March Newsletter 2019
The PRSC B-N-P Men’s Tennis Tournament
Secure a partner ASAP for the PRSC B-N-P (Ball-n-Pub) Men’s Tennis Tournament.
This is our version of the BNP Paribas Tournament in Indian Wells. Come compete like the pro’s but enjoy great beer and food after!
When: March 16th (and 17th if needed)
First Round Match Times will be communicated
What: Men’s Doubles Tournament
There will be two divisions of doubles play with two guaranteed rounds.
Green Division (4.0-4.5)
Gold Division (3.5-3.0)
Play will be followed by beer tasting and classic pub-type food.
Cost: $25 per player
Sign up with Devin ASAP
Luck of the Irish Kids Night Out!
Drop the kids off with us for an evening of pizza, crafts, movies, and FUN so you can have a few hours to yourself!
$18 one child
$30 two children
$40 three children
$48 four children
$23 one child
$35 two children
$45 three children
$53 four children
Paid reservation is a must!*Please sign up at the front desk or email Lindsey at LTaylor@caclubs.com *24 hour notice of cancellation must be given for a 50% refund
New Menu at PRSC!
Over the past 7 years I have worked here these are the items that are the most asked for! There is always a variety of healthy options in our “Ready To Go” cooler from hard boiled eggs, vegetarian salads, Etto Pasta Salad, or veggie and protein packed breakfast wraps!
Any one of our front desk associates can make anything from this menu for you.
My new favorite lunch is a “protein style” turkey burger with a ready-to-go salad on the side; so filling and nutritious!
Fitness Corner with Dr. Andre Acebo
Last month I wrote about getting "In Shape" and what that means to each person. Also, 4 keys to success. They are Tracking, Community, Sustainability & Mindset.
Believe it or not, the time to start losing weight and getting in shape for summer is now! So for the next few months, our theme will be about getting ready for summer. And I'll be applying some of those 4 keys to this end.
If you want to lean up by June, let’s find out where you are at now. Call or Text me for a quick, FREE assessment. I'll weigh you, check your body measurements and body fat % then show you an easy way to track your progress.
Grab a friend so you can encourage each other. If it’s in your budget, the best way to go about losing weight or transforming your body is with one of our Certified Personal Trainers. You can even lower the cost by training with a partner or two! Our trainers can give you the tools to train part time with them and also on your own or with a class. This also leads to big savings as your sessions will last much longer.
Since "abs are made in the kitchen" you may need nutrition guidance as well. Our Personal Trainers can certainly help you here, too. Remember, Tracking what you eat is a great help. Even if you don't know how many calories your taking in, tracking will help you be more mindful of your eating habits.
If you've been with us for less than a year, we are extending our complimentary, Introductory Training Sessions. Normally, we ask members to use these sessions with in the first month of joining. But, if your serious about losing fat, gaining muscle and looking fantastic when school is out, I will personally make sure you have a plan and the ability to get there, regardless if you hire us to train you!
There you go, "No Barriers" to your future healthy, fit self!
Call, email or text me or any of our Certified Personal Trainers today!
Dr. Andre Acebo D.C
Fitness Director PRSC
NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialist
Titleist Performance Institute Certified Level 1
USA Weightlifting - Advance Sports Performance Coach
CrossFit Kids Trainer
email@example.com or (805) 712-7769
A Note From Your Tennis Director:
Rain, more rain, followed by some snow, and of course a few ice overs have made it a bit more challenging than normal to find our way to the courts. However, we have been able to claim a few days here and there.
We would like to thank everyone for supporting our “first annual” series. Our first Love All Women’s and Mixed Tournament was a nice few days. Thank you for working with us as we needed to be flexible with weather. Congrats to Women’s Champions, Darcia Cramer and Teri Wilson. The mixed doubles title was awarded to the mother/son duo of, Ben Donovan and Lisa Corrente.
Your participation in our “firsts” events such as Harvest Crush Wine Mixer, The Ugly Sweater Christmas Mixer, Fit4Tennis, and of course Love-All have proven that PRSC is a playing club. Thank you! You have encouraged us to plan more fun. Wine club, Junior Team Tennis, SINGLES LADDER, adult night tennis, and more will heat up as the weather does.
Please continue to check out the Tennis Hub for upcoming information as well as this newsletter. I hope to keep things concise and informative here so that you will find it another useful tool. We will have plenty of information out in the Hub as soon as we can keep it dry.
Please remember to RSVP for ALL events so that we can plan successfully!
Getting A Grip on Your Game
After witnessing some league and match play recently, I noticed how many players may not have a complete understanding of the importance of having the correct grip to successfully perform specific shots. One major way to limit your progress and enjoyment as a player is to not understand the importance of utilizing correct grips in our game.
Where you position your hand on that eight-sided handle has a HUGE impact on each shot you hit. Your grip affects the angle of the racquet face, where you make contact, and ultimately affecting the speed, spin, and placement of your shot. There are no “perfect” grips, each one has its own advantages and limitations, but some are clearly better than others for individual strokes. Let’s take a look at the most popular grips and when they should be used.
