Newsletter

AUGUST

Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

COVID CLUB HOURS

Starting August 1, 2020
Pool Hours
6 am to 6:30 pm
Tennis Court Hours
9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Please stay safe and wear a mask!
Follow the rules and keep a safe distance of 6 ft.

Calendar
written with anticipation
1         45 th Anniversary
10      Ladies Night – 5:30 PM
19      Men’s Night – 5:30 pm

President’s Message

Dear Members:

Here we go again, COVID – 19 cases are spiking in California and we are seeing a further delay in opening the clubhouse/gym facilities.  At least we still have the outdoor option, which is expanding nicely.  Thanks for your participation.

August 15, the snack bar will close unless you let David and Soo know you want them to stay through September 1 and support them with take-out purchases.  Unfortunately, once the youth camps finish the volume of sales isn’t sufficient for them to justify staying open.  If you want to order, text or call David at 510-206-0212.

The new app for fitness and swimming is off and running.  Initially there were lots of glitches, still working on perfecting the system before venturing into tennis.  The goal is to get the app working for all aspects of the club so members will be assured of access to their desired workout; looks like we will be constrained for some time and the app is our access to a satisfactory solution.

Swimming has been the biggest glitch with the app.  A change was made to a 25 minute swim slot because we simply couldn’t meet the demand of the swimmers.  While not perfect, this new approach is working to the benefit of the majority of members.  We’re trying our best.

Not sure what the near future holds for our camps.  If kids are not going to class in the fall, will we have camps for them during the day?  If we can augment the stay-at-home student’s needs, we’ll try to accommodate; been discussing this option with the swim/tennis/fitness directors.

At this writing the interim Aquatic Director is Lauren Lafferty, WSI.  A long-term solution is in the works but the bases are covered short term; look for lots of new faces.

Lastly, very disappointed we can’t have a blow-out celebration for our 45th anniversary August 1, social distancing and myriad other reasons preclude it.  Miko Hawkins, the club’s social director, is working on a Zoom celebration.  Keep an eye out for my weekly updates for more information.

Thanks for your membership.  Without you and your support we could vaporize – literally.  Please stick with us during this very challenging time.

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

Reservations:

The club has utilized a new app to make the registration process easier for both our staff and the members.  Some of you still might have a few questions so I hope this information will help to answer most of them.

While we are anxiously waiting for the clubhouse to open its doors again, we have been offering some outside activities including lap swimming, tennis, fitness and aqua camps as well as deck cycling.

 Instructions:

If you would like to make a reservation for lap swimming, deck cycling, fitness and aqua camps, you will have to download the following app https://www.myclublives.com/00005.
You can use either your cell phone or laptop/computer.

Instructions to make a reservation:

  1. Login in the upper right corner with your e-mail or a phone number
  2. Go to CLUB EVENTS and register for the activity of your interest except lap swimming
  3. Lap swimming is under RESERVATIONS

If due to some reason you have troubles with logging into the app/website please let us know. We might need to update your e-mail address. You must be registered for the activity of your choice to participate. We do not take any reservations by e-mail any longer. Please continue to use our old mobile app Oakland Hills Tennis Club to see the most update schedule.

Reservations Break Down:

  1. Tennis Courts: Miko Hawkins (510) 531-3300 at ext. 123, Monday – Friday, 10 – 2 PM
  2. Tennis Summer Camps: Jack Mintz email: tennis@oaklandhills.com or call at  (510) 531-3300 ext. 119
  3. https://www.myclublives.com/00005 go to the CLUB EVENTS tab to make a reservation for deck cycling, aqua and fitness camps
  4. https://www.myclublives.com/00005  go to RESERVATIONS to make a reservation for lap swimming
  5. E-mail  our aquatic manager to schedule a private swim lesson or if you have ANY questions regarding swimming activities
  6. E-mail Yulia Wynn if you have any questions about fitness camps or deck cycling

Best regards,
Yulia Wynn / Fitness Director at OHTC

Phone Usage

It is important to know where you can use your phones. Phones are illegal to be use your cell phone in any locker room – especially face time or camera usage. Cell phones are not to be used in hot tub, cardio room or the weight room. You may listen to music but having phone conversations is not allowed. Thank you for considering the other members.

