Whether you want to work on your serve, your backhand or your crosscourt shot, Long Island has plenty of courts to practice on. Here’s where to take lessons or simply play a friendly match with pals.
BETHPAGE PARK TENNIS CENTER, 99 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd., Farmingdale, 516-777-1358 Hours 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept.-May and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. June-Aug.; open all year. Courts 8 indoor, 2 outdoor. Features Lessons, junior programs, summer camp, leagues, tennis parties, seasonal courts, tournament training, Special Olympics training, community events, clinics.
CAREFREE RACQUET CLUB, 1414 Jerusalem Ave., North Merrick, carefreetennis.com, 516-489-9005. Hours 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.; open all year. Courts 7, 2 racquetball, 4 pickleball. Features Pro shop, clinics, saunas, baby-sitting 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays, adult camps, junior development program Sept.-May, summer camp (ages 6-18). Fees$40 and up (hourly).
CLAYTIME INDOOR TENNIS, 70 Long Beach Rd., Island Park, 516-432-3040, claytime.weebly.com Hours 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. all year, weekend hours vary; open all year. Courts 3. Features Indoor tennis facility offering lessons and clinics for adults and children, men’s leagues, seasonal court time and open time. Locker rooms and stringing available.
GLEN HEAD RACQUET CLUB, 95 Glen Head Rd., Glen Head, 516-676-9849, glenheadracquetclub.com Courts 6. Features Pro shop, clinics, leagues, junior programs and courtside cafe.
HEMPSTEAD LAKE INDOOR TENNIS, 525 Eagle Ave., West Hempstead, 516-486-2165, hempsteadlake indoortennis.com Hours 7 a.m.-midnight daily, all year. Courts 2. Features Junior training academy, half-day summer tennis camp, leagues, zone drills, air-conditioned.
LONG BEACH TENNIS CENTER, 899 Monroe Blvd., Long Beach, longbeachtenniscenter.com, 516-432-6060 Hours 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, all year. Courts 4 outdoor, 4 indoor. Features USTA tournaments, camps, tournament training for adults and children. POINT SET INDOOR RACQUET CLUB, 3065 New St., Oceanside, 516-536-2323, pointsettennis.com Hours 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Fri., weekend hours vary. Courts 7. Features Junior (ages 5-17) and adult programs, QuickStart children’s program for 8 and younger, sauna.
PORT WASHINGTON TENNIS ACADEMY, 100 Harbor Rd., Port Washington, 516-883-6425, pwta.com Hours 8 a.m.-10 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends through June; summer hours vary, call. Courts 17. Features Pro shop, adult leagues, private and group lessons for adults and juniors, ¼-mile indoor track. Open time available. Fees Annual membership $250 adults, $150 juniors (younger than 18); instruction available.
ROBBIE WAGNER’S TOURNAMENT TRAINING CENTER, 60 Sea Cliff Ave., Glen Cove, 516-759-0505; 142 Glenwood Rd., Glenwood Landing (reservations available through Glen Cove location), robbiewagners.com Hours 6 a.m.-11 p.m. daily, all year. Courts 13 (Glen Cove location); 4 (Glenwood location). Features All-year program, all ages and levels, lessons, USTA-sanctioned tournaments, junior programs, seasonal and open-time rentals, leagues, diversified adult programs, summer camp. Pickleball available at Glenwood Landing location. Fees $40-$65 hourly, no monthly membership dues.
SPORTIME BETHPAGE, 101 Norcross Ave., Bethpage, 516-933-8500, sportimeNY.com/bethpage-tennis Hours 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily; weekend and summer hours can vary. Courts 6. Features Locker rooms, stringing available, junior computer lounge.
SPORTIME LYNBROOK, 175 Merrick Rd., Lynbrook, 516-887-1330, sportimeNY.com/lynbrook Hours 5 a.m.-11 p.m. daily; weekend and summer hours may vary. Courts 5 indoor. FeaturesAerobics, fitness, indoor turf field, multisport court, lounge and pro shop. Summer camp program (ages 4-17).
SPORTIME ROSLYN, 1 Landing Rd., Roslyn, 516-484-9222, sportimeny.com/roslyn Hours 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. daily; weekend and summer hours may vary. Courts 9 indoor. Features Pro shop, locker rooms.
