Tennis rackets were originally made of wood, which wasn't ideal, since tennis balls were originally made of fire. Feel the heat of competition with this Groupon.
The Deal: $69 for a Tennis Apprentice Program ($160 value)
- Four weeks of group lessons
- Four weeks of match play
- Tournament with player party
- United States Tennis Association membership<p>
Lessons are geared toward beginners and are conducted by Derek Nordentoft, a USTPA-certified instructor, see the available lesson times here. All students have the opportunity to play in a weekly league at the same day and time their lesson is held, registration for the league is included in the registration fee. The USTA membership includes the ability to register for additional USTA leagues and tournaments after the 8-week program is complete. A player tournament for all participants will take place at the Burns Park Tennis Center on Sunday, March 2 at 3 p.m., and trophies and lunch will be provided.<p>
Arkansas Tennis Association
The Arkansas Tennis Association has earned more than 7,000 members by devoting itself to tennis—whether that means doling out grants for court resurfacing, or sanctioning more than 100 tournaments each year. The association's multifaceted approach to the sport also encompasses training for kids through adults, which covers skills from footwork and balance to hand-eye coordination.