Your Weekly San Jose Clubs Update: May 29, 2023

Dear Member,

Happy Memorial Day to all!

Wishing you a beautiful and memorable Memorial Day! And a heartfelt thank you to all of our Members that have served.

This week, I decided to partner up with my pal, TK, our Head of Athletics, and talk about the sport of the summer, 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 this month’s Perk with Recess. Style, quality, and member savings! LINK to PERK.

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 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 Cioffi
Chief Marketing Officer
The Bay Club Company

In health,

Todd Kramer
Executive Vice President Sport
The Bay Club Company


Bird’s Eye View

Boulder Ridge Golf Club: 

Boulder Ridge Ladies Golf Club – 18 Hole
Tuesday, May 30
The Boulder Ridge Ladies Golf Club (BRLGC) is comprised of 70+ members of all golfing abilities. Benefits include NCGA membership, weekly play days including monthly guest days, MidPen and Silicon Valley Team Play leagues, social events, and more!

Club Championship
Saturday, June 3
Ready for Boulder Ridge’s annual Club Championship? $75 per person. To RSVP, contact the Pro Shop at  408.323.9900, #3.

Hawaiian Night
Saturday, June 10 | 6:00 pm
Wear your favorite Hawaiian attire while enjoying Hawaiian cuisine and live entertainment. $65 per person. For more info and to make a reservation, email

Burger & Brew Fest
Saturday, June 3
Come on out for mouthwatering burgers and sliders while enjoying a variety of beers. $45 per person. For more info and to make a reservation, email

Father’s Day BBQ
Sunday, June 18
Father’s Day Birdies, Brews, & BBQ! $65 per person. For more info and to make a reservation, email

Wine Dinner
Saturday, June 24 | 6:00 pm
Enjoy Chef Benny’s incredible fine dining, paired perfectly with specialty wine! $125 per person. For more info and to make a reservation, email

Bay Club Courtside:

Spa Time:
NEW – Sanctuary Spa Hours
Sunday-Tuesday | 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday-Saturday | 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Spa Trunk Show
Saturday, June 10 | 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Come out to our Summer Skin Care Sale Trunk Show and receive 10% off while supplies last!

All Things Pickleball:
Pickleball Mixers
Every Friday | 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Join us for an hour of fun pickleball. We will instruct you on how to play and facilitate game play. Sign up on Bay Club Connect.
Drop-in Pickleball
Every Saturday & Sunday | 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Players will rotate themselves in and out of Courts A-D.

​​​​​​Summer Swim Sessions:
Private and Semi-Private lessons are available 7 days a week with options on the weekend and evening. Email for more info!
Swim School
Mondays & Wednesdays | 10:00 am-12:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays | 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Join our group lessons for beginners (ages 3-5 and those new to swimming) and intermediate (ages 6+ and those familiar with freestyle and backstroke). Teacher to student ratios are 1:4. Enroll on Connect.
Stroke School
Saturdays | 9:00 am-9:40 am| $100/mo
Teaches the fundamentals of swimming with a group, understanding sets and workouts, and building endurance. Evaluation required. $100 per month. Email to enroll.
Adult Group Swim Lessons
Saturdays | 12:00 pm-12:40 pm
This class is great for beginners who want to learn to swim in a group environment. Email to enroll.
Swim Team
June 14-August 30
Swim Team will use 2 lanes on Wednesdays in the Adult Pool from 5:30 pm-6:45 pm.

New Fitness Classes:
Sign-ups can be done through Bay Club Connect.
Slow Flow Yoga 
Wednesdays | 4:00 pm
Join Azadeh for this low intensity class, geared specifically for those new to yoga or those who are interested in gentle practice.
U-Jam Fitness
Wednesdays | 7:00 pm
Join our new instructor, Ann, for this moderate/high intensity class, combining the energy and grittiness of urban dance with fitness.
RPM (Cycle) 
Thursdays | 6:00 pm
Join Michelle for this moderate/high intensity class. Born from the sport of cycle racing, RPM uses simulated climbs and sprints in a workout where you control the intensity.
Thursdays | 7:15 pm
Join Simeon for this low/moderate intensity, Latin-based, fitness dance class.

Martial Arts Program
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is ideal for boys and girls, and can help them improve fitness, garner new socialization opportunities, and have fun in a safe, nurturing environment. Register on Bay Club Connect.

Superhero Party
Saturday, June 10 | 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Calling all superheroes! Come dressed to protect–It’s time to go through Courtside’s Superhero training with Batman! Lunch included. Register on Bay Club Connect.

Build Your Own Pizza
Saturday, June 17 | 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Drop off your kid so they can show off their creative side as we make our own pizzas, do a craft, and go on the inflatable slider! Register on Bay Club Connect.


In health,

Troy Croghan
Executive Vice President
San Jose Campus