Bridge
Jerry O’Connor
Missing bridge?  We sure miss you up here!  Hang tight.  We will get bridge again!

Ladies’ Night
Tomiko Hawkins
Come out and see what all the fuss is about on Monday, August 10 at 5:00 PM.

Men’s Night
Ron Iriyama
Change your mid-week by coming out with Ron and the guys for some structured tennis and snacks  on Wednesday, August 19  at 5 pm.

Social
Tomiko Hawkins, Director

As we make our way through life with Covid-19, there are many reasons to be grateful and happy.  We have members enjoying themselves on the courts, swim reservations and aquatic classes are underway and David and Sue Choi are serving up delicious food for us to enjoy.  One of the most exciting moments during this time is Oakland Hills Tennis Club is celebrating 45 Years of family and community.  As a member for the past 20 years, I cannot express the value and peace that the club has brought to my life.  In light of this milestone, we will have celebratory banners outside the tennis court check in and near the pool entrance marking this occasion.  While we cannot socially gather right now, please stop by one of the banners when you are at the club and take a quick picture next to the banner so we can savor the memories and share them with you all.  Please send all pics directly to me at:  social @oaklandhills.com.  Be a part of the celebration!  We are your community and your club!

While the club is partially open, we will have Ladies Night Camp on August 10th at 5pm.  Men’s Night Camp will be on August 19th at 5pm.  These are two great opportunities to come out and play tennis with other members.

Tomiko Hawkins,
Director of Social Events
For more information,
call 530-3300, ext. 23 or email at
social@oaklandhills.com
SOCIAL EVENTS 2020
Tomiko Hawkins, Director of Social Events
For more information, call 530-3300, ext. 23 or email at social@oaklandhills.com

SOCIAL EVENTS 2020
July 11 International Day
September 21 Jazz by the Pool
October 25 Halloween Party
November 14 Fall Wine Tasting
December 6 Santa Arrives
December 12 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

Hey Family Members

Keep an eye out for Family Swim Camps opening in August!

They will be on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2-4 pm for 25 min. starting August 1.

Tuesday and Thursday Family Camps will start Aug 21 from 4-6 pm

Social Tennis
Ladies Night-Every 2nd Monday
Men’s Night-Every 3rd Wednesday

Pool Hours:  Mondays through Fridays:  6:00 am to 9:30 pm Saturdays and Sundays:  8:00 am to 7:30 pm

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.

Parking Lot
Please remove all valuables from your vehicle while using the club.
Break ins are on the rise due to members leaving valuables in plain sight.

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
Lauren Lafferty, Director

Hello Everybody!

My name is Lauren Lafferty, and I am OHTC’s new aquatics director! I am looking forward to the start of this month, and have implemented some changes starting August 1st. These changes include price changes (see flyer), the swim team practice will run 3:00-6:15pm, and there will no longer be any Saturday swim team or preteam. We also have two new instructors teaching swim lessons, Waileia and Emily. Emily will also be assisting me with our swim team. Please ask for a form for the End of Summer and Fall swim teams at practice.

OHTC Sharks
Fall 2020

Lesson Prices                            Member         NonMember
Private                                            $70                 $85
Semi Private                                  $65                 $80
Group                                             $60                 $70
Package of 5 Privates                   $240              $340

Swim Team                                  Member         NonMember
End of Summer                             $150              $195
Mon-Fri, August 3-15

Fall Swim                                        $300               $380
Mon,Wed,Fri, September 7- October 16
Practice Times
3-4pm Beginner
4-5pm Intermediate
5-6:15pm Advance

Fitness Facts
Yulia Wynn, Director

Dear Members,

There is a common misconception regarding healthy eating. Many of us find it difficult to stick to a diet or change our food habits due to the options we think we have to limit ourselves to. The truth is, eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to eat boiled chicken and vegetables for each meal of the day!

