Though canines love tennis for its bouncy yellow balls, humans appreciate the freedom to bark loudly with each swing and bury their favorite rackets all over the court. Become a tennis beast with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a four-week session of beginner tennis lessons at Middle Georgia Tennis (a $125 value) at one of three Macon locations.
With 44 courts spread over three sites, Middle Georgia Tennis provides racketeers with top-notch facilities for casual and competitive play and instruction. During up to eight sessions throughout four weeks, beginning backhanders can learn the basics of ball-thwocking from one of the staff's 11 champ-level instructors, each sporting a panoply of awards, certifications, and neon sweatbands.
Classes service four different age groups: Adult Beginner (18–80), Junior Player Development (11–17), Quick Start Tennis (6 to 10), and Teddy Tennis (3 1/2–5 1/2). Classes encompass little lobbers through senior servers, and all players can choose between two one-hour weekday sessions (45 minutes for Teddy Tennis), or one 90-minute Saturday swing-fest. All lessons are held at the nationally renowned John Drew Smith Tennis Center, the downtown Tattnall Square Tennis Center, and Healy Point Country Club. Today's Groupon also offers access to the rest of the Smith Tennis Center, which boasts a tennis-apparel shop, shower facilities, and performance opportunities for tennis-ball jugglers and competitive racket duelers.
Middle Georgia Tennis
On the 24 lighted courts of John Drew Smith Tennis Center, Carl Hodge and his team of instructors guide adults and children in the fine art of clobbering tennis balls. Hodge carries a No. 1 doubles ranking in the Southern Section of the United States Tennis Association, and he uses his expertise to keep students prepared for challenging matches or mutant grapefruit invasions. The adult and child programs offered by Middle Georgia Tennis are presented in four progressive levels, beginning with essential serving and swing techniques and leading up to positioning and strategies to avoid hitting the ball runner.