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Tennis tournaments

The importance of tennis to private clubs received its biggest influx during the 1970s when the game of tennis was at its pinnacle. As a result of this changing societal trend, private club operators have been slow to add additional tennis facilities within private country club facilities. Nonetheless, for the tennis enthusiast tennis tournaments are essential to maintain his or her needs for competition, social bonding, physical invigoration, and fitness concerns.

Pro shop

The existence of a pro shop within private club is a direct artifact of the club’s membership needs for sports or recreational services and merchandise. Relative to the game of golf, this is important to note because the primary reason that people join a club is the game of golf. In order to cater to these unique needs, private club management should provide an area that is operated as a high class boutique and it addresses player game scheduling, training, equipment, or retail needs.

Private residence club

A membership concept in which a distinctive bundle of services and amenities are offered and provided to members/owners of a high end real estate development; typically second homes or condominium resorts in which the members/ owners have a fractional/interval ownership interest. Shares of the fractional ownership interests are generally 1/4th 1/13th of full interest in a given parcel or unit. Ownership of each fractional interest is usually evidenced by a deed representing a fee simple fractional interest in a specific housing unit, plus an undivided interest in the common areas.

Private equity club committee types

Committees within an equity club are very influential relative to the overall operation of the private club given the role in advising the board of directors about club operations. It is important to note that participation on a club committee is entirely voluntary in nature that often means that serving on a club committee indicates strong personal interest in the overall operation of the club. It is also important to note that members who are chosen to sit on certain committees must also have some knowledge of the charges assigned to the committee.

Private club overtime tax exemption

In the United States of America, overtime tax exemption for private clubs represents an exemption offered by the Internal Revenue Service relative to commissioned based wage earners. As with lodging and restaurant operations, taxation issues are a constant concern to the operator and the employee. Such is the case with overtime taxes seeing that this can be very costly to the private club and viewed by the employee as a negative because the income tax ramifications often offset the desire to work overtime. According to the U.S.

Private club merchandising

The concept of merchandising is not the sole province of the retail industry. In fact, merchandising in the private club industry is a mainstay of the private club manager’s arsenal leading to club member satisfaction. Private club merchandising is a comprehensive process that encompasses internal advertising, internal marketing, and the production of promotional materials with the intent being the provision of services that meets or exceeds membership needs.

Private club management to leadership model

At the 2004 Club Managers Association of American (CMAA) conference held in 2004 in Anaheim, California leaders of CMAA unveiled their management to leadership model. The leadership of CMAA expects this leadership model to revolutionize the management of the private club industry by compartmentalizing the leadership process via identifying general manager leadership skills that heretofore have not been identified.

Private club industry

The private club industry has a very rich history of exclusive clubs that are designed to satisfy members’ social, recreational, sports, political preference, professional or other purposes. The richness of this history has been traced to clubs that catered to those of aristocratic backgrounds as noted in the 1700s and forward in clubs located in England and Scotland. To affirm this need for affiliation and recreation the combination of a club setting and golf has been traced by various authors to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland.