A longtime tennis player, Mark Platt began teaching the sport as soon as he graduated from high school. However, after a brief period of instructing at local country clubs, he realized that his heart wasn’t in the work. The country clubs catered to intermediate and advanced players, and Mark wanted to teach beginners. In the absence of a satisfactory beginning tennis program in the area, he founded Mark Platt’s Beginner’s World Tennis in 1984.
As a tennis instructor, Mark has won numerous awards from such prestigious publications as Tennis Pro and Tennis Industry, according to the St. Louis Business Journal. Specifically geared toward beginners, his program combines lessons with special events including camps, leagues, and parties designed to encourage socializing—so far, his program has spawned 53 marriages. He and his small staff have big plans for the beginning tennis world; this year alone, they expect to introduce 10,000 adults, children, and marionettes to the sport.
Servers bearing 3-foot skewers of slow-cooked meat circulate the dining room looking for green ?go? cards. When diners flash them, they arrive at tables and carve slices of top sirloin, lamb, pork, and chicken?each smoked over mesquite wood?until they?re told to stop. Although the restaurant undoubtedly caters to carnivores, guests who prefer veggies can munch on meatless feasts composed of 35 different items, including caramelized bananas, Brazilian mashed potatoes, and pasta.
Club Fitness makes exercise accessible, offering dozens of group classes to participants of all fitness levels at more than 20 locations throughout the St. Louis area. Teams of instructors lead lessons in activities such as cycling, ab-focused exercises, kickboxing, Pilates, yoga, and Zumba aerobics.
When you stay at Crowne Plaza Saint Louis - Clayton in Clayton, you'll be in the business district and close to Saint Louis Galleria Mall and St. Louis Art Museum. This hotel is within close proximity of Componere Gallery and St. Louis Art Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 241 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. 37-inch flat-panel televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a sauna. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and an arcade/game room.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is included.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, an Internet point, and a computer station. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
For nearly half a century, clients have been stopping into The Posh Nosh Deli to dig into hot and cold sandwiches, hot matzo-ball soup, and the buckets of pickles and kraut that top every table. Reuben sandwiches are a shop specialty with five incarnations that include the Rebecca (pastrami instead of corned beef), the veggie Reuben (sliced tomato instead of meat), and the Rachel (turkey pastrami). Those who prefer not to know their sandwich on a first-name basis can try classic roast beef, kosher beef salami, or a smoked club loaded with ham, smoked turkey, smoked gouda, and bacon. Any sandwich can be made "New York Style" by doubling the meat and then stuffing it into a giant apple.
Knowing their clients don’t always have time to stop in, The Posh Nosh Deli also delivers premade lunch boxes that pair a favorite sandwich with chips, a chocolate-chip cookie, and a deli pickle. The family-owned shop opens its doors from breakfast until late afternoon, with staff explaining the differing tastes of the meats, cheeses, and deli sides, which can be sliced by the pound or to fit any standard pants pocket.