Newsletter

JULY 

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
Thursday's Every Thursday Morning is Ladies Day
Tuesday's Every Tuesday Night is Tuesday Night League

President's Message

Summer is here and school is out. I can tell, I've been writing letters like mad to members, mostly kids, that have been breaking rules, especially trying to sneak in guests without paying. A reminder, you risk having your membership terminated if you are caught and I have advised my staff to be on the lookout; we're double staffing for the summer to provide extra eyes just for this purpose.
Likewise, you must be 18 or over to use the Adult Locker rooms. Please respect this rule, along with keeping all locker areas neat and presentable; that includes not leaving your used towels on the floor or lying about - we have receptacles for towels at various locations about the club for your convenience - please use them.
Finally, all courts have been resurfaced. We now boast 9 tennis courts and 4 Pickle Ball courts. Look for Kathy Toon's article for programs,

especially Pickle Ball. A reminder, Pickle Ball is included with all memberships - Fitness as well as Tennis. We're dedicated to make this a big deal at the club. We are 1 net short for the 4th Pickle Ball court; it's on order with Montclair Sports and should be in by the time you receive this newsletter.
We are experimenting with Pickle Ball and Basket Ball. Since they both occupy court 1, we are going to try reservations for both - 2 courts for Pickle Ball, 1/2 court for Basketball. Expect some errors and please be patient as we work out the wrinkles - this is new for all of us.
What are those funny light blue lines on court 7 & 8? Kathy Toon requested them; they are called shadow lines and are used for teaching young children. Again, another addition to our tennis programming.
A reminder that guests must be accompanied by a member 18 years or older. The club's attorney insists we rigidly enforce this rule; hey, folks, we're in California, what else would you expect!
Our sign contractor assures us the new sign will be in place by the end of June. Sure hope he is right, the old one is definitely beyond repair, having served duty for 42 years.
I am working with an LED lighting company to replace the lights on courts 3, 4, 5 & 6. Told him we are ready to move forward but we have to coordinate everything through PG&E. My expectation is this amenity will arrive about October, if all goes well.
Enjoy your summer, we're here to serve you.
Cordially,
Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc.
Jim Thompson, President

 

Bridge 
Rose Ann Kase 
On Wednesday July 6th 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, July 10th 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, July 19th at 7pm.  Snacks and beer provided afterward in the lounge.

Social

Tomiko Hawkins, Director

Our FOURTH of JULY Swim Races have were a blast! Our families got together and had a fun afternoon at the pool with games and prizes. Ribbons were given to all but most of all it was time spent with each other.
Join us for our SUMMER WINE DOWN!!! During the months of June, July, and August 2017, there will be a no host bar every Friday of every month by the pool. Our first wine down will be held on JUNE 2nd from 4-6 pm. Music will be provided by our very own Torrance Scott aka DJ Ambush. Come out and enjoy the evening with us.
International Day is up next! July 16th from 2-4pm. This is a great event where members sign up to play on behalf of different countries from around the glove and potluck food from that country as well. Wearing colors representing each country is a plus!! All tennis members should make room for this event! Look for more information to be posted around the club. Please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at ext. 23.
Our first Mystery Dinner Party is happening on September 16th. A night of intrigue, humor and a delicious dinner (more details to com). Don't Miss It.
Lastly, 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 and at our new SOCIAL CORNER located near the front entrance. You do not want to miss out on the social events that interests you. We look forward to seeing you!

July 4 July 4th Swim Races
July 16 International Day
September 16 Mystery by the Bay
October 22 Halloween Party
November 4 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.

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 OHTC members,Just a reminder that swim team, swim lessons, private and semi private swim lessons are being offered at the OHTC pool. If you are interested, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your child plans on swimming in the Oakland Parks and Rec swim meets do not forget to send in your OLD registration form. Swim meets start July 1st.Also, don't forget about our water aerobics classes offered from 9:30a To 10:30a, M W F and 9a to 10a on Sundays. Thank you and see you at or in the pool.

OHTC 2017 Summer Swim Lessons are here !!!

Swim Team- Members [$120] Non-members [$140] ,6/12 – 8/20

3:30-4pm Beginners, 4-4:45pm Intermediate,4:45-5:45pm advanced. M - F

Group Lessons- Members [$70] Non members [$85]

6/12 - 6/22, 6/26 - 7/6,7/10 – 7/20, 7/24 - 8/3, and 8/7 – 8/17  30 minutes

9 – 12pm & 1-3 pm. M – Th.

