The Los Angeles Athletic Club introduces the perfect pickleball package
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 21, 2020) – Like most of us, the Los Angeles Athletic Club had to adjust its plans for 2020. A historic private club with a hotel and extensive world-class fitness facilities, the LAAC was forced by the pandemic to find new ways of celebrating its 140-year anniversary. So, it turned its attention on outdoor sports activities. Like pickleball.
A mix of tennis, ping pong, and badminton, pickleball has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years. From 2017 to 2019, U.S. participation went up nearly 10% to over 3.3 million players, making pickleball one of the fastest-growing sports in America. The New York Times recently referred to it as the “perfect pandemic pastime,” noting that pickleball enthusiasts (or “picklers”) have been determined to keep playing while practicing social distancing.
The Los Angeles Athletic Club’s new rooftop fitness area, Hercules Beach, provides a perfect place for pickleball. The open-air, 26,000-square-foot workout space, modeled after the famous “muscle beaches” of Los Angeles, offers weights, CrossFit stations, cardio machines, and more.
The Pickleball Package at the Los Angeles Athletic Club features an overnight stay in their Racquet Club Suite—one of the exclusive themed suites of the Club’s hotel. Upon arrival, pickler patrons receive welcome gifts that include drinks, snacks, and a copy of the book Pickleball Zenby Paul Hudanich. Up at Hercules Beach, pickleball players can rally on the rooftop, high above the city of Los Angeles. The LAAC pickleball promotion gives picklers access to the vast variety of Hercules Beach workout equipment, plus occasional hors d’oeuvres from the Hercules Beach Hut.
After an upgraded continental breakfast, guests ride in luxury to the California Yacht Club (CYC) via Uber XL. There, they receive two pickleball racquets and a one-hour private pickleball lesson for two. Access to the CYC’s shower, pool, and sauna gives picklers the chance to rinse, recreate, and relax. Pickleball patrons are treated to the Yacht Club’s patio dining experience with a complimentary lunch before returning to the LAAC on Uber XL. The Pickleball Package even comes with two Club T-Shirts, a matching pair of LAAC gym bags, and optional add-ons such as shoes, paddle covers, and an additional night’s stay.
For more information on the Los Angeles Athletic Club’s 140th anniversary celebration, follow #LAAC140. The Club plans to celebrate for 140 days and will continue to add special events and promotions through January of 2021.
ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA YACHT CLUB:
In 1922 a group of yachting enthusiasts from the Los Angeles Athletic Club founded the California Yacht Club. Thanks to these dedicated athletes, headed by Frank A. Garbutt, the CYC was an instant success and helped bring the 1932 Olympics to Los Angeles. During the 1960s, the California Yacht Club moved from Wilmington Harbor to the head of the main channel at Marina del Rey. The CYC and the LAAC continue to maintain a close affiliation, enjoying the reciprocal benefits of each club’s many privileges and amenities. For more information, please visit calyachtclub.com.