March 2018

Board Notes

Spring is here? It has been an unusually cold start to spring. With pool season around the corner we are eager and excited for warmer temperatures! Our official opening day is Saturday, May 12. Prior to opening we will be completing some projects around the property and on the pool deck. Two large sections of concrete will be repaired and glazed, the wooded area along the pool fence line has been cleared of vines, overgrowth and weeds. One unexpected project is the splash pool. Due to the freezing temperatures the splash pool suffered some damage. The coping cracked and the plaster on the bottom of the pool is chipped. We anticipate all work to be completed prior to opening day (weather dependent). The tennis courts have a few additions. Enjoy the new benches and shade awnings! Seasonal painting and landscaping will take place over the next few weeks as well.

We are excited that we have met our max capacity of 450 memberships again this year. We look forward to welcoming our newest members on the pool deck and on the courts! We continue to have a waiting list. In order to be on the waiting list we require a $100 non-refundable deposit. The $100 deposit will be applied to the membership fee once an opening is available. If you have friends interested in joining please let them know about our waiting list.

Office Notes

If you have any updates for the directory or if your contact information has changed please contact Phyllis Smith at


We've had some interest from members about riding motorbikes in the overflow parking area. After much discussion, we cannot allow the use of motorbikes on the Windyrush grounds. The insurance liability for the club is a prime factor as is wanting to make sure we keep the grounds of the overflow parking area in good shape for pool season. If you have any questions about the policy, please feel free to reach out to any Board member.


The Windyrush dumpster is for staff use only. The property is monitored by security cameras. People who use the dumpster will receive a fine of $50.

Interested in Lifeguarding at Windyrush?

Contact our pool management company, Swim Club Management Group (SCMG) by visiting their website at

Interested in working at the welcome desk to check in members and guests this summer? We are looking for an adult attendant (age 18+) to work Friday through Sunday and holidays from 11am-7pm. If you are interested please contact Phyllis Smith at for an application.


Interested in Lifeguarding at Windyrush?

Contact our pool management company, Swim Club Management Group (SCMG) by visiting their website at

Swim and Dive Registration

Registration for the 2018 Windyrush Swim & Dive season is coming soon! Please mark your calendars with the following dates:

  • April 9-April 10: Pre-registration for swim families who only have Shrimpers and/or Sea Horses. In an effort to give our youngest families the opportunity to avoid late-night volunteer requirements, we are encouraging families who only have swimmers who are under 6 years old as of May 31 to register early. Registration will open at 8am.
  • April 11-April 30: Early registration for all Swim and Dive families.
  • May 1-May 14: Registration continues- please note price increase.

Pricing before May 1:

  • Sea Horse: $50 per swimmer
  • Shrimper OR Dolphin Swimmer OR Dolphin Diver: $85
  • Dual Dolphin Swimmer/Diver: $127.50

Pricing May 1-14:

  • Sea Horse: $50 per swimmer
  • Shrimper OR Dolphin Swimmer OR Dolphin Diver: $95
  • Dual Dolphin Swimmer/Diver: $142.50

A preliminary full-season calendar is attached (any changes will be communicated along the way) please note that there is a tab for Swim and a tab for Dive.


Please print either/both at your convenience. Registration instructions and more information regarding the season will be coming soon. For now, please be sure to mark your calendars with the above dates.

Welcome Tennis Director, USPTA Master Professional Mike Baldwin Sr.

“Coach Mike” grew up in Florida and played Division I tennis at Florida State University. Once he found his career path in coaching, he began to acquire knowledge and seek experiences that led him to develop a unique style of player interaction.  He founded "Tennis Insights,” which propelled him to the forefront of tennis coaching. He returned to Graduate School to complete his Master's Thesis on Tennis and began a lifelong commitment to the game. Along the way, Mike demonstrated his skills not only as a coach, but also as a club director and player. He was the Director of a public facility that was rated Number 1 in the country, and was later the Director of the private club rated Number 3 in the country. He coached both the men's and women's teams at Division II Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. He has held several Number 1 Florida rankings in men's doubles. Mike formerly received the USPTA Florida Division Professional of the Year honor and, more recently, Mike received the 2014 North Carolina USPTA State Community Service Award and the 2016 Florida Division High School Tennis Coach of the Year Award.  In addition to his impressive career as a player and coach, Mike also brings with him an extensive background in court maintenance and construction.

