Your Weekly East Bay Clubs Update: October 23, 2023

Dear Member,


Monthly Mentions

This week, I decided to partner up with my pal, TK, our head of Athletics, and talk about the sport of the year, pickleball! If you haven’t joined in the fun yet, now is the time.

A Little History  – Flashback to 1965, when a group of friends in Washington State returned home from a round of golf to, you guessed it, their children bored at home. Lucky for us, those bored kids helped spark the creation of Pickleball–first through a combination of misfit equipment (a lowered badminton net, a perforated plastic ball, table tennis paddles) and a driveway. By the early 1970’s, pickleball was becoming a fully formed sport, with a corporation created to protect its integrity. Soon to follow would be organized tournaments, and with competitive play came the first official rulebook in 1984, created by the US Amateur Pickleball Association. In 2005, the USA Pickleball Association was established, and the rest is history. You’ll hear various opinions on whether the sport was named after the creator’s dog, Pickles, or the dog after the sport, but however it came to be, we’re thankful to have it as part of our racquet sports culture.

Is Pickleball for Me? – The best part, no previous racquet sports experience is needed, just a willingness to have fun! If you’ve ever played ping pong, you’ll find pickleball to have a very similar feel, using a paddle that’s slightly larger than ping pong but far smaller than tennis. This smaller paddle makes it easier to control, which leads to consistent contact with the ball much more quickly as you learn. Rallying (successfully hitting the ball back and forth over the net) comes naturally, and within minutes, you’re chasing the ball around the court, having a blast!

What do I need to play? – You don’t need much. Wear comfortable clothing and non-marking athletic shoes. We have all the rest of the gear you’ll need at the Club. If you would like your own paddles, check out

Courts Galore – Did you know we have over 100 courts across the Clubs, and growing!? We are working hard to keep up with the growing demand.

A Party to Remember – As you start to think about holiday parties (personal or corporate), think about hosting a pickleball party. They’re all the rage! Contact your local club and they will get you all the information you need.

A Little T.L.C.

Are pickles good for you? You know I had to tie them into the subject somehow. Pickles are actually great for you! They’re great sources of both vitamin K and vitamin A, two essential antioxidants that are found in many fruits and veggies. These natural antioxidants fight free radicals, which are chemicals in the body that can cause cancer and heart disease.

Now, not all pickles are fermented, but the fermented kind have the most health benefits. Fermentation creates good bacteria (you may have heard of probiotics) that support a healthy digestive system and boosts the immune system. Look for fermented pickles in the refrigerator section of the store. Another hint, look for “live cultures” on the label. Now, go grab a spear (and a paddle)!

Ponder This 

“Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness”.
~ Chuang-Tzu


In health,

Tracy L Cioffi
Chief Marketing Officer
The Bay Club Company


Bird’s Eye View

Junior Pickleball Pathway at Your Club
We take pickleball very seriously at Bay Club! Our new Pickleball Pathway will give you and your fam the chance to learn and play this wonderful game. From open houses to clinics and tournaments, we have something for all skill levels!

Junior Pickleball Clinics
Bay Club Pleasanton
Wednesdays | 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Saturdays | 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Join our four-week sessions to experience the fastest growing sport in America! Clinics will focus on skill development, partner-based activities, and game play. You’ll be rallying and playing in no time! Begins the week of October 23.

Complimentary Fitness Assessment
Offer ends October 31
Kickstart your fitness journey with an Inbody composition assessment and fitness consultation. Ready for an accurate, quick, and non-invasive body composition analysis? Email


Bay Club Crow Canyon:

Food & Beverage

Pasta Night and Weekly Specials at The Vintage
Join us at The Vintage for our new Pasta Night! Click here to see the menu, as well as our weekly specials.
Check out our new Brunch menu, Lunch menu, and Dinner menu that will be rolling out on October 27.

Oktoberfest Specials at The Vintage
Saturday, October 28 | 7:00 am-9:00 pm
Check out the menu for the full lineup.

Customized choices, make your own burger. Check out the order form here.


Golf Cart Trick-or-Treating
Wednesday, October 25 | 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Ready for some golf course fun? Visit some festive friends and collect some candy! Dinner is included, and start times are every 30 minutes. Cost: $25++ per adult, $13++ per child 12 and under.

XXIO Fitting Day
Friday, November 3 | 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Join us at the Driving Range to experience the best equipment that XXIO has to offer! Check out more details here.

9-Hole Glowball Golf
Friday, November 17 | 6:00 pm shotgun
Join us on the course for this Members-only, 9-hole, par 3 challenge! $30 per person for Sapphire and Diamond Members. $45 per person for all other golf memberships. Includes 2 Glowballs, prizes, and a hot cocoa bar!

Thursday, November 23 | 9:00 am shotgun
Join us on the course Thanksgiving morning for some pre-turkey golfing! We’ll see you there.


