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Patch Picks: Where to Snag Sports Equipment in Newton

The school year is off to a great start, and it’s time to outfit your student athlete. Or maybe it’s time for you to get back to your sport now that they kids are back in school. Here are our picks for where to find sporting goods.

– EMS specializes in outdoor equipment. Whether you’re looking to hike the trails at Hemlock Gorge or kayak the Charles River, you can find whatever you need to become one with nature. Check their outlet department (in store and online) for some sporting bargains.

- There is very little sports-related you can’t find at Modell’s. Team and individual sports equipment? Check. Workout clothing and equipment? Check. Gear for winter and water sports? Check. Speaking of checks, check out their weekly circular for the best bargains.

Boston Ski + Tennis  - The newest addition to the Needham Street “Sports Mile,” Boston Ski + Tennis sells exactly what you’d think it would: equipment for skiing and playing tennis. But they also rent snowboards and skis, restring tennis racquets and can hook you up with everything you need to hit the slopes or the courts.

– One of the oldest businesses in Newton, Adolph’s is a reliable source for all things sports-related. They’re the go-to guys for uniforms and custom printing of t-shirts, etc. so chances are if your child is playing on a school or town team, you’re going to be visiting Adolph’s. Their friendly, helpful staff makes shopping there a pleasure.

– If you and your student athlete don’t have the right footwear for your sport, you might as well sit on the sidelines. The Barn has a mind-boggling selection of athletic shoes, with every major brand and type represented. They also carry sportswear, and since they’ve been in business since 1948 you know you’re giving your support to a business that can “go the distance.”

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