November Newsletter 2018

Holiday Hours


We will be open regular hours on Veterans Day
Group Fitness and Kids’ Club will not be modified

Wednesday, November 21st
Clubhouse- 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Factory- 4:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 22ndCLOSED
Friday, November 23rd
Open regular hoursClubhouse- 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.Factory- 4:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. No Group Fitness Classes


Fitness Corner with Dr. Andre Acebo

Chiropractor and Strength Coach

Announcing our first ever...


Olympic Weightlifting Meet

December 1, 2018
Weigh-In: 7am
First session: 9am

Unwrapped used toy or $10 donation to enter meet- proceeds go to Toys For Tots.

This is a non-sanctioned meet. A great way to get some competition practice for the experienced lifter or get your first time jitters out! Space is limited to 20 lifters! Sign up now!

Sessions will be emailed out to participants one week prior to the event.

There is food and drink (beer and kombucha is on tap even) available for purchase at the event!

Questions? Contact Andre Acebo at [email protected]

Sign Up for this meet by emailing Lindsey Taylor at [email protected] Please provide your Name, DOB, Weight in kg, total in kg, and Team Affiliation.


Also Announcing...

Do you love Golf, but have injuries that limit your ability to play? Do you want to move and swing the club with more freedom and power? Do you yearn to have more energy to get thru 18 holes?

As a Chiropractor, I am a manual therapy practitioner. I do soft tissue work and joint manipulation, to break up adhesions, alleviate pain and restore normal joint motion.

I am also a Strength Coach, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and certified by the TitIeist Performance Institute. I perform golf specific posture, mobility and stability assessments and provide corrective exercise strategies that can help you move better and with more power.

With a solid understanding of the golf swing, I work alongside your golf pro, to create a fitness plan that compliments their instruction.

Give me a call for an assessment 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 protected] or (805) 712-7769

Tennis Corner

So here we are…my first entry into the tennis newsletter! I would like to take just a few minutes of your time to update you on the current state of tennis here at PRSC. I am assuming most of you know Mariano Paris has taken a new position and is no longer at the club, and we wish him all the best. In the weeks since he has been gone, I have tried to the best of my abilities to talk with as many of you as I can; to ask questions and listen. I have also sent out a questionnaire to gain information from as many of you as possible. It is important to me to understand current affairs, so that I can plan for the future of tennis at the club. My goal is to continue to bring excellence in your tennis experience at PRSC.

Hopefully you have all seen our new and evolving Tennis Hub at The Club. In an attempt to unify our two front desks and catch tennis players in the middle, we have created an information area. Weekly, and sometimes even daily new events will be posted here. Each Monday there will be an overview board informing you of CCWTL/USTA matches, as well as clinics. A larger board will be updated regularly with Mixers, Tournaments, or noteworthy upcoming events. Please let me know if you see anything incorrect or missing. There are so many areas to relax post tennis workout, but we are hopeful that you will find The Hub at the Club helpful.

We are also preparing the courts for the wet season. All courts will be checked for safety, and readiness to play each morning. Windscreens will be let down to optimize drying and “squeegeeing” courts 1,3,5,and 7 will be an early morning top priority on wet days. You may also call the front desk to check rainy conditions. Ball hoppers are available for check out only from each front desk, as well as ball machine set up. The balls located in the fenced area are for staff use only to cut down on the “stray” balls around the courts.

I will be available for lessons and clinics Monday, Thursday, and Friday mornings, as well as special events. Gary will continue clinics as scheduled. Devin Barber (USPTA), and WTA Coach and hitting partner will be spending the professional off season with us and will be available to lessons in blocks of time. Devin grew up playing on the Central Coast as an All-State high school player, followed by 4 years at our local beloved D1 Cal Poly SLO. Upon graduation he took on a position with Former World #1 Victoria Azarenka as a hitting partner, and video analysis tech. When she became pregnant he took a position at an Elite Academy working with the top juniors in the nation. For the last 18 months he resumed his work in the WTA working in positions of hitting partner, coach, and video analysis tech with Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Fanny Stollar, and Julia Fishe.

Meet Devin Barber


My name is Devin Barber and I grew up here on the Central Coast, and after traveling the world for the last several years I can honestly say that this is my favorite spot to be. I realized my dream of playing Div 1 tennis at Cal Poly SLO where I earned All- Conference doubles honors my junior year and Team Captain my senior year. As a team we achieved two Big West Conference Championships and two NCAA Tournament births. After my playing career I had to opportunity to join the team of former World #1 Victoria Azarenka as a hitting partner and video analysis coordinator. Upon her pregnancy I started coaching at an elite junior academy in Northern California working with some of the best junior players in the nation. A year later I went back to the WTA Tour to work with Bethanie Mattek Sands and Fanny Stollar in similar roles of hitting partner and video analysis. My passion and work ethic for coaching grows everyday and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to bring my experiences back to the place where everything started... the Central Coast. Certified as a USPTA Pro, I look forward to meeting as many members as I can. I will be available in blocks of time Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for your private lesson needs. I will also be Co-Teaching Fit4Tennis on Friday mornings if class size allows. Please feel free to call or text me at (805)610-8081.


