May Newsletter 2014
Please join us this Saturday for an event to support Cancer Well-Fit! The schedule of events will be:
Open House with Free Guests: 10 am to 5 pm
Arts & Craft Fair: 10 am to 3 pm
Tennis Marathon: 11 am to 4 pm
Live Music: Kenny Taylor 2:30 & Belmores 4:30
Wine Tasting and Silent Auction: 3 pm to 5 pm ($10/person or included in the Tennis Marathon and BBQ)
- Wineries Pouring: Tassajara Cellars (www.tassajaracellars.com), Rio Seco Winery (www.riosecowine.com), and River Star Vineyards (www.riverstarvineyards.com)
Santa Maria BBQ: 5 pm ($35/person or $60/couple, or included in the Tennis Marathon)
Please join us the whole day! We have over $6000.00 worth of donations for our Silent Auction so far!
See you on Saturday!
Sara Dobroth, General Manager
When playing tennis, love is a bad word….while lob is also a bad word if you are the one hitting overheads into the sun on a windy day. So when you play you should be the one lobbing people….don`t be the one getting lobbed on!
Playing a doubles opponent who frequently lobs the ball can be quite frustrating, not only because they impose minimal offensive threats, but also because your own impatience can cause unforced errors. Many times the losing team does not have a good enough offense to overcome the defensive “lobbers.”
There are some tactics to try if you face this type of team. When you get an overhead, don’t try to pound it through them. Attempt softer, shorter angles to move them out of position and force them to react to the new pace of the ball. Make sure you are playing overheads when balls are high and volleys if they are low. Remember that volleys are a more accurate shot, so volley the ball when it is low enough.
Not every overhead is meant to be a put away. Mix in a variety of angles and spin. Missed overheads are the No. 1 reason people lose to teams that lob well. Use a drop shot to return a serve or on shorter shots. Hitting deep, powerful shots feed the frenzy of more lobs. When you do get a volley, try to use more drop or touch around the net, when possible. Hard, firm volleys invite a better lob.
Whenever possible, play to the weaker player or lobber, which will frustrate the stronger team member. Try playing your team’s best overhead player in the ad court if he or she is right-handed or, if a lefty, in the deuce court. Anything up the middle will play into that stronger player’s smash return.
When serving, move your partner further from the net to take away the lob return. Lobbing teams love to do so off the serve. You may choose to play a designed poach off the serve so the server is already covering for their partner, if the return of serve lob is causing problems.
Lastly, don’t take it for granted that you are a superior team. Lobbing teams are tough to beat. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to end points quickly.
• Don’t beat yourself by giving away free points. Remember this team has little offense and relies on your errors to win.
• Remember hitting the ball hard feels great, but usually will bring on a better lob from your opponent. Lobbers love pace so use softer shots whenever possible. You have to “dink-and-dunk” the lobbers.
• Never underestimate lobbing teams. Respect their abilities so that you don’t put too much pressure on yourselves.
At the Club, we are committed to providing healthy food for our athletes. Our Recovery Shakes have been another well received item on our menu. Made with 100% crushed fruit mixed with whey protein, it's the perfect combination after a workout. We also offer pre-work out shakes as well. Vitamin and fiber blend boosters are also available add-ins. If you haven't tried one, what are you waiting for? Your body will thank you!
We are now a Talley Farms Distribution Site. Talley Farms will deliver to the club weekly a box of straight-from-the-garden vegetables and fruit. For more information, go to www.TalleyFarms.com .
Looking forward to serving you,
with, Dr. Andre Acebo
Chiropractor and Certified Personal Trainer: Strength Coach
This month, I will discuss the roles of proper posture, core stability, and normal range of motion for efficient and safe human movement. The human movement system (kinetic chain) is made up of the nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems. Basically, nerves tell muscles to shorten or lengthen and muscles move bones at their joints. Muscles and joints also tell our nervous system "what they are up to". This feedback allows us to walk, run, and move smoothly and beautifully, not like robots!
