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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Oakhaven Park - Bulgarian Defense!

Winter is fast approaching but we had a nice 70 degree day last Friday so we headed to Rock Hill (Central Realty's office is actually nearby) and played a match at Oakhaven Park.  The park is a nice little neighborhood park with four courts, a pavilion and restrooms.  The restrooms unfortunately were locked at mid-day.    Courts are in decent shape probably not far away from needing a new coating and crackfill.  

We began the match and Stan quickly got a 4-1 lead as the low balls and fast speed of the courts were working to his advantage.   Scott got it together and battled back to 4-4 in the first set.   Stan broke Scott for a 5-4 lead and then served for the set.  

Scott fought off 3 set points but could not hold.  First set to Stan.   Second set was much the same story... Stan rushed out to a lead and Scott came back to tie at 4-4.  Stan's defense was amazing.  At one point Stan slipped while running for the ball but still managed to win the point.

Stan closed it out at 6-4 to take the series lead 4-3.   Nearby restaurants include The Trainwreck Saloon the oldest continually operated tavern in St. Louis County and Carl's Drive In famous for their burgers and home made root beer!

Court Location was a 10 quiet, secluded and sits low to avoid wind issues.   Court surface was a 6 for an average rating of 8.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the review. I like Oakhaven park myself, although I am not a tennis player.
    I will let the Parks and Recreation department know about the status of the surface.
    Alderman Philip Scherry of Rock Hill Ward 1

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