Sports in Texas

Up to 51% Off Entry to the Quest 4 Success 5K Run/Walk

San Antonio

$40 $20

Proceeds from the event go toward helping the nonprofit Project QUEST to remove skills gap in the community

Electric Foam 5K – 41% Off Entry

Dallas

$59 $35

Costumed runners get covered with foam as they enjoy a no-pressure 5K to an after-party of dancing, EDM anthems, and more foam

57% Off 5K Run

Austin

$70 $30

DJs soundtrack nighttime race that culminates in dance party complete with laser lights and neon paint

Up to 53% Off Standup-Paddleboarding Package

Lake Worth | Marina Park

$50 $25

Paddleboarders meet up with professional instructor to learn stance, stroke, and maneuvering

Up to 60% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$115 $49

Instructors teach classes in real-world self-defense, helping them gain confidence and boost fitness

Up to 69% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Maverick Athletic Club

$150 $49

World-certified bilingual instructors teach students ages 4 and older martial-arts skills

61% Off Jujitsu Classes

South Side

$100 $39

Students aged 5 and older learn self-discipline and boost overall fitness during group and private jujitsu classes

Up to 51% Off Charity Run Registration

Plano

$50 $29

Charity 5K with separate heats for competitive and casual runners, with proceeds going to local breast health programs and research

Up to 54% Off 5K Fun Run

Lubbock

$70 $40

Each participant receives a T-shirt, a goo-filled finisher's medal, a runner's bib, refreshments, and a voucher to save on an image purchase

Up to 55% Off Mixed-Martial-Arts Classes

Garvon-Jupiter Industrial Park

$99 $49

Learn mixed-martial-arts grappling techniques and strategy while boosting strength

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 56% Off Belay Class with All-Day Climbing

Amarillo

$40 $19

Aspiring climbers learn basic belaying techniques with provided gear before practicing skills with facility day pass

Up to 60% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Grand Prairie

$125 $55

Sensei draws on more than 25 years of experience to instill self-defense skills based in disciplines such as judo, Jiu Jitsu, and kickboxing

87% Off from My Dojo Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$220 $29

One-hour kickboxing classes combine cardio and resistance training; seven locations hold sessions up to six days a week

87% Off from My Dojo Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$220 $29

One-hour kickboxing classes combine cardio and resistance training; two locations hold sessions five days a week

Up to 51% Off at The Golf Club at McKinney

The Golf Club at McKinney

$180 $89

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Rolling pastureland sets the scene for course with dense clusters of forests, intersecting streams, and fast, hard-to-read greens

Up to 57% Off Piloxing Classes at V-Fit Studio

McAllen

$50 $25

Piloxing classes fuse boxing, Pilates, and dance into one fat-burning, high-energy workout

Up to 86% Off at Next Generation Mixed Martial Arts

Waco

$200 $29

Decorated instructors lead Nogi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA Fitness, boxing, and Muay Thai kickboxing classes that meet up to four days a week

Up to 79% Off Adult Kickboxing or Junior MMA Classes

Trainers Elite

$27.60 $5.90

Martial Arts styles gives students the skills to protect themselves or earn their up to competition

Up to 57% Off at Maxwell Municipal Golf Course

South Treadaway Area

$35 $20

The creative course has a large lake and a stream snaking throughout; there's a driving range with a chipping area and snacks at the turn

Up to 53% Off Martial Arts at Aikido of Denton

Denton

$95 $45

The graceful techniques of an ancient Japanese martial art known as aikido increase coordination, flexibility, and awareness

Up to 67% Off Kickboxing Fitness Classes

Midkiff Heights

$75 $29

Instructors lead groups through kicks and strikes during a kickboxing-inspired fitness workout

Up to 51% Off Muay Thai Classes at Ohana Warrior

Richardson

$150 $75

Muay thai and jujitsu lessons are taught in a 4,000 sq. ft. gym with a strong connection to Hawaiian culture

Up to 82% Off Self-Defense Camp

Multiple Locations

$270 $49

Instructors teach students how to defend themselves against larger opponents during two- or six-week camps

