196-00 Union Turnpike ♦ Fresh Meadows, N.Y. ♦ (718) 740-6800
360Tennis runs sophisticated, cutting-edge programs and private lessons at its site at Cunningham Tennis in Cunningham Park, Queens (and at its small satellite program in Vista, N.Y.). Led by former top 10 player Tim Mayotte and top coach Lee Hurst (who has developed a number of tour-level players), our coaches bring years of experience in player development and getting them on track to be top players. All participants are expected to embrace and contribute to a "culture of excellence" built on our knowledge that great joy comes from the mastery of the physical and mental aspects of playing.
There are four levels of programming:
►360Performance-Full Time: For pros, aspiring pros, full-time home-schooled students. This is for the most committed players. Participants train twice a day and receive mental, technical, tactical and fitness training of the highest level. Scheduling, goal-setting, video documentation and periodization training are also part of the regime.
►360 High Performance: For committed serious players ages 11-17, these competitors receive world-class training in one two-and-a-half-hour session per day. Embedded in the technical, tactical and fitness training, the students work to learning how to train with intensity and focus while finding their way to "practice with purpose." Private lessons are strongly suggested for participants (Monday-Friday from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.).
►360Feeder: Focused players from 12-years of age through high school can participate in our 360 Feeder Program, which currently runs three afternoons a weeks (with plans to expand). The focus here is less on technique and more understanding tactics by learning to "practice with purpose." The coach-player ratio is 4:1. The work is intense as we push players to maximize their learning every time they step on the court (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.).
►360Development: For younger players there is 360Development. This program is focused on skill-building for ambitious youngsters. Realizing that high-level tennis requires the mastery of complicated skills, such as good technique, footwork patterns and basic tactics, we guide our students in a fun, age-appropriate way to learn the foundations of becoming a top level player. (Friday from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.).
For more information, visit 360Tennis.net, or call (917) 596-0746 or (973) 626-5236.
Bethpage Park Tennis Center
99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Building #4 ♦ Farmingdale, N.Y. ♦ (516) 777-1385
Bethpage Park Tennis Center is located just a few hundred feet from the Black Course at beautiful Bethpage State Park, which has served as home to the U.S. Golf Open. Four indoor hard and four indoor red clay courts are air-conditioned for year-round play.
The Tennis Center offers an array of adult seasonal, leagues, lessons and walk-on court opportunities. It’s free and low-cost program for seniors and special populations is perhaps the largest of its kind in New York State. The Center is best known for its renowned junior development program, led by top coaches Steve Kaplan and Keith Kambourian. Collectively, they have developed more players than anyone else in the east.
Steve is the owner of Bethpage Park Tennis Center, as well as the director of Reebok Academy for New York City Parks Foundation. Over the last 34 years, Steve has been the long-time coach of more than 600 nationally-ranked junior players, 15 state high school singles champions, two NCAA Division I Singles Champions, and numerous touring professionals and prominent coaches. Steve's students have been awarded in excess of $7 million in college scholarship money.
Keith is a voice of reason in the often-stressful world of junior tournament tennis. Keith’s philosophy is simple, “Train hard and compete hard, and you will achieve.” This outlook has enabled Keith to excel as both a player and a coach. He was ranked in the top 30 nationally in the Boys 18 Division. His playing career flourished at Duke University, where he received a full scholarship and was ranked nationally among the best collegiate players. He directed the Reebok Urban Youth Tennis Academy at Flushing Meadow, N.Y. and has since coached players from beginners to international touring professionals. In 1998, he was awarded the ETA Long Island Region Tennis Professional of the Year Award. Keith has a Master’s Degree is Sports Management. His level-headed approach to junior tennis ensures that students develop and maintain a positive and productive mental outlook.
Bethpage Park Tennis Center offers a comprehensive program of group and individual lessons, workshops, match plays and tournament team programs during the indoor session.
In the summer, the finest players in the east join us for summer camp on eight indoor courts, four outdoor red clay courts and eight nearby outdoor hard courts. Lunch is provided and transportation is available. While our standards are high … our prerequisites are not! We charge no membership fee and encourage and value our beginners equally with our nationally-ranked players. All we require at the Bethpage Park Tennis Center is the desire to attend a serious tennis camp and to learn in an intensive, personal and fun environment … and the drive to achieve your personal best!
