Newsletter

FEBRUARY

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 Annual Dues Save Money
1st Bridge Night 7pm
13th Ladies Night 7pm
15th Men's Night 7pm
Thursday's Every Thursday Morning is Ladies Day
Tuesday's Every Tuesday Night is Tuesday Night League

President's Message

Weather wise, it has been a dreary month. We should thank our blessings,
though, no row boats in any of our homes; a few trees down and some soggy balls on the
courts, though.

The New Year's resolution crowd has been very much a presence in January; cardio,
free-weight, aerobics, water aerobics and swimming have all been very active. The one
bummer, and my favorite, is tennis. Oh well, at least the reservoirs are filling up. I read that
the state declared the drought over for the northern part of the state and that is a relief.
A years dues paid in advance option is yours to take advantage of until February
10, Terms and conditions are outlined elsewhere in this newsletter. Any questions,
call the office or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Saturday, February 18, 6:30, is the club's crab bash. Yes, there is ample crab this year, so this should be a winner.
Cost is $48.00 per person; David and Soo will be catering. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a reservation.
No cancellations after February 10.

Kathleen Toon, along with a couple of members, are down under for the Australian Open. It would be nice if we get a message or
two from her on this outstanding event. If so, it will come separately as she is there after our newsletter deadline.
Kathy informed me that she has the equipment for Pickle Ball, which made such a great hit in December and will be introduced
on court 1 after she returns from Australia.

On my bucket list is viewing the Australian, English & French Opens. Eileen and I have been to 3 US Opens and Indian
Wells, but long to see the rest of the world's greatest tennis events first hand. At least there's a T.V. option.

Walter Ohlemutz asked that I reach out to women who might be interested in filling
in or playing with our men's group Monday and Thursday afternoons. Contact me
through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll be in touch.

Happy Valentine's Day,
Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc.
Jim Thompson, President


2017 New Dues Schedule
Effective February 1, 2017 the following will be the new dues schedule:
Tennis                Fitness
Individual $185.00    Individual $140.00
Couple $244.00        Couple $185.00
Family $293.00         Family $228.00

Year's Dues In Advance
Pay one year's dues in advance by check on or before Feb. 10, 2017 and receive a 5% discount! 2% savings if paid by credit card. A No discounts will be given after February 10. Year's dues paid in advance are non-refundable. Call Kathleen, our bookkeeper to make arrangements.

Bridge 
Rose Ann Kase 

On Wednesday Feb. 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, Feb. 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, Feb. 15th at 7pm.  Snacks and beer provided afterward in the lounge.

 Social

Tomiko Hawkins, Director

There are so many new and exciting events planned this year! We are bringing back our popular Crab Bash on February 18th at 6:30PM. Join us for a night of indulgence! Dine on delicious crab and listen to the sounds of The Charm. If you would like to attend, please make a reservation at the club soon, or contact me at ext. 23 and I will make a reservation for you!

International Day is coming up for all you tennis players! Get ready to represent countries from around the world on April 29th!! More information about this event will be posted around the club as we get closer.
During the months of June, July, and August 2016, there will be a no host bar every Friday of every month by the pool. Relax and enjoy.

Don't forget that Ladies Night and Men's Night are two great opportunities to come out and play tennis with other members, while also enjoying the food and wine afterwards.
Look for all 2017 social events elsewhere in the newsletter. COME OUT, CONNECT and ENJOY the COMMUNITY of Oakland Hills!

 

SOCIAL EVENTS 2017

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.

February 18     Crab Bash
April 29            International Day
June 17           Mexicali Night
July 4              July 4th Swim Races
September 16   Mystery by the Bay
October 22       Halloween Party
November 11    Fall Wine Tasting
December 3      Santa Arrives
December 9      Holiday Party

During the months of June, July and August, come and enjoy a no host beer and wine bar and music by the pool.



Guest Books will only be sold in the month of February.  A book of 10 passes will cost $75.00.

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

Hello OHTC family!

The winter season is upon us and the first month has gone very well. We've had some new swimmers join the swim team which is always great to see. The weather hasn't been the most cooperative but the kids are doing well and having fun.

