PRSC Newsletter June 2018
Now Proudly Serving...
The Etto philosophy...
Pasta is simple and unpretentious. Yet it is also complex, nutritious, and distinct. It is amazing how something so simple can be incredibly diverse, endlessly creative, and good for you.
Pasta is a daily food of Italy. Italians eat pasta by the etto (100 grams or about ¼ pound). An etto represents a sensible portion of pasta for one person, as either a primi or as part of a balanced meal. One portion has 12 grams of protein and is a low glycemic carbohydrate that's great for sustained energy. Etto's factory is in Paso's Tin City, is family-owned by members Brian and Stephanie Terrizzi, sources quality local and organic ingredients, and values our customers and community.
You can purchase in the club house or the factory with a light marinara or butter and parmesan.
Sports Specific Training
With the regular season wrapped up, the off-season is a great chance for players to improve their fundamentals, hone their skill sets, and define their spot in next season's line-up. Whether your child is playing for fun or with the competitive spirit, training during the off-season affords all players the opportunity to realize their natural abilities and potential for growth. The Factory coaching staff is available this off-season to take your player to the next level, from establishing proper muscle memory to grasping the mental component of the game to having fun with the game we all love. Join us for weekly clinics, summer camps, and private lessons to help give your player an edge next season.
The Fielding Clinic has moved to Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:00pm
Come enjoy some summer evening baseball!
When: Tuesday, July 10th
Ages 8-12: 5:30pm - 7:00pm (inquire by email for alternate ages)
Registration must be made by 8 pm on July 9th.
Where: Barney Schwartz Field #4
Class Size: Min 2, Max 10
Attire: Athletic attire, including cup, cleats, and hat.
Description: This clinic focuses on developing proper throwing and fielding fundamentals, key to making all routine plays! Each class is broken into three segments: (1) throwing fundamentals, (2) fielding fundamentals, and (3) live hitting and fielding.
Please note: All athletes are required to complete a batting cage and guest waiver prior to participating in the clinic. Parent signature is required for minors. Waivers are available at The Factory front desk.
For any questions and/or requests, please email Cole Saucier (email@example.com) and Nick Reyes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Youth Baseball Camp
Fitness Corner with Dr. Andre Acebo
Chiropractor and Strength Coach
New Club, New Members and New Trainers!!!
As we head into summer, things are not just heating up outside! We have grown into the premier place for health, fitness and sports-minded individuals and families!
Please take advantage of your complimentary training session with one of our Certified Personal Trainers. All members who need an orientation with the new equipment in the Factory may make an appointment at the front desk with one of our trainers. We'll show you how to access all aspects of the club. We have a variety of Group Exercise classes & specialty instruction using Free Motion equipment and our Pilates Reformer. Our athletic development programs include Olympic Weight Lifting, Speed, Agility and Quickness and we have a new Soccer academy for developing young players. There is on-site Chiropractic, Physical Therapy and Massage Therapy services as well.
Here's what two of our newest Personal Trainers have to offer...
Taryn Stuart, CPT National Academy of Sports Medicine
Also Mat Pilates 1&2 certified
Taryn is also a Group Fitness Instructor with a background in dance and cheer. She is a mother of two active boys and its important to her to set a good healthy example for them. You'll find her & her family outdoors, whether it's skateboarding, running obstacle courses or just simply playing. As Trainer, she has this Philosophy, "My main goal is to motivate, empower, and challenge my clients. I believe exercise is only one piece of the puzzle. I believe there is always room for improvement, no matter your level; I want you to enjoy your fitness journey!"
Jake De Shon, CPT
"I grew up playing all kinds of sports, primarily football into High School, and action sports such as snowboarding and wakeboarding. I engaged in boxing and martial arts during my later teens. All the while I was increasingly interested in the gym life since being introduced to it at 13. I enjoy strength training focusing on heavy weights and low reps to build size and power, but can also do circuits with light weights and few rests to increase endurance and cardio. I am used to getting creative with body weight exercises for small spaces to get a great workout. I'm always looking for something new to challenge myself. Exercise and fitness is just a part of who I am."
Give these two or any of our trainers a call today and get started on your fitness journey NOW!
To your health and fitness,
Dr. Andre Acebo
Fitness Director PRSC
- NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialist
- Titleist Performance Institute Certified, Golf Fitness
- USA Weightlifting - Advanced Sports Performance Coach
- CrossFit Kids Trainer
email@example.com or (805) 712-7769
Summer is Here!
It is always exciting to see the activity at the Club start to pick up when it gets warm. Families, kids, and sunbathers are flocking to the pool. As usual there are going to be a lot of new faces at the Club during the summer, either as new members, tennis/swim campers, and swim lessons.
Summer programs have started at the pool and certain times of the day are busier than others. Everything from water aerobics, private and semi-private lessons, Summer League, and NCA Swim Team are all utilizing the pool. Time frames that the pool is the busiest and location:
- Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday = Summer League 10am-11am (Duck Pond full and two swimlanes)
- Monday - Friday Water Aerobics = 10:30-11:30am (six lanes)
- Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday= NCA Swim Team 8am-9:30am (Fridays until 10am and five lanes)
- Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday= NCA Swim Team 4pm-6:15pm (six lanes & part of Duck Pond)
- Saturday= 8am-10am NCA Swim Team (five lanes) / Water Aerobics 10am-11:30am
One thing to please remember, Paso Robles Sports Club has the pool available for family swim each and every day of the week, for all hours of operation. Therefore, we must share the time frames with all our groups.
Children under the age of 14 years of age must be occupied by an adult in the pools and/or the spa. Please never have your cell phone on deck while you are responsible for watching your child around water. Drownings can be avoided when children are watched with vigilance.
