Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

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

6   Bridge Night – 7 p.m.
13 Ladies Night – 6:30 p.m.
17 Father’s Day
20 Men’s Night – 7 p.m.

President’s Message

A new convenience is offered, should you be so inclined. The club has arranged with AmeriGas to install a cage and propane tanks at the lower parking lot. Cost of an exchange
(empty for full) is $19.50 + tax. For security reasons, the key to the cage is held in very few hands. For now, propane exchange can be done Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM;
check with the bookkeeper. Hope this works for you, it is a very competitive price!

The weather is starting out quite nice, thank you. It may be a wonderful summer and I sincerely hope you enjoy yourselves, although there will be some disruption.

Construction is still underway with the decking, landing and stairs; it seems every time a board is opened another rotten board is found. It will end, I promise, I just don’t know when.

Roofing was supposed to be done in March but the late winter rains caused delays. We’ll all have to be patient but it will commence sometime; be on the lookout.

Summer activities abound, as usual: tennis, swim, aerobics, fitness, etc., etc. Please be sure to check with the front desk for possible time conflicts. It’s easy to work around our programming,
just so long as you know what is happening beforehand.

Your attention please. Ahem, be sure to check in your guests immediately upon arrival at the club; please observe the pool rules and obey instructions from the lifeguards, especially adult

swim the last 15 minutes of each hour; please remember to bring a pool towel as our towel supply is limited and it’s a mess when we run out (too frequently on those hot summer days).

David and Soo are back in full operation at the snack bar. There food is outstanding, prices very fair and I encourage you to support this fine couple. If you are planning a summer party at

the club, they are willing to cater; I’ve used them a lot and am always impressed.
Enjoy your summer, we’re here to serve you.
Cordially, Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc
Jim Thompson, President
Rose Ann Kase
Join in on some relaxing games of bridge on Wednesday night, June 6th at 7 p.m.

Ladies’ Night
Tomiko Hawkins
Join the ladies on Wednesday evening, June 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, June 20th at 7pm.  Snacks and beer provided afterward in the lounge.

Tomiko Hawkins, Director

It’s almost time to relax by the pool and enjoy the energy and good vibes created by our very own member DJ Ambush at our SUMMER WINE DOWN!!! During the months of June, July, and August, there will be a no host bar every Friday of every month by the pool. Our first wine down will be held on JUNE 1st from 5-7 pm. Come out and enjoy the evening with us.

Our FOURTH of JULY Swim Races are coming up as well! Get ready for a fun afternoon at the pool with fun and prizes. The party is happening from 2-4:30 and is open to all ages! Come out to win your prize.

International Day will take place on July 15th from 2-4pm. This is a great event where members sign up to play on behalf of different countries from around the globe and potluck food from that country as well. Wearing colors representing each country is a plus!! There will also be PRIZES this year for the winning country and for the BEST COSTUME! All tennis members should make room for this event! Look for more information to be posted around the club. Please contact me at or at ext. 23.

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 2018 social events elsewhere in the newsletter and at our new SOCIA

CORNER located near the front entrance. You do not want to miss out on the social events that interests you. We look forward to seeing you!

For more information, call 530-3300, ext 24 or email at 

July 4 July 4th Swim Races
July 15 International Day
September 22 Mystery By the Bay
October 28 Halloween Party
November 10 Fall Wine Tasting
December 9 Santa Arrives
December 8 Holiday Party

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

Wine Down
During the Months of June, July, and August 2015, there will a no host bar (Friday of every month) by the pool for your enjoyment.

Cool In The Pool
A lifeguard will be on duty full time beginning June 9.  It is necessary to remind members of the following rules and parents are requested to talk to their children about the rules and courtesies.
1.No running on decks.
2.No glass containers around pool sides or decks.
3.Eating and drinking are allowed on the decks only.
4.Absolutely no child under the age of 14 is allowed in the hot tub.
5.Kickboards are to be returned to lifeguard chair after their use.
6.Kickboards are not to be jumped on, thrown or used as a toy or a safety survival by nonswimmers.
7.No kickboards are allowed in the babypool.
8. All babies and children are to be in suits to enter pools.
9.No sitting on shoulders.
10.No tennis or hard balls for water games; nerf balls ok.

The Baby Pool
1.The small pool is for non-swimmers
2.No kickboards allowed.
3.All babies must have on swim diapers.
4.Rough play will not be permitted.
5.Younger children have priority.

Thank you.

Your attention and continued co-operation are appreciated and make the club safer and more enjoyable for all member

Pool Hours:  Mondays through Fridays:  6:00 am to 9:30 pm Saturdays and Sundays:  8:00 am to 7:30 pm
Join us on July 15th for a fun day of tennis!
Pool Party
Please contact Michelle in the office if you are interested in having a pool party. 510-531-3300×14

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!!!


With Summer just over a month away it is swim lesson season. Private,Semi-private,small group lessons and parent-tot lessons are offered at OHTC. We will also start our Summer Youth Swim team,the OHTC Sharks on June 11th through August 17,2018. For more information on lessons and our youth swim team please feel free to email Sabatino Candelori at As always, please exercise caution while around our pools at OHTC and follow the pools rules.

Join the OHTC Sharks for another incredible year! Our summer swim team starts June 13. Don’t miss out on the fun with movie night, Pasta feed and the end of the season banquet. Fun for all!

