A sports club is a diversified institution aligned towards multiple sports. It may have several teams and various sports for its members. Historically, clubs were recreational facilities for army officers of colonial England in its colonies. The world’s top 10 exclusive sports clubs are:-
1. E @ Columbus Circle in New York, USA
The facilities provided at this club include a gym, a huge 246-feet lap pool, fitness classes and a spa. This is an invitation-only club and therefore, caters only to its members. Private cabanas have been provided for changing. With an area of 41,000 square feet, this club presents the E lounge, where members get to surf the net, have fresh fruit or watch plasma TVs. The membership fee for this club is $25,000.
2. The Aviation Club in Dubai, UAE
The facilities provided here include tennis, squash, swimming, gym, sauna, aerobics, physiotherapy, plunge pools and a spa. It has eight outdoor tennis courts, two championship squash courts and also a huge array of food, from French to Japanese. This club hosts many concerts through the year and also, the Dubai Tennis championship matches.
3. The Houstonian Club in Houston, USA
The facilities here are inclusive of rock-climbing, squash, racquetball, tennis, paddleball, indoor as well as outdoor running areas, gym and a swimming pool. Though the membership fee is only $300 here, the initiation fee is $22,000, with a workout area of more than 20,000 square feet.
4. Bosse Sports & Health Club in Sudbury, USA
The facilities include group training studios, tennis courts, swimming pools, golf, climbing walls, gym, lifestyle and performance centre, gym and a cafeteria. The annual membership fee is $50,000. The most exclusive facilities here are airport limo service, chefs, valets, dry cleaning, shoe cleaning and personal nutritional shopping.
5. The Madison Square Club in New York, USA
The facilities here include two fully equipped training studios, the latest workout equipment, dressing rooms with steam showers and a juice bar. The membership fee here is $20,000 annually. The famous celebrity trainer David Kirsch works here. Only six members are allowed on a floor at one time.
6. The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers in New York, USA
The state-of-the-art facilities here include basketball courts, indoor sand volleyball court, 14,000-square feet strong deck, 100 cardio machines, a boxing ring, quarter-mile track and pool, 10,000-square feet climbing wall, 2 sundecks overlooking the Hudson River, a spa and yoga.
7. The Harbour Club in London, UK
The facilities here include an 82-foot swimming pool, a Pilates studio, group exercise studios, spa and clinic, gym, pro shop, 46 feet waterfall pool, 13 indoor tennis courts, 4 outdoor courts and a restro bar.
8. Reebok Sports Club in London, UK
The facilities include basketball, badminton, netball, a football sports hall, gym, 75 feet swimming pool, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, indoor golf and a 43 feet climbing wall. This club has three floors and 100,000 square feet of space. There’s a restro bar and also, a ball room. There is a monthly membership instead of an annual one, with no contracts.
9. The Sports Club/LA in Los Angeles, USA
The facilities at this sports club comprise of outdoor paddle tennis courts, racquet courts, junior Olympic swimming pool, kids club, medical centre, group exercise studios, basketball and gym. Additional services include valet parking, hair salon, bar, spa and a restaurant. Only cell phones are not entertained here since the clientele includes major celebrities.
10. The Royal Bangkok Sports Club in Bangkok, Thailand
The facilities provided at this club include cricket, driving range, golf, martial arts, basketball, billiards and a lot more. It has a gourmet restaurant too and a staff of more than 110 people.