Birchwood Swim and Tennis is located in historic Chappaqua, New York. It is situated on expansive property surrounded by protected Audubon Society land and is landscaped with mature, stately trees, flowerbeds and stone walkways.
The club is designed to be a family-friendly place that offers numerous programs for members of all ages. Families that choose to spend their summer days at Birchwood will find many ways to keep busy! Eight Har-Tru tennis courts, a large pool for adults and older children, a children's pool, ping-pong, a swing set, playground equipment, and a snack bar offering full meals as well as light snacks are some of the many amenities members enjoy. For those interested in competitive swimming, diving and tennis, we offer teams for all three sports. The league in which Birchwood participates organizes home and away meets and matches throughout the summer season.
Our Division 1 swim team has enjoyed great success in the past and is designed to teach young swimmers proper stroke and race strategy. Team members also enjoy the many benefits of team participation including pizza parties, potluck dinners and bagel breakfasts.
Our extensive tennis program offers a dedicated staff of teaching professionals and coaches. There are competitive and teaching programs for children, juniors and adults. A tennis camp held during the summer months offers both beginners and experienced players a chance to hone their skills and develop their match play. Interclub matches are scheduled as well. Birchwood also hosts mens' and womens' teams that participate in the adult USTA and MITL leagues.
During the cold and snowy winter months, many Birchwood members play paddle tennis on our lighted courts equipped with snow melting heaters. A warming hut provides a place for social gatherings during the paddle season. League play is also available for those interested.
Social events scheduled throughout the summer include a Memorial Day party for the whole family, Fourth of July festivities, a sleepover night, movies under the stars, and the famous Birchwood Clambake, an adults-only event featuring live music and lobster! Birthday parties for children may be arranged as well utilizing our shaded picnic table area and patio. Our newly renovated clubhouse offers changing rooms, showers, and restroom facilities. In 2006 we installed a pool heater so that members can swim and enjoy the club earlier in the season.
Birchwood is the ideal place to spend your summer in Chappaqua. Everyone, from the most active family who spend their days playing tennis and swimming, to those that prefer a shady spot by the pool to catch up on their reading, will find the perfect summer place at Birchwood.