Up to 77% Off Martial Arts Classes 

Multiple Locations

$125 $29

Hapkido, tai chi, tae kwon do, and self-defense are a few of the topics covered at this martial arts school, which has classes for all ages

74% Off Martial Arts

Oak Ridge North

$290 $75

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45% Off

Pearland

$60 $33

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78% Off at White Tiger Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$90 $20

Students learn tae kwon do skills in one private lesson and four group classes led by master instructors with decades of training

Up to 59% Off Kids' Gymnastics and Dance Classes

Multiple Locations

$115 $55

Kids hone gymnastics or dance skills in weekly classes; burn off energy in open-play sessions; and romp with others during monthly events

Title Boxing Club – Up to 62% Off Boxing and Kickboxing Classes

Missouri City

$124.99 $49

Tone arms and legs while building core strength during two weeks of kickboxing and boxing classes

Up to 75% Off Kickboxing Classes

Kingwood

$69 $19

Noncontact kickboxing workouts mix tae kwon do kicks with boxing strikes in a dynamic series of exercises

Up to 63% Off Karate Classes

Flower Mound

$95 $35

Unlimited karate classes for students aged 5 to adult

Up to 76% Off Kickboxing Classes

North Richland Hills

$150 $39

Drawing techniques from boxing, karate, and tae kwon do, instructors lead high-energy, light-contact classes primarily focused on fitness

Up to 79% Off Karate and Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Mansfield

$118 $25

Children, teens, and adults learn the grappling techniques of jiu-jitsu or the skills and discipline of karate at state-of-the-art facility

94% Off Classes at ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$325 $19

Kids build discipline and self-esteem during martial-arts classes, and adults get in shape with cardio kickboxing and krav maga sessions

Up to 52% Off Kayaking or Paddleboarding

Rowlett

$60 $32

Seasoned kayakers lead sightseeing tours across Lake Ray Hubbard's scenic waters; an individual kayak or standup-paddleboard rental

Up to 50% Off Swimming Stages Swim Academy

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Up to 85% Off Martial-Arts Membership

Multiple Locations

$189 $29

The martial-arts schools' owners trained under the founder of the Youn Wha Ryu martial-arts style; a uniform is included with membership

Up to 59% Off Martial Arts Classes at Rockhold Karate

Cedar Park

$100 $49

Get fit while learning self-defense skills in a variety of classes, including Tang Soo Do, Haidong Gumdo, Tai Chi and kickboxing fitness

Up to 43% Off 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon, or Marathon Entry

East Beach

$45 $26

Beachside 5K, 10K, half, or full marathon followed by an after-party and games

Up to 91% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Bedford Meadows

$220 $20

Adults and kids aged 3 and older learn tae kwon do skills at a school focused on encouraging positive mental attitudes and high goal setting

Up to 51% Off Kayak Rentals

Grapevine

$20 $10

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Kayakers paddle leisurely across Lake Grapevine's 8,000 acres of tranquil waters

49% Off Professional Golf Clinics

Multiple Locations

$275 $139

Award-winning instructor helps golfers hone their skills, ranging from basic swing mechanics to detailed nuances of course management

Up to 88% Off from TryKickboxingNow.com

Multiple Locations

$100 $15

Trainers blend muay thai and American kickboxing with circuit fitness training to blast away calories

Up to53% Off Kayak Rental from Live Adventure

Cedar Hill State Park

$24 $12

Friends and family paddle across Joe Pool Lake at Cedar Hill State Park and take in the region’s natural beauty

Up to 50% Off Kayak, Fishing, or Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental

San Marcos

$40 $20

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Experienced instructors and guides outfit guest for a half- or full-day of kayaking, fishing, or stand-up paddleboarding

Up to 62% Off 10-Round Golf Card

Woodbridge Golf Club

$199 $89

Enjoy 10 18-hole rounds, 10 buckets of range balls, and pro-shop discounts at Woodbridge Golf Club

