2015 Guide to the Top Clubs/Programs for New York Tennis Players

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Alley Pond Tennis & Sports Center
7920 Winchester Boulevard
Queens Village, N.Y.

(718) 264-2600
AlleyPondTennisCenter.com

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Alley Pond Tennis & Sports Center is a multisport facility. During the winter season, Alley Pond offers tennis on our 11 hard courts, as well as rental field time to soccer and lacrosse teams.

Alley Pond Tennis Center takes great pride in teaching and coaching its students. You will find they are one of the nicest, friendliest and most caring tennis facilities in the Queens, N.Y. area. All students, from kids to adults, are encouraged to accomplish their goals in tennis. Alley Pond is proud to say its kids go on to play high school and college tennis. 

Offered by Alley Pond is a Super Adult Drills Program on the weekends, which continues to be a big hit each year. Also offered are Adult Tennis Classes on weekday mornings, 90-minute classes with a combination of teaching and match play. The Evening Adult Tennis Classes are one-hour sessions, and all of the classes are a 1:5 pro to student ratio. If you like to socialize, you will love the APTC Adult Tennis Parties, hosted on Friday or Saturday nights, depending on the month. It's so much fun you can come by yourself or bring your partner and play multiple doubles matches against other players.

The most popular tennis class is the Junior Development Program for children ages five through 17-years-old, encompassing all levels of play. These classes meet once a week for one hour or 90-minutes. Also offered is a Quick Start Program for kids ages three-and-a-half to five-years-old. This is a great startup program for young kids and a great way to introduce them to tennis.

New for this coming indoor season, Alley Pond is introducing its APTC Junior Tournament Training Program for advanced level players who are getting ready to start playing USTA tournaments, and junior and high school tennis. This program was kicked off in July 2015 and plans are to continue the program through the indoor season. Alley Pond’s coaches are dedicated to taking its students to the next level of their tennis development.

Also offered are children’s tennis birthday parties, featuring one-hour of on-the-court instruction, lots of fun games, and 45-minutes for cake and pizza.

We hope to see you on the courts of Alley Pond soon. Let Alley Pond make your tennis experience a fantastic one.


 

Boca West Country Club
20583 Boca West Drive
Boca Raton, Fla.

(888) 504-BOCA
BocaWestCC.org

Boca West Country Club is renowned for its first-rate recreational activities. The Country Club's reputation in golf is equaled by its $1.8 million Tennis Center. Fully dedicated to the racquet sport, there is a lighted stadium court and seating for more than 300, plus access for members to USPTA staff for tennis clinics and private lessons for instructions, drills and strategy sessions.

The number one residential country club in the United States is also the proud recipient of the 2013 USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility Award. Tennis enthusiasts looking for superb amenities in a beautiful private country club setting have the opportunity to see many WTA and ATP touring pros and other world class players who frequent the courts.

Adding cachet to the Club’s brand is the recent 2015 partnership with WTA rising star Christina McHale, who, according to USA Today, has “Long been considered a could-be next star for the U.S. on the women's tour.” Known for competing hard and pushing players such as Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic, McHale is currently ranked 61st in the world.

Tennis Center courts carry feature-worthy status of their own. There are 30 Hydro-courts, with three lit for night play. Keeping up with the times, they’re adding one U.S. Open cushion court, which converts to four Pickleball courts to be completed by September of this year.

An award-winning community in Boca Raton, Fla. originally developed by Arvida Corporation in 1971, Boca West Country Club is home to 6,000 residents (3,380 families) in magnificent residences including townhomes, patio homes, villas, garden apartments and single-family homes. Boca West is the number one Private Residential Country Club in the country and number one Private Club, of all types, in Florida statewide. Boca West is a Platinum Club of America, Five-Star Private Club since 1997, and is proudly recognized as a Distinguished Emerald Club by BoardRoom Magazine since 2013. For more information, visit BocaWestCC.org.


 

Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning
1720 Crotona Avenue
Bronx, N.Y.

