When tennis players retire, they are invited to preside over courts from atop high thrones and pass judgment. Prepare your path to tennis royalty with today's Groupon: for $95, you get four one-hour group lessons at TennisTip's Hunter College or UN Hotel locations (a $195 value).
With more than 17,000 members nationwide, TennisTip teaches trainees the foundations of forehands, backhands, and serves. Ball boys scramble for yellow bouncies, as students begin banging balls and building biceps in TennisTip's one-hour novice group tennis lessons, taught by certified USPTA instructors. Classes are held at indoor courts and are available for adults or children 14 years or older.
TennisTIP keeps class sizes small, with only four students per instructor, each hitting teeny-tiny yellow balls with teeny-tiny tennis rackets. More advanced Andre Agassis, who are leaving opponents with lots of loves, may be advanced to higher-up hitting levels. Students must schedule classes wisely, as TennisTIP does not offer makeup lessons for classes missed.
Since 1986, Brian Lutz has taught a panoply of tennis players how to improve their game and savor the sport's social aspect. Over time, he honed his teaching techniques and eventually devised his own tennis curriculum. In 2003, that curriculum inspired him to launch TennisTip, a program where experienced instructors help adults and teens improve their tennis game through self-discovery and fundamental skills.
TennisTip instructors work to provide hands-off guidance and gentle inspiration, letting students discover their best game through strategic practice. Combined with tennis-specific cardio exercises and an emphasis on social bonding, the regimen seeks to form independent, effective, and affable players out of every student. Since first starting up in the Big Apple, TennisTip has expanded to a second location, where pros instill students with courtside skills amid the warm Miami sun and attentive pelican ball boys.