65% Off

Roanoke

$240 $84

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Up to 83% Off Taekwondo Classes with Uniform

Coppell

$273 $49

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Black belt instructors guide students of all ages through martial arts classes designed to instill confidence and discipline

Up to 52% Off Baseball Lessons at Mac Sports

Duncanville

$60 $29

Train with a position coach to improve your hitting, fielding, or functional movements

Up to 51% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Ridge Pointe Athletic Club

$100 $50

BJJ Black Belt Collin Grayson teaches the techniques of World Champion Caio Terra with chokes, joint locks and other grappling moves

79% Off Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$135 $29

Adults and kids learn tae kwon do, judo, hap ki do, and other self-defense techniques during classes held at multiple locations

79% Off Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$135 $29

Adults and kids learn tae kwon do, judo, hap ki do, and other self-defense techniques during classes held at multiple locations

Up to 62% Off Kickboxing Classes at RCJ Machado Jiu-Jitsu

The Colony

$125 $49

Instructors teach discipline and self-defense, and striking, punching, and bag work, during kickboxing classes, held four days a week

Up to 58% Off Private Basketball Training 

Deer Park

$72 $36

One-on-one training allows instructors ample time to teach how to handle the ball and score or blow past defenders

Up to 66% Off Kids Gymnastic Classes

Waxahachie

$85 $29

Kids begin to develop gymnastic skills such as somersaulting, cartwheeling, and backbends; annual fee included in cost of Groupon

Up to 72% Off Golf Instruction at Lundberg Golf

Farmers Branch

$90 $25

PGA-certified golf instructor Andrew L. Lundberg helps golfers improve their game with lessons or swing analysis

Up to 56% Off Kids' MMA Membership

Kyle

$89 $39

Kids aged 5–14 learn self-discipline and respect during mixed martial arts classes; two or four classes weekly

55% Off Services

Southlake

$100 $45

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45% Off Martial Arts Camp

Little Elm

$135 $79

Themed camps focus on respect, teamwork, concentration, and other attributes with activities like Nerf battles and water balloon fights

55% Off

Seguin

$99 $45

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Up to 50% Off Round at Cedar Creek Golf Course

Beavers Bend State Park

$80 $40

Elevation changes, densely lined fairways, and an intersecting creek characterize 6,582-yard course

Up to 66% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Colleyville

$53 $25

Tae kwon do classes are good for students ages four and up; the studio offers a range of recreational and competitive classes

Up to 59% Off at The Hideout Golf Club

Brownwood

$115 $55

Designed by Bill Johnston, this 6,981-yard course wraps wide fairways around scenic ravines and water hazards

Up to 62% Off Rhythmic Gymnastics Classes

Fresno

$70 $29

USAG–certified instructors leads girls age 4 and older in the graceful art of rhythmic gymnastics

Up to 51% Off Self-Defense Classes

Dickinson

$50 $25

Instructors use various programs, preparing students to protect themselves in real-world confrontations

Up to 54% Off at Zion Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness

Staffordshire Park

$129 $59

Experienced instructors lead classes on Brazilian jiujitsu, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts

Up to 80% Off Classes at UNITED Tae Kwon Do

Multiple Locations

$169 $39

Tae kwon do classes for adults focus on self-defense, fitness, mental discipline, stress management, and confidence

82% Off Kid's Classes at ATA Martial Arts Academy

Highland Village

$165 $29

Fourth-degree black belt helps kids obtain both fitness and self-confidence through martial arts classes

55% Off Services

Seagoville

$200 $90

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Up to 76% Off Classes at Jade Mountain Martial Arts

Houston

$100 $29

Torch calories in sweat fitness classes, master the self-defense skills of jujitsu, or enjoy diverse training techniques in kung fu workouts

Up to 59% Off Flag Football or Softball

Multiple Locations

$40 $19

Socialize and exercise all at once during co-ed flag football or softball seasons that run through the fall

Up to 75% Off at Paulsen's Family Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$115 $29

MMA style combines karate, judo, and jujitsu; women's self-defense prepares students for the worst-case scenario

