Greensboro Tennis Program spreads the gospel of competitive racket flailing by maintaining the courts and stewarding lessons, clinics, and tournament play over seven Greensboro tennis sites. Its staff of tennis masters presides over a thriving junior development program with more than 70 young baseliners that have a North Carolina State ranking, which can be attributed to instructors' success in teaching proper stroke technique, footwork, and changeover intimidation tactics. The Program also hosts clinics for adults and United States Tennis Association tournaments for players of all ages and abilities throughout the year.
In fast-paced matches, gals on the all-female, skater-owned Greensboro Roller Derby dash around the track, throwing hips and shoulders into opposing skaters in a full-contact race for the high score. In the booming sport of roller derby, teams sets up on a flat track, each positioning four blockers in front and a jammer close behind. Jammers dash forward while battling and dodging blockers, scoring one point for each blocker who is passed or hypnotized with a pocket watch. The sport rewards agility, speed, and wearing burly kneepads, as jammers face a gauntlet of menacing bumps, blocks, bear hugs, and grandmotherly cheek pinches on the road to victory. In the exciting November matchup, the Battleground Betties will defend their June victory against the Mad Dollies, who arrive amped up by a recent win in October, and December's championship match will pit the top two teams (TBD) against one another in a furious final bout. Despite the merciless skating techniques in play, the gals' good humor shows in their voluptuous costumes, outlandish alter-ego monikers, and jovial piledrivers.
The certified swimming coaches of Swim Fanatics Swim Club instruct wee waders ages 2–15 in proper swimming technique and water-safety basics, with a maximum of six swimmers per coach and one coach per four kids ages 2–9. Tadpoles will practice breathing and basic strokes as well as proper Marco Polo evasions and boogie-board Morse code. Each week has a theme, such as Purple People Eaters "Dino Discovery," which supplements its aquativity with nature-filled treks through park grounds as kids search for an elusive T. rex that frequently hides itself by donning Groucho glasses. Children also get a chance to escape the summer sun's stink eye with indoor group adventures and craft time. Parents should equip children's backpacks with plenty of sunscreen and a change of clothes for terrestrial activities. Camps are held rain or shine.
At Greensboro Sportsplex, guests can cheer on a roller-derby bout, join a pickup basketball game, and go for a cool-down jog on the treadmill without ever leaving the building. As an all-purpose stop for anyone craving activity, the expansive locale allows its visitors to choose their degree of game involvement: leagues, sports lessons, and tournaments cater to competitive types, whereas open play sessions prompt more casual meet-ups on the courts. The facility ushers every age group toward exercise with specialized programs, such as summer camps for children and senior classes on pickleball.
With eight indoor basketball courts, four soccer fields, and a roller-hockey rink, the Sportsplex is a sanctuary for versatile players and viewers who usually watch games through a kaleidoscope. Alongside the designated game arenas, the Rush! fitness complex preps muscles for fundamental strength and agility.
Chief Instructor Ed Catalano teaches traditional Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do, one of the original Kwans in Korea, and passes his knowledge onto his students at Defensive Martial Arts. Adults and children alike come to the studio and kick and jump across the traditional red and blue mats. Through his classes, Mr. Catalano hopes to instill more than just a knowledge of martial arts in his students. His classes also teach self-defense, leadership, fitness, discipline, and respect while students gain self-confidence.
Every year, The Carolina Weddings Show brings spouses-to-be together with professionals for a one-stop nuptial networking event. Couples explore vendor booths dedicated to every aspect of a dream weddings, stopping to chat with caterers, review the work of local photographers, and test the skills of local bakeries by smashing a cake and seeing if they can put it back together. Hourly fashion shows display the latest gowns and tuxedos for brides and grooms.