MAC Newsletter |June 2017
June News to Know
Locker Rentals
 Lockers are available to rent. 

Cost: $8.00/month

Please contact Chuck Snow if interested. 
Dear Members and Friends,

We hope you will take the time to read through the MAC newsletter now, or save this message to read later.  We have many events and announcements, and we sincerely wish for you to know about everything happening at YOUR club so that you may enjoy your membership to its' greatest potential.

MAC Staff
Darya Berezhanaya, 
Tennis Professional

Please join us at the tennis courts on  Friday June 9th  at 6:00pm to welcome to the MAC our new tennis professional,  Darya Berezhnaya!  Participants will get to play a game or two with her and enjoy beer and pizza.  Also, please sign up on tennis bookings for a chance to win a free tennis clinic with her.  We hope to see you on June 9th.

Darya is excited to bring her talents and insights of the game to the MAC members.  She looks forward to working with MAC players and teams to make them stronger technically, tactically and mentally.  Some of Darya's tennis and academic accomplishments: 
  • Participated in a World Championship under 14
  • Was a member of Junior Fed Cup Team
  • Participated in ITF Junior and Pro circuit tournaments
  • Earned multiple trophies at national level tournaments
  • Was ranked 600 WTA doubles
  • Played for VCU Women's Tennis Team
  • VCU Women's  Singles lines  1-4, doubles lines 1-2
  • Two time Atlantic 10 Champion
  • Two time NCAA Participant
  • Two time Atlantic Rookie of the Week
  • Three times earned All-Atlantic Honors (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Earned VCU Rodney Award for Outstanding Athletic Achievements 2016-2017

website, social media

MAC Hours of Operation
A popular question received through emails from our website concerns the hours of the water park.  All MAC hours of operation can be found on the main page of the website. Scroll down towards the bottom, and there will be a grid of color blocks.  Each of those blocks provides a list of the hours of operation of the various club amenities, such as the water park, or the kids club, or the holiday hours.

And, please note, this year the water park will be open until 8pm each night of the week, Monday through Sunday, weather permitting.

TENNIS & RACQUETBALL, Sandra,  adult programs,  youth programs, instruction

High Performance Tennis Camp for Youth
MAC is now accepting registrations for our summer High Performance Tennis Camp.  Stop by the front desk to inquire or to register.

7.0 Women's Doubles Weekday One Day Tournament
Please click the link directly below to register.

Upcoming Leagues
The leagues that play September - November 2017 will be registering soon, so we need to get captains in place.  A complete list of leagues is posted on the MAC tennis bulletin board.  If you would like to play or captain, please contact the volunteer captain below or Sandra Mason via  If a team is full, please notify Sandra at by June 19th.  If there is enough interest, we can start another team if we know by the deadline.  We need captains for the teams below:
  • Tri Level
    • 3.0/3.5/4.0 Men Wed Evening - NEED A CAPTAIN
    • 3.5/4.0/4.5 Men - Tues Evening - NEED A CAPTAIN
    • 3.0/3.5/4.0 Women - Mon Morning - NEED A CAPTAIN
    • 3.0/3.5/4.0 Women - Mon Evening - Gail Gold
    • 3.5/4.0/4.5 Women - Fri Morning - NEED A CAPTAIN
    • 3.5/4.0/4.5 Women - Thurs Evening - Sally Lake
  • Combo Mixed Weekend
    • 5.5 - NEED A CAPTAIN
    • 6.5 - Melody Morton, Toni Bolden-Ealey
    • 7.5 - Donna Talamo, Sandra Mason
    • 8.5 - NEED A CAPTAIN
Intra Club WTT League
Due to unforseen circumstances, our intra club WTT League will start playing July 14th instead of June 9th. Teams will play every other Friday through August. There is no charge for gold members to participate. Please contact Selena Heah or Sandra Mason to participate as a captain or player.  Fun, food & beverages, music and of course tennis!

Annual Club Challenge
The adult flex round robin to create our club challenge team is in progress.  Please get your match schedule to Sandra, as it was due by May 31st.  If your matches aren't scheduled or played by June 25th, then they will be scheduled for play June 26-30.  The top 2 teams at each level will represent MAC at the Anthem Club Challenge, September 22-24 at the Westwood Club.  Complete details are posted on the tennis white board.   Please sign up now for the mixed division of this tournament.  

