Sports played with spheres are easier to master than rectangular sports, such as Rubik's cubing and throwing bricks into windows. Circle fun with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of gear and apparel at The Tennis & Golf Company in Royal Oak.
The helpful staff of professionals at The Tennis & Golf Company line their 19,000-square-foot store with top-brand sports gear and apparel, harnessing their expertise and customer-minded service skills to pair club and racket wielders with the perfect athletic accouterments. Stock up on Noodle + Long & Soft or Noodle + Easy golf balls ($25/24) to disperse on driving ranges or use as space fillers in half-eaten cornucopias. Slingers of spheroids can volley in style with sleek threads, such as Brooks Podium wicking performance tees ($13–$15), women's EP Pro performance polos ($20), or Men's Gear For Sports long-sleeve wind shirts ($29). This sizable depot for recreational goods also serves up additional accessories, including sunglasses and gym bags, as well as the necessary tools for running, training, racquetball, squash, pickleball, and the always delicious pickled squashball.
After clients finish perusing, Tennis & Golf Company's in-house hitting lane lets them test-drive net-burning tools from Wilson, Prince, and Babolat before buying. Patrons can consider tricking out racket frames with a one-hour custom stringing, which tailors service to specific needs such as increased durability, greater power, and the ability to play finely-tuned zither ditties.
The Tennis & Golf Company
In 1977, David Schwartz had to get his tennis racquet re-strung. Disappointed to find that the service would take three days at the local sporting goods shop, David did what anyone would do: he opened his own place to stock high-quality tennis gear and offer same-day racquet re-stringing.
That original 750-square-foot shop has since turned into the 19,000-square-foot sporting goods emporium that is The Tennis & Golf Company. Over the years, David has expanded his store's inventory beyond just tennis goods—these days it includes golf gear, running shoes, and general fitness apparel from the industry's top brands. The store also features demo areas, where customers can try out new racquets and clubs to make sure they feel comfortable and are not made of plutonium.
30211 Woodward Ave.
Royal Oak, Michigan 48073-0911Get Directions