Newsletter

NOVEMBER 

Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

Monday - Friday:  6:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturdays & Sundays:  8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Calendar

1st Bridge Night 7pm
13th Ladies Night 7pm
15th Men's Night 7pm
18th Father's Day
23rd Thanksgiving
30th Locker Renewals Due
Thursday's Every Thursday Morning is Ladies Day
Tuesday's Every Tuesday Night is Tuesday Night League

President's Message

With so much devastation going on around us, we must take a moment to give thanks these awful fires haven't affected us here in the East Bay, other than air quality. That said, there are many calls for assistance, particularly for Napa and Sonoma Counties, where 3,500 + homes and businesses have been wiped out and over 25 deaths. All this on top of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and Mexico; what a mess. We've got to help in any way possible.

Skip Redondo, one of our teaching tennis pros, has been evacuated twice; he and his wife live in Napa. What an ordeal! Last I heard, his house is still in-tack, though. Best wishes to you, Skip.

The wine tasting Nov. 4 has been canceled due to the devastation in the wine region. My saleslady informs me that wineries and distribution are so disrupted that many vendors will not be able to host a table. Unfortunately, we must wait for another year for this very popular event. While disappointing, this is very understandable.

Pickle Ball is trickling to a start. Miriam, Kathy and Rusty are doing their best to get things in full swing down on court 1 and you are all invited to take a stab at the game. My guess is you will be amply rewarded if you do.
The new LED lighting is expected to be installed on courts 3, 4, 5 & 6 by the end of October - that's what our contract says. Illumination is expected to just about triple, making an evening playing experience exceptional. I've instructed the teaching staff to focus on courts 7, 8, 9 & 10 so members can monopolize the newly improved courts.

Thanksgiving Day is my favorite holiday of the year, if for no other reason so I can thank you for your membership. Remember, club hours are abridged: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM; and there is no baby-sitting that day, either.
Lots of projects in the works. My solar contractor is centered in Sonoma, right on the evacuation route; I expect this project to be delayed until next year. Also, identified some serious dry rot on the steps leading down to the courts from the cardio room area; got a contractor lined up but no start date, yet. Roof work and fitness equipment replacements are also in the mix. Keep an eye out, there is bound to be some unavoidable disruption.
 
Cordially,
Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc.
Jim Thompson, President

Bridge 

Rose Ann Kase 
On Wednesday Oct. 1st at 7pm join fellow members for a few games of Chicago Style Bridge and some wonderful snacks.

Ladies' Night 
Tomiko Hawkins
Join the ladies on Wednesday evening, Oct. 13th at 7pm for some mid-week tennis and some tidbits in the lounge.

Men's Night
Ron Iriyama
Come play fun tennis on Wednesday evening, Oct. 15th at 7pm.  Snacks and beer provided afterward in the lounge.

Social
Tomiko Hawkins, Director
Unfortunately, our Annual Fall Wine Tasting that was scheduled to take place on November 4th from 5-7PM was cancelled due to the breakout of several wild fires in Napa and Sonoma. We hope you will join us next year as this is a favorite event of our members and we always look forward to providing world class wines and several local vitners for your enjoyment. This is also a great opportunity to stock up for the holidays and the New Year.

Santa Arrives on December 3rd so mark your calendars and look for information to be displayed around the club for all the kids who want to say hello and put in their wish list!
Our Annual Holiday Party, "Rendezvous in Rio" will take place on December 9th from 5:30-7:30pm. Thank you for being apart of the Oakland Hills Tennis Club Community. There will be hors d' oeuvres, fun and fellowship for all members. Come dance the night away to the musical sounds of Off The Record. Look for more information to be displayed around the club.
A SPECIAL NOTE and CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Angela Smith!! Angela and her 55+ Women's 8.0 team (Pleasanton Park) won a spot to compete at USTA Nationals in Orlando, Florida!! Go get em' Angela!

Lastly, don't forget that Ladies Night and Men's Night are two great opportunities and excuses to come out and play tennis with other members, while also enjoying the food and wine afterwards. Fourth Friday Night Tennis Potluck is also another way to get out and meet new members and play a little tennis.
Look for all 2017 social events elsewhere in the newsletter. You do not want to miss out on the social events that interests you. We look forward to seeing you!

