On the 24 lighted courts of John Drew Smith Tennis Center, Carl Hodge and his team of instructors guide adults and children in the fine art of clobbering tennis balls. Hodge carries a No. 1 doubles ranking in the Southern Section of the United States Tennis Association, and he uses his expertise to keep students prepared for challenging matches or mutant grapefruit invasions. The adult and child programs offered by Middle Georgia Tennis are presented in four progressive levels, beginning with essential serving and swing techniques and leading up to positioning and strategies to avoid hitting the ball runner.
For more than two decades, Olympia Family Fun Center has helped guests young and old get their groove on with a wooden roller-skating rink, snack bar, and O-zone?an on-site dance club for teenagers. The rink's fluorescent lights and energetic, upbeat tunes keep skaters in motion as they loop around the rink, passing slower skaters and high-fiving onlookers who have really great hair.
Voted Favorite College Bar by readers of The 11th Hour, Bottoms Up sates thirsts for fermentation and fun within a young, beach-themed atmosphere. The friendly bartenders pour a lineup of economical elixirs designed with both the student and young professional in mind, including well drinks ($4), specialty cocktails ($5), and shots ($5). Domestic draft beers gratify cravings for that fresh-from-the-tap flavor ($3), and domestic bottled beers entertain bar flies with their familiar taste and knowledge of local zoning laws ($3).
The Edge 14 theater projects new releases onto the silver screen in high style with luxurious facilities and delectable snacks. Cinephiles can choose from any of the shows playing on the eight screens—including 3-D flicks—taking care of any last minute Oscar catch-up or continuing an unbroken 14-year boycott of all nominated films due to the 70th Academy Awards' snubbing of Con Air's "How Do I Live" for Best Original Song. Dip your mandibles into a large popcorn, included with your tickets, and purchase a self-serve drink replete with free refills. Once tickets and snacks have been procured, film lovers repair to the opulent auditoriums, sinking into fully reclining seats for optimum viewing comfort or—for those who can only fall asleep when surrounded by bright lights and loud noises—a comfortable napping spot for hyper-realistic dream sequences.
Connecting urbanites with nature's splendor, Ocmulgee Expeditions supplies the equipment and expert guidance for a unique and educational adventure on the Ocmulgee River. After meeting at the Spring Street Boat Ramp, patrons are shuttled to the launching point at Amerson Water Works Park. Canoe cadets and their mentors then push off, free to roam the vast stretches of water and marvel at the lush scenery. Throughout the journey, wild hogs, deer, turtles, and myriad species of fish pose for photos and hushed British voice-overs. The river jaunt usually lasts between one to three hours and runs aground at the parking lot of its origin, furnishing car rides home with memories of Ocmulgee River's beautiful vistas and alluring wildlife.