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Popular Chili Socials Continue to Impress During Paddle Season at the Bay Club

Wednesday, 3. January 2018 9:52


The Paddle Tennis season is off and running at the Bay Club!  The weekly drop-ins along with various clinics, tournaments and events have seen great attendance to date.  Perhaps one of our most popular paddle events is the Chili Social.  Held monthly during the paddle season, these socials bring members and guests of all abilities together to enjoy Executive Chef, Jim Mercer’s beloved Turkey Chili along with some fun, social paddle.

Even the coldest temperatures experienced this winter have not deterred players from attending.  The patio next to the courts offers a place to warm up adorned with a fire pit and heaters.  And if needed, there is always the heated Racquets Hut to duck into for the especially frosty evenings.

We expect to see a great turnout from our growing paddle community for the next Chili Social being held on January 19.

For more information on the game of paddle, click here to read a previous blog post on the topic.



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Paddle at the Bay Club

Tuesday, 3. January 2017 13:17

img_1647When the fall and winter weather moves in, members of the Bay Club make the shift from the tennis courts to the paddle courts.  Also referred to as platform tennis, paddle is similar to traditional tennis with a few key differences.  The court is on an elevated surface and about a third of the size, surrounded by 12-foot tall rugged fencing to allow for play off the walls.  The racquet used is different as well, a paddle with holes, versus a strung racquet for standard tennis.

We are very excited about the season so far, as many new players have been trying out the sport; coming to weekly drop-ins and tournaments.  Bay Club employee Matt Beatty has stepped into the role of Seasonal Racquets Activities Director to help with anything paddle related, including but not limited to helping members learn the rules and basic play.

We’re looking forward to continued success for the paddle program throughout the winter.



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Fall at the Bay Club

Tuesday, 27. September 2016 11:56

fall-foliage-06-golf-course-004qqqThere isn’t much that can be said about fall in New England that hasn’t already been said.  It’s a beautiful time of year, both with the weather and picturesque landscapes.  The humidity that is known to rear its head in the summer is almost non-existent.  The cool nights lend themselves to brisk mornings that lead into warmth during the day.  It’s generally not as dry, so the grass that has been burnt to a crisp in the heat and drought becomes green again.  And of course, the popular fall foliage that people love to flock to emerges.

While much of the hustle and bustle of the summer months winds down after Labor Day, the Club certainly does not shut down.  There are still many activities on our calendar for members to enjoy through the end of the year.


With the cooler temperatures, fall may just be the best season for tennis.  Clinics and Drop-ins still are popular this time of year, and even though the days get shorter, the lights on the courts make it possible to play in the evenings.  And of course, Paddle begins again and goes through the winter.



Fall is a great time for golf despite the shortening of days.  Scenic foliage along the perimeter of the course, comfortable weather, less crowds…the list goes on.  Just be sure to layer up on those cool mornings!



Cultural Activities and Special Events

Cultural Activities and Special Events at the Club tend to be more abundant after the busy summer season.  The Canasta group continues throughout the year, meeting at the Golf House each week.  Lectures given by members and visitors are more frequent and Book Club returns from October through May.


The Fitness team at the Bay Club is here year round to help keep members in shape throughout the fall and winter months.  New group classes are available as well as personal training sessions. Our fitness staff is always eager and willing to help any gym newcomers get started.

There is something for all members to enjoy this beautiful time of year at the Bay Club!


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Paddle Tennis at the Bay Club

Wednesday, 28. January 2015 12:18

PaddleTennis2014The Paddle Season at the Bay Club is well underway with members in action on both lighted paddle (platform) tennis courts on a daily basis.  And once again this year, Racquets Professional Jakob Klaeson provides members with classes and clinics throughout the season.  Jakob has worked for several high profile country and tennis clubs in New England, with an excellent track record for adult and junior teaching.  He is PPTA certified and is currently the Head Paddle Professional at the Sakonnet Paddle Tennis club and Head Tennis Professional at Dartmouth Indoor Tennis.

The Bay Club at Mattapoisett is a private golf and and residential property located in Southeastern MA. To arrange a private tour please contact Dave Andrews via e-mail or phone, 508-207-9232.


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2013/2014 Paddle Tennis Opening Weekend

Monday, 18. November 2013 13:31

The Bay Club officially opened the Paddle Tennis courts recently with some Round Robin play and an exhibition by a few of the club’s top players.  They were joined by paddle instructor Jakob Klaeson who is conducting clinics and lessons for members this season at the club.

Paddle13A native of Sweden, Jakob has worked for several high profile country and tennis clubs in New England over the past five years, with an excellent track record for adult and junior teaching.  He is PPTA certified and the assistant platform tennis pro at Dedham Country and Polo Club as well as the Head Tennis Pro at Dartmouth Indoor Tennis Club and Assistant Tennis Pro at Sakonnet Golf Club.

Paddle is an easy game to learn and doesn’t require any previous racquet sport experience.  Access to paddle is available with all memberships offered by the Bay Club.  To learn more about joining the club, please click here  or contact Director of Sales and Membership Dave Andrews at or 508-207-9232.


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FlxRez Online Court Reservation System

Monday, 11. February 2013 9:00

Bay Club members are now able to make court reservations for racquet events online through FlxRez by ForeTees.  Regarded in the private club industry as the finest online reservation system available.  Some of the benefits of  FlxRez include the ability for members to access court sheets 24/7 from any Internet-enabled device; book, modify or cancel court times online and create a “Partner” list.  This new service will enhance member’s tennis and paddle tennis experience at the club.


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Paddle Tennis Opening Weekend

Friday, 9. November 2012 16:23

The Bay Club Paddle Tennis courts officially opened for the season on November 3 as players of varying experience joined in to rally with other members.

On November 4, Professional Paddle Tennis Instructor, Debbie Ginn gave a brief introduction to Paddle and joined members for some play.  Debbie is a PPTA and USPTA Certified Professional and has competed for the Philadelphia region in paddle at President’s Cup and Nationals in recent years.  Debbie has been teaching paddle for 8 years, most recently at the Philadelphia Cricket Club and is currently teaching tennis at the Natick Racquet Club.  She will be offering clinics and lessons this season at the Bay Club.

Paddle is an easy game to learn and many golfers and tennis players enjoy the great exercise, fun, and camaraderie over the fall and winter months.


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Winter Classic Paddle Tennis Tournament

Friday, 2. March 2012 10:59

The Paddle Tennis program at the Bay Club continues to grow steadily due in part to the mild winter here in the northeast.  Sunny, warm weather prevailed for the first ever Bay Club Paddle Tennis Tournament recently held.  Teams competed in a matched pairs, round robin format and participants enjoyed a tasteful lunch prepared by Chef Jim Mercer and his staff.  All players had a winning day with much improved paddle, lots of fun, and camaraderie! Members are looking forward to the season ending Paddle Club Championship to be held at the end of April.


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Paddle Tennis At The Bay Club Mattapoisett

Tuesday, 24. November 2009 22:01

paddle tennisThe Bay Club Mattapoisett has seen the popularity of paddle (or platform tennis) grow rapidly over the past couple of years.  The two lighted courts, located at the Sports & Activities Center, are frequently in use, both with drop in activities and by members who have organized matches.  There are plenty of rackets available so no worries if you don’t have you own. The Paddle Hut is open for you to take a break from the col and warm up between matches.

Men’s Paddle Drop-In meets Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday’s, Women’s Drop in meets Tuesdays, Wednesday’s and Thursdays.

If you are unsure if the game is right for you, or are interested in improving your skills, we welcome you to join us for one of the Bay Club’s complimentary Paddle Clinics.  Please contact the club for specific details.


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