Manager's Notes
 
Well, as we are ending another year and ready to ring in 2018, I want to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year! By this time, tennis players are enjoying re-surfaced courts and a freshly painted stadium court with thanks to our amazing maintenance department. The spin room recently received a face lift as well. As I write this, we have new front doors on order and should be installed before the end of December. We heard all the complaints about how heavy the doors were to open, so hopefully everyone will be happy with the new glass doors which will be much lighter.
 
Our annual pool maintenance will take place the week of December 18th with the pool re-opening on Saturday, December 23rd. We apologize for the inconvenience, but this is necessary to keep the chemicals where they should be and do some upkeep around the pool. Thank you for your understanding.
 
Look for our signs announcing a "Membership Appreciation Day" coming your way the end of January. We would like to thank you, the members, for all your support through the years because without you and your support we would not have the beautiful facility that we all can enjoy.
Sincerely,  
Recreation Manager
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Dear Members,

We at Top Seed hope you all had a wonderful holiday with friends and family! Now that next year is on the horizon, the tennis staff at Top Seed Tennis Academy and I are very excited about 2018 and all the events, tournaments, socials, drill classes and new junior academy classes the new year will bring.

Firstly, Top Seed has a brand new Instagram and Facebook page as our goal is to consistently improve communication to our members and Top Seed clients. Follow us @ Top Seed Tennis Academy, Inc. We are aiming to update both sites on a weekly basis so please check them out- you may see yourself or one of your family members showing off their great forehand or serve!

Secondly, the 2018 club calendar is up and once again we are offering opportunities for you and your family members to participate in great tournaments and socials. In March we have our annual USTA Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas and for information about sponsorship, ticket sales or volunteering for the event please go to www.calabasasaschallenger.com or contact Jeff Richards at jeff@topseed.us or myself at Steve@topseed.us

Finally, for more information about the club tennis events, tournaments, private lessons, adult drill classes or junior academy go to the club website: www.calabasastsc.com or our junior Top Seed site at www.juniorchallengeseries.com

Our goal at Top Seed is to constantly try to raise the level of not only our teaching skills or service to our tennis clients, but also member communication so you are well informed about upcoming events.
  
We wish everyone a joyous and happy 2018...See you on the courts!

Steve McAvoy
President & Owner
Top Seed Tennis Academy
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Facility Announcements

*Please read below for important updates*

  

The Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center's Rules and Regulations Handbook has been updated as of December 1st, 2017. You can find a copy of the updated handbook on the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center's website under the membership tab. You may also view a PDF version of the handbook at the link below.
  
As noted in the Manager's notes above, the pool and entire pool area will be closed for annual repairs and draining from December 18th - December 22nd, 2017. There will be no Novice Swim Team workouts or Masters Swim during this time.
 
For details on the facility schedule during the holidays, please view the flyer at the link below.
  
Some of you may have seen the signs posted around the facility regarding the new Guest policy of the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Beginning January 2nd, 2018, all guests must be accompanied by a member, sign in and pay the guest fee. The guest fees are as follows:
Weekday Guest: $12.00
Weekend Guest: $18.00
 
Also beginning January 2nd, 2018, members may now reserve a court for the weekend mornings, no more than two (2) days in advance.  
Afterschool Junior Tennis Program   
August 28, 2017 - June 8, 2018
Tennis for ages 5-18 year olds. Learn the basics, or enhance your skills at any level, from beginner to top nationally ranked kids. Below are the levels, days and times being offered. To sign up, please visit our website or see the front desk of the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center to complete an application.
 
Grand Prix (5-8 year olds)
For the younger tennis player just getting started, this group introduces the basic skills of tennis in a fun filled atmosphere.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 3:45-4:30pm, 4:30-5:15pm, 5:15-6:00pm
 
young-tennis-player.jpg Challenger (8-15 year olds)
For children who want to learn the basics of tennis in an enjoyable, exciting environment.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 4:30-6:00pm
 
Tournament Training
For juniors who currently, or will, compete in tournaments. These students must be able to serve, rally and play matches. If you do not have a sectional ranking, Brady Hiete or Jason Gaona must approve you.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 4:30-6:30pm
 
Super Excellence, Invitation Only
For juniors with high sectional and national rankings, this is an intensive training session designed to prepare juniors for Professional or Division I College Tennis. Steve McAvoy or Brady Hiete must approve all students.
Monday 4:30-6:30pm, Wednesday & Friday 4:00-6:00pm
Pro Am Social #1 - Winter Fun!
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4:00 - 7:00pm
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 enjoy dinner along with a few beers, wine, and drinks. This will all be provided by the Pro Am Social Series. Designed to be easy going tennis mixers with other members and Top Seed Pros followed by casual interaction and refreshments, we have scheduled 6 of these casual tennis events during the year.

