Newsletter

MAY

Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

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

Calendar
February
1st Bridge Night  7pm 
13th  Ladies Night – 6:30 p.m.
18th Men’s Night – 7:00 pm

President’s Message

Rain doesn’t do much for tennis, though.  I was talking with Skip Redondo, one of the tennis pros, and he said the pro staff was only able to teach 45 days since last October.  Not a great way to make a fortune; not a great way to make any money at all.  Not to be a spoiler, I told Skip when we experience two solid winters in a row in California, it usually portends a period of drought.  Oops, there it goes, I spilled the beans.       Once the rain stops in spring the weeds come gushing up.  Hmm, my staff is doing their best to keep up with the onslaught.  They’ve been occupied with another diversion, the Women’s Adult Sauna; I had to close it as it became a fire hazard.  The interior has been demolished, new sheetrock installed and we are waiting on the replacement parts, which should arrive by the end of April.  Sorry for the inconvenience but you will love the new improvements, the same fix-over we did in the Men’s Adult bathroom last year.  A new controller has been ordered for the Men’s Family sauna and should be installed before your receive this newsletter.

Spring leagues are in full bloom but, guess what, all the rains have made a mess of schedules.  Not sure how USTANORCAL will deal with the problem; not sure how we will, either, given that USTANORCAL insists or stacking programs so tight there is little wiggle room.

What’s that green stuff in the main pool?  Not pretty but not a health problem, either.  The pellets we use to generate chlorine and Ph leaves a residue.  A robot vacuum is placed in the pool each night to vacuum the residue and we have a back-up robot in case one breaks down.  Fine, but what happens with both break down and the repairman is waiting on parts?  I buy a 3rd robot, of course.  This harmless residue is agitated when swimmers enter the pool if not vacuumed, creating the green-effect; takes a couple of days to get things under control again.  With 3 robots on hand, 2 working and 1 in for repairs, you shouldn’t be  inconvenienced again (fingers crossed).

Our membership drive is going well and I’d like to thank those of you who have referred new members.  The drive continues until the end of May and I invite you to continue with your referrals; a nice reward awaits if you do.

May 1 David and Soo reopen the snack bar.  I can’t wait, their food is great, prices are right and they’re a wonderful couple.

Last, I’d like to introduce our new bookkeeper Jennifer Crowell.  Ms. Crowell started the first of April and has now taken full charge of bookkeeping matters, feel free to contact her.  Kathleen Boyle, our bookkeeper for the past 9 years, decided to take some time off and eventually cut back on her hours. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.

Cordially,

Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc.

Bridge
Jerry O’Connor

Join Jerry for a lively game of bridge on Wednesday night May 1 at 7 pm. Please contact Jerry at jerryO@sbcglobal.net if interested.

Ladies’ Night
Tomiko Hawkins
Join Tomiko and the ladies on Monday, May 13 at 6:30 PM and play some fun tennis followed by some yummy food.

Men’s Night
Ron Iriyama

Come out and join Ron  and Memo on Wednesday, May 15 at 7 PM followed by snacks and drinks in the lounge.

Social
Tomiko Hawkins, Director

Movie Night was a SUCCESS!  We had a great group of kids come out and watch “The Fox and the Hound 2”.  The movie had their undivided attention.  We then loosened up by playing a game of musical freeze.  We munched on popcorn and drank secret cloud and ate cookies.  I plan on adding this event in the Fall and extending the hours.

It was a great night!!         Up next is our Margarita Mixer on May 18th at 4PM.         Come and enjoy delicious wine margaritas and lite bites and meet new and seasoned members of our community.

Music, lite bites and delicious margaritas…what more could you ask for!  Cost is $25 per person!  Hope to see you there!!

As we get ready for summer, make sure you and your family take part in our July 4th

SOCIAL EVENTS 2019

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

May 18               Margarita Mixer
July 4                  Fourth of July Swim Races
July 14                  International Day
September 21       Mystery By the Bay
October 27          Halloween Party
November 9        Fall Wine Tasting
December 8         Santa Arrives
December 14        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.

Swim Swim Races.  As we get closer, more information will be posted around the club.  There will be fun games and friendly competition at the pool.

Hope to see you there!

During the months of June, July, and August there will be music and a no host beer and wine bar every Friday of every month by the pool.   Another great way to get involved at the club is to join our Ping Pong Players.  Come on out for Ping Pong on every Tuesday night 8-945pm for a great time!!