(718) 247-7420
CaryLeedsTennis.org

Following its mission to develop the character of young people through tennis and education for a lifetime of success on and off the court and with a vision to serve the youth of New York City, NYJTL has opened the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning, a world-class facility for children and families. The Cary Leeds Center will provide youngsters, who would not otherwise have the chance, opportunities to learn and play tennis.

Commercial offerings include a comprehensive range of Junior and Adult Programs for players of all levels, Private & Group Lessons, Hourly & Seasonal Court Rental and Space Rental.

The Cary Leeds Center, a $26.5 million dollar project, constructed in partnership with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, was originally envisioned nearly 15 years ago. The ground breaking took place May 22, 2013 and had its grand opening on June 15, 2015. It houses a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse and educational facility, and is the flagship home for NYJTL coaches to provide free year-round instruction and play for young people from beginners to nationally-ranked junior players, ages five through 18. The Center will serve more than 30,000 families and children in and around Crotona Park, annually providing more than 6,000 hours of free tennis court time to the community.

But the tennis programs are only part of the story. The Center also provides space for educators to help students improve their performance in school. In the facility’s three classrooms, teachers and counselors will offer young people a quiet and safe place to benefit from a wide range of programs centered on academics, healthy living and character education.


 

Centercourt Performance Tennis Academy
65 Columbia Road
Morristown, N.J.

(973) 635-1222
CentercourtAcademy.com

The Centercourt Performance Tennis Academy is a one-of-a-kind program fully-dedicated to the development and performance of tennis players. Centercourt’s philosophy is if you want to improve, you need to train. While you don’t have to be exceptionally talented, you do need to be seriously committed to your training. The mission is to help every student-athlete trained to realize their full potential—athletically, academically and within life itself. Centercourt believes that the trials and tribulations that its student-athletes endure in the tennis pathway will develop young athletes into leaders both on and off the court. Players respect the game, their peers, parents, environment and coaches. Players are coached to not only become great players, but to become hard-working, self-sufficient individuals.

The Centercourt curriculum features on-court and off-court lesson programs, which include comprehensive tennis instruction, complimented with both physical and mental conditioning, conducted by performance specialists; all of whom are committed to developing players into champions. Total athletic training programs are designed to increase player development and facilitate higher overall performance by incorporating mental toughness, nutrition counseling, speed/movement, communication and vision/reaction skills in all players.

Centercourt Performance Tennis Academy’s culture is simple …they live the sport! Seven days a week, 365 days a year. Continually striving for improvement, Centercourt does not celebrate mediocrity. Centercourt strives to get the most out of all its players. If you are serious about your tennis and want to be the best athlete you can possibly be, you owe it to yourself to experience the Centercourt Performance Tennis Academy, firsthand!


 

Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club
450 West 43rd Street
New York, N.Y.

(212) 594-0554
AdvantageTennisClubs.com

Milos@AdvantageTennisClubs.com
Photo credit: MPRC member Sam Kanter, courtesy of MPRC
Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club (MPRC), an Advantage Tennis Club, is located at 450 West 43rd Street (between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue) in New York City (open Monday-Sunday from 6:00 a.m. until midnight).

MPRC offers luxury tennis in the heart of Manhattan, with five indoor championship hard courts, air conditioning in the summer, a luxurious duplex clubhouse with terrace, a new tennis bubble, private lessons and group lessons for all ages and levels, game arranging, quality tennis programs for members and non-members, leagues, tennis camps, parties, doubles play, tournaments, a pro shop with stringing services, and nice locker rooms. MPRC membership includes a full membership to Manhattan Plaza Health Club. MPRC members can fully access the Health Club’s many fitness classes, climbing walls, gym, glass enclosed swimming pool, sundeck, sauna and more. There is indoor parking also available on the premises.

MPRC’s most popular program for members is game arranging that follows the NTRP Rating System. MPRC has some of the best tennis-teaching professionals in New York City who offer private lessons and group lessons.

MPRC offers several categories of membership, including the Advantage Passport Tennis/Sports MultiClub Membership to Roosevelt Island Racquet Club & Sports Park and the New York Tennis Club. For membership information, contact MPRC Assistant Manager and Membership Director Lauren Hartman at (212) 594-0554.

