Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours
Monday - Friday: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
||Bridge Night 7:00 pm
||Ladies' Night 7:00 pm
||Men's Night 7:30 pm
Disruption, lots of disruption.A little welcome rain has interrupted the face lift at the front of the club, replacing the rotted siding.
Work is going rather smoothly, though, and we should have most of it behind us by the time great weather appears and the
snack bar opens. Only glitch, if the new doors arrive; the old wooden ones are in bad shape and are being replaced with steel
doors; they will arrive when they arrive.Spring always brings weeds, too. Unfortunately, we have to use the weed-eater, which
is loud and messy and, due to weather conditions, can't always be done at convenient times. Sorry! Also coming May through
August are new furniture, bikes for our new cardio class, new resistance equipment, court resurfacing (3, 7 & 9) and exterior
painting. All will finish at various time periods and, especially equipment; will arrive when they arrive - probably in the next month.
I'm pleased to report that the Oakland Police Department is the recipient of our old resistance equipment. They were glad to
accept any an all donated equipment for their gym.
Effective April 1, 2013, Yulia Wynn is the new director of Group Fitness and Massage. She is eager to reinvigorate our programming.
One first step is to add Jodie Jonas to our Personal Training staff; Jodie has a Masters degree in Bio-chemistry and is extremely well
qualified for this new posting. Look for Jodie to bring a lot to the table. The ball dropped on our 3 on 3 basketball program, but I'm
doing my best to get it back on track. Sean Geraghty quit just as the program was to start and I am working with Paul Chervatin to
resurrect it and, if I am successful, you just might see something about it elsewhere in this newsletter. The hot weather has arrived
and it looks like we may have another great swim season. Please bring your own towel to the pool if swimming; we have a limited
number of towels provided by a laundry service, they go rapidly in hot weather and we are often caught short, despite the best
efforts of our vendor. Your understanding and assistance in this matter is appreciated. Remember to check in your guest(s). Not
doing so is a violation of your membership agreement and we take that very seriously. A wrist band will be introduced in May for each
guest. And, remember, a guest can only use the club 1 time a month and no more than 10 times a year, the exception being out of
town guests (special rules apply). Snack bar opens Saturday, April 27, and will close Sunday, September 29. David and Soo Choi are
charged and ready to serve us for another season, but they have a legitimate request. Because weather in the bay area is so
unpredictable and often cold, even during the summer, they are often left with practically no sales on bum days, making it very hard to
make a profit during their short season (there is no way they can make a profit on the off-season). They have asked if you, the
members, would accept a $20.00 per month charge - $100.00 for their 5 month season. You can use this for snack purchases,
but it would help even out their cash flow, even giving them an opportunity to hire some help. Their food is fantastic and priced
competitively, so using up $20.00 monthly shouldn't be impossible for most of us. This additional cost isn't anticipated this year, but
is being contemplated for the 2014 season. Let me know what you think.
Last, don't overlook the opportunity to recommend a new member. Our promotion will be over May 31 and sales are doing well. You
might as well reap some of the rewards, too; but remember, we have strict rules to follow to qualify (see the April
Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc.
Jim Thompson, President
Rose Ann Kase
Join our fun filled evening of organized bridge on Wednesday, May 1 at 7pm. Don't miss out!
Come join Veda and others for some fun doubles and snacks on Wednesday, May 8 at 7 pm.
Join the guys for tennis followed by pizza and beer in the lounge.
Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.
Colby Haarz, Director
This summer we will be offering 2-week long group swim lessons. Each 2-week session will total 8, 30-minute classes. Lessons will be
Monday-Thursday for two weeks, and we will have 5 sessions. The first session starts June 17. We will be offering a variety of times for
lessons – morning, afternoon, and even evening lessons for one session. We are also offering a Parent & Child group class, which is
great for kids ranging from 6 months to 36 months and their parents, who would like to increase their water comfort and confidence.
Summer Swim Team will run Monday-Friday with 3 groups based on age. The first group will be 6-8 year olds and go from 3:45-4:30pm.
The next group is 4:30-5:30pm and will include 9-12 year olds. Our 13 and overs will practice from 5:30-6:30pm. The season is
June 10 – August 14. Oakland Parks and Recreation registration is live, so you will be able to pay for the OPR fee through the link on
We have started Lifeguard coverage on the weekends. They are there to enforce club rules and policies in order to ensure
everyone's safety. Please treat them with respect as they work to make the pool a fun and enjoyable place for all.
