Bethpage Park Tennis Center is located just a few hundred feet from the Black Course at beautiful Bethpage State Park. Four indoor hard courts and four indoor red clay courts are air-conditioned for year-round play, along with two outdoor HarTru courts. Bethpage Park 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.
Bethpage Park Tennis 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 Director of City Parks Foundation Lacoste Academy. Steve has been the long-time coach of more than 800 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 $8 million in college scholarship money.
Keith, Co-Owner of Bethpage Park Tennis, has exceled as both a player and a coach. He was ranked in the top 30 nationally in the Boy’s 18 Division, received a full scholarship to Duke and was ranked nationally among the best collegiate players. He directed the Reebok Urban Youth Tennis Academy at Flushing Meadows, 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 in sports management. His level-headed approach to junior tennis ensures that students develop and maintain a positive and productive mental outlook.
In the summer, the finest players in the East join Bethpage Park Tennis for summer camp on four indoor hard courts, four indoor red clay courts that are air-conditioned, along with two outdoor HarTru courts and six nearby outdoor hard courts. Lunch is included and transportation is available. Bethpage Park Tennis Center charges no membership fee and encourages and values beginners equally with its nationally-ranked players.