Long Island tennis players have great choices when it comes to where to play tennis. Below is a list of Long Island Tennis Magazine’s top clubs and programs with descriptions of what each has to offer.
Bethpage Park Tennis Center
99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Building #4 ♦ Farmingdale, N.Y.
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 courts and four indoor red clay courts are air-conditioned for year-round play, along with two outdoor Har-Tru courts.
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 Lacoste Academy for New York City Parks Foundation. Over the last 36 years, Steve has been the long-time coach of more than 750 nationally-ranked junior players, 16 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, co-owner of the club, 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 four indoor hard courts and four indoor red clay courts that are air-conditioned, along with two outdoor Har-Tru 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 ♦ email@example.com
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 www.carefreeracquetclub.com
Carefree Racquet Club is Long Island’s premier indoor tennis club. With our newly re-surfaced courts 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 Performance Tennis Center
65 Columbia Road ♦ Morristown, N.J.
www.centercourtclub.com/cptc ♦ firstname.lastname@example.org
This year, Centercourt Performance Tennis Center (CPTC) launched its full-time boarding and non-boarding tennis academy in Morristown, N.J. CPTC is a one of a kind facility fully-dedicated to the development and performance of tennis players. The Performance Center recently went through a complete renovation and has seven hard courts (five are domed in the winter and two are permanent), one red clay court, state-of-the-art strength and conditioning room, study area and new locker rooms.
CPTC 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 the program. Director Rich Reyes is responsible for the day-to-day on-court tennis curriculum development, tournament scheduling and all tournament travel with players.
The Centercourt curriculum features on- and off-court lesson programming, which includes comprehensive tennis instruction complimented with both physical and mental conditioning conducted by performance specialist. 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.
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 Athletic Club of Chatham’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.
CPTC’s philosophy is that if you want to improve, you need to train. While players don’t have to be exceptionally talented, they do need to be seriously committed to their training. Our mission is to help every student-athlete we train realize his or her full potential both athletically and academically. We believe that the trials and tribulations that our student-athletes endure in the tennis pathway will develop our young athletes into leaders on and off the court. Our players respect the game, their peers, parents, environment, and coaches. Our players are coached to not only become great players, but hard-working, self-sufficient individuals.
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 Performance Tennis Center. Whether you are interested in our full-time academy, after-school programming, or weekend drop-in sessions, CPTC provides players with all the tools to maximize their potential. E-mail email@example.com to set up a complementary training day with our elite coaches and players today!
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 with no membership fees.
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/court time 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 17 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 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.
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) 676-9849 ♦ firstname.lastname@example.org
With the addition of Ahsha Rolle and the continued on-court presence of Ricky Becker leading the way, Glen Head Racquet Club is continuing to build on its very strong customer satisfaction base. Ahsha had a career-high ranking of 82nd in the world in 2007 and played on the United States Fed Cup team. Ricky is the only Long Island program director who was a top nationally-ranked junior player, NCAA Champion at Stanford and a native of Long Island area.
With our on-court leaders, the intimacy of our six-court facility and our very talented and experienced General Manager, Stephanie Leo, Glen Head provides a down-to-earth, caring, hard-working atmosphere unmatched anywhere on Long Island. With an emphasis on personal attention and attention to detail, we are able to provide more hands on teaching to all levels. Our management team isn’t just a sales marketing tool, rather the conduit to productive, well run programs.
Glen Head’s QuickStart programs are run with pride and passion. Our experienced QuickStart pros take a special interest in making sure the programs are highly instructional, creative and taught with warmth.
Our instructional match play programs are incredible opportunities for our younger tournament kids to get on-court instruction from Ricky or Ahsha and get more acclimated to tournament competition.
Our training groups are catered to the children in the group. Tournament players will get really pushed in their groups, while more casual players will also be pushed in a less competitive atmosphere. The size of the facility ensures that everybody is watched and nobody “falls through the cracks.”
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 Stephanie Leo or Ricky Becker at (516) 676-9849 or e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Neck Estates Tennis Club
12 Shore Drive ♦ Great Neck, N.Y.
Great Neck Estates Tennis Club is located in the scenic Great Neck Estates Waterfront Park. 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 few 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-plus 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 38 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.
John McEnroe Tennis Academy
Long Island, Manhattan and Westchester
(888) NY TENNIS
www.johnmcenroetennisacademy.com ♦ email@example.com
Building hometown champions
In September 2010, tennis legend John McEnroe launched the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in his hometown of New York City at the SPORTIME Randall's Island Tennis Center in Manhattan. SPORTIME Randall's Island is the flagship location for the Academy and for SPORTIME's 13 clubs.
