By Dani Frank

Fighting for court time and battling the elements are a few of the trials and tribulations of playing tennis, basketball, on public courts. A trip to the intramural fields for some impromptu soccer practice can be quickly derailed when the varsity team has staked their claim first. Reserve court time, take to the rock -climbing wall, and even leave the kids with an on-site babysitter, as a member at one of Connecticut’s sports centers and racquet clubs. Get fit and focused at one of these four facilities, and when you’re finished, hit the private showers.

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The Sportsplex
85 Mill Plain Road
Fairfield, CT 06471
(203) 683-0000

This two-year-old facility in Fairfield is a metropolis of fitness, a venue providing members with access to an ice skating rink, pilates, indoor climbing, a field house of turf fields, and soon-to-arrive eating establishments and a wellness center. Simply put, the Sportsplex has it all. Serving a target audience of young athletes-in-training, camps, clinics and sports schools to work with your kids’ availability, coordinating training with summer and winter vacations. Practice hot yoga, check out the art of capoeira or explore parkour at the Sportsplex.

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Trumbull Racquet Club
35 Lindeman Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203) 374-8622

Maybe your backhand is getting a little rusty over the winter, or your serves aren’t making it over the net. The Trumbull Racquet Club is here to help, with clinics, sessions, and plenty of perks to keep you on the court. Childcare for preschool aged children is complimentary for parents playing Monday through Friday from 9 to 3 pm. The convenient book and play policy entitles members enrolled in adult or junior clinics to court time on the day that they call to reserve it. Add in dressing rooms, private showers and championship courts, and play-time on the public courts will be a thing of the past.

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The Sports Zone
29 Trefoil Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203) 268-1214

Lucky for Connecticut residents, the largest indoor sports field in New England is situated in right in Fairfield County, at Trumbull’s The Sports Zone. Start your soccer stars and lacrosse players early, with classes and camps for players beginning at 3 years and older. For parents yearning for the tube socks and athletic shorts of yesteryear, an adult dodgeball league will be a welcome retreat to middle school gym class. Kids can keep busy in the Sports Zone’s arcade, as you enjoy an hour and a half of dodging, ducking and diving.


SoNo Field House
365 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 604-9030

South Norwalk’s Field House keeps SoNo-ites looking fit and firm, with 52,000 square feet of space facilitating a climb on their rock wall, or a game of pick-up baseball. Adult and children’s leagues allow athletes of all ages to participate in lacrosse, field hockey and a slew of other sports. Join the two-year old sports/fitness center for activities you won’t find in your average gym, from the popular adventure area, housing a high-flying ropes course, to the expertise of trained lacrosse coaches conducting clinics.

Dani Frank is a fashion, travel and culture enthusiast and writer living in Easton, Connecticut. A recent graduate of Hofstra University, she is most happy when traversing the East Coast and beyond and documenting it all for curious readers. Read her further work at