Butch Seewagen Tennis Academy
188 Maple Avenue ♦ Rockville Centre, N.Y.
(516) 763-1299, ext. 10 ♦ www.catsny.com ♦ firstname.lastname@example.org
The Butch Seewagen Tennis Academy is proud to be the first of its kind on Long Island devoted entirely to the USTA’s 10 & Under Tennis Program. We feature three state-of-the-art QuickStart, U.S. Open blue green courts. We offer professional tennis programs for group, semi private and private lessons, plus birthday parties and special events.
Directed by former U.S. National Amateur Champion and former top 70 player, the Butch Seewagen Tennis Academy will use the USTA and the International Tennis Federation QuickStart tennis guidelines. This progressive curriculum will focus on developing children’s tennis skills on a size-appropriate scale, utilizing smaller courts, low compression balls and smaller rackets. Drills and games will be played with particular emphasis on developing skill sets in a fun environment.
Carefree Racquet Club
1414 Jerusalem Avenue, #1 ♦ North Merrick, N.Y.
(516) 489-9005 ♦ CarefreeRacquetClub.com
Carefree Racquet Club is Long Island’s premier indoor tennis club. With our new court lighting along with our constant upgrading, we cannot be matched. Carefree has seven indoor tennis courts, two racquetball courts and a half court basketball court. Our league coordinator, Debbie Cichon, offers adult singles, doubles and team doubles leagues that are always on level to insure you a good game every time you play. Carefree has many USTA teams in the adult, senior, mixed doubles and Tri-Level leagues. For those that are new to the game or just want to improve, we have 14-week learn and play groups. Players get an hour lesson each week, along with an hour-and-a-half of practice time each week. For players looking for a more relaxed social atmosphere, Karen Guigliano has her parties on Friday nights where food is served and Karen arranges all games for the night.
Jean Tanklowitz, our senior program coordinator, has many retired or people that simply have a flexible schedule, playing Monday through Thursday in the afternoon. All games are arranged by Jean.
For junior players, Ronny D’Alessandro, Carefree’s director of tennis, coordinates the Junior Development Program, a 14-week program starting at age five and running through the age of 18. Children can take group, semi-private or private lessons and get practice time and ladder match play as well. New this year is our high school program that Ronny started for children that play on their school team. Carefree also offers a QuickStart tot program for children ages three to five years old. This adorable program uses all the props to keep the children’s attention and is unmatched by any other club.
Carefree Racquet Club is managed by Kathy Miller, who is also the Long Island USTA Adult, Senior, Super Senior, Mixed and Tri-Level League Coordinator. Kathy, along with her assistant manager, Pat McIlwee, pride themselves on the organization and smooth running of the best indoor club on Long Island that has never and continues to NOT charge membership fees. So if you are looking to join a program or just rent a court now and then, we would love to see you at Carefree!
Centercourt Athletic Club
222 North Passaic Avenue ♦ Chatham, N.J.
(973) 635-1222 ♦ www.centercourtclub.com
Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham, N.J. is excited to announce the launch of its full-time boarding and non-boarding tennis academy. Centercourt is one of 19 USTA Certified Regional Training Centers in the U.S. and will host the only boarding academy in the northeast. Centercourt Athletic Club is a modern, newly-renovated state-of-the-art tennis and fitness complex offering the region’s best year-round tennis and racquet facilities.
Academy Founder and Director Clay Bibbee has assembled an elite staff of world class tennis and fitness professionals to help facilitate the growth and development of every junior tennis player enrolled in our program. Director Greg Bolitsky is responsible for the day-to-day on-court tennis curriculum development, tournament scheduling and all tournament travel with Academy players. The Centercourt curriculum features on- and off-court lesson program which includes comprehensive tennis instruction complimented with both physical and mental conditioning conducted by performance specialists; all of whom are committed to developing players into champions. Total athletic training programs are designed to increase player development and facilitate higher overall performance by incorporating mental toughness, nutrition counseling, speed/movement, communication, and vision/reaction skills in all of our players.
Through our full-time program, we offer two comprehensive academic options for all athletes. Centercourt has a partnership with the Dwight School in NYC, which tailors a specific daily program to fit our athletes’ rigorous schedules. The Dwight School is an internationally-recognized college preparatory school with a rich tradition of academic excellence. For more information on the Dwight School, visit their Web site at www.dwight.edu. The second academic option for our players is through the highly-accredited Laurel Springs online schooling program. Both options are tailored to fit all of our players’ needs.
