Without tennis, dog toys would be limited to sticks and rackets would be nothing but misshapen snowshoes. Take to the court with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get five beginner or intermediate group tennis lessons at Village Glen Tennis Club in Williamsville (a $99 value).
Village Glen serves up summer recreation with five weekly one-hour tennis group lessons for either beginners or intermediates. Taught by a squadron of trained instructors, the classes are offered in two sessions—June 27–July 31 or August 1–September 4—and typically contain five to seven fellow students. The beginning class introduces felt-fresh newbies to the basic tenants of tennis, such as how to prepare a racket, how to hold the ball, and what to do when the ball fights back. Level I first-timers learn the proper counterbalance to execute graceful maneuvers and bold backflips. Intermediate classes build from existing tennis skills to instruct students in the necessity of point strategies and score keeping. In addition to the numerical facets of the game, pupils learn aggressive serving positions as well as how to receive, return, and re-gift serves.
Village Glen Tennis Club
The dedicated teaching professionals at Village Glen Tennis Club oversee a wide variety of programs for adults and juniors of all skill levels, earning the club recognition as a Top 50 Tennis Welcome Center of 2007 from the U.S. Tennis Association. This honor followed on the heels of a major renovation of the club’s facilities in 2006 by a new management team, who modernized the six hard and eight clay courts and brought in new nets instead of pealing white picket fences. Today, players can take up the game through a series of classes that help them progress alongside players with similar abilities or hone specific strokes through drills designed to isolate and improve their technique. Players excited to show off a shiny new forehand or a pitch-perfect grunt can do so through the club’s adult leagues or socials.