Though canines love tennis for its bouncy yellow balls, humans appreciate the freedom to bark loudly with each swing and bury their favorite rackets all over the court. Become a tennis beast with today's Groupon: for $38, you get one week of youth tennis summer camp at Skywater Atlanta Tennis in Lilburn (an $85 value). Sessions run Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–11 a.m. for ages 4–7, and 11 a.m.–1 p.m. for students ages 8 and up.
Skywater's USPTA-certified pros instill young racketeers of all skill levels with tennis fundamentals during two-hour tutorials, each hosting up to eight students. Armed with their own self-supplied rackets, fledgling McEnroes train to craft careening crosscourt shots and loft looping lobs over outstretched opponents. Beginners will start off with basics—proper grip, simple footwork, and how to groom shaggy tennis balls. Those prone to quadruple faults can spruce up their serves, and baseliners can bolster their backhands and shore up approach shots. A solid split step readies players for their next rifling return shot, and a sound set of backhand slices can demolish incoming cucumbers. Junior swatters can learn baseline basics in a comfortable outdoor-court setting at Skywater's facility.
Skywater Atlanta Tennis
Certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association, the instructors at Skywater Atlanta Tennis impart their ball-whacking wisdom to students of all ages in private, group, and team settings. As protégés learn stroke basics and strategic fundamentals such as scoring, court positioning, and footwork, teachers foster a welcoming environment that encourages improvement without fear of reprisal for common mistakes such as faulting on a serve or strumming the wrong string on the racket during a mock guitar solo.