Premier Facility of the Year!
USTA Named CHHRC Middle States Premier Facility of the Year – three consecutive years in a row – 2014, 2015 & 2016!
The USTA Middle States Section (USTA MS) has long been home to many productive and diverse tennis facilities. In an effort to recognize tennis facilities that represent all ages in providing well-rounded tennis programming, USTA MS initiated a list of Premier Facilities. CHHRC was recognized for outstanding customer service, actively partnering with the surrounding area to promote tennis through USTA and tennis activities such as Play Days and Kids Clubs. CHHRC was also recognized for fundraising initiatives and outreach to local schools and community-based organizations.
2015 Parisi Voted #1 Gym in America by the Active Times
Thanks to its enthusiastic members who are entirely satisfied with all this gym has to offer, Parisi Speed School effortlessly stole the number one spot on our best gyms list this year. The franchise has more than 85 locations in about 30 different states all with the mission of helping its members improve their athletic abilities. “Parisi has exceptionally enthusiastic and encouraging instructors,” one survey respondent said, adding that the gym will get results for anyone who puts the time in. —Katie Rosenbrock
In 2006, CHHRC was awarded Best Renovation/Creative Use of Space by Club Solutions Magazine
It’s challenging to turn an indoor tennis building into a successful fitness experience.
This category was a close call for our judges with just one point separating the winner from the second place finisher, but in the end, Cherry Hill Health & Racquet Club’s million dollar renovation, which transformed a tennis club into a multi-purpose facility, won out.
“It’s always challenging to turn a bare bones indoor tennis building into a successful fitness experience, and these guys did a great job with a limited budget,” says Hervey Lavoie, one of the judges of this category and president of Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative, an architectural firm that specializes in health clubs.
The club recently renovated to differentiate it from a growing number of big box clubs that had moved into its market. The focus of the renovation, done by J.K. Roller Architects, revolved around the club’s new focus on family. What had formerly been a tennis-only facility now includes a full-size wood basketball/volleyball/sport court, group exercise studio, Pilates studio, mind/body studio, women-only fitness center, physical therapy and party rooms.
“We reached the point where the club was in dire need of updating and the market was “We reached the point where the club was in dire need of updating and the market was really changing,” says Lisa Alberta, marketing director of the club. “Other clubs in our market were targeting adults, so we met with a special consultant and decided what to do. Now, we have our own niche to focus on the entire family.”