Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

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


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

June is here and it seems like we are sliding into summer with nice weather; nice for a change. Activity has perked up, snack bar is open and I see lots of smiles.
We do have disruption, though. As I write, 6 courts are resurfaced with 4 to go. Heard a little grumbling as members are not used to waiting for courts but it is about to end.
Court 1, which is being converted to 4 Pickle Ball courts, presented a special challenge. The mat that was installed about 20 years ago failed and had to be removed. The court contractor assures me the old asphalt surface will look brand new when he's finished, but I have my fingers crossed.
The steam machine decided to act up, again. Fortunately, quick contact with the plumber got things back up and running with only a week's delay. All is operational, now.
Weed removal has been going slower that we like. When the courts are being resurfaced, you can weed-eat, otherwise rocks, weeds and other debris will land on them; not a good thing. Expect the weed-eating to accelerate once the courts are done.
Another problem with the new courts - they can't be washed for 1 month. Expect some extra dust, though we will be blowing them off and doing the best we can in the interim.
I'm pleased to announce that we have a new Aquatics Director, Sabatino Candelori. He has 14 years experience with S.F. parks and recreation and brings a lot of badly needed talent to the club. Please welcome him warmly.
With the arrival of summer and great weather, I must solicit your cooperation: 1) Be sure to register all guests immediately upon entering the club; 2) Please bring your own beach towels when using the pool, we simply can't keep up with the demand and it is frustrating to all when we run out of towels; 3) Obey all the pool rules and lifeguards; 4) Drive your car in and out of the parking lot very carefully, someone's little child could dart out and none of us wants a tragedy on our hands; and, most importantly 5) Enjoy yourself immensely, we are here to serve you and help you get the best out of everything we offer.

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

Rose Ann Kase 
On Wednesday June 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, June 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, June 15th at 7pm.  Snacks and beer provided afterward in the lounge.


Tomiko Hawkins, Director

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.
Our FOURTH of JULY Swim Races are right around the corner! Get ready for a fun afternoon at the pool with fun and prizes. The party is happening from 2-4:30 and is open to all ages! Come out to win your prize.
Due to court resurfacing, International Day has been rescheduled to take place on 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.
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.


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!!!


Sabatino Cornilus, Director

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,

Please welcome on board Richard Sanchez, our newest personal trainer at OHTC! Richard is a creative and enthusiastic motivator in achieving personal goals. He is certified since October 2009 with the National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT) and PTA Global. Richard was granted the rank of Master Trainer in a little over two years. Through additional education beyond CPT he was able to provide 4,000+ sessions to multiple sport athletes. Certified TRX and boot camp instructor extraordinaire is one side of Richard's experience, while his creativity in Calisthenics and function training is another, which Richard hopes to bring to our members.

Richard's passion for fitness began at a young age. Having learned that it goes beyond the workouts to be successful, Richard believes that nutrition, mobility, and a healthy mindset are just as important as the physical aspect for an overall improvement in health and quality of life. Throughout the years his clients have ranged in age and abilities, from 12-year-old athletes, persons with hip and knee replacements, paralyzed wheelchair athletes to 85-year-old grandparents. Richard believes that there is no reason why anyone should have to live in pain or be unhealthy. His focus in training is working out with a purpose: always remember what you are striving for, and maintain motivation while having fun.

In health,

Group Fitness

Dear Members,

I am thrilled to announce our newest cycle instructor Katie Lauter! Katie first fell in love with cycling during her studies at UCLA where she studied Geography/Environmental Studies and French. She loves the motivation that cycle music and instructors bring to classes to push you to do your best! From her Oakland home, she enjoys running, writing, cooking, hiking, and blogging at Katie is a big fan and a friend of Leslie Bodner our current cycle instructor on Friday nights at 4 and 5 PM, therefore, starting on Friday, May 26th Katie will start alternating every other Friday with Leslie. I have no doubt that with such a wonderful and highly experienced mentor like Leslie, Katie's classes will be an instant hit! I can't wait to try myself!

In addition, if you enjoy cycling in the fresh air, here are a few tips that will help you to enjoy this great workout during hot summer months.

• Pick your own pace, whether riding around the park with the kids, or on a gentle ride with friends.
• In order to help your own body adjust, make sure you adapt gradually to a hot environment. Be sure to ride early or late in the day, when it's coolest, and use your down time to get used to the heat—try Bikram "hot" yoga or a sauna.
• Make sure you take in fluids even before you get on the bike. Drink 8 ounces as you are getting out the door. During your ride, try to drink at least 8 to 12 ounces by sipping fluids every 20 minutes (make sure you sip, not gulp, to avoid stomach discomfort).
• Another use for water is pouring it on yourself. You can get a similar effect more efficiently by soaking a bandana with cold water and tying it around your head under your helmet. Cooling down your head will help cool your entire body.

