Newsletter

OCTOBER 

Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

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

Calendar

4th Bridge Night 7pm
9th Ladies Night 7pm
18th Men's Night 7pm
18th Father's Day
22nd Children's Halloween Party
Thursday's Every Thursday Morning is Ladies Day
Tuesday's Every Tuesday Night is Tuesday Night League

President's Message

With fall arriving, cooler weather and the snack bar closing, you might think things are slowing down at the club:  Just the opposite!  Tennis leagues, fitness, social and water programming are in full swing.  If you aren't participating, contact Miko Hawkins, the club's social director, and she will put you in the right direction - we want you ACTIVE.

Signed a contract for LED lighting on 4 courts - 3, 4, 5 & 6.  I was promised that the work will be completed no later than October 31.  Should be a significant improvement - let me know what you think.

These four courts are targeted because they are the oldest fixtures and never have produced optimum lighting.  If the photo-metrics are correct, you will witness a substantial upgrade in quality - no excuse I can't play at night because I can't see the ball.

The HVAC unit in the aerobics room - the one that decided to die just as the heat wave arrived - has been replaced.  Things should be far more comfortable for the foreseeable future; thanks for your understanding.

Working on getting solar installed, possibly hydro-thermal (for the pool heating) too.  Again, the goal is to get this completed by the end of the year as certain incentives are winding down and I'd like to take full advantage.  Solar installation is being considered for the clubhouse roof; don't see how that can happen without some interruption, so be prepared.

Skip Redondo, our high-flying tennis pro, will have hip surgery early October.  We wish him a fast and full recovery.  Nicole Havlicek will fill in while he repairs.

Halloween, wine tasting and the club's annual open house party are just around the corner, lots of social events to entice you.

Cordially,
Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc.
Jim Thompson, President

Bridge 

Rose Ann Kase 
On Wednesday Oct. 4th 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. 9th 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. 22nd at 7pm.  Snacks and beer provided afterward in the lounge.

Social
Tomiko Hawkins, Director

Our Mystery Dinner Party –Murder of a Millionaire was a night to remember! Everyone dined on dinner provided by our very own David and Sue Choi. Our members showed up in character, dressed in costume, and worked diligently (all while having a great time) to solve the murder! It was such a pleasure to see our community come together with laughter, mischief and murder!! Congratulations to Catherine Wool who was the first to solve the crime! As the winner, Catherine receives a 60-Minute massage courtesy of Oakland Hills. Our other winners of the night were: Drama King/Chris Zonca; Dressed to Kill/Patricia Bracewell and Richie Rich/ Paul Thomas. Hope to see you at our next mystery party.

Please join us for our annual Halloween Party on October 22nd at 5PM for our youth. Make sure to wear your costumes and come and enjoy the party. There will be games and prizes. Mark your calendars and look for information to be displayed around the club.

Our Annual Fall Wine Tasting will take place on November 4th from 5-7PM. Come and enjoy music, Hors d'oeuvres provided by our own, David Choi, and fine wine from Northern California wineries that will be available for purchase. To you're your reservations, please sign up at our Social Corner or contact me at ext. 23. Don't miss this opportunity to stock up for the holidays and the New Year.

Lastly, don't forget that Ladies Night and Men's Night are two great opportunities and 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 on our displays located throughout the club. Don't miss out on the social events that interests you!!

JOctober 22 Halloween Party
November 4 Fall Wine Tasting
December 3 Santa Arrives
December 9 Holiday Party

Fall Wine Tasting
Join us on November 4 at 5:00 pm to taste some incredible wines.

Halloween Freak Fest
Join us on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 4-6 for some fun doubles and food! Dress in your favorite costume and bring your gool on!

Kids Halloween Party!
Bring the littles ones dressed up to our annual Kid’s Halloween Party.  The group fitness room will be all decorated on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Make sure they get their candy!!!!ake sure they get their candy!!!!