Oktoberfest Twilight Tennis/Pickleball
Friday, October 27 | 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Join us for Round-robin play with beer tasting and pretzels! Sign up with or without a partner at the Tennis front desk or email by October 25.


Check out fall & winter pool schedule here.

Complimentary Fitness Assessment
Call the Fitness Center at 925.735.7106 to schedule with our new personal trainer, Isaiah Alexander.


Fall Wine Expo
Friday, November 10 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Join us in the Clubhouse Ballroom to explore the portfolios of over 75 different wineries! Enjoy light bites and stock up on all of your fall wine needs! $30 inclusive, XLife Benefit does not apply, ages 21+. Reservations required by calling the front desk at 925.735.5700.

Fall Harvest Bingo
Wednesday, November 15 | 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Enjoy a wonderful fall harvest food line-up, 10 games of Bingo, and an ice cream sundae for dessert! $25++ per person, guests welcome, XLife Benefit applies, ages 21+. Reservations required by calling the front desk at 925.735.5700.

Thanksgiving at Crow & To-Go!
Thursday, November 23
Mark your calendars for Thanksgiving! We’ll have more info coming soon.

Holiday Sip & Shop
Wednesday, November 29 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Join us in the Clubhouse Ballroom for an open house style party with multi-vendor shopping boutiques, complete with Crow’s pro shop holiday sale downstairs! Includes Light Bites and no-host bar. No reservations needed.


Bay Club Fremont:

Swim Programs for All Ages
Immerse yourself in our aquatic programs! We offer swimming lessons/training for kids of all ages and skill levels. From babies just getting introduced to the water or kids competing in swim meets, we have a class for you! Email for more info and to enroll.

Free Guest Friday
Friday, October 27 | All day
Bring a friend with you to the club to workout with, dance with, play pickleball with, or just to relax with. Today is on us! Email for details.

Friday, October 27 | 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Open to all ages, our Spooktacular event is the most fun place to be this Halloween. Come trick or treating throughout the Club with your little ones dressed in their costumes. We’ll have mini carnival games and a balloon artist on the outdoor turf. Enroll on Connect.

Pickleball Social
Saturday October 28 | 9:00 am-11:00 am
There’s no better way to start your Saturday and end the month than with your fellow pickleballers! If you are interested in what the buzz is about, come on out to enjoy some light refreshments and fun round-robin games.

Caramel Apple Making Workshop
Sunday, October 29 | 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Let’s make our own Halloween-themed caramel apples! This is a drop-off event, so enjoy a lunch date, knock out some chores, or simply relax! A light snack is provided. For ages 3-12, open to members and non-members. Members: $35 | Non-members: $45. Enroll on Connect.

Fitness Pop-Ups
Couldn’t make it last week? Don’t worry, we had so much fun last week that we’re running it back! Whether you are interested in Pilates reformers, deadlifting, or just questions on how to use our fitness equipment, stop by our tables to ask! Email for more info.
10/23 | 9:00 am-11:00 am
10/24 | 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
10/25 | 9:00 am-11:00 am
10/26 | 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
10/27 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm
10/29 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Group Fitness Classes: Halloween Edition
10/26 | 6:30 pm | BOO Jam with Yuki
10/28 | 9:00 am | Halloween Spooktacular Dance with Dave
10/28 | 9:00 am | Spooky Pilates with Kornelia
10/29 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm | Monsterlicisous Dance Party with Keiko, Kenny, Christel (UJam), Javier/Kirsten (La Blast), Tanvi, Janani (Bombay Jam)
10/30 | 6:30 pm | Glow Ride with Katherine 


Bay Club Pleasanton:

New Sports Bar Hours
Mon-Fri | 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Sat & Sun | 11:00 pm-4:30 pm
Have you seen our new hours of operation? Also, be sure to join us for our football watch parties on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays!

New Café Items
Stop by to see what’s new!
$7 Kid’s Meals: Grilled Cheese, PB&J, or Cheese/Pepperoni Flatbread, with fruit and juice box.
Buy 5 lattes and get one on us! Try our new pumpkin spice latte today!

Halloween Spooktacular
Thursday, October 26 | 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
A Halloween event for the children of Bay Club! They’ll enjoy trick or treating around the Club, crafts, goodies, and plenty of photo opportunities. Complimentary for members, guest fees apply. Enroll on Connect.

The Savage Method
Mon, Wed, Frid, & Sat | 10:00 am
Tues & Thur | 5:30 pm
Join Brittanie Savage as she takes you through an experience where you’ll perfect stability, fluidity, and strength using a combo of barre, Pilates, and yoga. Unlimited subscription: $150 a month, drop-in: $30 per class. Enroll on Connect. For more info, email

Winter Sports Training
Join our 8-week cardio & strength program to prep for skiing or snowboarding this winter! Challenging and fun for all ages and skill levels. Coached by Melinda Wiley and Brian Colombo.
Cost: $340. Sessions available on select dates November-January. Enroll on Connect!

