Without neon, tennis balls would be impossible to see in the sun, important notes would disappear on the fridge, and psychics would be forced to scrawl their business hours in sidewalk chalk. Espy brightly colored objects with today's Groupon: for $6, you get one general-admission daytime ticket to the Nielsen USTA Pro Tennis Championship at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center in Winnetka (a $12 value). Choose from the following dates:
• Monday, June 27
• Tuesday, June 28
• Wednesday, June 29
Match play begins at 11 a.m. each day, and the day-session tickets are valid until the evening sessions begin at 6:30 p.m.
Tennis fans can watch as USTA players lunge across the courts with a repertoire of forehand and backhand winners in order to snag a $50,000 prize during the Nielsen USTA Pro Tennis Championship. The hardcourt rendezvous summons top players from all over the world to fend off screeching serves and larcenous ball boys during fast-paced singles and doubles matches. General-admission seating sticks fans in prime view of the early matches to cheer on upsets, to watch the semifinal pairings form, and to sarcastically repeat the verdicts of unwavering line judges. Wrought with rich tennis tradition from past participants such as Pete Sampras, James Blake, and John Isner, the tournament showcases young racket-wielders as they climb the rankings and hone their grunts.
530 Hibbard Rd.
Winnekta, Illinois 60093