For the winter schedule that we are currently in, swim team started on Tuesday January 3rd and will end on Thursday March 23rd. Practice times are at 4:15pm to 5:15pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost of the session is $175 for members and $200 for non members. There is still plenty of time to sign up so let's get your kids out on the pool deck! Private lessons will also available by appointment. If you need to schedule a private, please email me with the time and date you would like to get started. This is a great way to have children get acclimated to the water and start learning the strokes. I can also teach adults and have a lot of experience with that as well. So if you haven't learned to swim, or want to improve your freestyle, please don't hesitate to reach out! Private lessons are $40 for members for each 30 min of private instruction.

Along with swim team and swim lessons, we still have our Aqua Fit classes that run M, W, F and Sun mornings. We have fantastic instructors for Aqua Fit and it is totally FREE for Members. If you have even the slightest interest, I implore you to go out and check a class out. I am sure you will find it to be a positive fun experience worth your time.

As the Aquatics Director, it is always a pleasure to meet more of you and it helps with building a stronger aquatics program. If any of you have any questions, comments, or concerns please don't hesitate to reach out to me via email, phone, or just come in to the office and ask!
Happy 2017,
Michael Cobarrubias

Fitness Facts
Yulia Wynn, Director

Dear Members,

An extra serving of mashed potatoes, a slice of apple pie with a scoop of ice cream, a glass of wine or two… by itself, each of these festive splurges seemed so innocent, however, the holiday dietary indulgences come at a cost for most of us. Most people never lose the 1 to 2 pounds gained between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve—and over the years, they add up. The damage is even worse when these hearty winter eating patterns take hold and last well into spring, as they often do.

That’s why I am thrilled to announce that OHTC is presenting a 3-Week Weight Loss Program February 4th – 25th, 2017 ‘’Lose It in 21 Days!’’ So are you ready to take charge, lose weight, get in shape, and change your life style after enjoying holidays with your family and friends? If you answered yes at least once then this February challenge is for you! By joining this program you will learn universal laws of weight loss, which simply cannot be ignored or replaced if you want to succeed, and why simplistic solutions like ‘’eat less and exercise more’’ almost always end up in frustration and diet failure! It's simple, fast, and effective! The average weight loss during the first week is 8-10 pounds!

Program’s Details:

  • The program is 21 days and it runs like a competition
  • Expect to lose between 5 and 20 pounds!
  • Nutritional plans vary each week and include a low carb plan, fasting, and basal metabolic rate approach
  • Prizes awarded on percentage of weight lost not pounds lost to be fair to larger vs. smaller participants
  • Top prize for a male and female winners
  • The program includes weekly Saturday morning meetings at 10:30 AM and weigh-ins, nutritional information, personal and group motivation
  • The program also encourages better use of the club! We will talk how to work more exercise into your schedule without overwhelming it, and also help make your existing workouts more productive!!!
  • Daily accountability by text, e-mails and a Facebook group
  • Entrance fee is only $99 for members and $130 for non-members.

Sounds interesting? Have more questions? Please, e-mail Yulia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can sign up at the front desk in person or by e-mailing directly to Yulia.

In health,                                                                                                               
Yulia

 
Group Fitness
Dear Members,

A lot of things are about to happen in February!

Once again, if you are looking for a special idea to celebrate Saint Valentine's Day this February, on Saturday, February 11th from 12:30 to 2 PM, OHTC will be hosting a Fundamentals of Vinyasa Flow Workshop with Kaitlin Mcsweeney, our Tuesday and Thursday yoga instructor. If you decide to join, you will learn the basics of this dynamic and popular style of yoga. We will go over alignment of fundamental postures, common misalignment challenges, potentially useful modifications, and ways to help you receive full benefit from your yoga practice. We'll also be covering some deepening adjustments that might especially be useful for couples. You're encouraged to bring a friend or partner, but individuals are just as welcome! Pose packet with basic outline included. Take the time to connect with your dear friend or loved one. This class will be fun and accessible. ALL levels are welcome! Don't miss this very special experience priced for just $15.00 per individual for members and $30.00 for non-members. Please, sign up at the front desk or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also, with Valentines Day coming up why not include a partner in your exercise routine? In February only our personal training team will be offering a special package designed for couples particularly. We will share a few fun and effective exercises you can perform with a friend or loved one. From medicine balls to yoga moves, you will spice up your next workout by incorporating these new fun and interactive exercises. You will stretch and strengthen together, and just maybe strengthen your love for each other in the process. You'll reach your fitness goals, without sacrificing that one-on-one time that every partnership needs. Better for your partnership than couple's therapy, and a lot more FUN! You will have the following options: 1 single 60-minute session $80, 5 60-minute sessions $375, and 10 60-minute sessions $700.
In health,
Yulia
 
