Tennis is the second most popular sport in the world. There are probably a lot of reasons for this, and it certainly can't hurt that the sport boasts a unique combination of strategy, one-on-one competition, and elegant style and technique. It's one of those sports in which one competes against one's self and an opponent.
The uninitiated can try it out for free from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, when the Idaho Tennis Association offers Tennis 101 clinics at parks and schools across the Treasure Valley to introduce kids and adults alike to the sport.
First-time players will learn the basic concepts, like scoring and gameplay, as well as the strokes of the game. (Precocious students might learn drop shots.)
Students are broken up by age group and afterwards, they'll have time to play among themselves.
Participants are encouraged to RSVP online and bring water, sunscreen and their own racquets--although the idTA will have a few racquets available to borrow for those who don't have one of their own.