The Club At Boca Pointe Hosts USTA National Clay Court Tournament As Part Of It’s Expanding Tennis Program

The Club at Boca Pointe was one of three host sites for the USTA National Clay Court tournament in which the club hosted the 18’s division featuring not only the top players in their division but 13 of whom are trained here with the Magallan-Martinez Tennis Academy and strengthen the Club’s position in South Florida tennis.

“We were proud to have hosted this tournament especially since many of the participants were trained at our club,” says Helen Karpel, general manager of the only country club in South Florida that offers a robust flexible membership program regardless of where the member lives.

The Club at Boca Pointe has 16 Har Tru courts, five of which are lighted for play at night.

The robust tennis program includes regular play for women and men, social tennis programming throughout the year as well as fielding teams in two leagues in Palm Beach County

“Being a non-mandatory club, we are able to offer a menu of flexible memberships that coincide with the needs of those moving or visiting Florida during the winter months,” says Karpel.

“The most popular membership falls under the Premier program where members can join for as little as three months the first year and four months up to 12 months.  This is a basic club/social program to which the member can add tennis or golf.

“In addition, for those who have never been a club member, we’ve created a annual tennis membership that allows the member unlimited use of the tennis facility.”

“MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES” THE CREDIT CARD SLOGAN THAT ENCAPSULATES THE ESSENCE OF THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE

copy-homegraphic1.jpg“Membership has its privileges,” says one famous credit card company as its major marketing theme.  The same message resonates among members at the Club at Boca Pointe! Membership at the Club not only offers many exciting privileges to fill your calendar, but it is also designed with several exceptionally unique benefits.

There are three major differences that separate the Club at Boca Pointe from other equity country club communities in the South Florida area.

First, you can enjoy all the opportunities the Club provides WITHOUT the typical financial commitment of an equity country club community. Translated, this means new members may join with no upfront costs such as equity, bonds or initiation fees.

Secondly, the Club at Boca Pointe is the only full service country club that offers flexible non-equity memberships for both those who live in Boca Pointe and those who live outside the gates. This is the mantra for the Club: developing new membership programs that are appealing to the diverse group of demographics in the area.  In other words, the Club has a membership program to fit many personal lifestyle and needs.

Thirdly and by no means lastly, the members create an inviting atmosphere to all of the membership types.  Each of the country clubs in South Florida has a unique persona, including this Club.  The persona of the Club at Boca Pointe is one to be proud of – it has the warmest, friendliest and most caring members with no airs or pretenses.

It is common to walk through the beautiful Club and have members smile and say hello to you whether or not they know you or your stature in the community. Whether you rent or own, live on or off the premises, are year-round or spend a few months at the Club, there is a program designed to give you the country club experience and a membership to welcome you aboard.

The Club at Boca Pointe is always proactively listening and introducing new appealing membership opportunities.  It is an exciting environment.  The Club already offers many flexible, non-equity memberships along with the opportunity to be an equity member.

As an equity member, you are part owner in the club, have voting rights and may serve on the Board.  In addition to these exclusive privileges, equity members receive complimentary houseguest passes for visiting adult children and grandchildren, six complimentary golf rounds  for guests of golf equity members, advanced reservations to high profile social events, along with  many other perks.  All equity members have full usage of the Sports & Fitness Complex, pool, card rooms, robust social events, and dining facilities – three restaurants and two lounges, along with privileges to play tennis and golf, driven by the membership category chosen.

Members often desire to start as a non-equity member knowing they have the option to become an equity member at any time.  We currently offer five very appealing non-equity options with varied membership periods, from 30 days to seasonal to year-round.  The following provides a good introduction to these memberships:

  • Premier Membership (Seasonal to Year Round membership)

This is our most popular program offered to residents and non-residents of Boca Pointe. There are eight categories of selection in this option ranging from a Club (Social) membership to adding various Golf and Tennis combinations.  The total dues depend on how many consecutive months are taken and the category level chosen.

