Sports Briefs: 08.31.17

Local Sports Notes

National Picks

Recently joining Chasen Dubs and Amanda Calabrese as selectees for the national under-19 Life Saving Association team that is to compete in New Zealand from Nov. 25 to Dec. 5 were Val Ferraro, Maggie Purcell, and Isabella Swanson, who were among the Hamptons Lifeguard Association’s place-winners in the national lifesaving championships in Daytona Beach, Fla., earlier this month.

Purcell, 17, won the open division’s board rescue event and placed third in the u-19 rescue race. Ferraro, 17, was the u-19 champion in beach flags, and Swanson, 17, placed second in the Ironwoman and surf ski events and took third in the u-19 rescue race. Dubs, 16, and Calabrese, a Stanford University sophomore who has three national beach flags titles to her credit, have represented the United States in international competitions before.


The Clubhouse

Scott Rubenstein, the managing partner of the East Hampton Indoor-Outdoor Tennis Club, said this week that The Clubhouse (so named in a contest by Carly Emanuel), which will include 10 bowling lanes, three bocce courts, 40-plus arcade games, a golf simulator, a restaurant and sports lounge with multiple large-screen TVs, and a mini-golf course that will be lighted for nighttime play, is expected to open in February.

Twenty-percent discounts, he added, will be available to local first responders, volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians, and to men and women who have served or who are at present serving their country. 

“Something is also in the works for Bonac alums who stayed,” Rubenstein said.