Tennis

Kathy Toon, Tennis Director

Save the Date!!!!   Family Tennis Festival Sunday, February 26th 1PM - 3PM. Our Family Tennis Festival provides an opportunity for adults and kids of all ages and skill levels to experience tennis through a variety of activities.  It’s a FREE event and is open to the community.

Get In the Game!We are committed to growing this great game at OHTC. Do you know someone who might enjoy learning to play tennis? Please let them know we offer 4-Week beginner classes for all ages:
 
For Adults: Tuesdays from 9-10 am and Thursdays from 7-8 pm
For Juniors: Mondays 3:45-4:45 pm (Ages 5-10); Tuesdays 3:45-4:45 pm (Ages 5-10); and Saturdays from 1-2 pm (Ages 10+).

Mark Your Calendars - Summer Camps @ OHTC We are offering a full schedule of summer camps this year at OHTC. In addition to multiple weeks of tennis camp, we are offering an exclusive Toon Up camp for High School tennis players AND 2 weeks of Sports & Games Camp where campers try a variety of sport activities that range from basketball and soccer to capture the flag and kickball.
 

June 12-16

Tennis Camp

June 19-23

Tennis Camp

June 26-30

Sports & Games Camp

July 3-7

Tennis Camp

July 10-14

Tennis Camp

July 17-21

Tennis Camp

July 24-28

Sports & Games Camp

July 31-Aug 4

High School Tennis Camp

August 7-11

Tennis Camp

USTA Tournaments coming to OHTC

Want you or your child to play more matches this year against new competition without having to travel? Then come play in the adult and junior USTA Tournaments we’re hosting at OHTC.

Feb. 10-12 Adult NTRP & Open Tournament Home Page:

http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=201809

Feb. 18-20 12s and 14s Junior Open Tournament Home Page:

http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=201847

Here’s a chance for you (and/or your child) to pick up some USTA points, play new competition and challenge yourself to see how far your game can take you in a tournament all while having home court advantage.

Draws are limited so register TODAY!

February Events:Monday, February 6th: Ladies Night. Play starts at 6pm.

Wednesday, February 15th: Men’s Night. Play starts at 7pm.Friday, February 17th: Club hosted Tennis Mixer.

2017 Adult Tennis Schedule


Coach

Day/Event

Level

Start Time

Duration

Registration

Kathy

Mon Clinic

Adv Beginner

Intermediate

7:00pm

1.5 hours

Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Kathy

Tues Class

Beginner

4-Week Class

9:00am

1.0 hour

$99 Members

$125 Non-members

Kathy

Tues Clinic

Beginning

Intermediate

10:00am

1.5 hours

Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Skip

Wed Clinic

Intermediate

Advanced

7:30pm

1.5 hours

Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Kathy

Thurs Clinic

Intermediate

Advanced

9:00am

1.5 hours

Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Kathy

Thurs Class

Beginner

4-Week Class

7:00pm

1.0 hour

$99 Members

$125 Non-members

Nicole

Sat Clinic

Intermediate

Advanced

9:30am

1.5 hours

Join Today!

On-Going Clinic



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Tennis Corner
 
The USTA Adult League Forty and Older season is underway to kick off competition in 2017.

Sandy Solis and Holly Kernan will run the Women's 3.5 forty. It should be an exciting season. Sandy and Holly have each taken a team to a league championship before and several playoffs over he years.

Shelley Turner has put together the Women's 4.0 forty. Shelley has been a captain several times and has gotten to playoffs and even districts as a member of a league championship team. Tennis Director Kathy Toon will be inspiring and make the season exciting for the team as she is the (non-playing) co-captain.