Water poloMembers [$175], Non-Members [$200], 6/12 - 8/17

6:30pm – 7:30pm, M - Th

Private LessonsMembers [$35] No- Members [$45] per 30 minutes, by appointment only.

Aqua Fit Classes- FREE, M-W-F,  9:30-10:30am, Sundays, 9-10am

A’s Swim Team Night

Join OHTC for a day out at the ball game!  It is a 7 pm game versus the Astros. $35 per ticket and receive  an A’s swim cap.  Please let Sabatino know how many in the family are coming!!!

Cool In The Pool

A lifeguard will be on duty full time beginning June 18.  It is necessary to remind members of the following rules and parents are requested to talk to their children about the rules and courtesies.

1.    No running on decks.

2.    No glass containers around pool sides or decks. 

3.    Eating and drinking are above the stairs only. 

4.    Absolutely no child under the age of 14 is allowed in the hot tub. 

5.    Kickboards are to be returned to lifeguard chair after their use.

6.    Kickboards are not to be jumped on, thrown or used as a toy or a safety survival by non-swimmers.

7.    No kickboards are allowed in the baby pool.

8.     All babies and children are to be in suits to enter pools.

9.    No sitting on shoulders. 

10.  No tennis or hard balls for water games; nerf balls ok. 

The Baby Pool

1.    The small pool is for non-swimmers 

2.    No kickboards allowed.

3.    All babies must have on swim diapers.

4.    Rough play will not be permitted.

5.      Younger children have priority.

Summer Swim Team

Join the OHTC Sharks for another incredible year!  Our summer swim team starts June 12.  Don’t miss out on the fun with movie night, Pasta feed and the end of the season banquet.  Fun for all!

Fitness Facts
Yulia Wynn, Director

Dear Members,
The summers are full of fun! Parties, swimming, beaches, and the like all make summer one of the best times of the entire year! However, there are also plenty of opportunities to eat food that, while tasty, is not the best if you are trying to lose weight, such as processed meats for barbecuing, ice cream, and sugary cold drinks.
We've all heard the advice: if we want to lose weight, we need to eat less and move more. It seems simple enough, but it's a largely useless proposition without a plan.
What if I tell you that if you want to get back in shape by this fall, you'll need to start eating the RIGHT calories at the RIGHT time, while remembering that you can't out-train a bad diet!
Sounds interesting? Then our 3-Week Weight Loss Challenge July 22 – August 5th, 2017 ''Bye-Bye Pounds!'' 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 5-10 pounds!
• The program is 21 days and it runs like a competition
• Expect to lose between 5 and 18 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 $125 for members and $200 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,
Whether you are a fitness class newbie or a seasoned pro, this summer group exercise can take your workout to the next level! From low-impact to high-endurance, fun to serious, relaxing to heart pumping, we have a class for you! Not sure where to start? Check out this list of common group fitness options:
Want something that will stretch your body, make your limbs more flexible, relieve stress, and improve posture? Yoga or Pilates may be what you are looking for. Yoga is a great way to relax and unwind, soothe sore muscles, and help heal damage in your joints through stretching, breathing, and meditation. Pilates concentrates on building core strength, flexibility, and coordination, as well as sculpting muscles.
Spin classes are extremely popular, and offer a sweat-inducing workout. This cardio workout can be tailored to any fitness level without any fancy moves!
Another fitness fad is Zumba®, a mix of aerobics and dance that is energizing and entertaining. The Latin-inspired workout burns fat and sculpts muscles, and helps with coordination, too! Zumba® is a fantastic calorie-burner, and class participants can easily forget that it is exercise and not a party!
Want a workout that really kicks butt? TBC, Step and Sculpt, TRX-Cycle, Cardio Mix is a good mix of aerobic exercise and strength training! The purpose of these classes is to push participants to their limit for maximum results!
No matter what your level of fitness, group classes can give you the extra push you need to reach your goals. Working with trained instructors can help you learn new moves and ways to work your body that you never thought possible. And if you want to make your workout to be enjoyable then sweating it out with a group of new friends is always fun!
In health,
Yulia
 
