December Newsletter 2018



Sunday, 12/9



Tuesday, 12/25



Monday, 12/31

Tuesday, 1/1/2019



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As of December 1st Regular Hours of Operation are:

The Factory

4:30 am – 10:00 pm

7:00 am – 8:00 pm

8:00 am – 8:00 pm


The Club

5:00 am – 8:00 pm
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Tennis Corner

Introducing Devin Barber, Director of Tennis for Paso Robles Sports Club


The Paso Robles Sports Club is pleased to announce the hiring of our new Director of Tennis, Devin Barber. Devin’s name may sound familiar to you but his resume may be quite a surprise.

Devin grew up in Atascadero playing on every public court available before any tennis clubs existed. Due to his hard work he reached his dream of playing D-1 tennis for Cal Poly SLO (the only college he ever wanted to attend). While being honored to captain the team his senior year, he realized he loved the coaching and mentoring aspect even more than playing.

Upon graduating with a degree in Sports Management, he moved directly into working with former World #1, Victoria Azarenka. At the time she had assembled the top coaching team in the world. It was there as a hitting partner, and video analysis coordinator that Devin soaked up every single thing he could traveling the world with the most distinguished coaches and staff. Upon Azarenka’s pregnancy, he began working at an Elite Academy with the top juniors in the nation. There he learned what committed “academy life” looked like as he traveled the US as a coach with groups of highly ranked juniors. This caught the eye of the coach to Bethany Mattek- Sands, and he was brought on to work in their academy in Arizona as well as serve as hitting partner, video analysis coordinator and team member. Traveling to all Grand Slams with two different Grand Slam Champions, as well as Fanny Stollar, was the experience of a lifetime.

The culmination of his experiences at clubs all around the world left him wanting to bring excellence in tennis back to the Central Coast and more specifically the North County. “I believe the Central Coast is the most ideal place to live in all the world, and I would love to see high level juniors being developed in the place I love most. It is here I fell in love with tennis, and I believe kids here should have that same opportunity. Junior tennis just seems to have gotten lost up here in the last decade, and my dream is to bring it back”, said Barber.

Devin is certified as a Tennis Professional by the United States Professional Tennis Association. To schedule a lesson with Devin, please contact him via email at [email protected].

Junior Tennis Programs:

Little Ballers:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
3:15-4:00 pm
Members: $12
Non Members: $14
Class Size Minimum: 4
Class Size Maximum: 8

The Little Ballers Junior Tennis Program is an introduction to tennis aimed at juniors 8 years or under. Players must be able to follow instruction as this is a instruction based lesson. The goal is to have the kids enjoy the sport of tennis while learning balance, ball coordination, and the most basic stroke fundamentals. Stay for tennis games after with staff supervision from 4 - 5 pm. Reserve your spot on the Paso Robles Sports Club app or call the front desk at 805-239-7397.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
4:00-5:00 pm
Members: $15
Non Members: $20
Class Size Minimum: 4
Class Size Maximum: 8

This is a technically based class aimed at the ages of players 8-12 years old. The Beginners Program will emphasize a stronger focus on proper stroke production, proper grips, and technique/form, and intro to game play. This is the basis for all future tennis success and mastery of this class is an essential step. Reserve your spot on the Paso Robles Sports Club app or call the front desk at 805-239-7397.

Varsity Prep/Junior Varsity:
Tuesdays and Fridays
5:00-6:30 pm
Members: $20
Non Members: $25
Class Size Minimum: 4
Class Size Maximum: 8

Ages 12 and up,this technically based class takes the strong stroke production and skill/agility from the previous programs, and prepares the player for high school tennis. In addition to strokes and technique, learning the rules and implementing all aspects into set play is the focus. Register with Devin Barber at [email protected].
**This Program is by Director approval only**

Mondays and Fridays
3:30-5:00 pm
Members: $20
Non Members: $25
Class Size Minimum: 4
Class Size Maximum: 8

The Varsity Group is the culmination of all skills learned in the prior junior classes. Players will sharpen skill work with a strong emphasis in competitive tactics required for advanced level play. This class is for the driven and focused player ready to take their game to the next level. Register with Devin Barber at [email protected].
**Directors approval only**

High Performance:

The High Performance Squad is reserved for players seaking USTA or UTR rankings. Quality SANCTIONED tournament play is required. This class is reserved for only those with the highest level of proven commitment, as demonstrated by consistent improvement and dedication. Participation is earned and not given.
For additional information, please contact Devin Barber at [email protected]
**By directors approval only. Ages may vary and are dependent on the level of the player**

Adult Night Clinics Now Available!

Reserve your spot on the Paso Robles Sports Club app or call the front desk at 805-239-7397. Pre-registration is required.

Level: 2.0 to 3.5
*Self Rate*
5:30-7:00 pm
Class Size Minimum: 4
Class Size Maximum: 8
Pros Devin Barber

Level: 4.0 to 4.5
*Self Rate*
5:30-7:00 pm
Class Size Minimum: 4
Class Size Maximum: 8
Pros Devin Barber

Fit 4 Tennis Clinic
8:30 - 10:00 am
Class Size Minimum: 4
Class Size Maximum: 8
Pros Devin and Amy Barber

Tennis ABC’s
8:30 - 9:30 am
Free for Members
Non Members: $15
Pro Gary Amadio

Adult Clinic and Lesson Pricing

1-Hour Lessons
1 players: $65 per player
2 players: $45 per player
3 players: $30 per player
4-5 players: $25 per player
6+ players: $15 per player

1.5-Hour Clinics
4-5 players: $30 per player
6+ players: $20 per player


Obey The Doubles Laws!


