For Immediate Release

Date: 11/30/21 

Contact: Peter Smith 

Phone: 617-448-7016 


The Outing Club Finds a New Home 

NEW LONDON, NH – After decades of exploring options, The Outing Club is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement to make the current Mountainside Racquet and Fitness Center in Sutton its new home. 

In association with private donors, The Outing Club has signed a long term lease with an option to purchase the current Mountainside tennis facility in addition to outright purchasing the tennis and fitness programs. The Outing Club does not anticipate implementing major changes to the 

current programs at Mountainside. The non-profit is excited to work with the existing team to continue to grow and expand programming for both the youth and adults in the greater Kearsarge area. 

“This is a major milestone for our organization, and one that couldn’t have been possible without all the hard work of our board, volunteers, and community stakeholders” says Peter Smith, Board President of The Outing Club. “I look forward to working with all parties involved to build on the enthusiasm behind this endeavor, ensure a smooth transition, and explore additional programming. We look at this as a strong foundation in realizing a vision for creating an indoor space that all ages can utilize across all our existing and future programming. This is a significant step toward creating a very special place for the greater Kearsarge community.”


“It was always our hope that an individual and/or organization like the Outing Club would acquire what we built and continue to expand our dream,” says Laura Joslin-King and Richard King, owners of Mountainside Racquet and Fitness. “The OC is a perfect fit, and having sat with their leadership team and listened to their vision, we couldn’t be more thrilled to be handing over the business to such a capable team who share in our vision of athletic programming for all ages.”

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