Much like a good pizza place, a good tennis game depends on the service, the slice, and the amount of tomato sauce on the floor. Practice your court skills with today's Groupon: for $28, you get your choice of a one-hour indoor tennis lesson or two one-hour indoor golf lessons at Play Golf and Tennis, located at Hamlin Park (a $59.95 value). Golf lessons are at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and tennis lessons are at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Sundays.
Play Golf and Tennis's instructors help students hone forehands and chips throughout the winter months with tennis and golf lessons held in the comfort of indoor practice facilities. The club's large basketball gym is transformed into a golfing gauntlet on Saturdays, where golfers can polish drives in eight hitting bays—six equipped with Nerf balls and two with real golf balls—under the direction of renowned golf and tennis professional Ron Carroll, or work on executing perfect turns in a nonfunctioning golf cart with instructor-supplied engine noises. Students of all skill levels swing provided clubs on the short-game area, practicing pitching, chipping, and victory shuffles after landing putts on the 27-foot putting green. Clients may opt to take their lesson virtually on the infrared simulation course, playing nine holes via a large screen equipped with OptiShot (an additional $10).
On Sundays the gym morphs into a tennis hitting area, complete with nets, real balls, and an imaginary audience roaring in the bleachers. Lessons cater to beginners and seasoned players alike, honing footwork and practicing techniques such as slices, serves, and drop shots.
Play Golf and Tennis
Play Golf and Tennis's instructors help students hone forehands and chips throughout the year. Aspirant tennis players and golfers improve their game at the Diversey Driving Range and the Hamlin Park tennis courts in the summer, and on Mars in the event of a planetary evacuation. Players learn either sport under the direction of renowned golf and tennis professional Ron Carroll, or work on executing perfect turns in a nonfunctioning golf cart with instructor-supplied engine noises.