SPORTIME SYOSSET TENNIS & MULTI-SPORT, 75 Haskett Dr., Syosset, sportimeny.com/syosset-tennis, 516-364-2727 Hours 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily; weekend and summer hours can vary. Courts 11 indoor. Features Pro shop, multisport court, locker rooms, home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy.
WORLD GYM WANTAGH, 3728 Park Ave., Wantagh, 516-826-5555, worldgym.com/wantagh Hours 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri., 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. all year. Courts 4 racquetball. Features Cardiovascular machines, Nautilus/Cybex, sauna, whirlpool, Zumba, steam room, yoga, clinics, cycling, weight room, 40 yard field for sprints and core workouts, pool, pro shop, cafe, baby-sitting.
BUCKSKILL TENNIS CLUB, 178 Buckskill Rd., East Hampton, 631-324-2243, buckskilltennis.com Hours 8 a.m.-dusk March-Oct. Courts 10. Features Lessons and tennis clinics for children and adults. Memberships, open time available.
EAST HAMPTON INDOOR TENNIS, 174 Daniel Hole Rd., Wainscott, 631-537-8012 Hours 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Courts 20 outdoor, 6 indoor, 2 platform. Features Pro shop, ball machines, clubhouse, showers, snack bar, pickleball, junior programs (ages 4-18), lessons and clinics, 10 lane bowling alley, 18 hole miniature golf course, arcade, indoor and outdoor dining and full bar.
EASTERN ATHLETIC CLUB AT BLUE POINT, 9 A Montauk Hwy., Blue Point, easternathleticclubs.com, 631-363-2882 Hours 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 5 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 6:45 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. all year. Courts 6, 1 racquetball. Features Leagues, clinics, tournaments, junior program, spinning, aerobics, 6-week summer camp program (ages 7-17), sauna, steam room, lounge, baby-sitting, Pilates and yoga. Fees $20-$45 an hour tennis; $15 guest fee.
EASTERN ATHLETIC CLUB AT DIX HILLS, 854 E. Jericho Tpke., Dix Hills, easternathleticclubs.com, 631-271-6616 Hours 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri., 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat.-Sun.; open until 9 p.m. Fri. and 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun. during summer hours. Courts 6, 3 racquetball. Features Leagues, lessons, clinics, junior program (ages 6-18), pro shop, sauna, steam room, spinning class, free weights, fitness center, lounge, baby-sitting, Zumba, rebounding and yoga, Pilates. Fees $20-$45 an hour tennis; $10-$20 an hour racquetball; $15 guest fee.
EASTERN ATHLETIC CLUB AT MELVILLE, 100 Ruland Rd., Melville, easternathleticclubs.com, 631-420-1310. Hours 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri., 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. all year; closes 9 p.m. Fri. and 12:30 p.m. Sun. during summer months. Courts 5, 2 racquetball. Features Tennis lessons, clinics and leagues, cardiovascular and circuit equipment, free weights, fitness center, steam room, sauna, massage, baby-sitting, yoga and step classes, racquetball, Zumba, Pilates, boot camp and other lessons. Fees $20-$45 an hour tennis; $10-$20 an hour racquetball; $15 guest fee.
HUNTINGTON INDOOR TENNIS, 100 Broadway, Huntington Station, 631-421-0040, huntingtonindoortennis.net Hours 7 a.m.-11 p.m. all year; closed weekends June-Sept. Courts 6. Features Leagues, clinics, seasonal courts (U.S. Tennis Association leagues), QuickStart program (ages 3-5), junior program (ages 5-17), summer camp (ages 7-18), Eastern Tennis Association tournaments, baby-sitting, private lessons.
MADE TO MOVE TENNIS AND WELLNESS, 5 S. Jersey Ave., East Setauket, madetomovewellness.com, 631-751-6767 Hours 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Thur., 6 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Fri., 7 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. Sat., 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun. through June 21 and Sept. 4-June 21; 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. June 22-Labor Day. Courts 5 indoor, 1 outdoor. Features Lessons, junior program, state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga, Da Vinci Bodyboard classes, personal training, nutrition and life-coaching. Summer camp for ages 4-17.
