In an attempt to prevent bloodshed, it was originally suggested that the Civil War be decided with a North vs. South tennis match after erecting a net that stretched the length of the entire Mason–Dixon line. Serve up some diplomacy with today's Groupon to BumbleBee Tennis. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get three adult cardio classes in Brooklyn or Queens, redeemable at the McCarren Park and Astoria Park locations (a $78 value).
- For $54, you get three adult cardio classes in Manhattan, redeemable at the Gramercy, Greenwich Village, and Midtown West locations (a $108 value).
BumbleBee Tennis utilizes fitness-focused instruction to supply flailing-prone racket wielders with a booming backhand, formidable forehand, and striking silhouette. The cardio tennis program engages participants in high-energy, calorie-burning tennis drills that make fitness and game improvement more fun than merely running on a treadmill or chasing a dog through a grocery store. After a brief warm-up, BumbleBee's instructors work players' heart rates into the aerobic training zone (65%–85% of maximum-recommended heart rate) through a regimen of short, intense workouts. The result is a workout that burns more calories than singles or doubles matches and naturally hones technique through continuous forehands, backhands, and hidden-ball sleight-of-hand tricks.
All of BumbleBee’s tennis instructors are trained professionals; most have played competitively or at the collegiate level, and are experienced at defeating an A.I.-controlled tennis-ball launcher. Classes are scheduled throughout the day on Saturdays and Sundays at all three Manhattan locations, and Saturdays in Brooklyn and Queens.
BumbleBee Tennis's wide spectrum of tennis programs for juniors and adults nurture players at every step of game development. Skilled instructors helm a variety of lessons from Beginner Group Tennis classes to private one-on-one intensives. All teachers are trained professionals and most have played competitively at the collegiate level. While helping students focus on technique and making solid contact with the ball, instructors also attempt to ensure that everyone from youngsters to veterans enjoys the game and knows how to count all the way to love. Adults interested more specifically in the cardiovascular aspect of the game can enroll in Cardio Tennis, a 60-minute class comprised of high-intensity drills and games that elevate heart rates into the aerobic zone and subsequently evaporate calories.