West Valley Food Pantry Toy Drive

 

Every holiday season the West Valley Food Pantry holds its annual Holiday Toy Drive for pantry client's children. In some cases, the gifts children receive at the Toy Drive will be the only ones they get for the holidays. A box is located in the lobby of the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center.

Please help us by collecting new, unwrapped gifts before December 15th. The Food Pantry volunteers will invite all of the parents and clients of the Food Pantry to the Prince of Peace Church in Woodland Hills (location of the Food Pantry) on Saturday, December 16th to pick up a gift for each of their children.

Upcoming Events

  

The Spring Junior Challenge Series starts in early March 2018; 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, email Jeff Richards or visit the Junior Challenge Series website.
 
We have a Ventura County Junior Tennis Association Junior Open tennis tournament scheduled for April 10th and 11th, 2018. To enter our VCJTA Junior Opens, contact Brady Hiete at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center.
 
The SCTA Senior Championships are February 16th - 18th and 23rd - 25th, 2018. Here is your chance to play some of the best age group players in all of Southern California! Last year's 9th annual USTA sanctioned event had over 90 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 play. 
You can enter using an entry form available at the front desk or online at USTA.com Tennis Link, entering tournament ID #651741318.
 
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 main draw of the $25,000.00 USTA Pro Circuit Futures tournament in March.
Go to the following USTA.com TennisLink, entering tournament ID #50017118.
Email Jeff Richards for more information.
 
USTA Sanctioned Level 7 Junior Tournaments. New this year is our series of entry level USTA sanctioned junior tennis tournaments. Designated as "Level 7's", these junior tournaments offer kids just beginning to compete in a chance to play with the low compression "Orange Ball".
Please contact Tsetso Kostadinov for more details.
$25,000 USTA Men's Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas
March 17th - 25th, 2018  
World class, ATP tennis returns to Calabasas! Over the years Calabasas has hosted some of the best players in the world; Grand Slam champions, Olympic gold, silver & bronze medalists, and Davis Cup players. In fact, over the past few seasons, every member of the US Davis Cup team has played the Calabasas Pro Championships. The 2017 US Open finalist, Kevin Anderson, is a Calabasas alumnus, and all four doubles finalists at the 2017 French Open have played the Calabasas Pro tournament.
In the most recent summer Rio Olympics, two medalists have played our tournament! Starting with qualifying rounds on March 17th and main draw matches through the next week concluding with the finals on March 25th, Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center and Top Seed Tennis Academy hosts the 17 th edition of the USTA Pro Circuit event. Past champions and competitors include Mark Philippoussis, Michael Chang, John Isner, Kevin Andersen, Ivo Karlovich, Mike & Bob Brian, Sam Querrey, Nicolas Massu, Steve Johnson, Rajeev Ram, Donald Young, Ryan Harrison and many others.
This year promises to be no different. 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 professional tennis tournament in the San Fernando Valley.
Sponsors and 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 website, 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.
Winter Novice Swim Team
The City of Calabasas will be providing year-round Swim Team practices and workouts Monday-Thursday. Our City Swim Coach will be leading the pack through dry land exercises and aquatic workouts for beginner to advanced levels. If your swimmer needs to be assessed to determine his/her level, please visit the pool area from 3:15-3:30pm, Monday-Thursday to meet Coach John.
For level descriptions please view the City of Calabasas Recreation Brochure. Below is the Winter schedule for all levels:
Bronze
3:30-4:00pm          M/W           1/8-3/28          $105.00
3:30-4:00pm          T/TH          1/9-3/29          $105.00
Silver
4:00-4:45pm          M/W           1/8-3/28          $125.00
4:00-4:45pm          T/TH          1/9-3/29          $125.00
Gold
4:45-5:30pm          M/W           1/8-3/28          $125.00
4:45-5:30pm          T/TH          1/9-3/29          $125.00
Gold+
5:30-6:30pm          M/W           1/8-3/28          $145.00
5:30-6:30pm          T/TH          1/9-3/29          $145.00

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
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