The Premier membership is for those living in the Boca Raton area for at least three consecutive months the first year.  For the second membership year and thereafter, a minimum of four consecutive months is required for membership. Similar to the equity member, all of the Premier categories include full usage of the Sports & Fitness Complex, pool, card rooms, robust social events, and dining facilities – three restaurants and two lounges, along with privileges to play tennis and golf, driven by the membership category chosen.

To view our current Club Life for a better understanding of the programs our Social Director arranges for Equity and non-equity Premier members to enjoy, please visit the home page of our website (www.bocapointecc.com) and click on “The Club,” “Social,” “Download our Club Life.”

  • Annual Golf Membership (12 Month membership)

This is offered to resident and non-residents of Boca Pointe.  It is popular to those who are purely interested in the golf amenities with some dining privileges.

 

As an Annual Golf member, golf play is available in the morning or afternoon and the cart and green fees are included. Additionally, this category includes bag storage and locker for one or two (based on availability) as well as unlimited access to the golf driving range and short game complex along with a 7 day in advance sign-up privilege.

Annual Golf members may enjoy lunch, brunch, dinner on Thursday nights, and lounge privileges with minimal restrictions. For the first year of membership only, pro-rating is permitted based on joining the 1st of any given month after the start of the fiscal year (September 1st to August 31st).

The next three non-equity memberships are available to “new” members only; new members are considered residents and non-residents of Boca Pointe who are not current or former members of the country club.

  • Sports & Fitness Memberships (12 Month membership)

The Sports & Fitness and Sports & Fitness with Golf memberships are perfect for residents and non-residents of Boca Pointe who are mainly interested in sports and fitness activities with some dining privileges.  It entitles the member (single or couple) to use the tennis facilities, Sports & Fitness Complex (including the Club pool and Freshe Pointe Café), and golf course with golf access at specific times.

Additionally, this membership grants access to the main clubhouse’s “To-Go” menu and designated days for dinner (in the main clubhouse), which include unlimited weekend dining privileges (Saturday and Sunday) and dinner privileges on Tuesday and Thursday in the main clubhouse.  Happy Hour is available with golf or dining reservations on those designated days.

 

For the first year of membership only, pro-rating is permitted based on joining the 1st of any given month after the start of the fiscal year (September 1st to August 31st).

  • Passport Membership (30 Day membership)

This is popular for residents and non-residents of Boca Pointe who are not in the Boca Raton area often or desire to use a club on a limited basis. It offers 30 days of Club usage in a year and includes full Club privileges, including the Sports & Fitness Complex, pool, card rooms, and dining facilities – three restaurants and two lounges, along with privileges to play tennis and golf.  The membership excludes social events, club events and dining/golf reciprocals.

For this membership, tennis is available at the 7:30 a.m. court time and after 11:30 a.m. on a complimentary basis, and golf is available on a pay and play basis before 8 a.m. and after 12:15 p.m. with a two day advance sign up privilege. Access to departments is subject to availability.

The Passport membership may be purchased once every six months for a maximum of two passport memberships within 365 days.

  • Annual Tennis Membership (12 Month membership)

This is popular for residents and non-residents of Boca Pointe who are avid tennis players.  Tennis is available in the morning and afternoon on a complimentary basis.

Annual Tennis members are eligible to be on tennis teams, attend clinics, attend “tennis only” social functions, participate in club championships, use the ball machine, and take lessons with tennis professionals. Fees may apply.  Annual Tennis members have access to the Freshe Pointe Café & Patio.  Annual Tennis members do not have access to the main clubhouse to dine unless it is part of a “tennis” event.

Noteworthy, unmarried children and grandchildren under 22 years of age are considered dependents and part of the membership.  The only exception to this policy is with the Sports & Fitness and Annual Tennis memberships in which those dependents must be residing in the household to be part of your membership.

