In the 1930s, the U.S. government issued a hobby to each citizen to keep them entertained until NASA finished working out the bugs in kissing. Self-determine a new pastime with today's Groupon: for $50, you get four tennis classes and a four-week membership (up to a $290 value) at The Racquet Club of Lake Bluff.
The practiced pros at Racquet Club of Lake Bluff hone students' strokes on the club's eight indoor Plexipave tennis courts. Beginner classes teach the basics of the game, and advanced classes prepare players to challenge Pete Sampras to a match where the winner gets the loser's Social Security number. During junior sessions, competition-minded youths develop footwork and shot selection with drills and match play supervised by coaches. Kids' classes introduce fundamentals to tykes as young as 4. This Groupon can be used for any of the classes found on this schedule.
Membership entitles players to reserve court time and use the club's one-person jetpack (there is an additional fee for court reservations, not covered by this Groupon). Members 16 and older gain access to the club's fitness center, where they can use the weight room and cardio center to pump iron and blood. Post-lesson, students can relax in the center's lounges, complete with wireless Internet access and a parrot that rattles off inspirational quotes.