THE RACQUET

your monthly TTC newsletter


JULY 2024

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Indoor Court Cooling


The staff been getting a lot of questions about air conditioning in the indoor courts. This is probably due to the fact that we installed heat pumps as the mode for heating. While we do technically have the ability with these units to turn on air conditioning for the indoor courts, this was never a consideration for the Capital Improvements Committee or the Board. Our buildings are so large that cooling them during the summer would trigger extraordinarily large utility bills. Instead, we have ventilation fans that will work well to pull cool air in during the mornings and circulate air during the evenings. Currently the pros manage the fans and garage doors in courts 4-6 to maintain optimum temperatures in that building, and courts 1-3 are on an automatic timer (the timer has been malfunctioning, and is currently being replaced, so there have been some days without vents and some days with 24-hour ventilation). The timer will trigger the fans and vents from 5am-11am, pulling cooler morning air into the building. The fans and vents will shut down between 11am-5pm, keeping the cool air in. At 5pm, the fans and vents will come on again, moving air around in the building (this will actually be pulling warmer afternoon air in, but the evening players really want that air movement).

We'll continue to monitor court temperatures and adjust these time zones as needed.

NEW CARDIO TENNIS CLASS

WITH ALLE


Saturdays 9:30am-10:30am


There are still spots in this new program at the club. Total available spots will be limited, so connect with Alle and save your spot today. Classes are $16/player, and feature fast-paced games and drills set to music. Sign up now!

It's a great workout, and a fun way to log more court time. See you there!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR CARDIOTENNIS

NEW ADULT CLASSES BEING ADDED AT TTC


Our adult classes are some of the most high-demand classes we offer, with sessions selling out in advance and developing wait lists. Alle is adding a few more of these classes, for the following sessions:

Intermediates (3.5-4.0) 8:30am Saturdays

Summer I: June 22, July 6, 13, 20

Summer II: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Beginners

10:30am Saturdays

Summer I: June 22, July 6, 13, 20

Summer II: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Intermediate 9:30am Sundays

Summer I: June 16, 23, July 7, 14, 21 Summer II: August 4, 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1


Classes will be open, and cost for TTC members will be

$16 (if 5+ players)

$19 (if 4 players in the class)

If the class fills, Alle will form a waitlist and draw from that in the event of an opening.

SIGN UP FOR SATURDAY INTERMEDIATE ADULT CLASS
SIGN UP FOR SATURDAY BEGINNER ADULT CLASS
SIGN UP FOR SUNDAY INTERMEDIATE ADULT CLASS

June is

Dehydration Awareness Month

at TTC


As the temperatures rise this summer, it's a good time to review some facts about dehyration. Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in. If you don't replace lost fluids, you will get dehydrated.

Anyone may become dehydrated, but the condition is especially dangerous for young children and older adults. You need to drink additional water in hot or humid weather to help lower your body temperature and to replace what you lose through sweating.


Dehydration can occur in any age group if you don't drink enough water during hot weather — especially if you are exercising vigorously.

You can usually reverse mild to moderate dehydration by drinking more fluids, but severe dehydration needs immediate medical treatment.

 

Symptoms

Thirst isn't always a reliable early indicator of the body's need for water. Many people, particularly older adults, don't feel thirsty until they're already dehydrated. That's why it's important to increase water intake during hot weather.

The signs and symptoms of dehydration also may differ by age.

  • Extreme thirst
  • Less frequent urination
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion

Risk factors

Anyone can become dehydrated, but certain people are at greater risk:

  • Older adults. As you age, your body's fluid reserve becomes smaller, your ability to conserve water is reduced and your thirst sense becomes less acute. These problems are compounded by chronic illnesses such as diabetes and dementia, and by the use of certain medications. Older adults also may have mobility problems that limit their ability to obtain water for themselves.


  • People who work or exercise outside. When it's hot and humid, your risk of dehydration and heat illness increases. That's because when the air is humid, sweat can't evaporate and cool you as quickly as it normally does, and this can lead to an increased body temperature and the need for more fluids.


Complications

Dehydration can lead to serious complications, including:

  • Heat injury.
  • Urinary and kidney problems.
  • Seizures. 
  • Low blood volume shock (hypovolemic shock). 

 

Prevention

To prevent dehydration, drink plenty of fluids and eat foods high in water such as fruits and vegetables. Letting thirst be your guide is an adequate daily guideline for most healthy people.

