In addition to cardio and weight-training equipment, ClubSport Green Valley hosts sundry athletic endeavors from running to swimming to shooting hoops. Runners can leave the stationary machines behind and hoof it on the three-lane indoor track, which provides separate lanes for walking, jogging, and fleeing packs of wild medicine balls. With courts designated for racquetball, squash, tennis, volleyball, and basketball, patrons can hone their ball-handling skills, and swimmers can paddle in the six-lane outdoor pool or the four-lane indoor pool.
The certified fitness trainers instruct guests in using the facility?s Precor and Life Fitness weight and cardio equipment, and supervise sets in the designated stretching and core-training area. When not conducting personal-training sessions, trainers lead group classes of step, power sculpting, Zumba, and Pilates. The staff also wrangles children aged 6 weeks to 12 years old in Kids World, helping them burn extra energy with fitness activities and arts and crafts as their caretakers burn calories.
A member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association, Rick Kepler imparts hard-won racket tactics to help players of all abilities improve their game. Receive Kepler’s sage serve, volley, and groundstroke wisdom in a one-person private lesson, or opt to learn alongside a fellow athlete in a two-person tutorial. Beginners can learn the basic low-to-high groundstroke mechanics, and more advanced acers may dedicate a constructive hour to topspin lobs, pinpoint passing shots, serve-and-volley strategy, or how to hypnotize ball boys. Situated south of Santa Cruz, Seascape Sports Club’s tennis complex boasts 12 regulation tennis courts, including a clay court, seven lighted courts, and a stadium center court.
At Rhythm Tennis, students learn the ins and outs of the sport with one-on-one instruction from coach Greg, a San Francisco Men's Champion Division winner. Beginners learn to defeat competitors and screen the air for migrating cicadas by mastering fundamentals and strokes such as the forehand, backhand, and volley. Onsite tennis pros also restring rackets and offer tips and tricks on gear.
Certification from the United States Professional Tennis Association attests to Cole Shelton's expertise, built upon a foundation that includes more than a decade of coaching tennis and playing at the college level. When he founded Tennis With Cole, his aim was to propel budding athletes, particularly juniors, toward champion status with private or group lessons. At local courts he tackles teaching with a method that seamlessly blends tactical and strategic approaches to the game, incorporating actual match play. After sessions, Cole doles out feedback, such as how to predict an opponent?s next shot or a winning lottery number, before sending students off to practice at home.
Table-tennis whizzes Weijian Zhang and Jinge Zhang have placed second and first in several national and international championships, including tournaments in China and Poland. But beyond being accomplished table-tennis players, they're experienced coaches who work with an equally skilled coaching staff. At 123 Ping Pong, children and adults of all skill levels can learn the fundamental moves and principles of the game. The pros host clinics, classes, and camps, as well as one-on-one lessons.