Newsletter

MARCH

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

President's Message

The club suffered a little damage with all the storms. The lighting on courts 8, 9 & 10 were affected but we scrambled to get our electrician out there to put things back in order. Hopefully, all will be corrected by the time you get this newsletter.

It was disappointing to pump money into the old lighting as I am focused on upgrading to LED. So far, I have several vendors I'm working with to determine the best fixture. This isn't an inexpensive project - bids range between $120,000 and $150,000 - but glare from LED's can be very problematic, so I am moving slowly to do it right. No promises for now.

Despite the weather, we are still on our little plateau. Fitness enthusiasts have kept the club active throughout all this bad weather, including a lot of bobbing heads in our water aquatics classes. Personally, as captain of the senior tennis team, I've encountered 6 rain-outs - all on Wednesdays; something mysterious there.

Kathy Toon is back from Australia with lots of pictures to share from the Open Down Under. Welcome back, Kathy.

While I am writing this rain is still forecast, it will be challenging for tennis, to say the least.

The janitorial staff health has been challenged lately. Lupe is finally back to 3/4 shift (suffering from a sciatica attack) and Martin is off until who knows (surgery to a rotator cuff). While I am anxious for both to attain a full recovery, 2 new janitors have been hired to pick up the slack - Derrek & Heidi. Hope to have everything moving smoothly until we get back to normal. Get well, Lupe & Martin, we miss you.

Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc.
Jim Thompson, President

Bridge 
Rose Ann Kase 

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

Social

Tomiko Hawkins, Director

Wow! What a party!! Our Crab Bash Dance Party on February 18th was a night of good times. Members danced to the sounds of The Charm and had line-dancing lessons from Carah Herring! We indulged on delicious Crab, pasta and salad and decadent dessert!! As I looked around the room of approximately 65 members, I was thrilled to see everyone having such a wonderful evening!

On February 17th, members had an opportunity to mix and mingle on the tennis courts! Our Tennis Director, Kathy Toon, hosted a tennis mixer for all who wanted to play and connect with the community of OHTC! Members were able to ask questions regarding the tennis program and get information on the club's growing future!

On deck is International Day scheduled for April 29th! 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. Remember, during the months of June, July, and August 2017, there will be music and a no host bar every Friday of every month by the pool. Relax and enjoy.

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. You do not want to miss out on the social events that interests you. We look forward to seeing you.

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.

April 29 International Day
June 17 Mexicali Night
July 4 July 4th Swim Races
Sept. 16 Mystery by the Bay
October 22 Halloween Party
Nov. 11 Fall Wine Tasting
Dec. 3 Santa Arrives
Dec. 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.

International Day
Come out and represent a country! Pick one team to play tennis on and bring a food or drink from that team on April 29. Potluck and free! A good time to be had by all!

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 almost over and the Spring session is quickly approaching. 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 this month 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! I definitely willing to prorate you the cost for the rest of the session. Private lessons are 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.

The Spring session will start Monday April 3rd and will end Thursday May 25th. Swim Team will run Tuesday through Thursday. The Beginner group will have practices from 3:45 to 4:30 and the Intermediate &I Advanced groups will have practices from 4:30 to 5:30. The cost of the session will be $200 for members or $225 for non members. Group Swim Lessons will be available on Mondays at 4:00pm or 4:30pm. These will run 30 minutes in length and the cost will be $100 for members or $110 for non members. Private lessons will also be available by appointment. If you need to schedule a private, please email me with the time and date you would like to get started.
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!
Cordially,,
Michael Cobarrubias

Spring Swim Team

It’s back! Starting on April 3, Mon, Wed, & Fridays! Keep and eye out for more information!
 

Fitness Facts
Yulia Wynn, Director

Dear Members,

I am excited to announce two following workshops in the month of March: Transformational Posture on Saturday, March 4th with Yulia and Common Upper Extremity Injuries and Their Prevention with Natalie on Saturday, March 25th. Both workshops are 90 minutes long and include handouts.

Transformational Posture is an informative workshop on how to improve your posture so you can feel better, have more confidence in yourself and, as a result, appear differently to others! By attending this workshop you will gain more knowledge and awareness, which are the first steps toward a better posture. The first part of the workshop will focus on the general strategies of posture improvement. We will take a look at our own postures during the second half of the workshop so you will be able to make right choices when choosing new exercise and understand the philosophy behind the concept of functional health movement.

Natalie Wong is a Physical Therapist and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in Oakland hosts Common Upper Extremity Injuries and Their Prevention on March 25th. Natalie is committed to helping her clients building a balanced sports lifestyle through knowledge of overall wellness and preparation to prevent injury. If your arm pain takes you off your tennis or golf game, binds your backstroke or simply stops you from enjoying your life to the fullest, then this workshop is for you! By joining this lecture you will learn about the overuse injuries that can have you "just NOT go for it" or can even take you out of the game all together. Come and learn about the physiology of these injuries, what causes them, and exercises to help prevent them. Sign up at the front desk or simply e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The cost is $15 for members and $30 for nonmembers.

In health,
Yulia
 
Group Fitness

Dear Group Fitness Athletes,

Please, welcome on board of the team of the awesome fitness instructors Jamie Wiemer! Jamie is a personal trainer and a group fitness instructor with a passion for functional health and fitness. Her educational background entails a Bachelor degree in Kinesiology from California State University East Bay along with a certificate as an ACSM Exercise Physiologist. Much of Jamie's skills come from years of training in the gym, pool, or outdoors. Throughout college she have competed in swimming and water polo. From there she transitioned to the gym where she began her bodybuilding career. Jamie also does a lot of training outdoors where she competes in big events such as full marathons and open water swims such as the Escape Alcatraz swim.

