Tennis elbow, like swimmer’s ear or punter’s dilemma, is an injury unfairly attached to the sport it’s associated with—in actuality, anyone’s elbow can accidentally swallow a tennis ball. Raise a racquet racket against misleading monikers with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a one-month membership to The George Washington Tennis Center (a $75 value), located on the Mount Vernon Campus of The George Washington University. The George Washington Tennis Center is open seasonally, March through November only.
Voted Facility of the Year by the United States Tennis Association in 2009, The George Washington Tennis Center hosts a number of cushioned courts and professional perks that extend well beyond the end lines. A one-month membership provides pros in training with unlimited court access and the invaluable addition of a free hour of advanced ball-machine use each week. Members also have access to the club’s online reservation system, allowing them to stake claim on a court weeks in advance. There are also discounts on the club’s enrolled programs. Whether you're stopping by for an acing challenge with Robo-Sampras or a love-love match with a skillful frenemy, your outing will be enhanced by additional amenities, including ice-cold courtside water, lights for evening bouts, and access to the on-site pro shop. The center offers free shuttle service from the Foggy Bottom Metro. Follow in the footsteps of the nation’s first president, who famously ended the Revolutionary War with a well-placed serve against Cornwallis on the courts of Yorktown, and enjoy a month of match points and volley forges at The George Washington Tennis Center.