Polo Club Membership Drive
Whats in it for You, Whats in it for Polo Club?
Why this is great win-win deal!
By now you may be aware of our 2019 Membership drive. In an continued effort to improve our Club in many areas from customer service, beautification, facilities and world class coaches, our Members are what drives a Club. Polo Club has the best Members in the Austin area. Your support, enthusiasm and loyalty over the years have been tremendous. Our goal, is for you to have an excellent experience every time you come to the Club.
With the Membership drive we are calling upon our Members to go out and help us bring your best friends over to Polo Club and join the fun!
What a New Member means to you:
- $600 credit to your account per New Member you sponsor
- Another player to practice with
- A new player that will further strengthen our USTA or WTTA Teams
- A friend you can socialize with in the gym, at the pool, or on the tennis court.
What a New Member means to Polo Club:
Our Member dues goes directly to pay our operating cost to run and enhance all aspects of the club. Our goal for 2019 is to reach a net 50 new members in order to start new projects with additional courts and/or pickle ball courts. This in turn means additional amenities for YOU.
I thank you for your support in making our Club a better place. Now, go out there and recruit three friends each, earn a $1,800 credit and we will begin construction on new courts!
See you around the club,
CEO & Director Of Tennis Operations
Polo Tennis & Fitness Club
Polo Membership Drive
POLO CLUB 2019 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE – January ONLY
“New Years” Special! Introduce a NEW Family to the Club and if they join you will receive a $600 credit on your Polo Club Account.
INCENTIVE FOR NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN IN JANUARY
- No initiation Fee (January only)
- Half price dues for all of 2019 with a 2-year contract
- Must join by January 31st
- 2-year contract required to receive ½ price dues;
Dues in 2020 will go to regular price. If membership is cancelled early there will be an early termination fee of $500
- 1-year contract will pay full price dues
- In order to receive the credit; a “NEW’ member is defined as someone that is not a current member or has not been on a Club team for more than one season
- This applies to Family or Single Tennis Memberships (Dues will be $100.00 a month for either family or single)
- Only one $600 credit will be given per new member. This credit may be split if multiple people referred the same family.
We will continue the Membership Incentive Drive through June 30th, The above offer is limited to January only.
Please have your referral family contact Brandi or Suzy to set up a Tour and go over all the details!
GOOD LUCK & HAVE FUN RECRUITING!!
JANUARY MIXER: FRIDAY JANUARY 25TH
Taste of Chili and Tennis
$30 a person
Includes Beer, wine, chili and toppings plus fun tennis
MESSAGE FROM DINKA
It’s been a very cold and wet winter so far, and a bit slow for our ladies program. The rain has not allowed us to play a whole lot of tennis in the past month.
The new USTA rankings came out and I was very excited to see quite a few of our ladies move up. They have worked very hard to get there and I am very excited to see them play this season and continue improving.
I am in the process of putting together our WTTA and USTA teams as our season is right around the corner, so please make sure you contact Dinka if you want to play or be on one of our teams. I am looking forward to another great and successful season for our ladies
Happy New Year!
MONDAY MIXED DOUBLES
FEBRUARY 4TH THRU MARCH 12
(6 WEEK SESSION)
$30.00 per person
Organized Matches, Beer, Wine and Tennis Balls
Email, call Pro-shop (512-829-4340) or text Suzy (512-736-5358) if you would like to play!
WEEKLY EVENTS AT POLO
MIXED DOUBLES 7pm
(FEBRUARY 4TH THRU MARCH 12)
MEN’S NIGHT 7PM
BEGINNER CLINIC WITH DINKA 11:30AM
DROP IN CLINIC WITH WILL 7PM
MEN’S DOUBLES 7PM
(JANUARY 30 TIL FEBRUARY 27)
MEN’S 3.5 CLINIC WITH WILL
WILL’S SINGLES CLINIC 10AM
COMPLIMENTARY CLAY COURT CLINIC WITH WILL 10AM
(LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH)
TOURNAMENTS AT POLO
January 18-20 – Polo Junior Open
January 19 – Polo Future Stars
BALL MACHINE MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE
Annual Membership Cost:
Family $250/ year
Single $200/ year
Rent by the hour:
Single person: $20/ hr
2 or more persons: $30/ hr
Our new ball machine has many features and can even be used with your smartphone!! Sign up today in the Pro Shop!
FROM GARY SHELLY, PERSONAL TRAINER
(3) 1 hour sessions for $150.00 (save $45.00)
(11) 1 hour sessions for the price of 10 ($65.00 value)
Both specials include a full fitness and postural evaluation.