Lastly, don’t forget that Ladies Night (2nd Monday of the month) and Men’s Night (3rd Wednesday of the month) are great opportunities and to come out and play tennis with other members, while also enjoying the food and wine afterwards.

Look for all 2018 social events  in the newsletter.  You do not want to miss out on the social events that interests.

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 2019 social events elsewhere in the newsletter and at the SOCIAL CORNER near the front entrance of the club.  Events are also streamed on our monitors throughout the club!!  You do not want to miss out on the social events that interests you.  We look forward to seeing you.

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,

Spring has arrived and with it comes more action at the pool.   Our popular aqua aerobics program continues to draw a faithful contingent of players every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.  I want to give a special thanks to our outstanding instructors, Merle, Suzanne and Chris, who bring a great enthusiasm, energy and creativity to the Aquatics department.   And please come by for my class, the Aqua Method, on Thursdays.  Aqua Method is not exclusively for joint health, circulatory health and post-operative rehabilitation.  It is also appropriate for athletes in-training who want to gain an edge by expanding their cross-training opportunities, and practice skills to help deepen focus and the mind-body connection.

The OHTC Sharks youth swim team is off to a great start.  Many happy, new faces are in attendance, along with those returning athletes who braved the winter stroke clinics.  It’s fantastic to have our senior swimmers back at the club, all of whom represented their high schools well.  I am very excited to see the team grow and progress.  I anticipate more new members coming on board for the summer season, where we will enjoy a triumphant return to the Oakland Parks and Rec League.  Meets are most Saturdays with a League Championship in mid-August.  Stay tuned for details.

Info regarding our summer group lesson program is available at the club, along with sign up sheets at the front desk.   A description of the various levels is available to make scheduling easier for parents.  Sessions will be offered in two-week blocks, totaling ten lessons.  Sessions will run in a contiguous manner, so there will be an opportunity for makeup sessions on a limited basis.  Our goal is to have the kids prepared to transition seamlessly to the Sharks swim team upon completion of level three.  And, of course, we will continue to offer one-on-one private instruction for adults and swimmers of all levels.  Write to me at:  aquatics@oaklandhills.com to schedule an appointment.

Finally, I am pleased to report that our lifeguard staff has been selected and they are an outstanding group.  Come by and say hello to these great kids who will be working hard to keep everyone safe all summer.  See you at the pool!   —Paul

Fitness Facts
Yulia Wynn, Director

I am eager to introduce you to Casey Brown! Casey a coach, personal trainer and massage therapist with over seven years’ experience serving the Bay Area’s Olympic and recreational athletes! Casey offers a unique blend of skills after studying Biology at UC Berkeley, apprenticing under world class athletes and trainers, studying integrative East and West massage therapy and having taught bodywork therapy and training for over three years. He assists his clients in achieving their peak performance with “Wellness Engineering,” an integration of body health optimization, strength and agility training, postural therapies and hands on bodywork. Having healed from being temporarily paralyzed after a car crash, Casey has dedicated his life to supporting others in living their most healthy and fulfilled lives. With a passion for empowering people, he can be found with a massive smile and is delighted to join The Oakland Hills Tennis Club team to assist you in attaining your goals!

With that said, Casey invites you to join his first workshop on May 25th to learn how to squat specifically for your body! Squatting is one of the safest, most effective ways to build leg strength and healthy fitness habits. This workshop will cover how to squat using dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells, and even resistance bands. You will also learn range of movement exercises and modifications to increase or adapt movements. Everybody is different, even our body morphology (angles and architecture of joints) – some people squat better with toes forward, some with toes out! Learn why, how, and what works best for your body with the squat! Sounds interesting? Please, sign up at the front desk. More questions? E-mail groupfitness@oaklandhills.com

In health,

Yulia

Group Fitness

Dear Members,

Have you been following an exact same exercise routine for some time? Do you feel like your workouts have stagnated and you aren’t making progress? The time is right for something new! Group classes at OHTC are a great solution for anyone looking to mix up their workout routines. Whether you are just starting your fitness journey or are a gym veteran, there are many benefits to joining one of our classes. Keep Up Accountability:  Group classes are fun ways to keep the blood pumping while also meeting new people where you can all work to keep each other accountable. Foster Motivation: One of the most common reasons that people fall out of their gym routine is because of a lack of motivation. Working out with others helps you stay motivated and get the most out of every workout. Instructor Keeps Class on Track: How many times have you gone to the gym, only to keep getting sidetracked once you are there. Our instructors are there to to keep the group focused and on track. Healthy Competition: A little healthy competition can go a long way in the gym. With a bit of competition comes increased drive, where everyone involved is able to get more out of each workout.

