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Showing posts with label DC. Show all posts

Tennis Topia: $5 Off Tennis Stringing + $25 Off $50 Groupon

 $5 Off Racket Stringing

Darrell Haines and Tennis Topia has offered to take $5 Off Racket Stringing for all of our Tennis-Bargains fans!

How to get the Stringing Discount

1) "Like" us on Facebook

2) Print out this promotion and show it to receive your $5 discount at checkout.

*This is an exclusive offer from Darrell and will only run through the month of October!*

#1 Tennis Pro Shop in DC Area

Best of all, they will string your racket while you wait or shop around the store. It is a very professionally run store with great staff.

If you look at their reviews on Yelp, they always receive outstanding scores and reviews from their loyal customers (including me).

*Tennis Bargains approves and recommends that you give Tennis Topia a try!

Tennis Topia Location

1701 Rockville Pike, Suite B-10
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Get Directions (just behind the REI)

Groupon Now Deal - $25 OFF $50

We also love their Groupon $25 off $50 Daily Deals (Mon-Thurs). Just buy it the day when you plan on making a purchase of $50 or more to save big!

Fall Savings for Tennis

Check back with us and subscribe to our email newsletter if you'd like to learn more about upcoming deals.

Around Oct/Nov last year, Tennis Topia had a great Pre-Thanksgiving Day sale on a lot of great items. So usually there is no need to wait until Black Friday to get the best prices.

This is usually also the time of the year when tennis rackets, clothes and other gear will get marked down in prices with the anticipation of next year's models. Best time for bargain hunters to go shopping for tennis!

Watching Tennis is more fun (plus cheaper) when you bring friends, family - 4-pack sale plus $25 back offer

How to get Citi Open Tickets 40% OFF - only about $36/ticket for the Finals!!

See our full Citi Open Coverage, previews and photos here!

Citi Open is now Washington DC's biggest tennis event for both ATP men and WTA women. It is also the next stop on the US Open Series, leading up to the US Open 2012 grand slam coming up next month.

Tickets at the box office this week (July 30-Aug 5) are priced $45-$55/ticket.

Tennis-Bargains can help you get them down to $31-$36 for any session you want; plus you can even get $25 back with one tweet* (exp 9/30)!

Citi Open Ticket Prices
Box Seats
Reserved Seats
4-Pack Seats

Triple Play Tips for Savings is like "A-B-C"

A) Activate: *Get $25 off $75* promo deal - use Twitter or Facebook (offers exp 9/30*)
B) Buy in Bulk: save 40% on "4-pack" of tickets - Ticketmaster Link (see below)
C) get Credit back: for selling off unused tickets - TicketExchange Link for Fans

Step-by-Step Instructions for Discounted Tickets

  1. Go to the Ticketmaster Citi Open Page
  2. Select the Session / Date you want
    (ex: Session 3 is first round, Session 10 is the Final)
  3. Under Ticket Options,
    Check the "Me+3 4-Pack Offer" check-box ONLY
  4. Continue selecting 4 Seats total
    Note: yes they are nosebleed seats but if you are planning to see only non-stadium matches, it's not a problem. It's "first come first serve" seating on the Grandstand and all other side courts.
  5. Make sure you activated your Ticketmaster Deal and get a confirmation for $25 credit email
  6. Congrats, you just saved over 40% on your tennis tickets! Your buddies will thank you =)

Sell Extra Tickets - use credit to get other sessions or future tickets

**Don't let your unused tickets go to waste!**Another fan is probably looking for one, especially on sold-out days.

Discount Days

  • Mon, July 30 is 2-for-1 USTA Members Day
  • Sat, Aug 4 is Military Appreciation Day - Free entry for all active duty and retired members, family. Plus our heroes get free 2-for-1 tickets, any day of the week.
  • See all special events days here.

Extra Bonus and Tips

If you followed my advice and still have that 50% Off Ticketmaster Gift Card we announced previously, you can save even more! It was a $100 TM gift card you could buy for $50.

For food choices at Citi Open

I recommend the Basil Chicken entree at the Thai place. Most of the staff are pretty friendly and seems like the business place in the food court area. Gets busy around lunch/dinner, so try to go early and get a place to sit!

Legg Mason = Citi Open 2012 ATP 500 and WTA Event in DC

Get Tickets here! Family 4-packs less than $35/ticket

2012 Citi Open, an ATP World Tour 500 and WTA International Level Event (formerly the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, DC) to be played Saturday, July 28 - Sunday, August 5.

