Solars Sports Clubs has fitness fanatics of all stripes covered, offering amenities that range from the parquet of the basketball court and the hardened evergreen of the tennis courts to rows of weight machines and the whirr of the smoothie bar. Group classes whip participants into shape, whether it's heart-pumping belly dancing or spin classes that encourage cyclists to workout without having to share the road with reckless turtles. Solaris also offers kids classes and summer camps, getting little ones off the couch and into action while honing their sports skills.
Jason Sacher serves full-time as the head coach for the women's tennis team at Marist College, a Division I institution. If you’re looking for Jason outside campus, you’ll probably find him studying students’ footwork on the Har-Tru clay tennis courts at his eponymous tennis academy and at various locations of clients' choice. Having played number 1 singles and doubles for New York University, and as a junior player ranked nationally in the top 100 before that, Jason now shares his experience with players of all experience levels. He tailors his teaching strategies to the goals and objectives of each individual, whether he’s working with a weekend warrior, a touring professional, or an anthropologist conducting research on the natural habitats of ball boys. All of his programs—from one-on-one lessons to instructional clinics to summer sessions—stress the fundamentals, including proper stroke mechanics, footwork, and mental strategizing.
Spread throughout Long Island in addition to branches in New York City, Westchester, and the Capital Region, Sportime's 12 locations offer visitors ample space and equipment to engage in their favorite exercise-related endeavors. The network of fitness factories contains 144 indoor and outdoor tennis courts, where adults and juniors alike can play during open-court times, receive playing tips from expert instructors, and practice their victory taunts. Multisport facilities host a number of other games, from roller hockey and lacrosse to volleyball and basketball, and the fitness centers house cardiovascular and strength-training equipment. Sportime's Randall's Island Tennis Center has even paired with legendary tennis star John McEnroe to create the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, which will soon expand to Sportime locations in Westchester and on Long Island.
By the numbers, Westchester Table Tennis Center seems to have it all: 14,000 square feet of space, 19 tables, 100+ parking spots, and a 3.5-block walk to the Pleasantville Metro-North station. That type of convenience means kids and adults can pick up a paddle and enjoy the game with ease. The center offers a number of ways to play, from day passes to leagues and long-term memberships. Players can stop by seven days a week and the center stays open until 11 p.m. throughout the summer.
TGA of Bergen County's staffers know golf and tennis, but above all else, they know kids. The highly trained pros and education experts have teamed up to design age-specific golf and tennis programs that not only teach children the rules of the game but also instill valuable life lessons, education, and a love for physical fitness. A proud USTA National Partner, the TGA develops its methodologies and curriculum in conjunction with the USTA's youth tennis standards. As children swing clubs and rackets, the instructors stress playing fair and developing self-confidence through success, giving them positive motivation and praise after they sink a tricky putt or hit a winner on the tennis court. The classes are interspersed with academic lessons on subjects such as math, science, and history, and of course, a healthy dose of fun. Whether the prescreened and certified instructors are leading kids in a summer camp or after-school program, they provide all the clubs, rackets, balls, and robo-caddies needed.
Since 1978, Twin Oaks Swim & Tennis Club has helped members and guests take advantage of summer heat with 33 acres of tennis courts and swimming pools. Shady trees sway gently above outdoor lounge areas, and a network of paved pathways winds through the grassy lawns that connect two pools and eight Har-Tru tennis courts. Both pools utilize a heating system to maintain steady temperatures and prevent icebergs from forming in the deep end. In the Twin Oaks clubhouse, the Acorn Café offers a full selection of sandwiches, salads, and picnic fare. Members obtain access to all these facilities, along with lessons and clinics for tennis, swimming, or any hybrid variation of those two sports that may be invented in the future.