Operating tennis facilities and programs in the New York City area, HCK Recreation Inc.'s community footprint is well-recognized. Within their distinguished clubs—Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club, Roosevelt Island Racquet Club, and New York Tennis Club Indoors—QuickStart programs held at four different locations help students refine their game by using shorter courts slower-bouncing balls, and shorter racquets. When summer months arrive, HCK operates a children's camp, called Advantage Sea & Sports Camp, at SUNY Maritime.
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.
Your one-month squash membership grants you access to CityView's luxurious amenities, including squash courts, the fitness center, spa, rooftop deck, and cafe and lounge. Admire the city skyline from the elevated fitness center while utilizing its high-end cardio machines, free weights, and training stations. Or pump up your squash game on one of CityView's international singles courts. Round robins, 90-minute open group play sessions supervised by one of CityView's squash professionals, give players a chance to learn from their peers and get tips from the best.
Located inside a doorman apartment building on the Upper East Side, Yorkville Tennis Club hosts matches in climate-controlled luxury. A bubble protects the two full-sized courts year-round, ensuring guests' comfort as they serve and volley atop the same Deco Turf used in the U.S. Open. Locker rooms with showers make it easy to clean up after a match, and a small pro shop with racquet-stringing services helps keep equipment in shape. Pee-wee leagues and youth classes help kids ages 3 to 17 build tennis skills, self confidence, and healthy bodies; for older students, private lessons and adult clinics offer a chance to master specific techniques under expert instruction.
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.
Certified professionals serve up a flurry of small-group and private clinics at Bay Terrace Tennis, an elite indoor facility where players of all skill levels develop their racket prowess and submit their bodies to challenging workouts. Neon balls illuminate the indoor courts as groups of four to six learn to chart cross-court trajectories that leave opponents haplessly ensnared in a mess of netting and sweatbands. The size of each five-week clinic ensures a high degree of personal attention and a low tolerance for using the court to play golf. Instructors place students according to their level, so beginners can start from scratch while seasoned vets brush up on their backhands and prepare to reignite rectangular rivalries with former Tour menaces.