Whether you want to kick your fitness to the next level, are looking to embrace the power of Yoga or simply want to switch up your workout by spending some time in the pool, there is something for everyone at OHTC! Don’t know where to start? Please e-mail me at groupfitness@oaklandhills.com, and I will be trilled to start you in the right direction. See you soon!

Yulia

Tennis & Pickleball
Skip Redondo & Nicole Havlicek, Co-Directors

We’d like to thank the sixteen players that attended our April Fools’ Mixer.  It was a fun event with friendly competition, refreshments and prizes.  Please keep an eye out for our next mixer likely coming in the Fall.

Next up is our Club Tournament.  There is one USTA ratings based adult event and one event for seniors.  The USTA ratings based event is on April 27 &

28 while the senior event will be held during weekdays in the month of May.  For all the details including how to sign up, please visit http://rhtennis.club/tournament/

We are also working on a World Team Tennis style event that is to be held in June with three or four other clubs in our area.  We plan to have a combo team of 3.5s and 4.0s with lines of men’s & women’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles.  If you are interested in representing the OHTC team please let Skip Redondo know.

We’d like to send a big thanks to all the league captains from last season.  It was not an easy task with all the rainouts and rescheduling and you all did a wonderful job navigating that.

Lastly, we’ve brought on a new part time hitter and coach, Taylor Bryant. He played #1 for Holy Names University and is a recent graduate.  He can be reached at (951) 252-3960 for lessons.

Pickleball

Nicole Havlicek, Co-Director

I attended two of the open play sessions last week and was very pleased with the attendance and play.  Skill levels have definitely improved though it would be nice to see players using more of the “soft game”.  This is a necessary skill   to develop for all those that hope to advance to higher levels of play.  The soft game will certainly be covered in our next Intermediate Clinic coming up on Saturday, May 4th from 10:30am-12pm.  An Intro Class is taking place on the same day from 9-10:30am for those interested in learning the game.  Please sign up at rhtennis.club.

We were all sad to have to leave the Whoozin event system for open play attendance managmenet.  Unfortunately, it was a necessary move since EVERYONE, both administrators and users would have had to pay to use the system moving forward.  We have now moved to a Google Group where members can communicate with each other on who will be attending open play or organize private groups of play as desired.  If you would like to be on the OHTC Google Group pickleball list you can request to join here:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ohtcpickleball.

Lastly, please join us for our Pickleball Mixer on Sunday, May 19th from 14pm. This is a free member event and food and drinks will be included.  We will be holding an Intro Clinic followed by play for those new to the game and have a round robin for intermediate players. Please see page 6 for open play hours.

Aquatics

Paul Wilson, Director

OHTC Members and Friends,

Spring has arrived and with it comes more action at the pool.   Our popular aqua aerobics program continues to draw a faithful contingent of players every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.  I want to give a special thanks to our outstanding instructors, Merle, Suzanne and Chris, who bring a great enthusiasm, energy and creativity to the Aquatics department.   And please come by for my class, the Aqua Method, on Thursdays.  Aqua Method is not exclusively for joint health, circulatory health and post-operative rehabilitation.  It is also appropriate for athletes in-training who want to gain an edge by expanding their cross-training opportunities, and practice skills to help deepen focus and the mind-body connection.

The OHTC Sharks youth swim team is off to a great start.  Many happy, new faces are in attendance, along with those returning athletes who braved the winter stroke clinics.  It’s fantastic to have our senior swimmers back at the club, all of whom represented their high schools well.  I am very excited to see the team grow and progress.  I anticipate more new members coming on board for the summer season, where we will enjoy a triumphant return to the Oakland Parks and Rec League.  Meets are most Saturdays with a League Championship in mid-August.  Stay tuned for details.

Info regarding our summer group lesson program is available at the club, along with sign up sheets at the front desk.   A description of the various levels is available to make scheduling easier for parents.  Sessions will be offered in two-week blocks, totaling ten lessons.  Sessions will run in a contiguous manner, so there will be an opportunity for makeup sessions on a limited basis.  Our goal is to have the kids prepared to transition seamlessly to the Sharks swim team upon completion of level three.  And, of course, we will continue to offer one-on-one private instruction for adults and swimmers of all levels.  Write to me at:  aquatics@oaklandhills.com to schedule an appointment.

