Your Weekly Los Angeles 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 El Segundo:

Renovations at El Segundo
Renovations are underway! Please pardon our appearance while we upgrade our space and feel free to speak to a member of the management team for more information on the upcoming changes.

Aquatics Instructors Needed
Happiness is just an application away! Showcase your natural talent and caring spirit for children of all ages and join our growing team whose mission is to delight our members and guests. Apply here!

Complimentary Personal Training
Interested in improving your fitness goals? First timer? Healing a recurring injury? All new members receive a complimentary personal training session! Bay Club Personal trainers are highly skilled, professional, and tons of fun to work with! Email to sign up.

Body Mechanix
Join personal trainer, Cory Mularz, in this 4-week program. This class will cover rotational movements using the TRX and other equipment to help improve your rotation for pickleball, golf, and more! $140 for 4 sessions. Email for more information or to sign up.

January Jam
Wednesday, January 24 | 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Coach Dani is bringing energy and dance to The Clubhouse! Includes dance instruction, games, and pizza. Kids’ performance to follow. Ages 2-10. Enroll on Connect.

Kids Night Out: Snowstorm Science
Friday, January 26 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Parents, drop your little ones off for this fun event and take time to work out, have a coffee date, or get some work done at our Connect Suites! Themed activities, bounce house play, and pizza included. Enroll on Connect.

Complimentary Intro to eSports
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays | 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Discover the world of gaming with our introductory clinic! This fun and casual program is designed to provide a professional-level computer gaming experience for ages 8-12. Enroll on Connect.

eSports Clinics
Monday, Wednesday, & Fridays | 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Take your gaming skills to the next level with our strategy and skill-building clinic, where advanced strategy and teamwork take center stage. Ages 8-17. Enroll on Connect.


Bay Club Redondo Beach:

Small Group Triathlon Training
Are you looking to improve your run time, strengthen your cardio on the bike, or swim more efficiently? Join Tri Coach Ronnie! Email for more info on all the classes, times, costs and how to get signed up!


Bay Club Santa Monica:

Cozy Hot Cocoa Bar
Wednesday, January 31 | 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Indulge in a winter wonderland of warmth and sweetness at our Hot Cocoa Bar! We’re celebrating National Hot Chocolate Day with a delightful spread of velvety hot cocoa and all the classic toppings to elevate your Bay Club cozy experience. Questions? Email


In health,

Annie Batista
Executive Vice President
Los Angeles