MPRC also offers season/open tennis time, and for more information on these opportunities, contact MPRC Manager Milos Vojvodic at (212) 594-0554. For more information on tennis lessons and Adult Tennis Programs, contact MPRC Assistant Tennis Director Bruce Barney at (212) 594-0554. MPRC also offers QuickStart Junior Programs, for more information, contact MPRC’s Youth Program Administrator, Gabriel Slotnick at (212) 594-0554.


 

MatchPoint NYC
2781 Shell Road
Brooklyn, N.Y.

(718) 769-0001
MatchPoint.NYC

MatchPointComplex@Gmail.com
MatchPoint NYC is the sports and fitness destination for the entire family, located in Brooklyn, N.Y. only 20 minutes away from downtown Manhattan. Spread across 120,000-square feet, MatchPoint’s premier health and fitness complex features a cutting-edge tennis facility that includes nine indoor tennis courts.

MatchPoint NYC was recently featured by News 1 on Time Warner Cable News, highlighting the many uses of the facility. Click here to view the News 1 report. 

MatchPoint NYC's Tennis Coaching Team is led by Numrud Nino Muhatasov, co-founder and director of MatchPoint NYC (a former coach of top WTA and ATP players, former captain and number one singles and doubles player for the St. John's University Tennis Team, Big East Conference Finalist and two-time Most Valuable Player), together with featured Coach Alona Bondarenko (Australian Open Doubles Champion in 2008, ranked in the top 20 in the world in singles and top five in the world in doubles) and Head Pro Alexander Demidenko (Davis Cup Team Member, head coach of the former USSR Girls National Team).

MatchPoint NYC’s world-class junior tournament training programs (by invitation only) are comprised of highly-ranked players on national and international levels. The club offers personalized coaching for each player, plus private lessons, intensive drills, match play, tennis-specific fitness conditioning and mental conditioning. MatchPoint has a wide range of programs for all levels, including adult leagues, QuickStart, Junior Development (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) and private lessons taught by accredited USPTA-certified coaches.

MatchPoint NYC’s WiFi-enabled Café is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Relax and unwind after a game, grab a bite to eat or relax while you watch your child on the court. Enjoy a healthy snack or get refreshed with a smoothie at the juice bar. Stop by the Pro Shop if you forgot something or if you need your racquet restrung. Free parking is also offered on premises.

Additional club features include a luxury full-sized gym, three group fitness studios, a Junior Olympic pool, a basketball court and a variety of youth and adult recreational and competitive training programs. MatchPoint NYC-certified instructors and personal trainers are friendly, approachable and ready to assist in your individual fitness objectives. The group swimming and exercise classes, health metrics assessments, and one-on-one training will get you the desired results in your quest for a healthier lifestyle. Complete your day of health and fitness by winding down and relaxing in the steam sauna. Join MatchPoint NYC and FIND YOUR GAME!


 

Midtown Tennis Club
341 8th Avenue
New York, N.Y.

(212) 989-8572
MidtownTennis.com

Midtown Tennis Club is Manhattan's original indoor tennis facility, conveniently located in the heart of New York City. Situated on 8th Avenue, between 26th and 27th Streets, Midtown Tennis Club is easily accessible by public transportation. In a city filled with commitments and membership dues, it’s a breeze to reserve at Midtown for an hour or more of court time, a private lesson or one of Midtown’s clinics.

Midtown has four indoor Har-Tru courts for year-round use and four outdoor Har-Tru courts which are bubbled and heated during the winter months. Midtown’s outdoor season enables City-dwellers to play on our open-air courts with spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

Midtown offers an extensive team of tennis professionals who are available to provide lessons to all ages and levels. If you are looking to develop your existing skills, learn new techniques, get a great cardio workout or prepare for your next tournament, Midtown has a pro for whatever your interest.

Midtown’s clinics are offered for total beginners and all levels up to competition players. Sign up for one month, one day or all year. The Friday Night Round-Robin is a popular event in the winter season which attracts intermediate to advanced players looking for friendly doubles matches. It is a great way to meet new tennis friends.

