Tennis players know that no matter how gigantic the Shoe Barn or Sports Hut is, you'll be lucky to find more than one or two choices when it comes to court shoes, especially women's. You'll feel like a leftie discovering left-handed scissors for the first time when you walk into the Racquet Doctor. A store just for you — with a room filled floor to ceiling with nothing but tennis shoes: all the big guys from the latest Nike, Wilson, Prince, Adidas and New Balance models. The staff — decked out in hospital scrubs (har har) — are knowledgeable and plentiful. Prices range from super-deals to the ridiculously high. It almost makes you tempted to find your dream shoe and then rush home and order at a discount from But that would be wrong. Don't misuse the Doctor. 3214 Glendale Blvd., Atwater Village. (323) 663-6601.

—Libby Molyneaux

LA Weekly