November Newsletter 2017



Upcoming Holiday Club Hours

Winter Hours (Beginning November 6th)
Monday-Friday 6am-9pm
Saturday-Sunday 7am-8pm

Club Closed Thanksgiving Day
Club Closed at 3pm Christmas Eve
Club Closed Christmas Day

6th Annual Wreath Making Night

Wednesday, November 29th at 6pm

Back by popular demand!

Come create your own beautiful wreath with grapevines, greens and berries all collected for you from our own La Madrona grounds on Wednesday, November 29th in the group fitness room.

$15 per person
Sign up in the Clubhouse, places are limited.

Save the Date: Deck the Halls Event!

Friday, December 15th
La Madrona will be decking the halls this holiday season on Friday, December 15th with fun activities and treats for our members all day long!

Come say hi to Santa while enjoying a yummy hot chocolate bar in the afternoon and enjoying crafts and games, or stop by and enjoy a holiday tea party in the morning.
Full schedule of activities and goodies will be unwrapped soon. Stay tuned!

Fall Swim Team- Huge Success!

Our Fall Swim meet was a lot of fun! We are so proud of all of our swimmers that made such a huge progress throughout the fall season.


Pictured above is Conor Roach getting ready to warm up before the meet.


At 5 years old, Jordyn Staley is one of our youngest on the team. She had a blast swimming in multiple races!

Holiday Junior Swim Programs

Have your kids join us in the pool this holiday season! We will be offering the following programming:

Holiday Swim Team

Holiday Water Polo

Holiday Private Diving Lessons

Black Friday Tennis Deals

imgHello members
Halloween just passed by and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. Days are getting cooler and night time arriving sooner (don’t forget your clocks…) but there’s still plenty of good tennis weather to come in the next couple months. If you are playing on one of our Fall USTA teams, I hope you are enjoying your season and that your team is doing well. With this USTA season winding down, we will take this opportunity to invite you all to play in this year’s club championship. The event will take place on November 11, 12, 18 & 19. Look for our flyer in the club house or contact me directly for more details. Last year, we had close to 50 players participating and we hope as many will join this year.

Besides our club championship, we also have our Junior Holiday session about to start. The Holiday session takes place from November 6th to December 15th. We still some availability in most classes. Come and join us! We are also, bringing some changes to our Adult clinics with the addition of a cardio tennis class on Wednesday nights from 6-7pm. For full details on adult clinics, please check our monthly calendar online. Stay tuned! As we will add a new clinic in December dedicated to 4.0+ players…

With November comes the rainy season and Thanksgiving. With rain on the way, we will be acquiring some, needed, new rolling squeegees. Please make sure that you know how to properly use them to help with their longevity. If you are uncertain, ask one of our tennis professionals or one of our maintenance staff, they will be happy to help you.

Finally, there is no Thanksgiving without BLACK FRIDAY! Be on the lookout for special tennis deals on lessons, balls and re-stringing.

In the meantime, feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or suggestions you might have.

I will see you all on the courts



Kidz Club La Madrona


Pre-K - 5th Grade Programs
Premium Care ~ Home Study ~ After School

Letter From our Director of Child Care

Holiday Sessions

November 1, 2017 –December 22, 2017

It is a pleasure working with your families at such a beautiful location. Children in our Premium Child Care children have been crafting, learning their ABC’s, 123’s colors and shapes, socializing and developing fine motor skills along the way. Our Nature Study class was a success with the children learning all about the rodents Squirrels, Rabbits and Mice. We had guest animal visitors and created some cute crafts learning about anatomy, habitats, food sources, defense and predators. At Parents Night Outs kids have been enjoying dinner poolside then fun crafts and games downstairs. Crafternnoons is in full swing with the children exploring a variety of mediums and creating striking projects.

As falling Autumn leaves turn to falling raindrops, come join us for one of our Enrichment Programs or Premium Childcare in our cozy Kidz Club Playroom upstairs and and Kidz Club Classroom downstairs. We are now an approved Ocean Grove Vendor. Join us anytime as the classes will be pro-rated.

Happily serving members and non members Pre-K, TK, Kindergarten Enrichment, Home Study, Afterschool and Half day Wednesdays for grades TK-5th grade.
~Miss Christine

Pre K-TK Premium Care


Wow, a familiar place where you can play a tennis game, work out, take a swim, sauna and even check some emails, while your child is close by in a safe and loving learning environment.

Try our Kidz Club La Madrona Premium Care, where your child can learn their ABC’s, 123’s, colors, shapes, work on fine motor skills, socialize and have fun!

