In the summer, people from across Long Island and New York City flock to the Hamptons, to enjoy the sun, while sitting by the pool or ocean, and taking part in an array of outdoor activities. One of those activities, and perhaps its most popular, is tennis. It may be the favorite activity for Hamptons-goers, and there is no shortage of tennis courts or opportunities to play out on the East End, from hitting around at local parks or lacing them up and playing on a private court in a luxurious Hamptons home.
Below are just some of the places you can find your game out east this summer:
Places to Play
Annacone Tennis Management
Annacone Tennis Management provides an array of services in the Hamptons, and can help produce programming and consulting for your neighborhood courts, country clubs, tennis clubs, resorts and more. One of the programs offered is MyHamptonsPro, which is a concierge tennis company specializing in providing the highest quality offsite tennis services in the Hamptons. This service is available on your private court, at one of our private courts, or at your tennis facility. Focused specifically on creating the utmost in customer satisfaction, MHP provides comprehensive tennis services from world-class tennis professionals to fit all of your needs. MHP tennis pros specialize in private tennis lessons that are customized to your specific tennis goals, with flexible times and days available to meet your needs. Steve Annacone, Director of MyHamptonsPro, has been a tennis professional and coach for over 45 years. Originally from Sag Harbor, NY and a graduate of East Hampton High School, Steve has been very involved in the tennis community in the Hamptons. By understanding that each player has specific needs and creating a customized tennis experience to accommodate these needs, Steve and the MHP staff will help you get the most out of your time on the court.
Future Stars Southampton
1370A Majors Path
In the summer, people from across Long Island and New York City flock to the Hamptons, to 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, with a variety of activities available from simply going to the beach, to kayaking, biking, trips to the wineries or taking in the East End nightlife.
Tennis may be the favorite activity of Hamptons-goers 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 locations to play tennis, as well as where to shop for the latest equipment and apparel, and where to stay.
Whether you are in Westhampton Beach, Amagansett or anywhere in-between, we look forward to seeing you on the courts and in the shops of the Hamptons this summer!
Future Stars Westhampton Beach
36 Aspatuck Road
Westhampton Beach, N.Y.
Future Stars Tennis Camp at Aspatuck Tennis Club will offer a premier tennis program that is individually-designed to methodically challenge players of all levels, ages six through 16. Throughout the week campers are encouraged to enhance their strokes and strategies via group lessons, skill building drills, organized play, individual attention, video sessions, target training and fitness routines. Campers will receive three to four hours of top flight tennis instruction, including fundamentals, stroke production, point play with strategy emphasis, and match play competition. All campers are carefully grouped based on age and skill level.
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.
Southampton Racquet Club
665 Majors Path
Southampton, NY 11968
Southampton Camp & Club features Cliff Drysdale Tennis training programs with options ranging from private lessons and clinics to game arranging. Clinics and programs are available for both juniors and adults, no matter the level of play. The energetic, international tennis pros and tennis concierge will provide you with an unforgettable tennis experience. Nestled in the idyllic natural landscape of Southampton, the club features 7 Har-Tru courts as well as a Pro Shop featuring an elite line of Head tennis apparel, and the latest Head racquets.
320 Abrahams Path
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-service spa and 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.
Tennis at The Barn
142 Montauk Highway
Westhampton, N.Y. 11977
Tennis & Pickleball at The Barn offers programming for players of all ages and levels. Whether you are new to tennis or pickleball, or have been playing for years, The Barn has something for you. The facility features six tournament-grade pickleball courts in addition to its 11 Har-Tru tennis courts. There are programs, clinics and lessons for both members and non-members. There is unlimited court time for members, daily court rentals available for non-members, and all programming is taught by certified professionals.
Places to Shop
73 Main Street
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 paddleball or pickleball. Stringing services and demo rackets are also available.
Places to Stay
31 West Water Street
Sag Harbor, N.Y.
The newly-renovated Baron's Cove Hotel is the Hampton's preeminent All-American resort destination. With 67 charming village and harbor-facing guestrooms, gorgeous lofted suites boasting sweeping harbor views, village rooms featuring intimate private gardens, and cozy dog-friendly accommodations, Baron's Cove caters to every discerning traveler seeking a relaxing getaway on the East End.
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
290 Old Montauk Highway
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa is a Hamptons icon and the only year- round resort in Montauk. Providing guests with direct access to a 2,000-foot private sand beach, Gurney’s features 146 rooms, suites, and beachfront cottages, all delivering dramatic ocean views. With five unique dining and drinking venues, Gurney’s presents an array of food and beverage options, from elegant seasonal cuisine to casual fare to craft cocktails. Gurney’s also offers over 25,000-square-feet of meeting and banquet space, for hosting a wide range of business and social events. Its acclaimed spa is renowned for its healing treatments and ocean-fed seawater pool, the only pool of its kind in North America.
Upcoming Hamptons Tournaments
Long Island Tennis Magazine will once again be hosting part of its summer series out east in The Hamptons, and are excited to be offering three Long Island Tennis Magazine Challenge events this summer.
The first tournament will be held on Saturday, June 11 at Sportime Quogue, featuring eight different divisions of play, four Men’s Doubles categories and four Women’s Doubles categories. The event will feature all of the amenities players have become accustomed to at the LongIsland Tennis Magazine Challenges, including competitive and well-organized doubles play, catered lunch, complimentary happy hour, prizes for winners and features in Long Island Tennis Magazine.
You can visit www.LITennisMag.com/LITMJuneChallenge.
The next two events will be held on Saturday, July 16, and Saturday, September 10, both of which will also be at Sportime Quogue.
“We are excited to host the LITM Challenges this summer in the Hamptons for the third year in a row,” said David Sickmen, Publisher of Long Island Tennis Magazine. “Sportime Quogue has proven to be the perfect host site as they accommodate our large draws on their outdoor courts, and we are able to bring people the amenities they have become used to on Sportime’s large pool deck. We look forward to seeing everyone back on the courts for fun in the sun this summer.”
More information to come on these events, and be sure to visit LITennisMag.com for the latest information.