How could there be more, right?  There is…

For former equity members who left the Club prior to September 1, 2013 (have been away from the Club for at least 3 fiscal years), there are several Alumni equity programs available along with reactivating their equity membership.  The Club offers a 7 to 12 month Alumni Premier Social or Tennis membership, a 12 month Alumni Annual Golf membership, and a 12 month Alumni Annual Tennis membership.

Unquestionably, the Club at Boca Pointe is the most flexible non-mandatory equity club in South Florida! The Club is progressive and constantly looking to modernize itself for member appeal.

Did you know that the Club at Boca Pointe has completed many projects to make it even more popular to join?  These enhancements include renovating the 18-hole championship golf course, opening of the new state-of-the-art Sports & Fitness Complex conveniently located by the clubhouse, redesigning the clubhouse’s main lobby upstairs as well as redesigning the downstairs restaurant, bar and lobby.  Ask any member – the members are enjoying a fabulous new era at the Club!

We would treasure having you as part of the Boca Pointe family as well!  Why not call 561-864-8539 to learn more about your membership options so you, too, can enjoy this gem, the Club at Boca Pointe!?!

MEMBERS AT BOCA POINTE WALKED ACROSS MANHATTAN IN DROVES!

 

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How would you like to walk across Manhattan without the trek to New York City?  Sound good…maybe even exciting if you are from the Big Apple!  This is an example of one of the creative workouts hosted at the Sports and Fitness Complex at the Club at Boca Pointe for members looking for a new fitness challenge!

bp-ac-frontEach year this unique program selects a new destination.  Last year, the Sports & Fitness Center focused the event on the state of Florida. “Members like something fresh and different to help keep them get excited about fitness,” says Sherri Giannone, director of athletics.  “The Florida program last year was very successful hence this year we turned to New York City and enjoyed another great turn out from the members.”

What’s next?  You can rest assure, new programs and challenges coupled with fun activities.  Offering fresh ideas is important not only to our existing members, but also to those becoming members for the first time.

“Many of our programs are designed with new members in mind, especially those falling into the Boomer category,” adds Ms. Giannone.  The Club at Boca Pointe enjoys a wide array of members from various age demographics.

The Club at Boca Pointe is the only country club in South Florida with a flexible membership program.  Members can enjoy the full benefits of a country club lifestyle without the traditional equity financial commitments.  The Club at Boca Pointe is a non-mandatory equity club and you do not have to live in the Boca Pointe community to enjoy it!

boca-pointe-156-1The most popular membership offering at the Club is the Premier membership, which offers great flexibility to meet your lifestyle. It allows members to define their own lifestyle by choosing their level of participation ranging from social, golf and tennis.  All of the Premier membership categories include full usage of the new Sports & Fitness Complex, pool, card rooms, robust social events, and dining facilities – three restaurants and two lounges, along with privileges to play tennis and golf, driven by the membership category chosen.    boca-pointe-219golf-double-men

There are also other special memberships, one of which is Sports & Fitness membership that focuses on sports with some dining privileges.  It includes full access to the Sports & Fitness Complex, the Club pool, and tennis as well as some golf and dining privileges.

For the “Walking Across Manhattan” program, it was a lot of fun!  Every time you worked out, took a class or swam in the pool, etc., a marker with your name was on it was moved from site to site on a map of New York City!

Starting at Lincoln Center, the walk took you through the Central Park Zoo, Times Square, and Macy’s Department Store to Chelsea, the Brooklyn Bridge and many more. The winner of the contest received a Complimentary Training Session on the Pilates Reformer.

If these creative, fun workouts sound exciting to you, please feel welcome to call 561-864-8551 to set up a tour of the Sports & Fitness Complex or just call membership at 561-864-8539 to learn more about the best membership for you to get started today!

ANNUAL TENNIS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE DESIGNED TO APPEAL TO THOSE WHO WANT AN AMAZING TENNIS EXPERIENCE

Calling all tennis players!  The Club at Boca Pointe welcomes you to 16-Har Tru tennis courts coupled with one of the most exciting competitive and social tennis programs in South Florida…Parties – Mixers – Dances – Pro Ams!

