June Newsletter 2018

Get Outside and Play!

Important Policy Reminders & Information


  • No glass at pool/bbq area
  • No outside beer or hard alcohol, outside wine must be checked in at pool house and charged corkage fee.
  • Pool parties require prior authorization from the Club. A party is defined as a gathering with 6 or more non-members, whether children or adults OR a pre-organized celebration.
  • Children under age 14 must be DIRECTLY SUPERVISED by their parent or guardian, even when a lifeguard is on duty.

For your safety and wellbeing these policies and rules must be adhered to at all times. If not, it can result in membership termination.

Summer Camps and Upcoming Tournament


Hello Members
As we approach the end of the school year, it can only mean a couple things;
Warmer weather and summer camps. At this time of year, add a few things to your tennis bag to help you deal with the heat. We should all carry sunscreen, extra water bottle, sun hats, extra towels and maybe an extra shirt. A quick reminder to all, that we have installed a water bottle filler to our water fountain by court 6 . This upcoming week is the last week of school and our sports and tennis camps will begin the following on June 11th. This means that court 4 & 5 will be reserved from 10-1 for sports camp. So reserve your courts early...

June also coincides with the USTA mixed and 55 & over seasons. We have the following divisions:

Women’s 55 & Over 6.0, 7.0
Men’s 55 & Over 7.0, 8.0, 9.0(combined)
Mixed 7.0, 8.0

Last Weekend was Memorial Day weekend and La Madrona hosted a little impromptu tennis tournament. Well! It was a success with slightly over 50 players and 48 matches played on Monday in between 9-4. WOW! Thank you to all of you that participated. It was a lot of fun to see the courts so busy. If you liked it, go put your comments on some pics of the event on Facebook.

Finally, with last weeks tournament being such a success, we will have a mixed tournament on July 21st and 22nd. Mark your calendars and start looking for a partner. Divisions will be Mixed 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, open (9.5max). Look for registration to open on June 15. That’s it for now...

As Always, feel free to contact me with any suggestions and/or comments about your tennis life
at La Madrona. We are always looking for ways to improve.
See you all on the courts


Welcome Jen and Deb

to our Group Fitness Instructor Team!


Jen Karno


Deb Voisin
Zumba Dance


Get Into Your Best Summer Shape!

Come Join Us For A
Group Fitness Class!

Small Group Personal Training Classes


Have you tried our La Madrona Small Group Personal Training?

June Small Group Personal Training Classes:

FIT 10 with Mark Gardner

Excel and take your training to the next level in this 4 week, Small Group Cross Training program (6 max). Includes goal setting, workout logs, nutritional guidance and fitness assessments.

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 7am
Group Fitness Room

Fast & Furious 4 with Nicole Hurford

This class is designed to maximize your time & effort with 45 second blocks of Cardio, Lower Body, Upper Body, & Core that progress in difficulty.  Using the principles of burst training (high intensity interval training) AND resistance training, (the two absolute BEST ways to develop lean muscle, burn more fat, and boost your metabolism) you will PUSH yourself farther than you think possible. Class consists of four blocks of four exercises repeated four times  This class is designed for people who are physically and mentally ready and is not recommend for beginners. If you are ready to challenge yourself and ready to get in great shape, this is your class! 4 weeks, Small Group Personal Training (6 max).

Tuesday and Thursday 12:30pm
Group Fitness Room

Drop-in for only $25 (limited space available!)

Sign Up Today For La Madrona’s Summer Camps

June 11th- August 17th

Summer Pool Guards Camp


The La Madrona Pool Guards Program will introduce children to the skills necessary for lifeguarding and aquatics safety. This three week program offers activities such as swim lessons, rescue skills practice, paddle board practice, stretching and strength building exercises along with team building games and fun. Participants will be divided into two groups based on age and ability. Ages* 6-14 are welcome. All participants must be able to swim one pool length of freestyle, have the ability to float on their back and tread water for 30 seconds. This is a great opportunity to advance in your water safety skills and become a better swimmer for life!

*The ages are a general guide – an assessment may be needed. Please contact the Aquatics Director for more information: [email protected]

A typical day for Pool Guards:
• Warm up/exercise and stretching
• Swim lesson (30-45 minutes)
• Snack break and sunscreen re-application
• Paddle board and rescue skills practice
• Team building games and fun

Program Information and Registration Form

Summer Sports Camp


Sport camp is a high level instruction based outdoor camp that will provide children the opportunity to develop their sport skills, self confidence and self esteem. The sport camp is for ages 6-12 years old.

A typical day for Sports Camp:
• Tennis lesson (60 minutes)
• Athletic & sports games
• Tennis play & court fun
• Pool games (45 minutes)
• Arts & Crafts

Program Information and Registration Form

Summer Tennis Camp


This summer program is ideal for the motivated player looking for specific tennis training to
improve their overall game. The main qualification is a desire to improve in the game of tennis.
In this program, the student will have the opportunity to play practice matches and/or Interclub
throughout the summer.

Program Information and Registration Form

Kidz Club La Madrona

Summer Drop In and Guaranteed Child Care

Kidz Club La Madrona

Summer Care Hours
Monday - Thursday- 8:30am-12:30pm


Link to info flier and registration page

Aquatics Updates

imgDear La Madrona Families,
I have an important announcement to share with you. I have made the decision to move in a different direction in my career and I will not continue as the Aquatics Director. This is a decision that I did not easily make, however, I need to spend more time with my three young children. I will continue to stay on, as a part time swim Instructor and will help teach the Pool Guards program as well. It has been a pleasure being the La Madrona Aquatics Director this past year and I appreciate all of your support. My replacement will be Heidi Sussman, who has many years of aquatic experience and is excited to be part of our La Madrona team.
- Christina McLaughlin

INTRODUCING New Aquatics Director

imgHello La Madrona Families,

My name is Heidi Sussman and I am very excited to be your new Aquatics Director.

Just a little about me. I have a Master of Arts degree in Physical Education and have been teaching and coaching swimming for over 30 years. I was and am a nationally ranked swimmer myself. I grew up in the Santa Cruz area and have organized numerous swim programs in and around this county. Currently I am also a Masters swim coach at the Simpkins Family Swim Center in Santa Cruz. I have two teenage daughters who will be spending lots of time in our pool. Teaching and coaching swimming is my passion and I look forward to extending the joy of swimming to all of you. I also look forward to meeting all the La Madrona families.
Happy swimming!
Heidi Sussman

Summer Pool Schedule


Lap Pool

Monday - Friday
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Pool Guards
(3 Lanes Used)*

Monday - Thursday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Junior Swim Team
(2 Lanes Used)*

*Two lanes will be made available in the recreation pool 
for lap swimming during this time.

Recreation Pool

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00am-12:00pm Water Aerobics Group Fitness Class
(Small Section of Pool Used)

Monday - Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lifeguard on Deck


imgOn Saturday, May 26, 2018 sometime between 3:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., a men's wedding ring was left on the retaining wall adjacent to the lap pool.

This ring has tremendous importance to its owner.  If you or your family was at La Madrona on Saturday and happen to know the rings whereabouts please contact La Madrona Management.  

There is a reward available!
No questions asked.