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

         
         



  • Bocce Ball

    • Bocce Ball: (seasonal)

      Play schedules are posted in community.


      Countryside Bocce Association
      Contact: Bill Noordermeer at 605-280-8932 or email Countrysidebocce@gmail.com


      Country Haven Bocce Ball:   (seasonal)

      Contact: Charlie Mizucco at 239-352-1778

  • 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)

  • 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
    •  All Mah Jongg Players Welcome!

       

      When:         Mondays & Wednesdays Afternoon

      Time:          12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
      Location:  Golfview Room

       
       

      When:       Tuesday Evenings
      Time:         6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
      Location: Golfview Room

  • Tennis
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       Tennis ~ February FUNdraiser
      Posted 02-20-19


       
       
       
       
       

       
       
       
         

       January Tennis Social ~
      Posted 01-30-19


       
       
       
       

       
       
       
         



      Countryside tennis player Dave Fredette generously donated a teaching cart and 4 cases of tennis balls for our tennis program here at Countryside. The Gamma Ballhopper Brute cart will be used for teaching and practice on our courts. Many thanks to Dave for his thoughtful gift!

       
       
       
       
       

      We are pleased to announce Mike McDonnell will be joining us as our tennis pro for the upcoming season. Mike is a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional with 50 years of playing experience and 11 years of pro teaching experience. During the summer season, Mike is the Head Tennis Professional at Sipican Tennis Club in Marion, Massachusetts.

      We’re working with Mike to plan a great calendar of tennis activities for our members. Mike will lead clinics, skills sessions and other fun events at the courts on Wed. Thur. and Fri. mornings starting Jan. 9. Check the tennis bulletin board for weekly postings of clinics and other activities beginning in January. You’ll be able to sign up right at the courts.

      Countryside Tennis Association


       
       
       
         

      The Countryside...
      Tennis Association Competition & Camaraderie

          by: Andy Brovey

        

      Countryside has an active Tennis Association and we invite you to join us! We have players of various abilities and offer many clinics to help improve your game. We also 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.

      In 2017 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 will keep you refreshed. All four courts are lighted for evening play with each court controlled by a separate on/off switch. A bulletin board with tennis announcements is adjacent to the walkway near court one. We also have a tennis ball recycling program. The recycling container is mounted between courts two and three.

      We sponsor numerous clinics for novices and those looking to improve specific skills. Our pro leads these sessions and also offers private and small group lessons. We also have a new ball machine you can use to improve your game. See “Tennis Ball Machine” below.

      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 Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Men meet 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. 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 features tennis games anyone can play, with prizes for game winners and prize drawings for all who participate. We have a terrific time while raising funds to support a local charity.

      Many of our members continue play at Countryside throughout the year. 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!

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


       
       
       

       2018 Tennis Teams ~






       
       
       
         

      Tennis Ball Machine ~

      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

       


                

      Many of our tennis members are now trained on how to use the ball machine. While easy to operate, we do require a brief orientation before signing out the machine for use. We arrange training sessions for tennis members during the winter season or by appointment. Golf shop and wellness facility staff manage the sign-out process to make access easy. This great training tool is housed in the storage room close to court number one. A paver walkway makes the trip to and from storage a simple one. 

       


       
       

      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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      Water Exercise Class Schedule


      Class 1-
      Day & Times: Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9 AM - 10 AM. (year round)
      Instructor: Sharon Siciliano
      Location: Main Clubhouse Pool

      Class 2-
      Day & Times: Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10AM -11AM (season hours)
      Instructor: Lorraine Gilbert
      Location: Main Clubhouse Pool

      This group is led by our own members, and is open to all Countryside residents. We use foam noodles, and aquatic foam weights.

      Other Countryside areas also have started their own pool groups in their condo pools. Usually, since those pools are smaller, their membership is limited to those living there, and their guests. There is no fee or charges to participate in any of the water programs.

      People looking for a group should check their condo area, or come join us at the Countryside Club pool!

  • Wellness Center

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      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.