The Club at Boca Pointe is the only country club in South Florida that offers an inexpensive tennis-only membership regardless of where you live and open to new members and former equity members who have been gone for the club for at least three fiscal years (since September 2013).

There are leagues, social events, and individual play – singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The tennis program exudes new creativity in its programming thanks to of the Club’s new tennis director, Megan Hall, who according to the membership has raised the level of excitement to new highs.

Tennis membership offerings for the Club at Boca Pointe start as low as $500 and are designed to attract members who want the experience of country club tennis.  It is an opportunity to be part of a beautiful country club environment without the typical expense associated with country clubs.

What makes the tennis program unique is the fact that it is at a country club yet open to any player of any level of play regardless of where they live.  You will have the best of both worlds – great tennis and develop wonderful friendships.

The location of the Club is very convenient, located in Boca Raton, Florida, with easy access from the ocean, I-95 and west Boca Raton.  Why not call the Club at Boca Pointe today at 561-864-8539 to learn more!

Boca Pointe is now offering a $500 Annual Membership!!!!

Sel_BOCA POINTE 101 tennisIn a beautiful country club setting Boca Pointe Tennis offers 16 beautifully manicured courts, men’s and ladies team play, social play, Cardio Tennis, fun events, a kids program, Magallan Tennis Academy and so much more! Not to mention the staff is the best around to help you with all of your tennis needs! Do not hesitate to take advantage of this offer! Great tennis, amazing people, tons of fun! Call the Tennis Pro Shop at 561-864-8529 for more details.

PRO TENNIS EVENT SCHEDULED FOR CLUB AT BOCA POINTE FEATURING STARS OF TOMORROW FEBRUARY 26TH TO MARCH 6TH; EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Djokovic, Nadal, Federer! Get ready to move over! Your replacements maybe coming…coming from the first-ever ITF pro tennis tournament to be held at the Club at Boca Pointe, February 26 to March 6, when professional tennis players compete in the Diadem Pro Classic.

The USTA and ITF sanctioned event will feature 128 professional players ranked 280 and lower in the qualifying rounds, says Evan Specht tournament director. “Competition will be in men’s singles and doubles competing for $10,000 total prize money.

“These are the up and coming stars of tomorrow. While the players are not household names today, they are the rising stars that will work their way up the rankings and sometime could be sitting where the big names are today,” he said.

“This is part of the USTA’s commitment to help grow tennis in this country although the players will be competing from all over the world.”

Admission is free throughout the entire tournament. Everyone is welcome!

“We are excited to be hosting our first pro tennis tournament,” said Helen Karpel, general manager of the Club at Boca Pointe.

“This event gives us a great opportunity to show case not only our 16-Har Tru tennis courts, but our new state-of-art Sports and Fitness Complex. We have a new Tennis Director who continues to design new tennis activities for our members.

“We are the only country club in South Florida that features flexible, seasonal memberships where someone can get the amenities of a country club without the typical commitment for most country clubs. We feature a Premier Membership program that enables members to pick the activities they want to participate in and for as few as three months while in South Florida. No other private club offers this lifestyle convenience.”

Included in the tournament schedule on Sunday February 28 is the Magellan Tennis Academy’s Kids Day program whereby youngsters will be introduced to tennis through a fun clinic program followed by a pizza party. The Kids Day program—also part of the USTA initiative to grow the sport—will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with the pizza party starting at 4 p.m.

The Kids Day program is open to all youngsters ages 4 and up whether they live at Boca Pointe or any place else. There is no cost for the clinic; at least one parent or guardian must be present for program participation.

The Diadem Pro Classic will be Sunday February 21 with a wild card event for entry into the main draw. February 26 and 29 are the four qualifying rounds as the field of 128 entrants is pared down to a final main draw of 32 players and 16 doubles teams.

