Staff Spotlight: Lauren Irick

Lauren Irick is from Knoxville, TN where she started playing tennis at age 5.

She played throughout Junior Tennis in State, Southern, and National level tournaments, and was on a 2-time state championship team at Webb School of Knoxville. As a teen, Lauren claimed the #1 ranking in singles and in doubles in Tennessee, top [...]

Tennis at The Grove

At The Grove, we specialize in providing an unparalleled resort lifestyle for our members and their guests. An integral part of our healthy, active resort offering is our tennis program. We offer professional tennis instruction, camps, social events, private lessons, mixers for all skill levels and a well-stocked pro shop for all your tennis needs.

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Staying On Track With Your New Year’s Fitness Goals

The New Year is here and that means the flood of “New Year, New Me” posts have already begun. With so many people offering their own advice on how to achieve your fitness resolutions, we thought that we would take a different approach. We sat down with our Fitness Director, Jim Cotta to get some [...]

Our Equestrian Program

Horseback riding is one of the great perks of living in the country, and one of the essential elements of The Grove lifestyle…there’s a connection between horse and rider that can’t be put into words. That’s why we have partnered with The Jaeckle Centre, a state-of-the-art equine center located right here in the heart of [...]

Spring Fitness Tips from Jim Cotta

The Grove’s very own Fitness Director and Author of Men’s Health Workout Wars, Jim Cotta, shares some important tips to help you get fit and active this spring.

Start a Contest – In my recently published book, Men’s Health–Workout War, I explain how to set up a successful weight-loss contest and why this is so successful [...]

Spa Series – The Experience (3 of 4)

I know for a fact there are spa-enthusiasts out there. I hear my friends constantly raving about their latest treatment, comparing notes, making recommendations, talking excitedly about their next appointment—all the while I’m wondering why don't I go more often? They obviously find the time and have experiences that are so satisfying they can't stop [...]

Rosemary Spa Testimonials

At The Grove, we pride ourselves on the world-class amenities and unsurpassed level personalized of service that we offer. The Rosemary Spa is a shining example of the superior level of luxury and professionalism that is apparent in every accommodation offered at The Grove. Our expert staff will transport you to a place of complete [...]

Spa Series – The Promise of Something Good (2 of 4)

In my last post I left you hanging at my arrival and check-in.

After I was greeted by a super-friendly spa attendant and shown to the changing room, I donned the most sumptuous robe I have ever had the pleasure of wearing, then entered a private elevator which whisked me to the spa  greeting room. This [...]

Spa Series – From the Memory Books (1 of 4)

I wouldn’t categorize myself as a novice spa-goer, but I am in no way a regular attendee either. It is not because I don’t love the experience, who wouldn’t, it has more to do with my jaded view of what a true spa experience should be. The spas that have left an indelible impression on [...]

Summer Tennis at The Grove

Jeff Ammerman has been the Tennis professional at The Grove, for 2-1/2 years and is excited to be heading the summer tennis league opportunities. “The Tennis program is really growing” says Ammerman “the junior and adult programs continue to grow everyday. There is a lot of activity specifically in the junior program: kids camp, private and group lessons, I’m especially pleased with [...]

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