Upcoming Tournaments
  • June 19th, Ladies 1 day, 7.0 tournament, 9a-2p, single round elimination.  Sign-up and click on the "Tennis" tab. Rain date Jun 26th.
  • July 4th, Round Robin Tennis, 9a-11a.  Sign up at Tennis Bookings.
  • July 15th, Junior Tournament, 1 day, contact Tom White for details at
  • Aug 26th, USTA Young Professionals men's 7.0 weekend tournament for those 18-39 years old, single elimination but 2 matches guaranteed.  Rain date Aug 27th.
  • Sep 9th, USTA Ladies 2.5 weekend tournament, single elimination but 2 matches guaranteed.  Rain date Sep 10th.
  • Sep 30th, USTA Young Professional ladies 7.0 weekend tournament for those 18-39 years old, single elimination but 2 matches guaranteed.  Rain date Oct 1st.
NOTE:  All tournaments will give MAC gold members priority but are open to the general public.

MEMBERSHIP or 804 330 2222 ext 308, membership, billing

Summer Memberships
Let your family and friends know that summer memberships are on sale for an early bird special of $100 off!


MAC Birthday Parties
Looking for a great spot to have your son or daughter's birthday party? Look no further! We handle the set-up, clean-up and all the fun in between. Your child can choose between playing games/sports in our basketball gym or swimming in the indoor pool, or playing in the water park and end the event with a celebration in our birthday room. Contact  Jill   Stansfield  at 330-2222 (ext. 318) for further details and to reserve your party today!
MAC Birthday Parties

Parents' Morning Out 
Every Tuesday, we offer Parents' Morning out from 9am-1pm.  Price is $3/hr per child for Members and $5/hr per child for non-Members. Please sign up in Kids' Club by the day before your child will attend.

Parents' Night Out
Drop your child off for Parent's Night Out Friday June 9th  from  5:00-8:30pm . The cost is $3 per hour per child for members and $5 per hour per child for non-members. Sign up by  Thursday before the event.  Please remember, our MAC Center Court Cafe offers a special $5 kids' meal during Parent's Night Out. Simply ask a Kids' Club staff member for further details about how to make this event even easier!

FITNESS, personal or small group training

Private Yoga Personal Training Sessions
Why invest in yoga personal training? A private session allows for a more intimate view into YOUR practice. You can start a new practice, deepen your current practice or spend some time working with an injury or specific goal or concern. 

Injuries and health concerns can make a normal yoga class impractical for some participants. A yoga instructor teaching several students at one time cannot focus on individual needs or ensure that the poses will not further injure or strain a particular person. Furthermore, health concerns like pregnancy, diabetes or heart disease may require special alterations to one's yoga practice.   When health concerns are a potential issue, it is best to have a private yoga lesson with a properly trained Yoga Therapist. This can aid in working around the problem, avoid further complications, and help to ease pain or lessen the effects of a certain diagnosis. 

T he MAC fitness department announces that yoga personal training sessions are now available and offered by MAC yoga instructor and certified Yoga Therapist, Shannon Somogyi.  If you are interested in exploring a deeper, personalized yoga practice, for any reason, please stop by the fitness desk or the front desk to get in touch with Shannon.  Read Shannon's biography below to learn about her training and credentials. 

AQUATICS, aquatics programs for youth and adults, including swim team, pool maintenance
MAC Group Swimming Lessons

Masters Swimming

Home Swim Meets
Please make note of the following dates, as they are home swim meets, which means the water park will close early, and the parking lot will likely be crowded.  We have permission to use the parking lot of the Double Tree Hotel, right next door,  for overflow parking.
  • Thursday June 15
  • Wednesday July 5
  • Tuesday July 11

Private Lessons Available
MAC offers private swim lessons. Private lessons are offered year-round with instruction available for youth and adults. Sign up is available at the Front Desk or by contacting

Important Aquatics Reminders
- As the weather warms up and we have more members using the pool, please remember to check the lane assignment sheets at the end of each lane.  These will tell you when that particular lane will be in use during the day.  If the unused lanes fill up, please remember to circuit (circle) swim or share one side of the lane with another member so that everyone can enjoy their workout in the pool. 
-When necessary, please be sure to share a lane with fellow lap swimmers and remember lap lanes in the outdoor pool are lap swimming.
-Cell phone use is strictly prohibited in the hot tub and in the locker rooms. 
-Please make sure that proper swim attire is worn in the pool and the hot tub. Workout shorts, cotton and denim are strictly prohibited.
-Please click HERE   for June indoor pool lane charts. 
-Please click HERE for June outdoor pool lane charts.
ACTIVITIES, activities and member programs

Movie Night June 24, 2017

Pickleball is now offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30am-12noon.  MAC offers free use of equipment, members participate complimentary and non-members pay a nominal fee. 


Member Breakfast 
Our complimentary member breakfast is scheduled for June 21st from 7:30-9:30am in the cafe.  

Summer Camp 
MAC will once again offer a full summer camp program, All Sports Camp. Our camp features swimming, tennis, yoga, golf, dodgeball, Skyzone and many other activities. Our counselors are all college age or older, and our aim is to keep kids engaged and active.

(804) 330-2222