Tennis is a great sport that requires strength, power, agility, and excellent hand-eye coordination. It has a following all around the world, from young children to people in their 60s and 70s.
The Paseo Club’s roots are in tennis. When we opened our doors twenty years ago, it was to serve the tennis-playing community of the Santa Clarita Valley. As we grew, so did our services and amenities.
But that does not mean we still don’t think our tennis facilities are top-notch! We have courts in excellent condition, a roster of pros that teach, and a slew of drills, leagues, and competitions for every interested player.
Unfortunately, that does not mean our tennis program is perfect. We recognize that there are issues that some members feel frustrated by. Because we believe in honesty and transparency, we have written this article to highlight the top five problems with the Paseo Club tennis program.
5 problems with the Paseo Club Tennis Program
1. There are not enough courts, and they are always full
Problem: The courts can definitely get tight during prime time. Reservations open for court reservations three days in advance at 7 am. Sleeping in until 7:10 can be the difference between playing tennis or not. Solution: Paseo Club leagues and drills happen during prime times. They are a great alternative to drop-in play and alleviate the need to make your own reservation. Challenge yourself in a league and get different matches every week or grow your skills with an interactive drill class.
2. I can't find information about the tennis drills and leagues
Problem: Tennis players often enjoy the Paseo Club courts for playing matches with friends. But what if you want to improve your game by attending a drill or getting involved in competitions with league play? Some people aren’t sure where to look to find these resources. If you haven’t participated in any (or all) of these things before, it can appear a bit overwhelming. Solution: The Paseo Club tennis team is here to help you. There are over a dozen drills, for beginners through advanced players. These classes will help you improve your game and connect you with other players who play at the same level.
For people who want to participate in consistent competitions, tennis leagues are the answer to your prayers! Men, women, and mixed doubles are all welcome.
Reach out to Tennis Director René Heger to get detailed information on any of our tennis offerings and to learn which drills and leagues are the best fit for you!
3. Private lessons are too expensive
Problem:Private lessons cost $60-95 per hour — and that is not cheap! They can rack up if you want to do them regularly. Solution: Tennis is not the easiest sport to learn, especially if you want to be good at it. That’s why the Paseo Club has so many amazing pros to help you learn all the aspects of the game.
Want to get personalized training but don’t want to pay the piper? Grab a buddy and work together! Alternatively, take three friends and make it a doubles clinic. Splitting a lesson’s cost cuts the rate and brings some relief to your banking account.
4. I can’t play tennis when it rains
Problem: The Paseo Club’s courts are all outdoors, and none of them have roofs. When the rain comes, tennis is off the table. Solution: As Santa Clarita experienced in early 2023, sometimes it DOES rain in Southern California! What can you do when your tennis plans are ruined by bad weather? Get to the gym!
The Paseo Club has multiple spaces to train. Or choose from one of the over 60 fitness classes available each week. Cross-training will help you be a better — and less injured — tennis player.
Consider Pilates for developing core strength and increasing your mobility. Check out a HIIT class to build stamina and power. Grab a trainer and head indoors to make your game even stronger!
Problem: I never know about the tennis events. Which ones can I play? When are the events held? How much do they cost? Solution:The 2024 tennis calendar boasts robust offerings with plenty of chances to get out and enjoy the courts.
Getting the most out of your tennis experience at the Paseo Club
Tennis is a sport you can enjoy almost your entire lifetime. It helps you be fit, have good cardio health, and get connected with other enthusiasts, fostering great friendships.
The Paseo Club has 12 well-lit tennis courts for daytime or evening matches. There are drills, leagues, drop-in play, and tournaments for players of all levels. Your kids can also learn tennis! The Paseo Club has a junior tennis program for youth ages 3-18.
If you want to diversify your court games, check out our pickleball program. This fast-growing game is gaining popularity across all age brackets. It’s fun to play and easy to learn.
The Paseo Club is your home away from home. With fitness and court activities, social events, and the spa and cafe, you can work, train, relax, and socialize all in one place.
Are you ready to join a health-minded community? The Paseo Club may be just the place for you. Schedule a tour today to learn about all of our services and amenities.
Jen Azevedo is a person of many talents. She is a tennis professional, pickleball professional, personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and the general manager of the Paseo Club. She loves the community at the Paseo Club and that it is also a safe and fun place for her daughter. Jen’s favorite activities are joining her tribe for trail races or her partners for tennis matches. Occasionally Jen slows down to relax with a book — she reads over 100 a year!