| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Glen Head, N.Y.-based North Shore Country Club has announced the hiring of Spike Gurney as director of tennis. Gurney comes to North Shore with impressive credentials, having served as director of tennis at Palm Beach Country Club in Palm Beach, Fla. for the past 17 years and has also worked at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, N.Y. for many years. Gurney has held sectional and national rankings in singles and doubles with more than 70 doubles titles. He received national recognition as National USPTA Pro of the Year, but is best known for his teaching of the game of tennis.

North Shore Country Club has always been known as a “Golf Club With Tennis.” Donald Zucker, owner of North Shore Country Club, believes that tennis, along with fitness and the pool memberships, offer the surrounding community a great opportunity for active families to enjoy the sport of tennis in a country club atmosphere. North Shore has six clay courts and a fully-stocked tennis pro shop.

“We plan to emphasize membership services, cardio tennis, social events and extensive lesson program for ladies, men and juniors,” said Gurney.

Ladies and men’s teams will be participating in informal inter-club league matches. Tennis is a popular sport in Nassau County and Gurney believes that with a renewed commitment to tennis, it will enhance the overall activity of North Shore Country Club.