The prize money and all the notoriety goes on the line with the first round of the main draw on March 1. The finals are being played March 6 at Stadium Court at the new Sports and Fitness Complex at the Club at Boca Pointe.

“This is very exciting for the Club at Boca Pointe to be hosting a pro event,” says Megan Hall, the new Tennis Director for the only private residential club in Florida where membership is open to the public. “We’ve never hosted an event of this caliber.

“It will be pretty exciting for our members to watch the future stars of the sport. In fact, we hope to engage the members into volunteering to help with the tournament!”

Boca Pointe’s Sports & Fitness Complex is conveniently located on Powerline/Jog Road between Hillsboro Blvd. and Palmetto Road. The address is 7134 Boca Pointe Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33433.

HIGH RENEWAL RATE OF PREMIER MEMBERSHIPS HELP INVIGORATE THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE

Sy Syms, the popular haberdasher, says an educated consumer is his best customer. Or, take the line from Henry Ford who once said: “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress and working together is success.”

Those two quotes describe the Club at Boca Pointe to a tee thanks to devoted equity members coupled with a unique Premier membership that has become one of the crown jewels in the dawning of a new era for one of the only major non-mandatory equity country clubs in southeast Florida.

“We have always had a loyal equity base of members who are very active, whether it is our very busy social calendar, golf, tennis, cards or use of the state-of-the-art Sports and Fitness Complex. Because of our active calendar and fresh look to the physical facilities, we are now even seeing former members returning to reignite their own lifestyle by rejoining the Club,” says Helen Karpel, general manager.

“But it is the exceptionally high rate of renewal of the unique Premier membership that is very exciting. We are averaging an approximate 80 percent renewal rate for this program. This special Premier membership enables members to define their own lifestyle with the option to be a seasonal member while in Florida,” says Karpel.

For example, a Premier member can pick and choose the activity level that interests them with the Social membership being the base. This includes full use of the new Sports & Fitness Complex, the card rooms, dining in any of the three restaurants, and access to club’s social calendar that includes on-campus shows and lectures, dinner dances, and off-campus activities such as cruises and Broadway theatrical productions. Golf and tennis enthusiasts can select a higher category that offers full sports privileges.

But the crown jewel of the Premier membership is the ability for the member to choose the number of months they wish to be members, whether or not they live in the Boca Pointe community. Boca Pointe enjoys the slogan, “You do not have to live at Boca Pointe to play here.”

“If you are going to be in Florida for only the winter months, you can become a member for as little as three consecutive months to 12 months for the first year, and four consecutive months to 12 months the second year thereafter. During those months, you will enjoy the equity country club experience without the traditional country club commitments.”

Seasonal memberships are very convenient for the snowbirds who wish to enjoy several months in the sun. The Club at Boca Pointe, a Boca Raton country club,  is like a home away from home. We welcome you to call membership at 561-864-8539 to learn more about this program and other attractive options to fit your unique lifestyle.

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SECOND USTA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULED IN NOVEMBER AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE

Coons_Photo_125972012A second USTA-sanctioned Open and NTRP tennis tournament will be held November 21st – 23rd at the Club at Boca Pointe, according to Megan Hall, the new Director of Tennis for this a Boca Raton tennis club.

This will be a three-day tournament featuring a full slate of activities for men’s and women’s singles and doubles as well as mixed doubles. Residents and non-residents of Boca Pointe are welcome to watch the competitive matches and enjoy the comradery.

“We are excited to be hosting our second USTA-sanctioned event in the last two months,” says Ms. Hall. “It is a great way for us to showcase our new Sports and Fitness Complex and also an exciting way to get our tennis members involved.”

For further information and signup instructions, log on to the USTA at http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=161812. This tournament is for USTA members.

The Club at Boca Pointe is the only club in South Florida where members can define their membership around their lifestyle based on how long they are in the area. The Club offers not only equity memberships, but also a unique Premier membership that enables members to enjoy the benefits of the country club lifestyle without the traditional country club commitment.

