| By Renie Sokolowski

If you ask members of any country club what makes their club special, most will talk about social activities and the golf and tennis programs. At Cold Spring Country Club (CSCC), it is more about the people.

Located on the north shore of Long Island, Cold Spring Country Club serves one of the very best tennis programs under the direction of Tennis Director and Head Professional Renie Sokolowski. But CSCC is more than tennis and golf. As the Club’s membership flyer states, “You come for the golf and tennis, but you stay because of the people.”

For more than 10 years, Renie has brought her vast knowledge and expertise of the tennis industry to CSCC. A member of the USPTA and a former tournament director and teaching professional at the USTA Billie Jean King national Tennis Center, she has also coached the St. John’s University and CW Post tennis teams. Some of her former junior players reached Grand Slam events and went on to play NCAA tennis. But what makes Sokolowski exceptional is that she treats CSCC members, from the beginning tennis player to tournament-tested members, just like she treated her Grand Slam students. That’s why CSCC members rave about her boundless energy and never-ending encouragement.

Cold Spring Country Club has six Har-Tru tennis courts and hosts birthday parties, inter-club leagues, member guests events and charitable fundraisers. The tennis program features private and group lessons, junior development programs, cardio tennis classes and ladies and gentlemen’s competitive teams. Located on the premises is the best golf and tennis pro shop on Long Island, showcasing brand name golf and tennis attire, shoes and equipment. Same-day racket stringing is also available and members have complimentary unlimited use of the ball machine.

At CSCC, all members and guests are treated like family. Cold Spring Country Club encourages all members to embrace its people-first philosophy and play on its beautiful tennis courts (surrounded by the world-renowned Oheka Castle) and enjoy myriad social events in a family atmosphere that they are proud to call home.

For an application or further information, please contact Cold Spring Country Club Membership Committee Chair Dr. Norman Rich at (631) 692-6500.


This article was co-authored by Michael Lissauer