Continental Grip/The “Hammer” Grip
This grip is used primarily for serves, volleys, overheads, and slices (sounds likes all the shots we need in doubles, huh?). I tend to help visualize the grip location by calling it the “hammer” grip – the grip you would use to hold a hammer to bang a nail into a wall. If you’re right handed, when looking straight on at your butt cap, your right index finger knuckle should line up on the first bevel on the right from the top. Hitting with this grip on serves and volleys is universally accepted as the way to maximize your potential on those shots. This grip for your serve allows your forearm to naturally pronate (turn inward) through contact to allow greater ball spin and speed. It also the preferred grip on volleys since it provides a slightly open racquet face for underspin and control. Also, having the continental grip allows you to keep the same grip on both forehand and backhand volleys, usually helpful for quick exchanges at the net.
Eastern Forehand Grip
To get to this grip, take that Continental grip and turn your hand clockwise (for righties), so that the base knuckle of your index finger slides over one bevel. This grip is generally considered the easiest grip for learning the forehand. It’s versatile, allowing us to brush up on the back of the ball for topspin or flattening out the shot for more power and depth. It’s also easy to switch from the Eastern grip quickly to other grips, making it a wise choice for players who like to play an all court game utilizing a variety of shots.
Semi-Western Forehand Grip
Moving your knuckle one more bevel clockwise from the Eastern will get you to the Semi-Western grip. This grip typically allows us to apply more topspin to the ball than the Eastern, allowing us to give the shot more height for safety and control and the option of taking a bigger swing since the exaggerated top spin will help (and hopefully) keep the ball in the court. With a contact point higher and farther out in front of the body than the Eastern forehand, it’s good for controlling and being aggressive with high balls.
One Handed Eastern Backhand Grip
From a Continental Grip, shift your index finger knuckle back one bevel counterclockwise, so that the hand is on the top of the grip. Or stick your racquet throat underneath your left armpit with racquet head facing behind you (for righties) and grab the handle – Voila! – there’s your grip. This is a versatile grip that provides good stability for your wrist. You can roll the ball for some spin or hit through it for a more penetrating shot. While solid for handling low balls, an Eastern backhand grip is not ideal for hitting high incoming topspin shots (see Nadal vs. Federer!), up around the shoulders or above. These shots can be difficult to control with this grip, so many times players will switch to the Continental grip to slice the ball back defensively.
Two Handed Backhand Grip
There’s no doubting the popularity of this grip, but there is some debate about the ideal way to position both hands. One of the more popular ways is to hold your racquet in your dominant hand with a Continental grip and take your non-dominant hand and place it above with a Semi-Western grip. A more compact stroke than the one hander, the two hander relies on shoulder rotation and a more efficient swing to provide power. That’s why it is particularly effective on the return of serve. It’s also a good grip on low shots and the extra hand allows you to power through balls near the shoulder level.
P.S. – Details of how you may position your hands for these grip changes may sometime be more effective through a visual/hands on learning process, so please take a look at YouTube for videos to walk you through the process or if you have questions, bring it up to our excellent pros, Devin and Amy, during your lessons and clinics and learn how proper grip technique will make you enjoy our game even more!
See Ya’ on the Courts, Gary
Swimming is one of the world’s most popular activities, and encompasses a wide variety of skills from a refreshing dip in the lake on a hot summer day to endurance and speed competitions. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 14 percent of adults do not know how to swim and, on average, 10 people die from drowning every day in the United States. Because swimming safety is of the utmost importance, swimming is learned primarily as a life skill and secondarily for sport. We want to be a part of lowering this percentage of drownings each year.
Join one of our swim programs today:
Parent and Me ---- Private ---- Semi Private Lessons ---- Adult Learn To Swim ---- NCA Swim Team ---- Master Swim
Private and Semi Private Swim Lessons - Lessons for all swimming levels are available from our North County Aquatics 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.
For more information, contact Aquatics Director Heather Moffitt #805-286-6982
SPA AND THERAPY
Did you know that MASSAGE THERAPY is a great adjunct to your workout regimen?
Enhance performance, decrease recovery time, support your weight loss journey, eliminate excessive soreness, and reduce the likelihood of repetitive-use injuries with an individualized session designed to meet your specific needs. Reach your fitness goals sooner, and with greater ease!
We offer a variety of methods that treat the simplest issues to the more complex:
Trigger Point Therapy
Prenatal Massage- Yes, we even have a safe massage method designed for the mom-to-be! In a prenatal massage session, we use extra cushions that are designed for mom's comfort, even in the later stages of her pregnancy.
*60 minute massage ~ $75
*90 minute massage ~ $100
*Scalp and Feet special ~ $50 (30 minutes of focus combined with essential oils and hot towels)
Essential Oils~ $10.00
Please note an additional charge of $10 will be added to non-member sessions.
Gift Certificates are available year-round and can be purchased at the front desk at the Club or Factory
TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT, PLEASE CONTACT KERI KEEFER, SPA DIRECTOR at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 831.402.6632
Referral Special and Dues Increase Information
After careful evaluation, the club has decided there will be an average membership dues increase of 5% this year. It will occur on April 1. We have not done an increase since December 2016. The raise in minimum wage of $2 per hour, utility increases, and other expenses beyond our control cause us to need the increase in order to be sustainable. We hope you are enjoying the additional facilities. We are very grateful for your continued membership. For those who would like to take advantage of a decrease in their dues, when you refer a new member during the month of March, we will discount your monthly dues $5 per month for the length of time you and the new member stay a members.