Fitness/Activities

"I thank the Lord for allowing me to live in Paradise while here on this Earth."

deanne pastor, homeowner

Whatever Your Interests, Countryside Offers Many Activities to Select From:


  • Art Club
    • ART CLUB

      Join the Art Club; it's a great place to make new friends, relax and enjoy one another's special gift. Bring your paints and have fun!

      When & Where:   (seasonal)

      MondaysAnnex Building (former Realty Building) 
      1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

         
         

         



  • Binga
    • Play & Win!!

      Reciprocals are Welcome- Check Club Calendar for Schedule
      Enjoy a delicious dinner and the company of neighboring friends.

  • Bocce Ball
    • Country Glen Bocci Ball: (seasonal)

      Play schedules are posted in community.

      Country Haven Bocci Ball:(seasonal)

      Contact: Charlie Mizucco 352-1778
      Play schedules are posted in community.

  • Book Club

    • Enjoy Great Discussions While Making New Friends!

      All are welcome!

       

      Time:            The book clubs meets every month in season at 10:30 am
      Location:   Back Dining Room of the Clubhouse.

      Following each meeting you are welcome to stay and have lunch together.




  • Bowling League
    • Countryside Bowling League!

      All skill levels are welcome.

      Time:          Mondays at 8:45 am (Seasonal)
      Location:  Bowland, 8525 Radio Lane, Naples

       
                 

                 
  • Bridge







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      Bridge Schedule

      Men’s Bridge Classes: Tuesdays at 9:00am (Seasonal)

      Women’s Bridge Classes: Mondays at 9:00am (Seasonal)

      Couples Dinner Bridge: Thursdays (Year Round)

      Couples Marathon Bridge: As Scheduled (Seasonal)

      Women’s Rubber Bridge: Mondays at 12:30pm, (Year Round)

      Women’s Marathon Bridge: Wednesdays at 12:00pm noon (Seasonal)

      Women’s Duplicate Bridge, Fridays at 12:00pm noon (Seasonal)

  • Cards
    • Men

      Weds., Fri., 1 pm Annex Building (former Realty Office)
      Summer - Tuesday - Friday - Annex Building (former Realty Office)

  • Clubhouse Pool
    • Recreation is not hard to find!

      Each community offers its own active living lifestyle, whether you enjoy relaxing by the beautifully landscaped heated pools with friends and family, indulging yourself in an oversized restful spa, playing a competitive game of tennis or bocce, or even simply enjoying a nice BBQ dinner that was gently cooked over the gas grill available in your neighborhood.

  • Cycle Club

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      After a series of informational gatherings, an informal cycling club has been created at Countryside.  Interested individuals should be aware that the Club (Countryside Cyclists) will provide cycling opportunities to persons of all skill levels, including road cyclists and bike path riders. It will act as a clearing house to match those cyclists who share similar bicycle skills and goals. Seasoned cyclists will act as guides to those who wish to expand their riding area and explore the bikeways and bikepaths of Naples and SW Florida.

      Ride Times- Varies
       
      CONTACT: Bob Melucci, cycling liaison at 239-302-3039 or rjmelucci@me.com  for further information.             


  • Mah Jongg
    • Every Wednesday

      Time: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
      Location: Clubhouse, back dining room

  • Pool League
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      Looking for Countryside Pool Players -
      *Ladies Are Welcome!!

      2016 Pool League, playing at Glen Eagle and other area clubs (interleague play).

      When:   
      Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm, Seasonal October - May
      Where:  Glen Eagle Country Club 

      Contact: Dan Weninger at 353-9196, or  cell (574) 274-1425.

       

  • Singles Group
    • Meet & Greet Other Countryside Singles

      (Check Club Calendar for other Singles' Scheduled Events)

      Line Dancing ~



      Join the Countryside Singles Group and learn the Electric Slide! Beginners & intermediates are welcome. Dixie Craig is teaching.

      Please contact Dixie to let her know you'll be participating:

      dixielee2011@hotmail.com

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      Happy Hour Gatherings

      Every first Wednesday of each month.
      Where: C-side Bar
      Reservations Appreciated: 353-1780 x 5

      For more information contact: Barb Engels at 920-544-1370.


