Tennis is acknowledged to be the third-most-popular court-based pastime, ranking just behind the gavel toss and barrister wrestling. Celebrate nonlitigious contests with today's Groupon: for $149, you get a one-hour private tennis lesson, a one-week trial membership, and $100 worth of pro-shop credit at the New Rochelle Tennis Club in New Rochelle (a $435 total value).
One of the oldest tennis-only clubs in the United States, New Rochelle Tennis Club serves up professional tennis teachings as well as a wide range of racket-friendly amenities. A one-hour private lesson assists players in perfecting shots from the forehand to the overhead smash, helping bring players' games to the next level and opponents to the brink of frustrated tears (a $100 value). After a session of spheroid slinging, players can refresh themselves at the snack bar, scrub up in the ample shower facilities, or meditate in the comfort of the TV lounge. The full-service pro shop—stocked with shirts ($20+), rackets ($100+), and hats ($22), and staffed by the club's own expert racket restringer and technician, Chris Tripodi—keeps court commandos from having to craft their own equipment from household items and stolen office supplies. Put newly acquired skills and tennis tackle to the test with a one-week trial of full-time membership, providing access to the club’s eight scrupulously maintained Har-Tru courts at any open time (a $235 value).
114 Valley Rd.
New Rochelle, New York 10804