Midtown is the home of The Manhattan Tennis Academy (TMTA), New York City’s premier Junior Development Program. TMTA offers after-school classes for juniors of all ages (four years of age and up) and levels. TMTA features the QuickStart program, as well as a competitive training program, and offers small classes throughout the school year.


 

New York Tennis Club
3081 Harding Avenue
Throgs Neck (Bronx), N.Y.

(718) 239-7919
AdvantageTennisClubs.com

Indoor Courts, Lauren Hartman: LHartman@AdvantageTennisClubs.com

Outdoor Courts, Mike Weisberger: NYTCTreasurer@Gmail.com
Founded in 1886, New York Tennis Club is the oldest active tennis club in New York. In fact, the year 2015 marks their 129th consecutive season. Throughout the years, the Club has maintained a reputation for its restful atmosphere, the congeniality of its members and its professional approach to a truly popular sport. With a new patio and viewing deck and six newly-resurfaced Har-Tru courts, the Club is a haven in a quiet corner of the City. Convenient to Manhattan, Queens and lower Westchester, it’s also the best value in the Tri-State area. Sit back and relax in the recently renovated clubhouse and lounge, grab a bite to eat at the snack bar or unwind in the remodeled locker rooms. There is also on-site racquet stringing in the pro-shop and ample free parking located on the premises.

New York Tennis Club is a club for all seasons. For the upcoming indoor season, mid-October to the end of April, New York Tennis Club offers high-quality courts at competitive rates. The two climate-controlled bubbles are equipped with shadow-less, non-glare lighting, with hourly court time at rates between $36-$74 per court, as well as seasonal court options. Hours of operation are 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., seven days a week, and no membership is required.

The rest of the year is outdoor season, when the Club offers unlimited play—as much tennis as members wish. Tennis lovers can soak up the sun on lush lawns surrounded by flower gardens, sit in the shade of willow trees or have lunch on a covered patio or in the clubhouse, which offers dining facilities, locker rooms and showers. For additional information, visit NewYorkTennisClub.com.

The Club offers adult programs for skill sets of all levels. Program offerings include singles and doubles leagues, a comprehensive game arranging program for both singles and doubles players, private and group instruction for all levels, cardio tennis classes, and tennis parties, where guests are welcome. Whether you are new to tennis, or want to take your game to the next level, New York Tennis Club has a program for you.

The Junior Tennis Program at New York Tennis offers year-round classes, camps and programs for all ages and levels. There are QuickStart classes for ages four through 10, summer and holiday camp programs, after-school programs, tournament training for advanced competitive players and match play. During the school year, classes are offered both after-school and on Saturdays. The Junior Tennis Camp offers one-week sessions during the month of August.

One more special feature: The Advantage Passport Membership, which offers members a whole new level of benefits and access. Passport memberships include free summer court time on reserved courts at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club (RIRC) and New York Tennis Club, plus membership privileges at Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club, Manhattan Plaza Health Club and New York Tennis Club. For more information, call (718) 239-7919. See you on the courts!


 

Roosevelt Island Racquet Club
281 Main Street
Roosevelt Island, N.Y.

(212) 935-0250
GKent@AdvantageTennisClubs.com

RIRCTennis.com
Now in its 22nd year of operation, Roosevelt Island Racquet Club (RIRC) is part of Advantage Tennis Clubs. Roosevelt Island Racquet Club is conveniently located on beautiful Roosevelt Island, New York City’s oasis on the East River. The Club features 12 Har-Tru courts under new bubbles with shadowless, non-glare lighting, heated and air conditioned for comfortable year-round play. The exercise room includes a treadmill, exercise bikes, elliptical trainers and free weights to accommodate almost any workout. The Club boasts a completely stocked pro shop, locker room facilities, two social lounges, Riverview Lounge with a breathtaking view of Manhattan’s skyline, a snack bar and free parking.

RIRC is easily accessible by tram, subway or car (free on-site parking). The Roosevelt Island Tram (from 60th Street and 2nd Avenue) stops adjacent to the Club, and the subway (F Train) stops one block from the club. Members also have use of an indoor swimming pool and fitness center next door in the Sports Park.

