Perhaps America’s most affectionate pastime, tennis is the only competitive sport to utilize adorable fuzzy balls and apply endearing terms like love to scorecards. Perfect your backhands and cross-court cuddles with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get five weeks of organized league play from KC Metro Tennis (a $20 value).
Serving up a flurry of five-week tennis leagues for men and women, KC Metro Tennis organizes public court matches for competitive players to test their forehand fortitude against opponents of similar skill sets. Six-player tournament leagues are arranged according to expertise and game type, with divisions of singles, doubles, or mixed doubles in three skill levels. Matches are held once a week at an expansive assortment of pristine public courts and typically begin with a High Noon–style racquet draw before escalating into frantic ball-whacking battles.
The KC Metro Tennis website matches players with new adversaries each week and manages all correspondence between participants, providing an online venue for sorting out scheduling conflicts and emailing truculent pre-match glove slaps. This communal format allows for flexibility in match times and fosters a local society of like-minded racketeers who will benefit from each other’s acquaintance long after league play. Register online in one of three upcoming summer leagues after purchasing your Groupon and make sure to bring a new can of balls to your first match.
KC Metro Tennis
United by their love for tennis, players of all ages and skill levels flock to the competitive singles, doubles, and mixed-doubles opportunities sponsored by KC Metro Tennis. During five-week leagues, opponents square off on public courts in matches they scheduled themselves, thwacking the ball with backhands, forehands, and line judges' hands as they strive to win their league and progress to the single-elimination playoffs. The playoffs feed into an invitational, one of the league’s two 2012 tournaments, which are both played with a double-elimination format that guarantees each contestant at least two games.