Newsletter

JULY

Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

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

Calendar
written with anticipation
13       Ladies Night – 6:00 pm
15    Men’s Night – 7:00 pm

President’s Message

Dear Members:

Just got word Friday, June 12, that the county is relaxing restrictions again.  Won’t know what the parameters are until June 17, when the county will outline new parameters.  Today, June 15, is the deadline for this newsletter article; you will have to read my weekly updates to learn how these new regulations will impact the club.

Sure hope the county let’s open the clubhouse.  It is getting very complicated:  There are 3 different venues – Office, tennis courts & pool – all operating separately using different paper methods.  It is surprising there isn’t more confusion, using a paper procedure isn’t as efficient as I’d like; I’m ready to hug my computer and software systems and boot them back into action.  Your patience and understanding are appreciated.

Tennis Youth Camps opened today; lots of happy kids, parents and instructors.  Registration took a little longer than anticipated, otherwise all went smoothly.

Snack Bar opened, too.  Take out is available, if you are interested; outdoor dining might be available the 17th (really need to read the new mandate).

As of today, I’m not able to make a determination on July dues.  Unless the clubhouse/gym portion is available, I’m not comfortable charging full dues, even though expenses are accelerating – lots of staff required.  Also, the PPP loan proceeds have been fully spent, necessitating furloughing some inactive employees for the time being.  Operating on 1/2 dues is a real challenge, the club’s nose is barely above the waterline; together, we’ll endure.

All in all, the club’s heartbeat is on the up-tick.  Thanks for hanging in there with us during these challenging times.

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 Paul Wilson 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

Ladies’ Night
Tomiko Hawkins
Come out and see what all the fuss is about on Monday, July  13 at 5 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, July  15  at 5 pm.

Social
Tomiko Hawkins, Director

As we continue to try and find our way back to normalcy amid Coviid-19, I cannot help but reflect on the good times we have shared here at OHTC! The Crab Bash, The Mystery Dinner Party, the Halloween Party, our Annual Holiday Party…. I could go on and on, but instead I want to leave you with fond memories of one of our Summer Wine Downs where we were all just enjoying each other and having a good time!  The good times will return!

While the club is partially open, we will have Ladies Night Camp on July 13th at 5pm.  The time may change if we are allowed to extend hours as I type this newsletter entry.  Men’s Night Camp will be on July 15th at 5pm.  These are two great opportunities to come out and play tennis with other members and, hopefully by this time, enjoy while food and wine afterwards.

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

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
Paul Wilson, Director

OHTC Members and Friends,

It has been a great first two weeks at the pool.   Obviously we are still limited in certain capacities, but we hold hope for a steady continuation of of opportunity granted by the ACBH.  A broader re-opening, to include free swim for families, may very well happen in time for the 4th of July weekend, which would give summer 2020 a great and even sentimental position in posterity.

Having remained working at the Club throughout the quarantine with key staff and management, I can speak first-hand to the amount of time, thought, planning, communication and research that occurred to be able to allow for any sort of re-opening.   The gratitude felt from both the tennis and swim members has reflected that effort.  I thank all for their patience and cooperation in dealing with an imperfect Aquatics Director who has made more than a few clerical and scheduling errors along the way.  For me personally, it has been great to get to know and form a deeper relationship with pool regulars that goes beyond a friendly, “hello”.

One of the main focuses of my tenure at OHTC has been to rehabilitate the ailing swim team program.  When I started here two years ago, we had about 15 team members and were hemorrhaging money from the Aquatics Department budget.    I was pleased when we peaked with around 42 members last summer.  But even with that trajectory, I did not anticipate the type of response we have gotten to our summer 2020 Team Camp.  Thus far, I have over 60 participants swimming on alternating days, with more scheduled to enter the camp in the weeks to come. These numbers do not yet reflect the vibrant lesson program that was built up last summer, with many young swimmers poised to join the team in the near future.   The OHTC Sharks are back!

This summer, I will once again be joined by the phenomenal Maddy Hardtke, who will help me cover all the bases by spearheading our learn-to-swim effort.   Maddy and I will be assisted by Lauren Lafferty and Clara Boero; both WSI certified instructors.  We are all looking forward to getting our youngest and least experienced swim enthusiasts back in the pool to pick up where we left off.   Anybody seeking opportunity for our summer camps and programs should, of course, email me at:aquatics@oaklandhills.com.

Looking forward to seeing you at the pool.  –Paul

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

July Fitness Classes at OHTC

As I write you this note in the middle of June, I know things will be different by the time of July. If the club is given the green light in the month of July for inside activities and equipment sharing with all necessary precautions, we will resume our cycling program 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. I 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 mobile app Oakland Hills Tennis Club to view the most updated schedule for the month of July.

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.

How to register for FITNESS CAMPS on court 2:

  1. E-mail groupfitness@oaklandhills.com
  2. The reservations are taken 3 days before the fitness camp of your interest.
  3. Wear sunscreen and sunglasses and have your own mat.
  4. All students will be admitted on registration basis only at this time.

If you have any questions, please email our Fitness Director Yulia Wynn at groupfitness@oaklandhills.com

Tennis & Pickleball
Skip Redondo 

Summer camp is doing so well.  I have hired Jack Mintz to help out with organizing the camps.  We still have openings and swim camp has openings as well.

Lessons are going well now that we can access the courts.  Please call me at

707-346-1682 or email me at skipredondo1@gmail.com for more lesson information.

If interested in court reservation, please call 510-531-3300 #4 (social or Tomiko) to make a court reservation.

We are exploring ideas on how you can make your own reservations on an app; stay tuned!

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.

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Tennis Corner

Greetings Tennis enthusiasts.

We now are offering camps at Oakland Hills Tennis Club.  There are strict rules, per the County to keep everyone safe. Players must 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

As of the 2nd week of June, Jim’s Senior Camp has been doing their weekday doubles matches on Mondays and Thursdays. Sheridan Downey has started his weekend camp for Saturdays and Sundays. Ball league camp has started. Monday Women’s Tennis camp once a month, will resume.

Men’s Wednesday Night Tennis Camp has a new start time: 5:00pm due to the Club’s safety concerns for the members’ health and safety.  Our next Wednesday Men’s Tennis Camp will be July 15th. We will follow the club rules and everyone must bring a new can of tennis balls so each server uses their own can. There will not be any social at the Club after the tennis which requires to end promptly at 6:30pm, with wipe down of contact areas before and after play. Next month I will report on the turnout from the June 17th Men’s Camp.

At time of editing, USTA Norcal has announced that leagues are going to start again, but no date has been set for Alameda County.  We are waiting on the Alameda County Health Department to open up league play.

We are gradually getting back to the sport we love and staying responsible.

See you on the courts!

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.