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RECREATION & SPORTS   JET SKIS If you crave speed, the kind of white hot scream- ing speed that drives your blood pressure to Hima- layan levels, you have to drop by UIHLEIN’S 631- 668-3799 Montauk and sign up for one of their thoroughbred iron rides. Available for rent by the hour or day you’ll enjoy an exhilarating ride across local waters. Never done it before? They’re happy to show you the ropes.   TENNIS When you’re putting on the whites and look- ing to smack that fuzzy little ball around you have a few choices. Lucky enough to have a neighbor with a court? Know where the public courts are located? Helpful hints: East Hampton village behind the main parking lot, Sag Harbor’s Mashiashimet Park on the Sag Harbor/Bridgehampton Turnpike two miles north of that village, and the two at the Bridgehampton High School on Montauk Highway are always good shots. Last but most satisfying; join one of the area’s ten- nis clubs. Without question one of the most popular in the area is the EAST HAMPTON INDOOR TEN- NIS 631-537-8012. Located across the street from the Airport on Daniels Hole Road they offer a mind-bog- gling 8 indoor and 20 outdoor courts. Couple that with some of the best instructors in the area, enough camps and clinics to keep you running from sunup to sundown and the most professional management in 32 | Montauk / Hampton Life | August 2017 the business and you know why experts and begin- ners alike choose this facility. Out in Montauk a change is in the wind at the ten- nis facility at the Montauk Down Golf. Beginning this month East Hampton Indoor Tennis has been taken over the facility! Named MONTAUK DOWNS TEN- NIS 631-238-7160 they have a half dozen har-Tru courts to install a program very similar to East Hamp- ton. Open to the public for daily play, with seasonal membership available they’ll also offer a full fledged tennis camp and clinic open to kids and adults. Ex- pect expert instruction for all ages and levels. Looking for a private game or one-on-one instruc- tion? They’ve also taken charge of the three Hard-Tru courts at the MONTAUK YACHT CLUB 631-668- 3100. Set overlooking the Lake it is a quiet place to rally, and you don’t have to be a Yacht Club guest to arrange a game.   GOLF The East End is dotted with golf courses, many of them amongst the most prestigious in the country. The Shinnecock in Southampton has been the site of four recent US Opens with the championship return- ing for a fifth time in 2018. Next door the National is considered on a par while newer course like Sebo- nack, The Bridge and Atlantic are in their own designs equally good. Problem is, like so many courses here they are strictly private. So what’s a duffer to do? The 6500 yard Robert Trent Jones designed MON- KNOW YOUR WOODS!! O ne of the best resources for exploring the wilder side of the East End is The EAST HAMPTON TRAILS PRESER- VATION SOCIETY. Guardians of open space, maintainers of old and newly created trails your ability to walk, hike, bike or even ride a horse through thousands of acres of woods and fields is due largely to their decades long struggle to keep public, public spaces. To learn more about trails in general or to find their seasonally organized tours and outings go to www.ehtps.org. www.MontaukLife.com