For the convenience of our national and international student athletes, residence halls are available and include separate and private boys and girls living quarters. The residence halls are part of Sun Valley, a town home complex adjacent to Centercourt’s property. Each residence includes individually controlled central air and heating, full-sized washer and dryer, kitchen, and wall-to-wall carpeting. Each residence hall will have a full-time, live-in house parent to provide 24-hour supervision.
If you are serious about your tennis and want to be the best athlete you can possibly be, you owe it to yourself to experience the Centercourt Academy firsthand!
Deer Park Tennis and Fitness
30 Burt Drive ♦ Deer Park N.Y.
(631) 667-3476 ♦ www.deerparktennis.com
A family-friendly tennis facility with more than 20 years of experience in the tennis field, Deer Park Tennis and Fitness offers a variety of competitive/non-competitive programs year round from league/ladder matches to group/private lessons those looking for personal directives.
Our pros come from a variety of different backgrounds each with a unique set of skills utilized for training our students. Our staff focuses their lessons to ensure personal development on all of our students. Our programs/courtime rates are very affordable compared to our competitors. We offer discounted rates for seniors during specified times. Please call (631) 667-3476 to inquire.
Our JDP program includes a four-person group lesson for 16 weeks which could be coupled with a weekend ladder match for an additional affordable rate. Students are given individual attention in our group lessons to focus on technique/footwork/match strategies. Enrollment includes two free practice times a week, where students are separated based on their tennis proficiency. Please call to set up a testing time if you are interested.
If you have any questions or concerns on our programs and what we have to offer, please call us at (631) 667-3476, or come on by and visit us at 30 Burt Drive in Deer Park N.Y. Deer Park Tennis and Fitness is conveniently located by the Tanger Outlets in Deer Park (Exit 51 on the LIE, off of Grand Boulevard or Exit 39N on the Southern State Parkway).
Early Hit Training Center at Glen Head Racquet Club
95 Glen Head Road ♦ Glen Head, N.Y. ♦ (516) 455-1225
The Early Hit Training Center is located in the Glen Head Racquet Club, at 95 Glen Head Road in Glen Head, N.Y. Home of the ALPS Program, they specialize in accelerated learning through a combination of private lessons, group sessions and physical training in tennis-specific exercises. The program was designed by Carl Barnett with the help of Pat Etcheberry.
The program focuses on the players and their need for accessible court time, coupled with a flexible schedule and parent-friendly budget. Early Hit also features a 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. adult program that is open 365 days a year. Late Hit is on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
During the indoor season, Early Hit is a terrific value. They feature a fabulous summer camp, pro shop, restaurant and private training all year long.
Glen Head Racquet Club
95 Glen Head Road ♦ Glen Head, N.Y.
(516) 455-1225 ♦ email@example.com
With the addition of Ricky Becker and Karl Sommer leading the way, Glen Head Racquet Club has quickly developed strong momentum with our on-court programming. Ricky is the only program director who was a top nationally-ranked player and from the Long Island area, while Karl is a Long Island tennis icon who has positively influenced more kids under the age of 10 over the last 25-years than any other tennis teaching professional. This local flavor, combined with the intimacy of our six court facility and our very talented and experienced General Manager Stephanie Leo, provides a down-to-Earth, caring, high-quality player development atmosphere unmatched anywhere on Long Island. People are taking notice.
With an emphasis on personal attention and attention to detail, we are able to provide more hands-on teaching to all kids from three- to five-year-old Pee-Wee players, to top nationally-ranked 18-year olds. Our management team isn’t just a sales marketing tool, rather the conduit to productive, well-run programs.
Two programs that are extremely unique to Glen Head Racquet Club are our QuickStart program and our instructional match play program. Always lauded for his amazing, creative QuickStart classes, Karl now has the forum to be 100 percent hands-on, rather than just train other pros to try and run it the “Karl Sommer way.” Our instructional match-play program is the perfect program for kids who have either just started tournaments or hope to play tournaments in the future. Ricky or Tyrone Trail are always on court, giving instruction. Standings are kept and playoffs are held.
