July Newsletter 2020

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We will be closed on the 4th of July. Enjoy your close knit family at home.

 

A Note from the Manager's Desk

Hello Club Family!

What an incredible last month! I am enjoying hearing the laughter of all of the children, and seeing the smiles and energy brought to all of our socially distanced classes. I have always appreciated all of our outdoor space at the club, but today I believe it is making all of the difference when it comes to providing a safe environment for our members to be active again. The outdoor cycle under the veranda and yoga, pilates, and barre on the patio have been huge hits. Thank you all for being diligent when making sure you are cleaning equipment before and after using it!

Please know our staff is working so hard right now to both clean and ensure only active members are using the club. Wearing a mask for 8 hours straight is tough on us, but we are smiling behind the fabric. We are blessed to work for California Athletic Clubs who chose to pay us 100% of our wages during the full time we were closed. Our team is back and working harder than ever to improve the new club member experience. The changes may be a bit hard to get used to at first, but it is working and I am so proud of everyone!!!

We ask if you can, please wear a mask when you are entering the club if you are able to. When exercising or outside (while maintaining adequate distancing of at least 6 feet), you do not need to have one on, but we do hope you can help us keep our entrance and employees safe. We have a large amount of people who have fragile immune systems and they need all the help they can get to stay healthy during these trying times.

You are all amazing. Thank you for appreciating all of the hard work our team has been doing. The surveys we have received have clearly shown how much you love us. Your encouraging and loving words have been heard.

If you need me, I am here for you.

See you soon!
Sara Dobroth
General Manager

 

Parking Lot Hours

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To ensure we are able to check-in and serve all of our members, we are currently closing the Factory parking lot on Sundays. This means the Factory is still open, however you will need to access the Factory gym from the original Club House parking lot. The Factory parking lot will be open again on Saturdays starting July 11th. If you would like to swim or work out at the Club House before 8 am during the week, please park at the Factory. Thank you so much for your patience during these trying times.

Clubhouse Parking Lot Hours
Monday through Saturday: 8 am to 8 pm
Sunday: 8 am to 7 pm

Factory Parking Lot Hours

Monday through Thursday: 5 am to 9 pm
Friday: 5 am to 8 pm
Saturday: 8 am to 4 pm

 

Kids Club Opening!

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Monday July 6th, we will be opening our Kids Club! We have an amazing staff ready and excited to teach phonics, do arts and crafts, play and read with your little ones. We will be asking all parents to please make sure to have your child's temperature checked at the front desk before heading down to the kids' club room. We ask you to make reservations online or by calling the front desk to secure your child's spot. We are limiting the room and outdoor area to 7 children at a time to ensure enough social distancing for the kids. We would love for all kids to immediately wash their hands when they arrive. We will not be able to have the kids eat snacks while visiting. If your child or anyone in your home is feeling sick, please keep your child home. Each visit is limited to two hours. Please email me at sdobroth@caclubs.com if you have any questions. We can't wait to give you all a well-earned Mommy and Daddy break.

 

Five Steps to a Great Defensive Game

Due to many people having a gap in their playtime, we haven't had a lot of time lately to work on our technical-shot-making skills. Therefore, I thought it might be worthwhile to visit how we can prepare ourselves for match play by getting better acquainted with the flip side of our game. A smart defensive game can be very instrumental in playing matches. Almost all of today's best players excel at defending their side of the net and not just at hitting crushing winners. Djokovic, Nadal and Federer, all for example, have incredibly good defensive skills and wouldn't be at the top of the game without them. Take a look how to learn how, and when, to play defensively by following these five tips.

KNOW WHEN TO PLAY DEFENSIVELY
The first step is simple, but sometimes is forgotten by many players once they step out on the court. You need to know when to play defensively. When you are behind the baseline by more than a few feet, it's a clear sign you need to play more defensively. When your opponent has you moving outside of your comfort zone, either too quickly laterally or forward, and you can't get in position in time to hit a shot comfortably, you have to play defensively.

PLAY A SMART 'SAFE SPOTS' SHOT
When you're under pressure and having to hit defensively as mentioned above, you should try to hit your shot towards the safe spot on the court. This spot is generally down the center of the court and deep. This shot reduces the angle your opponent has on their next shot to attack, robs them of time to prepare for their shot, and increases the time you have to recover.

GO TO YOUR OPPONENTS WEAKNESS

If it's possible, try to hit your defensive shot to their weakness. Most players have a weaker backhand. Hitting a deep shot to their backhand will help you turn the point from a defensive situation into a neutral or even offensive position, allowing you to regain control of the point.

BECOME A BETTER MOVER
All the great players with good defensive skills are also exceptional movers on court. None of us are getting younger or faster, so make up for that by making better use of your anticipating (see next paragraph) and intercepting skills to make up time in getting to the ball quicker.

LEARN TO READ YOUR OPPONENT

Does your opponent like to attack a certain area on court or do they force you to hit in a certain uncomfortable pattern? Anticipate their strategies and learn how to read your opponent's body positioning and swing path of their racquet when they're preparing to hit their shot, which will enable you to get to the ball faster, organize your body positioning and prepare better to hit your shot. Take some time to learn, understand, and appreciate defensive skills on the court and be prepared to win more matches!

See Ya' on The Courts Sometime Soon! Gary

 

Setting Up An Online Account and the Paso Robles Sports Club App

Thank you for your patience while we are enrolling you all into our reservation systems for tennis, aquatics, group exercise, and Kids Club! If you haven't had an opportunity to set up your account yet, please follow these following steps:

  1. Go to www.pasoroblesclub.com
  2. In the upper right corner, please push the button that says: Member Login
  3. Go to the bottom of the webpage and push the button that says: Access my Account
  4. Enter the First Name, Last Name and the email address you gave us when you signed up, and push search.
  5. The system will send you an email notification.
  6. Finish setting up your account via the email link that is sent to you.
  7. To download the app: search for Paso Robles Sports Club, and use the login and password that you set up in the 6th step up above.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Dobroth at sdobroth@caclubs.com