As our courts are always filling up with a lot of member and league doubles play, I thought it might be helpful to review some of the laws we should abide by for the game most of us play.

1.) “Close to Close/Deep to Deep” Law
When your formation is one up, one back; the basic strategy is to hit the ball to the opponent who mirrors your position on the court. If you’re up at the net – hit it to the net person to rob them of time to react; if you’re in the backcourt – hit it to your counterpart on the opposing baseline, wide enough not allowing the net person to cross and poach a winning volley. The exception – if you’re at net and have to volley/hit up from below the top of the net, hit it to the deep opponent. Hitting a low volley; high, to your opposing net person will most likely reward you with a shot hit right back to you for a “fuzz sandwich”.

2.) Don’t play “Heart Attack Doubles” Law
The net person on the team is constantly watching the ball travel back and forth past them to their baseline partner; effectively getting a nice sun tan while your partner has a “heart attack” running every shot down. The net person should get up to the “launching position” – meaning - whenever the ball passes your opposite net person and you know they can’t hurt you with a quick poach volley; from your “normal” net position, close to within 6-8 feet of the net, taking a step or two towards the center strap, getting ready for you to poach on a soft or slightly high return. Be active, get involved, get into the other team’s head and disrupt their shots. It’s much more fun to hit the ball than to watch it sail past you constantly and your odds of winning the point go up dramatically with whoever strikes the first volley.

3.) “Serve Smarter, Not Harder” Law
Understand your opponent’s weaker side for returns and direct most of your serves there. Having your opponents return serve from their weaker side with your partner stationed right at the net can be very intimidating. When serving to the deuce court, perhaps hit most of your serves down the “T”, making your opponents attempt perhaps the hardest shot in doubles tennis - the inside-out backhand return. Take a little speed off your first serve if necessary and try to maintain a first serve percentage of at least 60-65%.

4.) “Three Laws of Poaching”
Always poach when - 1) When your opponent’s shot is returned from behind the baseline – this allows you plenty of time to cover the ball that’s hit cross-court. 2) When the ball is hit low to your opponent’s feet – they will have to hit up and allow you an opportunity take the higher, weaker return and nail it for a winner. 3) When your opponent’s are constantly beating your partner in baseline rallies, you have to mix it up and throw off their steadiness. Remember - you don’t have to hit crushing, the crowd gets on their feet, winning volleys every time. Just showing your opponents you’re active at the net will disrupt their play and typically sway the action in your favor.

Obey these few doubles laws and watch your winning percentage in doubles skyrocket!

See Ya’ on the Courts,
Gary Amadio

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Our new menu is geared to those that are on the go! With more “grab and go” options we are making


I recently had a friend mention that she was on a road trip and stopped at a popular fast food chain. She ordered a basic Chicken sandwich, fries, and a drink. Her total for that was $12.00! Guess what you can get for $12? One serving of our amazing pasta salad AND that HUGE salad with a protein!

We use quality ingredients; our pasta comes from Etto Pastifico and produce from Talley Farm Fresh Harvest. We try to stay local and organic as often as possible. Our food is made with love by me, a nutrition specialist...Lindsey! I don’t like Pasta Salad! Ok, No problem! Get a one of our recovery shakes! We have shakes that range from full meal replacement to basic post workout recovery. There is something for everyone here, whether it be a pizza or salad!

Have questions? Contact me at [email protected]

Happy Eating!
Lindsey Taylor, Cafe Manager

Sports Specific Training


Baseball Hitting Clinics

Sunday, December 9th & 16th
1 - 2 pm: Ages 8 & under
2:30-3:30: Ages 9-11
4-5pm: Ages 12-14

$20, minimum 2 players, max 6 players
24-hr cancellation notice
Sign-up by Saturday, 12/8, 8 pm
Sign-up at the club or by emailing Cole at [email protected]

To all baseball enthusiasts,
Come hone your skills this winter at The Factory batting cages. Private lessons and clinics are ramping up for the quickly approaching new season. Get the extra edge for try-outs and start your season off on the right foot by training today.

Sunday hitting clinics will focus on improving fundamentals, teaching players how to continue practicing at home and to achieve improvement through proper repetitions. Reserve a private lesson for one-on-one attention geared toward specific disciplines (pitching, fielding, hitting) of the game.

Email [email protected] to schedule your private lesson or call The Factory to reserve a spot at one of our hitting clinics.

Cole Saucier, Baseball Professional




Kids and Adult Swim Lessons

Get in the pool and learn to swim! Lessons, programs and teams available for all ages and levels. Contact Aquatics Director Heather Moffitt for more information today! (805-286-6982 or [email protected])

Private and Semi Private Swim Lessons - Lessons for all swimming levels are available from our Club’s swimming instructors year round! For info or to register, call Heather Moffitt 805-286-982.

North County Aquatics Age Group Swim Team M-F, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Coaches focus on four competitive strokes: Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle. If you are between the ages of 4 - 18 and can swim half of a lap of the pool we are looking for you! NCA has options for 2 days a week, 3 days a week and or full time pricing per month. Register by calling #805-286-6982.

North County Aquatics Master’s Group - You may now register for NCA’S Master’s group. This group is currently held at M-F 4:30-6pm / 5:30am-7:00am T/Th and two Saturdays a month. If you are interested, please contact Aquatics Director at #805-286-6982.



Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings from all of us here at The Paso Robles Sports Club Spa and Therapy! We offer gift certificates for all of our spa services.

Stocking stuffer ideas that will make everyone happy~

30 minute Scalp and Feet Special ~ $50

60 minute massage ~ $75

90 minute massage ~ $100

For inquiries, please email Keri Keefer, Spa Director at [email protected]
or call 831.402.6632

Happy Holidays!