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'A breath of fresh air'

Original post made on Jun 19, 2009

For Marsh Riggs, life has been pretty good in his 22 years as a director of tennis at various facilities throughout California and Oregon. But Riggs has always been searching for what he considers the perfect spot to run a tennis program--a spot where the members and the staff work together to build a sensational tennis experience. And come February of this year, Riggs may just have found such a place when he started as the director of tennis at the Castlewood Country Club.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 19, 2009, 11:36 AM

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Posted by Congrats!
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Jun 19, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Congratulations! Sounds like a great hire. I'm sure Castlewood mgmt. team did a thorough background check this time.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jun 19, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Be mindful parents. Children have a right to be safe from sexual abuse. If it can happen, it can happen again.

Now....serve!


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Posted by marie
a resident of Castlewood
on Jun 19, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Congrats, Even if Castlewood had done a background check on Henry Germain nothing would have showed up. The other club in the dessert let him quit rather than do research on the allegations. Good job Castlewood for not doing the same thing!


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Posted by In short
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 19, 2009 at 6:46 pm

So, sure, Kudos to Castlewood for doing their due diligence...aka...doing the right thing...their job.

Watch your kids yourself until they finish high school or college, if possible. Don't entrust them to anyone at anytime for any reason.

That said, this man they have now hired had nothing to do with the sicko that was convicted, and I don't think this should be his welcome.

Welcome to Castlewood, Sir. Enjoy your stay in our town.


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Posted by Enjoy the fiction
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 19, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Ineffective, unrealistic, a poor communicator, wishy-washy, a bigot, bad tennis-instructor, WASTE of Castlewood member's $$$$...YES....Child molestor....nooooo! The kids want nothing to do with him! And don't start the "you never know" thing. This article is a fairy tale!


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Posted by Mary
a resident of Golden Eagle
on Jun 20, 2009 at 8:14 am

My kids love Marsh he is doing a great job. Also he is building a FANTASTIC team with Adri, Sandy and Allen. Boy are we licky.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jun 20, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Enjoy The Fiction,

Whoa! That sure is a big bag of dirt you're throwing on the table. Would you mind providing some clarification as to where it came from?

Mike


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Posted by Love the game
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 29, 2009 at 1:48 pm

I cannot speak for all of Enjoy The Fiction's comments but some clarification:

Poor communicator - communication with staff is poor to say the least. They are not aware of things half the time. Talks down to the juniors who are offended by it. IF he returns phone calls, be prepared to wait days if at all.

Bad manager - does not think through decisions, makes decisions in bad faith and listens to a few select members and does not consider what is best for all members. The fun and spirit of the program has diminished under his leadership. Extremely disorganized, too many examples to list here. Teambuilding is non existent. The staff are professionals and trying their best and being supportive to make it work.

In fairness to Marsh, he has good intentions, is a good person, passionate about tennis, just is not the seasoned and effective manager Castlewood wanted and needs. Disappointment in him is not just a few complainers.

I hope the GM steps up and addresses these issues just like he did with the Henry situation, though this is nothing of that magnitude.


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Posted by longtimer
a resident of Castlewood
on Jul 3, 2009 at 10:43 pm

the only thing I don't like is this self promoter taking credit for resurfacing the courts and a refurbished pro shop..for god's sakes, I pay the dues, they do it with my money, and he takes the credit..get real


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Posted by Interested
a resident of another community
on May 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm

It appears that Mr. Riggs was at Castlewood for about a year. Can anyone shed light on why? What was he able to accomplish while he was there?


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