SWIM DIAPERS- We ask for your consideration by remembering swim diapers must be worn when a non-potty trained child is swimming! Please help us by taking your little one to the restroom every hour to avoid pool closures.
LAP SWIMMING- The lap swim lanes will also move from time to time. During the AM the far two lanes will be available for lap swim and during the PM the first two lanes (closest to duck pond) will be designated as lap swim lanes. Parents, please help our lap swimmers by keeping your kids out of the lanes that are being used by a swimmer.
SWIM LESSONS- Are offered here at the Paso Robles Sports Club. We have a new binder with all our instructors' information at our front desk. Please check it out if you're interested in any type of swim lessons or you can contact the Aquatics Director, Heather Moffitt @ #805-286-6982.
No doubt, probably the most boring word in tennis. However, some people make a living out of beating people with it. Should you? That's relative because depending on the score and the moment of the match it can be necessary to change things up. Do you ever tell yourself to play consistent?
I know I do. There are times were I just focus on not giving away points for free, because it's easier to win points waiting for your opponent to miss than to win taking risks and losing to yourself. Consistency is the engine that drives a tennis player. Without it we are nothing but an empty shell. Some people have a consistent forehand or backhand but not both. How do you know if your strokes are consistent or not? That is simple, a consistent shot is reliable because it works not only on difficult situations but also always works on routine strokes while working the point. In other words, if you make unforced errors then you are not consistent, at least with that particular shot. Consistency is also staying afloat above water when you are struggling. Let's say you are losing points, then you get your serve broken and feels like you are going downhill. Well, if you are consistent it means you will not miss shot, but your opponent would have to hit winners on you or force you to miss. It means you are hard to beat even when playing bad, because you don't beat yourself. Nobody likes playing consistent because it sounds like you are playing not to lose instead of playing to win but in reality all good players adopt a very simple yet consistently boring strategy when it comes to playing important points and the players that come on top are the ones that are painfully consistent players. If you are so consistent you make your opponent feel like hating tennis then, you have done a good job and can call yourself consistent. If you passed on the message that it will take 3 hours to beat you, then you are as hard to beat as nails and probably consistent too. But if you can't stand it when you have a long point, or are always trying to find the open court to hit the winner, then you might have a consistency problem in your hands.
Being consistent requires being able to stay in the point as long as necessary without having to feel any need to do anything special. The question is, can you play consistent and still play aggressive? And the answer is yes, but it takes a long time. First, you must be solid as a pusher, and then you can work on playing aggressive and find consistency. It's like trying to run before you walk. Everything is possible but there's a good chance you will make more errors than winners trying to play offensive shots constantly.
The key is to know when to do what. Start the point playing deep and safe shots, preventing the opponent from attacking us and without taking a risky shot while doing it. Then eventually getting set up in the point in a neutral situation, where is even, nobody attacks and nobody plays defensively. This is called neutralizing and is a huge word in consistent tennis. Once you spend enough time exchanging shots working and neutralizing the point then you can begin thinking about opportunities for turning things gradually into an offensive shot. Keep in mind that tennis is easier to win by waiting for your opponent to miss than to hit outright winners. So it's fair to say that it is better to win by letting your opponent dictate points and let them look for attacking while making errors than to being in charge of the point and trying to control the point constantly. It takes a lot of years to play aggressive and very few club players can do it. In other words, it's safe to say you are better off running around retrieving balls back in play and letting your opponent run you around than trying to be the boss and the big dog on the court.
Do the hard and ugly work of being the workhorse and take a lot of free points with patience and tenacity.
Mariano Parris, Tennis Director
You're Only as Good as Your Second Serve
A tennis saying that's been around forever is "you're only as good as your second serve". Just as a great first serve can be your best friend; your second serve can be your worst enemy. While a great first serve will reward you with an occasional ace, it primarily should be able to draw numerous return errors and elicit a soft or short return enabling you to take control of the point. A weak second serve, on the other hand, perhaps hit just not to double fault, (you know who you are!) will inevitably land short in the service box with little or no spin and become an easily attackable ball, allowing your opponent to take the offense right away, hitting the return wherever they want in the court or allowing them the opportunity come to net to finish the point with an easy volley winner.
So... to keep your opponent from attacking your serve, some things need to happen. First, you need to learn how to hit a deep second serve, this will keep your opponent back in their court, making it harder for them to be offensive with their shots. The second thing you need to do is use as much spin as possible on the second serve. These two goals can actually go hand in hand. The more spin you can get on the ball, it will allow to go for a higher clearance over the net, deeper penetration in to the service box, a higher rebound off the court and typically better depth to the backcourt. A good goal to set for yourself to achieve that spin might be this: swing as hard at your second serve as you do your first, but use more much spin when hitting it. This extra spin can be achieved a variety of ways, to start, try a change in your grip or modify your toss location.
Another issue I see with player's second serve is the fact that they do not direct their second serves to a specific location in the service box. Many players hit a safe second serve short and to the middle of the service box, keeping away from all the lines, so they don't double fault, allowing your opponent to take charge of the point. Being able to direct the second serve - either to your opponent's weaker returning side or a serve to the body challenging their footwork skills - can greatly decrease the chances of your opponent controlling the point from the get go.
Don't be like most everyone else and blast only your first serves in practice or in warm-ups before your matches. Take the time to experiment with different grips and toss location. Work on and improve enough on your second serve skills to have the confidence to use it effectively. Have your second serve become a weapon, not a liability, and see your winning percentages soar.
See Ya' on the Courts, Gary