Tennis

Kathy Toon, Tennis Director

The Spring Cleaning is done and the club is looking spiffy for the summer! A special shout out to the Thompsons for their commitment to court resurfacing, landscaping, a new sign, and 4 dedicated pickleball courts! Here's to a sharp looking and playing facility and to lots of summer play!
Convenient Summer Camps
Have the kids join the fun at Oakland Hills Tennis Club Summer Camps! We have designed 9 weeks full of fun, tennis, diverse sports activities where kids can not only engage in sports but also learn sportspersonship and develop friendships! Our program specializes in non-competitive, co-ed activities. Safety, fun, and learning are our priorities, and the emphasis is squarely on participation, rather than on competition.
We offer a morning only session (9:00am-12:00pm) or a 2-session package, 9:00am-noon and 1:00pm-4:00pm (with supervised lunch) from Monday-Friday for kids, ages 6-18, with all skill levels welcome. Enroll Now!
Morning Only: 9:00am to noon
OHTC Members: $195/week
Non-Members: $245/week
2 Sessions: 9am to noon & 1:00 to 4:00pm
OHTC Members: $375/week
Non-Members: $425/week
Announcements:
• Sports & Games Camp #1 (June 26-30th) is cancelled due to low enrollment.
• Pickleball Grand Opening Postponed. While the Pickleball courts are done and ready for play - we need a bit more time to pull off a Grand Opening. Stay Tooned for a new date. You can reserve a PickleBall court with the OHTC front desk staff. We also have limited paddles and balls for your use.

Coach

Day / Event

Level

Time

Kathy Toon

Monday

Adv Beginner

Inter

7 - 8:30pm

TBA

Tuesday

Beginning

Inter

10 - 11:30am

Skip Redondo

Wednesday

Inter

Advanced

7:30 - 9:00pm

Skip Redondo

Thursday

Inter

Advanced

9 - 10:30am

Nicole Havlicek

Saturday

Adv Beginner

Inter

9:30 - 11am



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Tennis Corner
 
Coming up in September there will be a couple of leagues with the NorCal Combo 18 & Over League and the NorCal 55 and older Mixed league. Team registration for either league starts July 17th and continues through August 14th 2017.
Last year we had two USTA combo teams, CM7.5 and CW7.5 and had no Mixed 55 and older, but several Oakland Hills players joined other teams. Let's hope we get volunteers to lead new teams here at our Club. The season begins September 11th and runs through December 10th 2017
Post season for playoffs will begin January 5th through Jan 7th 2018
Players may join a team any time during the local league season.
The NorCal Mixed 55 & Over League was created to better align participants with players their own age, this league falls into the new USTA age restructuring program for leagues. As a NorCal program, this league culminates in a Section Championship. Players must reach age 55 by the end of the calendar year.
The season begins September 11th and runs through November 19th 2017
Please read Tennis Director Kathy Toon's section of the newsletter and look for all the tennis programs and events. Kathy, Nicole Havlicek and Skip Redondo have available lessons, youth camps and other events including pickle ball. You can contact Jim Thompson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
On Wednesdays, a couple of times a month, there are daytime Men's 60 and older competitions with other clubs in the Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Jim Thompson also sets up those matches and about half are away visiting the other clubs.
Also 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..
The Club tennis ladders has 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 lounge 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.
 
Massage Messages

Dear Members,
Happy July!
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
In health,
Yulia

Welcome New Members
Aaron Stein and Cadran Gwansage; Rebecca Bischoff and Cesar Chirinos; Kay Joyce; Susan and Bobby Rubio; Sheila and Jim Austin; Erin and Grant Campany; Jen Stoughton and Rob Graff; Lorelle Carlley and Patrick McDonnell; Julia Hengst

Membership Referral
Thank you to the following members for referring a new member:
Hilary Altman & Kevin Schwartz; Kristin Personett

Returning Members
Julie Caffey; Kat and Apshin Nouri; Angie and Mark Louie

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

POOL PARTY
Please contact Michelle in the office if you are interested in having a pool party. 510-531-3300x14

LINE DANCING
Join Carah Herring on Saturday, April 22 from 12:30-2:00 pm for our line dancing clinic. $15 members/$30 non

LIFE GUARD CERTIFICATION
Join Michael on April 8 & 9 to get certified as a life guard.  You must be 15 ½ to be certified.  Great summer job!

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.