Your Weekly Manhattan Country Club 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.

Food and Drink Specials
Don’t forget about our specialty dinner nights all week long! RSVP on OpenTable.
Taco Tuesdays – Tuesdays
Pizza & Pasta Nights – Thursdays
Sushi & Sake – Fridays
Happy Hour Specials – Wednesday-Saturday | 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Have a Special Event?
Book your next party with us! Whether you need a space for birthdays, corporate events, or social gatherings, we’ve got you covered! Email to create your perfect event.

Host Your Pickleball Party Here!
Want to plan a fun game of pickleball followed by dinner? Or maybe have some drinks in our wine lounge afterwards? We’ve got you covered! Book a pickleball party by January 31 and receive 10% off food and beverage packages! Email to get started.

Junior Guards
The Junior Lifeguard test is around the corner! Space is limited, so sign up before it’s too late! Email to sign up and for questions.

Swim Lessons
This program will help you on your path to getting your little one comfortable in the water. For kids of all ages! Email to sign up and for questions.

Kids Culinary Night: Sushi Night
Wednesday, January 24 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Calling all little chefs! This is your time to come and learn how to make sushi with friends and family! $25++ per participant. Reservations required on OpenTable. Please put “Kids Culinary Night” in the comments.

Kid’s Spa Day
Saturday, January 27 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Join our first ever Kid’s Spa Day for ages 6-12. Add artistic braids from actual stylists, make bath bombs, and more! Dinner and dessert included for all spa-cationers. Enroll on Connect. Questions? Email

Steak House Night
Saturday, January 27 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Join us on the last Saturday of the month to enjoy steak and wine specials.


In health,

Sarah Simon
Vice President/General Manager
Manhattan Country Club