Newsletter

JANUARY

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 New Years
8th Ladies Night 7pm
17th Men's Night 7pm

President's Message

Happy New Year to everyone. It's time to come up with your New Year's resolutions, take them seriously and stick with them. If you need a little nudging, Yulia Wynn, our Group Fitness Director, is more than willing to help you on a proper path.
Check out our information TV monitors though out the club, you'll see lots of happy, healthy people. About 30 attended Yulia's Red Carpet event in December, all featured in her slide-review; and some of the weight-loss results were simply amazing.
The club has it's New Years resolutions, too. Late in December, all new fitness equipment is being installed in the cardio room, except for the Techno-Gym pieces, which are relatively new. In March, much needed roofing is being installed. Not sure when, but a solar contract has been awarded; scheduling is up-in-the-air as unanticipated engineering is being required by the city before a permit can be issued. A contract has also been let for dry-rot repairs to the stairs and landing closest to court 2. Be prepared for considerable disruption.
In mid-November the much anticipated LED lighting was installed on courts 3, 4, 5 & 6. Feedback has been very positive. My uneducated guess is there has been about a 250% lighting improvement. If you would like me to entertain doing the remaining 6 courts, I need your help: More Tennis Members. Tennis membership has been stagnant for the past several years, despite bringing tennis pros Kathy Toon, Skip Redondo and Nicole Havilcek on board. Optimum tennis membership is 400; we are sitting at about 200. If we could get an increase of just 100 net new tennis memberships, I promise you I will do the remaining courts. The ball is in your hands, as they say.
Remember the incentive for new memberships: Refer a tennis member and get a $200 reward; a fitness member and get a $100 reward.
The new dues schedule is featured elsewhere in this newsletter. You can get a 5% discount if you pay the dues 1 year in advance (from Feb. 1, 2018 - Jan. 31, 2019). The deadline for taking advantage of this offer is Friday, February 9, 2018, 3:00 PM. Dues paid a year in advance are not refundable.
Also, this is the time of the year to purchase a package of 10 guest cards discounted 50%. Again, the deadline is February February 9, Dues paid a year in advance are not refundable.
Also, this is the time of the year to purchase a package of 10 guest cards discounted 50%. Again, the deadline is February 9, 2018, 3:00 PM, and this offer will not be available to members after the deadline.
Last year dues paid in advance had to be paid by check, not credit card or EFT. Frankly, it got way too complicated, so I am dropping that condition this year. Hope that brings a smile to your face.
It seems like 2017 passed in a blur. In fact, it seems like each year is passing faster and faster. That said, it is a pleasure serving you and my staff and I wish you a very Happy and Prosperous 2018 (and beyond).
 
Cordially,
Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc.
Jim Thompson, President
 
2018 New Dues Schedule
Effective February 1, 2018 the following will be the new dues schedule:
Tennis                   Fitness
Individual $192.00  Individual $145.00
Couple    $254.00   Couple $192.00
Family    $305.00    Family       $237.00
 
Year’s Dues In Advance
Pay one year’s dues in advance by check on or before  Feb. 9, 2018 and receive a 5% discount!. A No discounts will be given after February 9, 2018.  Year’s dues paid in advance are non-refundable. Call Kathleen, our bookkeeper to make arrangements.
 
Guest Books will only be sold in the month of February.  A book of 10 passes will cost $75.00.

Bridge 

Rose Ann Kase 

Ladies' Night 
Tomiko Hawkins
Join the ladies on Wednesday evening, Jan. 8th 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, Jan. 17th at 7pm.  Snacks and beer provided afterward in the lounge.

Social
Tomiko Hawkins, Director
Happy New Year! Thanks to all who attended our Rendezvous in Rio Holiday Party. We danced the night away to the sounds of Off The Record!! It was a great opportunity to meet and catch up with other members and enjoy delicious food, wine and music.

Santa's Visit was wonderful for the kids. They had an opportunity to sell Santa their wishes and nibble on cookies and drink our famous "Pink Cloud". I hope all the wishes came true. We have new and exciting events planned for 2018, so I hope you will join us. On deck, get ready for our Crab Bash on February 10th from 6-8PM. We will dine on delicious crab and more! Information will be posted around the club and on the TV monitors. If you would like to attend, please make a reservation at the club or contact me at ext. 23 and I will make a reservation for you!

Our social calendar also includes Irish I had A Beer-Tasting Event on March 17th. I will keep you posted on the details as the date approaches. During the months of June, July, and August, there will be a No Host beer and wine bar EVERY Friday month by the pool for your enjoyment. We will add music as well. You won't want to miss this.

