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Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center 
Winter 2017
Manager's Notes
Winter 2017
 
Happy New Year to all!
 
As most of you know, I have worked at the Tennis and Swim Center as the Business Coordinator for the last 22 years. These past 4 months have brought a new challenge as the Recreation Manager where I am continuing to work diligently on making the Tennis and Swim Center the wonderful facility you all love.
 
With all the changes, Raine Kishimoto was promoted to Recreation Supervisor, and we converted the room off the lobby to an Aquatics Office. We have a walk-up window for all pool related registrations and/or questions. Terri Secondino, which most of you recognize from the front desk, has taken my Business Coordinator position as a Top Seed Tennis Academy employee. Marvin Martinez continues to head up our maintenance department and does an amazing job. We make a great team and look forward to continuing to make your experience at the Tennis and Swim a great one.
 
By the time you read this, we will have done our annual maintenance to the pool along with replacing the pool heater which was going on 14 years old. After a termite inspection, it has been determined that the entire facility needs to be tented. The facility will be closed Friday, January 13 and re-open on Tuesday, January 17. We apologize for the inconvenience. Repairs will need to be done following the tenting, but we will close only those certain areas that are being affected. We are aware that this is an inconvenience to everyone, but it has been determined to be necessary at this time.
 
Please read through the rest of the newsletter as each department will update you with the latest and greatest activities happening at the center. If you need to get in touch with me, I can be reached at (818) 222-2782 ext. 101 or by email at dgonzales@cityofcalabasas.com . Also, feel free to stop by the front desk and say "hi".
 
Take care,
Debbie Gonzales
Recreation Manager


 
Happy New Year Everyone,
 
Top Seed Tennis Academy would like to extend a big thank you for all of the fervent support over the past year! We are greatly appreciative of your loyal dedication to our tennis programs, clinics, events, tournaments, camps and lessons. Top Seed is excited about the coming New Year and along with it; new programs, events, socials, tournaments, adult clinics and most importantly- improving your tennis skills! To follow is some of the new programming that will be coming in the next few months:  
  1. New & Improved Adult Clinic Schedule - We are in the process of improving the marketing of existing adult clinics as well as adding additional classes. Look for information very soon at the front desk and around the club.
  2. Top Seed Weekend Workouts  - This coming year Top Seed will be putting together tennis programs for Adults and Juniors over specific weekends that will include a Friday night clinic, Saturday and Sunday clinics, and match play. Look for information in the coming month's for further details on this exciting new program. 
  3. New Socials for 2017 - In addition to the standard Social and Tournament Calendar we are planning new socials such as Tennis & Golf Socials (Golf will be at the Calabasas Country Club) and more interclub socials around Southern California. Information will soon be available at the front desk or you can ask one of our tennis professionals for details.
  4. Top Seed Junior Events, Socials and Tournaments - Top Seed has always been very dedicated when it comes to junior development at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center but each year we look to improve our offerings. In 2017, we will increase the number of junior socials to not only include tennis but other activities as well in order to keep the juniors continually engaged with the club!
Top Seed is determined to improve our already outstanding tennis programs for 2017 and hopes all of you will support some of these new tennis clinics, socials and events. Don't forget to become involved in the 2017 USTA Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas coming in March. This professional tournament is one of the highlights of the year and is always a fantastic occasion!
 
Lastly, I would like to thank the following staff members at our club for all of their remarkable service and dedication to the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center: Debbie Gonzales, Recreation Manager  * Terri Secondino, Business Coordinator * Jonas Wallgard, Tennis Director * Brady Hiete, Head Professional * Jeff Richards, Socials & Tournaments * Jason Gaona, League Coordinator * Marvin Martinez, Maintenance Director * Dana & Nick Rolland, Atmosphere Events and Catering * Raine Kishimoto, Recreation Supervisor. We would also like to recognize the entire staff for such an outstanding job in 2016!
 
Sincerely, Steve McAvoy, President - Top Seed Tennis Academy, Inc.
 