Match Dates and Times

Mon., Oct. 2          2:00 pm                Senior BALL
Sat., Oct. 7            Noon                     CM 7.5  
Sun., Oct. 8           Noon                     MX 7.0
Sat., Oct 14           Noon                     CM 8.5
Sun., Oct. 15         Noon                     CM7.5
Mon., Oct. 16        9:30 am                 Senior BALL
Wed., Oct. 18        9:30 am                 A3 BA:LL
Sun., Oct. 14         Noon                     M7.0
Sun., Oct. 22         4 pm                      CM8.5
Mon., Oct. 30        9:30 am                 Senior BALL
Fri., Oct. 27           6:30 pm                 Fright Feast

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

Hi OHTC members,

In this months newsletter I'd like to reiterate the Adult Swim Fitness class. The class will encompass stroke technique, workouts based on your level of fitness as well as a little water safety information that all swimmers can use while around the pool or other water areas. I plan to start the Adult fitness class in October on a Tuesday and Thursday evening class from 6-7 pm.
OHTC's children's swim fitness is in it's second week and it is never to late to enroll your child aged 6-17. Please be aware that for the adult and children's swim fitness classes you must feel comfortable in all depths of water to sign up.
Also, as Summer is almost over Lifeguarding at our pool will be winding down as September ends and to please keep an eye on your children at the pool to ensure all aspects of safety. Thank you and see you at the pool.
Regards,
Sabatino Candelori
Aquatics Director
OHTC

Fitness Facts
Yulia Wynn, Director

Dear Members,
I am thrilled to announce that OHTC is presenting a 8-Week Weight Loss Program Oct. 8 – Dec. 2, 2017 ''Be All You Can Be!'' So are you ready to take charge, lose weight, get in shape, and change your life style after enjoying the summer with your family and friends? If you answered yes at least once then the new program 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! The average weight loss during the first week is 5-10 pounds! Our previous attendees have lost up to 60 pounds and still loosing!

Program's Details:
• The program is 8-weeks and it runs like a competition
• Expect to lose between 10 and 30 pounds!
• Nutritional plans vary each week and include a low carb plan, fasting, basal metabolic rate approach, and more!
• 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 fees are varied: one time previous attendee $249, new students $299 for members and $349 for non-members
• All previous multiple time attendees and couples have a special offer: only $199 for all of the above per person
• The clinic will be ended as The Biggest Looser Red Carpet Celebration on Dec. 2 from 5 to 7 PM!

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,
Have you always wanted to learn salsa or improve your salsa technique? Do you want to impress your friends at your favorite gathering or family function? Burn calories and get in shape while dancing and having fun? Build confidence and improve your social life?

Michelle Morales our Saturday Zumba instructor is thrilled to introduce a brand new SALSA WORKSHOP. Michelle will teach you everything you need to know to get started having fun and dancing at any Latin Dance Club or salsa event locally, or anywhere in the world! Once you learn the basics, there will be no stopping you!
It's been proven beyond a doubt: salsa dancing is one of the happiest ways to meet people, spend a night out on the town or even throw a party with friends. Salsa is known for its high energy, hot and even sexy moves, but it doesn't stop there. It's also energetic, rhythmic and an ever-growing, equal-opportunity, worldwide movement and phenomenon that never gets old, never discriminates and never goes out of style!

Are you an absolute beginner and want to learn how to dance salsa?
• Think you have two left feet?
• Would you like to try a two-hour salsa lesson to see if you like it?

If yes, then the Beginner Salsa Workshop is perfect for you! It consists of two hours of intensive training from 2 to 4 PM on Saturday, October 21st covering some of the fundamentals of salsa dancing, including the basics steps, turns and cross-body leads. No partner necessary, it doesn't matter if you come on your own or as a couple. Pricing: $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers and $30 for couples; space is limited, sign up at the front desk.
In health,
Yulia
 
Tennis

Kathy Toon, Tennis Director

Junior Development Program
Let's continue to get more kids hooked on this great game of a lifetime. OHTC is now offering after school tennis for kids 5-18 years of age and at any level.