John McEnroe and SPORTIME have assembled a talented staff of world-class teaching and fitness professionals, who have joined together to make John's vision of a New York based, non-residential tennis academy a reality. The John McEnroe Tennis Academy exists to: Develop world-class players at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy; excite New Yorkers, especially kids, about the game of tennis; and provide opportunities to motivated and deserving NYC area kids—young players who would not otherwise have the resources to reach their full potential as players and/or scholar-athletes
JMTA professionals work as a team to deliver a training program that will assure the best possible outcome for serious junior players; a program that will enable JMTA players to make the most of their abilities, while supporting them in their academic pursuits and in living balanced, healthy lives.
In September 2012, JMTA expanded its geographic reach to SPORTIME locations in Westchester and on Long Island: SPORTIME Lake Isle, a beautiful, eight-court, state-of-the art year-round facility in Eastchester, New York in lower Westchester; and SPORTIME Bethpage in central Long Island, a six-court indoor facility that has long been SPORTIME's high performance training mecca. Find out more at www.johnmcenroetennisacademy.com.
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 as the facility has added air-conditioning for a controlled climate for play year-round!
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.
Port Washington Tennis Academy
100 Harbor Road ♦ Port Washington, N.Y.
(516) 883-6425 ♦ www.pwta.com
The Port Washington Tennis Academy (PWTA) is dedicated to young people, primarily from the ages of four through 18. PWTA was created in 1966 as a non-profit facility to use tennis as a means of fostering educational success for children, by developing a stimulating lifelong activity that is fun, healthy, and scholastically and socially beneficial. This is accomplished by utilizing specialized techniques with a wide range of instructional programs, special in-house competitions and several USTA-sanctioned tournaments. Additionally, graduating high school seniors get the benefit of PWTA’s many years of experiences and up-to-date knowledge of schools, teams and coaches when it comes to identifying, selecting and the eventual placement at a university meeting their individual capabilities and goals. While PWTA is well-known for many world-class professional players graduating from its programs, encouraging educational excellence will always be the club’s main focus.
PWTA also offers an extensive variety of adult programs at all levels. Men's and women's daytime and evening leagues, private lessons, group clinics (three players plus a professional), seasonal courts, including instructional and season-ending doubles play sessions, are just part of the club’s broad spectrum of activities.
PWTA is the largest indoor tennis facility on the East Coast, with 17 indoor courts (four hard and 13 Har-Tru) and a unique elevated quarter mile-long indoor running track. PWTA also provides many extras not found as part of a teaching program, such as an international teaching staff, closed-circuit TV for each court, upper TV lounge for relaxed viewing, spectator viewing galleries to ensure full visibility of every court, comfortable lounge areas, extensive men's and women's locker rooms, meeting rooms, etc. Complimentary coffee, tea, milk, cookies, juice and potassium rich bananas are always available to PWTA members. In addition, the Academy has a fully-stocked pro shop to meet the needs of members. For more information, call (516) 883-6425 or visit www.pwta.com.
Queens College Tennis Center
65-30 Kissena Boulevard ♦ Queens, N.Y.
(718) 997-2771 ♦ www.queensknights.com/tenniscenter
The Queens College Tennis Center (QCTC) is determined to provide the patrons of the Queens College Tennis Center with a state-of-the-art facility, professional service and a healthy environment to enhance their tennis experience.
Newly reopened, QCTC is centrally located in Flushing, Queens and is easily accessible via car, bus or subway. Enjoy indoor rain-free tennis year-round in our spacious state of the art facility. QCTC offers six indoor and outdoor newly resurfaced Deco-turf courts available for use seven days a week.
Youth and Adult tennis classes are available for all ages and levels of play. All tennis program curriculum has been carefully structured for the progression of each player. Private and semi-private lessons are available with our experienced coaching staff.
Please contact Queens College Tennis Center for court reservations and class registrations. For more information, visit www.queensknights.com/tenniscenter.
Ross School Tennis Academy
18 Goodfriend Drive ♦ East Hampton, N.Y.
www.ross.org/summerterm/tennisacademy ♦ firstname.lastname@example.org
USTA/ITF players aged 12-18, join us this summer at Ross School Tennis Academy, where you can increase your skills under our highest-level tennis training program. This intensive program is specially designed for a small group of players dedicated to training to their highest potential every day.
