Much like beer, tennis balls are packaged in pressurized cans to optimize freshness, portability, and taste. Pop open a can of backhand with today's Groupon to Marty Godwin Tennis. Check out the schedule of summer dates, then choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get a one-hour adult tennis clinic (a $20 value). Classes begin at 9 a.m. Monday and Wednesday sessions are in Ocean View, and Tuesday sessions are in Rehoboth Beach.
- For $10, you get a one-hour adult cardio-tennis workout (a $20 value). Classes begin at 9 a.m. Thursday sessions are in Rehoboth Beach, and Friday sessions are in Ocean View.
- For $20, you get a three-hour kids' Quickstart summer tennis camp (a $40 value). The camp is held on weekdays between June 20 and August 19, and is for children ages 5–12. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon at both Ocean View and Rehoboth Beach, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Rehoboth Beach.
Marty Godwin serves a resume that rallies 30 years of tennis teaching experience and a host of celebrity clients. Marty teaches the adult clinic and workouts, which are scheduled for 12–20 people and designed for players between a 2.5 and 4.0 level, figures that correspond to decibels achieved by players' service grunts. By combining proper swing technique and fundamentals with fun games that highlight strategy and court positioning, Marty spares five minutes for a symposium on Elizabethan tennis trash talking.
The kids' Quickstart summer camp focuses on fun while instilling the basics of the game to groups of 14 or fewer. A format developed by the USTA, Quickstart inspires children who've never held a racket before, aside from the ones who have bottled and saved their teeth-brushing tantrums. Instructors, all high-school and college tennis players, shepherd tennis tots through fun games and instruction, using foam balls and smaller rackets, before ending each session with a supervised dip in the pool.