Ribbon Cutting Marks Opening of
Spark Fitness and Tennis
James Maimonis, Manager, Media & Communications | June 13, 2019
ANDOVER, MA- On Monday, June 10, Adam Molda and his staff celebrated the official opening of their brand new, state-of-the-art tennis facility, Spark Fitness and Tennis Club, in Andover, MA. Owner Adam Molda’s nearly yearlong vision and plan for his new club came to fruition on Monday, as he held the club’s ribbon cutting ceremony.
“It’s beyond exciting,” Molda said. “This is the culmination of a lot of hard work. I had a vision, a plan, and after hiring my amazing staff, they’ve already taken things beyond my wildest dreams.”
Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce President, Joe Bevilacqua, and Assistant Vice President, Mike Bevilacqua, were on hand on Monday, and upon presenting Spark with its Chamber certificate, were immediately impressed with the new facility.
“We’re very excited for Spark. ADVERTISEMENT It’s a tremendous opportunity for businessmen and women alike as well as the residents who live in and around the region, to come and have a great fitness experience. It’s a fantastic facility, and we’re looking forward to seeing great success,” said Joe Bevilacqua.
Spark is the sixth tennis facility to open on the 35-year old Andover property. Most recently, the space served as a temporary location for Cedardale Health and Fitness following a 2017 fire that caused more than $2 million in damages.
At the time, Molda, was working as the Director of Tennis at Cedardale, and when he and the club decided to go their separate ways, his vision to open a club of his own began to come together.
“I’ve done a lot in my career, and one of the things I’ve wanted to do is help more people and make a difference in more people’s lives,” Molda said. “This vision was something that came about very recently, but once I envisioned this, it’s something I truly wanted and had this pull to do it. I wanted to create a club that makes a difference and bring many strong-knit communities under one roof.”
The club features four tennis courts, an impressive lineup of workout equipment, yoga and fitness studios, a daycare center, an experienced and friendly staff, and is home to the newly completed Andover CrossFit gym.
“The reason I love tennis is that it promotes a healthy lifestyle and also creates a community of people. What I didn’t want was a place where people just come in and run on a treadmill. I wanted our fitness to emulate the best parts of tennis, which is why all of our fitness and CrossFit classed are done in groups,” Molda said.
“Our members will truly feel a warmness,” he added. “We are a big club with a small club feel. From the staff and members already, you can see that we care about you and your tennis or fitness journey. We want to help you succeed on that journey and really make a difference in people’s lives, and that’s the big difference with our club.”
Molda has surrounded himself with a staff he knows and trusts more than anyone. His wife, Jessica, is right by his side in the day-to-day operations, while Director of Tennis, Evan Sideman, and Operations Manager, Janelle Boksanski, have worked alongside Molda for decades and were “must haves” at the new club. In addition, Molda has hired a number passionate of tennis pros and fitness and performance coaches.
“I’m very excited for this new chapter of my life. I’ve worked with Adam for a long time, and it’s exciting to see him own his own club and to be a part of it,” Sideman said. “The best change is the people I’m around. All around, from trainers, to tennis pros, to Adam, we are filled with good personalities, good people and good ideas, and it’s nice to be a part of something new and fun.”
Molda unofficially opened the club for tennis and fitness opportunities back in May, and since, the reception has been overwhelming. Spark already has 12 USTA League teams lined up for summer, will host junior tournaments every weekend for the foreseeable future, and has a waitlist for its aerobic doubles Cardio Tennis class.
In addition, Spark plans to host junior Team Challenge events as well as lessons, open court time and various adult and junior programs.
“Everyone has been very receptive thus far, and tennis is starting to pick up. We are about to launch our summer program and plan to host tournaments all throughout the summer,” Sideman said. “Once people get in the door and see the clientele we have, hopefully it’ll be something that keeps them here.”
Molda will host a “Grand Opening” celebration at the club on Saturday, June 15.
"Although this has been hard work, it’s really been a ton of fun and hasn’t felt like work. It has truly felt right from the beginning,” Molda said. “I’m so excited to have people come in and be excited to be here. Both Andover and USTA New England have been very receptive, and I really believe with our great team in place, we are on our way to making an impact on people’s lives."
For more information, visit www.sparkfitnessandtennis.com.