|Subject: Re: Travel and Sports|
I'm a tennis fanatic (in a mild way) and try to find a court wherever I am. My most memorable court was in the Caribbean, at the Rawlins Plantation in St. Kitts in the Caribbean. A well- kept grass court in the midst of a sweltering heat! This was more than ten years ago. I wonder if court and plantation are still functioning. Little doubt, because the plantation (inn + court) has been flourishing for many years. Great place to stay, by the way.
Here, in the south of France, tennis is available everywhere. Practically every village or town has a tennis club where outsiders are welcome, for a very reasonable contribution. You can rent a court by the hour (between 6-10 euro) or even join the club if your stay is longer.
For the true fanatics there are tournaments, open to outsiders. You don't need to be a top player, or even a mediocre one, to join. More information can be found on the French tennis Federation site: http://www.fft.fr or on my web site.
I've been told that some players subsidise their travel costs with the money gained at tournaments.
40-0, Frieda http://www.aboutprovence.com/flash18.htm