Cindy & Lee Hankins
“Lee and I have been members at Giammalva for many years. Lee just marked his 42nd year as a member, and I am at 32 years now. We've seen a lot of changes over those years - good and bad - but one thing remains steadfast: the Club provides a fun place for gathering with friends and enjoying the sport we all love. I really enjoy the competition and camaraderie of playing on 3 league teams, and that fun doesn't stop during the off-season - we still organize play to keep going strong! Lee and I enjoy Giammalva because it's an ACTIVE club; we're able to put together matches easily, especially with the electronic sign-ups. Sammy has also introduced great fitness activities - both self-guided and instructional. They're perfect for enhancing fitness, as well as our tennis.
In non-pandemic times, Sammy puts together some really fun social activities - Saturday night BBQs, karaoke, live entertainment and dancing on the back deck or the patio by the pool, tennis mixers, drills, etc. We're also really excited about the upgrades he's made to the facilities in the past year. We have social "coves" (like the firepit area), beautiful landscaping, a nice pool, and a "yard" full of other activity courts like beach volleyball and a soccer field. All of these enhancements create more of a "club feeling" to the place now - which we really like. The staff is friendly and helpful, and having a café on-site is a true bonus! The food is delicious and we're glad to have the chance to grab a bite and/or a drink with friends when we're there!
Bottom line, we love the club - and all the people there.”