We take enormous pride in being the lowest priced, quality-run player development center on Long Island. For a free player evaluation to determine which of our programs offers the best fit for your child, contact Karl Sommer or Ricky Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (516) 676-9849.
Great Neck Estates Tennis Club
12 Shore Drive ♦ Great Neck, N.Y. ♦ (516) 233-2790
The all-new Great Neck Estates Tennis Club opened on Nov. 1, 2011. The Club is located in the scenic Great Neck Estates Waterfront Par. The lobby and front desk area of the Club provides players with an incredible view of New York City. This new tennis center features a brand-new, fully-insulated air structure and five Har-Tru courts. The air structure, manufactured by the world famous Farley Group of Canada, is the most advanced air structure of its kind and provides a tennis experience second to none. When players walk onto the court, they are instantly amazed by the quality of the lighting system.
Plans for the new Great Neck Estates Tennis Center have been ongoing for the past two years, with many different tennis groups wanting to develop this special site for tennis. The Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Estates decided on the team of Howie Arons and his New York Tennis group, and Willie Notar, the director of Great Neck Estates tennis for the past 25 years, to join together and develop a program that Great Neck Estates residents could be proud of.
What truly makes a facility excellent are the people who create the programs, direct the programs and instruct the programs. Both Howie Arons and Willie Notar have an incredible passion for tennis and for what players expect their tennis experience to be like. For the past 37 years, Arons has been one of the most successful coaches in the Eastern Section. His programs have produced more than 75 Division I college players and hundreds of high school players. At Cardozo High School where he has been the head coach for 37 years, his teams have won 18 PSAL Championships and 12 Mayors Cup Championships. Arons has the most wins of any tennis coach in New York State with 582. In 1989, he was recognized as ETA Coach of the Year by the USTA, and in 2007, he was named Coach of the Year by the USPTA.
Willie Notar has been a standout in Eastern tennis since 1980. As a senior at Cardozo High School, Notar won the PSAL Singles Championship and the prestigious Iron Horse Trophy, awarded to the best player of the year in New York City tennis. He accepted a full scholarship to St. John’s University and played for coach George Seewagen. As a sophomore, it was apparent that Notar’s game had gone to a higher level, so he left St. John’s and turned pro. Notar gave pro tennis a three-year run and achieved amazing results. He had wins over such standouts as Emelio Sanchez and Mark Woodford, and achieved a world ATP ranking of 282. Upon returning home, Notar began his career in tennis instruction at Great Neck Estates Park. In addition to running adult and junior programs at Great Neck Estates, Willie is also the head pro at Fresh Meadows Country Club where he currently coaches some of the area’s top senior men.
From QuickStart to tournament training, New York tennis at Great Neck Estates is striving to offer junior tennis players the best tennis experience. Arons stated, “Our goal is to motivate our juniors to want to be the best they can be. Whether the player wants to play every day with passion to improve for tournament play, or just once a week to have fun, we get it. Our pro staff is amazing and each day, we strive to bring out the best in all of our players.”
The club’s weekend junior tournament training programs is its trademark. On both Saturdays and Sundays, a three-hour tournament training program is offered, consisting two-hour lesson/drill followed by a full set of tennis. The session includes rigorous competitive drills, point play and fitness, and then each player participates in a ladder match. The results of the ladder match determines the player’s court next week. This type of experience weekly prepares juniors for both high school and tournament tennis.
During the mornings and early afternoons, Willie Notar organizes and directs programs for adult players that will surely meet your needs and level. To burn calories, there is Boot Camp, a rigorous drill ($25 per session) that will give you that cardio boost. For players in the evenings, there are men’s drill and play leagues, or you can come in with a friend and book a court for an evening on an open or seasonal basis.
Come in and visit the all-new Great Neck Estates Tennis Club and see one of the finest tennis facilities on Long Island. From beginners to experienced tennis enthusiasts, Great Neck Estates would love to serve your tennis needs.
5500 34th Street ♦ West Bradenton, Fla.
(800) 872-6425 ♦ www.imgacademy.com
Located in Bradenton, Fla., IMG Academy is home to the IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis program. Under the guiding principles of our founder, Nick Bollettieri, and the leadership and direction of Rohan Goetzke, the IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis program sets the standard by which all tennis academies are measured. With a collegiate-style schedule that balances elite academics with a customized on-court and off-court training program, IMG Academy annually sends student-athletes to some of the nation’s highest-performing universities, including Brown, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Stanford and countless others.
