A South Bay native with 20-plus years of surfing experience tucked into his wetsuit, Chris Frantz and his staff prep protégés aged six and older for unabashed tide conquering. Five days per week, Chris is a financial adviser at Morgan Stanley, but on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer, he sets aside his calculator and neckties woven from seaweed to lead intimate, two-hour surfing lessons. Because Chris designed the program to feature small groups at each session, students are able to squeeze the most from their time spent on the water, learning everything from surfing etiquette and ocean safety to basic techniques and proper form.
Adam Burt has seen some famous faces since beginning his tennis operation in 1995. A Professional 1–rated teacher with the USPTA, he has taught such greats as the Williams sisters and former world top-100 Zack Fleishman. Though Adam specializes in nurturing junior players, all participants can learn from his expertise during classes for adults and juniors. CardioTennis classes combine vigorous exercise with fundamental tennis drills, all scored to upbeat music strummed on electric racquets.
Helmed by two-time Manhattan Open winner Dave Mahoney, the tennis experts at South Bay Tennis Network help players hone their on-court prowess. Mahoney’s style of play emphasizes an attack style with serves and backhand topspin modeled in the style of Pete Sampras and a forehand and backhand slice like that of Roger Federer. Students learn to work toward specific, practical goals in their path to improvement.