Our Club Circa 1970
Founder Dick Schultz
Our Club After 1980 Addition
The Western Reserve Racquet & Fitness Club Story
Our club was founded in 1970 by four enterprising men wishing to bring year round tennis to Aurora. During that first decade, the club changed greatly.
Two of the original partners left and the two remaining partners began expanding the club. What began as a four court indoor tennis facility grew to six tennis courts, then several years later, grew to ten indoor tennis courts with a fitness facility, child care room, tennis shop and group fitness room.
By the 1980’s Western Reserve Racquet Club (the name was changed in 1998 to Western Reserve Racquet & Fitness Club) had come under the sole management and ownership by one of the four original men, Dick Schultz.
Today, WRRFC is still managed and owned by the Schultz Family. The family run business takes great pride and has made a commitment to maintaining WRRFC as one of the premier tennis, racquet sport and fitness clubs in northeast Ohio.
In 1992, WRRFC experienced a devastating fire which forced the club to close for a year. We recently discovered the typed original letter that was mailed to the membership after the fire called “Ashes To Inspiration”.
This letter discussed the importance of rebuilding in order to serve the tennis and fitness needs of the community, the feelings that WRRFC was so much more than a business but rather a big family and the hopes for a future bigger and better club.
Dick Schultz lived up to his promise and his family continue to live by those same principals. The Club reopened in the Fall of 1993 and has been evolving and growing ever since.
"It is a process of staying current on tennis, fitness, health and well being trends that are going on around the nation and the globe, along with really caring about your customers, greeting them with a smile and a live voice on the telephone, that differentiates us from the here today gone tomorrow clubs. We have a team of professionals who really care about our Club and its members. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this team and this great club,” - Robin Palumbo, Dick Schultz's daughter and current co-owner of WRRFC
Today, the club is owned and operated by Dick's two daughters, Robin Palumbo and Terri Treblas. Third generation family members also work here which include:
- Scott Gordon, Operations Coordinator
- Matt Treblas, Co-Tennis Director and Personal Trainer and
- Katie Treblas, Digital Marketing and Customer Care Specialist
Dick would be so proud of the success of the club, if he was with us today!