Mosswood sounds interesting so does Davies. Let me know if you would like to play sometime.  I sent ya an email as well.



Hi Shawn,

     This is Lily. I'm the organizer for the Alameda tennis group. Tonight on Tuesday May 1st, I will be meeting with my group to rally with a lady and a man at Washington Park in Alameda from 8:30pm to 11:08pm. I am looking for a 4th player, if you are interested to meet me and my Alameda tennis group. Please let me know if you can make it to Washington Park tonight at 8:30pm. You can contact me by email at: LILYFFLL90@HOTMAIL.COM or call me to my cell phone at: (510) 332-7398. I look forward to your response.



Hi Lily,


I can't make this eve or typically that late. But if you ever need another racket please let me know? I would really like to start playing in this area.



Hey Shawn and others looking for partners in Oakland,

While addressed to Shawn,I'm open to anyone looking for new hitting partners. I just moved to Oakland and have played at Laney as well. Nice courts there. Montclaire too. I live close to Mosswood Park, and although close to a freeway, the repaved courts are great. I have a car and can get to other places also. Would like to try Davie. Self-rating as best as we can, we seem to be close in skill level and I have similar preferences in time to play. I'm also available weekends, but weekdays are good cause one rarely has to wait. Rally, practice, sets, doubles, mixed doubles, I love tennis.

Drop a line if you'd like to see if we're simpatico.



Bill: I'd love to rally on week nights. Montclair is perfect and close, but I'm happy to drive also!! ( no traffic to Montclair)

anyone, please email me: 

SAN Pablo park in Berkeley MY FAVORITE.good place to rally and play. hit me up some time i am always looking for a rally.

Hi there -- Bill, Kari -- I'm getting back to the game as well, and have been in a classes the last two months. I'd love to have some baseline practice and maybe a few games. Wednesday or Thursday after 6:00 would work; I live in the Grandlake/Piedmont area. I'm a little inconsistant still, but hitting about a 3.00 although my serves are pretty good.


Hi Polly, Wed eves are great. Email me if you want to play next Wed?

Hi Bill, sorry for the delay in getting back to you.  I'd definitely be up for some rallying.  I'm interested in checking out Mosswood near Kaiser or Davie (setting sounds awesome).  My schedule is pretty free this week and next so, Let me know.




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