Your Weekly San Diego Club 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

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

Winter Men’s Basketball League: Final Registration
Our league starts next week and just a few spots remain for the winter season! Open Division: Tuesday nights, Men’s 45+ league: Thursday nights. Game times vary weekly by team between 5:15 pm and 8:15 pm. $130 per player for the 10-game season with playoffs. Email to sign up!


Bay Club Fairbanks Ranch:

An important golf course reminder to all players

Speed of Play
Golf is more fun when played with purpose and without delay. Please keep these guidelines in mind to ensure a timely round.

  • The target time for completion of a round is four hours. Restrictions will be placed on persistently slow players.
  • Golfers are expected to keep up with the group in front of them. When one hole becomes open ahead and those behind are waiting, the group following shall promptly be allowed to play through

Golf Guest Access
All golf guests must check in at the Pro Shop, with photo ID, to complete our Digital Guest Liability Waiver prior to playing. The same guest is limited to 2 visits per month. Tee times secured and booked as “Guest 1, 2” or a similar format are not allowed and will be deleted by club management. Golf passes can be redeemed after 2:00 pm, and guest play is limited to after 12:00 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Spooktacular: Night of Fun
Saturday, October 28 | 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Bring the family for a scary delicious “Boo-ffet”, hayride trick or treating, an egg haunt, pumpkin decorations, a spooky outdoor movie screening, and more! $35: adults, $20: kids 5-12, free: kids 4 & under. RSVP required:

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
Friday, November 10 | 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Kick off the season with our annual shopping and wine grazing event! Join us in the Upper Clubhouse, which will be transformed into your own private boutique filled with an array of different merchants. $25++ per person. Entry includes a welcome glass of champagne, a holiday buffet, and 1 raffle ticket. RSVP required:


Bay Club Carmel Valley:

Bay Club Blaze 7 Day Class Challenge
Take every featured class the week before Halloween and get your name entered in a raffle to win a Bay Club Water Bottle! Sign up on Connect.

  1. Monster Splash Aqua Class with Diane T.
    Wednesday, October 25 | 11:15 am-12:05 pm
  2. Zombie Zumba with Rob
    Thursday, October 26 | 5:00 pm-5:50 pm
  3. Monster Halloween Thriller Dance with Imelda and Zuliya
    Friday, October 27 | 5:00 pm-5:50 pm
  4. Spooky Step Class with Paco
    Saturday, October 28 | 9:00 am-10:00 am
  5. Monsterlicious Dance Party with Michele
    Sunday, October 29 | 11:30 am-12:20 pm
  6. Disco Dress Up Dance Party with Merris
    Monday, October 30 | 11:45 am-12:35 pm
  7. Halloween HIIT Ride with Mike
    Tuesday, October 31 | 9:00 am-9:50 am

Monster Bash
Friday, October 27 | 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Attention all ghastly ghosts, princesses, and ninjas—come show off your Halloween costumes at our Monster Bash! It’ll be the perfect event to play ghoulish games and make creepy crafts followed by a pizza dinner & dessert! Ages 2-12. $50 per child on membership. Enroll on Connect. Questions? Email


In health,

Nick Diciaula
Executive Vice President of Southern California
San Diego Campus