WELCOME MARK HILDERBRAND 
Polo Tennis Club announces the hiring of Mark Hilderbrand effective June 1,  2018.  Mark will be serving as the Associate Head Coach for the Polo Club High Performance Junior Program.

Mark has been Coaching juniors for 25 years and Coached numerous Gold, Silver, and Bronze Ball winners and ITF Titles all over the world. Mark has worked with numerous top American juniors around the Globe at the Grand Slam events and US junior Davis Cup.

This summer Mark will be coaching his son Trey Hildebrand at the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Trey currently holds a ITF world junior singles ranking of #34. Over the last two years Mark has also served as Head Coach at St. Mary’s University and Director of Junior Development at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio.

We are very excited about bringing Mark and his experience to join a great team of young, talented players at the Polo Club supervised by Director of High Performance Sudanwa Sitaram.

Go Team Polo!

PICKLEBALL COMING TO POLO 

Please join us June 13th for an Introduction to PICKLEBALL

Polo Club will have 3 USAPA Pickleball Ambassadors facilitating a super fun evening.  Please check out these links to learn more about the game!

https://www.usapa.org/rules-summary/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJNQfNbE19o

RSVP by Monday, June, 11th if you would like to attend.

NEW MEMBER WELCOME 
SANDY RICEWENDI HILL
THE SILVERMAN FAMILY

 

CARDIO TENNIS WITH WILL AND NAOMI 
Come and join us for Cardio tennis at the Polo Tennis and Fitness Club starting on June 14th, 2018.  Cardio tennis is a party on the court. It is a high intensity group fitness activity featuring the best tennis drills and games while providing the ultimate aerobic and anaerobic workout. The purpose of cardio tennis is to: train in your heart-rate zones, burn calories, and train for tennis. In cardio tennis, it is advised for players to wear heart monitors to determine what zones they’re in and how many calories they have burned.

There are six components that make it cardio tennis:

1) The three segments (warm-up, cardio, and cool down)

2) Music

3) Heart rate monitors

4) The agility ladder

5) cardio blast

6) the right trained professional

Cardio tennis is played with low-compression tennis balls (orange balls) also called cardio balls. There are a number of reason why we use this type of balls and these are some of the benefits of using cardio balls: hitting longer rallies by not being able to put the ball away as quickballs bounce slower so it makes the players move bettergives you time to set up properly and work on techniqueIt works as a “equalizer” when it comes to having different levels on the court

Hope to see you there,
Thanks,
Naomi and William

CLAY COURTS COMING SUMMER 2018

KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS OF CLAY COURTS

Reduces risk of injury as soft surface absorbs the shock in every joint in the bodyClay is Cooler as it retains the moisture during hot summer days, keeping the surface an average 20% cooler than hard courts The ball bounce on clay is slower which means more time to get to the shot during rallies Allows players to slide into shots, reducing stress on the body.Unlike hard courts, players can be on clay courts in a matter of minutes after a rain shower

We are offering current Polo Members an opportunity to upgrade to a Polo Premium Membership.  The Premium Membership is limited to 60 families that includes:

  • Four European Red Clay Courts
  • Ball Machine Program
  • Quarterly Mixers
  • Complementary Clinic offered once a week
  • 10% discount in Pro Shop on rackets and shoes
    7 days advanced court reservation

What will be my monthly dues with my Premium Membership if I am already a current Member of Polo?

  • Member 1 – 20: $75/month additional dues
  • Member 21 – 40: $90/month additional dues
  • Member 41-60: $100/month additional dues
  • Current Polo Members may also use our pay and play option. The pay and play option is only offered to current Polo Members with the following details: The fee is $25/person and will be charged to your member account
    Two players may sign up for 1.5 hrs and four players may sign up for 2 hrs

All court reservations are made in the pro shop 24 hours prior to play

 LADIES NIGHT
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH FOR  LADIES NIGHT! COMPLIMENTARY 45 MINUTE CLINIC – PLAY FOR FUN, DRINKS AND SNACKS