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 food and wine afterwards. Ladies Night is on the 2nd Monday of every month and Men's Night is on the 3rd Wednesday night of each month.

Look for all 2018 social events elsewhere in the newsletter, on the monitors at the club and at the SOCIAL CORNER near the front entrance of the club. You do not want to miss out on the social events that interests you.

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.
 
SOCIAL EVENTS 2018

February 10 Annual Crab Bash
March 17 "Irish I Had A Beer"- Tasting Event
April 28 International Day
May 19 Margarita Mixer
July 4 July 4th Swim Races
Sept. 22 Mystery By the Bay
Oct. 28 Halloween Party
Nov. 10 Fall Wine Tasting
December 9 Santa Arrives
December 8 Holiday Party

** During the Months of June, July, and August 2014, there will be music and a no host bar (2nd Friday of every month) by the pool for your enjoyment.


Match Dates and Times

Wed., Nov. 1 9:30 am A3
Sat, Nov. 11 Noon CM 7.5
Sun., Nov. 12 Noon CM 8.5
Sun., Nov. 12 4:00 pm MX 7.0
Mon., Nov. 13 9:30 am Singles
Mon., Nov.,27 9:30 am Singles
Wed., Nov. 29 9:30 am A3

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,
As winter break approaches the kids have spare time at home, maybe a little to much spare time. Well, During the weeks of December 26-30 and January 2-5 I'll be offering a children's aqua camp from 11 am-3 pm , Tuesday through Friday both weeks. Children should be aged 6 to 17 years of age and feel comfortable in all depths of water. Cost is $ 80.00 per member, $100 for non-members. The aqua camp will encompass, of course swimming, stroke work, aspects of basic water safety in and around the pool. Please have your child bring food and extra dry clothes do to the cold weather. On Wednesday and Friday of each week of camp we will have swim team practice from 315-415 and if your child would like to stay until 4:15 that is also fine. Thanks again for your support and hope to see you at the pool.

Fitness Facts
Yulia Wynn, Director

Dear Members
With the demands of today's hectic lifestyle, it's very important that we take time for ourselves. Our helath physical, emotional and spiritual is a precious gift that should not be taken for granted. I am please to invit you to attend the Health and Weeness Fair "Be All You Can Be" on Saturday, January 20 from 10 to 12:00 PM. The "Back on Track" Heath & Wellness Fair will offer services and information to help our members to learn about, evaluate and improve their current health status.

The Health and Wellness Fair is a FREE community event that will include free health screening tests such as blood pressure, body weight, and body fat percentage; you will have a chance to try healthy cooking samples, chair massage and get an information on preventative and holistic health, exercise programs at the club, and much more. During this event you will have an opportunity to sign up for a complementary orientation on our new Precor cardio equipment, learn about a weight loss program with Yulia that will kick in in early February and small group training options and workshops throughout 2018 with our personal training staff. Please, look at the poster at the entrance for more information! I sincerely hope that you will come and join us at our "Be All You Can Be" Health & Wellness Fair this January. Let us help you get back in touch with yourself!
In Health
Yulia

Group Fitness

Dear Members,

The New Year is getting started and many now find themselves with a little extra insulation after eating incessantly through the holiday season. Luckily, it’s a great time for fresh starts and new goals to get healthy; whether you’re a seasoned gym veteran or just beginning your fitness journey, a little extra motivation can be just what you need to kick-start your next trip around the sun. With that in mind, I’ve put together a few exercise motivation quotes to help you start 2018 on the right track. It’s time to put away the eggnog and pull out the gym clothes!

Exercise Motivation Quotes: Find Inner Strength

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”

-Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

Exercise Motivation Quotes: There Are No Limits

“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus; and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”

-Bruce Lee

Exercise Motivation Quotes: Never Give Up

“Nothing is more certain than the defeat of a man who gives up.”

-George Sheehan

 “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

-Mark Twain

I know it’s sometimes difficult to make changes in our lives, especially with busy work and family schedules, but I truly hope you can find some inspiration here to make your health a priority this New Year. Yes, going to the gym on a cold and dark winter’s morning is not as easy as sleeping in your nice, warm bed, but you’ll be glad you did. We spend so much time and energy focused on professional and financial pursuits that we tend to overlook the importance of our own physical well-being, which then causes more health-related problems and stress. So I’d like to leave you with one last thought from motivational speaker Jim Rohn that summarizes the main idea here pretty well: “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

Have a happy and healthy New Year!

Yulia 

 
Tennis

Kathy Toon, Tennis Director

Happy New Year!

We hoped you survived the Hol-i-Daze season and are now ready to get back into the swing of things.

