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Gotham offers an extensive spectrum of popular programs for all ages and levels at Stadium Tennis Center.

Open seven days a week from 6am to midnight during the indoor season, Stadium has the space to customize tennis packages to meet the needs of players and families. Packages can be set up on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.

Programs:

  • Junior "First Serve" — It is an introductory tennis program for children from 3 to 14 years old at the beginner to intermediate levels. These classes are for future recreational players. There is focus on general movement and balance, in addition to tennis-specific skills. Classes are held after schools and on weekends in spring, summer and fall sessions: spring (8-weeks), summer & fall (6-weeks);
  • Junior Ace Program — For players 9 to 16, with a strong interest in tennis and intermediate-to-advanced skill levels, we recommend our Junior Ace Program, which is a two-hour program, with 4 participants to a court;
  • Private Lessons — The RCTA offers private and semi-private lessons with several experienced teaching pros, including Head Pro Froi Silva, Program Director Ben Levin, Gary Yee, Maurice Hardy, Carlos Carrera. RCTA membership is not required to take private lessons;
  • Adult Group Lessons — On weeknights and weekend afternoons, RCTA pros conducts tennis clinics for adults. Skill-level categories include Beginner, Low-Intermediate and High-Intermediate. Hour-long clinics are held weekly and are available in 4, 6 and 8-week packages. Options include 4, 5 and 6-person groups;
  • RCTA tournaments — Each season the RCTA runs a series of singles, doubles and mixed doubles tournaments for adults. All tournaments except the Men's Open Singles use a non-traditional, round-robin format, using short sets and no-ad scoring;
  • Tennis Ladders — RCTA runs three very successful singles ladders: an Open Ladder, on which both men and women may participate; a Women's Ladder; and a ladder for men ages 45 and over. All players must be RCTA members. This is a ranking system and players try to move up the ladder by challenging higher-ranked players to a match. If the challenger wins the match, he or she moves up to that spot and everyone in between slides back one spot. If the challenger loses the match, everyone stays where they were. Players may challenge anyone up to 20 places higher (exception: those ranked 95 or lower may challenge anyone ranked 76 or lower). New players may make their first challenge as high as they like. Win and they move to that position. Lose and they must start at the bottom and work their way up;
  • Cardio Tennis — This is a high-energy fitness work out on the tennis court with Ben Levin, certified Cardio Tennis instructor. Three-week series for RCTA members only. Maximum 6 people to a group.
725 Gateway Center Boulevard at East 152nd street & Harlem River New York City, NY
  • 718-665-4684
  • 212-978-0277
  • Harlem – 148th Street (1300 ft) IRT Lenox Av
  • 145th Street (1700 ft) IRT Lenox Av
  • 149th Street – Grand Concourse (2200 ft) IRT Jerome Av
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  • men
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2019.02.01
Tennis at Metrotennis CTA - Gotham Stadium Tennis Center Metrotennis CTA - Gotham Stadium Tennis Center 1 Photo

Services:

  • Corporate Leagues — Post match social hour, with food, wine and beer, offers networking opportunities. Our corporate league is open to all companies and any ability level. Division winners may advance to Regional and National WTT Championships;
  • Play Tennis NY — Our successful adult beginner tennis program. We work with parks, tennis clubs, and school to create a great intro program for adults in NYC.
725 Gateway Center Boulevard at East 152nd street & Harlem River New York City, NY
  • 718-665-4684
  • 212-244-2845
  • Harlem – 148th Street (1300 ft) IRT Lenox Av
  • 145th Street (1700 ft) IRT Lenox Av
  • 149th Street – Grand Concourse (2200 ft) IRT Jerome Av
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2019.02.02
Tennis at Metrotennis CTA - Harlem Armory Tennis Center Metrotennis CTA - Harlem Armory Tennis Center 1 Photo

Services:

  • Corporate Leagues — Post match social hour, with food, wine and beer, offers networking opportunities. Our corporate league is open to all companies and any ability level. Division winners may advance to Regional and National WTT Championships;
  • Play Tennis NY — Our successful adult beginner tennis program. We work with parks, tennis clubs, and school to create a great intro program for adults in NYC.
40 West 143rd Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenue New York City, NY
  • 212-281-5431
  • 212-244-2845
  • 145th Street (900 ft) IRT Lenox Av
  • 135th Street (2000 ft) IRT Lenox Av
  • Harlem – 148th Street (2200 ft) IRT Lenox Av
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  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2019.02.02
Basketball at New York Gauchos New York Gauchos 2 Photo

The New York Gauchos Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball program offers youth in New York City the highest quality athletic programming, academic support and enrichment, and opportunities for lifelong success.