M/W/F 10am-12pm for ages 3-5 years old

Kidz Club La Madrona Premium Child Care Services:

Holiday Session: November 27th – December 22nd
Members Ages 3 -5 years

Your child will enjoy and be engaged in a variety of activities based in creative and developmental play that encourage focus while building school readiness skills. Kidz Club La Madrona has an indoor playroom filled with games and wooden educational activities to develop fine motor skills and offer many sensorial delights.

More fun and socializing is offered outside within the sand box, sensorial table & Great Outdoors Club House!

**Space is limited to 6 children with a minimum of 2 students for care program to run**
Members only ~ Parents must be on site

Choose your day(s) Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00am-12:00pm:
November 27th - December 22st

Circle your day(s) spaces
Premium Care 1 day M/W/F 10:00am -12:00pm 6 $ 52.00
Premium Care 2 days M/W/F 10:00am -12:00pm 6 $ 104.00
Premium Care 3 days M/W/F 10:00am -12:00pm 6 $ 156.00

For more information Contact our Director of Child Care at [email protected]

Early Learning Reading & Literacy: TK-1st grade

imgThis program is perfect for children learning to read for the first time and students with learning disabilities. Students engage in interactive story time while building vocabulary skills, drawing and journaling. Children explore reading, rhyming and singing while building confidence with words. Each session we will be exploring different books adding variety to their literacy diet.
6 spaces available per class with a minimum enrollment of 3 students for the program to run.

Kidz Club Classroom -Session #1 Mondays 2:15-3:15pm: 10/30/17-12/18/17
Members $91.00/Non Members $112.00

Kidz Club Classroom -Session #2 Fridays 2:15-3:15pm: 11/01/17-12/22/17
Members $52.00/Non Members $64.00

Join anytime, classes will be pro-rated. ** Approved Ocean Grove Vendor**

Introduction to Sign Language: 1st -5th grade

Learn to communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing citizens in our community!
This class will teach the alphabet and numbers, as well as basic greetings and vocabulary.
Students will learn basic finger spelling and basic conversation skills in fun and interactive ways. Students must be proficient in basic reading and spelling. This is a repeat series.
6 spaces available per class with a minimum enrollment of 3 students for the program to run.
Kidz Club Classroom - Session #1 Tuesdays 3:30-4:30: 10/31-11/14
Kidz Club Classroom - Session #2 Tuesdays 3:30-4:30: 12/05-12/19
Members $39.00/Non Members $63.00

** Approved Ocean Grove Vendor**

Crafts & Nature Study Time: TK-1st grade

Have fun on half-day Wednesdays learning about nature while engaging in creative crafts and hand on activities. Come join us for this small group session for ages TK - 1st grade. Each session students will learn about nature and a variety of animals and from our Wild Life Rehabilitator and Nature Study Teacher. Students will take home a completed craft each class.
Some animal visits may occur. Please note if your children have any allergies to animals.
6 spaces available per class with a minimum enrollment of 3 students for the program to run.
Kidz Club Classroom-Session #2 Wednesdays 1:15-2:15pm: 9/13/17-10/18/17
Members $78.00/Non Members $94.00

Join anytime, classes will be pro-rated. ** Approved Ocean Grove Vendor**

Crafternoons: TK-1st grade


This class is based on crafting and exploring a variety of mediums. Students work on fine motor skills & spatial awareness while engaging in creative time. Emphasis on colors, numbers, shapes and cooperative crafting. Students will take home a completed craft each class.
6 spaces available per class with a minimum enrollment of 3 students for the program to run.
Kidz Club Classroom-Session #1 Wednesdays 2:15-3:15pm: 1/01/17-12/20/17
Members $91.00/Non Members $112.00

Join anytime, classes will be pro-rated. ** Approved Ocean Grove Vendor**

Crafternoons: 1st – 5th grade

imgAfter a full day of school, come unwind and make friends while crafting. Students discover their creative side by engaging in quality craft projects and exploring a variety of mediums. Class integrates socialization skills by integrating a cooperative craft project and our small group atmosphere. Students will take home a completed craft each class.
6 spaces available per class with a minimum enrollment of 3 students for the program to run.
Kidz Club Classroom - Session #1 Thursdays 3:30-4:30:11/2/17-12/21/17
Members $91.00/Non Members $112.00