If our frame (skeleton) is not aligned properly (poor posture) or key muscles aren't strong enough to hold us in proper posture (weak core) then our joints are subject to added stress, eventually leading to loss of their normal range of motion (ROM). Long hours of sitting and inactivity cause muscle weakness and imbalance. The posture starts to collapse and stiff joints can follow. This is an all too common problem, but what about active people who work out regularly? Certainly they’re better off for their efforts, but they should purposefully maintain full ROM, core activation, and balanced posture in their athletic training and other daily activities.
Where to begin…
Get a posture & movement assessment! As a chiropractor and corrective exercise specialist, I perform these on patients and fitness clients regularly. If imbalances are discovered, there are several massage, exercise, and treatment strategies that can be very effective for pain relief, improving, or even maintaining good posture and movement patterns.
To get the most out of your training and to decrease the risk of injury, start with your posture and core stability. I am happy to be of service, call or stop by anytime.
Keep training !
Reaction rules should be fundamental strategies that should be in every player’s game. When you play the percentages and can predict what the opponent is going to do most of the time, being proactive and aggressive at the net can pay off and can help you take control of the match.
Poach off a low volley – “Low You Go” is a phrase the net person should live by on the doubles court. If your partner’s groundstroke lands low at your opponent’s feet, their reply will typically be defensive -higher and softer than they want - and the ball usually goes back in the direction where it came from. Poach that easy return and put it away for the winner.
Poach off a return that lands in the alley – When your opponent is stretched wide from your partner’s return, players most often have to pull the ball cross court using only their arms because they don’t have time to set their feet and use their legs to direct the ball down the line accurately. This typically creates a weak shot cross court that is ideal for poaching. Poach the put away right up the middle into the vacant area left open by the opposing player.
Poach off the your partner’s overhead – Most returns off of an overhead are blocked or hit back to the same direction they came from. When players are reacting to this or any other aggressive type shot, this return direction is the norm. Knowing this, you can take advantage by sneaking across court to take your opponent’s typically weak reply.
Both players come to net when you lob over an opponent’s head – When either or both of your opponents are backing up and are focused on tracking down the lob, there is an element of surprise that can be achieved by both players coming to the net. Closing the net will put you in a strong position to finish out the point. Typically any ball that comes back will be a defensive lob, setting you up for a strong overhead to put away or force an error.
Tennis is a very unpredictable sport, and I think that’s part of what makes it so challenging to us. But commit to executing these patterns until they come easy and automatic. Follow these “reaction rules” to help predict the flow of the point and play these high percentages to tilt the match in your team’s favor.
See Ya’ on the Courts, Pro Gary Amadio
Paso Robles Sports Club member, Craig, won first place at Miracle Mile 5K in Morro Bay!
In working with a new bunch of our little minion club members, I find I have to remind them to relax in the water. At any age, we enjoy the water more if we can relax and learn a good floating balance in the water. On this comfortable platform is where we can build good muscle mechanics and true power for those of us that swim competitively or for exercise. We can't go far if we are swimming in a panic state of, "DON'T SINK!" Find your calm and balance in the water and then build your miles on top of a strong foundation.
Quote of the month
“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate accomplishments.”
~Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) American Motivational Speaker
Spencer Sznejkowski, Tennis Director
It’s that time of year again at PRSC! Summer Camp 2014 sign-ups have started and camp will be held June 16th through August 22nd. We have a lot of fun activities planned for the kids this year, including daily swim sessions and tennis lessons. We will also be incorporating our Fit Kids program led by Dr. Acebo during the camp week and much more. Our weeks will be themed and the kids will go home at the end of the week with a letter unveiling the upcoming week’s theme.
Please make sure to call us early to reserve your child’s spot due to limited availability. To do so, you may stop by the front desk, call 805-239-7397, or email me, Zoe Ruz at [email protected].
Our Pricing for members will be as follows:
Drop in day rate: $57.00
Our Pricing for non-members will be as follows:
Drop in day rate: $65.00
If you pre-pay for 3 weeks of camp, we will take 10% off of your total. We will also offer you a 10% sibling enrollment discount for your second child.
I am so excited for this upcoming summer and hope to see your kids here! I'll be keeping parents updated through emails about the weeks to come! If you have any questions feel free to contact me via email using the address above.