57% Off Admission Package to 5K LYTE run

Retama Park

$70 $30

Evening run in SanAntonio with DJ beats and glowing lights; head to the after party for more music and glowing paint

Up to 67% Off Guided Kayak Tours

Seabrook

$95 $35

Kayak tours explore Armand Bayou, Armand Bayou Nature Center, and Horsepen Bayou

52% Off Junior Golf Academy at Wood & Olson Golf Performance

Pecan Grove

$225 $109

Teaching duo breaks down student's skills and helps develop dependable swings with game lessons and fitness training over eight sessions

Up to 56% Off Kids' Gymnastics and Tumbling Classes

Dripping Springs-Wimberley

$135 $59

Kids from preschool to high school hone their tumbling, gymnastics, and cheerleading talents

Up to 50% Off Golf and Burgers at Cross Timbers Golf Course

Springtown-Reno

$84.78 $42

Numerous changes in elevation and Champion bermuda greens beckon golfers to a course built in 1995 by architect Jeffrey Brauer

45% Off Martial Arts

Tomball

$200 $110

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With the sound of fast-approaching engines roaring in your ear, you jam your foot down even harder on the gas pedal and narrow your eyes at the upcoming left-hand turn, determined not to let up even for an instant. If you do, there’s a good chance that your new view will consist of your competition gloating triumphantly while they zip past you on the track. You may only be driving a GT-5 Sodikart, and not a tricked-out racecar, but you absolutely refuse to let any of the other adult or—gulp—junior drivers beat you.

Track 21 lets speed-demons careen around one of three indoor go-kart tracks at speeds of up to 40 mph as they try to edge past other karts, competing with fellow birthday partiers or coworkers to reach the finish line before it decides to become a finish wall. In case competition gets too fierce, the karts are surrounded by heavy nylon bumpers and rubber blocks designed to absorb impact from all sides.

Friendly rivalries continue on foot inside Area 21, a two-story laser-tag battleground beset with fog, obstacles, and space-age scenery. Sharpshooters zap each other's targets in pursuit of a grander mission, such as capturing the opposing base or stealing the enemy's supply of light, before matches end and scores are tallied on a stats sheet. Glowing decor also illuminates a jungle-themed nine-hole mini-golf course, where gorilla and lion statues bask in the black lights. Track 21’s arcade demands timing and button-smashing dexterity from gamers, and a track-side casino sets up rounds of blackjack, poker, and craps.

4815 Highway 6 N
Houston,
TX
US

Most courses have one signature hole. SilverHorn Golf Club of Texas has two—one for both nines—and both provide a window into the landscape-savvy brains of Randy Heckenkemper and PGA Tour pros Willie Wood and Scott Verplank, the trio responsible for this 6,922-yard, par 72 course design. At the par-five sixth hole, a 20-acre lake hugs the left side of a 556-yard dog-leg left, making any attempt to shorten the hole by cutting the corner a daring proposition. The inventive use of water hazards—a recurring feature throughout the course—returns on the par-four 15th hole, where two stone-lined creeks cross in front of the green, demanding a strategic approach shot or an amphibious golf cart. Tree-lined fairways and contoured greens characterize the rest of the 18-hole layout, which offers four tees to appeal to golfers of all abilities.

The Club also offers a driving range that serves as the grassy classroom for The Academy at SilverHorn Golf Club, where Director of Instruction Rob Myers and a staff of PGA pros and apprentices offer lessons. Lessons cover everything from putting form to swing mechanics to learning specialty shots, such as drawing the ball off the tee or chipping it discreetly into your rival’s beverage.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,922 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 73.4 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 138 from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options

1100 W Bitters Rd.
San Antonio,
TX
US

At Hip Hop Heels, high-heeled shoes aren't dainty accessories, but fierce dancing tools. Owner Geena Ngaaje encourages her students to don comfortable heeled boots for her signature classes, thereby increasing the workout for their lower bodies and injecting the choreography with style. Geena and her team practice a combination of hip-hop, street, and burlesque dance, often channeling the moxie of celebrities such as Beyoncé and Ciara. They also pull from personal experience as performers—their resumés list back-up gigs with the Black Eyed Peas, LL Cool J, and Pitbull.

