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Pete Bakis

General Manager & CEO

Pete Bakis was 9 years old when he came to the United States from Rhodes, Greece to live with his aunt and uncle to pursue his education. He received his AS in Science from Yuba College and his BS from U.C. Davis in Biochemistry. He has 18 years experience in all aspects of the health and fitness industry and has been with the Yuba City Racquet club since 1984. Pete enjoys golf, tennis, computers and gardening in his spare time.


Charlotte Hammons

Accountant & CFO

Our Chief Financial Officer and Human Resources Director Charlotte Hammons has been with us since March 1st of 1990, and from the club's view it is hard to imagine life without her. Charlotte handles the entire bulk of billing for our membership directory as well as other crucial elements such as payroll and collections. Born in Marysville, Charlotte graduated from Marysville High School and then Yuba College with an emphasis in Accounting. She has a loving husband, Dave, and 2 sons, Mike and Ron (who are also in the accounting fields). For her, hobbies like walking, yoga, boating, and tennis help her to keep her mind off the numbers and relax a bit.


Dan Duran

Fitness Director, Professional Trainer, and Nutrition Coach

Dan spent twenty two years working for the state of California. The majority of his career was in law enforcement with an emphasis on training. Before his retirement last year he managed all training for his department including acting as the director for a law enforcement academy. He has trained individuals in both resistance training and nutrition for almost 15 years and holds certifications as a Law Enforcement Physical Fitness Instructor, and as a personal trainer with The National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Dan says "my two passions are teaching health and wellness and self defense. I am honored to have the opportunity to share that passion here at YCRC. Fitness is composed of nutrition, resistance training and cardio respiratory training. If you are lacking in any one area, you will always struggle to meet your fitness goals." 

You can contact Dan at 530.673.6900 ext. 207, or by email.

Becky Ray

Membership Director

Becky Ray is our Director of Sales and Marketing.  She procures new memberships and helps current members with any changes to their existing memberships.  Born and raised in Yuba City, Becky worked six years for us until 1997, when she relocated to Chico to pursue her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Paralegal Certificate as well.  She returned to us in August of 2002 and began her current position in September of 2003.  Her hobbies include spending time with her friends and family, tennis, shopping, movies, and reading.  "I love Yuba City," she says, "because of my great family, friends and the Racquet Club!"


Victoria Kuiken

Membership Services

Having been in the fitness industry for the last 14 years, Victoria Kuiken, more commonly known as Vickie, is our Member Service Director. Vickie is responsible for the delicious workings found in the deli as well as handles the front desk's scheduling, traffic volume, and day-to-day processes and operations as well as sales, members' services, and coordinates special events. She began working with us in February of 1989 just shortly after moving out to our area from her native Minnesota. Born in Olivia, Minnesota, Vickie is joined here in town by her husband Don and children Stephanie, Ashley and Christopher. For Vickie the best ways to relax include playing tennis, snow skiing, camping and swimming.


Jim King

Tennis Director

As Director of Tennis at the Yuba City Racquet Club, Jim King is proud to provide many special tennis programs such as Junior After School, Beginner, and Advanced Adult lessons and leagues. Jim was raised in San Diego and served in the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Beale AFB from 1984-1988. He earned his AA degree from Yuba College in 1989, and his BA in Physical Education from Chico State in 1992. He is also a member of U.S.P.T.A., a certified Teaching Tennis Professional and is the Yuba City High School Boys Tennis Coach. Jim takes "personal pride" in cultivating growth and development for all those he teaches, from the very young to those who pick up tennis in their later years. Jim feels very blessed and he states that, "It's a very rewarding profession."   His hobbies include tennis (of course), snow skiing, fishing and concerts.


Cyndi Shatswell

Group Exercise/Pilates Director

Cyndi Shatswell brings a wealth of education to the Yuba City Racquet Club. She has been in the field since 1988. She has an AS degree in Physical Education and holds certifications from The American Council on Exercise as a Group exercise instructor, Personal Trainer, and Weight Management Councilor. She is a certified Medical Exercise Specialist through AAHFP and a traditionally trained Pilates instructor with over 650 hours of training. Cyndi also does over 45 hours of continuing education each year. As the Group Exercise Director she is responsible for over 70 classes a week. In addition, she is available for personal training and private pilates sessions. Cyndi has two daughters: one is a hairdresser and no longer lives at home, and one is a student at the Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts. She enjoys water and snow skiing, camping, biking, and traveling.


Lindsey Garewal

Kids Programming Director

Lindsey Garewal has worked for the Yuba City Racquet Club since October of 2010. She began her career with us as Director, and teacher at our licensed preschool located at 1471 Richland Road. In March of 2013, she assumed the position as Children's Program Administrator, overseeing not only our preschool, but also our licensed year-round School Age program, and our nursery and "Big Kids Klub", which provides a fun place for club member's kids to play while their parents are working out. She has worked with young children for almost 15 years and has loved every minute of it. There is nothing more rewarding for a teacher than seeing the fruits of her labor as students grow and flourish over the years, and come back to visit as young adults! Lindsey was born in Lubbock Texas, moved quite a bit as a child, but has lived in the Yuba Sutter area since 1990. Lindsey's biggest support and cheerleader is her husband Michael, and they've been blessed with three incredible children, Joseph, Joshua, and Ashley. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her large extended family, running, reading, playing the piano, camping, and strangely enough, CLEANING! She feels honored to be a part of the Yuba City Racquet Club/Kidz Time staff and values her amazing and supportive staff and co-workers tremendously!

Terry Townsend

Maintenance Director

Terry Townsend is our Maintenance Director here at the Yuba City Racquet Club, having been with us since October 1st of 2001. Terry has very quickly become an invaluable asset to the staff as we see him spear heading many projects that have been troublesome in the past and working with them till they are truly taken care of. He attends classes as he can to supplement his knowledge of things like chemicals and electrical. Terry has lived in our area for the last ten years, but hails to us from the Redwood City, California area where he was born. After graduating high school, Terry attended DeAnza College in Cupertino (AS), and then San Jose State University majoring in Business, Sales and Marketing. Terry has a fabulous wife Tarey and two daughters Ashley and Marissa, who enjoy accompanying Terry camping, hiking, fishing, riding horses, raising birds, playing tennis and landscaping.


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