Your Weekly Peninsula 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 BlendsOur 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. 

Beksan Designs Jewelry Trunk Show
Thursday, January 25 | 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Two sisters and jewelry designers created Beksan Designs to craft accessories that reflect their American-Turkish heritage. Together, they’re committed to bringing customers beautiful, handmade, unique, and high-quality jewelry, scarves, and purses. Come out and shop!

Lifeguard, CPR, & First-Aid Certification Course
Considering becoming a lifeguard this summer? Must be at least 15 years of age, proficient in the Front Crawl, Breaststroke, and be able to tread water comfortably. Space is limited to 10 people per course. Must attend all classes and hours to be certified. No refunds or make-up classes offered. Register today by emailing
Cost: Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED: $379 + CPR Mask Kit (for all participants).
Friday, January 26 | 4:00 pm-8:00 pm | Bay Club Santa Clara
Saturday, January 27 | 9:00 am-5:00 pm |Bay Club Santa Clara
Sunday, January 28 | 9:00 am-5:00 pm | Bay Club Redwood Shores 

Complimentary Fitness Assessment
Saturday, January 27 | 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Take the 30-day challenge! Kickstart your fitness journey with an Inbody composition assessment/fitness consultation. Accurate, quick, and non-invasive body composition analysis. Email to schedule yours today or drop in!

Basketball Clinics
We offer a variety of programs that fit your child’s skill level and developmental needs. Whether they are brand new to the game or advanced, our sessions give players an opportunity to develop, grow, and master the basics of basketball. Ages 5-12. Enroll on Connect. Email for additional info.


Bay Club Redwood Shores: 

NEW Cardio Hoops Class
Thursdays | 11:00 am-12:00 pm (begins January 25)
Love to hoop and tired of the same cardio workout routine? This basketball skills boot camp is designed to train your cardiovascular system and strengthen muscles through basketball drills and exercise. All skill levels welcome. Enroll on Connect.

Youth Hip Hop Class
Saturday, February 17 | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Unlock the rhythm within! Join our exciting hip-hop class designed for kids ages 8-14, where they’ll groove to the beat and learn cool moves. Taught by dance instructor Faiza Ahmad, this class promises a fun fusion of dance and expression. Enroll on Connect.

When School’s Out, Camp is In
February 19-23
Our school break camps offer a range of engaging and entertaining activities for your kids. From sports to arts and crafts, your child will have a great time, learning and improving even when they aren’t in school. Register on Connect today!


Bay Club Broadway: 

Pickleball Open Play
Join us for some pickleball fun at Broadway Tennis! Play with your friends or join fellow club members for open play. No paddle or balls? No worries! Visit the front desk to borrow equipment. We look forward to seeing you there!
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-1:00 pm, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am-1:00 pm, 5:00pm-8:00 pm 

Beginner Pickleball Clinic and Matchplay
Tuesdays & Wednesdays | 10:00 am-12:00 pm
New to pickleball? Come out for an intro to the game of pickleball. Coach Komo will teach you the fundamentals with the basic skills and guidelines of the game from 10:00am-11:00am. Then stay for match play to practice what you’ve learned. $25 per session. Enroll on Connect.

Intermediate/Advanced Pickleball Clinic and Matchplay
Thursdays | 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Level up your skills. Join Coach Komo to learn how to advance your pickleball game from 10:00 am-11:00 am. Then stay and play! $25 per session. Enroll on Connect.


In health,

Cori Fanucchi
SVP General Manager
Peninsula Campus