Sports in Plainville

Up to 53% Off Trail Passes and Ski Equipment

Farmington

$62 $29

Groups of two or four can glide smoothly over wooded trails, outfitted with rented boots, skis, and poles

Up to 53% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Canton Green

$49.95 $25

Martial-arts classes for adults and kids aged 5 and older boost self-confidence, discipline, and patience

Up to 88% Off Karate Classes

Unionville / Farmington

$239.99 $29

Karate classes for children help foster discipline, respect, physical fitness, & self-defense in a fun & creative way

Up to 52% Off at Westwoods Golf Course

Farmington

$87.28 $43

18-hole course demands accuracy and consistency as golfers weave around bunkers and over rivers and lakes

48% Off Full-Service Bicycle Tune-Up at Cutting Edge

Berlin

$80 $42

Staff adjust brakes and derailleurs, true wheels, grease and lube cables and chains, and clean frames and forks on bikes of all kinds

50% Off

New Britain

$40 $20

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Up to 82% Off Self-Defense Camp

Multiple Locations

$270 $49

Instructors teach students how to defend themselves against larger opponents during two- or six-week camps

Up to 79% Off Classes at Yang's U.S. TaeKwonDo

Newington

$90 $19

Students ages four and up develop self-confidence and self-discipline as they master the art of taekwondo

Up to 48% Off Golf at Simsbury Farms

West Simsbury

$113.50 $59

18-hole, par 72 course hosts tournaments including the Connecticut State Women's Amateur Championship

55% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Avon

$150 $67

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55% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Hartford

$110 $49

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Up to 67% Off Kids' MMA Classes at Underdog Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Parkville

$80 $29

Ages 8–13 gain learn self-defense techniques from pros in an MMA program that combines striking, wrestling, and Brazilian jujitsu grappling

Up to 61% Off Golf Instruction

Cromwell

$75 $29

Proper swing mechanics and hand-eye coordination constitute the focal points of instructional sessions from a Class A PGA member

Up to 51% Off Tennis Clinics

Glastonbury Center

$28 $15

Tennis players of any level can sign up for a clinic led by pros that teach the skills needed to improve strokes and game performance

50% Off 8 Drop-in Classes

Glastonbury Center

$60 $30

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Up to 87% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Village Green Plaza

$215 $29

Professional martial-arts instructors focus on instilling both children and adults with skills, confidence, and self-discipline

Up to 65% Off at East Coast Training Systems

East Coast Training Systems

$115 $40

Martial arts instructors teach students of all ages and abilities American/Filipino Kun Tao techniques while motivating them to get fit

63% Off Cardio Kickboxing Classes

Watertown

$40 $15

Burn calories and de-stress during one-hour kickboxing classes that teach self-defense, discipline, and centeredness

Half Off Golf at Banner Country Club

Moodus

$84 $42

Carts traverse 6,015 yards of picturesque Connecticut countryside and golfers swat through tree-lined fairways and open pastures.

25% Off Membership to Edgewood Bath and Tennis Club

Middlebury

$1,836 $1,385

Families gain access to state-of-the art swim, tennis, and fitness facilities, with water-spray features and a playground for the kids

Up to 52% Off Color in Motion 5K Entry

Rentschler Field

$60 $29

Runners in white are playfully pelted with safe, biodegradable color powder that turns their clothes purple, blue, and yellow

49% Off Martial Arts

East Hartford

$99 $50

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Up to 59% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Wallingford

$95 $39

Black-belt instructors teach kids and adults the practical self-defense tactics of budo taijutsu

Up to 86% Off at Baran’s Kenpo Karate

Wallingford Center

$70 $19

Students build discipline, mental focus, and self-confidence during classes taught in a supportive and inclusive environment

86% Off Youth Karate Classes

South Windsor

$205 $29

Kids’ karate classes teach tykes to block, strike, and grapple, as well as build confidence and respect for others

Up to 64% Off at Dragon Karate

Manchester

$60 $29

Kids, teens, and adults are introduced to the sport of karate during classes led by Sensei Cheryl

Up to 65% Off Martial Arts Classes with Uniform

Manchester

$99 $35

Black belt masters lead students of all ages through self-defense techniques of tae kwon do, hapkido, and cardio-kickboxing