Join anytime, classes will be pro-rated. ** Approved Ocean Grove Vendor**

Pajama Parents Night Out: For ages 3-5 years

Bring your child in pajamas for a fun night of quality care. Children enjoy snack and story time in the clubhouse, indoor/outdoor playtime and a craft in the Kidz Club La Madrona Play Room.
4 spaces available per class with a minimum enrollment of 3 students for the program to run Saturday November 11th 5:00-7:00pm
Family Pricing: $20/1 child, $15/each additional sibling
Members Only - Sign up in the clubhouse or via email

Black Friday Parents Day Out: For Ages 4+


Go shopping while your kiddos have fun with us playing games and doing crafts in the Kidz Club La Madrona Classroom. Snack is included, bring your own lunch or order at the snack bar CTA.
8 spaces available per class with a minimum enrollment of 3 students for the program to run
Saturday, November 24th 9:30-1:30pm
Family Pricing: $35.00 child/$25 additional siblings
Members Only - Sign up in the clubhouse or via email

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See pictures of all our fun family events and Kidz Club La Madrona friends.
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Second Harvest Food Bank


Help us reach our goal of filling 2 barrels by November 19th, and get your name in our weekly raffle!

La Madrona World Series!

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October 23rd we will begin our La Madrona World Series, a fundraising game, for all our members. Members will accumulate home runs through participating in actives in our tennis, swim and fitness departments and earn tickets into a weekly raffle. The game will run for 4 weeks and game cards can be purchased at our Club house at the start of each week. Each game card will be $5 and all proceeds will go to Second Harvest Food Bank. Members may receive a “FREE” game card each week if they donate a 1 bag of food. Our goal for the month will be to fill 2 barrels.

How to play the game:

  • Purchase a game card at the Clubhouse each week (or make a food donation to receive your “free” game card.)
  • The purchase of a card will provide you with one entry into the weekly drawing.
  • Take your card with you to each department when you participate in a class, take a private lesson, or do a 30 minute workout on your own to earn a “base hit”.
  • A staff member needs to mark the game card for each activity completed.
  • Earn 4 “base hits” (home run) each week to earn an additional entry into the weekly drawing.
  • “Grand Slam”- If you participate in one activity from each department (swim, fitness, tennis) within one week, you will receive 5 extra entries into the weekly drawing.
  • At the end of each week, turn your game card into the clubhouse so that all “runs” can be counted and added to the weekly drawing.
  • Every member who participates in the game will receive an entry into the grand prize drawing held at the end of the 4 weeks.

Snowbound Conditioning

Workshop with Mercedes

Snowbound conditioning is an ideal dry-land program to prepare you for the physical demands of your favorite winter sports and activities (Whether you downhill or cross country ski, play hockey, skate, snowboard or snowshoe)! Each class features intensive core and lower body strength conditioning.
Go longer and stronger on the mountain!

Workshop Dates: November 1st, 8th, 15th and 29th.
Wednesday 10:45am-11:45am

$100 members ($120 non-members)

•Build Endurance
•Improve Performance
•Prevent Injuries

Space is limited.
Register at the front desk or online to reserve your spot!

Saturday Night African Dance

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November 4th

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$16 members/$20 non-members
Space is limited! Sign-up at front desk today!


Trainer Spotlight

imgMark Gardner

I have always had a passion for sports, exercise, activity, and competition. I have played competitively in basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, and boxing as well as coached youth basketball, soccer, and golf.

I graduated from University of California Santa Cruz with a BA in Psychology. I wanted to focus my career on something I am passionate about so I decided to work in the fitness and sports industries. I am an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Conditioning Specialist. After college I worked in a sports performance gym and part time as a youth golf instructor. I have predominately worked with a variety of athletes from 7 year olds, to professionals, and have also trained people with general fitness goals.

As a trainer I believe in helping clients attain the maximum level of performance, whether they are competing in the highest levels of competition or navigating the stresses of daily life. I believe the body needs to be taken care of and that exercise is a key to happiness and feeling good, no matter what your physical needs are.

Strength Training/Athletic Performance Training/Injury Prevention

• Core and Stability Training
• Cardio Training
• Running and Sprinting Stride Training
• Footwork and Agility Training
• Balance and Coordination Training
• Plyometric Training
• TRX Suspension Training
• HIIT(High Intensity Interval Training)
• Functional Movement Screening
• Group Fitness and Team Training
• Youth Exercise Training

You can schedule a free consultation with Mark at [email protected] or
(650) 245-6189
*November Promotion: Buy 2 sessions get 1 free! (new clients only)

First Friday Active Adults Social


The first Friday of each month we will be offering an enhanced coffee & tea service for our adult members following our Active Adults Fitness Class at 1:15pm.
Please join us Friday, November 3rd at 1:15pm, in our social area located outside our fitness building.