Tomiko Hawkins, 

Director of Social Events

For more information, call 530-3300, ext 24 or email at 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dec. 3 Santa Arrives
Dec. 9 Holiday Party

HOLIDAY PARTY - Join OHTC on December 10 to celebrate our annual Holiday Party.  We begin at 5:30 pm with hors d’ouerves and dancing.  This is a FREE event!  Don’t miss out! No children, 21 and over only.

 

The club hours will be from 8 am to 3 pm.   Please note that there will not be any babysitting on the following days:  Nov. 24, Thanksgiving;  Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, Dec. 25, Christmas Day; Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve; January 1, New Year’s Day.


Match Dates and Times

Wed., Nov. 1 9:30 am A3
Sat, Nov. 11 Noon CM 7.5
Sun., Nov. 12 Noon CM 8.5
Sun., Nov. 12 4:00 pm MX 7.0
Mon., Nov. 13 9:30 am Singles
Mon., Nov.,27 9:30 am Singles
Wed., Nov. 29 9:30 am A3

Babysitting

Hours are:
Monday through Sunday 9 am to 2 pm
Monday through Thursday 4 pm to 7 pm
Two hour maximum and $1 per hour per child.

Online Login

Now you can go to our website  and see your statements!  It is quite simple.  Go to member log in, using your membership number you may create an account and log in.  After you log in you may view your statements, change your payment type (checking account or new credit card), make a payment, change your address, phone or other information.  In the fall we intend to begin emailing statements and the newsletter (please update your email address on line), and, eventually, on line booking (also will be available through our app – Oakland Hills) of massage, courts, etc.  Very exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oakland Hills App

Oakland Hills Tennis Club has an app! Through our free app (Oakland Hills) you can view our group fitness , massage, social events, kids programming, aquatics or personal training schedule.You may download the FREE app through the Apple App store or go to Google Play. Come check us out!!!

Aquatics
Sabatino Cornilus, Director

Hello from the Aquatic side. On October 5th I started an adult swim fitness group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 pm. We are covering stroke techniques and for those who would like more of the fitness side of swimming come on down on Tuesday or Thursday evenings for a Horizontal,non-gravitational workout. So far we are a small group but would love to see more come down and check it out.

We are also just a little over half way through our Children's swim team session for the fall,but it is never to late to sign up. If you would like a place for your child ages 6-17 to swim in an organized group after school feel free to email me with any other questions you might have. Non-members included.

See you at the pool,
Sabatino Candelori

Fitness Facts
Yulia Wynn, Director

Dear Members,

If you're hooked on yoga and you like other people, you should try our coming up Acro Yoga workshop with Rich Sanchez on Saturday, November 25th 2-4 PM!
What is AcroYoga?

AcroYoga elevates the connection between you and others through movement, connection, and play. Acro in Greek means high, or elevated. Yoga in Sanskrit commonly translates to notions of union, or joining. The experience of taking flight with AcroYoga instantly dissolves fears and invites practitioners to tap into new and infinite possibilities of communication, trust, and union. By combining acrobatics, yoga, and healing arts, the practice of AcroYoga has built a community of active teachers and practitioners all over the world.

It blends three main elements:

• Solar Acrobatic Practices: cultivate trust, empowerment and joy
• Lunar Therapeutic Practices: that cultivate listening, compassion and letting go
• Yogic Practices: that cultivate breath awareness, life balance and connection

Rich's Acro Yoga experience started with a friendly competition between him and his girl friend. They compete in almost everything! Their coworker showed them one of the poses in a magazine saying: "you guys should do this!" Who knew it would be the start of a whole new world! This is whar Rich says about his experience.''I could only tell you from my experiences how much fun it is in a very different way! I personal feel like it made us better communicators. It is a great quality time together doing something active and fun. Stretching is another great aspect of AcroYoga. Some of the poses I couldn't do because I wasn't flexible enough. This gave me a reason to stretch. Not because I knew I should. That hardly works for anyone. After time and practice those crazy hard poses started to look a whole lot more doable. It truly came to be a wonderful thing!' So are you ready to fly?

In health,
Yulia

Group Fitness
 
Dear Members,

With November upon us and December around the corner, a lot of us are concerned with unwanted pounds as a result of maximum consumption of unhealthy delicious foods and alcoholic beverages. Why not?

