Practicing your singles game at a tennis club is a lot like practicing your singles game at a dance club, in that both require fancy footwork, a special outfit, and the ability to stay away from love. Brush up on your game with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a six-week baseline adult tennis program, plus a six-week membership, at Five Seasons Family Sports Club in Westlake (a $115 value).
The six-week baseline tennis program at Five Seasons Family Sports Club infuses beginners ages 18 and older with a passion for the game through energetic weekly lessons. Racket rockers learn from a team of experienced pros on climate-controlled indoor courts and adventurous outdoor courts completely at the mercy of the climate. Students harness basic footwork, forehand, and backhand strokes in a group setting. Social events let fellow net apprentices compare notes throughout the course, including a welcome reception, a member-appreciation party, and a graduation mixer. Any student not born with rackets for arms—or who simply doesn't own one—can borrow one from the club. The fall session starts on Monday, October 10, with classes scheduled for 7 p.m. –8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, for 9 a.m.–10 a.m. Fridays, and 3 p.m.–4 p.m. Saturdays. Students should call the club of their choice for complete scheduling information.
During the six-week baseline tennis program, the facilities at the Five Seasons Family Sports Club welcome all court conquerors. When not practicing the game where love counts for nothing and winning means everything, patrons can hit the basketball courts, take a dip in the pool or whirlpool, sweat it out in the sauna, and build endurance on more than 100 cardio and strength machines.
Five Seasons Family Sports Club
The Five Seasons Family Sports Club houses tennis courts, a dining area, fitness facilities, swimming pools, and a full-service spa under one roof. Within air-conditioned indoor courts or on outdoor clay courts, racquet slingers compete in friendly bouts to sharpen swings, refine backhands, and showcase grunting abilities. Members can also break a sweat in exercise areas speckled with modern cardio equipment and weights or cool off in an Olympic-sized pool with diving wells and wading areas. Before meeting others for a postgame beverage at the lively café, clients can wander to the spa for a relaxing massage or partake in a sports workshop to gain a firm grasp on game mechanics.