When Lifeguards call Adult Swim, the last 15 minutes of each hour, the baby pool is still to be reserved for non-swimmers. If your
child was previously swimming independently in the big pool, chances are they cannot be considered a non-swimmer. We ask for
the parent's cooperation in actively monitoring the baby pool to make sure it is not over-run by proficient, older swimmers
during Adult Swim. This will, again, make for a safe, fun and enjoyable experience for everyone at the pool.
Spring Schedule (through 5/24):
Swim Club – MWF – 3:45-4:30pm
Swim Team – MWF – 4:30-5:30pm
Summer Swim Team will begin June 10! Get those goggles out and get ready to swim!
Jerry Conrad, Head Pro
The summer junior tennis camp registration is getting underway and I hope your child will join us for all the fun. The camp
begins on June 17 and continues to August 23. You may choose between a one week or two week experience where hitting
tennis balls is just part of the camp. We play lots of games that help each junior reach their potential. Lunchtime is always
a treat where kids stay in touch with their friends. We have a piing pong table available as well as swimming for those who
want a break from the courts. Many kids will go down to the courts and continue playing tennis with their buddies too. I can't
think of a better way to spend a day than at the club in the summer. Brochures can be found at the front desk or you can
download one at my website, www.tenniswithjerryconrad.com. Please feel free to give me a call at 51-262-9955 or email me
at firstname.lastname@example.org for answers to you questions.
The after school tennis clinic for juniors is continuing until June. If your child wants a little head start on the summer camp,
this is a great way to do it. We meet on Tuesdays for beginners and advanced beginners and Wednesdays for intermediate
level players. This clinic and the summer tennis camp is a path to high school level tennis. This last season we graduated
several kids into the local high schools and we were fortunate enough to have four of them make the Piedmont and Head Royce
varsity tennis teams as freshmen. Applications can be found at the front desk or at my website.
Aerobics and Fitness
Yulia Wynn, Director
I am very excited to announce that OHTC finally is about to launch a cycling program! I know a lot of you have been waiting for
this moment for a long time and finally 12 Schwinn bikes are on the way to the club! We are currently working on finalizing the
schedule so everybody will have a chance to try this amazing workout. We are planning to offer cycling classes on the following
days and times: on Mondays at 7 AM with Jana and 7 PM with Jodie, and on Wednesdays at 9:30 AM with Jodie. Also, the Core
Conditioning class on Fridays at 6 PM will incorporate some cycling and the TRX workouts together with concentration on the core
strength. I strongly encourage you coming on time once again as an instructor will demonstrate how to adjust bikes before a class
starts. In addition, we are planning to offer a cycling class on Saturdays at 11:30 AM.
Here are some of the benefits of indoor cycling classes:
Indoor cycling classes are led by trained instructors, which means you do not have to think about what type of workout to do
because she or he will have the workout pre-planned. Instructors are specially trained on how to use the bikes and how to help
you get an effective workout. Most instructors will also choreograph the class to music, so you get the added bonus of
Because you are indoors, stationary cycling classes eliminate any wind, cold or rain, and you can participate year-round. You also
do not have to worry about uneven terrain, darkness or traffic. The stationary bikes allow you to adjust the tension to simulate hills,
so even though you are not moving, you can still get the benefits of riding outdoors with a change in elevation. Plus, you have the
camaraderie of a group environment to keep you motivated.
Indoor cycling classes can increase energy, cardiovascular fitness and lower body strength. Depending on how fast you pedal and the
amount of resistance you have on the bike, your heart and lungs will benefit, as well as your gluteus maximus, hamstrings and
quadriceps. Stationary cycling classes will also help you burn fat and calories. A 60-minute class, you have the potential to burn
Please contact Yulia for further details (email@example.com) or Ryan or Jodie directly by their cell numbers.
You can find our business cards at the front desk.
Yulia Wynn, Director
There have been some changes in the massage department. Beatriz received a full time job offer at a different spa and accepted.
