A Sarasota Health Club Where Serious Athletes Meet and Compete.
Welcome to the Bath & Racquet Fitness Club a Sarasota health club where serious athletes meet and compete. we deserve our reputation for being exclusive, but at the same time we are amazingly affordable.
Our Founder and my stepfather, Ken Wagstaff passed away on 10-12-10. We have added a memorial page at this link to share stories and pictures of our Waggie.
He opened this club in 1969 with 8 tennis courts and a trailer as a clubhouse. Fast forward 41 years - and here we are, 29 tennis courts, a 40,000 square foot facility with 5 racquetball courts, 3 squash courts, a fully equipped fitness facility, award winning pro shop, Jr. Olympic swimming pool, and a full-service restaurant. During those years, Bath & Racquet has become the heart of Sarasota tennis. We have the most and the best players around. If you are passionate about your sport we are the Club for you. We host most of the premier events in Sarasota a short list of some of the events we have hosted: Make a Wish (the largest tennis tournament in Sarasota), National Clay Court 50's (8 of the top 10 players participated in 2010), All the Florida State Racquetball Championships for 2010, and a Professional Racquetball tournament (top 12 pros in the world competed.)
In spite of all this outside attention, we are the quintessential family club. Many of our members grew up here. They came with their parents who were members, and now they come with their children. This is not to say that newcomers are not welcome. We are great minglers. Our members feel at home in our Club. We provide a comfortable, personal atmosphere at very reasonable rate. We are a family owned club and plan on staying that way. Kens estate planning over the last 20 years has secured the ownership of the club. I have no plans on selling the Club in the foreseeable future - (Waggie is still watching!)
Take your time, look around, come visit us offline, look around some more, and stay for your lifestyle at a Sarasota health club.
We are more than a club. We are a tradition. But our members say it best, so listen to them.
It was 1973 - I was 13 years old and playing in my first tennis tournament at Bath & Racquet. 36 years later (!), I still remember what I wore, who I lost to and thinking: "One day I'm going to belong to this club. . ." For the past 20 years, I have been a member of this club that is steeped with rich tradition and the legacy of founder, Ken Wagstaff. Even when I'm broke, I'd never consider giving up my membership. It's the best thing I do for myself - from socially to my health. There is never any aggravation - just friendly smiles and a home away from home. Bath & Racquet gives me the motivation to be the best of me because it's not work - but FUN. No matter what size you are, or if you join as a single or an entire family - there is a rewarding activity for all.
I have always been into working out and fitness but there is something very special that The Bath and Racquet introduced to me about 8 or 9 years ago. It was February and they were promoting heart health for the month. They had a contest for the person that attended the most classes for that month. I was in between jobs so I had plenty of time on my hands so thought I would give it a try. I was rather intimidated at taking some of the harder classes but knew I would never have a chance in the contest if I didnt. Before too long I became fairly fearless and really started enjoying every class with a passion. This has stuck with me and really changed my attitude to make working out one of my favorite things to do. An added benefit is that I have also developed a great group of friends through the club. I believe that I came in second for the contest but the real winner for life. Thanks Bath & Racquet, Maggie
Bath and Racquet Blog
Bath and Racquet Blog this page lists what is new at the Club. And you are welcome to participate in our blog.
Questions and Answers
Have a question? Let us answer it. This page is for your questions and answers.
Our Summer Camp 2010 goal for is for your child to have fun while learning new skills, hitting a backhand or a lifesaver jump.
Health and Fitness Newsletter
You can read our health and fitness newsletter for the Bath & Racquet Fitness Club. Our upcoming events are and news about our members are written about for you.
Local Tennis Club
Bath & Racquet Fitness Club is a local tennis club, Find out what is available and rules of tennis.
Our History, or the story of Story of the Bath & Racquet Fitness Club
Aerobic class and group exercise
Aerobic Class and Group Exercise are best for staying on an exercise routine. These are things to look for and what we offer.
Improvements We Need
These are Improvements we want to do to make your Club a better place?
Portion Control Diets
Weight loss is simple, EAT FEWER calories than you burn. The hard part is how to do this. My Portion Control Diets are the answer.
Simple Diet System
Here is my simple diet system to maintain my weight. I have included pictures and links to help with my explain my system.
Treadmill vs Elliptical
Treadmill vs elliptical fun is the main difference along with impact between these fitness machines.
Best 30 Minute Workout
You can find the best 30 minute workout from the selection of activities listed below The activities are rated by the number of calories they burn and how many of the 12 components of fitness the acti
Personal Trainer Cost
Personal Trainer Cost are listed and you can train cost effectively if you follow our advice.
Finding a Personal Trainer
Finding a Personal Trainer - Advice on how and where to find your perfect trainer along with a bio's of our trainers.
Components of Personal Fitness
Definitions of the components of personal fitness are listed below. The first 5 are considered the main components of physical fitness. The definitions of the different components follow.
Make a Wish 2009
Make a Wish 2009 is the largest area tennis tournament and supports a great cause.
Tennis Team Reservation Rules
Tennis Team Reservation Rules - These rules apply to USTA, Tri-Cities, Senior, Super Senior, USTA Flex, and K-Swiss leagues