Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning
1720 Crotona Avenue
(718) 247-7420 ♦ CaryLeedsTennis.org
The Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning houses a two-story, 12,600-square foot clubhouse, educational spaces, and access to 20 courts (10 bubbled for winter/indoor use) and two stadium courts that seat up to 800 spectators. Commercial offerings are led by Executive Director of Tennis Rick Ferman, who has assembled a world-class coaching staff including former world doubles number one Liezel Huber and WTA coaching veteran and husband, Tony Huber. Programming includes juniors, adults, camps, tournaments, and private lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced play levels.
The Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning is the flagship home of New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL), the largest youth tennis and education non-profit in the nation. In serving its larger mission, the Cary Leeds Center provides 6,000 hours of free tennis court time to the community.
Centercourt Performance Tennis Academy
65 Columbia Road
(973) 539-2054 ♦ CentercourtAcademy.com
Centercourt Performance Tennis Academy can be summarized by one phrase: “Culture of excellence.” From its training to academics to tournament travel; the coaches, academic advisors, tutors and support staff are what make Centercourt a great training base, as well as a place to call home.
Centercourt’s facilities are comprised of six New Jersey locations, with more on the way. Centercourt’s Performance Tennis home base is located in Morristown, N.J., conveniently located 45 minutes from New York City with transportation and boarding options available.
While Centercourt encourages a tennis culture of excellence, Centercourt also places a strong emphasis and focus on academics and work ethic. Since its full-time academic inception two years ago, Centercourt’s scholar-athletes have committed to play collegiate tennis at strong academic institutions such as Columbia University, Wake Forest University, New York University and more. Centercourt offers schooling through both Laurel Springs and The Dwight School, a prestigious preparatory school located in the heart of Manhattan.
There is a strong sense of team and family at Centercourt that is pivotal in complimenting strong tennis training. Centercourt’s full-time athletes reside in a beautiful home setting on a 60-acre estate providing the luxury of a family environment. On the weekends when players are not competing, Centercourt makes sure they take advantage of its prime location by providing excursions to New York City shows or a night of bowling. Centercourt is truly a performance athletes’ home away from home.
Visit CentercourtAcademy.com for more information on after school, weekend and full-time training.
CourtSense Tennis Training Centers at Tenafly and Bogota Racquet Clubs
195 County Road
(201) 569-1114 ♦ (201) 489-1122
CourtSense offers the best tennis facilities in Northern New Jersey and provides a comprehensive program of tennis instruction delivered by professional coaches, using the finest techniques and technologies. With CourtSense, you’ll achieve your personal best, because our training is of the highest professional caliber—and easily tailored to suit your age and skill level. Children under 10 years of age benefit immensely from a proper training foundation—eliminating poor techniques that could mar their game later in life. If you’d like yours to take up the challenge, CourtSense is the best place—we’ll make them as great as they can and want to be.
CourtSense Tennis Training Centers have a whole range of activities to support junior and adult tennis lovers. From teddy tennis and after-school clinics to high-performance full-day program, cardio tennis, internal and USTA leagues, and private and group sessions, we have something to suit everyone. Our students have access to 15 indoor tennis courts (10 PlaySight smart-courts), world-class strength and conditioning centers and luxury players’ lounges.
Our club in Bogota primarily specializes on the high-performance and tournament players. We have worked with players who have become ATP- and WTA-ranked players, U.S. Olympians, as well as many college scholarship athletes. CourtSense’s high-performance coaches, in collaboration with its fitness staff and a sports psychologist, have developed a program that maximizes athletes’ strengths, both on and off the court. CourtSense uses tennis as a vehicle to teach life lessons by tapping into the spirit of every player, with passion, expertise and character. CourtSense wants its juniors to be the best tennis players they can possibly be, but at the same time, be prepared to be successful in anything they want to be once their tennis careers are over.
