Colleton River Club’s Men’s 40 and over 8.5 combo team won the South Carolina State Championship this past weekend. This is the first Colleton River Club team to ever win a state championship in tennis and we are so proud of their hard work. Colleton members on the team were Jon Boyd (captain, pictured holding championship plaque), Todd Blackwell, and Mike O’Regan (director of Racket Sports). The team will be heading to Mobile, Alabama in December to represent South Carolina in the Southern Sectional Championships.
Colleton River Club was pleased to welcome back the Bridge Bowl Championship. The Bridge Bowl Tennis Event was started in 2015 as a way for our tennis community to use our love for the game to give back to local charities. There has always been an underlying “off island” versus “island” rivalry and this rivalry became the format for the Bridge Bowl. Made up of an Island Team and a Mainland Team, the competition consists of a series of doubles round robins between each of the teams culminating in a deciding doubles final between the various levels for the Island and the Mainland.
Bridge Bowl 2019 championship results-CONGRATS TO THE MAINLAND
court 1: Hahn/Marcotte (M)
court 2: McShane/Withrow (M)
court 3: Flickinger/Durrin (M)
court 1: Clark/Katoh (M)
court 2: Couchillon/Faciszewski (M)
court 3: Hahn/Curcio (M)
court 1: Tolley/Elgass (I)
court 2: Hawk/Lezcano (I)
court 3: Blackwell/Thomas (M)
court 1: Polites/Todd (M)
court 2: Kelly/Marler (M)
court 3: Li/Crutchley (I)
court 1: Bensch/Cannarozzi (M)
court 2: Meeder/Nitz (M)
court 3: De la Cruz/Villalon (I)
court 1: Bradsaw/Childers (M)
court 2: Castricone/Bautista (I)
court 3: Barlett/Picano (I)
court 1: Keller/Robertson (M)
court 2: Child/Frangos (I)
court 3: Stone/Torres (M)
court 1: Cambron/Meeder (M)
court 2: Gillis/Pollizer (I)
court 3: Archibald/Fisher (I)
Open Men (4.5 plus players. Basically the pros)
Members and their guests enjoyed a Group Fishing Charter on Friday, July 5th with Captain Jason! Check out some of their catches…
TRX is a full body workout that uses the person’s own body weight as the resistance instead of machines or dumbbells. TRX Suspension Training develops strength, balance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. We have eight TRX Suspension Trainer “straps” mounted from the ceiling in our fitness studio. Each student has their own TRX Suspension Trainer to use during the class. There is another mounted at the front of the class for me, your instructor to demonstrate the exercises for you.
If I had to choose only one training tool to use, I would easily pick the TRX Suspension Trainer because it is a highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete 100s of exercises. You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself during each exercise – because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance. I really love how the TRX uses so many muscle groups at one time. The beauty of the TRX is that even when an exercise focuses on your upper body, it still recruits your core, glutes and legs to keep your body stable. Plus, the instability of the straps and handles increases the benefits to the muscles you’re targeting.
Advantages of our TRX Suspension Trainer Class:
- Delivers a fast, effective total-body workout. We hit ALL the muscle groups
- Helps build a rock-solid core. You are using your CORE the entire class
- Increases muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. Good for golf, tennis, good for LIFE!
- Benefits people of all fitness levels (pro athletes to seniors, class regulars to beginners)
- By utilizing your own body weight, the TRX Suspension Trainer provides greater performance and functionality than large exercise machines.
We have two TRX classes at the Club. Tuesday mornings at 8:00 and 9:00. The class is easily modified so it’s great for beginners. It may look intimidating to walk into a TRX class for the first time and see the yellow and black straps hanging from the ceiling, but it’s not at all scary! TRX is a lot of fun and I will be there to guide you every step of the way. We start each class with a simple warmup that helps you get the feel for the TRX Suspension Trainer (the straps). The first half hour we do standing exercises that work the entire body, then we get down on the floor for planks and bridges using the TRX. We spend the last 10 minutes stretching. TRX is a great class and we hope you will join us!
Based on the boisterous barks and number of chewed tennis balls, the newest Colleton River Club amenity, the Dog Park, has been a rousing success. In fact, the park has quickly become “the place to be” as a social gathering spot for members and their four-legged friends. The park offers a mix of sun and shade to both relax and provide ample room to stretch your legs without the encumbrance of leashes. For new and long-time members who love dogs, the park offers a chance to meet and greet fellow members with common interests while discovering the intricacies and personalities of different breeds of dogs.
In fact, we talked to Mr. Tom Eagan and his dog, Bosco, members since 2017, who raved, “We try to use the park every morning and join as many as twenty other friends at 4:00 each afternoon.” Mr. Eagan went on to say, “While frequenting the park, we have met several new friends,” and though Bosco is only part Rhodesian Ridgeback, he has been comfortable with all the breeds he meets. As the news spreads and the landscape matures, we expect the Dog Park to only get better.
While the park is open from dawn to dusk seven days a week, our teams will be conducting normal weekly maintenance on Tuesday mornings before 10:00 a.m. Out of courtesy to fellow members and our staff, please repair your own holes with divot mix provided in the wine barrel immediately to the right of the entrance gate. Thank you for regularly visiting the park and your efforts to make it the best it can be.
Mike O’Regan has been named Director of Racquet Sports and Bocce
Ball at Colleton River Club. He has been instrumental in building Colleton
River Club’s Tennis Program over the last eight years as a contractor
along with his business partner, Gavin Cox…Read More
Trying to improve your tennis game? Here’s a tip! When you feel that you have put away a shot at the net, have a target in mind before you hit your volley or overhead. Instead of going for the line, choose a target that buys you some wiggle room (especially if you’re tight or you mishit the shot). Aim more for large areas like the service line, or go for your opposing net player’s feet. Focus, target, and execute. Good luck!
Colleton River Club’s Dye Course was featured in an episode of ABC’s The Bachelorette. The episode showcased Colleton River Club as the location for a special “one-on-one date” with the newest Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay. This episode of The Bachelorette, currently celebrating its 13th season, aired on Monday, June 26th, 2017, at 8/9c, on ABC.
Rachel Lindsay, a fan favorite on Nick Viall’s season of ABC’s hit romance reality series The Bachelor, is continuing her journey to find Mr. Right and assume the rose-giving duties as “The Bachelorette.”
On ABC’s hit primetime reality series The Bachelorette, one lucky woman is offered the chance to find true love. A single and eligible Bachelorette embarks on a romantic journey, getting to know a number of men, gradually narrowing the field as she continues her search for her soul mate. At the end of this romantic voyage, if she has found the one, will there be a proposal — and will she say yes? Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelorette is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.