RIRC offers a range of adult programs for players of all levels. Program offerings range from the Advanced Singles League for the experienced competitive player, to Beginner Group Lessons for people new to the sport of tennis. Cardio tennis is one of the Club’s most popular programs and is offered daily for those looking to combine a cardio workout with tennis. Whatever your goal, there is a program for you! The Advantage All-City Junior Tennis Program offers year-round classes, camps and programs for all ages and levels.

There are QuickStart classes for ages four through nine, summer and holiday camp programs, after-school programs, tournament training for advanced competitive players, and match play. During the school year, classes are offered both after-school and on Saturdays. The Advantage All-City Junior Tennis Camp offers one-week sessions from mid-June through the end of August.

Roosevelt Island Racquet Club offers a Gold Membership that includes full Club privileges, 14-day advance reservation privileges, member court fees with an average savings of $35 per court hour, game arranging and member discount on all programs. The Club is excited to offer Advantage Passport Membership, which offers members a whole new level of benefits and access. Passport Memberships include free summer court time on reserved courts at RIRC and New York Tennis Club, plus membership privileges at Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club, Manhattan Plaza Health Club and New York Tennis Club. For more information, contact Gordon Kent, Tom Manhart or Kimberly Latif at (212) 935-0250.


 

Saddlebrook Tennis Academy
5700 Saddlebrook Way
Wesley Chapel, Fla.

(813) 973-1111
Saddlebrook.com

Saddlebrook Tennis Academy, located on the 480-acre property of Saddlebrook Resort, was acquired in 1986 from the legendary Harry Hopman. Harry's philosophy and focus on fitness made Hopman one of the most successful tennis coaches in history, and became the foundation of the Saddlebrook program. The Hopman Tennis Program at Saddlebrook offers programs for players of all ages and ability levels.

Saddlebrook’s renowned facilities attract enthusiasts from across the globe, and is home to 45 courts, including all four Grand Slam surfaces. Saddlebrook Tennis has the ability to cater to the true tennis fanatics who choose to participate in our demanding five-hour a day program, offered 365 days a year, while also providing corporate meeting attendees with an opportunity to fit in a quick lesson or a few sets of competitive play.

The combination of tranquility, privacy and exclusivity on property, coupled with the energy of the world's top players training to reach their goals of ATP and WTA success has made Saddlebrook a historic and legendary training ground. In fact, guests have enjoyed watching some of the world's best players during their training at Saddlebrook, including Jim Courier, Pete Sampras, Martina Hingis, James Blake, John Isner, Jack Sock, and Bob and Mike Bryan.

Hundreds of talented players come to Saddlebrook each year to vastly improve their game through training, hard work, discipline and motivation. Saddlebrook’s program includes on- and off-court performance routines, including specialized drills for consistency and accuracy, as well as supervised match-play under the supervision of a professional coaching staff. After years of experience and proven success with professional players, Saddlebrook’s junior program has been designed to improve each camper’s technical, tactical and mental games. Juniors train up to five hours daily, in addition to making new friends and enjoying fun social activities with other campers.

In addition to the tennis facilities, Saddlebrook boasts 95,000-square-feet of versatile meeting space, two Arnold Palmer Golf courses, a newly renovated golf training area, a half-million gallon pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and an international boarding school.

Saddlebrook Preparatory is a premier destination for education and aspiring junior golf and tennis athletes who wish to get the intensive training offered at Saddlebrook, whilst enjoying the luxuries of a world-class resort year-round. Some of the school’s past alumni include Andy Roddick, Jennifer Capriati and Ashley Harkleroad.


 

SPORTIME Randall’s Island, Home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy
One Randall’s Island
New York, N.Y.
(212) 427-6150 ♦ SportimeNY.com/Manhattan
JohnMcEnroeTennisAcademy.com ♦ JKarl@SportimeNY.com

SPORTIME Randall’s Island, a state-of-the-art, 20-court tennis and training facility located on Randall’s Island in Manhattan, is home to the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA). New York sports legend John McEnroe partnered with SPORTIME to open his world-class training academy in the world’s greatest city in September 2010. JMTA is led by Academy Director Lawrence Kleger, who has trained and coached more nationally-ranked and world-ranked juniors than anyone in the history of the USTA Eastern Section, as well as JMTA Performance Director Andrew Small, and JMTA Associate Directors Felix Alvarado and Nate Emge.

