September Newsletter 2020



We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe as we head into Fall. We have been working hard at the club over the past few weeks to provide a better outdoor exercise experience for everyone. We put in new flooring and moved all the downstairs equipment out by the volleyball courts. We will be putting up new shade in the next couple of weeks along with landscaping. Once complete, the volleyball area will be a permanent outdoor section for exercise. We have quite a few members asking when the indoor area will be open. Ventura County is currently in the highest risk level but very close to dropping to the level of "Substantial" risk which will allow us to reopen the indoor area. We will keep everyone posted when we get the good news!

I want to finish by thanking everyone for hanging in there with us as we navigate these crazy waters. It has been a challenge beyond belief but we feel the corner has turned and we will be back in full action sooner than later. Let's all have a great September!

See Ya at the Club!




A friendly reminder that we have two outdoor showers for members to use by the pool locker rooms. Please be aware that these are for rinsing off and not for people to use products such as shampoo and conditioner. Please refrain from using products in the outdoor showers. Thanks for your cooperation!!




By Danielle Wommack, Fitness Director

I am so excited about the new options available here at OVAC! We are working hard to continually make changes to accommodate ALL of your fitness needs. In case you missed all the changes and new additions, let me hit the highlights…

THE NEW GYM IS READY – The turf and rubber flooring have been installed, fans are up, the temporary shade coverings are up, and the equipment is in place out near the volleyball courts. We have the complete line of Cybex machines out there (previously in the downstairs gym), the Freemotion Dual Axis cable machine, squat rack, bench press, dumbbells, kettlebells, the hip thrust machine, TRX, a landmine, and lots of other little goodies to make sure you can get your workout done safely. Social distancing will be strictly enforced and we will continue to clean, clean, clean to make sure you stay healthy. And this is just the beginning – WiFi will be added to this area, more durable shade coverings, plus the addition of more equipment. AND, we now have a great area under the Café deck near Tennis Court 1 to further develop more fitness workout areas for you. Check out this space for cardio machines and our boxing equipment.

YOUTH IN MOTION IS EXPANDING – The first round was such a success with 11 kids participating that we want to keep going! Suitable for athletes and non-athletes, Youth in Motion focuses on action, vitality, and play to feed each young person's natural drives. Session 2 will begin the week of September 14 and will run for four consecutive weeks. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please just shoot me an email at (non-members are welcome for an additional fee)

  • Ages 8-12 years Fitness+Tennis+Swim Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-5:30pm $325 for members
  • Ages 8-12 years Barre+Yoga Mondays and Wednesdays 3-4pm $160 for members
  • Ages 13-18 years Fitness Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45-4:45pm $160 for members
  • Ages 13-18 years Barre+Yoga Mondays and Wednesdays 4-5pm $160 for members

SO MANY VIRTUAL OFFERINGS – In addition to the many, many group fitness classes that are being offered to members, we also have a lot of great options to virtual train with a person trainer:

  • Small Group Training sessions are available via Zoom (four weeks for $99.25).
  • One-on-one virtual training is available with all our personal trainers (five sessions for $325).
  • Online workouts and nutrition packages still available (four weeks for $76). This differs from virtual training in that everything is delivered via email.
  • Family Small Group Training is available in two forms. First, if you would like Small Group Training for just your family, with no other participants, we are able to accommodate families of 3 to 6 (four weeks for $99.25 for each adult, $80 for each child). Second, we also offer Small Group Training for multiple families. This price is the same, but we have more time slots available if you are willing to workout with other families. We are really trying to encourage everyone in the family to stay active and fit.

Not seeing anything that helps you address your fitness needs? Then I definitely want to hear from you! Please email me your suggestions at





On Thursday 8/27 we had our pickleball kick-off extravaganza where we were able to get dozens of people out and learning the game. Our Prolite and Gearbox local rep was there doling out SWAG and giving good deals on racquets and shoes. If you'd like to order a racquet we can assist you through our club account with the dealers.

Beginning Wednesday, Sept 9 we will be starting a Beginning Pickleball Clinic from 10-11 AM which will consist of drills and games to improve your skills. Cost will be $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Please contact Steve or call/text at (805)746-0819 to schedule a spot in advance each week.





