May Newsletter 2013
Taco Tuesday- Starting May 7th
2-7pm EVERY TUESDAY; Café is open to the public
$1.25 Tacos- Chicken, Ground Beef, Black Bean
$2.00 Chips and Terry’s Home Made Salsa; $5 bottomless basket
$2.00 Beer- Bud, Bud Light, Coors Light, Corona and Corona Light
$3.00 Beer- Sierra Nevada and 805
An afternoon of exercise and fun that will benefit our community! It's open to the public and 100% of the proceeds go to the San Luis Obispo Food Bank. $5 entry fee or 5 non-perishable food items
Mother’s Day Brunch Menu by reservation only
Saturday, May 11th 9:30am - 12:30pm
$24.95-adult, $12-12yrs and under, 2yrs and under eat free.
Treat the amazing mothers in your life to brunch on our beautiful patio or sit poolside and enjoy! $24.95 for Adults and $12 for Children under 12. Mothers will receive a free drink of their choice. Please make your reservation with the front desk 805-239-7397.
Quiche- egg, spinach, bacon and mushroom over a potato crust baked to a fluffy perfection. Served with Fruit, toast or English muffin. Vegetarian option upon request
Breakfast Quesadilla- Scrambled eggs with your choice of bacon or sausage, cheddar cheese and red and green bell peppers in a flour tortilla with sour cream and Terry’s homemade salsa on the side. Served with fruit.
Pancakes and scrambled eggs w/ bacon or sausage served with fruit and Toast or an English muffin. Turkey bacon or sausage available upon request
Strawberry Salad w/chicken- Roasted chicken breast, sliced strawberries and almonds over a bed of fresh organic spinach served with Lindsey’s Shallot Thyme dressing and garlic bread
Fruit and Yogurt Parfait- Greek yogurt (plain) topped with fruit with a honey mint dressing. Can be served with toast or an English muffin.
Champion Plate- 2 hard boiled eggs, sliced tomato, sliced apple with peanut butter. Can be served with toast or an English muffin.
Drinks included: Tea- hot and cold, Coffee and Water. Add $6 for mimosa; free mimosa for mothers.
Make your reservation and pre-order your meal by calling the front desk at 805-239-7397
Chiropractor and Strength Coach
Developing Young Athletes
Did you know that 75% of kids drop out of sports by age 13? The primary reasons are injuries and burnout.
Long term athletic successes is developed in stages. Each stage is dependent on the one before. It starts with nutrition, and may take many years to reach sports mastery. It takes time to fully develop these stages, and deficiency at one level will negatively affect the next, ultimately leading to injury or burnout.
Think of it as a pyramid...nutrition provides the "molecular foundation" followed by cardiovascular sufficiency, body control, external object control and finally mastery and application in sports competition.The cardio through weightlifting stages are often referred to as General Physical Preparation (GPP).
Our Fit Kids program follows this "pyramid". We focus on GPP in a fun environment and we hope parents will invest in quality nutrition for their children. Remember in the early years (6 to 12 yrs old) development is more important than competition. For most sports we want athletes to peak in their late teens & early twenties.
Check out our new Fit Kids schedule starting in May!
If you have any questions, please call Dr. Andre Acebo at 712-7769 or email at [email protected]
The Tennis Department
Those members and guests who turn out for the Dynamite Doubles clinic put on by Jim Triolo and Tim Foley last Friday were treated to a fantastic instruction on how to improve their doubles play. There was fine food and wine, and great conversation after the afternoon session. Thanks to Tim who barbecued up the delicious spareribs and tri-tip and to everyone else who brought those delectable desserts.
With summer approaching, we will be gearing up for our junior tennis program.
We will be running two morning sessions for 7-12 year old children as follows:
- Session 1 - 8:30 - 10:00 Beginner-Intermediate (Monday through Friday)
- Session 2 - 11:00 - 12:30 Beginner-Intermediate (Monday through Friday)
Informational flyers will be available shortly at the front desk.
Our sister club, Avila Bay Athletic Club will be hosting the 2013 Avila Bay Spring Classic Tournament, (USTA sanctioned events along with non-sanctioned events) on May 24 - May 27 for all levels of play.