Well, say NOT THIS YEAR! Just 30 minutes of activity each day can keep your weight gain under control. Exercise also relieves stress, which you might be experiencing a lot of during the holidays, and makes you feel better about yourself. But exercise doesn't have to be something exhausting or strenuous, and there are plenty of fun ways to keep yourself active during this holiday season, for example, dancing Zumba! Our Zumba students will tell you that it's a killer workout with infectious music and a committed following. But if you're on the fence about whether it's for you, check out these healthy benefits of Zumba. I always tell people to give it at least three classes when you are first starting out. Once you go a few times, you start to recognize the repetitions in the dances, you'll start to get it, and you'll be hooked!

What to expect from a 55-minute Zumba class:
• Huge calorie burn!
• Tightening and toning your muscles from head to toes! You will be sore in the places you never knew to exist!
• Amazing results!
• Works for all ages and levels
• Great stress release
• Time goes fast because it's so much fun!
• It's social! Come and make new friends!
I remind you that very teacher has its own flavor so please come and check out all Zumba classes that are currently in the schedule:
• Tuesday s at 6 PM with Jana
• Thursdays 6 PM with Evelia
• Fridays at 9:35 AM Evelia
• Saturdays at 10:20 AM with Michelle

In Health,
Yulia
 
Tennis

Kathy Toon, Tennis Director

Fall is in full swing on the courts! Our junior program continues to grow. It's so much fun to see the next generation of tennis players get hooked on this great game. We have room in our after school program and serve (pun intended) all levels. Let's continue to get kids in the game.

Monday

Tuesday

Wed.

Thursday

Saturday

 

9am

Adult Beg Class

 

9am

Adult Adv Clinic

9:30am

Adult Int+ Clinic

 

10am

Adult Beg Clinic

     

4-5:00pm

Jr. HITS

4-5:30pm

Jr. Program

4-5:30pm

Jr. Program

4-5:30pm

Jr. Program

1-2:00pm

Jr. HITS

 

5:30-7:30pm

HP Academy

5:30-7:30pm

HP Academy

5:30-7:30pm

HP Academy

 
 

7:30pm

Adult Int+ Clinic

7:30pm

Adult Adv Clinic

7pm

Adult Beg Class & Clinic

 

Attention Adult Players - Team Registration for the 2017 Adult 40 and over league is November 13th to December 10th, 2106. This league serves the largest demographic of players and features both singles and doubles. Get your team together and sign up!

A few reminders:
November 13th: Ladies Night
November 15th: Men's Night
November 17th: Club hosted Turkey Tennis Mixer

_______________________________________________________________

Tennis Corner
 
The adult Leagues 65 and older for both men and women will kick off the 2018 Usta leagues. Registration will begin January 15th and competition starting in March 2018.

The Adult Leagues 18 and older will follow in the 2018 USTA season with team registration starting in March and League play in April 2018. 

Meanwhile the NorCal Combo 18 & Over Leagues and the NorCal 40 and older Mixed League continue through part of December.
Combo Post season for playoffs will begin January 5th through Jan 7th 2018
Mixed Post season for playoffs will begin January 26th through Jan 28th 2018

Please come out to watch our 
OHTC players in high level interclub league competition and a great club environment.

Take a look at Tennis Director Kathy Toon's section of the newsletter for all the tennis programs and events.  Kathy,  Nicole Havlicek, Skip Redondo and Shane Stickley have available lessons, youth camps and other events including pickle ball. There are USTA sponsored events that Nicole has been hosting. For more details you can contact Kathy Toon at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please come our to watch the home matches and cheer the teama  For seniors 60 and older, (both men and women are welcome), there are Monday and Thursday morning OHTC groups You can contact Jim Thompson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Jim Thompson Sr leads an inter-club  Men's 60 plus league in which players compete on alternating Wednesdays during the daytime against men from other private tennis clubs in the East Bay and Contra Costa county. So if you are man and will be 60 sometime this year, and wish to play, please contact Jim Thompson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You are encouraged to read the announcements about Tennis/Social events, which are periodically posted in the glass case in the lobby. Many involve players of all levels. Don't forget that our Social Director, Miko Hawkins, would really like everyone to participate in the club ladder for each flight and category. 