2017 TENNIS EVENT CALENDAR
  
PRO AM SOCIALS
#1, Winter Fun - February 4, 3:30 - 6:30 PM
#2, Spring Fling - April 29, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Calabasas Tennis Club continues its very popular Pro Am Social Series. What do our members like to do? Play tennis, hang out with their Top Seed tennis pros, and have dinner along with a few beers, wine, or drinks. The Pro Am Social Series provides this. Designed to be easy going tennis mixers with other members and Top Seed Pros followed by casual interaction and refreshments, we've scheduled 6 of these casual tennis events during the year. We've scheduled our February 4th Pro Am Social to start while the sun is still up during the winter months.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
The Spring Junior Challenge Series starts in late February, 2017. This great program provides weekly practice matches for juniors in the Top Seed Junior Academy. On scheduled Sunday afternoons we'll have challenge matches along with occasional interclubs against other junior programs. Kids can play one match or stay all day for even more practice. We also include T- shirts, awards and participation certificates. For more information, contact Jeff Richards at jeff@topseed.us or go to http://www.juniorchallengeseries.com/.

We have a Ventura County Junior Tennis Association Junior Open tennis tournament scheduled for April 1 & 2. To enter our VCJTA Junior Opens, contact Brady Hiete at the Tennis Center.

The SCTA Senior Championships are February 17 - 19 and 24 - 26. Here is your chance to play some of the best age group players in all of Southern California. Last year's 8th annual USTA sanctioned event had over 110 players. Age group divisions start at Men's & Women's 30's with age divisions every 5 years all the way up to the 85's. There will be singles, doubles and mixed. Enter online through the following link: 2017 Calabasas Senior Championships Online Entry Link, Tennislink, tournament ID # 651741317. Or, you can enter using an entry form available at the front desk after February 1.

Scheduled concurrently with the Senior Championships is our USTA Pro Circuit Futures Wildcard tournament over the same two weekends. Some of the best local pros, juniors, and collegiate players in the area compete where the winner gains a Wildcard spot into the $25,000.00 USTA Pro Circuit Futures tournament in March.   NTRP players' ratings should be between 4.0 & 7.0. Enter online through the following link: 2017 Calabasas Future Wildcard/Pre Qualifying Online Entry Link. Tennislink, tournament ID # 650012917.

Our annual Mother's Day Drill, is Monday, May 15th, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. An hour and a half of drills and games with Top Seed Pros followed by a round robin mixer. Then it's lunch on the patio. Contact Jeff Richards or Brady Hiete for details, jeff@topseed.us or palisadeslb@hotmail.com.
  
The $25,000.00 USTA Men's Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas
March 18-26, 2017
 
World class, ATP tennis returns to Calabasas for our 16th year. Calabasas is proud of the players who have competed at our Championships. Most recently, 3 out of the 5 players on the Rio de Janeiro 2016 USA Men's Olympic Tennis Team have played in the Men's Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas, Brian Baker, Steve Johnson, and Rajeev Ram. Now, Calabasas Pro Tennis can boast two new Olympic medal winners! Congratulations to Steve Johnson, who teamed with Jack Sock to win the Bronze medal in Men's Doubles, and Rajeev Ram, playing with Venus Williams, capturing the Silver medal in Mixed Doubles! An outstanding achievement for Calabasas Pro Tennis alumni. In addition, twenty 2016 Olympic tennis players from around the world have participated in Calabasas Pro Tennis tournaments! Add previous Olympic Gold medalists, Mike & Bob Bryan and Chile's Nicolas Massu to the growing list of Olympic medalists and you have one of the most decorated group of USTA Pro Circuit players ever assembled! Other past players include Grand Slam Champion Michael Chang, 2 time Grand Slam finalist Mark Philippoussis, current U.S. Davis Cup players, John Isner, Donald Young, and Sam Querrey, top twenty players, and top twenty players, Kevin Andersen and Ivo Karlovich. We are looking forward to continuing that tradition in 2017. With a variety of activities and events associated with this week long tournament there is plenty to offer our members. From watching the actual tennis matches to enjoying the receptions and parties, Ladies' Day, Kid's Day, Pro Am and other events this is the only ATP professional tennis tournament in the San Fernando Valley. Go to the following link for more information: http://calabasasprotennis.com/
 
SPONSERS & PARTNERS WELCOME!

Be a part of the USTA Pro Circuit by joining us as a partner and sponsor for the Calabasas Men's Pro Tennis Championships. Exposure around the club, on our tournament web site, box seats, partnering and aligning with the City of Calabasas, a Pro Am with tournament players and many other amenities come along with your support. Sponsorships start as low as $750.00. Title and Presenting sponsorships are also available. Look for more information on sponsoring the $25,000.00 USTA Men's Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas. Click on the following link for the official sponsorship packet: Ca labasas Pro Circuit Futures Sponsorship Package
 
Fitness Corner
 
2017 is upon us and we here at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center wish you all a year of good health. Speaking of good health, let's talk about all we have to offer you in the way of fitness classes and/or private fitness training.
 
