UPDATED JULY 2014: This list of local sports and fitness programs in the suburbs of Connecticut includes options in the Fairfield region including Westport, Newton, Norwalk, Greenwich, and Stamford. Classes for kids range from sailing programs to golf lessons at these local Connecticut sports and fitness centers.
CHELSEA PIERS CONNECTICUT
Chelsea Piers Connecticut is a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art sports complex providing world-class facilities, expert instruction, and the most exciting sports curriculum available. Facilities include two ice rinks, Olympic-sized pool, “Splash Zone” water play park, 12-court Squash Club, seven-court Tennis Club, baseball, softball, and gymnastics training centers, a Field House with a 100-yard indoor turf field for soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey, basketball and volleyball courts, a child care center and preschool, pro shops, and food service. Register for fall programming, including classes and leagues for children ages 6 months to 18 years.
GREENWICH RACQUET CLUB
1 River Road, Cos Cob
Greenwich Racquet Club’s Summer Tennis Sports Camp is primarily tennis, but also includes indoor basketball and soccer. The camp encourages development of tennis skills including ball control, movement, and positioning. Two-week sessions, Monday-Friday, June 23-Aug. 29 (one-week sessions are also available). Our program follows USTA QuickStart Tennis guidelines using slower, lighter balls, smaller racquets, and shorter court size tailored to the age and size of the child. This format was designed to help children find success from their very first swing!
GYMNASTICS AND CHEERLEADING ACADEMY OF CONNECTICUT
85 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield
We offer a wide variety of programming for boys, girls and adults all year long. Gymnastics program classes start at 18 months of age and continue to Level 8 Junior Olympic training. The cheer program offers Cheer and Tumble classes, as well as competitive cheer teams that travel throughout the region. Tumbling classes are offered daily. Our dance program includes both classes and competitive teams. GCA has also just launched a trampoline team. Our newest addition is The Playscape—an indoor playground which offers memberships as well as drop-in rates.
UNITED INDOOR SOCCER
176 Linwood Ave, Fairfield
105 Raton Drive, Milford
UIS Summer Programs are a great way for your child to grow in the sport he or she loves. We offer an introduction to a variety of sports, with soccer as the main focus. Our camps are indoors, making them ideal on hot or rainy days. Our facilities are air conditioned and well ventilated. Ages 4-12 can choose from: Best of 3 Sport Camp, Recreational Camp, and Soccer Mania Camp; ages 3-4 can choose Mini Me Camp; and ages 3½-5 can choose Fun Time @ UIS. Call, stop by, or visit our website.