Many of the world’s top professionals have trained at IMG Academy, including Maria Sharapova, Kei Nishikori, Sabine Lisicki, Ryan Harrison and Andre Agassi, just to name a few. In fact our student-athletes and alumni have won 939 singles titles, 441 doubles titles, 86 Grand Slam singles titles, 49 Grand Slam doubles titles, 12 Olympic Gold Medals, 10 have reached #1 in the world in singles and four have been number one in the world in doubles!
With over 50 tennis courts, all students that attend IMG Academy will receive multiple hours of on-court training per day that includes match-simulation drills and match play. Off the court, students work with physical, mental, vision training, and nutrition specialists to ensure a well-rounded game.
In addition, to our Academy Program, we offer the following: Five-week summer camps; five-week summer camps plus Education options; three-week camps (available in the winter and summer); weekly camps (available year-round); holiday/spring break camps; adult camps; ATP/WTA training; and collegiate/team training.
With programs available year-round for all ages and ability levels, IMG Academy has a program to help you reach you become more! For more information, visit www.imgacademy.com or call (800) 872-6425.
Long Beach Tennis Center
899 Monroe Boulevard ♦ Long Beach, N.Y.
(516) 432-6060 ♦ www.longbeachtenniscenter.com
Long Beach Tennis Center is the South Shore's premier tennis facility! Whether it's our Web site, www.longbeachtenniscenter.com, our facilities … or your game, our philosophy of constant improvement and striving for perfection is at the core of everything we do.
Our professional, experienced staff is dedicated to your success. From beginners to tournament ranked players, our programs offer the comprehensive instruction you desire to take your game to the next level.
Our adult tennis programs run the gamut, from drop-in clinics, fall/winter leagues, private/group lessons, to USTA teams of all levels, mixed-doubles leagues, and more. Of course, as a non-membership club, all are welcome to rent a court and try the club out for size!
Tennis Professional Jared Berse heads up LBTC's 10 & Under Program following the guidelines of the national curriculum to make the programs fun, age-appropriate, and overall just easier to learn the game. Racquet size, court size, ball size, scoring, age and net height are all used to enhance the learning … and fun!
Long Beach Tennis Center is proud to be a USTA tournament center showcasing the very best in tennis and dedicated to training children and adult tournament players. Our Tournament Training Programs, led by Sid Siddiqui and Fayez Malik, use the latest training methods to help motivated players reach their potential. Footwork, stroke technique, strategy and tactics, focused and fast paced games, tournaments … all are used in combination to bring our tournament players to a higher level of play.
Summer is a great time as well to be at LBTC! Our beginner to intermediate level Tennis & Multi-Sport Camp provides a tennis emphasis but offer other sports for a fun filled camp day. Our tournament training camp for our more serious players is awesome! We offer up to nine weeks of daily training and conditioning. Our scheduling is flexible so you can fit camp into your busy summer. And for those who are looking for after-camp tennis, we offer adults and children’s clinics daily throughout the summer season.
Enjoy year-round indoor tennis at our fully climate controlled indoor courts. We have four hard and four Har-Tru heated and air conditioned courts. Stop by and check out the South Shore's premier tennis training facility!
Point Set Indoor Racquet Club
3065 New Street ♦ Oceanside, N.Y.
(516) 536-2323 ♦ www.pointsetracquetclub.com
Extreme makeover tennis club edition! Upgrade yourself by enjoying the all new U.S. Open blue tennis courts, gleaming locker rooms, renovated lobby/office and redesigned social space of post-storm Point Set Indoor Racquet Club! A state-of-the-art, spare no expense renovation out of respect to our customers!
With 350-plus juniors in developmental programs, 60-plus QuickStart Pee-Wees, 500-plus adult players in leagues/contracts/drills, Point Set Racquet Club is working towards fulfilling its mission statement: Point Set aspires to be the most vibrant tennis club on the South Shore by integrating heart with sport in the community.
The dedicated Dream Team staff of tennis professionals administers a top tier Tournament Training Program (TTP) for three levels of junior competitors. It addresses all aspects of competition: drills, match play, fitness and mental toughness. See what a difference the Point Set staff delivers!