MONTAUK DOWNS STATE PARK, 331 Fairview Ave., Montauk, 631-238-7160. Hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, mid-May-mid-Sept., open weekends Labor Day-Columbus Day. Courts 6. FeaturesPrograms for all ages and skill levels, summer camps, play time and tennis instruction. Membership packages and private lessons available.
PARK AVENUE TENNIS CLUB, 100 Partridge Lane, Huntington, 631-271-1810, parkavetennis.com Hours 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Courts 4. Features Lessons, leagues, junior and Pee Wee programs, clinics, cardio tennis and high-performance training classes, junior summer camp, seasonal rentals, pro shop, baby-sitting, adult and children summer program, birthday parties.
SAG HARBOR PARK TENNIS PROGRAM, Mashashimuet Park, Sag Harbor, 631-725-1003, sagharbortennis.org Hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily May-Oct. (weather permitting). Courts 10 courts. Features Programs for all ages and skill levels, Annacone Tennis Camps, play time and tennis instruction. Membership packages and private lessons available.
SPORTIME AMAGANSETT, 320 Abrahams Path, Amagansett, sportimeny.com/amagansett, 631-267-3460 Hours 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily May-Oct.; weekend and summer hours may vary. Courts 33 outdoor. Features Outdoor heated pool, snack bar, pro shop, East Hampton Sports Camp at Sportime Summer camp, Junior Kinetics and John McEnroe Academy for private and group tennis instruction, swimming lessons and programs, game arranging, weekend baby-sitting service.
SPORTIME KINGS PARK, 275 Old Indian Head Rd., Kings Park, sportimeny.com/kings-park, 631-269-6300 Hours 5:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Courts 7. Features Full-service health and fitness gym, multisport court, indoor turf center, lounge, pro shop, adult and junior tennis programs including U10 tennis kids program, adult tennis leagues, seasonal court time, game arranging, children’s summer camp, summer aquatics program, personal training.
SPORTIME QUOGUE, 2571 Quogue-Riverhead Rd. (Route 104), East Quogue, 631-653-6767, sportime-ny.com/quogue Hours 4 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat.-Sun., holiday hours may vary. Courts 4 indoor, 22 outdoor. Features Full-service health and fitness club, lounge and child care room, pro shop, multisport court, outdoor heated pool, snack bar, wellness center, adult and junior tennis kinetics programs, swimming lessons, aerobics and group exercise classes, personal training, children’s summer camp, game arranging.
TRIANGLE TENNIS CLUB, 411 Hampton Rd., Southampton, 631-287-3052, triangletennis.com Hours 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. May-Labor Day. Courts 3. Features Pro shop, viewing stands, lessons, clinics, racquet restringing, memberships available for couples, family, children, weekly and monthly.
WORLD GYM BAY SHORE, 225 Howells Rd., Bay Shore, 631-968-8668, worldgymbayshore.com Hours 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 5 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri., 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. Courts 2, 8 racquetball. Features Pro shop, lessons, weight room, pool, whirlpool, sauna, physical therapy, swimming lessons, snack bar, cardiovascular machines, spin and yoga rooms, baby-sitting. Fees $35-$55 an hour tennis; call for monthly membership rates.
WORLD GYM CORAM, 607 Middle Country Rd., Coram, 631-732-5500, worldgymcoram.com Hours 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri., 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., all year. Courts 3 racquetball. Features Sauna, cardiovascular machines, weight room, baby-sitting, summer day camp, birthday parties, swim lessons, physical therapy, indoor pool, children’s fitness classes.
WORLD GYM SETAUKET, 384 Mark Tree Rd., East Setauket, 631-751-6100, worldgymsetauket.com Hours 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Courts 9 indoor, 7 outdoor. Features Tennis lessons, leagues and clinics, indoor fitness center, indoor soccer, flag football and lacrosse, Parisi Speed School (ages 7-18), sauna, steam room, aerobic classes, children’s birthday parties, multisport court, summer day camps and tennis training camps (ages 4-18), baby-sitting, indoor pool, outdoor pool (summer).