The JMTA tennis and athletic development coaching staff is comprised of more than 40 experienced professionals from around the world, all personally selected by Johnny Mac and Lawrence Kleger. Recent JMTA graduates include Noah Rubin, a top American tennis prospect, who just launched his pro career after a stellar year at Wake Forest during which he lost in the finals of the 2015 NCAA Championship. Noah won the Boys Wimbledon Championship in singles and the Boys National Championship in singles and doubles in 2014.

In addition to world class group training for top juniors, SPORTIME offers a player pathway for children of all ages and levels, including the Tennis Whizz program for preschoolers and, red and orange ball programs for younger, developing players. SPORTIME Randall’s Island also offers private tennis lessons, private athletic training, private mental toughness training, and the best group programming and facilities in NYC for adult players of all levels.

SPORTIME Randall’s Island features 160,000-square feet of tennis courts and amenities, including five indoor and five indoor/outdoor Deco-Turf tennis courts, and 10 indoor/outdoor Har-Tru clay tennis courts. This extraordinary club also features a functional training and fitness center; comfortable lounge areas with excellent viewing; a junior lounge/computer lab; a pro shop featuring top brands and 24-hour stringing; complimentary nursery care; member locker rooms with steam; a café serving healthy food, snacks and beverages; and classrooms, party rooms and meeting facilities.

It’s all on Randall’s Island under the RFK/Triboro Bridge. Contact Director of Sales and Services Jay Karl at (212) 427-6150 or e-mail JKarl@SportimeNY.com for more information and to schedule a visit.


 

Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond Park
725 Exterior Street at East 152nd Street and the Harlem River
Bronx, N.Y.

(718) 665-4684
StadiumTennisNYC.com

Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond Park is located two blocks south of Yankee Stadium at East 152nd Street and the Harlem River. This popular facility is quickly shaking its label as “the best-kept secret in New York City tennis.” Stadium Tennis Center is the flourishing “go-to” tennis facility in NYC–with16 cushioned, newly-surfaced U.S. Open-style Deco-Turf hard courts, including 12 indoor courts, which are now open for year-round indoor play. Stadium’s first indoor season came at the end of 2010, and today, the staff, players, and families are thrilled with the success and tremendous growth of their favorite facility. Stadium Tennis Center is certain to become your new popular public tennis facility, too.

The “Bubble” continues to reign as one of the largest tennis bubbles or tennis domes of this type in the world, covering an area of over four million cubic feet and a footprint of more than 75,000 square feet. The “Bubble” will soon feature a brand new state-of-the-art lighting system to complement its high indoor ceilings and spacious backcourts.These offerings will certainly please the playing public and the many tournament level, interscholastic, and collegiate players who compete at and call Stadium Tennis Center their “home court.”

Stadium Tennis Center also offers complimentary on-site parking to the north of the facility. The newly-remodeled Café and Clubhouse will welcome you to host special events, birthday parties, and tennis gatherings for all of your family and friends, and the updated Pro Shop offers all your tennis necessities. The Clubhouse also features clean, secure locker rooms and lounge areas, Wi-Fi computer access, a workspace where children can do schoolwork and read, as well as an always-growing tennis library.

This highly-touted facility offers a full complement of tennis programs for juniors and adults of all skill levels and ages. In partnership with Gotham Tennis Academy, a leader in developing and operating tennis programs in New York City and the Hamptons, Stadium Tennis Center employs high level, experienced tennis professionals from all over the world who have established a strong sense of ownership in the success of the total Stadium Team. Stadium’s Elite High Performance and Junior Development Programs continue to expand exponentially, and the 10 & Under Program has been reinforced to follow the true Gotham Pathway to tennis .For adult players, fast-paced group clinics and cardio tennis workouts are offered daily, in addition to indoor seasonal court rentals, private lessons, game-arranging, leagues and tournament play.

