10 Places to Shop for Sports Buffs

Patch's guide to holiday gifts for the sports enthusiasts in your life.

Looking to please that active sports buff this holiday season? We've compiled a list of nearby shops and businesses that offer everything your fitness fan could want.

1. To shop for a variety of sports items, make Modell's your first stop. Choose from an extensive selection of sport and exercise equipment, clothing, accessories and sneakers at this sport superstore. You'll also find items for billards, darts, furniture, indoor games, poker and table games.

2. If you're looking for gear or sports equipment, look no further than . The sporting giant on Veterans Memorial Highway offers everything from gym bags to exercise machines and camping gear. Not sure what to get? Pick up a gift certificate and let your sports buff decide for themselves.

3. For golfers, in East Northport has everything. If you want to pick up a new pair of clubs, golf shoes or accessories, this is the place. They also have an on-site repair and customization shop.

4. in the Peppertree Commons strip mall is a collector's paradise. They specialize in authentic signed memorabilia in baseball, basketball, hockey, football and other sports. They also carry sports cards and display cases for the serious collector.

5. If you're looking to shop for a tennis buff, on Commack Road carries a variety of racquets, bags, sneakers and more. They also offer racquet demos and five active stringing machines. Gift certificates are also available.

6. A membership to is ideal for those seeking some action. They hold tournaments and leagues in every sport from tennis to dodgeball.

7. For cycling buffs, carries all major bicycle brands from toddlers to adults. They also offer a wide array of bike accessories and perform expert repairs.

8. For the fishing fanatic in your life, a trip to , at 120 Main Street in Kings Park has it all. Open seven days a week, this takle shop offers stocks rods, reels. hooks, lures, rigs, books, videos and even gift certificates. 

9. Lacrosse Unlimited in Hauppauge is a one-stop shop for your LAX player. There, you can pick up equipment, clothes, accessories or gift certificates. 

10. Because even the biggest sports fans have to relax once in a while, Dreamseat of Commack designs chairs with interchangable custom-embriodered panels featuring all major sports teams. This unique gift is sure to please any sport fanatic.


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