Your Weekly San Francisco 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 Gateway
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 San Francisco: 

Private Lockers
We have Executive and Half-sized Lockers available on a month-to-month basis, and they include laundry service! Enjoy the convenience of storing your belongings at the Club and save time out of your busy day. Email for more info and to secure your space.

Small Group Pilates is Here
We are now offering multiple small group, round-robin style Reformer Pilates classes! Email for times and details.

Personalized Fitness Programs
Ready to reach your goals? Meet with one of our personal trainers to set a plan to crush your fitness goals! Body scan and exercise plan included. Email Kenny.Lorenzetti@bayclubs.comto get started.

Family Hoops Day
Sunday, October 29 | 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Save the date for this fun event! Bring your kid (and the whole fam) to our Family Hoops Day. Meet our coaches, play 3 on 3 games, have shooting competitions, and more! Enroll on Connect.


Bay Club Gateway:

Aqua Conditioning
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 5:30 pm-6:20 pm
Saturdays | 11:00 am-11:50 am
Come train with a national championship swimmer. Be prepared to pair specific dry land work with a HIIT style pool workout that will challenge your cardio all while getting toned. Enroll on Connect.

Family Trick or Treat
Saturday, October 28 | 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Come enjoy some pre-Halloween fun at the Club! Parents can enroll their kids in Kids’ Night Out after they trick or treat to enjoy a night out on the town. Register on Connect.

Kids Night Out: Costume Party and Talent Show
Saturday, October 28 | 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ready for some Halloween fun, complete with a costume party and a talent show? We’ll see you there! Enroll your kiddo on Connect.

Sweat or Treat
Tuesday, October 31
Stop by any SF Campus club on Halloween and look for mini pumpkins hidden around each club! Get your sweat on with a mystery fitness challenge or enjoy a treat!


Bay Club South San Francisco:

Flexibility and Mobility
Wednesday, October 25 | 6:00 pm
This class is perfect for tennis players who want to stay loose and increase their mobility for the game.

National Chocolate Day
Saturday, October 28 | 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
In honor of this sweet holiday, join us for a piece of chocolate!

New Member Tennis Clinic & Social
Sunday, October 29 | 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Mix, mingle, and play with new players! Pizza and beverages to follow.

Family Trick or Treat
Sunday, October 29 | 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Come enjoy some pre-Halloween fun at the club and bring the whole family to trick or treat! Then can enjoy some pickleball to run off the treats.


In health,

Ayyub Hansia
Senior Vice President
San Francisco Campus