The Club tennis ladders have rating levels of 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 and Mixed 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0. All the rules are posted in the club room glass case. If you have a question about the rules or are scheduling a challenge match, or want to record the results and update the Ladder, please contact Miko  at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See you on the Tennis Courts!  
Memo Loyola
 
 
Massage Messages

Dear Members,

I am trilled to announce that we have added a new massage therapy shift with Julian Rhodes on Fridays from 10 to 12 PM in addition to Julian's Tuesday and Saturday morning shifts.

If you feel defeated because you're not able to work, live or play with your kids and pain treatment medications leave you groggy, tired and unable to think clearly...we might have a solution that is worthy of further consideration!
Have you ever heard of Re-posturing massage technique? Re-posturing completely realigns muscle tension patterns that are pulling the bones and joints out of alignment and causing either acute or chronic pain in the head, face, neck, shoulders, chest, back, hips, legs and feet.

How does it work? With Re-posturing, your practitioner will work with you to lengthen muscles, release your body's tension patterns and allow full mobility and range of movement to be restored, bringing your body back into it's natural balance.

How can Re-posturing help you?

If you suffer from lower back pain, chronic neck pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, knee pain, TMJ/chronic headaches, re-posturing massage technique might be the key in order to transform your body and health!
So are you ready to say good-bye to your aches that have been making your life quite unhappy for a while? Julian Rhodes who is also a personal trainer and a group fitness instructor at OHTC specializes in this amazing massage technique! Please, stop at the front desk or call the club to make an appointment with Julian.

In health,
Yulia

Welcome New Members
Chris Stach; John Lyman and Christina Stearns; John Dislehurst and Sandy Fultz; Leah Sykes and Kristina Clair;Steve Beck and Candice Eggerss; Shailey and Mark Klinedinst.

Membership Referral
Remember that for a limited time if you refer a tennis member you will receive $400.00. Refer a fitness member and receive $100.00. Thank you to the following member for their referral: Elaina Munzar.

Returning Members
Welcome Back: Mark Gartland and Claudia Ward; Liff and Carey Thomas; James Rader and Collyn Criglar.

Couples Training
Spice up your training with a loved one or a friend! Contact your personal trainer for more information!

Privacy Policy

The club values your membership and your right to privacy. However, by the very nature of our business, we need to share information with others, particularly when forming rosters, teams or programs. We collect information about you that we understand you may consider private or confidential. This information may be contained in applications and other forms you submit to us. Therefore, we are providing you with this notice to explain our policies for collecting, using and sharing this information with others.
Our Privacy Principals
The club will protect all non-public personal information we collect from our members.
The club will contractually require any person or organization providing products or services to members on our behalf to protect the confidentiality of this information.
The club affords former members the same protections as existing members with respect to the use and sharing of their information.
The club will only permit authorized employees, who are trained in the proper handling of this information, to have access to it.
Information We May Collect
The club collects and uses information it believes is necessary to administer our business and provide you with the services you request. We may collect and maintain several types of information needed for these purposes, such as those stated below:
Information the club receives on applications for credit or other financial services, such as your name, address, telephone number, Social Security number, USTA number and other identifying information.
The club has information about your transactions with us, including your payment and credit history.
Information Disclosure to Non-Affiliated Entities
The club shares information with Independent Contractors who provide us services, such as Bankers, Accountants, Lawyers, Tennis Professionals, Food Vendors, Trainers, Instructors, etc, only as permitted by law and only when relevant. We also share information member to member, particularly when forming teams, with club rosters, with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and USTANORCAL, its local affiliate.
When Will We Notify You
Our Privacy Policy will be published once a year. You will receive this notice as long as your membership is active. If you cancel your membership, we will continue to follow our Privacy Policy, but you will not receive future notices from the club.
Changes in Privacy Policy
Over time, it may be necessary to modify or supplement our Privacy Policy. If the club makes material changes, it will provide our current membership with revised notices that describe our new Policy and any new procedures that apply to them.
Your Choice to Share Information
If you choose, the club will not share any information we collect. If you prefer that we not share any information, notify us in writing detailing the information you don't want the club to share. Mail this information to:

Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc.
5475 Redwood Rd.
Oakland, CA 94619
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the club at
510-531-3300.