More information about Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond Park, visit StadiumTennisNYC.com or call (718) 665-4684. More information about Gotham Tennis Academy, visit GothamTennis.com or call (646) 524-7069.


 

Super Stars Tennis
1461 First Avenue, #241
New York, N.Y.

(646) 284-0514
SuperStarsTennis.com

SuperStarsTennis@Gmail.com
With more than 20 years of tennis teaching experience, Super Stars Tennis has introduced thousands of children to the sport of tennis in the New York metropolitan area. With 14-plus convenient locations in Manhattan, Queens and New Jersey, Super Stars Tennis welcomes all ages and levels. From the beginning novice player to the advanced tournament player, a wide variety of programs are offered including their Tiny Tots (ages three to five), Mighty Mites (ages six through eight), Super Stars (ages nine and 10), Varsity and junior varsity team tennis, and Junior Development Programs. In addition, adult tennis programs, group classes, private and semi-private instruction are all offered.

For children ages 10 and under, the USTA QuickStart format makes learning tennis easier and more fun than ever! Our programs introduce tennis-sized right for kids so they develop skills and have fun right from the start. Using modified equipment and courts tailored to a child’s size and age, kids will learn, rally, play and compete quickly and in a way that is both enjoyable and rewarding. The Quick Start format fosters slower-moving and lower-bouncing balls, shorter and lighter racquets, and smaller courts. The smaller courts will give kids the confidence and ability to cover the entire court. The shorter, lighter racquets will allow kids to control the racquet and discourage extreme grips. The balls will slow play down, bounce at a height equal to the kids’ playing abilities and provide longer rallies, allowing kids to better develop their court skills, tactics and strategy. All classes are taught by a staff of certified professionals, who will teach your child the game of tennis, the sport of a lifetime.

For more information on Super Stars Tennis programs and adult tennis programs, contact Director of Tennis Justin Hogh at (646) 284-0514 or e-mail SuperStarsTennis@Gmail.com. Online registration is now available at SuperStarsTennis.com.


 

Tennis Innovators Academy
110 Lake Street
White Plains N.Y.

(914) 428-2444
TIAcademies.com

Located in White Plains, the heart of Westchester County, Tennis Innovators Academy (TIA) serves the local tennis community and is quickly becoming the main hub for the recreational and competitive adult player, and high-performance juniors. As you walk in the lobby, you enter a tennis mecca. Modern, sleek design of the clubhouse, large glass viewing windows, and a friendly staff get you in the mood to go out there and grind. The facility offers eight brand new hydro Har-Tru courts, LED lights, and a pleasant upbeat environment. With hydro-court technology, the court conditions are truly the best in Westchester County, offering elite playing performance for all levels. In the coming months, the club will install Playsight Technology, a total game-changer in the industry. It allows coaches to analyze a player’s game, movement patterns, shot selection and spins, measure the speed of serve, as well as line-call challenges. The clubhouse is equipped with a special conference room where you sit down with the instructor and go over the analysis.

Both adult and junior programs are structured, with a walking director enforcing the quality of the programs and established curriculum. The management of the Academy believes in a good balance between high quality instruction, a great workout, and lots of fun, but always geared towards development. The ratio on-court never exceeds a 4:1 student to pro ratio, including the 10 & Under Academy. Every age group and level has a clear curriculum and themes change bi-weekly. For the Adult Academy players, USTA competition is offered during the indoor and outdoor season, with a dedicated traveling coach attending the matches. As a player, you are constantly learning and climbing the ladder within the academy. Whether you are a junior or an adult, there are numerous classes and clinics to choose from including private lessons, adult clinics, match play sessions for juniors, cardio-oriented sessions for adults, and others. The packages are all customized and tailored to each individual player depending on their goals and availability.

The staff, led by Cesar Andrade, consists of premier teaching pros from around the world. They know exactly how to fine-tune your game. The level of devotion and attention towards the students is beyond anything you have experienced. The TIA pro staff constantly contributes to the development of the sport by participating in various workshops and conferences in addition to their daily responsibilities. TI Academy makes players … come and check it out!