We offer cycling classes and aqua fit classes, as well as a variety of muscle conditioning classes, boxing, yoga, and dance classes. New for 2017, we have added Tai Chi Yoga with Amy on Wednesdays at 10:20am. We have also added Strong by Zumba with Olesya on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. R.I.P.P.E.D., a high intensity muscle conditioning class, will now be offered on Tuesdays at 5:30pm with Lauren. We have hired a few new fitness instructors for yoga, cycling, and muscle conditioning. The best way to attain and keep your good health is to mix up your workouts with a variety of activities. Try a new class with a new instructor this year, mix it up and meet new people while you're at it!!! Our new fitness class schedule will be effective January 3, 2017 and is available at the front desk. Please note there have been some slight time modifications for some of our classes as well as a few instructor changes!
 
If the group class exercise scene is not for you, we have a terrific number of professional, certified personal trainers for you to work with one on one. Mister G Fitness handles all our private trainers and would be happy to assist you in your private training needs. Mister G can be reached at 818-735-0999. Individual contact information for our private trainers is available at the front desk or on the trainer photo wall in the locker room hallway. You may also visit the website: www.gLifeFusion.com for more information.
 
Again we wish you all a Happy and Healthy 2017!!
Get Fit and Stay Fit

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Massage Therapy at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center

Happy New Year! We are now able to book appointments for every day - Sunday through Saturdays.  Call as soon as possible because we book up quickly.  We are located in the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Call 818-887-0268 for gift certificates, appointments and information.Massages are 1 hour - $70.00 for members, $75.00 for non-members, Hot stone massages are 1 ½ hour and are $110.00.


 

    ATTENTION PARENTS!
DO YOU HAVE A TEEN THAT NEEDS A SPRING/SUMMER JOB?!?!
WE WILL BE HOSTING BOTH LIFEGUARD AND WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR CLASSES THIS SPRING!
HAVE YOUR TEEN REGISTER AND CERTIFY TODAY AND WORK TOMORROW!

LIFEGUARD AND TITLE 22 CLASS INFORMATION:
CERTIFCATIONS  REQUIRED TO WORK AT THE CALABASAS POOL
 
 
 LIFE GUARD COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: 15+YRS, 32 HR CLASS . This program is designed for those who desire to earn their American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification. Participants will learn basic lifesaving skills including water rescues, CPR for The Professional Rescuer, AED, First Aid training and Title 22 training. Provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. Prerequisites: Minimum age: 15 years, Swim 300 yards continuously. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds, starting in the water, swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point and finally exit the water without using a ladder or steps. To pass the course participants MUST complete the following: 1) attend all classes, 2) complete 3 skill scenarios and 3) pass written tests. MUST ATTEND ALL DAYS AND COMPLETE AND PASS ALL TESTS. NO MAKE UPS ALLOWED. If a student comes to class more than 10 min. late to the start of class or is late returning from a break for any reason that individual will be automatically failed from the class and there will be NO REFUNDS available. BRING: swim suit, towel, change of clothes, sun block, water/snack, and all class materials. MUST ATTEND ALL DAYS, TIMES AND PASS ALL TESTS TO BECOME CERTIFIED.
  CODE:            TIMES:                       DAYS:                     DATES:                      FEES:
3301.201         9:00AM-6:00PM         M-F                         4/10-4/14                    $225.00                   
3301.202         5:00PM-9:00PM         TUES/THURS         5/2-6/1                        $225.00
 DO YOU ENJOY AND WORK WELL WITH KIDS?
WSI CLASSES TEACH PARTICIPANTS HOW TO TEACH A SWIM LESSON
TEACH A LIFE SKILL THIS SPRING!
 

