9 Places to Shop for Sports Fans

Visit these local specialized sports store to pick up equipment or memorabilia for a sports fan this holiday season.

Finding the perfect gift for your athlete or sports fanatic can be challenging, from the equipment they wish to have to the perfect piece of their favorite team.

Here's a guide to shops in town with the selection and experience to help you find what you need:

*Lacrosse Unlimited off Route 347 in Hauppauge is every lacrosse players' dream. The store carries a wide variety of sticks, protective gear and more. Purchase clothing for your aspiring youth player featuring their favorite collegiate team logo as inspiration.

*Head over to Port Jefferson Sporting Goods Pro Shop at The Rinx for all your winter sporting good needs on the ice. The shop carries gear for ice hockey and figure skating including skates, gloves, sticks, equipment bags and outfits. There's also a selection of sports jerseys from NHL teams for their fans.

*For the all-season athlete and fan, visit Sports Plaza in Islandia Shopping Center off Veterans Highway. The store carries basic sporting equipment for major sports as well as memorabilia.

*Help your slugger towards their dream of batting like a pro at Matt Guiliano's Play Like A Pro. This indoor facility features batting cages, professional lessons, strengthening and conditioning and more. An RBI membership starts at $125 and includes a free batting lesson and discounts on lessons, clinics, camps and birthday parties.

*On Smithtown's East Main Street, there's Port Jeff Sportsthe larger storefront of The Rinx's Pro Shop. At this location, the retailer stocks baseball, lacrosse, soccer and other team sporting goods. It sells both replica team jerseys in addition to sporting apparel and accessories.

*Modells, a sports mega-store on Jericho Turnpike in nearby Commack, stocks a variety of sports equipment, memorabilia and sports wear for men, women, children throughout the seasons. Find jerseys for favorite MLB, NHL, NBA and NCAA teams. There's also an assortment of indoor games including billiards, darts, table tennis, poker and more.

*If you still haven't found what you are looking for, head over to Dick's Sporting Goods in Commack off Jericho Turnpike. This store carries everything from team sports to equipment for outdoors adventures.

*Find something for the Dad who like to hit the fairways at Golfsmith in Northport. Find golf balls, shoes, clubs, sets, bags and other equipment that can make relaxing on the greens that much more enjoyable.

*For those who like anything that rolls, check out Smithtown Bicycle and Fitness. The store specializes in nearly everything with wheels from street bikes to mountain bikes, vintage bikes, skateboards, peddle cars and scooters.


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