Tennis Innovators also offers a variety of programs in numerous New York City locations.


 

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing, N.Y.

(718) 760-6200
NTC.USTA.com

The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, is the largest public tennis facility in the world. It is, most certainly, a “Tennis Welcome Center.” The Tennis Center is open to the public year-round and offers exciting programming, as well as numerous events throughout the year.

Programs are offered for all ages and levels, as well as clinics, private lessons, leagues, tours, field trips, summer camps, corporate events, birthday parties and tournaments. The NTC also supports all USTA Community Tennis and Player Development initiatives.

The professional staff of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center also conducts community tennis programs, including 10 & Under Tennis for children 10 years of age and under to learn tennis in a fun and dynamic way; USTA Junior Team Tennis for youth match play; USTA League Tennis for competitive, level-of-play competition, and an official Cardio Tennis site for on-court heart pumping fitness.

Initiatives for USTA Player Development include an Invitational USTA Competition Training Center for ranked players, Player Development programs for top-ranking juniors residing in the Northeast, and a year-round USTA Tournament Training Program for ranked juniors.

The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis also provides for diverse community outreach programs including; the New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL), the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, the Queens District Attorney’s Star Track/Say Yes to Tennis, No to Violence program for Queens at-risk youth.

The NTC hosts various tennis opportunities for special populations, including wheelchair tennis instruction for the physically-challenged from the months of October through July, HERO (Help Expand Recreational Opportunities) for developmentally challenged adults and tennis for autistic children through NYFAC (New York Families for Autistic Children).

There is an extensive summer camp program which provides basic tennis instruction starting as young as 10 and under up through and including Academy level players. Camps include instruction and fitness programs; the encouragement of good sportsmanship leading to general character building for the children of all ages and levels. These services are provided at nominal cost, making it affordable for youngsters who would not otherwise get the chance to attend camp or receive tennis instruction. Lastly, the Project ACES (Alternative Classroom Environment for Students), implemented at the NTC in 2009, is geared towards children from schools from the New York City Metropolitan Area. This program provides students the opportunity to visit the NTC and learn about the history and the game of tennis. The kids are given a tour of the entire site, including Center Court in Ashe, a video presentation on the history of tennis and the great players of the sport, followed by an hour of on court tennis instruction.


 

West Side Tennis Club
1 Tennis Place
Forest Hills, N.Y.

(718) 268-2300
ForestHillsTennis.com

West Side Tennis Club is well-known for hosting the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Today, it is home to 830 members, maintaining the best of a celebrated past and rich history. West Side Tennis Club often surprises first-time visitors. Anchored by its historic stadium, the renowned Tudor-style clubhouse, along with a junior Olympic pool complex, West Side's 12 acres are both a majestic setting and a tranquil oasis in the heart of New York City.

West Side Tennis Club is located just 20 minutes from the bustle of midtown Manhattan, easily accessible by car, bus, subway or the Long Island Railroad. West Side maintains 38 tennis courts on four different surfaces: Grass, Har-Tru, Red Clay and Deco-Turf and provides year-round tennis utilizing its 10-court indoor facility.

Members can take advantage of group or private lessons, clinics, tournaments, ladders, arranged matches, round-robins and a year-round junior program, including summer camp, a pro shop and swimming lessons. West Side Tennis Club also offers a full-service restaurant and bar with spectacular sunset dining, and private party and corporate outing facilities. Platform tennis, bridge, and fun-filled activities and social events for all ages at all levels are scheduled year-round.

On weekends and weekdays, it’s a fabulous warm weather getaway for families, with a tennis day camp that is the perfect summer activity for children. So convenient, what better way to end a day at work than with a game of tennis, a dip in the pool, and watching the sun set having drinks on the club house patio.

And for getting business done in a special way, it’s a unique place to spend quality time with customers, business associates and colleagues. There is even wireless Internet access available anywhere in the clubhouse. Want to do a truly special event for a small or large group of people, West Side Tennis Club has everything you could want to create a special occasion. There is something for everyone at the West Side Tennis Club. For more information, visit ForestHillsTennis.com or call (718) 268-2300.