General Membership Information
Sleepy Hollow Bath and Racquet has two types of membership: equity memberships and summer-only (leasing) memberships. Membership is defined as any person living in the equity or lessee’s household for the duration of the season and is listed under the member’s profile.
- Equity members are part-owners of the club. Dues include full access to club facilities, use of the pavilions, year-round tennis access, the ability to rent a cabana or locker (when available), nanny privileges, and voting privileges. In addition to the initial equity share ($750), members must pay annual dues or risk forfeiting their equity share in the club. When equity members leave SHBR, they are entitled to sell their equity share privately, or may have SHBR sell it for them if SHBR has interested buyers. Alternatively, equity members may have SHBR lease out their membership to another family on a year-by-year basis ($125 processing fee per year). The value of an equity share has increased through the years, especially after renovations, enabling share owners to recoup the initial share price plus a profit when selling their share.
- Summer members, also called leasing members, belong to SHBR on a year-by-year basis. Those families who are on the wait list for an equity membership will have priority for summer leases as available, provided they meet the payment deadlines. Lessees have full access to all club facilities during open club hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Sleepy Hollow Bath and Racquet typically reaches membership capacity before opening day. We keep a waiting list for those seeking to belong to the club, both as equity members and summer lessees. Membership requests may be submitted any time. For either type of membership, contact the Director of Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org.