Half Off an Indoor Rock-Climbing Package for Two

Manchester

$118.50 $59.25

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Climbers learn the basics during an instruction course before taking on walls aided by a suite of rented gear

Up to 75% Off Thai Kickboxing or Jiu-Jitsu Classes 

Manchester

$100 $25

Self-defense-focused jiu-jitsu classes or muay thai kickboxing classes for kids or adults

Up to 77% Off Muay Thai or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Hamden

$115 $39

Muay thai or Brazilian jiu jitsu classes; instructor learned from legendary Gracie family

52% Off Two-Hour Crossbow Lesson

Bethany

$60 $29

A certified instructor teaches crossbow basics such as caring for gear, the parts of the bow, and how to shoot

Up to 87% Off Classes at Steve DeMasco's Shaolin Studios

Multiple Locations

$225 $29

Shaolin-certified instructors teach students of any age how to defend themselves and build confidence

Up to 81% Off Kickboxing Classes

Southbury

$100 $29

Kickboxing challenges students to punch and kick through energized sessions; Krav Maga teaches street-effective self-defense techniques

Up to 74% Off One Month of Martial-Arts Classes

Stonington

$150 $40

Karate, aiki jujitsu, iaijutsu, and more taught to children or adults according to Japanese and Okinawan martial-arts traditions

Up to 84% Off Karate and Kickboxing Classes

Branford

$120 $19

Kids and adults build self-defense skills, reduce stress, and boost self-confidence during karate and kickboxing classes

55% Off

Shelton

$100 $45

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45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

West Haven

$315 $173

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50% Off Services

West Haven

$80 $40

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Up to 80% Off Fitness or Martial-Arts Classes

Tolland

$150 $45

Cardio kickboxing features fast-paced routines, boot camp includes cardio and strength training, and martial arts teaches self-defense

70% Off Brazilian Jujitsu Classes 

Clinton

$100 $30

An instructor trained by Renzo Gracie, a member of brazilian jujitsu’s founding family, emphasizes on-ground combat

Up to 57% Off Golf for Two or Four 

Westfield

$80 $39

Golfers swing across 6,285 yards of emerald alleyways; includes golf cart and discounts on food, range balls, and gear

Up to 56% Off Obstacle-Course Mud Run

Blandford Ski Area

$68 $34

Each entry includes a T-shirt, beer, and finisher's medal

Up to 70% Off Martial Arts Classes at New England Rendokan

Multiple Locations

$140 $49

Techniques are based on Okinawan Shorin-Ryu karate, jujitsu, and Kobudo—weaponry—and teach students control, self-esteem, and respect

Up to 53% Off Cycling Race

Brewster

$100 $50

Experienced and enthusiast cyclists alike tackle a 100- or 62-mi. bike ride

Up to 89% Off Martial Arts for Kids or Adults

Karate America

$160 $19

Dedicated instructors teach children and adults effective self-defense techniques that boost confidence

50% Off Services

Danbury

$90 $45

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80% Off One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$239 $49

Channeling the art of muay thai, kickboxing classes train students to last through 60 minutes of intense hand, knee, and foot combat

Up to Half Off Batting Cages

Brookfield

$20 $10

Six different pitching speeds, fastballs and softball lobs, 18 pitches per token

Up to 55% Off Martial Arts Classes

Brookfield

$95 $45

A 5th-degree black-belt teaches kids and adults the strikes, blocks, and grappling moves of Kun Tao, an American-Filipino martial art

50% Off

Brookfield

$50 $25

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Up to 76% Off Kickboxing Classes at Hudson Valley Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$145 $49

Kickboxing fitness program blasts fat and tones bodies in calorie-torching workouts

Up to 70% Off Fitness-Kickboxing Classes

Danbury

$109 $39

Unlimited evening 45-minute fitness-kickboxing classes teach hand-eye coordination and self-defense while sculpting the physique

70% Off Kickboxing or Kids' Karate Classes

Danbury

$149 $45

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Master Steven Doyon leads a team of martial-arts instructors in intense fitness kickboxing for adults and supportive karate classes for kids

