Does your Dad love sports and gaming, but already has pretty much every product imaginable emblazoned with the logos and names of his favorite sports teams and players? That’s usually what happens, and then we end up stressfully browsing random websites in the hopes that we can find an NFL lampshade or chess-themed dishtowel he doesn’t already have, with the full knowledge that the present probably sucks. This year, let’s all do something better.
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MasterClass is offering several classes for sports and games-loving Dads, perfect for those who became obsessed with chess after bingeing The Queen’s Gambit during quarantine or those who want to get back into tennis. Treat your dad to a class (or two) this Father’s Day, and he’ll get a lot more use out of it than a NASCAR mousepad or whatever else you usually stoop to. Even better? Take the class along with him so you can have extra bonding time. Here are a few of the most fun sports and gaming programs on MasterClass to consider.
Garry Kasparov Teaches Chess
Garry Kasparov became the world chess champion at the age of 22, eventually becoming a six-time world champion. These days, he’s ready to share his chess strategies and knowledge through his MasterClass, which includes 29 video lessons and more than 7 hours of content.
Serena Williams Teaches Tennis
If your Dad’s always talking about improving his serve, Serena Williams Teaches Tennis is the MasterClass for him. After all, who better than the winner of 23 Grand Slam titles to be an instructor of the game? This class contains 9 video lessons to help dad perfect his game, focusing on everything from form to strategy.
Phil Ivey Teaches Poker Strategy
If your Dad has been known to host games of Texas Hold’em on the weekends, and dreams of going to Vegas to try his hand against the pros, then Phil Ivey’s poker strategy MasterClass will delight him. Learn the ins and outs of the game from this 10-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, whose class focuses on mental strategy, poker tips, and poker hand reviews in 12 lessons.
Simone Biles Teaches Gymnastics Fundamentals
Simone Biles is one of the greatest athletes alive. If your Dad has ever tried his hand at the vault or rings, or if he’s just a big gymnastics or Olympics fan, then Simone Biles’ 2+ hour MasterClass where she breaks down the techniques she uses to win the gold could be the perfect gift.
Tony Hawk Teaches Skateboarding
Whether he loves the X-Games or is a Pro Skater fanatic, Dad’s in for a treat when you sign him up for Tony Hawk’s MasterClass. Hey, if Hawk is still skating at his age, why not your Dad? Learn new tricks on the street, park, and vert, and have fun listening to the greatest skater of all time explain how he became a total pro.
Wayne Gretsky Teaches The Athlete’s Mindset
What doest it mean to be an athlete? It requires physical prowess, yes, but sometimes the mental game is even more important. Treat Dad to the gift of insight with Wayne Gretsky Teaches the Athlete’s Mindset, a 2+ hour class by the pro hockey player. He gives hockey tips and advice, yes, but he also talks thrillingly about his own career accomplishments and what it takes for an athlete to achieve their dreams.
Stephen Curry Teaches Shooting, Ball-Handling, and Scoring
Does your dad spend his weekends playing basketball with his friends, or practicing his free throws on your garage-mounted basketball hoop? If he’s obsessed with basketball, then get him Steph Curry’s MasterClass where, in 17 video lessons spanning almost 4 hours, Dad can learn everything from one of the modern greats. Shooting form, basketball drills, ball handling, and more are all covered by this NBA pro.
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