If sports are your passion, then these suburbs should be on your must-tour list.
Want to get in the mix in your new town STAT? Join a sports team for adults in the NYC suburbs. Whether you’re all about pickleball, love softball, or want to break a sweat on the court, there’s no doubt a team for you. And if you’re feeling a little less athletic than you were in your teens and 20s? Check out leagues for everything from cornhole to dodgeball and more.
#1. Rye, NY
The Rye Recreation Department organizes adult basketball, softball and cornhole (yes, competitive cornhole) leagues for adults. Get more information about joining on the rec department’s site. And if you have little ones? Bring them along – Rye has equally impressive youth soccer, softball, lacrosse and little league programs.
#2. Larchmont, NY
Basketball lovers can join the Larchmont Newcomers League for some friendly competition with their new neighbors. Games are held on Mondays at the Hommocks School – which is conveniently close to local favorite Sherwood’s, ideal for a post-game drink.
#3. Mamaroneck, NY
In the neighboring town of Mamaroneck, locals can join a very competitive adult volleyball league through the recreation department. If you played in high school or college, this is a great chance to show off your skills. But there are tons of other ways to get involved if volleyball isn’t your thing. Keep an eye on the rec department’s site – the town regularly puts on adult kayaking clinics, yoga classes and more.
#4. New Rochelle, NY
A Game Sports is a hub for athletics in New Rochelle. This indoor sports facility is popular for birthday parties and youth leagues but they also host an adult soccer league on certain weeknights. Reach out to the complex if you’re interested in joining a team.
#5. Chappaqua, NY
Adult softball is popular in Chappaqua and open to all ages and skill levels. Games are held near the Chappaqua train station so if you do have to commute, it’s easy to hop off the train and head straight to the field.
#6. Ardsley, NY
For a throwback to high school gym class, adults can join the co-ed dodgeball league in Ardsley. While people can take this game pretty seriously it’s mainly an opportunity to do something active and meet new people. Dodgeball teams often go out for a drink after the matches and this can be a great time to actually get to know the other people on your team.
#7. Armonk, NY
The Armonk Indoor Sports Center offers men’s and women’s soccer leagues as well as adult tennis programs. You can also sign up for tennis lessons if you’re still learning the sport. If you move to town during the winter, this could be a great way to start making connections while it’s still too cold to spend a lot of time outside.
#8. Port Washington, NY
Port Washington locals can sign up for women’s volleyball, men’s basketball, men’s softball or co-ed kickball. Looking for something a little more laid back? Check out the town’s competitive cornhole league, held at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Players can even get carry-out drink specials from the nearby Inventor’s Brewpub to enjoy while they play.
#9. Rockville Centre, NY
Locals over 40 can join the Rockville Centre basketball league – a program that has been going strong since 1992. This league is all about sportsmanship and camaraderie and each season one person is awarded the coveted “Good Guy Award.”
Adults can also get in on the pickleball craze by signing up for a clinic or lesson through the recreation department. Once you feel comfortable with the game you can join one of the many leagues on Long Island.
#10. Long Beach, NY
If you move to Long Beach, take advantage of your waterfront location by joining a beach volleyball league. Games are held on summer evenings and a few weekends. Post-game parties are held at different bars in town so you’ll also get the chance to try new spots and make connections with your teammates.
#11. Garden City, NY
The Garden City Recreation and Parks Department offers something for everyone at the St. Paul’s Recreation Complex. Whether you’re into basketball, tennis, dance, soccer, roller hockey or volleyball there’s an adult league you can join. Check out the website for more details on the offerings and to sign up for a team. And if you’re not into sports at all, they even host adult art classes.
Settling in a different Long Island town? Scope out the offerings on the LI-Kick website. This coed sports program hosts 26 leagues across Long Island including kickball in Glen Cove and pickleball in Glen Head. No matter where on Long Island you move it shouldn’t be hard to find an adult sports league near you.
#12. Summit, NJ
At the Summit YMCA, get in the mix by joining a basketball, ping pong, volleyball, pickleball or soccer program. If you join the Y, keep an eye on the special programs to sign up for other athletic events like a mini-triathlon or group bike ride.
#13. Montclair, NJ
Men’s softball, coed basketball and tennis lessons are offered in Montclair. Soccer players can join a league in the neighboring town of Clifton. And if you are more into music than sports you can sign up for the Montclair Community Band, a welcoming group that has been a staple in the community since 1982.
#14. Westfield, NJ
Racket sports are big in Westfield and the recreation department offers pickleball and tennis programs for all skill levels. Beginner classes are offered for both sports so you can get comfortable before heading into an advanced league. The rec department also hosts Zumba, yoga, Tai Chi and pilates classes for locals.
#15. North Caldwell, NJ
North Caldwell residents along with people from neighboring towns can sign up for the women’s softball league put on by the recreation department. It’s become a summer tradition for many locals to participate in this June and July league.
Bonus: NJ Coed Sports
Similar to LI-Kicks, NJ Coed Sports is a program that offers year-round adult leagues across the state. Check out the line-up once you get settled to find a team in your new town. They offer everything including flag football, kickball, volleyball and soccer.
#16. Greenwich, CT
Greenwich has so many adult teams it might be hard to narrow down your options. There’s softball and basketball plus traditional tennis, platform tennis and pickleball for racket-sport enthusiasts. When the weather gets cold you can even sign up for ski and snowboard lessons to add a winter sport to your rotation.
#17. Norwalk, CT
There are a ton of sports leagues in Norwalk, too. The Recreation and Parks Department hosts bocce, flag football, basketball, kickball, softball and volleyball leagues. When you first move to town, join the free agent forum to connect with a team. Always wanted to join a bowling league? Now’s your chance. Big League Sports hosts an adult league at the local bowling alley.
#18. Westport, CT
Westport residents can sign up for a tennis, pickleball or ice skating clinic through the rec department. The Westport Weston YMCA hosts most of the town’s adult sports leagues. Pickleball, volleyball, badminton and basketball are regularly offered so contact the Y’s recreation department for more information on how to join.
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