Your Weekly San Jose 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.


Bay Club Courtside:

Fitness & Spa Promotion
Month of January
The Fitness department and the spa are combining services! Purchase a 12 or 24 pack of personal training and receive a complimentary facial OR purchase a massage package and receive a complimentary personal training session! New package holders only. Some restrictions apply, email for more details.

Sip & Shop
Wednesday, January 24 | 9am-7pm
Spend $150 or more and get 15% off your entire purchase. Email with any questions.

Yoga for the New Year: Fusion Flow
Friday, January 26 | 5:00 pm-6:15 pm
Join Marcela on Friday evenings throughout the month of January as we let go of the previous year and welcome the new. Each Friday will focus upon a different modality of Yoga flow with gentle breathing techniques, energy moving acupressure, and meditation. All levels welcome! Email with any questions.

eSports Intermediate Clinic
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
Take your gaming skills to the next level with our intermediate strategy and skill-building clinic, where advanced strategy and teamwork take center stage. Enroll on Connect.


Boulder Ridge Golf Club:

Football Championship Watch Party
Sunday, January 28
You don’t want to miss our watch party, complete with a $20 taco bar and raffle prizes every quarter! Drinks not included in pricing. Come out for a good time! RSVP required by emailing

Duckhorn Wine Dinner
Friday, February 2 | 6:00 pm
Get ready to indulge in the finest wines from Duckhorn Vineyards and expand your palate. Join us for an evening of wine pairings and delicious courses. Reservations required: Email


In health,

Todd McWilliams
Senior Vice President
San Jose Campus