In health,


Kathy Toon, Tennis Director

Summer Programming Notes:
Our junior tennis programs will be on summer hiatus starting Thursday, June 1st. Programs will resume after labor Day. Stay Tooned for details. In the meantime, get the kids signed up for Summer Camps at OHTC. Details below. Use the promo code OHTC50 to receive your member discount!
OHTC adult tennis programs will continue over the Summer. Get registered today!
Here's the schedule:

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
Sign Up Now!
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!


Day / Event



Kathy Toon


Adv Beginner


7 - 8:30pm





10 - 11:30am

Skip Redondo




7:30 - 9:00pm

Skip Redondo




9 - 10:30am

Nicole Havlicek


Adv Beginner


9:30 - 11am


Tennis Corner
Coming up, the USTA Mixed 18 & Over League, which is for men and women ages 18 and over, will begin on June 19th 2017. The Match format consists of 3 doubles matches. At the time of submitting the copy for Tennis Corner, a week before the deadline of is May 22nd, no teams were registered.

Oakland Hills has had excellent representation in 2016 with the Mixed 7.0 Eighteen and older. If a team gets registered for 2017. OHTC club members who are interested can do so by contacting the captains directly to join any time during the local nixed league season staring June 19th and ending September 10th.

Also coming up is the Adult 55 & over League, for men and women, but separately. Players must reach age 55 by the end of the calendar year. The Match format consists of 3 doubles matches. Again at the time of submitting to copy Tennis Corner, no teams were registered a week before the deadline of is May 22nd. If there is a team, players can combine ratings such as 3.0 and 4.0 to play Adult 55 and older 7.0.
Meanwhile, the USTA 18 and older leagues are underway through June 18th 2017. We have 4 teams competing: Women's 4.5 Eighteen, Women's 3.5 Eighteen, Men's 3.5 Eighteen and Men's 4.0 Eighteen. Please stop by to watch our home matches as our fellow members take on players from other teams. Please check the match schedule at the front desk you can also see it in another section of the newsletter.
Please read Tennis Director Kathy Toon's section of the newsletter and look for all the tennis programs and events that Kathy, along with her tennis professionals Nicole Havlicek and Skip Redondo have available lessons, youth camps and other events including pickle ball.

For seniors 60 and older, who are not already participating in the Monday and Thursday morning group, you can contact Jim Thompson to see if you can take part. There are some daytime Men's 60 and older competitions with other clubs in the Alameda and Contra Costa counties on Wednesdays, a couple of times a month. Jim Thompson also sets up those matches and about half are away visiting the other clubs.

See you on the Tennis Courts!

Massage Messages

Are you an overworked stressed out father is spending more time at the office than with your family and kids and needs a break? There needs to be a better work and life balance! This Father's Day give yourself a deep therapeutic massage!

Massages are more than just indulgence, they are also for real men who work hard and want to relax! Whether you sit at a desk or lift heavy objects, a good massage can make stiff muscles feel so much better. In addition to feeling absolutely fantastic, massage can calm the nervous system and reduce stress and anxiety. It can also help to improve blood circulation, stimulate the lymphatic system, which aids the immune system, and prevent and relieve muscle cramps and spasms. Regular massage can help to prevent sports injuries and improve flexibility for better athletic performance. It also triggers the release of endorphins, which help with pain. So if you experience back pain or a stiff neck, massage can help in a lot of ways. Research also indicates that regular massage can help to lower blood pressure. If you have a stressful job or you are a busy dad, massage is a very enjoyable way to do something for your health.
OHTC has a special Father's Day offer – buy 5 30-minute massages in the month of June for the price of only $250 compared to the regular rate of $275!
Please, stop at the front desk to check for details. Our therapists Julian and Izumi tailor their massages to meet the individual needs of each person.

In health,

Welcome New Members
Derk Moulaison and Chris Clark; Jinal Jhaveri and Foron Desai; Corinne and Greme Stewart; Bruce Cowles and Pamela Schwartz; Marshall and Nicole Snow; Jocqueline Teixeira and Greg Galbreath

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!

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

Join us on April 29 for a fun day of tennis!

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

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