  • Tennis
    • Summer Tennis Update

      by Andy Brovey  

      We have a great new addition to the tennis facility here at Countryside! We’ve added a Playmate Ace ball machine to help our Tennis Association members improve their skills.  



      KEY FEATURES            
      • Holds 100+ Balls            
      • Topspin & Backspin Settings            
      • Single, 2-line and 3-line Ball Direction            
      • Oscillating Function or Fixed Direction            
      • Speed & Height Adjustment            
      • User-friendly Control Panel            
      • On/Off Remote Control  








      Several of our tennis members were recently trained on the care and operation of the ball machine. While easy to operate, we do require a brief orientation before signing out the machine for use. We’ll add training sessions as tennis members return for the winter season. We’re working closely with Countryside staff to maximize the number of hours members have access. This great training tool will be housed in the storage room close to court number one. A paver walkway will soon be installed to make the trip to and from storage an easy one.  

      All four courts are now lighted for evening play. Each court is controlled by a separate on/off switch (not a timer).  Additional hooks are now available to hold equipment bags.  A bulletin board for tennis announcements will soon be installed on the wall of the restroom, adjacent to the walkway near court one. We’re also starting a tennis ball recycling program. The recycling container will be mounted in a convenient location between courts two and three.  

      We miss our seasonal players, but we know you are enjoying good times with family and friends up north. We’ll keep you posted on tennis news from Countryside and hope to see you back on our courts real soon!

       
       
       

      Tennis Players ~


      During the high season, our tennis courts are busy between 8 am and noon for tennis association play or league competition. League play has ended and many of our recreational players are returning north, so there will often be an open court in the mornings. All Countryside residents and guests are invited to use open courts whenever available. So lace up your tennis shoes, grab your racquet and come play!
       
      The Countryside Tennis Association

       
       
       
       

      The Countryside...
      Tennis Association Competition & Camaraderie

          by: Andy Brovey

        

      What an exciting time for tennis at Countryside! In late January we began play at our new tennis complex, one that rivals any in our area. The Har-Tru court surface is easy on the body and allows a more controlled game that suits both beginners and advanced players. Shaded seating, an ice machine, water fountain and convenient restrooms keep players refreshed. The courts will soon be lighted so we can add evening play. We’re also purchasing a ball machine so players can easily practice different strokes. Our sincerest thanks to all who supported the construction and outfitting of this wonderful facility.

      This year we held sixteen clinics for novices and those looking to improve specific skills. Participation in these clinics reached an all time high and next season we plan to add even more opportunities for those who want to learn the game. David Scholl, our visiting pro, leads these sessions and also offers private and small group lessons.

      Countryside Tennis Association supports recreational players as well as those wanting competitive league tennis. We invite you to join us for friendly doubles, tournament play or both! Our members get together mornings starting at 8 am for open play. Women meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Men meet on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Sunday at 9 am we enjoy mixed doubles. We also have two men’s teams that play a 10 week schedule against other clubs in the area. This year our A-team contests featured many close matches but no playoff berth. Our B-team finished in fourth place and made the playoffs. The ladies also arrange matches with other nearby clubs during the season.

      We sponsor several tennis social events in season including pizza parties, a charity FUNdraiser and an annual banquet where we dine and dance.

      Our February FUNdraiser featured tennis games anyone could play - Hit the Hoop, Ball in the Barrel and Doubles Poker - with prizes for game winners and prize drawings for all who participated. We had a terrific time while raising more than $600 for a local charity.

      The high season may be winding down, but many of our members continue play throughout the year. We also arrange friendly matches with nearby clubs such as Glen Eagle, who welcomed us warmly to their courts while ours were under construction. We’d love for you to join us!

      Have questions or want to learn more about Countryside tennis? Please contact any of your Tennis Association board members. You’ll find us in the directory or at the courts!

      Diane Dick     Andy Brovey    Sylvia Ruiz-Byrne    Thea Puttock    Jay Coyne




       
       
       
       

      Tennis News ~

      Tennis Association Charity Benefit February 17









       
       
       
       


      Tennis News ~ 


      Countryside's tennis players want to give a huge shout out to Glen Eagle's players. While our new tennis facility was under construction, they warmly welcomed and embraced us. The social playing was fun and full of enthusiasm. A wonderful relationship between the communities has formed and we are certain will continue. So THANK YOU Glen Eagle for sharing your courts!

