What You'll Get
One of the most dynamic pieces of sports equipment, the tennis racket is ideal for both returning an overhand smash and batting away watermelon-sized flies. Keep your fruit-fly swatter in tune with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a 12-week cardio-tennis camp at Briarcrest Country Club in Bryan (up to a $100 value). Camp runs June 1–August 18 on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. Players are welcome to attend one or both sessions each week.
Briarcrest Country Club's cardio-tennis camp gets hearts pumping with group classes that combine tennis instruction with boot-camp-style circuits in a high-energy workout environment. This one-hour outdoor class is peppered with calorie-burning aerobic tennis drills and agility training exercises such as ladder hopping, cone weaving, and snapping-turtle shuttle runs. Each session includes a warm-up segment, 30–50 minutes of cardio, and a short cool down, and the added use of a heart-rate monitor helps ensure workouts are safe for all participants and that no disguised cheetahs have been able to sneak in.
Men and women of all skill levels will find themselves on equal footing in the camp due to the use of low-compression balls, which slow the game down, keeping the ball—and players—in active play for longer periods. In addition to building tennis skills and improving footwork, players can expect to burn off calories, with women averaging 300–500 calories per hour and men 500–1,000. Morning and evening camps both take place on Briarcrest's six outdoor lighted tennis courts, allowing plenty of room to work on backhand returns, serves, and Andre Agassi-inspired hair flips.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must redeem classes in full by 8/17/11. Must be 18 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.