What You'll Get
Before ricocheting tennis balls, the racket unsuccessfully performed a number of other duties, such as cheese grating, fly swatting, and serving court subpoenas. Use tennis rackets in their most productive form with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a three-hour beginner tennis clinic at Rhinebeck Tennis Club (an $80 value). Clinics are held on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Rhinebeck Tennis Club's team of certified USPTA professionals shepherds aspiring racket wielders through a three-hour beginner clinic, lobbing expert guidance and instruction. During elucidative sessions, one of these seasoned tennis gurus will lay the groundwork with the fundamentals and rules, teaching the basic techniques of serving, scoring, and constructing a doctoral-level thesis when presenting your argument against a line judge's call. Rhinebeck hopes to help you make the transition from whishing the racket through air molecules to effectively using it to deflect solid objects, such as tennis balls and fondue-dipped bressane thrown by the sport's notoriously rowdy spectators, so that you'll be ready to host your own matches.
Rinebeck's facilities includes five outdoor clay courts set in the scenic horse-farm country of Dutchess County, and one indoor ClayTech tennis court for rainy-day competitions or hiding from the insults of racquetball possess. Students can also equip themselves at the fully stocked pro shop, complete with racket stringing and regripping services for worn-down tennis tools.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Must sign waiver. New clients only. Valid only for Saturday 12 p.m.–3 p.m. clinic. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.