Our elite AAU program, one of the longest-running and most successful after-school basketball programs in the country, has four competitive divisions for boys and girls. Each year we provide approximately 300 student athletes with an elite travel team experience, academic enrichment, and educational opportunities.

There is one team for each grade level from 2nd to 11th grades. Our four competitive divisions are:

  • High School Boys (grades 9-12);
  • Middle School Boys (grades 6-8);
  • Lower School Boys (grades 2-5).

The Gauchos Weekend Developmental Program (WDP) is the premiere basketball summer camp in NYC and is divided into two groups: Small Fry (ages 6-8) and Super Biddy (ages 9-12).

All participants will learn the basics of basketball including Dribbling, Passing and shooting. The program is conducted on Saturdays and Sundays and will be closed on Major holidays.

Team/Head Coaches:

  • Tommy Swinton;
  • Mike Williams;
  • Dwayne Mitchell;
  • Dante Croft;
  • AL Gowan;
  • Edmond Turkson;
  • Derrick Henry;
  • Earl Elliotte.
478 Gerard Avenue at East 152nd street & Harlem River New York City, NY
  • 718-665-6952
  • 149th Street – Grand Concourse (500 ft) IRT Jerome Av
  • 138th Street – Grand Concourse (1800 ft) IRT Jerome Av
  • 145th Street (2100 ft) IRT Lenox Av
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2018.05.27
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Our programming is broken into three distinct levels Grassroots & Futures, Tournament Leveland The Tournament Team. 

Programs:

  • Grassroots I (ages: 7-10 yrs old) — It is our beginners' class. These students use the larger, softer and slower tennis balls referred as the Red Ball - enabling them to see them clearly and diminishing fears of treacherous faster, higher bouncing balls. The emphasis here is on understanding the game and acquiring basic skills. We focus on preventing frustration by keeping it as simple and enjoyable as possible. Grassroots I meets twice weekly for a total of 3 hours total;
  • Grassroots II (ages: 7-10 yrs old) — It is our advanced beginners' group. This group begins to transition from the larger, softer and slower Red Ball tennis balls to the Orange Ball and begins to focus on developing the hand-to-eye coordination skills needed for the next stage. They also start to play recreational games, competing with each other. Grassroots II meets twice a week for 3 hours total;
  • Futures (ages: 7-10 yrs old) — Formally known as "Munchkins". Group accepts 12 to 15 students who have the skill sets to play on a more regular basis. Focusing on specific areas of their game, these players transition from purely recreational to competitive recreational play taking part in tournaments with kids from other areas. Futures meet 3 times weekly for a total of 4 hours;
  • Tournament Level (ages: 11-14 yrs old) — Tournament Development Stage (TDS) I group, usually 20-24 students, isn't age limited, but typically works with kids ages 11-14 who are still playing recreational tennis but trying to get into competitive play. The workload is more intense and expectations are higher. Physically, they are stronger than Munchkins but need more knowledge and skills for infrequent tournament play. TDS I meets Wednesday, Friday and Saturday;
  • Tournament Development Stage (TDS) II (ages: 15-17 yrs old)  — This group is similar to TDS, except players are older and their play is more competitive. TDS II groups usually number 20-24 players. Focusing on high school tennis, they play against students from different schools. Schedules are set by the public school system and our players learn to manage their time effectively. Classes meet Wednesday, Friday and Sunday;
  • Tournament Academy Stage (TAS) I (ages: 11 - 13 yrs old) — Admits a dozen students to play competitive tennis only. They have developed beyond recreational play and are trying to achieve a USTA ranking to allow them to further their game, with an end goal of winning college tennis scholarship. In addition to training, TAS I players play a maximum of 2 tournaments per month;
  • Tournament Academy Stage (TAS) II (ages: 14 - 18 yrs old) — This group shares the same goals as TAS I but compete on an even higher level. Their goal is to win a scholarship at a NCAA Division I university. Division I schools include Ivy League Colleges, leading West Coat schools, traditionally Black colleges like Howard and Hampton University and nearby Fairleigh Dickinson and Fairfield University. TAS II students play a maximum of tournaments per month to earn a ranking and have program play 5 days a week;
  • Tournament Team — The Tournament Team represents our top-level players aiming for higher academic and tennis achievement. This select group of high potential players, across all ages, demonstrate an ability and desire to pursue higher academic and tennis achievement. Members of the team receive financial assistance for private coaching, HTJEP programming, tournament costs and more. Players train 4 days a week and compete in 24 tournaments per year;
  • Outdoor Season (Summer Programs) — HJTEP offers Summer programming for beginning players and high performance tournament level players. The Beginners Day Camp is offered at Howard Bennett Park and the Tournament Training Camp location is TBD.

