Cherry Hill Health & Racquet Club (CHHRC), Cherry Hill, New Jersey, was sold for an undisclosed sum this week, according to a media release from CHHRC.
Chuck Epstein sold the club to Jamie Sulzman, CEO of Sulzman Associates and owner of Hockessen Indoor Tennis, Wilmington, Delaware, and Penn Oaks Tennis and Fitness, West Chester, Pennsylvania. Both of those facilities are about 60 miles from CHHRC.
Sulzman, who purchased the club from Chuck Epstein, grew up in South Jersey and played tennis at CHHRC. He has taught tennis for 23 years and played No. 1 singles and doubles tennis for West Chester University.
Sulzman intends to keep the club name, services, programs, memberships and structure, as well as its staff, including General Manager Bill Lemanski, according to the release.
In 2016, CHHRC received an award from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as one of 12 winners in the 35th annual USTA Facility Awards Program. The award recognizes excellence in construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country.
CHHRC opened in 1971 and is the largest tennis and multi-sport facility in the Delaware Valley at more than 160,000 square feet.
“Over the past 35 years, I have had the privilege and pleasure of getting to know many of the members,” says former owner Chuck Epstein. “I’ve had the opportunity to see their children, and some of their children’s children grow up. I have watched members work hard to have a healthier lifestyle, having fun playing sports, and work out at CHHRC. I am proud of what we have built, with the support and commitment of our members and look forward to seeing the club continue to grow under Jamie’s expertise.”