Alex Bogomolov, Jr. To Serve As Touring Professional in Residence at the Napeague Tennis Club

Family-Friendly Atmosphere and High-Level Tennis Training Make Napeague The Premier Tennis Destination In The Hamptons

NEW YORK, May 20 – Gotham Tennis Academy, New York City’s premier tennis teaching and programming organization, is offering state-of-the-art tennis instruction this summer at the Napeague Tennis Club in the Hamptons. The Club, located in a beautiful, serene setting adjacent to Hither Hills and Napeague State Parks in Amagansett, N.Y., opened for the season earlier this month and will feature a Touring ATP Professional in residence. Former top 100-player Alex Bogomolov, Jr. will join the professional teaching staff at the Napeague Tennis Club this summer.

“Napeague Tennis Club is the preferred destination for tennis in the Hamptons because of our outstanding tennis professionals and programs, relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere, beautiful clay courts, and close proximity to the beach. Our Club is also very reasonably-priced,” said Brian Helm, a Director of Tennis for Gotham Tennis Academy in New York City and the new Director of Tennis at Napeague. Helm notes, “The Napeague Tennis Club is a very special place. It’s an oasis of calm with world-class tennis programming and great facilities.”

The Napeague Tennis Club features four immaculately-maintained clay courts and one multi-purpose hard court. Summer memberships start as low as $950. Napeague Club Members receive personalized attention from Napeague’s professional staff, unlimited free court usage and savings of ten to thirty percent for private lessons and group clinics. In addition, Napeague offers adult and children’s clinics, day camps, private lessons, and the option of at-home tennis instruction.

Bogomolov, Jr., who was ranked as high as No. 97 in 2003, will serve as the Napeague Tennis Club’s resident ATP Touring Pro and will be available to Napeague Tennis Club members for private lessons, clinics and other club events throughout the summer. Bogomolov, Jr. will provide Napeague Club Members with the same advanced training and teaching techniques that have been integrated into Gotham Tennis Academy’s Manhattan-based adult and junior programs. Bogomolov, Jr. brings methods he has learned and utilized throughout his junior and professional tennis career. Bogomolov, Jr. has registered wins over Andy Roddick, James Blake, and Tommy Haas, among others in his pro and junior career. He won a bronze medal in doubles for the United States at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. At Napeague, he will work alongside Tennis Director Brian Helm to offer a unique blend of engaging tennis programming, lessons and camps this summer.

“I am excited to share the elite training and coaching secrets and techniques that I have learned through the years this summer in the Hamptons with Gotham Tennis Academy,” said Bogomolov, Jr. “I am very motivated and eager to work with players of all levels. I will give each player a candid, professional assessment of his/her current game and a personalized plan to achieve his or her maximum potential. ”

The Napeague Tennis Club, located at 2145 Montauk Highway in Amagansett, NY, is entering its second season under the management of Gotham Tennis Academy.

The mission of Gotham Tennis Academy is to provide friendly, personalized, high-performance tennis instruction in convenient facilities for Manhattan and Hamptons clients. In addition to operating the Napeague Tennis Club in the Hamptons, Gotham Tennis Academy has established a reputation for excellent tennis programming at three Manhattan locations -- the Harlem Armory Tennis Center, the Midtown Tennis Club and the Riverside Clay Tennis Association. Gotham Tennis Academy offers tennis programs year-round to players of all ages and skill levels. Gotham Tennis Academy’s goal is to help each player improve all aspects of his or her tennis game. More information on Gotham Tennis Academy can be found at www.GothamTennis.com.