Your Weekly Los Angeles Clubs 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


Bay Club El Segundo:

Bay Club Camp
Friday, October 27 | 9:00 am-4:00 pm
No school? No problem! From group games to arts & crafts to fitness sessions, our day camp has something for everyone. Bring your camper to make new friends and create lasting memories! Please pack a nut-free lunch and snacks for your child. Ages 5-12. Enroll on Connect.

Annual Floating Pumpkin Patch
October 28-29
The Family Pool will be taken over by pumpkins, so come out for some festive fall fun! Enroll on Connect under family swim.
October 28 | 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
October 29 | 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

Paint and Sip
Sunday, October 29 |5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Join us in Cafe Vida for a fun evening with friends as we guide you through a step-by-step process in creating a beautiful work of art! Event includes canvas, paint supplies, wine, and a light dinner. Email to sign up!

Complimentary Intro to eSports
Mondays & Wednesdays this month | 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
Discover the world of gaming with our E for Everyone-rated introductory clinic! This fun and casual program is designed to provide a pro-level computer gaming experience for ages 8-12. They’ll learn the fundamentals of game interaction, all while collaborating with teammates. Enroll on Connect.

eSports Intermediate Clinic
Mondays & Wednesdays this month | 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Ages 8-15 can take their gaming skills to the next level with our intermediate strategy and skill-building clinic. Participants will delve into advanced game mechanics, mastering special abilities, refining their callouts, and so much more! Members: $255, Guests: $300. Enroll on Connect.

Fight Club
Tuesdays | 6:00 am & 5:30 pm
Thursdays | 7:00 am & 6:30 pm
Join Personal Trainer, Deon Rieux, in this high-intensity, full-body workout. Covers footwork and coordination, boxing technique, and more. $35 per session; 10 sessions: $330. Email to sign up.

Cardio Hoops
Wednesdays & Fridays | 8:30 am-9:20 am
Train your cardiovascular system/strengthen muscles through basketball drills, exercise, fitness competitions, and more! Sign up on Connect. Questions? Email


Bay Club Redondo Beach:

Blast from the Past 90’s Barre Master Class
Saturday, November 4 | 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Save the date and meet us on the turf for an unforgettable afternoon! Experience the ultimate fitness fusion with a nostalgic twist of 90’s pop music by a live DJ! Combines ballet-inspired movements, strength training, and flexibility exercises. Reserve your spot today on Connect.


In health,

Annie Batista
Senior Vice President of Membership
Southern California