By Nancy Brumback, Contributing Writer
Westborough??”The Westboro Tennis & Swim Club offers a wide variety of fitness, swimming, tennis and group exercise programs year round, but summer adds a layer of events for children and families to take advantage of the warm weather.
When the bubble comes off and the water slide goes up, making the club's pool an outdoor facility, weekly special events get started and summer camps welcome kids.
Families can take advantage of ice cream socials, pizza nights, “dive-in” movie nights at the pool, arts and crafts, water balloon and cannonball contests, and much more, all happening at the club from mid-June through August.
“The outdoor pool area also includes a kiddie pool, a playground, and a café with umbrella tables,” noted Jessica Thomas, membership director.
The Westboro Tennis & Swim Club, just off Lyman Street and Route 9, has been operating for over 35 years and is locally owned. In addition to the indoor/outdoor pool, the club has 11 tennis courts, both clay and hard-surface, indoor and outside, including “showcase” courts in a new building that just opened that will be used for tournament play and provides a viewing area for parents when children are taking lessons.
The club's large fitness center features a wide range of exercise equipment, a basketball court, both individual personal training and group exercise classes, as well as massages, saunas, and Jacuzzis. Members can participate in over 50 free group exercise classes available weekly, including yoga and aquatic fitness sessions.
Across the street from the main complex is a kids” club and gym with programs and equipment designed for school-age children ages 8 to 15, along with a child care facility that takes children starting at two months while their parents work out. Childcare is free with a family membership.
The Westboro Club's summer camp program starts at age 2 and goes all the way through counselor-in-training programs for grades 8 through 10. Registration for this year's camps is taking place now. The camp season runs for eight weeks, from late June to mid-August.
The camp schedule starts with “my first camp,” a three-hour morning program for children 2-3 years old, with swimming, arts and crafts and movement activities. Parents can choose how many days a week they would like their children to participate.
For older children, full-day and half-day sports and swim camps are available with tennis and swimming lessons and a range of other activities. Specialized tennis camps are also available. Information on all of these programs is available at the club or on its website, www.thewestboroclub.com.
In addition to the summer programs, the Westboro Club offers tennis and swimming lessons, strength training programs and group exercise classes for children during the school year and has its own swim teams and tennis tournament training programs.
Different types of club membership are available, noted Thomas, including individual, couple and family plans and senior and student memberships, as well as memberships based on the activities and facilities desired.? Basic information is on the website, but Thomas suggested people interested call to see if they qualify for corporate discounts offered by several area employers and to take advantage of monthly promotions that are available.
“We encourage people to come and tour our facility,” she said.
The Westboro Tennis & Swim Club is located at 35 Chauncy St. in Westborough. Hours of operation vary by facility, but the fitness center and pool open at 5:30 a.m. for early exercisers and stay open until 9 or 10 p.m. The outdoor pool is open until dark during the summer. For detailed information on hours, programs available and membership, visit the website, www.thewestboroclub.com, or call 508-366-1222.
Editor's Note: The preceding is not an endorsement and is presented for informational purposes only.