FROM ANDE
Dear Members,
Hope everyone’s holidays are off to great start.  As the year comes to an end,  I would like to congratulate everyone on a successful USTA & WTTA season!  I would also like to congratulate our members who have had great success playing the tournament scene around town!!
                                                           
                                      Masters Women’s 2.5 Singles Champion: Rachel Dory
                                          
            TPI Brightwater Open Men’s 3.5 Singles Champion: Greg Vannostran
            South Texas Open Men’s 3.5 Singles Champion: Greg Vannostran
       South Texas Open Men’s 3.5 Doubles Champion: Greg Vannostran & Samuel Vasquez
                                                  
       Horseshoe Bay Mixed Doubles Champions: Aleks Szymanski & Julie Szymanski
Horseshoe Bay Men’s 3.5 Singles Champion: Aleks Szymanski
Congratulations to the Men’s Team Polo Club for winning Austin Tournament of Champions in style. The team clinched the title 40 points ahead of the runner up Riverplace. The Polo Team will compete and represent Austin at the State Tournament in Houston on January 12-14, 2018.
                            
Polo Team Championship Roster
4.5 Dusty Duke & David Bateman
4.0 Donny Rogers & Hector Bonilla
3.5 Matt Mowen & Samuel Vasquez
3.0 Greg Vannostran & Derek Jeakle
Wishing you all a Happy and Safe Holiday!
See you at the Club,
Anders

CLUB NEWS
  • LIMITED COURT AVAILABILITY THIS WEEKEND DEC 9 & 10  DUE TO TOURNAMENT AT THE CLUB:  Courts will be limited as we host our last USTA Junior Open  tournament of 2017. We would suggest Middle school courts for Saturday. Courts will open up at Polo on Saturday after 4 and Sunday after 12:00PM.
  • SURVEY MONKEY: We will be sending out a survey to all members through email.  Please take this time to let us know how we are doing by filling out the survey.
  • CLINIC REMINDER:  Will and Naomi’s footwork clinic Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm
  • MIXED DOUBLES:  Monday December 12 last one for this session!  We will take a break for the holidays and then look to pick back up end of January or early February depending om the weather.

BLUE SANTA TENNIS MIXER

BLUE SANTA TENNIS MIXER

TUESDAY, DECEMBER, 12TH

10:00 AM TO 12:30

TENNIS, POTLUCK, DOOR PRIZES, LOTS OF FUN

Please Bring an
unwrapped toy to be donated to the Blue Santa Project
RSVP to Polo front desk 512-829-4340 or text Roxanne 512-299-6577
or Renee 512-970-4620

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS
December 8-10 – Howdy Honda / Polo Club Junior Open

WINTER HOURS
                                 
HOLIDAY HOURS
 Closed December 23 thru 26 for Christmas.
 
Open 10am-3pm  December 27-30 
 
Closed December 31 and January 1 
 
Back to regular hours January 2nd 
  Pro shop will be closed on Sundays.  Courts are open and you can enter thru Fitness Center for the bathrooms.

JUNIOR ACADAMY/PRE HP NEWS
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ACADEMY AND PRE/HP PLAYERS
Kerrville Challenger
Nathan Pearson Boys 14 Singles Runner Up
Ashley Cruz-Moores Girls 14 Singles Quarter finalist
Jillian Friedman Girls 10 Green Ball Consolation Singles Champion
Lilly Perkins Girls 12 Singles ConsolationRunner Up
Devin Freemyer Boys 12 Singles Consolation Runner up
                                                            
Congratulations to Nathan Pearson finalist at Kerrville Challenger and qualifying for the Championship level!!

HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
 CONGRATULATIONS to  IRELAND SIMME for winning
the USTA National Sportsmanship Award
                                                       
Ireland Simme was recognized by her fellow players by receiving the USTA National Sportsmanship Award at the USTA National Indoors event in Toledo Ohio. Well deserved Ireland!! She represents the ultimate competitor & shows the utmost respect for the game and towards her competitors.

FROM DINKA
Dear Members,
I want to congratulate and thank all of our ladies that were a part of our Tournament of Champions team. Especially Judy Fuller who took our 4.5 line and performed exceptionally well against some of the best 4.5 teams in the city. I was really proud of all of our ladies as we fought really well and got some great wins. Unfortunately, we did not qualify for the semis, but we learned a lot and will be ready again next year.
As we are coming down to the end of our WTTA and USTA season, we will be starting our OFF SEASON ladies league on December 13. Below are the details for the league:
League day and timeWednesday, 10am start time
Leagues cost: $45 for 6 weeks (new balls will be provided for each match)
Format of play: 2 full sets with NO ADD scoring. 10 point tie- break if we split sets
League start: December 13th – January16th (if we have to skip a week due to weather or holidays we will just add another week and make sure we play 6 weeks)
If you have not signed up yet, please email Dinka at dinkahadzic@yahoo.com or sign up at the front desk.

GARY SHELLY- PERSONAL TRAINER
Healthy Holiday Tips
Maintaining a healthy fitness level throughout the holidays can be a challenge. Extra calories from food and alcohol along with fewer physical activities can be a recipe for disaster. Start a plan now and do your best to follow through.
Need help? Put a group together and I will design a calorie burning workout that will help keep you on track! I have tons of workout plans available.
Some of my favorite helpful tips are:
  • Schedule your workouts. Don’t just assume you will get them in without planning. Time is short!
  • Find a workout pal. Having accountability can help keep you motivated.
  • If you do overindulge, make a promise to yourself you will work it off. Then do it!
  • Set some specific goals: like getting 3 workouts in per week, sign up for a 5k or 10k race, or running 3 miles per week.

Personal Training Gift Certificates are now available!

Why not give the gift of health? They make great stocking stuffers too!

Happy Holidays!
Gary Shelly, Polo Club Trainer

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY
 A big thanks to our Sponsors. If your company is interested in marketing your company on our courts, please contact Anders for more information.  thepolotennisclub@gmail.com or 512-829-4340
  
 
 

PILATES CLASS
Pilates classes will be offered on Wednesday’s from 10:30-11:30 upstairs in the Fitness Studio with Denise Evans
  • Class price: $15
  • Members and non members welcome
  • Starting first week of May
To sign up contact us at 512-829-4340
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CERTIFICATE FOR A MASSAGE
Are you aware that we have one of the top Masseuse in Austin here at the Polo Club? She specializes in deep massage therapy and sports injuries healing.  Her name is Terra Bourguinon.
To have an incredible experience, please use this special coupon for a $10.00 discount for your first massage.  Try it!!  You will like it!!  To make an appointment contact Terra on her cell: 208-585-8742.

COME AND CHECK OUT THE PRO SHOP