Henry has been planning on moving out of the Bay Area over a few months, and finally, he is ready to make a leap as well. I would like
to congratulate both Beatriz and Henry with this new exciting step in their professional careers as massage therapists and wish them
the best of luck. Izumi and Jeff are still a part of the massage team at OHTC so please don't forget to treat yourself with a massage
session in the near future. I would like to remind you that Izumi and Jeff specialize in the following modalities:
Myofacial release, Swedish, Relaxation
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Chair
As a consequence of Beatriz and Henry leaving OHTC, we are currently in a process of hiring two new massage therapists. I will update
you on this matter in the near future.
Finally, we are working on a special massage promotion for Mother's Day. Please check for an update at the front desk or you can
e-mail to Yulia (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sasha Reynolds, Director
SOCIAL EVENTS 2013
For more information, call 530-3300, ext 15 or email at email@example.com
May 3 Ladies Invitational
May 18 Spring Wine Tasting
July 4 4th of July Swim Races
September 7 Fall Luau
September 28 Tennis Potluck
October 5 Western BBQ
October 19 Oktoberfest Sausage & Sudds
October 29 Kids Halloween Party
November 9 Fall Wine Tasting
December 11 Santa Arrives
December 14 Holiday Party
The 2013 Tuesday Night League will continue throughout the month of April and the First week of May with 8 teams playing
round-robin competition every week. If you missed registration, you can still contact Memo Loyola about being available for subbing and
to get more details at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 325-9889.
For the Oakland Hills Players' Ladder challenges in singles or doubles, please notify Sasha Reynolds at email@example.com and
Memo Loyola at firstname.lastname@example.org so the ladder can reflect the most current standings.
As for USTA competition, the regular season of the Oakland Hills 18+ Leagues is under way. Oakland Hills Tennis Club has players
competing in 5 different flights during the playing season Apr 1-Jul 14, 2013.
Team registration in both the MIXED 18 & OVER and the ADULT 55 & OVER leagues is underway from April 22nd to May 19th. The
competition is with 3 doubles matches per team match. The playing season will be Jun 17-Sep 8, 2013.
Potential captains please contact Sasha Reynolds email@example.com or Memo Loyola firstname.lastname@example.org
Match Dates and Times May 2013
Sun., May 5 W4.0 Noon
Wed., May 9 W3.5 6:30 pm
Sat., May 11 M3.5 Noon
Sat., May 11 M4.5 2 pm
Sat. May 18 W3.5 Noon
Sun., May 19 W4.0 Noon
Tues., May 28 W4.0 6:30 pm
SNACK BAR OPEN
David and Soo opened the Snack Bar on April 27. Great meals ahead! They open at 11 am and close at 6 pm
The new strength equipment will be arriving soon. We are very excited to bring a new line of equipment, Technogym. Please be aware
that the new equipment will affect the cardio room and the free weight room for 2-3 days as we remove and bring in the new equipment.
SPRING WINE TASTING
The famous Spring Wine Tasting will be here May 18 from 5 to 7 pm. Don't miss out on the great wines and deals!
Our cycling bikes are arriving soon! Be on the look out for upcoming classes and times. You will have to get a number
from the desk within an hour of the class time to get a bike. We are limited to 11 bikes.
Welcome New Members:
Lawren Ward and Andre Haynes; Jacqueline and Stanley Gentle; Mauro and Hilda Bucio; Lisa and Bryan Gros;
Charles Zuspan and Danker Lauderdale; Christine Crawley; Christopher and Dabney Lawless; Paul and Diana Thomas;
Kristin Peters and Corey McLaughlin; Andrea and Steve Hasegawa; Deborah Petch-Levine and Miguel Luevano; Kika and Max Rocha;
Rhea and Krisoula Natsues; Judy Wilkinson; Amy Tharpe Peterson; Steven Cooper and Thuy Vo; Sarah and J.C. Reeves; Frank Kelly;
Maude and Bernard Samaniego; Mac Heebner and Shashana Ziblatt; Penny Evans.
Thanks for the Membership Referral
The following members received a month's waived dues for referring a new member: Andrea Rezzonico; Rebecca Branstetter;
Sean and Kim Pagani; Kahil and Sara Phenel;Jennifer Kaufman; Kevin Schwartz; Deborah Smith; Robert Reader, Jr.; Emily Rosenberg;
Kahl Fennell; Oliver Stross