| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The Hamptons and tennis can sometimes carry with it a stigma; a place and an activity that is too expensive.

But Peter Kaplan and his Eastside Tennis Academy and Westhampton Beach Tennis Academy are setting out to change that narrative.

“We want to make tennis in the Hamptons incredibly affordable and for people from all demographics, without sacrificing the quality,” said Kaplan. “We want it to be fun and exciting, but at an affordable price for people in and out of the area.”

Membership at Kaplan’s academy’s now include hours of free private instruction as well as free stringing, and discounted rates for its junior academy and tennis camps.

In addition to discounted membership, there are cheaper week night rates for the Grassmere Inn, including free private instruction from the coaches and pros of one of the most decorated clubs in the east.

To learn more about the hotel, the academies and its discounted prices, visit http://www.westhamptonbeachtennis.com/tennis.html