Bonita Bay Club WAVE Cafe

As of September 30, Bonita Bay Club’s WAVE Cafe is officially Open!

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Are you wondering what WAVE stands for?  Bonita Bay Club’s healthy initiatives are now branded with the WAVE acronym: Wellness And Vitality Enhancement.

The new WAVE Cafe features healthy cuisine such as organic juices and smoothies, salads, sandwiches, wraps, bowls, and soup, you will be able to enjoy a homemade, healthy meal in a casual cafe environment or as convenient take-out.

The WAVE Cafe is located on the second floor of Bonita Bay Club’s Lifestyle Center. The hours for the WAVE Cafe are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with food service available at 10:30 a.m.  Based on feedback and activity levels, offerings and hours of operation may be modified from time to time.

Bon appetit!

US Open Insight

What makes a good doubles team?

photoAs an IBM statistical analyst I have the privilege to watch five world class doubles and mixed doubles matches on Louis Armstrong Stadium at the US Open today.

Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and
Sam Querry are vying for a spot in the final.The two have amazing team chemistry and are in a good position to take down the Czech/Polish pair of Andrea Hlavackova and Lukas Kubot.

What makes the Americans so good?

Both mix up their serve locations, speeds and spins well to keep their opponents off guard.

After a 132mph ace down the middle, Querry might hit the next first serve at 92mph at the body as a high kicker.

Mattek-Sands impresses with imposing net play, poaching, faking and finding the open spots on the court for her volley winners.

Outsmarting your opponents, that’s what’s it’s all about, according to tennis data visualizer Damien Saunders.

He digitally tracks player movements on court. Working for the mapping software company ESRI, Saunders has taken a closer look at tennis data to understand what makes good teams successful.

“It’s all about space,” he said. “I want to get my opponent to a position on the court that makes them vulnerable, either to get an error or so they can’t hit a winner. And likewise for me, I’m trying to open up space on the other side by taking my opponent off the court — which leaves me a lot of space to hit a winner.”

That makes a lot of sense and the best teams in the world understand and utilize that concept every day.

Dominique Levin

Bonita Bay Club’s new Spa

We are pleased to announce Bonita Bay Club’s new Spa is officially open!
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Bonita Bay Club’s Spa is a place for pampering and relaxation inspired by the iridescent nature of pearls. Occupying over 9,000 square feet of luxurious tranquility, the spa features seven treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and a relaxation lounge.

Here are some photos of what our members have to look forward to at Bonita Bay Club’s new Spa:

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We are so excited for our members to begin enjoying their beautiful Spa!

Stay tuned: Also located in Bonita Bay Club’s Spa is Bonita Bay Club’s Salon, expected to open on October 1, 2015. The Salon will include a completely dedicated men’s barber shop and a women’s full hair and nail salon available to cater to members’ every need.

 

Dominique Levin at the US Open

 

FDominique Levinrom the US Open – My role here as an IBM statistician is to watch and analyze matches and provide insights to ESPN commentators.

I’m sitting in the Arthur Ashe ESPN TV booth setting up my IBM computers. Philip Kohlschreiber is practicing to prepare for  his third round US Open matchup with his Swiss friend, 17-Grand Slam champion Roger Federer.

Kohlschreiber’s hitting parter is standing just behind the T, feeding deep balls with not a lot of pace. Just like Federer would before rushing in.

Kohlschreiber hits the corners, inches from the lines, mostly cross court. He knows Federer will rush the net often. And he will most likely use his latest trick, taking second serves from two feet behind the service line and then running forward.

It’s something the 34-year-old has recently started doing.

“I’ve always enjoyed that kind of play,” Federer said. “I’m happy that I’m able to bring it back to some extent and that it’s actually working. The thing is when you do it you have to be fully committed. There’s no way around it. Whatever is committed in tennis is a good thing. That half and half always backfires, it seems like.”

I couldn’t agree more with the 5-time US Open Champion. After watching his stunning performance in a night session match against the Belgian Steve Darcis I have no doubt he will also take care of business against Kohlschreiber.

Could Federer go all the way and win his first US Open title since 2008? It looks that way. Watching his matches is a statistician’s dream. He plays fast and beautifully, uses different spins and angles. Runs around his backhand. Makes his opponents guess. The only guy who can stop him this year is world No.1 Novak Djokovic.

But those two won’t meet until a week from now in what will be a highly anticipated final.