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR CLASS (W.S.I) TEACHES PARTICIPANTS HOW TO TEACH A SWIM LESSON. 16+YRS, This course trains Water Safety Instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate swimmers progress. The courses and presentations include Parent and Child Aquatics Levels 1 and 2, Preschool Aquatics Levels 1 - 3, Learn-to-Swim Levels 1 - 6, three adult courses as well as the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety courses and more. To enroll, instructor candidates must be at least 16 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course and successfully complete the pre-course session which includes demonstration of swimming skill at Learn-to-Swim Level 4. MUST ATTEND ALL DAYS AND COMPLETE AND PASS ALL TESTS. NO MAKE UPS ALLOWED. Prerequisites: Swim the following strokes for 25 yards: front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke & elementary backstroke.  Swim butterfly for 15 yards.  Back float for 1 min.  Tread water for 1 min.  If a student comes to class more than 10 min. late to the start of class or is late returning from a break for any reason that individual will be automatically failed from the class and there will be NO REFUNDS available.   BRING: swim suit, towel, change of clothes, sun block, water/snack, and all class materials. MUST ATTEND ALL DAYS, TIMES AND PASS ALL TESTS TO BECOME CERTIFIED.
CODE:             DAYS/TIMES:                                                        DATES:          FEES:
3301.203         SAT. 9:00AM-6:00PM                                            3/4-4/1            $200.00                      3301.204         FRI. 5:30PM-9:00PM   SAT. 9:00AM-6:00PM       4/28-5/20        $200.00
 
         
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Santa, Frosty, the Gingerbread man and Santa's elves would like to thank you all for a great time at the Annual Breakfast with Santa! They hope you enjoyed the breakfast pancakes, hot cocoa, crafts and pictures as much as they did. If you missed Santa this year, he will be back next year before it gets too crazy at the North Pole...

Special Olympics Athletes' Winter Workouts
Starting February, mastersour Special Olympic athletes will be returning to Calabasas waters on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm-7:30pm. They had a successful 2016 season and are ready to get back to training and winning!  Come out and show some support on Wednesday evenings!
Swimmer MASTERS SWIM WINTER WORKOUT:  January 9-April 1
Come out and work on your News Year's resolutions in the warm water and have some fun doing it! Our Masters swim program meet and work out together with Coach John Douglas 4 days a week. Come out and work on your technique! Build endurance! Do you need to be pushed? Workouts will include drill sets, endurance sets and sprints! Workouts will be supervised by an on-deck coach. Intermediate fitness swimmers to advanced swimmers welcome! Contact Raine at (818) 222-2782 for more information or come by and pay the $9 drop class fee and try a workout! If you like the workout, register for the sessions.
MONDAYS                                    MORNINGS         6:00AM-7:15AM                            
VIEWPOINT

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS        EVENINGS          6:30PM-7:45PM                             CALABASAS
SATURDAY                                   MORNINGS         7:00AM-8:30AM                   VIEWPOINT                          
Member $30/sessions, Non-member $105/session, drop in $9/workout
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Afterschool Junior Tennis Program  Continues...
January 3-June 9, 2017  
 
  Grand Prix                The young ones, 5-7 years old:
  Monday: 3:45pm-4:30pm, 4:30pm-5:15pm, 5:15pm-6:00pm
      Wednesday: 3:45pm-4:30pm, 4:30pm-5:15pm, 5:15pm-6:00pm
      Thursday: 3:45pm-4:30pm, 4:30pm-5:15pm, 5:15pm-6:00pm
 
Challenger                8-15 years old that are starting out or have some experience:
Monday: 4:30pm-6:00pm
      Tuesday: 4:30pm-6:00pm
      Thursday: 4:30pm-6:00pm
      Friday: 4:30pm-6:00pm
 
Tournament Training          Kids who are already playing tournaments:
  Monday: 4:30pm-6:30pm
 Wednesday: 4:30pm-6:30pm
 Friday: 4:30pm-6:30pm
 
Super Excellence             
Invitation only: For kids that play on their Varsity High- School team and/or have a high national, or Southern California ranking.   
           Wednesday, 4:00pm-6:00pm
            Friday, 4:00pm-6:00pm
 
  Sign up, and come and have some fun, go to www.calabasastsc.com   for applications.
 
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Tumbling is a great activity for kids. It is an extraordinary sport which develops flexibly, strength, grace, and coordination, not to mention confidence, discipline, and creativity. Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center offers classes Fridays and Saturdays.  Contact the Tennis & Swim Center for times and prices or look in the Winter 2017 Brochure.

Reminder: 

THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY CITY FACILITY.

  ALCOHOL IS NOT ALLOWED TO BE BROUGHT ON TO THE GROUNDS.

IF YOU BRING ALCOHOL INTO THE CENTER YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE AND YOUR MEMBERSHIP MAY BE REVOKED.

THANK YOU FOR YOU COOPERATION

Sincerely,
The Staff of the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center