Mike and his wife have a home in Matthews and a vacation property at Mt. Mitchell. For the past ten years they have spent their summers in the mountains, creating a joint tennis venture with health and social services for youth. They spent their winters in Florida working with Mike’s son and coaching high school tennis. Now, Mike and his wife have decided to spend most of their time here in Charlotte, where Mike can continue to share his passion for the game with us. Be ready to hear Coach Mike’s key phrases, such as “Love the Battle” - “It's all about applying pressure” - and “You've got to have FUN!”

Coach Mike’s class philosophy features guidelines for Beginner - "Just Do it Right,” the Intermediate player - "No Thrills for the Cautious," and the Advanced player, "From Ordinary to Extraordinary." All three levels are based on a fun, safe, movement-oriented learning environment.  We encourage all of our members to come out and meet Coach Mike and see firsthand what an incredible asset he is going to be for the future of our tennis program!

Tennis Camps

June 11 - August 17.

We must have at least 4 Children enrolled to run the camp.

Are you on the swim or dive team and want to participate in tennis camp? Join camp before or after practice.

Summer Tennis Camp Click Here


Half Day Camp


Member: $135/week

Non-member: additional $5 fee per day

{tennis only}

Full Day Camp


Member: $175/week

Non-member: additional $5 fee per day

{tennis, swim and adventure games}

Individual Day(s) Camp Enrollment

Half Day $35/each day

Full Day $45/each day

Questions about our programs? Contact Katie at

Tennis Pavilion Hours

Tennis pavilion hours are 8:00am-10:00pm. The property gates are unlocked at 8:00am and locked at 10:00pm daily. If you would like to rent the tennis pavilion please contact the office for pricing.

*Please remember that children need to be supervised at the tennis pavilion if they are ages 10 and under. Appropriate tennis attire must be worn on the courts.*

Tennis Court Reservations

Reserve your court time at

The facility code is 6441

Tennis Guest Fees

Guests must be accompanied by a member. Guest fees are $5.00 per guest. Please leave your guest fee payments in the box on the clay court entrancemarked “Guest Fees”.

Welcome New Members

Bailey and Brandi Bartee

Jordan and Elizabeth Bertke

Matt and Mary Bloch

Lee and Jessica Bowman

Thomas and Laura Cary

Jim and Tara Casey

Andrew and Brooke Castelloe

Rhett and Lauren Cheatham

Norvin and Iva Clontz

Jeff and Allison Cressman

Christine Detwiler

Joe and Alyssa Disney

Mark and Ashely Flowers

Jennifer Gary

Chris and Megan Hastings

Daniel and Kimberly Kinken

Ian and Amy Klass

Kevin and Natasha Kreutzer

Eric and Jessica Leckner

Roberta Leppert

Zac and Suzy Molihan

Nick and Kim Morgan

Brian and Julie Neal

Matt and Meghan Pennell

John and Lizzie Pope

Ryan and Mary Riebesell

Marc and LuAnn Shupp

Jason and Dana Stein

Greg and Jennifer Sweet

Andrew and Angela Weimert

Greg and Megan Welsh

Will and Misty Winn

Mark and Amanda White


Save the Date!

Saturday, June 16

1st Annual RushPalooza Music Festival

Join us for 1st Annual RushPalooza  Music Festival Saturday, June 16.

This will be an exciting FREE event that you do not want to miss!!!

Music begins at 11am:

11:00 - DJ Jeremy Kids Dance Party

1:00 – Fudd

2:00 - Crash Tested Carrs

4:00 - Nate Randell Band (full band)

6:00 - break/set-up

7:00 - U-Phonik (Adult Pool Party ages 21+)


Interested in having your business advertised on a banner or in the newsletter? Run an ad in the newsletter for $25.00 per month or have a banner displayed on the tennis fence for $50.00 per month or advertise for several months. Advance payment for 5 months will include one month free, get 6 months for the cost of 5 months. Advanced payment for 9 months will include three months free, get 12 months for the cost of 9. Banner size requirement size is 8'x3' with a white background. Banner must be preapproved by the Board.

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