Tennis is lauded for its myriad health benefits, such as increasing endurance, sharpening reflexes, and curing lifelong fears of tennis balls. Overcome fuzzy phobias with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get four, beginner-group, adult tennis lessons at Dayton Center Courts and Tennis Academy (a $97.50 value).
Dayton Center Courts and Tennis Academy's seasoned tennis pros train budding ball-swatters to command the net with skill, agility, and aplomb. Beginner clinics help build fundamentals in tennis novices and players aiming to return to the game after long sabbaticals or periods of cryogenic hibernation. Each hour-long class focuses on the rudiments of racket-wielding, as up to 10 trainees per instructor practice blistering backhands, master sublime serves, and hone opponent-obliterating volleys and drop shots. Courses are available for youths age 15 and under on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and for adults age 16 and up on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
As the largest indoor tennis facility in the Dayton area, Dayton Center Courts and Tennis Academy boasts 10 indoor hard courts, four outdoor clay courts during summer, and one mashed- potato court for experienced players in search of an extra challenge. Groupon customers will use the indoor facilities and may bring their own racquet or use the club’s. Players should wear nonmarking shoes and comfortable clothes, leaving cut-off shirts and velcro suits at home.
Dayton Center Courts and Tennis Academy
There's seldom a silent moment at Dayton Center Courts and Tennis Academy. Ten indoor courts and four outdoor clay courts reverberate with the metronomic sound of baseline rallies and shuffling feet. On these courts, players of all abilities—ranging from "casual" to "serious" to "advanced"—take advantage of instructional clinics and lessons or they can join a league to get more match play. Kids as young as 4 begin their path to aces and winners in the junior program, which uses modern training techniques such as custom balls that make it easier for youngsters to learn proper mechanics. Ball machines facilitate independent practice sessions, and a pro shop equips players with new rackets, shoes, and strings, which make air-guitar sessions look more realistic.