While TV viewers flock to golf, NASCAR and (c'mon!) poker, tennis gets very little respect in the U.S. Still, people actually do play tennis in St. Louis. A few more in west county than in south city, to be sure all the more reason to get your racquet on at Tower Grove Park. With day passes available for $4 per person ($6 if there are two of you), Tower Grove's twelve hard courts and three grass courts represent a bargain. With apologies to last year's Best Local Boy Made Good Dan Nassif, if you're one of those basement-dwellers who think they've got a prayer to make the final table at the World Series of Poker, a trip to the tennis courts will do you a load of good, especially if you look like those pasty-faced guys on TV.