Intro to Pickleball Class
Mondays | 4:00 pm | Outside Pickleball Courts
Join us on the outside pickleball courts! Our pro will teach you the basic rules and fundamentals of the game, answer your questions, and have you playing a game by the end of the session. Paddles and balls available for use or feel free to bring your own.

Tennis Clinics
Enroll on Connect or email for more info. No classes on Halloween.

Red Ball Tennis Clinic
Mondays & Wednesdays | 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Designed to help young players (ages 3-9) develop their athletic ability for the sport. Fun, educational drills/games and more. $35 per class.

Orange Ball Tennis Clinic 
Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Ages 5-13 will practice scoring rules and be introduced to match play through shortened sets. Additionally, they’ll continue to refine technical and tactical skills, while improving their knowledge of strategy. $38 per class.

Yellow Ball Tennis Clinic
Mondays & Wednesdays | 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
For beginner/intermediate players looking to compete in USTA tournaments or high school tennis. Players will refine their strokes, learn to recognize strengths & weaknesses in opponents, & much more. Ages 9-18, $40 per class.

Swim Clinics
Enroll on Connect or email for more info. No classes on Halloween.

Parent & Tot Swim School
Fridays & Sundays | 10:30 am-11:00 am
This 30-minute class will involve you and your child being in the water together. We’ll be implementing breath, control, submersion, floats, survival techniques, and fun! $40 per class.

Swim School
Designed for beginner swimmers. This course will be held with an in-water instructor and will provide your child with intro to basic water safety skills. $35 per class.
Monday-Friday | 5:00 pm-5:30 pm | Ages 5-8
Monday-Friday | 5:30 pm-6:00 pm | Ages 3-5
Monday-Friday | 6:00 pm-6:30 pm | Ages 3-5

Strokes & Conditioning
Youth who have already achieved basic swim skills will further swimming ability and speed, improve stroke technique, and much more. Provides essential prep for competitive swimming and excellent cross-training for other sports. Must be able to swim a 25-yard lap of freestyle and backstroke and be able to participate in an hour-long practice.
Level 1 (ages 6-9)
Mon-Fri | 4:00 pm-5:00 pm | $25 per class
Level 2 (ages 8-11)
Mon-Fri | 5:00 pm-6:00 pm | $27 per class
Level 3 (ages 11-18)
Mon-Fri | 5:00 pm-6:00 pm | $30 per class

Enroll on Connect or email for more info. No classes on Halloween.

Youngster Racquetball
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:00 pm-4:30 pm
For ages 5-8 who want to get involved in racquetball. We will play fun games and get them used to hitting and holding a racquetball racquet. $35 per class.

Racquetball Basics
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
This class is for newer kids who have played for less than 6 months. We will teach them the basics of racquetball and get them ready for the Junior Racquetball Academy. $35 per class.

Junior Racquetball Academy 
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
For ages 8-18 who have gone through the racquetball basics class and are ready for more advanced training. $35 per class.


Bay Club Walnut Creek:

Themed Classes: Coming Soon
Be on the lookout for fun-filled (pink) classes throughout fall, along with a ton of holiday-themed Halloween classes! Enroll on Connect.

Personal Training
The holiday season is upon us, and we want to ensure you’re on the right fitness path. Choose from one of our 22 expert personal trainers to hit your goals this fall!

Accountability program that guarantees results with top level instruction and nutritional guidance. 4-week session, 16 workouts, 4 times a week, $40 per session.  Email for more info and sign up.

Cupping Therapy at R SPA
Available by appointment
Ancient form of alternative medicine designed for athletes and everyone in between. A therapist puts special cups on your skin to help with pain, inflammation, relaxation, and more. $105 for 25 minutes, $160 for 50 minutes. Members receive 10% off. Click here to schedule your first session.

Monday-Friday | 4:00 pm
We train kids ages 10-16 in our state-of-the-art after school workout program that guarantees improvement in your child’s performance. They’ll also have a blast doing it! Email for more info and sign up.

R SPA Pumpkin-inspired Seasonal Spa Menu
October 1-31
Pumpkin spice & everything nice at R SPA all month long. From massages, body scrubs, and peels, we have something for everyone. Click here to experience our new seasonal menu.

Splash Babies Fall Session
Tuesday, October 24 | 4:30 pm-9:30 pm
The most exciting time of the year has returned! Join us at Citrus to watch the tip off of some great teams. Big screens, food and drinks, and halftime trivia. Enroll on Connect.

Thursday, October 26 | 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
Bring your children in their costumes for this safe, fun event! They’ll enjoy plenty of spooktacular activities, including face painting, balloon animals, club-wide trick-or-treating, and so much more! RSVP on Connect.  For more info, email

Halloween Date Night
Saturday, October 28 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Drop off the kids for a fun night! Includes trick or treating, games, pizza, and a Halloween themed movie with popcorn. Members: $32, non-members: $40. Enroll on Connect.


In health,

Josh Lyon
Senior Vice President/General Manager
East Bay Campus