Your Weekly San Francisco Clubs Update: January 22, 2024

Dear Member,


Monthly Mentions

Hello, 2024!
For those new to The Quad, welcome to our weekly newsletter that shares everything happening at the Bay Club and then some. 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.

Fundraising – We just booked a school fundraiser: “Pickleball + Prosecco” at Courtside. What a fun way for parents to get together and have fun for a good cause! Contact your local club and they will get you all the information you need.


In health,

Tracy L Cioffi
Chief Marketing Officer
The Bay Club Company


Bird’s Eye View

40% Off Summer Camp Pricing Ends January 31!
As we approach the end of January, we wanted to remind you that this is your last chance to take advantage of our deepest discount on summer camp pricing.

As a valued member, you already save 25% off summer camp pricing. But now through the end of the month, you’ll also receive an additional 15% discount, bringing your total savings to a whopping 40%! Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to lock in the best rate for your child’s summer camp experience. Sign up today and give them a summer they’ll never forget!

New Membership Guidelines Have Arrived!
Our new membership guidelines are now available online. We encourage you to review the updated guidelines once they are available to familiarize yourself with important information including membership information, department guidelines and standards of conduct.

New Year, New Start New Blends
Our Blendid kiosk menu just got an update to include blueberries, super greens powder, and cold brew! The variety of drinks available now include low calorie hydration, high protein, and classic smoothies. Get your antioxidant, caffeine, protein, or green energy boost the next time you are in the club. Plus, first time Blendid users get 50% off*their order.
*First time purchase through Blendid app. Discount applied in app. 

Exciting club updates coming your way!
Bay Club San Francisco’s Fitness Expansion construction is scheduled to begin in February. The project will include over 10,000 sq ft of additional fitness space! Get ready to crush your fitness goals this year.


Bay Club San Francisco:

New Classes for Runners
Have you seen our new, unique class offerings, specifically designed to help the athletic performance of our running community? Check the class schedule to join our new classes, BC Run Collective and IGNITE Runners’ Performance!

Sip and Shop
Monday, January 22 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Visit the Pro Shop to try out our new Blendid Smoothie menu. You’ll also get a complimentary Bay Club reusable tote bag with every purchase!

Test Drive a Trainer
Saturday, January 27 | 8:00 am-2:00 pm
Take your fitness to the next level! Reserve a free 30-minute session with participating trainers of your choice. Email for details.

Winter Basketball League
Mondays & Wednesdays | 6:00 pm-9:00
The league has started! The basketball court will be reserved at the above times now through March 11. Come out and cheer on your fellow members as they compete for the championship!


Bay Club Gateway:

Gateway Recreation Pool Closure
Bay Club Gateway’s Recreation Pool will be closed all day Monday, January 22 and Tuesday, January 23 for improvements to its water filtration and heating system. We look forward to having you back on Wednesday, January 24!

Members & Guests Reminder
Please help us be good neighbors by keeping the noise down and being mindful of your conversation levels throughout the club before 9:00 am and after 6:00 pm. As a reminder, pickleball should only be played after 7:00 am.

Host Your Private Event Here
Bay Club Gateway is the perfect venue for birthday parties, company team building, sports events, specialized mind-body retreats, and more. Email to design your special event!

Private Tennis Lessons
If you’re ready to take your game to the next level, email to schedule a session today!


Bay Club South San Francisco:

Host a Pickleball Party Here
Interested in hosting a private pickleball session for your next corporate wellness event? Our team would love to help!  Email today to get started.

Private Tennis Lessons
If you’re ready to take your game to the next level, email to schedule a session today!

Pickleball Open Play
This is a great way to meet members of our growing pickleball community. Open to all levels! Times available on the Connect app.

New Tennis Class
Saturday mornings
There’s a new 4.0-4.5 tennis class for advanced level players! Enroll on Connect.


In health,

Desone Parker
Senior Vice President
San Francisco Campus