Their sessions aren't geared entirely toward stars on the rise, however. Whether they're demonstrating sensual hip rolls during Pumps and Grinds or the seductive shimmies of Cabaret, they cater to women of all experience levels, from first-timers to fellow pros and animated characters that are drawn to dance. They also host workshops for beginners, which focus on becoming confident in heels. Private parties allow guests to choose their preferred dance style for a customized lesson, and special-event workshops cover entire routines, including holiday-themed performances set to "Santa Baby."

7517 Campbell Road
Dallas,
TX
US

Since its founding in 1980, Sun & Ski Sports has remained true to its philosophy: “do a few things, but do them better than anybody else.” The shop stocks equipment in five categories of extreme and outdoor activities, including camping, skating, running, bicycling, and water and snow sports. It specializes in these to ensure its merchandise maintains a high standard of quality, and its employees are knowledgeable participants in the sports their department represents.

Bikers can drop off their steeds for tune-ups from certified mechanics who put all brands through the rigors of a 12-point inspection, checking chains and adjusting wobbly pedals and malfunctioning spoke-card motors. While waiting, curious eyes might linger on a North Face two-person tent, a Blackburn Airtower bicycle pump, or a vast selection of shoes from brands such as New Balance and Asics. Men and women can traipse nearly barefoot in the park with Vibram FiveFingers, which offer minimal structural encumbrances for a more natural stride, or cast their feet aside for the new-wheeled prowess that comes with a Fuji SL-1 LE Ultegra performance road bike.

2438 W Anderson Ln
Austin,
TX
US

After becoming an all-American at the University of Houston, qualifying for the U.S. Open twice, and making the cut at The Masters during his professional career, seasoned golf instructor Jim McLean has added one more accomplishment to his resumé: Jim McLean Golf Schools was touted as one of the country's top 25 golf schools in 2008 by Golf magazine.

Following Jim's innovative philosophy of biomechanics, a team of instructors—with levels ranging from certified, master, and lead master—teach the components of a successful golf swing, focusing on each player's physical capabilities and limitations and developing a tailored lesson plan. In order to become a Jim McLean golf instructor, pupils must pass a rigorous certification process that includes one to three years of teaching at the club, conducting their own extensive golf-swing-research projects, and learning to grow natural spikes out of their feet. During private lessons and clinics, golf gurus use 3-D graphical imaging and data analysis to provide instant feedback.

At Jim McLean Golf Schools, players hone their games with indoor and outdoor practice facilities that include a 50,000-square-foot short-game range, a lit driving range, and a practice bunker. The complex is also home to the Legends Scoring Nine course, which, along with the practice facilities, has been a training ground and putter-jousting arena for rising PGA star Jason Day, who placed 3rd at the 2013 Masters.

8940 Creek Run Rd
Fort Worth,
TX
US

In 1931, aviation legends such as Howard Hughes and Amelia Earhart traversed the hallowed halls of Floyd Bennett Field, New York City's first municipal airport. Today, the same site harbors Aviator Sports and Events Center, which accommodates recreation in all of its forms, equipped with 20,000 square foot indoor field house, which includes newly resurfaced hardwood courts and new turf field, two outdoor synthetic-turf fields, and an outdoor space for events that can seat up to 4,000 people—the same number of people it takes to crack open a life-size Big Bird piñata. Twin NHL-regulation rinks host open-skate sessions, a majority of which are held on Rink B, every day of the week, with skates as late as 11 p.m. on weekends. Inside the center is a brand new CrossFit gym, which offers workout classes Monday through Saturday. Only youngsters enjoy summer or after-school camps, but adults and kids alike can take advantage of a roster of sports and leagues, including flag football and rock climbing, ideal for those looking to shorten morning commutes by cutting through the quarry.

4100 E Paisano Dr
El Paso,
TX
US