Starting Thursday Sept 3, high school age(14-18) swimmers work to maintain their swimming fitness for future participation in high school aquatic sports. Join Coach Elin Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 3:45-4:30 for a fun and challenging workout. Only 8 spaces are available. Must be able to 100m freestyle continuously.
Click here to register


Starting September 1st we will be adding a $10 cancellation/no show fee to our lap lane reservation system. We want all of our members to have a daily option to swim and we have noticed that many times during the day all of the lanes are reserved but not being used. Please make sure to cancel your reservation either through your account on our website, our app, or call the front desk at least 2 hours before your reservation to ensure no fee is added to your account. If you need assistance with this system please contact Aquatic Director Elin Cheverez



Get your kids away from the screens! Private swim lessons are available for water safe swimmers. Private swim lessons are not limited to learning strokes! Skills covered can include: aquatic safety, conditioning for various aquatic sports(surfing,water polo, lifeguarding), water polo skills, diving, and prerequisites to join swim team. *Split the cost between families for semi-private(2 swimmers) or groups of 3. *Groups must be siblings or quarantine families.
Day time lessons: Caysee McCormick 805-448-8422
Afternoons/Evenings/Weekends: Beth Wickholm

 Swimmers 30 min 4-30 min package
 1 $40 $150
 2 $30 $220($110/per swimmer)
 3 $25 $255($85/per swimmer)




The club cafe, Fox St. Eatery, is now offering a special family dinner bundle on Tuesdays.

Each Tuesday in September we will offer a different meal for you to pre-order pick up and take home. Each serving will include an entree and side. $10.00 per person.

Please pre order your by emailing Rebekah at, in person at the cafe, or call in your order. Let us know what time (anytime 4-6pm) that you will be by to pick up your meal!




Friday, September 18th 5-8pm
$45 per person

Join us for a fun evening under the oaks enjoying a glass of wine and creating a masterpiece! This will be a small gathering so it is important to sign up early to reserve your space. The event will be socially distanced and masks will be required when moving around the deck. To reserve your table, please contact Sarah at




We are restarting our new socially distanced Junior class times which were halted by COVID in March. You'll notice the start times are a little earlier in some instances in consideration of the distance learning that most students are subject to. to give you more options and flexibility.  

Please phone, e-mail or text (805-746-0819) before coming to a class so that we may properly staff it. 

Beginning Wednesday, September 9th the schedule will be as follows:
Mondays and Wednesdays
3:00 - 4:30 PM Intermediate/Advanced junior clinic for older kids who can serve, rally and have playing/ tournament experience. Ages 13 and up or younger with coaches approval. $18 members/$21 non-members

Tuesdays and Thursdays
3:00 - 3:45 PM Future Stars for our youngest players who are just being introduced to the game. Ages 5- 8 as a rough guideline. $12 members/$15 non-members
4:45 - 5:45 PM The Bigger Littles Clinic designed for older beginners ( ages 8-11) to learn the basics of stroke production and movement through the use of fun games and drills. $15 members/$18 non-members

Thursdays 3:00 - 4:00 PM  Beginner/Intermediate
A clinic designed toward getting more experienced beginners ready for match play through drills and gameplay with a focus on consistency and fitness. Ages 9+ $15 members/$18 non-members

9:00-9:45 AM Future Stars - see above
10:00 to 11:00 AM The Bigger Littles - see above

Please contact me if you have questions regarding which class your child would do best in. 


A great group of kids and coaches from our summer camps. 



Be on the lookout in the the lobby for sign-ups for our club singles tournament to be played in September across all divisions (4.5 +, 4.0 and 3.5 for both men and women). Once entries/draws are complete it will be up to the competitors to schedule and complete their matches within three days. Ideally all preliminary matches will be complete by Sunday 9/27 and we'll play staggered finals across all divisions that day in front of socially distanced spectators. Contact Steve at 805-746-0819 with any questions. 



On Thursday 8/27 we had our pickleball kick-off extravaganza where we were able to get dozens of people out and learning the game. Our Prolite and Gearbox local rep was there doling out SWAG and giving good deals on racquets and shoes. If you'd like to order a racquet, we can assist you through our club account with the dealers. 
Beginning Wednesday, Sept 9 we will be starting a Beginning Pickleball Clinic from 10-11 AM which will consist of drills and games to improve your skills. Cost will be $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Please contact Steve or call/text at (805)746-0819 to schedule a spot in advance each week.