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.
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.
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.
Staffed by tennis professionals, Alley Pond Tennis Center is home to one of the largest indoor tennis bubbles in North America and spaciously houses 11 hard courts, along with several located outdoors. Mini-camps are excellent both for the tennis tenderfoot who wants to master the game's basics or the evil supervillain who wants to infiltrate the meddling League of Mutant Tennis Teens. In classes ranging from five to eight players, students will be provided with rental racquets and balls and within two hours will have subdued the strokes, savored the scoring, and charmed the miserly nets of the game.
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.