Tennis-Bargains Tip
Check out the opening weekend July 28-29 and watch many of the players on the practice courts surrounding the stadium. Tickets are usually as low as $10 which you can use to go to any outside courts (plus watch qualifying round action on center court).

This year it will be its first-ever combined Men's and Women's event so there will be plenty of photo-opts and autographs from the players. For Sunday, July 29, LivingSocial is also doing a deal to include a backstage tour of the facilities for $25.
Tickets also allow you to watch all other side court matches including the all-new "Grandstand" court on a first come, first serve basis. Arrive early and get a front row seat!

10% OFF Prefered Citi Card Owner code for Ticketmaster: 546616 for individual tickets. Also save big, by getting a Family 4-pack for ~$35/ticket (save $10-$20)!

National Parks Recreation Family Day
Saturday, July 28
Gates open at 9am

Families (up to six persons with a minimum of one child under 18 years of age) will be admitted for FREE at this year’s National Parks Recreation Family Day! The first 3,000 people to attend will receive a free reserved seat ticket and lunch voucher courtesy of Guest Services, Inc. at the North Gate.

2-for 1 Bonus:

USTA Member Appreciation Day is July 30. Get Tickets Here!
USTA Members who show their USTA card will receive a 2-for-1 ticket discount with their reserved ticket. Get your special USTA membership here!

Volunteers - free tickets, get close to the action. Help wanted at the event:

Military Members Discount

All active duty and retired military members and families will receive a 2-for-1 discount (limit four [4] free tickets per person) on reserved tickets throughout the entire week of the tournament (redeemable at the box office).

Individual Session Pricing:

Session #Box SeatsReserved Seats

Reserved Seats 
Reserved Seats are available for purchase during the Citi Open Presale with an exclusive offer for Citi Credit cardmembers to purchase single-session tickets in rows A & B, which are typically reserved for weeklong packages.

Please visit the Citi Open Ticketmaster page to purchase your Reserved Seats today.

2012 World Team Tennis - 10% + 20% OFF Promo Codes

World Team Tennis (WTT) - Pro League Co-Ed Tennis

World Team Tennis has matches in 9 teams across the USA. It has both professional men and women players for the Eastern and Western Conferences. It also features top rising stars and legends of the game.

Features 5 match-ups of men's/women's singles, plus men's/women's/mixed doubles.

See the full WTT schedule to catch a match near you! Note: Special WTT rules will apply...such as substitutions, coaching, super tie-breakers, and no-ad scoring. It makes for a fun time where you'll see players performing trick shots for the crowd sometimes.

2012 Washington Kastles Tickets On Sale Now!

The reigning world champion Washington Kastles return July 12-24 following their perfect 2011 season! Tickets are on sale now!

10% OFF Promo Code for World Team Tennis (WTT)

Enjoy 10% off all matches with the code USTA10 OR 20% off the July 15 match with the code USTA20. Serena & Venus Williams, Leander Paes, Bobby Reynolds and Arina Rodionova are all back for the Kastles.

To learn more about all seven Kastles' home matches, check out their schedule.

Washington Kastles are the first team ever in 36 years of the league to win a perfect season 16-0!

Tennis Center at College Park - Free Trial Pass, Lesson Offer

Complimentary 1-week free membership trial, free lesson at TCCP in June. Less than 19 Free Passes Left!

5200 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740
Telephone: 301-779-8000

Site of the US Open National Playoff (Mid-Atlantic Wild Card) on June 2-5!
Great chance to see some amazing tennis for free here in the DC area!

They also have a terrific summer camp program for kids with 20% off.

Free Trial Membership - Terms and Conditions

  • Valid for first time users of the TCCP facility ONLY
  • Only one individual adult membership per person
  • This exclusive offer from is limited to only the first 25 sign ups

Benefits included with Trial Membership:

  • Free indoor and outdoor court time (must schedule in advance)
  • Participate in one complimentary group clinic

  • Use of the gym and locker room
  • Schedule and purchase lessons at non-member prices

You will be emailed a Free Trial Pass; please print and present it at the front desk. Valid for use on any consecutive seven days between June 1 - June 30!