The sanctioned events are as follows:
- Men’s Open Singles & Doubles
- Women’s Open Singles & Doubles
- Mixed Open Singles & Double
- Men’s 40’s, 50’s, 60’s Singles
The non-sanctioned events are as follows:
- Men’s & Women’s A, A-, B, C Singles & Doubles
- Mixed Doubles A, B, C
- Men’s 55’s & 65’s Singles & Doubles
- Junior Boys & Girls 18 & Under; 14 & Under
We will have tournament entry forms at the front desk. For information, please contact me or Mark Scribner, Avila Bay Athletic Club @ [email protected].
Here are 10 reasons why to play the Avila Bay Spring Classic tournament on May 24-27.
- Meet other players.
- Test your game. Find out where your game is in relation to other players.
- If you have never played in a tournament, I guarantee it will be an experience you will never forget.
- Tired of beating up on everyone at the club or the local park? Here’s your chance to find out just how good you are!
- Playing at a new place is always exciting. It can recharge and refresh you from your regular place where you play.
- If you are married and play mixed doubles, this will be the ultimate litmus test.
- For junior players who have been played for a while and on your high school team, this would be a great way to see another side to the game.
- If you play, you will find out what you have been missing!
- For you single men and women players, you never know who you might meet! Your future soulmate
- Finally, playing a tournament can just be whole lot of fun!
So, I encourage all of you who play tennis to enter the tournament and to show our support for our local tennis community.
Cheers & good hitting always,
Tennis with Pro Gary Amadio
Men 24.7%, 75.3% Women 19.4%, 80.6%
In last month’s newsletter, I referenced how tennis is a game of errors, not winners, and how better footwork will help all of us achieve our goals as players. I’m going to take it a step further and tell you, tennis is ruled by errors at every level of the game. Rather than trying to cream the ball and hit winners, your goal should be to force errors – that’s a much easier game to play. How do we do that? Here are some hints to take your game to the next level.
Be Consistent – When hitting your shots you should attempt to give yourself a good margin of error. A term I use often is "refuse to miss". Hit the ball away from the lines, hit it high over the net with good spin and hit the ball x-court where the net is lower and the court longer. Remember, as far-fetched as it sounds at first, the player who hits the ball last in a rally usually loses the point!
Depth – Keeping your shots deep is the key to the start and throughout the point at every level of the game. It allows you to control the point and makes it very difficult for your opponent to attack.
Time – Rob your opponent of time by taking the ball on the rise, rushing the net or standing closer to the baseline. We all need time to get our feet and hands organized to take the shot we like, taking that time away makes it very hard for your opponent to get comfortable with their favorite shots or patterns.
Court Position – Where you stand matters! Take a couple of steps in on your opponent’s second serve. Voila – double fault! Approach the net on a short ball, serve and volley once in a while – the pressure can force your opponent into unforced errors. By visually shrinking and expanding areas of the court throughout your match, you can force errors without even hitting the ball.
Height – Typically, everyone likes to crush the ball when it arrives between their hips and shoulders. And everybody hates it when it’s above their heads or below their knees. Use good spin (and depth) or slice to take your opponents out of their comfort zone when returning your balls. Don’t give them the same ball to hit point after point, game after game, match after match.
As for what those mysterious percentages mean at the top of the article? In the last year’s U.S. Open Grand Slam event, the men hit winners on 25% percent of the points, while committing forced or unforced errors 75% of the time. The women’s totals were – winners only 19% of the time while committing forced or unforced errors almost 81% of the time. After charting high school, college and club tournaments matches over the years, those percentages of winners and errors essentially ring true at all levels. Try a couple of these tips next time you’re playing and see they if they can swing the match in your favor.
See You On The Courts, Gary
Please visit our website for up-to-date information regarding our year-round swim team and swim lessons. We are reserving group lessons spots now for our summer months.
All Summer Camp Information will be available on May 6th! Please reserve your child’s spot today by calling the front desk at 805-239-7397 or email [email protected].
Referral Special for May
Throughout the entire year we will be offering an amazing referral special! For each person or family you refer you will receive a $50 credit to your account. After the third referral you will receive a $100 credit to your account for each person or family you refer.