Finally, I am pleased to report that our lifeguard staff has been selected and they are an outstanding group.  Come by and say hello to these great kids who will be working hard to keep everyone safe all summer.  See you at the pool!   —Paul

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Tennis Corner

Greetings Tennis enthusiasts,

Last month the Oakland Hills teams of Mixed plus 7.0 and Men’s 40 plus both made the local league playoffs. Both teams played well individually in their respective first rounds and should have a strong lineup next season. Congratulations to the players and captains Don Maker and Kathy Ottesen for the Mixed 7.0 team, and Brad Eigen and Byron Bardy for the Men’s 4.0 team.

Currently, at time of writing the newsletter, the OHTC Men’s 4.0 ADULT 18 & OVER TEAM, led by our OHTC head pro, Josh Bernstein, with Byron Bardy as co-captain, have begun the season with a victory. The Playing Season began April 1 and will run through June 23, 2019. The team has practices Thursday nights and Wednesday clinics with Josh. If interested in playing on the team, or participating in the clinic, please contact captain Josh Bernstein, jbernstein53@yahoo.com.

Don Maker has register the upcoming OHTC Men’s 7.0 ADULT 55 & OVER TEAM. The Playing Season will start June 10, 2019 and  go for 10 or 11 weeks, depending on the number of teams in the league. The 7.0 rating is the combination of the ratings of the two playing partners. This means two 3.5 players or one 4.0 player with a 3.0 player can be partners in each match. If you wish to join the team, please contact the club or captain Don Maker at donmakerauthor@gmail.com.

The League is for women or men ages 55 and over. So, if other OHTC tennis players wish to form 55 and older teams with combined ratings of 8.0 or 6.0 (and 7.0 for the women because Don already has the Men 7.0 55+). Note that as long as you turn 55 anytime in the remainder of the year, you can participate. If interested in playing on the team, please contact captain Josh Bernstein, jbernstein53@yahoo.com.

For seniors 60 and older, (both men and women are welcome), there are Monday and Thursday OHTC social tennis groups you can contact Jim Thompson at tptnnis@gmail.com.      Jim Thompson Sr. coordinates the inter-club Men’s 60 plus league.  Players compete on alternating Wednesdays during the daytime against men from other private tennis clubs in the East Bay and Contra Costa County. So, you gentlemen who will turn 60 sometime in 2019 and wish to play, please contact Jim Thompson at tptnnis@gmail.com.

See you on the courts!  Memo Loyola

Massage Messages

Dear Members,

Would you agree with me if I say that the life is the most precious gift? Your mom gave you life. Your wife gave life to your child. This year, skip the flowers and instead give her the gift of massage therapy, for a nurturing, therapeutic and enjoyable experience that lets her know how much you appreciate her.

A celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society is just around the corner on Sunday, May 12th.  OHTC has a special Mother’s Day offer – buy a $99 gift card, and the recipient will get in addition to a 60-minute massage session a basket with beauty products and a card. Massage for mamas is here to help!

When any mama takes time out to nurture and nourish herself, she feels revitalized and has her energy to get things done and enjoy her quality time with the loved ones.  Every mama will feel so special after her Mother’s Day massage! She will also take home tools to continue feeling great- and you will too! Don’t forget to add some of her favorite chocolate – and you will get a winning combination for Mother’s Day!      Gift certificates will be available at the front desk.

In health,  Yulia

Welcome New Members

Lillian and Jon Moriarty;Daniell Buresh; Kemmeo Parr and Lawrence Talbot; Martin and Elizabeth Veinsreideeris; Zachary Shapiro and Amanda
Gean;Michael and Lee McEvoy; Bob Silva;; Thaddeus
Laffitte; Eric Gross and Jessica Ramirez; Danielle
Guthrie-Buresh; Jesuscita and Eric Fishel; Theresa and
Gordy Wray; Tiffany and Wes Dacko;John Scheidt and
Krystal Alserete; Azi Gahrahmat and Mandy Zamani;
Natasha and Ernesto Tabasa; Suzanne Hargre and
Tyler Finn;Evelyn and Fred Zierten; Ola Jean
Andrews;Kathleen Molloy; Kate Phillips; Diana and Chris Bitting; Cyrus Havesf and Guity Farahmand; M.
Kathy and Tyson Norris; Lauren and Michael Addicott;
Alex Harp and Gretchen Bogylos; Doris Chapman;
Floyd Johnson; Annelisa Hedgecock; Miya Warner;
Tania and Felix Quintero; Robin Omata

Welcome Back Members
Mary Hall

Thank you for the Membership Referral
Paul and Marcie Frank; Shannon and Dave Woodworth

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.