The dedicated teaching professionals at Village Glen Tennis Club oversee a wide variety of programs for adults and juniors of all skill levels, earning the club recognition as a Top 50 Tennis Welcome Center of 2007 from the U.S. Tennis Association. This honor followed on the heels of a major renovation of the club’s facilities in 2006 by a new management team, who modernized the six hard and eight clay courts and brought in new nets instead of pealing white picket fences. Today, players can take up the game through a series of classes that help them progress alongside players with similar abilities or hone specific strokes through drills designed to isolate and improve their technique. Players excited to show off a shiny new forehand or a pitch-perfect grunt can do so through the club’s adult leagues or socials.
The 18-hole Audubon Golf Course stretches along the southeastern edge of the University at Buffalo's North Campus. The quiet pop of clubs against golf balls has drifted across the green fields since the town of Amherst opened them to players in 1942. The 6,635-yard test is characterized by slim fairways and dry, punishing waste areas that work to keep golfers from shooting the par of 71. Though course designer William Harries did not make water hazards a prominent feature, two holes do force players to fly their golf balls over Ellicott Creek.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par-71 course
Total length of 6,635 yards from the back tees
Course rating of 69.5 from the back tees
Course slope of 112 from the back tees
When water freezes it not only expands, it makes for great grace and sport. At Mitchell Skating Center, experienced coaches take advantage of that fact to lead figure-skating and hockey classes for everyone aged 4 to adult. Those 30-minute lessons ensure individualized attention and cater to all skill levels. During classes they teach basic skills and even have walkers so beginners' wobbly legs won't send them tumbling too often. Private lessons are available as well, and, when ready, skaters can join teams to experience the icy thrill of competition.
Martial arts at Amherst's Master Chong's World Class Tae Kwon Do is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
If you're inspired by MMA fighting on television, try one of these MMA classes.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Are you ready to get a hole in one? Only the best survive a full round of 18-holes at Master Chong's World Class Tae Kwon Do's terrific mini golf course in Amherst.
Invest in a bike at Sports Exchange in Getzville, if you want to utilize a clean, liberating form of transportation.
You'll find an amazing selection of mountain bikes here, perfect for conquering the most rugged terrain.
A great selection of parking spots are nearby.
So whether you are looking to improve your skills or start riding, Sports Exchange is a great place to find your next bike.
Doing well in sports is all a matter of practice and golf is no exception. At Grover Cleveland Golf Course in Buffalo, practicing golf is easy and fun.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.