Overall I had a good time. However, I feel that Ed's handling of a situation negatively affected my total (tennis) experience. Participants are assigned to groups of 4 -6 players, with an instructor, based on skill level - you are initially asked to self-select what group you should be placed in based on the description of skills that are needed for each level of play. I ranked myself a 2.5..low intermediate. I was placed in a group in which there was someone more or less on par with my level and then there were two women who ranked themselves as 3.0's but were nevertheless placed in my group. They probably should have ranked themselves as 3.5's. These women were justifiably unhappy and voiced their dissatisfaction. Ed's solution was to move me out of the group - to a lower level. My feelings were hurt and I could not help feeling rejected. The person in my original group that was basically on par with me was not reassigned. I had accurately ranked my skill level and I was asked to leave this group and was assigned to a lower level group of four - one was on par with my level of play but two were weaker players. During various drills, I focused on my performance and it didn't make a huge difference that our skills were at different levels. However, the second afternoon was devoted to two hours of doubles and that was just frustrating...getting the serve in play was difficult for the group. I feel that I should not have been demoted. I know - I'm venting. The hotel was lovely -although a TV would have been nice, the food was fabulous, and I had moments when I felt exhilarated playing and learning this lovely sport in a lovely setting. I would not hesitate recommending Total Tennis - just know that what group you are in and how a situation is handled makes a difference in your total experience.
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