Tennis Center at College Park Facilities include an exceptional 28 court campus

  • 13 indoor tennis courts (8 hard, 5 Har-Tru clay)
  • 15 outdoor tennis courts (9 hard, 4 Har-Tru clay, 2 red clay)
  • Running track
  • Fitness center/ weight room
  • Clubhouse with retail shop

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20% OFF Kids Tennis Summer Camp at TCCP (College Park, MD)

2012 Tennis Summer Camps (at College Park, MD)
Map | Website | Registration & Information |
Reviews | Camp Video | Email for Info

Tennis-Bargains Exclusive Offer:

*Valid for First Time Enrollments Only*

Three Types of Tennis Camps to choose from:

1) Tennis Fitness and Crafts Camp (For All Levels)

  For kids ages 5-14
, the TFCs program is a great way to learn tennis, experience the sights and sounds of our nation’s capital, have fun with arts and crafts, cool off with some swimming in the summer sun, and most importantly, develop lasting friendships while having a fantastic summer! (Tennis in the morning and off-court activities in the afternoon)

2) Baseline Boot Camp (For Beginners and Intermediates)

  For kids ages 5-14
, the BBC program is a great way for beginner and intermediate players to further develop their game. Students will learn proper grips, swing patterns, and rules of the game. Coaches will emphasize proper footwork, and competitive play is introduced. (Full day of tennis)

3) Advanced Tournament Training Camp (For Experienced Players)

  Training will focus on tennis specific fitness, on court drills, and match play. It is the ideal camp for players looking to take their game to the next level. Coaches will emphasize footwork and agility, decision making skills, and competitive play. (Full day of tennis)

Summer Camp spaces are filling up fast, so please register ASAP
 to take advantage of this 20% off deal!

Sign up for our 20% OFF Discount Offer

Fill out the online form.

Sat, Feb 11: DC Indoor Tennis Party - $25/person

More promo codes are updated regularly on our Facebook Tennis Coupons Page!

What: Indoor tennis party (8 courts of doubles). Food and drinks are included in the viewing lounge area with big screen TV's

When: Saturday Feb 11, 2012 (7pm - Midnight)

: Arlington YMCA Tennis club (3400 North 13th Street Arlington, VA 22201)

Cost: $25 for members and non-members (No Club Fees!)

RSVP: Spaces are limited to 70 spots - only about 20 left as of 2/7, so please RSVP @ 703-522-1700.

Please mention your playing level and "Tennis-Bargains" when you sign up.

Pre-Thanksgiving Week of Sales

Tennis-Express $25 off Babolat
Buy a Babolat racquet, get $25 off a pair of Babolat shoes, free stringing, and free shipping! Valid only 11/21-11/28.
Starting on 11/24 and running until 11/28 midnight ET, enjoy FREE SHIPPING NO MINIMUM on ALL purchases with code UAGIFT and also save $10 off on select ColdGear items. (Exp 11/28)

Tennis Topia *SOLD OUT* (located in the DC area) is having a Pre-Thanksgiving Sale (25% OFF any one item*) Simply print out this flyer and present it at the store on Nov 21, 22 or 23 Deal of the Day Specials for all this week:

Sports Authority (SOLD OUT) is also having a 25% OFF any one item* sale with this printable coupon. (Exp Nov 22) These sales end soon, so hurry in to avoid the big rush before Black Friday! 25% OFF Clearance Sale + Free Shipping (Stackable Codes)
Get Extra 25% OFF - Promo Code "Advantage" (25% Off) + "SWOOSH" (Free Ground Shipping)

*Note: Exclusions apply. Please check site for full details.

DC Tennis Page - News and Events

Our new page "DC Deals" features local tennis events and deals in the Washington DC Metro Area DC/VA/MD - with other major cities like NYC to come later. The focus will be on local shops and clubs in the area that we will highlight for their tennis specials and bargain value for service.

Drilling Tennis and Golf Liquidation Sale
D.C.'s Drilling Tennis and Golf (located on 17th Street NW just north of K Street) will be closing up and having a liquidation clearance sale starting now. You can read the full details on the Washington Post article.

The owner, Darrel Haines, will still have Tennis Topia open in Rockville, MD and plenty of discounted items (Shoes, Rackets, Clothes) for sale to local tennis players. We have recommended Tennis Topia before and hope you will be able to visit the historic DC store before it closes their doors.

