The Australian Open just ended...OMG! The finals may have been the best final ever between the best two players ever. Nadal finally bested Federer in five sets...7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2. The emotional awards ceremony was as great as the match!
This brings me to tennis in Sandpoint, Idaho...yet another reason to look at Sandpoint for retirement, 2nd home or a career move. I can't wait for the weather to cooperate and start the new season. We have a very active tennis community and a long season to enjoy the sport. It is not rare to head up to SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN to ski in the morning sunshine and then return to the Sandpoint valley for tennis in the afternoon. It just doesn't get better.
We have a very active tennis association (The Sandpoint Tennis Association) with about 85 members. The association runs a summer-long singles and doubles league 4 days a week from 5:00 p.m. to nightfall. The outdoor season can run from early March to Thanksgiving. We do not currenly have a public indoor club, but there are constant rumors of this happening.
The Sandpoint Tennis Association also sponsors clinics and lessons for kids and adults throughout the summer. The Tennis Association works in conjunction with the Sandpoint Parks & Rec. department to maintain the Sandpoint City courts with wind screens, top quality nets (including center straps) and resurfacing when needed. We have three tennis parks: 1) Traverse Park - 6 courts; 2) Memorial Park - 3 courts and: 3) City Beach - 2 courts...all impeccably maintained. Tennis is considered a VITAL part of the recreational health of the community.
You haven't lived until you have hit on the newly resurfaced City Beach Courts! The two courts are situated on the Sandpoint City Beach peninsula with panoramic views of the spectacular Cabinet Mountains dropping into Lake Pend O'reille on the east vista, The Selkirk Crest (one of the largest wilderness areas in the U.S and Canada) on the north vista, Schweitzer Mountain to the west /northwest and the famous Sandpoint Long Bridge crossing the Lake to the south.
Sandpoint is truly a 4-season paradise. It is a pleasure to sell real estate here and we invite tennis players to live and play here and help grow our tennis community!