The Club at Boca Pointe just held an Adult Senior Tournament that attracted tennis players in four age groups (40s, 50s, 60s and 70s) from Hollywood to West Palm Beach as well as from Maryland and Germany. We are proud to share:

The winner in the 40-year-old age group was Sergio Ariani from the Club at Boca Pointe; the runner-up was Christopher Waters of Delray Beach.

The 50s winner went to Bruce Kurtz of Parkland, with Herb Milgrim of Hollywood as the runner-up.

The 60’s winner went to Jeff Wernick of Parkland, with the runner-up Jared Chase of Fort Lauderdale.

The 70’s winner was won by Arthur Serio of West Palm Beach, with the runner-up Stu Itzkowitz from the Club at Boca Pointe.

Congratulation all these players and all the other tournament players who participated!

If you are a tennis enthusiast, Boca Pointe encourages you to call the Club at 561-864-8539 to learn about the tennis membership options available to you.

SECOND USTA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULED IN NOVEMBER AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE

A second USTA-sanctioned Open and NTRP tennis tournament will be held November 21st – 23rd at the Club at Boca Pointe, according to Megan Hall, the new Director of Tennis for this a Boca Raton tennis club.

This will be a three-day tournament featuring a full slate of activities for men’s and women’s singles and doubles as well as mixed doubles. Residents and non-residents of Boca Pointe are welcome to watch the competitive matches and enjoy the comradery.

“We are excited to be hosting our second USTA-sanctioned event in the last two months,” says Ms. Hall. “It is a great way for us to showcase our new Sports and Fitness Complex and also an exciting way to get our tennis members involved.”

For further information and signup instructions, log on to the USTA at http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=161812. This tournament is for USTA members.

The Club at Boca Pointe is the only club in South Florida where members can define their membership around their lifestyle based on how long they are in the area. The Club offers not only equity memberships, but also a unique Premier membership that enables members to enjoy the benefits of the country club lifestyle without the traditional country club commitment.

The Club at Boca Pointe just held an Adult Senior Tournament that attracted tennis players in four age groups (40s, 50s, 60s and 70s) from Hollywood to West Palm Beach as well as from Maryland and Germany. We are proud to share:

The winner in the 40-year-old age group was Sergio Ariani from the Club at Boca Pointe; the runner-up was Christopher Waters of Delray Beach.

The 50s winner went to Bruce Kurtz of Parkland, with Herb Milgrim of Hollywood as the runner-up.

The 60’s winner went to Jeff Wernick of Parkland, with the runner-up Jared Chase of Fort Lauderdale.

The 70’s winner was won by Arthur Serio of West Palm Beach, with the runner-up Stu Itzkowitz from the Club at Boca Pointe.

Congratulation all these players and all the other tournament players who participated!

If you are a tennis enthusiast, Boca Pointe encourages you to call this Boca Raton tennis club at 561-864-8539 to learn about the tennis membership options available to you.

MEGAN HALL NAMED DIRECTOR OF TENNIS AT THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE

Megan Hall, well-known in the Northeast for not only training top young players, but developing new tennis programs, has been appointed director of tennis at the Club at Boca Pointe, according to Helen Karpel, general manager.

“We Tennis_Racket_and_Ballsare delighted to have Megan join our Club. Last year, we had the opportunity to watch Megan work with our members and youngsters during the season. Everyone was very impressed with both her ability on the court and her enthusiasm.

“Her high energy added a new level of excitement to our tennis program. So, when the opportunity arose, it was an easy choice to bring her aboard full-time as director of tennis.”

Megan was one of the tennis professionals at the Spratley Tennis Academy in South Florida when she trained competitive, top-ranked international tennis players. She was also an assistant tennis professional at the Agawam Hunt Country Cub in Rumford, Rhode Island, as well as serving as heads coach for the girls and boys tennis teams at the Providence Country Day Private School.

Last year, Megan was ranked No. 3 in New England’s Women’s Single Open division and is a 5.0 NTRP ranked player.