Another unique aspect to CourtSense’s facilities is the fitness programming provided in partnership with Magnus: Expand Human Potential. Magnus’ team has the ability to assess, correct, enhance and reassess an athlete–giving you everything you need to compete like a winner. CourtSense members have access to cutting-edge strength and conditioning technology, private sessions, nutritional counseling and psychological skills training.
Gilad Bloom Tennis
Gilad Bloom Tennis has been operating in New York City since 2000, entering its 16th year of operation. Gilad Bloom Tennis is a boutique junior program geared for juniors ages six through 18, who want to take their game to the next level.
It is a year-round program which offers group sessions, private lessons and tournament travel, seven days a week.
The program is personally run by Gilad Bloom, there's a strong emphasis on technique and footwork, and a lot of personal attention, as well as attention to detail, with a maximum of four kids per court, Gilad Bloom Tennis also offers two match play sessions on weekends for kids who enroll in the program (match play takes place Saturday-Sunday from 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.).
During the Fall/Winter Season, Gilad Bloom Tennis runs sessions at Riverdale Tennis Center (September/October), Cary Leeds Tennis Center and New York Tennis Club.
Bloom is a former Israeli Davis Cup player and two-time Olympian, who has been running his own tennis program since 2000. Gilad served as director of tennis at John McEnroe Tennis Academy for two years. He played on the ATP Tour from 1983-1995, reaching the fourth round of the U.S. Open in 1990. Gilad reached a career-high singles ranking of 61st in the world and was Israel’s singles champion on three occasions.
For more information, e-mail Gilad Bloom directly at Bloom.Gilad@gmail.com.
Gotham Stadium NYC
725 Exterior Street at East 152nd Street and the Harlem River
(718) 665-4684 ♦ StadiumTennisNYC.com
Gotham Stadium NYC 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”, featuring 16 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.
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” features a brand new state-of-the-art lighting system to complement its high indoor ceilings and spacious backcourts. These offerings 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.
Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club
450 West 43rd Street New York, N.Y.
(212) 594-0554 ♦ AdvantageTennisClubs.com
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, and for more information, contact MPRC’s Junior Program Administrator Gabriel Slotnick at (212) 594-0554.
2781 Shell Road
(718) 769-0001 ♦ MatchPoint.NYC
MatchPoint NYC Mill Basin
2350 East 69 Street
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’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 in Matchpoint’s specialized studios or outdoor field, 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.
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 HarTru courts for year-round use and four outdoor HarTru 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.
Nassau Indoor Tennis Club
73 Fern Place
NassauIndoorTennis.com ♦ Info@NassauIndoorTennis.com
For more than 30 years, Nassau Indoor Tennis Club has been the tennis club to go to in the Five Towns area of Nassau County.
Conveniently located on the South Shore, 30 minutes from Manhattan and 10 minutes from JFK Airport in Inwood, N.Y., Nassau Indoor Tennis Club is easily accessible from anywhere on Long Island or New York City.
Under new ownership, the recently reconditioned HarTru Tennis Courts are the perfect venue for the tennis enthusiast. Proud members of the USTA, Nassau Indoor Tennis Club offers something for everybody.
Looking for an outstanding youth program, private lessons, adult leagues, seasonal or hourly court time? Looking to throw a tennis party and cannot find a facility to rent? Nassau Indoor is available for all-sized parties, big or small. Nassau Indoor Tennis is happy and able to accommodate your tennis needs. The Club is proud host to USTA-sanctioned junior tournaments and USTA Adult League Teams.
Nassau Indoor Tennis Club provides unparalleled professional instruction to children and adults of all skill levels and abilities. The Club’s pros include David Brent, Head Pro at Inwood Country Club; Mark Harrison, Head Pro at Seawane Country Club; Eric Morales, Head Pro at Woodmere Country Club; and Chris Morales, Head Pro at the Village of Lawrence Country Club. Rest assured, when you join Nassau Indoor Tennis Club, you'll get hands-on instruction from some of the region's best and nationally-ranked professionals. Whether you are taking up tennis for the first time or have been playing for a long time, Nassau Indoor Tennis is available for all of your tennis needs. Just let them know if you want an individual or group lesson and Nassau Indoor Tennis Club’s pros will do the rest.