2018 Adult Tennis Schedule:

Coach

Day/

Event

Level

Start Time

Duration

Registration

Kathy

Tues. Ready, Set, Rally!

Beg.

4-Week Class

9:00am

1.0 hours

$99 Members

$125 Non-members

Kathy

Tues. Clinic

Beg.-

Inter.

10:00am

1.5 hour

Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Nicole

Tues. Clinic

Beg.-

Inter.

7:30pm

1.5 hours

Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Skip

Wed. Clinic

Inter.-

Adv.

7:30pm

1.5 hours

Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Kathy

Thurs. Clinic

Inter.-

Adv.

9:00am

1.5 hours

Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Kathy

Thurs. Ready, Set, Rally!

Beg.

4-Week Class

7:00pm

1.0 hour

$99 Members

$125 Non-members

TBA

Thurs. Clinic

Begi.-

Inter.

7:00pm

1.5 hours

Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Nicole

Sat. Clinic

Inter.-

Adv.

9:30am

1.5 hours

Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

 

Sign Up On-Line: https://tenniszone.frontdeskhq.com.

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Tennis Corner
 
The Combo League and the Mixed 40 League have concluded during the month of December. Thanks to all the players and their respective captains: Sheila Kilty, Shelley Turner, Byron Bardy, Chris Zaballos, Mike Zeitouny and Memo Loyola.

The 40 and older Adult League will begin in January of the 2018 USTA season.  It will now be 5 lines with two singles and three doubles.
The League play starts in January 8th through April 1st 2018.  We have the following teams:
2018 Adult 40 & Over
OAKLAND HILLS 40AM4.0A          Captain Brad Eigen   OAKLAND HILLS 40AW3.5A          Captain Sandy Solis         
OAKLAND HILLS 40AW4.5+A       Captain Jennifer Lawson 

If you are interested in participating on one of the teams please contact the club to obtain contact information for the captains and to see about joining the rosters. Every match will have 8 players, so there may be room on the teams.
Coming up will be the Adult Leagues 65 and older for both men and women. Registration will begin January 15th and competition will start on March 2018.

Please come out to watch and cheer our OHTC players during their matches and add to our great club environment.

Take a look at Tennis Director Kathy Toon's section of the newsletter for all the tennis programs and events.  Kathy,  and her staff of tennis professional instructors have available lessons, youth camps and other events including pickle ball. There are USTA sponsored events that Nicole Havlicek has been hosting. For more details you  can contact Kathy Toon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 gentlemen who will be 60 sometime in 2018, and wish to play, please contact Jim Thompson 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. Don't forget that our Social Director, Miko Hawkins, would really like everyone to participate in the club ladder for each flight and category. 

The Club tennis ladders have 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 club room 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.

Let's have a great start to 2018.  See you on the Tennis Courts!  
Memo Loyola
 

Match Dates and Times
Wed., Jan. 8    9:30 pm           A3

Mon., Jan. 27  9:30 am           Singles

As of this printing, USTA has not released40+ or 55 and over schedules therefore there will be additional matches not listed.

 
Massage Messages
 
Dear Members,

It’s the start of a new year, and there’s no better time to assess your health and fitness! According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain. The only complaint more common is headache. Many times back pain is caused by improper posture. Improper posture, such as hunching forward, forces some muscles to work harder while others become weaker, and this leads to compensatory patterns and ultimately pain. Hunching can also cause too much pressure on your internal organs. This can have a negative affect on your breathing capacity and circulation, which can prohibit muscles from getting the nourishment needed for optimal functioning.

Massage therapy can help get your body back on track. Massage loosens and lengthens tight muscles, which then helps improve joint range of motion and flexibility. With the help of massage therapy your body is able to position itself to a more natural and healthy posture to promote natural and healthy movements.

While massage is essential for alleviating muscle tension and tightness, another point to consider is that it is more effective if it's accompanied by a strength-training program. Strength training helps create a balance between the weaker muscles and the overused muscles so that they support one another rather than depleting one another.

Start your New Year with improving your spine and postural health!  Only in January just for $180 we offer a ‘’Transformational Posture’’ package that includes a postural assessment, one 30-minute personal training session that is focused on improving your posture based on the assessment and a 30-minute massage session with Julian that will help you to change your posture by realigning muscles and tissue. You will feel better, have more confidence in yourself and, as a result, will appear differently to others! 

In health,
Yulia 
 
A massage reduces stress, relieves fatigue, promotes a sense of relaxation, and is the best break you can give yourself after the hustle of the holidays. Call 510-531-3300 to schedule one now!

Welcome New Members
Maryanna and Karl Kersten; Gong Yue Liu and Zi Won Chen.


Returning Members

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.