Florida Tennis Center's one-hour clinics acquaint beginner and novice racqueteers with tennis fundamentals in an instructive, competitive environment. Players are grouped by age and ability, so baseline apprentices can begin to master tennis's trying techniques among those equally versed in the art of yellow-orb smashing. Glide across one of the complex's 24 green-clay courts as the ball machine serves up shots to batter cross-court with a textbook low-to-high forehand, a firm-wristed volley, or a highly illegal—but still impressive—scissor-kick. The club provides free loaner racquets to those yet to wrangle their own set of strings and the final class consists of a one-hour supervised practice match where players can test their meddle against fellow classmates and berate imaginary line judges.
Newdash Tennis decks out amateur tennis players and aspiring pros alike with gear that lets them fire their best serves and smash their best crosscourt winners. Newcomers to the sport can start out by picking up the sport's equipment basics?a shiny new racquet by Yonex or Angell as well as a tube of tennis balls. More seasoned veterans, meanwhile, can up their style quotient with the shop's assortment of tennis bags by Court Couture, apparel by Tasc and Bolle, and sunglasses by Maui Jim.
Errol Estate Country Club's three pristine 9-hole golf courses, all designed by renowned course architect Joe Lee in 1973, provide players with a fun and relaxing golf experience. Golfers can enjoy an 18-hole round for two on any combination of the courses they wish, made easy to navigate via an included golf cart.
The head coach at Tennis In Orlando is a big believer in practice. As such, he recommends that players hit tennis balls as much as they can, whether that means volleying against the side of a house or rallying with a player of equal or better skill over a pile of apples in the grocer’s produce section. During lessons, he observes players to identify both their strengths and weaknesses. Next, he’ll offer up advice and design a variety of drills that home in on the areas where they could use improvement.
As a USPTA-certified tennis instructor, David Kuhlman draws upon 12 years of coaching experience to impart the game's finer points to groups and individuals. He couples his hard-earned experience with video technology to analyze his students' serves, volleys, and ground strokes. After reviewing the tape, he's able to make recommendations for improving mechanical flaws ranging from a grip that's too tight to a grunt that's a little over the top. He also employs the USTA QuickStart program to help players under the age of 10 make smooth forays into the professional game.