Nassau Indoor Tennis Club is open seven days a week, and hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Hourly and seasonal court time is also available. Whether you would like to sign up for individual or group lessons, rent hourly or seasonal court time, join a league, or need some questions answered, Nassau Indoor Tennis’s friendly staff is available to assist you.
For more information, visit NassauIndoorTennis.com.
New York Tennis Club
3081 Harding Avenue
Throgs Neck (Bronx), N.Y.
(718) 239-7919 ♦ AdvantageTennisClubs.com
Mike@AdvantageTennisClubs.com ♦ NYTCTreasurer@gmail.com
Founded in 1886, New York Tennis Club is the oldest active tennis club in New York, with the year 2017 marking their 131th consecutive season. Throughout the years, the Club has maintained a reputation for its restful atmosphere, congeniality of its members and its professional approach. With a patio and viewing deck and six HarTru 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 $43-$80 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.
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, directed by Tennis Director Salif Mohammed, offers year-round classes, camps and programs for all ages and levels, including a High Performance program. There are QuickStart classes for ages four through 12, 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.
Roosevelt Island Racquet Club
281 Main Street
Roosevelt Island, N.Y.
(212) 935-0250 ♦ RIRCTennis.com
Now in its 25th 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 HarTru 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, 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 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 Advantage All-City Junior Tennis Camp offers one-week sessions from mid-June through the end of August.
RIRC 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, Steve O’Keefe or Kimberly Latif at (212) 935-0250.
Ross School Tennis Center
18 Goodfriend Drive
East Hampton, N.Y.
Ross.org/Tennis ♦ TennisAcademy@Ross.org
The Ross School Tennis Center, located on the Ross Upper School campus in East Hampton, N.Y., is a wonderful resource in the Hamptons open to seasonal and year-round residents. The Center features six HarTru tennis courts that are enclosed by a bubble from mid-fall through mid-spring, allowing for year-round play. The courts are directly adjacent to the beautiful, state-of-the-art Field House, featuring amenities such as locker rooms, lounge, snack bar, and ping-pong tables. The Field House is also used for a variety of special events and is available for private parties.
Junior Tennis Programs (Nursery-Grade 6)
Using the QuickStart method and low-pressure balls, this program for students up to age 10 develops strong foundations in our youngest players through fun, level-appropriate games and drills. This program develops spatial awareness and locomotor skills and is designed to motivate young players into continuing the sport and taking it to the next level.
Junior Tennis Academy (RSJTA) (Grades 7-8)
This program offers the same intense training program as Tennis Academy (below), but caters specifically to players in grades seven and eight.
Tennis Academy (RSTA) Grades 9-12 and Post-Graduate
Featuring intense and demanding training for national and international high school students already playing in USTA or ITF tournaments, this unusual and dynamic program combines an engaging, global curriculum with the highest level of competitive tennis training available. Designed for USTA/ITF players in grades seventh through 12th and post-graduates, the RSTA is the first in the New York City area to augment a full academic program with a complete physical and mental conditioning program. Boarding options are available, as is a tennis-only (no academics) program.
Lessons and Court Rentals
Private instruction is available for all ages and levels of play. The Tennis Center staff provides a fun and supportive atmosphere that allows for the greatest amount of success. Guests can also rent courts during the weekday, weekend, or seasonally.
Call (631) 907-5162 or e-mail TennisAcademy@Ross.org for more information or to make reservations.
SPORTIME Randall’s Island
Home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy and the 501(c)(3) Johnny Mac Tennis Project
One Randall’s Island
New York, N.Y.
(212) 427-6150 ♦ SportimeNY.com/Manhattan
JohnMcEnroeTennisAcademy.com ♦ JMTPNY.org
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) and the 501(c)(3) Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP).
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 HarTru 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.