       



                 
       
       


       

       2017 Men's Tennis ~


      Team A

                 

      Team B

       
       
       
       

      Countryside Tennis Association ~

      Countryside has an active Tennis Association and we invite you to join us! We have players of various abilities and sponsor several tennis social events in season, including pizza parties, a charity tournament and an annual banquet. You can exercise, have fun and meet new folks at the same time. The cost to join our Tennis Association is just $20 annually.

      Our new courts are used in season by Tennis Association members for play every day. Non-members are welcome on the courts at other times. The men play doubles on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings. Open play begins at 8:00 AM and the format is round robin. The men also have a traveling team that competes with other community associations.

      Women play doubles on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. In season, there is open round robin play for members from 8:00 to 9:30 AM. More experienced players begin play at 9:30 AM. A sign-up sheet is posted at the courts the week before play and doubles partners are then assigned. The second Friday of each month is “Fun Day" and women members meet at 9:30 AM for round robin tennis and an optional social lunch. The women and the men get together for friendly mixed doubles on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM.

      The Association sponsors several free tennis clinics with a local tennis pro during the season where beginners can learn the basics and experienced players can hone their skills. Please contact Diane Dick at 978-664-0070 or dldick49@yahoo.com if you are interested or if you have any questions.
                 

       

       
       


      Tennis Consultant ~

      The Countryside Tennis Association is excited to establish a consultative relationship with David Scholl this year. David is a USPTA certified tennis professional and has more than 30 years of experience teaching tennis players of all ages and abilities.

      He is presently the tennis pro at Verona Walk and gives tennis clinics and lessons at Pelican Bay Park. He will be leading some Tennis Association sponsored clinics during this coming season (free to tennis association members) and is available to Countryside members for both private and semi private lessons. David can be contacted directly to set up any private or semi-private lessons at dvdscholl@gmail.com or 239-247-3028

       

       
       

      Officers for the Season ~

      President - Andy Brovey
      Vice President - Jay Coyne 
      Secretary - Thea Puttock 
      Member at Large - Sylvia Ruiz-Byrne
      Treasurer - Diane Dick

       
                   

      For more information check the bulletin board or call Diane Dick at 978-664-0070.

       


       
       

       
       

      TENNIS DRESS CODE


      Tennis Shoes
      Tennis shoes must be worn on clubhouse courts. No other footwear is permitted. Athletic shoes not made for tennis tend to tear up the Har-Tru surface.

      Tennis Attire

      MEN: Tennis shorts. Collared shirts or tasteful crew-neck shirts made for tennis. Warm-ups when the weather requires.
      WOMEN: Tennis shorts, tennis skirts, tennis tops or tennis dresses. Warm-ups when the weather requires.
      Tennis attire may be worn in the Lakeview Lounge during lunch only.

      Tennis Etiquette
      Good tennis etiquette won’t give you a bigger serve or a better backhand, but it will make you a more enjoyable partner and player. Here are eight suggestions.
      1. Be mindful of your volume and language. Outbursts and profanity are not good behavior. Keep chatter to a minimum while playing.
      2. Announce the score when serving before each new point is played. Keep score of games played on the scoreboard.
      3. If you need to cross an occupied court to access yours, cross only between points.
      4. Make line calls clearly and promptly. Give your opponent the benefit of the doubt if you’re unsure.
      5. While it’s fine to celebrate a good shot, it’s not polite to celebrate when your opponent makes an error.
      6. Waiting for an open court or watching others? Be respectful and don't distract the players.
      7. Win or lose, when you’re finished take a moment to thank your partner and opponents.
      8. Evenings and weekends - please brush the court when you finish.


       
  • Water Aerobics
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      Seasonal

      Time:             Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 9:00am - 10:00am
      Location:     Main Clubhouse Pool (available during the summer!)

  • Wellness Center
    • Our Wellness Center is conveniently located in close proximity to our clubhouse, pool, spa, and one of our many tennis courts. Members enjoy the room’s exceptional fitness tools and resources. We offer state-of-the-art cardio equipment, including treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, arc trainers, free weights and more. We offer top-of-the-line strength training equipment best to suit all fitness levels. Our calorie-burning cardio equipment is proven to give you the ride of your life. Each workout offers you a serene view of our golf course.

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