Much like a golfer kissing a well-sunk putt or a soup chef submerging his head in the pot and blowing, it is considered customary for tennis players to eat the ball after winning the match. Put some bite in your game with today’s Groupon: for $26, you get four cardio-tennis clinics for adults or Quickstart tennis lessons for kids at Smoky Mountain Tennis Academy (a $52 value). Smoky Mountain schedules adult cardio-tennis sessions on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Quickstart lessons on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Smoky Mountain Tennis Academy’s seasoned professionals introduce adults and novelty miniature adults of all ages to the nuances of tennis with a potpourri of clinics and lessons. The one-hour cardio clinic takes advantage of the sport’s high-energy movements to burn away superfluous calories while building up the stamina to endure perpetually deuced tennis matches or sped-up comedic chase scenes. One-hour Quickstart clinics impart the game’s essential skills and strokes to kids 10 and younger using fun movement activities and games. Eventually, they’ll graduate to playing real matches and—far more eventually—adulthood.