Indoor cycling, which Jamie absolutely has fallen in love with is one of the latest new added Jamie's skills. Due to the requests of our members, we returned the cycling class on Mondays at 4 PM back into the schedule. Jamie was a perfect choice for this class! If have been looking for a fun and challenging workout, I encourage you to come and join in on the fun on Mondays at 4 PM with Jamie! She plays a variety of music that will get you pumped with different workouts that focus on strength training, fat burning, endurance, and balance. See you there!

In health,
Yulia
 

Tennis

Kathy Toon, Tennis Director

Whew!  What a wet month of February.  In between storms we managed to play a little tennis.  The B.A.L.L league and USTA teams are in full swing.  We hosted a NTRP and Open adult tournament February 10-12th.  The weather cooperated and our members were treated to some excellent tennis.  We had 102 applicants, 84 of whom were accepted as entrants that competed across 8 draws spanning 2.5 gorgeous and sunny days.

Pickleball Update

Yes, we are going to have Pickle Ball courts at OHTC.  We have the tape for the lines and the nets, now we just need some extended dry weather!  The plan is to put four temporary Pickleball courts on court 1 using heavy duty yellow tape.  We will lay down permanent lines when the courts are resurfaced this Spring.  Stay Tooned!

Tournament Report: Club Member Wins Her Division

Congratulations to our very own Yvonne Merrick who won the 3.5 women’s singles division despite being unseeded.  Yvonne upset the 2nd seed in the semifinal and closed out the championship match decidedly, winning 6-1; 6-2.  Many thanks to Yvonne, who also stepped up to be the line judge for a match in another draw when we were in need of one.

We’d also like to thank all club members that participated in the tournament and thank all members for graciously welcoming our competitors and sharing the club with them for the weekend.

Join Us!   Family Tennis Festival 

Sunday, March 5th 1PM - 3PM. 

Come play tennis as a family.  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. Participate in fun activities including inflatable fast serve booth, FREE tennis crafts booth, FREE play zones.  No experience needed.  Loaner equipment provided.  Great for players of all levels and ages.  Register now to save your spot.  www.norcal.usta.con/Festivals

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, March 5thFamily Tennis Festival.  1PM - 3PM 

Monday, March 13th:  Ladies Night.  Play starts at 6pm.

Wednesday, March 15th:  Men’s Night.  Play starts at 7pm.

Friday, March 17th:  Pro hosted Tennis Mixer.  6:30-8:00pm

Mark Your Calendars - Summer Camps Coming –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

 

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Tennis Corner
 
The USTA Adult League Forty and Older season is finishing up the season later this month.

The USTA 18 and older team registration was through Feb 27th and will be underway: Mar. 27 - Jun. 18, 2017
Players may join a team any time during the local league season.8 players per match are needed so teams should have no less that 14 and preferable 18 on the roster for the usual 10 week regular season.
Oakland Hills again would like to have volunteers to lead 18 and older teams for both women and men various rating levels from 3.0 to 4.5. Tennis Director Kathy Toon will be inspiring and make the season exciting as she has for the current 40 and older teams.

Memo Loyola will register the Men's 4.0 18 and older. Contact Memo at 510-325-9889 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in playing and also if you are interested to become a captain or co-captain.
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 March, there are home matches starting at Noon or 2:00pm. Please check at the front desk which teams are playing.

There is some movement in the club ladder display located in the club room.

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.

Sat., March 4 Noon W4.0
Sat., March 11 Noon W4.0
Sun., March 12 Noon M4.0
Sat., March 12 2 pm W3.5
Sun., March 25 2 pm M4.0

 
Massage Messages

Dear Members,

Spring is in the air!

Well, not really, but it will eventually be true. The air starts to feel different this time of year. Technically, spring is still about a month away, but the light starts to change and although there is nothing to bloom really yet, very soon we start smelling flowers. And of course, the hummingbirds never went away.

On this note I am thrilled to announce that our special seasonal massage cream is lavender! Our Amber Lavender Aphrodisia Massage Cream combines French lavender and damiana tea, which are carefully blended with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera. The non-greasy formulation leaves skin hydrated and soft. Amber's massage cream offers a base rich and heavy in texture creating an effortless glide for versatile massage techniques. The lavender aphrodisia massage cream is a rich cream that when emulsified and manipulated turns from a cream formulation into a strong, easy-to-use massage oil providing an easy grip for deep tissue massage.
However, there are also many medicinal properties associated with lavender.

Lavender is becoming increasingly grown for the production of its essential oil, which comes from the distillation of the flower spikes of certain species of the plant.
Lavender oil is believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can be used to help heal minor burns and bug bites.

Research has revealed that the essential oil of lavender may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.

Some studies even suggest that lavender can help digestive issues such as vomiting, nausea, intestinal gas, upset stomach, and abdominal swelling.

In addition to helping with digestive issues, lavender is used to help relieve pain from headaches, sprains, toothaches, and sores. It is also used to prevent hair loss and repel insects.

Please, stop at the front desk to schedule a massage session with Julian or Izumi.

In health, Yulia

 

Welcome New Members
Richard and Toshinda Richardson; Victoria Jones and Calvin Synigal; Katina and Loren Little; Darel Greene and Freda Stadom

Membership Referral
Thank you to the following members for referring a new member:
Bernida Reagan

Returning Members
Carlos and Dominica Solomon; Michael Hyatt and Ellen Doren; Aaron and Kyla Pessl

 

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.