April Newsletter 2022


Join the Easter Bunny on Saturday April 16th 9:00-11:00, here at La Madrona to celebrate spring! High five and get a pic with the Easter bunny, hunt for eggs and join in on the coloring contest. Egg hunt starts promptly at 9:30. Prizes for those that recycle their eggs on the way out!


imgWelcome Jimmy Soper!

We're excited to announce that Jimmy Soper will be joining us at La Madrona as the Head Tennis Professional beginning this summer. He is the current head coach of the UCSC men's tennis team and will be working at La Madrona intermittently beginning next week. This spring, you'll see him around the club helping with our junior programs, teaching private lessons, and leading clinics. When you see him, say hi!

Stay tuned for a more formal introduction of him and what he is excited to accomplish here.


Survey Says… Lap Pool Reservations & Outdoor Fitness Offerings


Thank you to the many that completed our pool and outdoor fitness survey.

There was an overwhelming majority in wanting to keep pool reservations versus not having any at all!

We will move to a hybrid model where lanes 1 & 2 will continue to be reservation based and lanes 3 & 4 will go back to being drop in.

Lap lane reservation policies will continue along with $10 no show fees being charged for reservations missed or canceled prior to one hour start time.

Lanes 3 & 4 will be expected to be used as shared lanes. Please see information regarding split lane and circle swimming education. Lane 4 will be considered the "faster" speed lane.

Click here for lap swimming swim etiquette

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Outdoor Fitness Update

The survey showed strong preference to keep as much fitness equipment outside as possible. We will continue to keep the tent up in the social area between the pools with as much cardio equipment outside as space allows. We are hoping to turn the tent so that the fire fit will be available for use again. Stay tuned!

The tent on court 1 is coming down. It will be resurfaced/repainted and will include lines for four pickleball courts. We will have portable pickleball nets that can be wheeled in and out of place depending on the time of day and ball machine/tennis use.

Thank you again to all those that submitted survey feedback. It was very helpful in being able to decide what to do moving forward with our outdoor offerings.


NEW Exciting Fitness Offering- Theraguns!


We are receiving a set of Therabody products. Included will be 6 Theragun Pros and 4 wave rollers!

Theraguns, provides targeted deep muscle treatment to increase blood flow, reduce tension, improve movement, maximize recovery, and optimize sleep.

The complete cart will be made available for use in the gym beginning next week!

Stay tuned for more education on the benefits and how to use this awesome new service!


Junior Tennis Begins Next Monday


Spring weather is here and we're gearing up to start our spring session of Junior tennis. Classes are filling up quickly so please make sure to register! We have classes for beginner to advanced players ages 3 to 17!

Click here to sign up

Contact [email protected] with any registration questions.


Join New Tennis Clinics


Starting this month we're offering a new schedule of adult tennis clinics! (link to calendar).

• 9-10am Cardio Tennis with Savana ($15 for members, $20 for non-members)
• 6:15pm Doubles Drills & Strategies with Jimmy ($15 for members, $20 for non-members)

• 9-10am Doubles Skills with Will ($15 for members, $20 for non-members)
• 6:15-7:30 Pickleball Social (Free)

• 9-10:30am Serious Tennis with Dave ($20 for members, $25 for non-members)

• 9-10am Live Ball with Will ($15 for members, $20 for non-members)
• 10:10-10:45 am Pickleball Skills with Will ($12 for members, $15 for non-members)
• 6-7:30pm Adult Beginners Clinic with Will ($18 for members, $23 for non-members)


• 9-10:30am Serious Tennis with Dave ($20 for members, $25 for non-members)

• 9-11am Mixed Doubles Drop In (Free)

Click here to sign up!



We're thrilled to be able to offer more opportunities to play pickleball starting with our social on Tuesday nights. Bring yourself or come with a friend for a fun evening of pickleball, all levels welcome!

This spring and summer we'll be starting a pickleball league with members from Seascape, Rio Del Mar and Imperial tennis clubs. There will be matches scheduled throughout the week at each club for all levels.

If you're interested, please fill out this form.



Saturday May 14th 5-8pm
Saturday June 11th 5-8pm

Family Pricing $25 Child/$15 each additional sibling

Ages 5 and up – 6 spaces available. Let the kids enjoy fun club activities, while you get some quality "Me" time! Members only, sign up online.

Click here to sign up for May date


Fast & Furious 4, Small Group Personal Training is back May 3rd!


4 week small group personal training (6 max).

Tuesday and Thursdays 12pm-1pm in Group Fitness Room with Nicki Hurford.

$200 members ($240 non members)

Click here to sign up


Spring Swim Team


The La Madrona Spring Swim Team starts on Monday April 11th. The swim team is a pre-competitive team. The team practices focus on being fun while getting swimmers comfortable being in a lap pool and working with stroke development, technique and endurance. We also expand on swim team knowledge. Ages 5.5-14 years old are welcome. All swimmers must be able to swim one length of the lap pool and be able to float on their back, an assessment may be needed.

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Coach Shaena will be coaching for the Spring Swim Team. The Spring Swim Team will be offered as a 6-week session. Registration is completely open for members and non-members. There are spaces still available.

Click here to Register


Intro to Swim Team


La Madrona Intro to Swim Team is back!! This swim class is to help get your swimmer ready to go from swim lessons to a pre- or competitive swim team. Polish those swimming skills and learn how to make the leap from our rec pool to our lap pool.

This is a small class and spaces are limited.

April 14th to May 19th
2 spaces left

Click Here to Register


Spring Water Polo


La Madrona Water Polo is here for the Spring. This fun class will introduce our swimmers to the sport of Water Polo. Swimmers will have a chance to learn the different aspects of the game building upon their existing swimming skills and introducing the basic team skills while having fun. It is a great opportunity to build self-confidence, teamwork, responsibility, and perseverance in the fun and safe lap pool. Coach Andrew will be looking forward to seeing you on Fridays.

Registration is completely open for members and non-members. There are spaces still available.

April 15th to May 20th
Ages 6-10 330p-4p
Ages 11-14 4p-5p

Click Here to Register


Parent & Me


We just started our Spring Parent & Me swim class. Come join us and learn how to comfortably introduce your child to being in the water for the first time. The small pool is warm and toasty, and the mid-mornings are crispy and light. Spaces are still available for those who want to enroll for a three week session. Drop-ins are welcome.

March 29th-April 14th (3 weeks) - 3 spaces left
April 19th-April 28th (2 week) - 3 spaces left

Click Here to Register


Intro to Diving


La Madrona Intro to Diving is back!! This swim class will teach children the fundamental skills necessary to be successful in the sport of diving. This is a great opportunity for kids to learn to dive in a pool safely and with confidence. The class will be 45 minutes in length and will meet once a week. This six-week program will build upon skills each week in a fun and safe manner. Kids will learn the proper arm patterns, body positions, and entry technique that Olympic divers use.

This class will be taught by Santa Cruz native and 2008 Olympian Ariel Rittenhouse.

This is a small class and spaces are limited.

April 12th to May 17th

Click Here to Register