Select Local Merchants

Play It Again Sports bedecks kids and adults with high-end, wallet-friendly athletic armor so they can kick, swing, punt, and take exception to referee calls with gusto. New inventory arrives regularly, and the knowledgeable staff leads quality-seeking shoppers to the top brands that line the spacious shelves, including TaylorMade, Nike, Adidas, Easton, and more. As temperatures fall, the sports mongers assist winter enthusiasts in replacing equipment damaged during slip ‘n’ slide experimentation, offering snow tubes ($14.99), figure and hockey skates ($19.99+), and snowboard helmets ($36.99). Skate sharpening ($4–$8) ensures effective ice slicing, while the snowboard and ski service keeps powderheads gliding with a careful cleaning, full hot-wax treatment, and inspection ($30). Play It Again Sports also stocks a complete line of gear for warmer-weather sports, such as football, soccer, and skateboarding. Otherwise, customers can get started with a collection of workout accessories so that they're prepared to play any sports that appear in their dreams.

685 Queen St
Southington,
CT
US

At Club 19 Restaurant, two lobster rolls can function as a free-weight—the hearty sandwiches, drizzled in melted butter, come in quarter- and half-pound varieties. Nestled in Hawk's Landing Country Club near a verdant golf course, the eatery boasts other American classics, too. There's juicy burgers crowned with toppings such as bacon and onion rings, plus three-tiered club sandwiches, and glasses (or pitchers) of beer to wash it all down.

201 Pattonwood Dr
Southington,
CT
US

PGA-certified professional golf instructor Keith Everett has spent 12 years teaching beginner and advanced clubbers, currently mentoring within the meandering creeks and colorful foliage of Farmington Woods. With a philosophy that mistakes are rooted at the setup of each tee, Keith schools orb-clobbering students on the game's fundamentals prior to recommending changes to their swings. An evaluation of the trainee's clubs is followed by a computer-aided analysis of the student's swing from different angles, played back to the pupil. Following a review of the evidence, Keith recommends necessary changes to irons, woods, and swing technique. Throughout the process, Keith encourages players to stretch their reconfigured wings by practicing on the putting green, chipping area, driving range, on the course itself, and anywhere other than on top of the hood of their boss’s BMW.

200 Byron Dr
Avon,
CT
US

The sounds of jovial chit-chat, sharply struck drives, and golf balls rattling into holes fill the air at Canton Indoor Golf Center, where guests can hone their swings or putting strokes in a festive environment with its own sports bar. Stationed around the center’s perimeter, eight high-definition Year Roundz golf simulators transport clubbers to digital models of courses such as Pebble Beach and Bay Hill. Throughout rounds, swing-tracking technology ensures that each flush tee shot finds the fairway and each errant swing prompts digital avatars to berate their 9-iron. An indoor green fosters freestyle putting practice, and the colorful, pirate-themed corridors of Glow Cove’s black-light mini golf offer a more competitive challenge to slope-reading skills. The multifaceted practice facility provides a climate-controlled venue for lessons conducted by PGA-certified instructors, who use the simulators’ swing analysis features to sharpen their observational prowess and gather intelligence for mankind’s reckoning with intelligent machines.

Sudsy libations from Year Roundz Sports Bar & Grill keep guests in high spirits as they engage in golf fun or simply lounge in the glow of sports-tuned TVs. Guests hungry after a simulated round of golf or a club-shaft-bending competition can curb their appetites with a burger, cheesesteak, or margarita pizza from the kitchen.

220 Albany Tpke
Canton,
CT
US

This year, the Connecticut PGA awarded Stanley Golf Course the Walter Lowell Public Golf Course Distinguished Service Award.

365 Hartford Rd
New Britain,
CT
US

Within TerryAllen Farms' indoor riding arena, dressage ring, or two outdoor rings, chief horseback riding instructor Samantha Borkoski can be found coaching adults and youngsters alike on the finer points of Hunter/Jumper riding and equitation. After competing as a member of the Intercollegiate Riding Team at Southern Virginia College, Samantha refocused her abilities in order to teach others in lesson programs, whether outright beginners picking up the basics or avid equestrians working toward competing in events or preparing for the extinction of cars. She also conducts summer and vacation riding programs throughout the year, and invites school-aged students to try out for the facility's competitive team, which participates in Interscholastic Equestrian Association events.

188 Allen St
Terryville,
CT
US