Imagine if you were on a ‘diet’, but you looked forward to each meal you had to eat? Well that’s not really being on a diet now is it? Although, this may sound to be good to be true — it’s not. There are plenty of foods out there that you can enjoy while still being healthy and staying on track with your fitness goals.

I would like to continue the theme we started in the month of June — we don’t have to give up on our favorite dishes…let’s just make these dishes lighter, healthier and just as delicious. For example, we can use a pizza crust made from cauliflower, rather than traditional, carb-laden white whole wheat flour. If you’re new to a cauliflower pizza, you’re in for a treat! This cauliflower pizza crust is a healthy veggie-packed recipe that is naturally gluten-free and grain-free.

Group Fitness

Dear Members,

There’s no denying it: a lot of us have been experiencing completely new feelings since the coronavirus took over the world. And since feeling really strange during these days is officially becoming our “new normal,” it can make us feel like we’ve lost some control over our lives. The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we live our lives, but here are six ways we can all take control.

AUGUST Fitness Classes at OHTC

As I write you this note in the middle of July, I know things will be different by the time of August. If the club is given the green light in the month of August for inside activities and equipment sharing with all necessary precautions, we will resume our “normal” programs as well as classes that use dumbbells, bands, mats and other fun stuff. Our current program has been split into virtual classes and fitness camps on one of the tennis courts and deck cycling. We have been working hard to accommodate your needs and wishes so together we will continue to stay strong, slim and healthy! Please, keep following our free mobile app Oakland Hills Tennis Club to view the most updated schedule for the month of August.

How to access our VIRTUAL CLASSES: 

  1. Download Zoom and open an account
  2. Download our app Oakland Hills Tennis Club from the app store to view our current schedule. It’s free.
  3. The number next to the class is the class ID that you need to join one of our classes hosted via Zoom
  4. You will see the password next the class ID

If you would like to make a reservation for lap swimming, deck cycling, fitness and aqua camps, you will have to download the following app https://www.myclublives.com/00005. You can use either your cell phone or laptop/computer. The app is not suitable for iPads.

Instructions to make a reservation:

  1. Login in the upper right corner with your e-mail or a phone number
  2. Go to CLUB EVENTS and register for the activity of your interest except lap swimming
  3. Lap swimming is under REQUESTS
  4. To see immediate lap swimming openings, go to RESERVATIONS

If due to some reason you have troubles with logging into the app/website please let us know. We might need to update your e-mail address. You must be registered for the activity of your choice to participate. We do not take any reservations by e-mail any longer.

Reservations Break Down:

  1. Tennis Courts: Miko Hawkins (510) 531-3300 at ext. 123, Monday – Friday, 10 – 2 PM
  2. Tennis Summer Camps: Jack Mintz email: tennis@oaklandhills.com or call at     (510) 531-3300 ext. 119
  3. https://www.myclublives.com/00005 go to the CLUB EVENTS tab to make a reservation for deck cycling, aqua and fitness camps
  4. https://www.myclublives.com/00005 go to REQUESTS to make a reservation for lap swimming / RESERVATIONS for immediate lap swimming openings
  5. E-mail Michelle Delphey our general manager if you have ANY questions regarding swimming activities
  6. E-mail Yulia Wynn if you have any questions about fitness camps or deck cycling

OHTC Court Policy

  • Courts may be reserved up to 3 days in advance.
  • There are only 4 reservable courts in advance.  Two courts are held for the teaching pros.  3 tennis courts are available for walk on.
  • After 10 minutes, if you have not arrived, you have forfeited your court.
  • A reservation only reserves the right to a court; not a specific court.
  • Fitness members may not make advance reservations.
  • Ball machine is not available for advance reservations.

