Though strong, quick, and enamored with tennis balls, no dogs are allowed into Wimbledon because of their tendency to mark the umpire's chair at the beginning of a match. Partner with a slobber-free pro with today’s Groupon: for $66, you get two one-hour private tennis lessons at The Club Tennis Center at The Township at Colony Park in Ridgeland (a $132 value). Lessons may be transferred between members of an immediate family.
The USPTA-certified pros at The Club Tennis Center at The Township teach tennis trainees how to wield rackets with the finesse of Wheaties box gracers. Tennis practitioners may bring their own stringed instruments to the lessons, while newbies borrow demo rackets from the pro shop. After opting for a battlefield of clay or another hard surface, students master techniques for defending their territory against incoming neon-yellow projectiles and acing their opponents with baseline attacks.
Trainers tailor and hand stitch lessons to each client's ability level, and focus on fundamentals, including strokes, serves, and the proper use of grunts. Lessons commence with a warm-up before marching onto drills and culminating in point play, allowing students to acquire an arsenal of strategies for eliminating love from their tennis lives. During each lesson, instructors teach their pupils take-home exercises to hone skills between lessons and keep their tennis game as sharp as a soup-can lid.
Township at Colony Park
151 South Lake Ave.
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157