Arlington YMCA Open House + Free Play
Arlington YMCA will host a free open house event on Dec 3rd. They will also offer a "special offer" then for people who want to sign up. Feel free to bring your friends and enjoy some free court time. See all details here:

Winter Indoor Tennis Parties
With winter quickly approaching, we will be updating the list of local indoor tennis parties and events. Of course we will base recommendations from past experiences and only recommend ones that continue to offer a good value and price for the tennis and food they offer.

Fan Reviews and Feedback
If you would like to report a local deal in your area, please feel free to add a comment below. Also please submit your own reviews and feedback on our Facebook Page so that you can share your opinions with the whole group.

Tickets for Champions Series (Washington, DC) - Sept 23

HSBC Tennis Cup - Champions Series * Agassi-Sampras-Courier-Chang

Verizon Center, Washington, DC
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 07:30 PM

Agassi, Sampras, Chang and Courier - the US tennis stars of the 80's/90's reunite.

The Champions tour will cross the country from Sept-Oct with the winner netting $500,000 full schedule here
Group discounts for 20 or more tickets. USTA Member specials are available with promo code: USTA10

To avoid the Ticketmaster fees, you may also want to consider simply purchasing your ticket at the venue. There are still a lot of tickets left for the DC event.

Just as a note, each of these matches will each be 1-set long. There are two semi-finals and one final match. These are basically exhibition match quality, where the players will talk and interact with the fans (similar to the WTT atmosphere). There are also VIP pre-game events that include a 1-hour clinic and dinner with the stars.

Legg Mason 2011 Ticket Specials!

Legg Mason Tennis Classic - ATP 500 Event - Washington, DC
National Parks Recreation Family Day
Saturday, July 30
Gates open at 9am
Families (up to six persons with a minimum of one child under 18 years of age) will be admitted for FREE at this year's National Parks Recreation Family Day! The first 3,000 people to sign up at the following registration link will receive a free reserved seat ticket and lunch voucher courtesy of Guest Services, Inc.

Tickets and food vouchers will be available for pick up on-site on Saturday, July 30 at the North Gate. Registration will close once we reach capacity!

The day will feature exciting activities and entertainment including moon bounces, games, face painters and local team mascots as well as the 2nd annual pet adoption to help The Washington Animal Rescue League find homes for loving cats and dogs.

Military Appreciation Day         
Sunday, July 31
Gates open at 9am
Members of the military who present their military ID at the box office will receive complimentary tickets (limit four [4] free tickets per person) for Sunday's session! The day's activities will include a Military Enlistment ceremony, Honor Guard and Color Guard, in addition to a flag unfurling and physical fitness competitions.

In advance of the tournament, Military Appreciation Day partner, the USO Metro, will be distributing tickets at various tickets for military personnel. Check back on our website soon for specific distribution dates and locations.   

USTA Member Appreciation Day
Monday, August 1
Gates open at 3pm
USTA members who present their membership card at the box office will receive a 2-for-1 discount (limit four [4] free tickets per person) on reserved tickets for the Monday, August 1 session.

Review of the Top DC Indoor Tennis Clubs - Haines Point

East Potomac Tennis Club (EPTC) - Haines Point, DC

East Potomac Tennis Center - Washington DC Location (1st exit off I-395N): Map and Info

  • 4 Indoor courts under bubble = Good
  • 9 outdoor hard courts - Very Good
  • Har Tru Clay courts - Below Average
East Potomac Tennis Club
1st Annual Club Championship

Men's Open Singles (Winner and Finalist)

Facility = B+
Stays fairly warm inside the bubble which has a sealed revolving door to get in. Even though this place has been around for a while, it is still in a very popular, centralized location near the border of VA/DC.

With some of the felt and dust accumulating inside, it could use a good vacuum!

There is usually enough parking outside but it is a short walk/run from the parking lot to get inside. If there is an event happening, you may have to find street parking.

2016 Update:
Brand new 9 hard door courts resurfaced! Blue and solid bounce (no cracks). The clay courts are still dusty deserts though, but barring that, this is a GREAT place to play.

The 1st Annual Club Championship was held here over 9/10/16-9/11/16. I was Men's Singles Champion against a tough opponent.

Staff = A

I've had a couple group lessons here before and the pros are not bad, although it can be on the expensive side if you want private lessons from them ($70/hr).  Here is a list of their lessons offerings and price list but if you can organize a small group, they usually have discounts. It's $30/hr for drop-in lessons.

