Rhinebeck Tennis Club's team of certified USPTA professionals shepherds aspiring racket wielders through a three-hour beginner clinic, lobbing expert guidance and instruction. During elucidative sessions, one of these seasoned tennis gurus will lay the groundwork with the fundamentals and rules, teaching the basic techniques of serving, scoring, and constructing a doctoral-level thesis when presenting your argument against a line judge's call. Rhinebeck hopes to help you make the transition from whishing the racket through air molecules to effectively using it to deflect solid objects, such as tennis balls and fondue-dipped bressane thrown by the sport's notoriously rowdy spectators, so that you'll be ready to host your own matches.
Your average golf course might take up as many as 4,000,000 square feet, yet Mountain Meadow's sports lounge is only around 10,000. That doesn't mean golfers still can't get in a full round, thanks to the facility's four state-of-the-art golf simulators, which invite players to get some practice in no matter whether the forecast calls for wet rain or pesky sunlight. But the fun doesn't stop at golf; visitors can also play pool, shoot darts, or retire to a private card game room for some Texas Hold 'Em or high-stakes Go Fish atop professional tables. Larger parties can also rent out the facility's event room, named the Pinnacle, which comes replete with a stage and lighting effects.
A secluded, wooded retreat in the Adirondacks, Roaring Brook Ranch is as well-equipped for family vacations as it is for business conferences. The sprawling grounds feature swimming pools, three tennis courts, and a fleet of more than two-dozen horses for wilderness rides. After working up an appetite, guests can dine at the on-site Powderhorn Restaurant, which serves up entrees such as charbroiled strip steak and deep-fried scallops. On the business side, the conference facilities cover 17,000 square feet, featuring 11 meeting rooms outfitted with audio-visual equipment for displaying presentations or letting top-performing employees watch their favorite movies.