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Club News May 2022

Cajun Boil & Tennis Social

    Join us for our amazing Cajun Boil and Tennis Social on Saturday, May 14th! The fun begins with a tennis social starting at 5pm. The format will be mix and split mixed up doubles! If you win, you will advance and switch partners, and if you lose, you will move down and switch partners. 

    Then we turn up the heat for our popular Cajun Boil! Around 7pm, we fire up the pot for our Cajun Boil which features peel & eat shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn on the cobb. We will be rolling our the butcher paper and dumping this amazing meal in front of you, and you get it enjoy it with no utensils! Don’t worry, we will have plenty of napkins on hand! The member price for the cookout is $30/adults and $15/kids and non-member price is $40/adults and $20/kids. Sign up deadline is Thursday, the 12th. Please sign up in advance so we can plan enough food! 

 

The Trophy is Back Home!

   A big shout out to our good friends at Arrowhead Country Club. On Friday, April 8th, we ventured out West to Arrowhead, where we were treated to some fantastic tennis and food! At the conclusion of the event, we held the club challenge and Gold Key was victorious, and we were able to bring home the “World Champion Private Tennis Club” trophy! The trophy is on display at the front desk for all to enjoy. We will be hosting our friends from Arrowhead in June, where they will try to reclaim the trophy!  

 

Introducing the New Club Challenge Ladder

    We are super excited to announce that we are introducing an all new Club Challenge Ladder this month. We are starting out with Men’s and Women’s Singles, but if there is enough interest, we will consider adding doubles and possibly mixed doubles. We will be using a new and exciting App to track and facilitate play called iPlayMe2. Best of all, there is no charge or fees associated with the ladder or using the App, and this is a members only ladder! All matches, tracking and updates will be handled through the app, and it is amazing and simple to use. We are hoping to launch the ladder around the middle of the month, so keep an eye out for updates. In the meantime, you can download the App in advance by going to www.iPlayMe2.com

 

Junior Academy Update

     The next session of the junior tennis program started the week of April 25th. This is the final session before summer camp begins. Each session runs for 4 weeks, and late starts are always welcomed. Please note that missed classes do not carry over to the next session.  More information is available at the front desk and on the club’s website. If you have any questions on the program or where your junior fits in, please contact Director Luis Ridaura at luis@switacademy.com.  

 

SWITA Development Camp

    The next development camp will be on Saturday, May 14th. This is a 3 hours workshop  for developing players to participate in to be evaluated, and to have their skill set tested. This is also a great opportunity for parents to meet with the program’s Director, Luis Ridaura, to discuss their junior’s progression and plan. These are invitation only events and spots are limited. If you have questions or interested in attending, please contact Luis Ridaura at luis@switacademy.com

Plan Now for Summer Camp

    The summer camp programs for both recreational and Elite Academy are posted and available online and at the front desk. First session begins June 6th and runs for 8 weeks, Spots are limited so sign up today to secure your spot! Find more information by clicking HERE

SwingVision Is Here!         

 SwingVision is Artificial Intelligence for your tennis that provides real-time shot tracking, video analysis and line challenges using just your smartphone. Special mounts are on every court at the the club to use this new technology. To utilize the service, you will need a smartphone and a subscription to SwingVision. Best of all, you get 2 free hours a month! Learn more about the system www.swing.tennis

Reservation Reminders

     Please remember that free court reservations are a member privilege. Non-members are welcome to make court reservations and pay the appropriate guest fee. Clinic attendance does not convey additional free court time to non-members. On occasion and at the instructor’s discretion, a court may be granted for additional play, but only if the instructor notifies the front desk. Members may make court reservation as early as 8:30am 2 days prior to play. Non-member court and Ball Machine reservations can be made at 8:30am one day prior to play. Junior court reservations can be made after 12 noon one day prior to play. Walk-ons are always welcomed based on court availability but we recommend calling in first.  

 

Massage Therapy         

    When was the last time you did something for yourself?  May we suggest an appointment with the club’s licensed massage therapist, Erika Miller. Call her direct at 602-413-7041.

 

Free Fitness Evaluation         

    Are you wondering where to get started with your fitness program? Trainer Matt Toupalik will provide any member a free 1/2 hour fitness evaluation. Please call Matt at 480-258-9730 and get started. 

Find a Tennis Match Service            

   Are you looking for more tennis but need someone to hit with? Then check out the Gold Key Tennis Match Finder! Whether you are looking for Singles, Doubles or Mixed Doubles, this new online program can help you find new players to hit with. To get started, register or seek out a match by clicking here. If you have registered and not been contacted for a match, have no fear, all you need to do is use the search function to seek out your own match! Don't be shy, give it a try! 

 

Got Ideas?

    If you have any ideas for instruction, activities or special events for the club, we would love to hear about them. Please email your ideas to  don@goldkeyracquetclub.com .