A tennis match, like a relationship, is a game of back and forth that can become contentious when there's love on only one side. Examine less emotional matchups with today's Groupon: for $16, you get one grandstand ticket to a Kansas City Explorers tennis match (a $12.50 value), an Explorers logo T-shirt (a $20 value), and a 15-minute meet and greet before the match with coach Brent Haygarth (a $32.50 total value). Matches take place at Explorers Stadium at the Barney Allis Plaza. Choose between the following dates:
• Thursday, July 7 at 7:35 p.m. vs. the Sacramento Capitals. Gates open at 6:05 p.m.
• Sunday, July 10 at 6:35 p.m. vs. the Boston Lobsters. Gates open at 5:05 p.m.
The Kansas City Explorers' lineup of male and female racquet jocks serve up entertaining sets of professional tennis as they defend their 2010 World TeamTennis Champions title. During Thursday's and Sunday's tourneys, the Explorers will challenge opponents in myriad matches, featuring women's singles and doubles, men's singles and doubles, and mixed doubles, in which players will imitate a typical, romantic tennis date. Stop by the pre-match meet and greet to interrogate coach Brent Haygarth about his five seasons with the team, then don a Explorers logo T-shirt and head to the stands, where spectators can watch the sultans of swat defeat the competition with serves, forehands, and blindingly white shorts.