Though canines love tennis for its bouncy yellow balls, humans appreciate the freedom to bark loudly with each swing and bury their favorite rackets all over the court. Become a tennis beast with today's Groupon: for $85, you get a seven-week series of adult beginner group tennis lessons at the Beverly Hills Club.
Beverly Hills Club, a 100,000-square-foot indoor health and fitness facility, houses six indoor tennis courts that offer adequate space for a large prom or several small proms. Each instructor at the club is certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association, the Professional Tennis Registry, or the American Cat Fanciers Association. One of these seasoned pros will teach you and a small group the basics of grip, stroke, footwork, serving, and returning with drills, practice games, and one-on-one coaching. At the end of your seven-week series, you'll have the knowledge and confidence to beat even the opponent with the most supportive mom.
Non-members are welcome use Beverly Hills Club's locker rooms, and childcare is available for an additional cost. See the website to download a class brochure with current schedule times; if all the classes listed conflict with schedules, groups of four or more can work with the club to pick their own times.
Beverly Hills Club
"It's all under one roof," says former Mr. Universe Peter Nielsen as he tests out one of Beverly Hills Club's more than 200 pieces of fitness equipment. Mr. Nielsen's claims ring true, as the 100,000-square-foot indoor facility is home to both state-of-the-art StairMasters and recumbent bikes alongside group classes in Pilates, yoga, and spinning. The 83-degree water of a 25-yard indoor lap pool beckons backstokers to beat personal records, and personal trainers get new or relapsed exercisers back on a healthy path. Half a dozen indoor tennis courts set the stage for USPTA- and USPTR-certified professionals to demonstrate backhands to students of all ages, and open-court hours let players face off against interior decorators and defend the honor of neon yellow.
The club's all-encompassing atmosphere caters to the entire family, offering whippersnappers an array of youth programs such as tennis and dance lessons, an arcade-style XRKade fitness center, and day camps. The club’s Manta Ray Swim School has 90 years of aquatic education under its belt, keeping youngsters afloat with both lifesaving and recreational skills, such as how to beat an octopus in a game of jacks.