H.I.T.S - Quick Start Class:
Monday or Saturday
This 4-week class covers all the basic swing paths - groundstrokes, volleys and serves. Upon completion of the H.I.T.S - Quick Start Class students may be eligible to join the Junior After School clinics.

Jr. After School Tennis Clinic: Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday. 4-5:30pm
This program is designed for the junior who has played regularly for more than one year and demonstrates strong fundamentals. This program reinforces the stroke fundamentals and ABC's built in the H.I.T.S. Quick Start Class. In addition, players are introduced to different grips, spins, tactics and strategy. Player's use a combination of orange, green dot and yellow balls.

Friday, October 27th Halloween Mixer.
Play! Laugh! Meet! I'm hosting a Fright Night Tennis mixer on October 27th at 6:30! Costumes encouraged. There will be prizes!!! If you would like to attend, please sign up at the front desk! There will be food, FUN and libations. Members FREE. Non-members $10.

Pickleball News
The pickleball bug is catching on at OHTC! Here's What's Coming Up on the Pickleball Courts:

Drop-In Play:
1. Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:30 am
2. Thursdays 9:30 – 11:30 am
3. Sundays 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Free to members; Paddles and balls provided.
One benefit of being an OHTC member is that you can reserve your own Pickleball court. All you need to do is call the front desk and make your reservation.
Paddles and balls available for check out at the OHTC front desk.

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Tennis Corner
 
The NorCal Combo 18 & Over League and the NorCal 40 and older Mixed league are under way.

The Combo leagues season runs through December 10th 2017
Post season for playoffs will begin January 5th through Jan 7th 2018
The NorCal Mixed 40 & Over team season runs through December 10th 2017
Post season for playoffs will begin
January 26th through Jan 28th 2018
The 7.0 mixed team, is lead by Sheila Kilty as captain and Shelley Turner as co-captain.

Please come out to watch our
OHTC players in high level interclub league competition and a great club environment.
Please read Tennis Director Kathy Toon's section of the newsletter and look 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 Kathy and her staff have been hosting.
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..
Look for the International Day tennis/social event in the fall 2017. It is a traditional event every year and players bring food and beverages from one of the six countries represented. Miko Hawkins, Social Director, has the signup sheet posted at the entrance and you can also contact her 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.

See you on the Tennis Courts!
Memo Loyola
 
 
Massage Messages

Dear Members,
Did you know that October is national health awareness month, so we can start getting healthier with a massage! Plus, everyone who will be getting a massage session in the months of November will be offered at the end of the session a cup of high quality tea with a piece of exclusive dark chocolate! It's Halloween time!
Here are some benefits of getting a massage in the fall.

1. Massage Helps to Relieve Stress
Multiple studies have also shown that participants undergoing massage therapy saw a decrease in the body's production of cortisol (the stress hormone) and an increase in production of endorphins (your brain's "feel-good" chemical).

2. Decrease Anxiety and Depression
When you receive a massage, your body releases serotonin and dopamine. Serotonin is responsible for stabilizing your mood and balancing any excessive stimulating neurotransmitters that cause anxiety and stress. Dopamine, on the other hand, battles depression and helps you focus.

3. Massage Can Help Boost Immunity
A study published in the "Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine" found that massage therapy increased the presence of the body's natural killer cells. These cells act as the immune system's first line of defense, destroying cells that contain tumors and viruses.

4. Sleep Better After a Massage
Thanks to the increase in serotonin from your massage, your body has an easier time producing melatonin, a hormone that regulates your sleep cycle.

5. Reduce Back and Neck Pain
The American Massage Therapy Association states that massage therapy can benefit people who experience chronic lower back and neck pain. Massages help get your blood flowing, giving your body the aid in needs to restore your strained muscles.
If you're ready to put your stress, winter blues and pain behind you, schedule a massage with Izumi or Julian today.

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.