Esu Ma'at — Tennis Consultant. Mr. Ma'at is a graduate of our program. Now a USPTA and USTA High Performance-certified teaching professional, he joined our staff in 2002 to ensure effective training of coaches and to develop intermediate and tournament level players. Since 2002, his coaching philosophy has produced over 100 section-ranked, 20 nationally ranked and 24 varsity student athletes on college tennis teams. Mr. Ma'at attended Farleigh Dickinson University on scholarship, where he played #2 Singles for 4 years; the last 2 years he was an All-American. He holds a Masters in Sports Management from Columbia University.

Simone Spigner — Assistant Manager of Tennis Programming. Ms. Spigner, a graduate of HJTEP, is a head coach of entry-level programs for our youngest players. She is a PTR-certified teaching professional with more than 10 years of experience in coaching. She attended South Carolina State University on a 4-year tennis scholarship. Simone was promoted to Assistant Manager of Tennis Programming in 2017.

Coaches:

  • Ben Johnson;
  • Sam Fumi;
  • Patricia Zapata;
  • Joel De Los Santos;
  • John Fumi;
  • Brandon P.
40 West 143rd Street New York City, NY
  • 212-491-3738
  • 145th Street (900 ft) IRT Lenox Av
  • 135th Street (2000 ft) IRT Lenox Av
  • Harlem – 148th Street (2200 ft) IRT Lenox Av
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2019.01.19
Tennis at Stadium Tennis Center Stadium Tennis Center

Junior Programs:

  • Quickstart (Ages 3-7) — The Quickstart program is designed for our youngest beginners who are usually 3-7 years old. The Quickstart Program utilizes USTA-approved foam balls, mini-nets and age and level-appropriate drills. In fun and friendly one hour and 45 minute classes, we offer fundamental skill-building exercises critical to creating early muscle memory;
  • Junior Development Program (Ages 6-12) — For beginner, advanced beginner and intermediate level players. This program, offered in 1 hour and 1.5 hour sessions, focuses primarily on the nuts and bolts of stroke production. They also emphasize dynamic footwork and live ball drills with quick movements that are essential to developing the complete tennis player. Upon completion of this program, the successful JDP student will have a solid understanding of basic score keeping, a complete tennis game and should be able to maintain baseline rallies;

  • Advanced Training Program — For advanced and advanced-intermediate level players, the ATP program offers comprehensive training for players involved in, or considering, tournament play. This two hour comprehensive program starts with a dynamic warm-up and concludes with game-based drills and supervised match play. Once all the strokes are honed, our instructors guide students towards constructing points, tactically working through games, and strategizing a match plan through playing sets. Many students who have completed this program can be found playing USTA tournaments and participating on their school tennis teams;

  • Elite High Performance Training — Our Elite High Performance (EHP) program is by invitation only, and based on talent identification and tryout. EHP1, for our most advanced 12 and over students, will be held Monday-Friday from 5:30-8:00pm and Sunday from 3:00pm-5:00pm. EHP2, which is designed for our most advanced 11 and under students will take place Monday-Friday 3:45-6:00pm and Sunday from 3:00pm-5:00pm. A minimum of three program days is recommended for EHP1 and a minimum of two days is recommended for EHP2.

Summer Programs — Stadium Tennis Center offers a unique array of summer tennis programs designed for tennis players of all levels to experience. Through our partnership with Gotham Tennis Academy, we have assembled some of the most talented, and engaging tennis pros in New York City. Our pros share a passion to work closely with players of all levels and ages.

Adult Programs:

  • Group Clinics — Our clinics are designed to challenge both the body and mind, by offering an even distribution of drill-based instruction AND doubles match play. Our pros will have you moving like never before with foot-work based drills and cardio tennis based games, prior to match play;
  • Cardio Tennis — Cardio Tennis is a USTA endorsed program that provides calorie melting levels of cardiovascular activity through fun and challenging on-court tennis drills and games. They combine their most popular drills and games with constant footwork movements, from warm-up to cool down, to give you the best workout possible.

Private lessons are offered to players of all ages and levels.

