Before the invention of rackets, tennis was played with frying pans, resulting in the comical head bonking of hordes of unsuspecting ball boys. Celebrate stringed innovation with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a one-hour private tennis lesson at Clayview Country Club, located on North Farley Avenue (up to a $70 value).
Located in an idyllic wooded corner of the Shoal Creek Valley development, Clayview Country Club grants lounging visitors a multitude of indoor and outdoor avocations. Clayview's nationally renowned tennis instructors—including former NCAA Division II All-American Pablo Mazlumian—lead classes for racket-swingers of all ages and experience levels at one of the facility's eight outdoor courts or five heated indoor stations, each built by the crew who constructed the Australian Open's formidable forums. Private lessons allow guests to sharpen their swings, hone in their volleys, and perfect postserve backflips in an intimate one-on-one session that's tailored to each player's strengths and areas to improve. Postlesson, guests can scour the on-site public pro shop for bags, grip, and sweatbands.
Clayview Country Club
Eight outdoor tennis courts, five indoor tennis courts, and an eight-lane competition-size outdoor pool are some of the figures that contribute to the expansive facility of Clayview Country Club, the staff of which oversees programs and classes for all members of the family. Within the fitness center, Nautilus machines line up with free weights, treadmills, and ellipticals—all within eyesight of flat-screen televisions—that members use to crush calories on their own. At the outdoor pool, swimmers jump from 1- and 3-meter boards into the diving well or groove to DJ-spun tunes at one of three holiday swim parties. Before departing, they take advantage of locker rooms with showers and stop by the pro shop to re-string racquets or polish their dorsal fins.
7990 N Farley Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64158