Like classic Hollywood films, tennis matches are filled with multiple loves, sneaky backhanded moves, and tense, sweat-inducing court scenes. Add some drama to your day with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $30 for a four-day kids’ tennis camp (a $60 value)
- $30 for a four-day adult tennis camp (a $60 value)<p>
Choose from the following kids’ sessions, which meet on Tuesdays and Thursday at Hanley Park:
- Session 1: July 10, 12, 17, 19
- Session 2: July 24, 26, 31, August 2
- Aged 4–6 from 9 a.m.–10 a.m., aged 7–10 from 10 a.m.–11 a.m., and aged 11–15 from 11 a.m.–noon<p>
Choose from the following adult sessions, for aged 16 and older, which meet on Thursdays at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School:
- Session 1: July 5, 12, 19, 26
- Session 2: August 2, 9, 16, 23
- 6 p.m.–7 p.m. for Beginners, 7 p.m.–8 p.m. for Beginners 2, and 8 p.m.–9 p.m. for Intermediates<p>
Instructors take a hands-on approach, teaching rules, scoring, and basic techniques such as forehand, backhand, serve, and volley as students engage in actual games of tennis. Students may bring their own rackets, or the camp will provide rackets upon request.<p>
Mark Platt’s Beginner’s World Tennis
A longtime tennis player, Mark Platt began teaching the sport as soon as he graduated from high school. However, after a brief period of instructing at local country clubs, he realized that his heart wasn’t in the work. The country clubs catered to intermediate and advanced players, and Mark wanted to teach beginners. In the absence of a satisfactory beginning tennis program in the area, he founded Mark Platt’s Beginner’s World Tennis in 1984.
As a tennis instructor, Mark has won numerous awards from such prestigious publications as Tennis Pro and Tennis Industry, according to the St. Louis Business Journal. Specifically geared toward beginners, his program combines lessons with special events including camps, leagues, and parties designed to encourage socializing—so far, his program has spawned 53 marriages. He and his small staff have big plans for the beginning tennis world; this year alone, they expect to introduce 10,000 adults, children, and marionettes to the sport.