Memo Loyola and Darek DeFreece will share captain duties for the Men's 4.0 forty. Some of the excellent players on the team, who have been captains on previous seasons, will play key roles in making our season very competitive.

Please come out or stop by at our home matches to enjoy some fun competition as our fellow members take on players from other teams. During February, there are home matches starting at Noon or 2:00pm on the 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 25th and 26th. Please check at the front desk which teams are playing.

There is some movement in the club ladder display located in the club room. Results of a Mixed 8.0 challenge match from January between Sheila Kilty and Bob Jacobs vs Cynthia Lambiel and Memo Loyola.

Social Director, Miko Hawkins, would really like everyone to participate in the club ladder for each flight and category. There are flights in 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 for singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The more challenges, the more fun. Players can combine ratings such as 3.0 and 4.0 to play 7.0 doubles or Mixed 7.0 for example. Some not on the ladder can challenge any position. You can challenge as often as once a month in each flight and category.

All the rules are posted in the club room glass case with the ladders for each category. If you have a question about the rules or are scheduling a challenge match, or 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.
 
Match Dates and Times
Sat., Feb. 4 Noon M4.0
Sun., Feb. 5 2:00 pm W3.5
Wed., Feb.8 9:30 am A3
Sat., Feb. 11 Noon W4.0
Sun.,Feb. 12 Noon W4.0
Sun., Feb.12 2:00 pm W3.5
Wed., Feb.15 9:30 am A3
Sat., Feb. 25 Noon M4.0
Sat..,Feb. 25 2:00 pm W4.0
Sun.,Feb. 26 2:00 pm W3.5
Mon.,Feb. 27 9:30 am Singles
 
Massage Messages

Dear Members,

Valentine's Day is only weeks away! Have you found that perfect gift yet?

Imagine stepping into a warm, cozy room filled with a serenade of lovely music, soft lighting and slipping under crisp, fresh sheets just before your personal massage therapist walks quietly in... You are just a minute or two away before closing your eyes and escaping into an hour of luxury and relaxation. This could be you on Valentine's Day!

All our massage therapists Izumi, Jeff and Julian customize their sessions based not only on your stated needs and goals, but your body's specific responses throughout the session. Our massage therapists read your body, listen to your feedback, and adjust the focus and pressure of the therapy accordingly. Our goal is to give you the best possible massage experience tailored to your specific needs. Also, don't forget about the touch of thermotherapy! When combined with massage, moist heat towels will produce general relaxation, which helps to reduce muscle spasm and pain as well.

I am thrilled to announce that in the month of February if you and your loved one both get a massage, you will have a chance to win either a 60-minute or 2 30-minute complimentary massage sessions with one of our massage therapists of your choice by entering a raffle! And if you are a proud member of the individual membership, all you have to do is to book two massage sessions between 1st and 29th of February. The winners will be announced in the beginning of March.

Gift certificates are available at the front desk.
In health,
Yulia

 

Welcome New Members
Zachary and Hilary Gibson; Odele and Brent Hawkins; Robert and Linda Infelise; Kieth Bein and Dusty Gileland; Ellen Pintard and Diane Darron; Jeff Wilcox and Carla Buffington; Patricia and Ali Ghaagozloo; Jieann Acayere and Matt Alexander

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

Valentine's Workshop
Join us on Saturday, February 11 for the Fundamentals of Vinyasa Flow Workshop at 12:30-2 for the basics of this style of yoga.

Massage Raffle
Have you and your partner each take a massage in the month of February and you may win a free massage. See Yulia's article above for more information and how to win
with an individual membership.

Annual Dues Saving
Don't forget to save 5% on your dues by paying annually.  This once in a year savings ends on February 10 so don't miss out!
Sign up now to change to annually dues!

Crab Bash
Join us on February 18 at 6:30 for Crab and more. Music by The Charm and a no host bar. Come be a part of the FUN!

Lose It In 21 Days!
OHTC is presenting a 3-Week Weight Loss Program February 4th – 25th, 2017. So are you ready to take charge, lose weight, get in shape, and change your life style after enjoying holidays with your family and friends? If you answered yes at least once then this February challenge is for you! Contact Yulia 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.