UPCOMING TOURNAMENT
POLO ADULT CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIP June 21-24

https://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=215929

JUNIOR TENNIS SUMMER HOURS         
SUMMER PROGRAMS START JUNE 11TH
Advanced Junior Academy: Monday and Wednesday 9am-11am

Junior Academy Tuesday and Thursday 9am-11am

Quickstart Monday and Wednesday 9am-10am

Hotshots  Monday and Wednesday 10am-11am

HP/Pre-HP  Monday-Friday 11-12:30 & 1:00-3:00

WEEKLY EVENTS AT POLO TENNIS CLUB
MIXED DOUBLES  MONDAYS   7PM

MEN’S NIGHT  TUESDAYS  7PM

WILL’S FOOTWORK CLINIC TUESDAYS  7PM

DINKA’S LADIES LEAGUE  TUESDAYS  7PM (starting May 15th)

MEN’S DOUBLES WEDNESDAYS  7PM

CARDIO TENNIS DATES  TBD

WILL’S SINGLES CLINIC  SATURDAYS  10AM

PERSONAL TRAINING with GARY SHELLY NEW PERSONAL TRAINING  OPTIONS

Not ready to commit to a long term fitness plan just yet? Is your time too tight? These sessions are designed to target specific areas.  All fitness levels are welcome. No long term commitment. Cost is $25.00. Sessions are 30 minutes. Scheduled at your convenience.Stretch / Recovery – This is designed for improving flexibility and mobility. Self-myofascial release (foam rolling), assisted and dynamic stretching are a few of the techniques we will use. This is a great way to begin the day or warm-up before tennis. Also great for post-tennis recovery. I have held recovery classes before with great feedback. And they can be scheduled right after a tennis clinic or match.Abs / Core – Is your back sore? Are your abs weak? It’s nothing but abdominal and core training here. We will work all areas of the core, especially the ones that are forgotten. These are especially good for tennis players who need good rotation in the hips.Stability / Balance – My specialty! A strong stable base is the key to a properly functioning body. We work on stabilizing all the load joints. This will include some core / ab work also. Stability balls, Bosu balls, single leg exercises are some of the equipment we will use. Also great for tennis players!

If you have questions please call

Gary Shelly,

Certified Personal Trainer / Certified Postural Therapist

512-656-4800

WOMEN’S MEMBER/GUEST RESULTS 
Thank you to all the ladies participating in the first Member Guest Tournament.We had 27 members and their guest participating in the tournament and all had a wonderful time.The format was a round robin 10 game set,  3 brackets and each bracket had a winner, (most games won).
Congratulations to the 1st place winners in the each division.

Halep Division: Kristi Green and Jennifer Lovelace
Ostapenko Division: Shalynn Smith and Tiffany May
Serena Division: Loretta Charlston and Grainne Gilliam

I would also like to thank all those who helped with putting on this event and contributions to making this a fun event for all.Julie and Aleks Szymanski for member/guest participation giftsLoretta Nessbit for set upBrandi Goldsmith and Suzy Foster for all the pre-event details.And of course Dinka Hadzic for organizing.
We hope to make this a yearly event, so join us for the next one.Roxanne

SUMMER CAMP AT POLO 
HALF DAY SUMMER CAMP @ POLO TENNIS CLUB
Monday thru Friday9:00am to  12:30pm
Begins June 11 runs til August 13th (no camp the week of the 4th of July)
Camp will consist of on court tennis, crafts, games on the sport court, snack time, and swimming.
Camps are filling up fast so email, call or stop by the pro-shop to get your kiddos signed up.512-829-4340/ thepolotennisclub@gmail.com
PILATES CLASSPilates classes will be offered on Wednesday’s from 10:30-11:30 upstairs in the Fitness Studio with Denise EvansClass price: $15 Members and non members welcomeStarting first week of MayTo sign up contact us at 512-829-4340
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CHECK OUT THE PRO SHOP WE’VE DONE SOME REMODELING! COME IN AND CHECK US OUT!

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