6 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer
1. Trainers provide accountability and motivation
Do you want to face your trainer and tell her that you didn’t work out yesterday? Sure, you can get this accountability from a dedicated friend who works out with you, but this is the trainer’s job. He or she has a vested interest in seeing that you complete your workouts.
Also, if you’re paying a trainer, do you really want to slack off and feel like you aren’t getting the most for your money? Money spent is good motivation to work out.
2. Trainers provide expertise
A good personal trainer will watch closely to ensure that you are doing the exercises properly to maximize your result and target the intended muscle group.
My trainer carefully watches me and corrects minor mistakes in form as I make them. She assures me that sometimes the smallest tweak of an exercise will change the muscle that is targeted, and I can tell the difference when I follow her instructions.
This is something I could never do on my own, or even from watching a video. Usually, I’m not even aware of a mistake in form. Consistently doing an exercise incorrectly can lead to injury.
3. A trainer will push you just enough
A trainer will push you harder than you will push yourself but keep you from rushing ahead too quickly.
If you are like me, you work out until you feel uncomfortable, and then you modify the movement or stop altogether. A good trainer knows how to push you beyond your comfort zone and when to stop before pain or injury sets in.
Expert trainers know alternative exercises if you have difficulty with one or if you have an injury to work around. Sometimes a modified version of an exercise is necessary, depending on your fitness level. A good trainer will expertly shape an exercise for you.
4. A trainer helps you identify and reach goals
As I set my goals, she helps me to attain them. She encourages me by noticing improvements that I wouldn’t even think about. This is helpful when discouragement tries to set in.
5. A trainer will personalize your workout
Quality trainers know how to customize a workout based on your individual strengths, weaknesses and goals.
Mine helps me to increase my cardio endurance with a running interval plan. Since one of my short-term goals is to do more mens push-ups, my trainer is including several types of difficult push-ups in my sessions that are quickly enabling me to build my strength and move toward more mens push-ups.
6. Trainers can reduce the possibility of injury
An injury can derail a workout program and cause so much discouragement that you could lose momentum and determination to continue. A good trainer will help you to do exercises properly so that you won’t injure yourself.
When my knee began to act up, my trainer had me cut back on my running intervals and ride an exercise bike on some days. She also pointed out that I may be developing an imbalance between my quadriceps and hamstring muscles, which can lead to knee injuries. Since my quads are stronger than my hamstrings, she began targeting hamstring strength. These are things I would not have known to do.
Polo Club Certified Trainer
JUNIOR ACADEMY SPRING 2019 SESSION DATES
Session 1: January 7 – January 31
Session 2: February 4 – February 28
Session 3: March 4 – March 28*
Session 4: April 1 – April 25
Session 5: April 29 – May 23
*Spring Break Schedule March 18 – 22
Each session runs for 4 weeks
Summer Program begin June 10
POLO HAS A NEW MASSAGE THERAPIST!
WE ARE PLEASED TO WELCOME MARIO MAGNUS!
Office upstairs at Polo Tennis Club
Call him directly to set up an appointment
NEW ORDER OF SWEATSHIRTS AND COMFORT COLORS T-SHIRTS IN THE PRO SHOP
POLO “TYLER” COMFORT COLORS T-SHIRTS $20
POLO CREW NECK SWEATSHIRTS $20
POLO HOODIES $25
THE TACTICS OF TENNIS: HOW TO PLAY AGAINST EVERY TYPE OF PLAYER
Tactics of Tennis: Playing against a Serve and Volley Player
The last type of player is the net rusher or serve-volley player. The strategy they use is to constantly put pressure by coming to the net on almost every point.
At the professional level, this style of play has largely gone by the wayside because the modern equipment and court conditions have made it easier for the baseline player to hit clean passing shots.
But in doubles, this is still the best way to play, though gradually, baseline play is creeping in to take over that as well, especially in the women’s game. The tactics of tennis that a serve-volley player uses are:
- Serve hard and wide to open up the court and volley into the space.
- Aggressively take the second serve early and chip it deep to approach the net and volley.
- Combine deep volleys with angled or drop volleys to make the opponent run forward and diagonally instead of just side to side.
- Hit short and low volleys to make hitting passing shots more difficult.
- Aggressively put away lobs by crushing the overhead.
Tactics of Tennis Against a Serve and Volley Player:
- Get a high percentage of first serves in.
- Return low at the feet.
- Hit lobs early to keep him or her from crowding the net and open up the passing lanes.
- Set up your passing shots by hitting low to his or her feet first.
- When he or she is at the baseline, keep the ball as deep as possible and test his or her patience in a long side-to-side baseline rally.
The tactics of tennis you use also depend greatly on your own ability and aptitude with each particular type of shot. This is why it is always advisable to keep learning and using new shots so that you will have a better chance of winning against all types of players.