Coaches:

  • Eric Faro — Eric grew up in Riverdale and attended Horace Mann, where he played #1 singles for all four years and subsequently at Ohio State University. Eric is excited about his new role as a Director at Gotham Tennis Academy and this new phase of his tennis career in NYC and the Hamptons;
  • Andy Stuber — Andy is a teaching pro from Basel, Switzerland. He grew up playing his tennis on European red clay courts and brings a tremendous work ethic and passion to the courts at Gotham Tennis Academy. Andy has been known to use his outstanding, European work ethic to teach and inspire our juniors. Andy is comfortable teaching all levels of players, including munchkins, jdp, atp and adult;
  • David Graham — Highlights of his professional tennis career include his top ten world ranking in doubles and his appearance in the semi-final round of the Australian Open. As a coach, David has worked with three top ten players on the world tour. Trained by Ken Rosewall, among others, David has a real appreciation for the intellectual and physical aspects necessary for success at a high level;
  • Ajay Kumar — He has played at a premier high school, a Division 1 college and on the professional tour. With a background in Sports Medicine, and a degree in Education, Ajay's in-depth knowledge of the physiology and tennis strategy attracts players of all levels and age. As an advisor to Irina Falconi, a native New Yorker and professional player on the women's tour (WTA);
  • Michael Moore — He enjoyed a stellar junior career, achieving a top five USTA Eastern 18s singles ranking when he was only fifteen years old. After junior tennis, Michael competed professionally and qualified for various ATP futures events before deciding to play collegiately for Florida A&M University. There he led the Rattlers to a top 60 NCAA Division 1 ranking while winning over 100 singles matches and 90 doubles matches, breaking school records in both. He was an HBCU national champion two times. He has a particular interest and enthusiasm for teaching High Performance and QuickStart 10 and Under;
  • Gabriel Clinger — He began playing tennis at the age of eight and learned the game at The Academy of Tennis, Jerusalem. He specializes in working with our youngest players on fundamental skill development, and has become an integral part of our flourishing 10 and Under programs at Gotham Stadium. Gabriel has considerable international teaching experience, working as an instructor in Israel, Mexico and France, as well as participating in continuing education seminars in Germany and the U.S.;
  • Mike Haddad — Mike achieved number one rankings in the USTA Eastern section. Mike trained with such notables as Tommy Haas and Xavier Malise. His favorite players include Andre Agassi for his heart and Raphael Nadal and Roger Federer for both giving so much back to the game;
  • Lesley Rosenthal — Lesley was born in Forest Hills New York, and trained at Port Washington Tennis Academy with well-known tennis professionals. She was taught by the late Harry Hopman. She received a B.S in Physical Education from Temple University where she was #1 tennis player in singles and doubles;
  • Luis De La Cruz — An accomplished player and teacher alike, Luis uses his fun, enthusiastic personality to engage his students on the court. Luis has loyal followings in both our junior and adult programs. Luis teaches a methodical, well-organized lesson with a careful balance of instruction and game based drilling. As a young player in the Dominican Republic, Luis looked up to and emulated the classic serve and volley game of Stefan Edberg;
  • Rachel Aaron — She attended Limestone College in Gaffney, SC where she played #1 singles and doubles all 4 years. She earned All- Conference teams all 4 years in the Carolina-Virginia conference and was an MVP freshman through her senior year. She graduated in 2004 with a degree in Fitness and Wellness. Rachel is a PTR certified professional since 2004.
725 Gateway Center Boulevard formerly Exterior Street, at East 152nd Street and the Harlem River New York City, NY
  • 718-665-4684
  • Harlem – 148th Street (1300 ft) IRT Lenox Av
  • 145th Street (1700 ft) IRT Lenox Av
  • 149th Street – Grand Concourse (2200 ft) IRT Jerome Av
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
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2019.01.22
Tennis at Gotham Tennis Academy - Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond Gotham Tennis Academy - Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond 1 Photo

Junior programs:

  • Quickstart — For our youngest beginners and advanced beginners, ages 3 to 7, 45 minutes and 1 hour classes;
  • Junior Development Program (JDP) — 1 and 1.5 hour classes for beginners to intermediate levels, ages 6 to 12;
  • Advanced Training Program — 2 hour classes, intermediate to advanced levels;
  • High Performance Elite Player Training — By invitation only;
  • Private Lessons for Junior Players;
  • Summer camps.

Adult programs:

  • Adult Clinics 90 minutes and 120 minutes;
  • Cardio Tennis 60 minutes;
  • Private Lessons for Adult Players.
725 Gateway Center Boulevard At East 152nd Street and the Harlem River New York City, NY
  • 718-665-4684
  • Harlem – 148th Street (1300 ft) IRT Lenox Av
  • 145th Street (1700 ft) IRT Lenox Av
  • 149th Street – Grand Concourse (2200 ft) IRT Jerome Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2019.01.29