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.
Director of Operations
Erika has been in the fitness industry for over 15 years, most recently as the Director of Operations for Crunch Fitness in Connecticut. With a true passion for fitness, Erika has infused a vibrant energy into our group exercise and pilates programs.
Erika enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors near her home in Nevada City.
Mark relocated to Yuba City in 2017 from the east coast and is happy to have left those winters behind!
Born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, he graduated from Towson State University with a Law Enforcement degree and went on to complete the program at the Computer Learning Center in Springfield, VA. He started swimming at the age of 5 and swam competitively through college. Mark has over 25 years as a senior management professional including sales and marketing in the healthcare industry as well as many years of teaching and coaching swimming, yoga and other exercise classes.
He is the father of two daughters and a brand new grandfather.
Neil's back! Many of you will remember Neil from his time at the Racquet Club in the late 1990's. Neil has 30 years of tennis instruction experience, including 24 years as a USPTA Certified Elite Professional. He is Past President of the USPTA Nor Cal Division, and was named 2004 Pro of the Year. He has also served as a High School and College Tennis Coach.
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.
Kids Programming Director
Katey is well-known in the Yuba-Sutter community for her preschool and school-age program management, and we are very excited to have her!
Katey holds a BA in Psychology, a Child Development Associate certification, and a Director Certification for Early Childhood Education Preschool programs.
Married with four children, Katey wants you to know "after all these years working with children, I still feel deeply satisfied in my career choice. Working with children and teachers on a daily basis is rewarding, valuable, and enjoyable."