March Newsletter 2023



: to make rich or richer especially by the addition or increase of some desirable quality, attribute, or ingredient

Every year we choose a word to focus on at the club. This year our word is ENRICH. How do we enrich the life of our members, our staff and ourselves? What does that mean for the club? We plan to bring people together by adding more programs and social events, adding new group exercise classes, communicating better with our members and supporting you on your journey to better health.

You will see this word posted at the front desk as a reminder to take time each day to do something that makes your or someone else's life richer, better or simply more manageable. As we challenge our staff to focus on this word each day, come join us to help make each day a little easier and filled with moments of joy for all of us!


Upcoming Events

Join the WAC March Madness Bracket and Win Prizes!

It's my favorite time of the year again! March Madness is around the corner and we are creating our own WAC Bracket again. You have a chance to win prizes depending on who you beat (Peter, Miguel, Chris or Me) If this year is anything like last year's competition, you are guaranteed to win against me. Although I may be stretching it to say this will enrich your life, it will certainly be fun!

Members must create an account with CBS Sports. Then go to the link below (BEATANNREEDER2023) and create your bracket. Teams are added to the bracket on March 12 and the bracket closes at 3:00pm PST on March 16, 2023.

Click here for our bracket webpage
Password: WAC2023



New Doubles Ladder

Sundays 10:30-12:30
Lead by Karl Akkerman
Starts April 2nd

The WAC Doubles Ladder offers a fun and competitive doubles experience without the weekly commitment of a league. The rotating players format allows you to play with a variety of players with ladder rankings that keep the level of play amongst the groupings competitive. Anytime you want to play, all you have to do is jump on the WAC app and register within the upcoming week. The cost is FREE to members, but spots will fill up as court space is limited.

New Tennis Clinics Starting in April:

Cardio Tennis w/ Emily Ackerman

Tuesday 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Fun fast paced drills and games. Improve your game and get a workout.

2.5-3.5 Doubles Clinic w/ Jessica Browne

Thursday 10:00 am-11:30 am
Great clinic for Beginning to Intermediate players trying to improve their doubles game.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Do you have a business you would like to promote at the club and during our tournaments? We have a few more tournaments coming up, including the Men's 45 Hard Court Tournament in May. We are also looking to provide a "swag bag" for participants and welcome any items to include that reflect the event. Please contact Chris Dudeck. His email is [email protected].

VCJTA Tournament Winners

Congratulations to our WAC and Tennis Academy members James Sprague, Benny Goldstein, Aydin Neishaboori for winning the VCJTA tournament, and Maile Dudeck, Elika Neishaboori, Xavier Manthripragada, and Xan Ashton for finishing in second. Awesome job!!!



Welcome Emily Ackerman - Our New Tennis and Pickleball Pro!

imgEmily Ackerman is a recent college graduate from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she played four years of D1 collegiate tennis and studied kinesiology. Emily grew up playing and training at WAC under Chris Dudeck for her 15 years of tennis, so she is excited to be back at WAC but this time as an employee!

A little about Emily: Outside of teaching tennis and pickleball, Emily is currently playing on the Professional Pickleball Tour and holds a ranking of number 18 in the world in Women's Pro Singles (DUPR) and is top 50 in the world for Women's Doubles. She is sponsored by the paddle company, Volair, along with other top pros such as Julian Arnold and Wesley Burrows. She was recently drafted into the Challenger division of the newly formed Major League Pickleball (MLP) league by the Chicago Slice which is co-owned by several former pro tennis players like Tracy Austin, Chrissie Evert, GiGi Fernandez, and Lindsey Davenport.

While Emily loves competing and traveling for professional pickleball, she is very excited to be at WAC to teach clinics and be available for private lessons when she is not on the road! For inquiries about private or group lessons, group clinics, and live ball clinics, or to demo some Volair paddles, Emily's paddle of choice, [email protected]


Luck O' the Irish Round Robin Tournament - March 18, 2023
9 Teams per Division. 9 Minute Game Format

Intermediate Men's Doubles Tournament 10:00am-12:30pm
Intermediate Women's Doubles Tournament 12:30-3:00pm

$25 Members/$35 FOR Non-Members - REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Congratulations to our Advanced Mixed Doubles League Winners:
1st place: Tricia Webster and Andy Geesen
2nd place: Bart Allen and Dawn Wilderom


 Bart Allen, Dawn Wilderom and Tricia Webster

Fitness & Swim

Infrared Sauna

We are excited to inform you we have placed the order for the new 5 person infrared sauna. Like many items these days there is a long lead time, but we expect the delivery to be during the summer months. This has been a often-requested item and we think we chose the "best in class" product on the market. We will continue to give you updates if anything changes.

Zoom Classes

Reminder that we no longer send a weekly email with the CAC - Zoom Class Schedule. It resides on a webpage now and gets updated as needed. Please save this link to all the classes. You can also navigate to this webpage from the homepage of the WAC website under "Schedules and Waivers" or from the link on theWAC website's fitness page.


Mid-Day Mat Pilates with Jessica

Tue/Thu 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Class Time and/or Location Change:

Vinyasa Yoga with Andrea

Tuesday 8:30 am to 9:30 am in the Yoga room

TRX for Tennis & Pickleball

Tuesday 9:30 am to 10:30 am in the Yoga room

Swim Lessons with Tami Miller

imgTami is a lifelong swimmer with 12 years of teaching experience, as well as 12 years of experience teaching water aerobics. She is skilled in helping swimmers of all levels achieve their swim goals through a combination of easy to understand instructions, creativity, and patience ... and as a mom to four boys (ages 23, 22, 19, and 17), Tami has mastered the art of patience! If you'd like to schedule swim lessons for you or your children ages 5 and older, text Tami at 818.288.0767. We keep our pool temperature at 80 degrees year-round so be sure to prepare yourself or your child for next year's swim season now. Her space is filling up quickly so be sure to reserve your spot.


Ball mowers
Ball mowers cost in the hundreds of dollars to replace and should remain on the court they are on. To keep them out of the way, place them tight against the fence at the net line or tightly against the net post. This ensures they are out of the play area. Please do not push them off the court, down the step or anywhere else. If you are having difficulty moving them, call the front desk and we will be happy to send someone down to assist you. Our money is best spent on enhancing our facilities than unnecessarily replacing these mowers.