In September 2010, SPORTIME and tennis legend John McEnroe together launched JMTA at SPORTIME Randall’s Island. The Academy is led by SPORTIME/JMTA Managing Director Bennett Schlansky, Co-Directors of Tennis Patrick McEnroe and Lawrence Kleger, Director of Sports Performance and Junior Athletic Development Director Richard-John Mensing Jr., and other world-class SPORTIME/JMTA directors. The SPORTIME/JMTA tennis and athletic development coaching staff is comprised of more than 40 experienced professionals from around the world, all selected by Johnny Mac and the SPORTIME/JMTA leadership team, who, under that team’s guidance, implement the innovative and unique vision of JMTA.
SPORTIME/JMTA is proud to have developed hundreds of players who have received full or partial scholarships to top academic universities, and top tennis universities. Current JMTA pro players include Noah Rubin, a top 200 player on the ATP Tour and 2014 Junior Wimbledon, and Jamie Loeb, who was the ACC Player of the Year at Wake Forest University and NCAA singles finalist in 2015. Loeb, is a top 150 WTA player and the 2015 NCAA singles champion from the University of North Carolina.
In addition to world-class group training for top juniors, SPORTIME offers a wide variety of programming for players of all ages and levels, including our “Tennis Whizz” program for preschoolers, SPORTIME’s trademarked Under 10 Red and Orange Ball programs for younger, developing players, and the best group programming and facilities in New York City for adult players. SPORTIME Randall’s Island also offers private tennis lessons, private athletic training, private mental toughness training, physical therapy, special events, and more.
Also based at SPORTIME Randall’s Island is the Johnny Mac Tennis Project, which provides scholarships for SPORTIME/JMTA players and introduces the sport of tennis as a life-long health, fitness and social activity to thousands of under-resourced New York City area kids, particularly those living in the two neighboring communities of East Harlem and the South Bronx. JMTP’s mission is to change young lives by removing the economic and social barriers to success through tennis.
It’s all on Randall’s Island under the RFK/Triboro Bridge. Contact Director of Membership Sales and Services Jay Karl at (212) 427-6150 or e-mail JKarl@SportimeNY.com for more information and to schedule a visit.
Tennis Innovators Academy
110 Lake Street
White Plains, N.Y.
(914) 428-2444 ♦ TIAcademies.com
Located in White Plains, N.Y., 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 HarTru 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.
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. 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 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
(718) 760-6200 ♦ NTC.USTA.com
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home of the U.S. Open, is open to the public year-round and offers exciting programming and 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 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 in the Northeast, and a year-round USTA Tournament Training Program for ranked juniors.
The NTC also provides for diverse community outreach programs including; the 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 also 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, Acing Autism Programs 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 tennis instruction, multi sports, and fitness programs; the encouragement of good sportsmanship leading to general character building for the children. 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 in the New York City Metropolitan Area. This program provides students the opportunity to visit the NTC and learn about the history of tennis and play on court. 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.
The West Side Tennis Club is well-known for hosting the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Today, it is home to 680 members, maintaining the best of a celebrated past and rich history. 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.
Located just 20 minutes from the bustle of midtown Manhattan, West Side is easily accessible by car, bus, subway or the Long Island Railroad. West Side maintains 38 tennis courts on five different surfaces: Grass, HarTru, Red Clay, Deco-Turf and Synthetic Grass 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. The 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.
In the 1960s and 70s, the historic stadium hosted iconic performances such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand and Simon and Garfunkel. Over the past few years the stadium has seen a revivification for concerts and World TeamTennis matches. A newly surfaced center court, a state-of-the-art stage, speakeasies, added stadium seating, a newly constructed Rose Garden gazebo for entertaining and other amenities redefine Forest Hills Stadium as a unique concert experience. Today, performances featuring talented artists such as Paul Simon, The XX, Mumford & Sons, Dolly Parton, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, James Taylor, Van Morrison, John Mellencamp and Chance the Rapper keep The West Side Tennis Club grounds a NYC destination.
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 Wi-Fi 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.