Sports & Fitness

Sports & Fitness

Travers Island offers facilities for fitness and recreation seekers of all types. It houses equipment for Olympic-level training and for a member's weekly tennis game. Whatever activity you choose, chances are it can be found at Travers Island.


For summer fun, there are few better venues than poolside at Travers Island. The saltwater pool overlooking the Long Island Sound, is simply irresistible. With an adjacent kiddie pool, even the youngest visitors have plenty to enjoy. Members and their guests can also order a light snack from our poolside menu.


Travers Island offers one of the most extensive tennis facilities in the northeast. Fifteen Har-Tru courts and three all-weather courts are available, and some are lit for nighttime play. Members can schedule lessons with a teaching professional throughout the summer. Classes, the Junior Academy, round robin tournaments and social evenings are also organized and enthusiastically enjoyed.

Tennis Dress Code

  • Tennis attire must be 90% white
  • Sneakers must be 50% white
  • Collared shirts are required for men
  • The Dress Code will be strictly enforced

Click here to download the history of tennis at the NYAC.

Training Facilities

Travers Island offers first-rate workout facilities, whether you're an Olympic champion or a recreational runner. The all-weather running track and athletic field are familiar turf for the New York Athletic Club's championship winning rugby, lacrosse and soccer teams, while early risers can witness the workouts of our world-class rowers as they hurtle through the water adjacent to our rowing house.

The TI Fitness Center incurred irreparable damage during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Plans were soon implemented to construct a new state of the art Field House that would reflect the NYAC's commitment to providing top class athletic facilities for its members. The new Field House opened in November, 2016, boasting first rate equipment, a full schedule of fitness classes for children and adults and a highly skilled staff capable of assisting everyone from Olympic athletes to weekend fitness enthusiasts. Never to be forgotten are the magnificent views of the Long Island Sound that make every workout all the more enjoyable.

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