People may need to take in more fluids if they are experiencing conditions such as:


  • Strenuous exercise. In general, it's best to start hydrating the day before strenuous exercise. Producing lots of clear, dilute urine is a good indication that you're well-hydrated. During the activity, replenish fluids at regular intervals and continue drinking water or other fluids after you're finished.
  • Hot or cold weather. You need to drink additional water in hot or humid weather to help lower your body temperature and to replace what you lose through sweating. You may also need extra water in cold weather to combat moisture loss from dry air, particularly at higher altitudes


SUMMER IN-HOUSE

DOUBLES LEAGUES


Sign up now! This is a great way to meet new players, have a set schedule during the summer, and play without having to bother reserving a court! You'll get a new foursome each week featuring three new partners. We'll kick things off each week and provide new balls. See you there!


MIXED DOUBLES (evening)

Wednesdays 7:45pm

July 10-August 28

$10/player for the 8-week session





MIXED DOUBLES (daytime)

Thursdays 12:00pm

July 11-August 22

$35/player for the 7-week session






WOMEN'S DOUBLES (morning)

Mondays 9:30am

July 8-August 19

$35/player for the 7-week session





MEN'S DOUBLES (evening)

Thursdays 7:45pm

July 11-August 22

$35/player for the 7-week session

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR SUMMER EVENING MIXED LEAGUE
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR SUMMER DAYTIME MIXED LEAGUE
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR SUMMER MORNING WOMEN'S LEAGUE
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR SUMMER EVENING MEN'S LEAGUE

2024 Oregon Senior Games

held at Timberhill Tennis Club

August 15-18


For our 50+ players, you can compete against other players from all over the state in men's and women's singles and doubles, and mixed doubles. This is a really fun event, and qualifies players for the National Senior Games!

MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION FOR OREGON SENIOR GAMES

Summer Junior Mini-Camps

Registration

Registration is now open for our summer junior mini-camps at TTC. There are still a few spots available in the April-June session in select classes, so give us a call and save your child's spot today!

REGISTRATION INFO HERE

USTA Leagues

Congratulations to our


18+ Over 4.0 Women's Team


Who finished 1st place in the Southern Oregon league and have qualified for USTA/PNW Sectionals.

Way to go!!!!

Babolat RPM Blast 17

the beloved string....


We're still carrying RPM Blast 17 string at the shop (it's on a reel so it's not displayed). It's been around a while, as it has been a very successful string for Babolat. A moderately shaped polyester, it's good for players looking for some added spin to their shots while still maintaining the crisp power that polys can help deliver. Ask for it if you're looking to try a polyester or change things up in your racket! Can also work well as the main string in a hybrid setup.

DEMOS FOR SALE


get these quickly, as they sell fast!


Head Boom Team $100

Head Speed Pro $100

Head Instinct MP $100

From the Clubhouse


The first couple of weeks of summer are always a whirlwind--between starting our summer tournaments, getting our summer junior and adult programs off the ground, and getting Parks & Rec adult and junior summer programs off the ground, there is never a dull moment.

The Board has been busy, too, as our 2023-24 fiscal year comes to a close. A new budget was passed for the upcoming year, and with it comes a small dues raise to keep pace with rising basic expenses for the club (utilities, minimum wage, supplies, property tax). The TTC Bylaws require a 5% dues raise unless the Board chooses otherwise, and this year the Board opted for a 2.5% dues raise. This will be reflected in the following rates, starting this month:

Junior $67.50 ($1.50/month) Single $95.50 ($2.50/month) Couple $126.50 ($3/month)

Family $148.50 ($3.50/month)


On August 15-18, we'll again be hosting the tennis portion of the Oregon Senior Games. This is a great 50 & over event that features singles, doubles, and mixed against players from all over the state, and can qualify you for the national Senior Games! Sign up and let's see if you can be a state champion!

Also, our adult players NEED to save the date for September 28-29, which will be the weekend of the first annual Timberhill Member Invitational. This will be the can't miss event of the year, featuring doubles play, skills challenges, sponsored lunches and Saturday player dinner, goodie bags, and a pro exhibition! This will be a really unique weekend, and promises to be a lot of fun. We'll start signing up teams in July/August, and teams can be composed of any two players, as long as one is a TTC member. 18 years & over only for this one.