Point Set Indoor Racquet Club recognizes that customers are our most important asset. The collegial relationship of the staff, on and off the court, translates into a friendly environment for our customers. We are a full-service club and your gateway to challenging yourself to explore, enjoy and improve yourself through the great sport of tennis. Experience the difference a supportive environment makes! Come play at Point Set where fun meets fitness.
Rockville Racquet Club
80 North Centre Avenue ♦ Rockville Centre, N.Y.
(516) 764-5350 ♦ RockvilleRacquet.net
Ideally situated in the heart of Rockville Centre, N.Y., Rockville Racquet Club is a comprehensive tennis facility, offering state-of-the-art courts, equipment and amenities. Under the direction of manager Colleen Woods, the club is open from early in the morning until 11:00 p.m., seven days aweek. Seven nova acrylic courts are available to the public for seasonal rental, league play, junior development, adult lessons and court rental when available.
Rockville Racquet’s highly regarded tennis professionals provide an outstanding junior development program for all ages and abilities. Students can choose from private, semi-private and group lessons. Included in the junior development program are weekend drills and ladder matches, as well as free court time and discounted private lessons. A Team Tennis Program is available for those youngsters who are committed to tennis and wish to compete on a local level. In 2010, Junior Development Director Pat Mosquera led the Rockville Racquet USTA Junior Team to the Nassau County Championship.
Adults are offered a variety of programs at Rockville Racquet. Men’s and women’s singles and doubles leagues are available for all levels of play. League players enjoy friendly competition and winners receive trophies at the end of each season. Adults who would like to learn to play or want to improve their game can participate in learning leagues, drills and private lessons with our accomplished professional team. A learning league is a weekly group lesson with three or more players of similar ability. Learning leagues provide an inexpensive way to improve skills. The Rockville Racquet staff is available to help new or returning players to find a compatible group. Drills and cardio tennis are another exciting way to enjoy learning and improving tennis strokes. Drills are group lessons, with a maximum of six players, which stress tennis skills. Cardio drills, with a maximum of eight participants, combine an aerobic workout with tennis movement. These hour-long sessions are available at one’s convenience throughout the week. Simply sign up in advance to participate.
Women or men with young children can take advantage of the free babysitting available weekdays at Rockville Racquet Club. Children will enjoy the toys, television and videos under the loving supervision of an experienced sitter.
The Pro Shop at Rockville Racquet is open for customers to test the latest racquets and equipment. Fashionable tennis attire and gift items are available at competitive prices. Stringing, grips and other services are available. The front desk staff is always glad to assist customers with purchases or to provide information about Rockville Racquet’s programs and services.
Ross School Tennis Center
18 Goodfriend Drive ♦ East Hampton, N.Y.
(631) 907-5162 ♦ www.ross.org/tennis
The Ross School Tennis Center, located on the Upper School campus in East Hampton, NY, is a wonderful resource in the Hamptons open to seasonal and year-round residents. The Center features six Har-Tru tennis courts that are enclosed by a bubble from mid-fall through mid-spring, allowing for year-round play. The courts are directly adjacent to the beautiful, state-of-the-art Fieldhouse where players can take advantage of its many amenities, including locker rooms, lounge, snack bar, and ping pong tables. The Fieldhouse is also used for a variety of special events and is available for private parties.
►Jump Start Program is a junior program allows children to develop spatial awareness, movement, and locomotor skills using appropriately sized rackets. They learn how to volley, throw, catch and rally, building a foundation not only for tennis, but for any future athletic activities.
►Junior Development Program offers games and level-specific drills and training for building a strong foundation. Designed with having fun in mind, the program improves skills and motivates young players into continuing the sport.
►Accelerated Tournament Preparation features drills, tennis-specific conditioning and game strategy designed specifically to prepare advanced players for junior tournaments and match play.
►High Performance (summer only) for ages 10–17, is offered to players who are current USTA members and have some tournament experience. Try-outs required.
►Ross School Tennis Academy (RSTA) offers an unusual and dynamic program for national and international junior players that combines an engaging, global curriculum with the highest level of competitive tennis training available. Designed for USTA/ITF players in grades 7-12 and post-graduates, the RSTA is the first in the New York City area to have a full academic program with a complete physical and mental conditioning program. Students who attend the Academy experience high-performance tennis training while studying alongside their peers in a stimulating, college preparatory, learning community following a regular academic year. RSTA Summer is an invitation only program for USTA/ITF and professional players. Boarding options are available.
