In the summer, people across Long Island and New York City flock to the Hamptons. When the hot weather arrives, hoards of people leave Manhattan for the luxury confines of The Hamptons where they can enjoy the sun, while sitting by the pool or ocean, and taking part in an array of outdoor activities. Each town in the Hamptons has its own unique feel, but one thing that remains the same is the amount of activities to be done whether it is going to the beach, kayaking, biking, trips to the wineries or taking in the East End nightlife, there is something for everyone.
Tennis may be the favorite activity of the Hamptons life and there is no shortage of the sport in Eastern Long Island. There is no better way to spend a sunny morning or afternoon than getting some exercise on the court with friends. Below is a list of some of the spots to play tennis, as well as the places to shop for the latest equipment and apparel.
Whether you are in Westhampton Beach, Amagansett or anywhere in-between, we look forward to seeing you on the courts in the Hamptons this summer!
Future Stars Southampton
1370A Majors Path ♦ Southampton, N.Y.
Future Stars Southampton is located just a couple miles north of the Village of Southampton in North Sea Park, and is a year-round training facility with eight state-of-the-art outdoor tennis courts, four Har-Tru and four Deco Turf, for the spring, summer and fall outdoor seasons. In the summer, tennis camps offer the perfect mix of match play, drill work, strategy sessions and off-court activities to challenge players of all levels. The program is designed to improve every facet of the game, including technical, tactical, physical and mental components under the guidance of experienced and enthusiastic tennis professionals.
Gotham Tennis Academy
2155 Montauk Highway ♦ Amagansett, N.Y.
Gotham Tennis Academy in the Hamptons offers a full range of tennis programs and camps at the Napeague Tennis Club in Amagansett. Its membership offers unlimited court usage and priority booking, as well as free private lessons. Can’t get out to the club? That’s no problem, as Gotham offers home lessons. It can dispatch one of its friendly and certified tennis professionals to your home court anywhere in the Hamptons.
Peter Kaplan Tennis Academy
7 Beach Lane ♦ Westhampton Beach, N.Y.
Peter Kaplan’s Eastside Tennis Academy is the only tennis academy in the world that the USTA selected to be a part of the USTA members benefits program to both juniors and adults. Located in Westhampton Beach, the facility features 12 fast Dri Courts, as well as a basketball court, and is offering discounted memberships, which include stringing services and private instruction, for the upcoming summer. The experienced staff has taught players of all levels and ages, and programs are tailored to fit the individual’s needs. Day camps and overnight camps, as well as nightly and weekend stays at the beautiful Grassmere Inn are available to get the full Hamptons treatment.
Ross School Tennis Academy
18 Goodfriend Drive ♦ East Hampton, N.Y.
The Ross School is a unique and dynamic tennis program for both national and international junior players. It combines an engaging and global curriculum with the highest level of competitive tennis training. The school is the first in the New York City area to have a full academic program with a complete physical and mental conditioning program. The small, intimate program is designed for USTA/ITF players in grades seventh through 12th and is tucked away in beautiful East Hampton.
Sag Harbor Park Tennis/Annacone Tennis Management
395 Main Street ♦ Sag Harbor, N.Y.
SagHarborParkTennis.com ♦ AnnaconeTennis.com
Sag Harbor Park Tennis is located in Mashashimuet Park and is home to Annacone Tennis Management, led by Steve Annacone and his staff of former professionals. The facility features eight Har-Tru Clay Courts, as well as two all-weather Hard Courts. Sag Harbor Park Tennis offers some of the best rates in the Hamptons, and has programs and instruction for players of all levels and ages. They customize and implement the perfect program for each individual’s tennis needs, whether you are a recreational or competitive player.
320 Abrahams Path ♦ Amagansett, N.Y.
Located in the heart of the Hamptons, Sportime Amagansett has it all. Sportime Amagansett features 33 outdoor Har-Tru tennis courts, one deco-turf tennis and multi-sport court, a 1,500-square-foot outdoor swimming pool, a mini-basketball court and playground, three natural turf sports fields, two club houses and a camp house, in addition to a pro shop and snack bar. Sportime Amagansett offers dynamic programming and instruction for both juniors and adults, as well as a wide range of tennis and social events.
2571 Quogue Riverhead Road ♦ East Quogue, N.Y.
Sportime Quogue is a year-round, full-service tennis, fitness, summer camp and sports facility located in East Quogue, N.Y., but serves the surrounding towns of Westhampton, Remsemberg, Quogue, Southampton, Hampton Bays, Eastport, Riverhead, the Moriches and the North Fork. The facility features four indoor Har-Tru clay courts and 22 outdoor Har-Tru courts, in addition to an outdoor pool, full-service health and fitness club, a multi-sport court, child care, locker rooms, a full-serve spa/wellness center and café. Sportime Quogue serves tennis players starting at the age of three, and features junior pathway programs, as well as adult tennis.
Set Point Tennis
471/2 Main Street ♦ East Hampton, N.Y.
Set Point Tennis is located in East Hampton and provides the Hamptons with an ideal place to not only find the latest tennis products, but also provide shoppers with professional and personalized advice. Set Point Tennis has an array of the newest tennis products, from rackets to apparel, from brand-names to the latest trends, as well as racquet stringing services. Set Point Tennis has racket specialists that will not only fit you to your ideal racket, but also provide stringing services, as well as racket demos and half-hour hitting sessions.
73 Main Street ♦ Southampton, N.Y.
For nearly five decades, Tennis East has been a staple of the tennis community on Long Island’s East End. Tennis East offers an extensive selection of men’s, women’s and junior’s rackets, apparel, sneakers, strings and accessories. Tennis East keeps up to date with the latest and most popular products to make sure its customers are always up to date with the newest gear, and it even features a complete line of 10 & Under tennis equipment, as well as a line of other racket sports, such as paddle ball or pickle ball. Stringing services and demo rackets are also available.