The popularity of tennis has spawned many derivative games, such as table tennis, racquetball, and fly swatting. Hone your on-court prowess with today's Groupon to McClain Tennis. Choose between two options:
• For $39, you get two one-hour private tennis lessons (a $140 value).
• For $90, you get two one-hour semi-private tennis lessons for two (a $180 value).
Former North Carolina State tennis standout Cliff McClain acquaints athletes with hard-won tennis techniques, helping neophytes form solid foundations and more experienced players make incremental improvements. At the outset of each lesson, players toe the baseline while hitting gently fed forehands and backhands, allowing McClain to assess his pupil's strengths and weaknesses. McClain then edifies players with racket-wielding refinements, shepherding students through the basic low-to-high groundstroke technique before patiently probing other skill sets—such as volleying, serves, footwork, and celebratory soft-shoe routines—for possible improvements. Orb smashers will appreciate McClain's straightforward coaching style, friendly demeanor, and unique ability to sew monogrammed duffle bags from old racket string.
A lifetime of tennis has carried instructor Cliff McClain across the country—from Petaluma, California, where he was ranked #1 on the Casa Grande High School tennis team, to North Carolina State, where he played while studying. During lessons, the net specialist carefully assesses individual skills and works to improve existing form. Practical application begins as students field backhand and forehand shots from Cliff, who monitors each movement with a professional eye and provides feedback throughout each lesson, helping students learn to return balls quickly and consistently without having to swap brains with a labrador.