Adults have many programs to choose from at the Ross School Tennis Center, including Adult Clinics for all levels in the mornings and evenings, as well as the Pro-Am Doubles League on Tuesday nights, which allows advanced players to compete with and against the pros in a competitive, high-level game.
Private instruction is available for all levels of play. The Tennis Center staff provides a fun and supportive atmosphere that allows for the greatest amount of success. Guests can also rent courts during the weekday, weekend, or seasonally. Call (631) 907-5162 for more information or to make reservations.
Randall’s Island, Syosset, Roslyn, Bethpage, Kings Park, Quogue, Amagansett, Mamaroneck, Lynbrook, Lake Isle, Massapequa and Schenectady
(888) NY-TENNIS ♦ SportimeNY.com
Why does SPORTIME have the best tennis programs in New York?
We have a system—and it works! We have the John McEnroe Tennis Academy at SPORTIME Randall’s Island!
And WE ARE SERIOUS!
We have Tennis Kinetics—The accelerated learning method
Tennis Kinetics is SPORTIME’s innovative approach to teaching the sport of tennis. SPORTIME’s teaching method is founded on the belief that the optimum method of learning the hitting skills needed for tennis requires the development of the essential movement skills that relate to them. At SPORTIME, each student learns how to strike the tennis ball as part of a sequence of reactions and movements that begins when his/her opponent strikes the ball. By having students develop and execute the entire sequence for every shot in the game, the learning process is accelerated. In a very short time, SPORTIME students become capable of playing successful points; weaknesses change into strengths and strengths into winning games!
We use the games approach
Traditional teaching methods focus too much on developing tennis skills, and not enough on helping students to apply those skills. At SPORTIME, junior players and adults learn tennis through the experience of playing points and games. Not only do SPORTIME students have a lot more fun, our guided discovery method of teaching empowers our students to problem-solve as they progress. By making sure that our students understand the tactics of the game, while they continue to perfect the technical skills required to execute those tactics, SPORTIME produces fundamentally sound players whose games do not break down under pressure.
We have the best pros
SPORTIME has assembled a staff of top teaching professionals from all over the world. All of our staff professionals are certified by either USTA High Performance, USPTA, PTR, or by their home country’s tennis federations. SPORTIME pros receive extensive continuing education and training, designed to keep our instruction on the cutting edge. SPORTIME directors of tennis roam from court to court to continually analyze lesson dynamics, to evaluate student progress, to supervise the staff and to assure that each and every lesson is up to SPORTIME standards.
We have the best Ten and Under Tennis (TAUT) program for kids ages three through 10
Directed by our TAUT Experts, and following USTA guidelines and best practices, SPORTIME’s TAUT Programs are nationally acclaimed by the USTA. Every TAUT director has been extensively trained by a USTA-certified trainer. TAUT is an exciting new format for learning tennis where the kids get to “play” in their very first lesson. The SPORTIME TAUT program combines aspects of the most successful developmental programs in Europe with those of the USTA. Every SPORTIME TAUT program utilizes specialized equipment, court dimensions and modified scoring tailored to the age and size of the student, to provide the optimum learning environment for our future tennis stars!
We have programs for everyone
►Juniors: From our TAUT developmental programs, which start with toddlers, to our Elite and High Performance programs for nationally-ranked juniors, to SPORTIME’s ultimate opportunity to train with tennis icon Johnny Mac, and the John McEnroe Academy team at Randall’s Island and at our JMTA Annex locations in Bethpage on Long Island and at Lake Isle, Eastchester in Lower Westchester, SPORTIME offers a complete menu of tennis programming for every level of play. For the competitive junior, SPORTIME clubs host over 100 USTA-sanctioned tournaments a year, including TAUT tournaments, as well as ladders, supervised match play programs and USTA Team Tennis competition. SPORTIME works extra hard to make every kid feel special.
►Adults: SPORTIME ‘s Adult Tennis Kinetics program is one the largest adult group lesson programs in the country. For those looking for the ultimate challenge, we offer Adult Elite, modeled after our highly successful Junior Elite programs. Major League Tennis, Cardio Tennis, and our signature “Zone” high-intensity competitive games program are not only great workouts, they are challenging and a lot of fun! Mixed doubles parties, round robin mixers, club tournaments and other special events round out our adult schedule throughout the year. And for those who are always in search of more tennis at their level, the SPORTIME player network offers a comprehensive game arranging service that provides great tennis matches “on demand.”
