Tennis rackets were originally made of wood, which wasn’t ideal, since tennis balls were originally made of fire. Feel the heat of competition with this Groupon.
- $19 for four beginner tennis lessons for kids aged 6–12 ($40 value)
Young racketeers can attend any four Saturday sessions between November 29 and January 31, except December 27 and January 3, when there will be no classes. Classes cover beginner tennis fundamentals such as serves, volleys, and keeping score, with ages 6–12 meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
No matter who walks onto the court, RAMP's staff of experienced teachers aims to help them perfect their groundstrokes, improve their footwork, and develop a tougher on-court attitude. Once a player at Boston College, Director of Tennis Marc Lucero has distinguished himself as a developer of premier talent as well; he coached 2012 NCAA Champion Nicole Gibbs and assisted in the development of ATP pros Sam Querrey and Ryan Harrison. RAMP Tennis's relationship with top-tier athletes extends to its advisory board, which includes professional baseball pitcher Mark Prior and Bob Isner, father of American tennis star John Isner.