Cunningham Sports Center serves as the home of the New York Tennis Academy, which has produced more than 150 ranked junior players and more than 50 Division 1 competitors over its 25-year run. Experienced professionals teach the sport’s finer points—forehands, backhands, and the fabled whirling dervish—to youths and adults of all ability levels during group lessons and tournament-training sessions. The full-service center features 10 hard courts and operates year-round. For those working on secret serving techniques, private instruction is available.
Located under the 59th Street Bridge, Roosevelt Island Racquet Club has twelve Lee green-clay tennis courts at its year-round indoor facility. Players can burn several hundred calories despite winter's cold and summer's heat in a climate-controlled facility lit by a lighting system that produces no shadows, glares, or vision-affecting laser shows. Tennis pros help players work toward more accurate volleys or more punishing serves, and the exercise warm-up room at the mid-court lounge facilitates sweat production with a treadmill, exercise bikes, and free weights.
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Sutton East Tennis Club brings the physics and feel of outdoor tennis indoors with a covered facility located directly under the Queensboro Bridge. While rain, snow, or large-scale ladybug migration may impede practice outdoors, Sutton East can weather all of nature’s storms without sacrificing the experience of playing on a classic tennis surface.
On eight red clay courts, students of all ages practice their racquet skills and follow through with guidance from experienced instructors. To ensure their lessons match the quality of their facility, each staff member dispenses pearls of tennis wisdom according to a curriculum overseen by Dr. Anthony Scolnick, a certified USPTR tennis professional and former All-American. Parents and friends can watch each lesson seated in lawn chairs on the club's wooden patio.