We offer SPORTIME Tennis Camps
To provide the best tennis camp experience anywhere, our highly successful SUMMER TENNIS CAMPS and School Break/Holiday camps are offered at a SPORTIME club near you. SPORTIME camps utilize our fun and fast-paced training methods, featuring stroke production, competitive games, and tactical training for match play, along with SPORTIME’s tennis-specific conditioning regimens, which prepare our players for the physical, mental and emotional demands of the sport of tennis. SPORTIME campers develop positive self-esteem and laser-like focus, and they have FUN!
Our facilities can’t be beat
Not only does SPORTIME offer 162 hard and soft surface courts, indoors and outdoors - our courts, facilities and club environments have set a new standard of excellence, and we are getting even better. When you are at a SPORTIME club you won’t want to leave! And that also goes for SPORTIME’s great fitness and multi-sport facilities.
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
12402 Roosevelt Avenue ♦ Flushing, N.Y.
(718) 760-6200 ♦ USTA.com
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is the largest public tennis facility in the world. Operated by the USTA for the City of New York, the facility opened in 1978 when the USTA moved the U.S. Open from the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, NY. It is, most certainly, a “Tennis Welcome Center.”
In 1997, the USTA opened Arthur Ashe Stadium as its main stadium and expanded the tennis facilities at the USTA National Tennis Center. The construction increased the number of courts on the grounds from 25 to 45 and saw the acreage more than double to 46.5 acres. In 2006, the USTA renamed the entire facility the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in honor of one of tennis’ finest ambassadors and a product of public courts in her native Long Beach, Calif.
Expansion of the USTA National Tennis Center has increased the number of outdoor courts available for public play to 30. This does not include Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium or the Grandstand. In addition, there are nine indoor courts for public use and that number will increase to 12 with the completion of the new Indoor Tennis Center.
In actuality, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is open to the public seven days a week, 11 months a year, closing only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has a staff of more than 20 USPTA and/or PTR-certified professionals conducting programs, clinics, private lessons, leagues and tournaments year-round. The NTC also supports all USTA Community Tennis and Player Development initiatives.
Other tournaments held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center include the Men's and Women’s College Tennis Invitational (an ITA event) and other ITA college events and conference championships; the Jana Hunsaker Memorial Eastern Wheelchair Championships (an ITF event); the USTA Men's and Women's National Open Indoor Championships and a host of USTA Eastern sectional tournaments for juniors, adults and seniors as well as New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) and New York City Parks Foundation programs for junior and senior players.
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center professional staff also conducts community tennis programs, including Ten and Under Tennis for children 10 & under to learn tennis in a fun and dynamic way; USTA Junior Team Tennis for youth match play; USTA League Tennis for competitive, level-of-play competition and an official Cardio Tennis site for on-court heart pumping fitness.
Initiatives for USTA Player Development include an Invitational USTA Competition Training Center for ranked players, Player Development programs for top-ranking juniors residing in the Northeast and a year-round USTA Tournament Training Program for ranked juniors.
In addition, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center hosts events for coaches training and education, including United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) functions, four Certification Training Courses and Developmental Coaches Workshops each year, annual meetings and conventions and at least four Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Teaching Essentials Workshops and Professional Development Workshops.
World Gym Bay Shore
225 Howells Road ♦ Bay Shore, N.Y.
(631) 968-8668 ♦ www.worldgym.com/bayshore
World Gym Bay Shore is the proud home of the South Shore division of Game Set Match Tennis Academy, directed by Head Pro and Tennis Director Tracie Forsythe. Here at this club, the tennis staff makes it their mission to provide quality tennis lessons to people of all ages. The club also features a two-level gym that has state-of-the-art fitness equipment, as well as a heated indoor lap pool to help all tennis participants either step it up or wind it down. The staff are all tennis players themselves, having competed in international and national tournaments, as well have played competitive high school and college tennis. The junior program is proud to be able to train many local children who have aspirations to compete at a high level. Our All Aces program for ages four through seven uses techniques that are set up by the USTA 10 & Under program, and has trained pros to ensure the youngsters have great instruction and positive reinforcement as they start out. The courts are available for seasonal contract time as well as open time.