Tennis
Skip Redondo , Director

Hi OHTC Tennis Members,

Summer is here finally and our Summer camp is jamming. Last three weeks we have been averaging between 50 to 60 campers. Its awesome to see our tennis courts being full. Its great to see our women and men playing a lot of doubles camps . Also our Senior men playing singles also.

My Ladies clinic is doing pretty well. The ladies are improving so much that I can’t wait for USTA teams to develop. I know my Ladies are going to do really well when they start playing.

I am going to have a Senior Wilson singles tennis tournament. It’s going to be played within two months. It’s a round robin tennis tournament format. No add scoring two out of three, third set 7 point tie breaker. The player that has the most wins will win a Clash Wilson tennis racket. No cost, player need to provide your own balls and reserve a court. You need to email Skipredondo1@gmail.com if you like to play plus you need to report the scores to me also. HAVE FUN AND WIN A CLASH WILSON TENNIS RACKET. Stay Safe and Stay Healthy.

Skip Redondo,  Tennis Director

Pickleball tip

Next time you are out playing Pickleball STOP and analyze your body position. Are flatfooted?

Is your paddle at your side? Are your feet positioned so you can quickly move to read the next shot.

It’s easy to relax between shots or before the ball is served and fall back into a lazy position where you’ll be alright off guard. It’s important to always be ready for the next shot.

Experts give slightly different recommendations depending on your position on the court (at the non-volley vs mod-court or baseline) or what the best angle is to hold the paddle’s leading edge to favor backhand on forehand return…. Stay Safe and Healthy. Skip Redondo tennis director

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Tennis Corner

Greetings Tennis enthusiasts,

We have had tennis camps now for almost three months with  Oakland Hills Tennis Club following the Alameda County rules and going even further to keep everyone safe.

Players please follow guidelines set forth by the club which include having players register for specific courts with all names. For more details contact social@oaklandhills.com

Estelle Baum coordinates the Women’s Ball Camp.

Miko Hawkins continues to run the once-a-month Monday Night Women’s Tennis camp.

Jim’s Senior Camp, with help from Vic Brochard, continues the during Mondays and Thursdays.

Sheridan Downey has a great Weekend Camp for Saturdays and Sundays at 9am or 11am depending on the consensus each week.

Our Men’s Wednesday Night Tennis Camp, which goes from 5:00pm to 6:30pm, (with wipe down of contact areas before and after play), resumed last June 17th 2020, with 7 players attending.

Our July 15th 2020 Men’s Camp participation was doubled with 14 players registered.  Our next Wednesday Men’s Tennis Camp will be August 19th.

Everyone can bring their own beverages and removed them before leaving the court, or use the water fountains at your own responsibility. Players must bring a new can of tennis balls so each server uses their own can. Also, until further, we cannot do the social in the clubhouse.

See you on the courts, (with the appropriate distancing and safety measures)!

Massage Messages

Dear Members,

Most of us have been working hard to stay healthy, slim and trim while on lockdown. Quarantine life is challenging, to say the least. And no one would blame you for being tempted to abandon your diet and exercise plan and reach for the tub of ice cream while watching the show that everyone is talking about.

Guess what? We don’t have to give up on our favorite dishes…let’s just make these dishes lighter, healthier and just as delicious. For example, we can use noodles made from vegetables, rather than traditional, carb-laden pasta. If you’re new to cooking with veggie noodles, you’re in for a treat! It’s simple and satisfying to create comforting guilt-free pasta dinners.

Zucchini is low in saturated fat and sodium, and very low in cholesterol. It’s also a great source of protein, vitamin A, thiamin, niacin, phosphorus and copper, dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folic acid, magnesium, potassium and manganese. The easiest way to make zoodles is to use a vegetable spiralizer or just buy pre-made zoodles in your grocery store’s produce section. Sauté them for a few minutes, then top with sauce.

Welcome Back Members

Thank you for the Membership Referral

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.