At RSTA’s Summer Term program, you will:
►Train on six impeccably maintained Har-tru courts in preparation for USTA tournaments.
►Practice for four hours daily in group and private sessions.
►Participate in weekly group sessions with RSTA’s sports psychologist.
►Use Dartfish video comparison analysis to improve your form and your skills.
►Reside in luxurious boarding houses with students from around the world, dining at our renowned Ross Café and taking part in weekend and evening excursions to local Hamptons activities or to New York City.
Additional private training, sports psychologist sessions and coaching are available for a fee.
Phil Williamson had been coaching nationally ranked juniors at the Grand Slam Tennis Center in Bedford, N.Y., where he served as senior head pro. His experience in tennis includes the management of clubs, but his passion lies in coaching. Phil is a Life Member of the USTA and was named 2007 Pro of the Year by the USPTA/Eastern Section. He is a USPTA Member with a P1 rating, and he was certified as a High Performance Coach in 2007. As a player, Phil led the Columbia University team to their second Ivy League title in three years and achieved a rank of 31st in Head Intercollegiate Tennis Standings. He has placed in the U.S. Open four times and achieved an ATP singles ranking of 294th and 133rd in doubles.
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, N.Y., 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.
SPORTIME Tennis Clubs
12 locations across Long Island, Manhattan, Westchester and the Capital Region
SPORTIME is proud to have received 2013 awards for Best Tennis Club Facility in New York City and in Suffolk County, as well as for Best Tennis Director. SPORTIME’s courts, facilities and club environments have set a new standard of excellence, and we are getting even better. With over 162 hard and soft surface courts, indoors and outdoors, we offer great tennis programs and facilities for players of all ages and abilities. When you are at a SPORTIME club you won’t want to leave! To find out more, go to www.sportimeny.com.
Programs for everyone
►Juniors: From our 10 & Under Tennis 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 New York tennis icon Johnny Mac and the John McEnroe Tennis 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. Our Tennis Kinetics philosophy helps students turn their weaknesses into strengths and their strengths into winning games!
►Adults: SPORTIME‘s Adult Tennis Kinetics program is the largest adult group lesson program 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 all provide great workouts and skills development and are a lot of fun! Mixed doubles parties, round robin mixers, club tournaments and other special events round out our adult schedule throughout the year.
We offer SPORTIME Camps
SPORTIME offers the best tennis camps anywhere and we have a camp location near you! SPORTIME summer camps utilize our fun and fast-paced training methods, featuring stroke production, competitive games and tactical training for match play, along with tennis-specific conditioning tailored to all camper levels. SPORTIME campers develop positive self-esteem and laser-like focus, while having FUN! We also offer Multi-Sport camps and School Break camps.
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
12402 Roosevelt Avenue ♦ Flushing, N.Y.
(718) 760-6200 ♦ www.ntc.usta.com
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, home of the U.S. Open, is one of the world’s largest public tennis facilities, offering year-round programs for all ages and skill levels. We have 18 outdoor courts, 12 indoor courts, four bubbled clay courts, four stadium courts and five outdoor 10 & Under courts on our new DeckZone, all of which are available for public, year-round rental.
The National Tennis Center’s year-round programs encompass 10 & Under Tennis, for players as young as four-years-old, Junior Development, Tennis Academy, Summer Camps, Cardio Tennis, Drill & Play, private lessons and seasonal court time. Programs teach the necessary skills, techniques, tactics, and sports conditioning geared to maximizing the learning experience in a fun presentation. As players develop, they are advanced to more challenging groups. The NTC also offers a variety of adult and senior programs, as well as a weekly wheelchair tennis program.
The National Tennis Center is also the home of USTA Training Center–East, one of USTA Player Development’s three national training centers, and additional Player Development programs for top-ranking juniors residing in the Northeast. Last year, the Training Center–East recently began its open “Feeder Program” for players ages nine through 13, which holds open tryouts twice per year for players to eventually enter into the USTA Player Development training program.
Further, the National Tennis Center partners with local National Junior Tennis & Learning chapters and the CityParks Foundation to host a diverse collection of youth programs, such as alternative classroom learning opportunities for local students, life skills curriculum, SAT preparation and a speaker series that has featured such guests as former Grand Slam champion Virginia Wade. The NTC also offers year-round daytime school programs and hosts many corporate and special events.
Detailed information regarding our programs, availability and special events can be found at www.NTC.USTA.com.
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.