I'd recommend Scott for any kids tennis. He's a very mellow guy and was the former director over at Hilton Head, SC. He has a great sense of tennis history and event management.

Cost = B

Update: The prices have gone up from popularity* Now they hover around $40 per hour (peak and non-peak). About average for the DC area. However, you do NOT need to join a membership program. Therefore, for the infrequent player, this makes for a great choice.

Availability = C

It can be hard to reserve your own court time as this place can be quite busy in the winter. But usually, if you call a week ahead, during a non-booked slot, you can usually get in.

Just remember that you have to pre-pay over the phone if you are not a member, so make sure you and your partner coordinate ahead of time and have a credit card ready. Still no online booking yet!

Overall = B
If you live close to Haines Point and can book ahead of time, this place is a great bargain!

How we rate DC's Tennis Facilities and Clubs

A lot of people have been asking about good deals for indoor tennis courts, and as promised, I will begin writing reviews of local clubs as a "tennis critic".For starters, here is a good listing of tennis clubs with indoor facilities in the DC metro area (VA/MD/DC).

Please note, I will only review the DC indoor tennis clubs that I have personally attended and can provide my assessment of the following categories on a scale from [A] excellent to [E] fail.

I've compiled some more tips on playing Indoor Tennis this winter. Subscribe below for more info and updates!

For my calculations, I will estimate that the average tennis player will want to play once every week during the winter and will bring 1 friend (guest) to split the costs. I'll let you know if their membership is worth it for frequent players (2-3 times/week in the winter).

1) Facility - How are the courts? How is the lighting? Is everything clean, well maintained?
2) Staff - How experienced are the average pros teaching there? Are the staff friendly toward you and new non-member guests?
3) Cost - How inexpensive is it to get a membership and court time to play?  (1 = $50/hr/person to 5 = $10/hr/person)
4) Availability - Can you get the court you want when you want it? (1 = Call in a week ahead, 5 = Almost always a court available)
5) Overall - Considering all factors, would you join/play here if you lived close by or go somewhere else?

DC Tennis Party - Fridays @ Arlington Y (7-11pm) ~$23

DC Indoor Tennis Party - Arlington Y (7-11pm) $23-30

What: Indoor tennis party (up to 8 courts of doubles) with snacks/drinks included
When: Every Friday Night
Where: Arlington YMCA Tennis club (3400 North 13th Street Arlington, VA 22201)
Cost: $23 for members, $30 for non-members
US Open Series Tennis Bus with JackyRSVP: Spaces are limited, so RSVP @ 703-522-1700

Mention you saw this reference from Tennis Bargains and your playing level to be matched accordingly.

*NEW* - To get party updates/info on your cell (just text "TENNIS" to 50500*Standard text messaging rates apply*

Enter your e-mail below to get updates on the next local Tennis Party near your zip code!

USTA/Virginia Tennis Block Party at the 2010 Asian Festival!

Asian Festival Block Party

USTA/Virginia Tennis Block Party at the 2010 Asian Festival!
Free Clinics, games for the kids and Cardio Tennis for the adults.
Saturday, July 31st at the Lake Newport Tennis Park in Reston, VA.

A smashing day of free tennis!  Come out & celebrate diversity in tennis at the largest Tennis Block Party of the year!

They also need more volunteers and usually they will give you free Legg Mason ticket vouchers for select days, for helping out.  To volunteer, contact

TennisTopia: Prince Rackets (Buy 1, Get 1 Free) - expires 7/15

TennisTopia (Rockville, MD) is offering a HUGE special to celebrate Prince's 40th Anniversary! Continuing thru July 15th or until supply runs out. Topia is offering an unbeatable deal:


JC's TennisTopia Store Review:

TennisTopia is a locally run and owned tennis shop that offers stringing, clothes and tennis gear.  They also have a DC store called Drilling Tennis & Golf. They have a good selection, friendly staff and regular deals in their newsletter.  Check them out if you're in the VA/DC/MD area!

Their shop is not the largest, but if you need tennis equipment in a hurry, then this is a good place to go. It may be a little difficult at first to find this hidden gem - hint: it is behind the REI at the Congressional Village Shopping Center.
Map this:
1701 Rockville Pike B-10
Rockville, Maryland 20852

Check out the TennisTopia Newsletter below for complete details...

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