New and Upcoming Events:

Fit4Tennis Fridays 8:30-10:00 This is a fast moving drill that includes tennis specific footwork patterns, anaerobic paced play, and court to court competition. One or two courts/pros utilized depending on class size. Sign ups REQUIRED in order to prepare appropriately.

Friday November 9th 3:30-5:00 Varsity High School Drill/ Pizza Nite $20. Sign ups and Pro Approval Required. Contact Amy

Friday November 9th 4:00-6:00ish Harvest Crush Tennis Mixer 4 pm self-warmup, 4:30-6 pm Up/Down Club Mixer, 6 pm Local Wine Tasting/Appetizers

Friday December 7th 10 am-12:00 Ugly Christmas T- Shirt/Sweater Play Day: Men and Women come on out in your best or your worst holiday gear. Have some fun and create your own, or you can order one ahead of time to be prepared especially with you in mind for just $10. Hats, socks, bells, you name it, we want it. Lighthearted mixer. Sign ups very appreciated so we can prepare accordingly.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Working to make this YOUR club,

Amy Barber
USPTA Elite Professional
[email protected]

Match Winning Strategies

Sometimes in the heat of battle, we overlook some common denominators that will tactfully and typically always help us win at tennis. Let’s visit some time tested strategies that will pave the way to you winning the last point of the match.

Never Change a Winning Game

This would seem to be the most common sense principle and you would expect that most players would not need to be reminded about how important this principle is. But I’ve seen a ton of players in match play, when they are experiencing success and are winning handily, their temptation to change tactics is often times too great to resist: “I gonna’ hit my groundstrokes harder now, I’m going to hit closer to the lines now, I’m gonna’ rip my serve 20 mph faster now”. Beware, if you are playing a competitive match, you want to win as quickly and decisively as you can. There is no reason to change what is a winning game. Simply stick with what is working until it no longer may be working.

Keep Your Shots Deep in the Opponent's Court

For fun, when practicing hitting your groundstrokes, keep track of the number your shots during a rally that bounce on or in front of the opposite service line. Even with pros, the number of "short" balls they hit will surprise you. With club players, the number will typically astound you!

Ideally, every ball you hit other than a drop shot or sharply angled winner should land somewhere between the service line and the baseline. This is the heart and soul of groundstroke based tennis. By keeping your opponent deep in their court, you prevent them from having the capability of hitting severely angled shots back at you. The closer the opponent is to the net when they hit the ball, the greater range of angles they have to hurt you. Perhaps more importantly, you will rob them of time to prepare for their shot, as a ball hit a bit slower (20-25% slower) but deeper near the baseline, will arrive faster than a harder hit ball traveling the extra after bounce distance from inside/at the service line.

Hit Your Groundstrokes Cross Court

Obviously, a player cannot hit all their shots crosscourt during a match. Sooner or later, you will either hit down the center or down the line. Still, the percentage shot is crosscourt. The margin for error is much greater for crosscourt shots than for down the line shots since the net is lower and the court is “longer”. In a typical match, hit as many groundstrokes crosscourt as you can. For club players, this rule is critically important. Granted, the pros may not always stick within these parameters, but then again, they are the pros!

Hit Away from Weapons and to Weaknesses

Every player has shots which are weapons and shots that are weaker. It seems obvious that if you hit to the opponent's weaker wing the likelihood of winning the point increases. If this is possible during a match, by all means do so. Your opponent might start to minimize their number of potential weaker side shots by overplaying (running around) to that area of the court to always hit with their strength. That strategy will open up a larger area of the court they just left for you to hit to. Your shot will be their strong side, but making them hit even from their strong side on the move (or even better, on the run!) will expose a weakness allowing you to take control of the rally.

Never Change the Direction of a Hard Hit Ball

This is probably one of the most frequently ignored principles among the common denominators. Too often, players who will take a crosscourt shot hit at them with a lot of pace and attempt to hit their reply down the line. Changing the direction of the ball is hard enough, when the ball has lots of pace behind it, the process is even more difficult.

Perhaps follow this rule - don't change the direction of a cross court ball unless it is within your comfort range AND only if it forces your opponent to run. Another idea in this category, don't be afraid to change the direction of the ball when it is coming at you down the line. The geometry associated with hitting a shot that was sent to you down the line is such that the crosscourt change of direction automatically will put your opponent on the run. Hitting shots on the run are way more difficult to hit well than shots that only require a minimum movement.

Don’t overlook these match winning strategies, they have been used time and time again by every generation of good tennis players back to when they played with wooden racquets and long pants and long skirts!

See Ya’ on the Courts, Gary



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)


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 805-286-6982.


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.