Fitness Facts
Yulia Wynn, Director

Imagine a turbocharged workout routine that burns an immense amount of calories, a total-body toning form of cardio, and it’s hugely time efficient, allowing you to spend less time at the gym to achieve great results. Plus, it’s infinitely and easily customized to help you reach your goals faster. Sounds too good to be true? It’s not! It’s called Interval Treadmill Training (ITT)!
The treadmill is the first place many people head when entering a gym. Too often, though, their mind is elsewhere — and speed, incline and overall intensity are far too low to affect major metabolic change. The ITT keeps you engaged in the workout while gradually increasing intensity — no texting while trotting here!

The beauty of ITT is that it falls in the sweet spot between High Intensity Training and steady-state cardio. It effectively blends the four main principles of metabolic training—incline, speed, duration, and recover—to give you the biggest burn, with the least amount of consequences on the body. Plus, there’s an added mental benefit. Interval training tends to be much more dynamic, interesting, and creative than steady workouts, since you’re constantly changing speeds and inclines. Think you can’t get a good treadmill workout without running? Think again. This could be walking-only routine that targets the hips, gets your heart rate up and improves balance. Don’t let the lower speeds fool you.

So are you ready to be surprised by the amount of effort and sweat produced while having fun? Please, sign up at the front desk for a ITT 90-minute workshops offered on June 23rd 11-12:30 AM.
In health,
Group Fitness
Dear Members,

Ever since your very first PE class in elementary school, you’ve heard that stretching is important. When you sit in a chair, walk down the street, or workout you are repetitively contracting your muscles, and they tend to stay in whatever position you most frequently, or most recently have put them in.  The tight muscles pull on the bones through the tendon attachments, and can hold them in a position that causes uneven wear, eventually leading to cartilage and bone degeneration.  Also, If you’re totally spent by midafternoon, a stretch break will invigorate you in less time than it would take for a barista to whip up your usual latte. Just a few minutes of stretching increases blood flow through your entire body—including your brain, and as a result, stretching wakes you up and helps you feel less sluggish.

Whether you are interested to incorporate the practice of stretching after a work out, during your lunch break or at the end of the day, you need a solid stretching routine! That’s why we have created a 2-hour Balance Body Workshop with Ted Harris.  By joining the workshop, you will learn how to properly stretch all the major muscle groups in the legs, hip, back, arms, and shoulders to create more space for relaxation, which also leads to more efficiency in oxygen, nutrition, and waste exchange.  Did you know that incorporating stretching at the end of the day can help prevent arthritis and even hip or knee replacement surgeries?

I sincerely hope that you will be able to join this amazing workshop on Saturday, May 12th 1-3 PM so you can start standing taller, feel better and more energized! Please, sign up at the front desk.

In health,

Kathy Toon, Tennis Director

Schools Out For Summer! Yikes!!! Keep the kids busy, happy and healthy. Sign up for our affordable and convenient Summer Camps at the Club. Sessions run the weeks of June 11th thru August 10th.

Tennis Camp, 9:00am to Noon
Our morning camp focus on the FUN-damentals of tennis. Players will have fun and learn proper swing path for groundstrokes, net game and serves. Our drills are designed to develop footwork, teamwork and sportsmanship while building rally skills. Morning session campers depart at noon. Ages 9-16. All skill levels. Camp dates: Each week from June 11 thru August 6th. Full Price: $275.

Tennis, Games & Swim Camp, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Our Tennis, Games & Swim Camp combines tennis instruction with a variety of fun off court games and time in the pool. Each day features tennis instruction with our experienced instructors to build a foundation in a game your child will enjoy for a lifetime. Campers enjoy organized off court games and free time (supervised) in the pool. For ages 9-16. All skill levels welcome. Camp dates: Each week from June 11 thru August 6th. Full Price: $275. Hot Shots Tennis Camp, Ages 5-8, 9-11:00am This 9-11am Mini Camp is appropriate for beginner to intermediate 5-8 year olds. The ABC’s: agility, balance, coordination and movement are taught through fun, high energy exercises and games! Solid FUNdamentals in volleys, ground strokes, and serve are taught. Camp dates: June 11-15, June 18-22, July 23-27, August 6-10. Full Price: $205.

Sign Up:

NOTE: OHTC Members use promo code OHTC50 for member pricing. All promo codes MUST be applied at the time of registration. Enrolling more than one child? Enrolling for multiple weeks? Please contact Josh Bernstein ( for additional discounts! Adult Programming

Please check the schedule at the front desk for summer adult tennis programs.

2018 Adult Tennis Schedule:

Coach Day/


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.-


10:00am 1.5 hour Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Nicole Tues. Clinic Beg.-


7:30pm 1.5 hours Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Skip Wed. Clinic Inter.-


7:30pm 1.5 hours Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Kathy Thurs. Clinic Inter.-


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.-


7:00pm 1.5 hours Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Nicole Sat. Clinic Inter.-


9:30am 1.5 hours Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Sign Up On-Line:


Miriam Garfinkel, Director

Dates: Thursday mornings through May 10
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Pickleball is picking up!  We now have four beautiful courts!
– Thursday morning is our regular drop-in time where I will be available to introduce folks to pickleball who have never played.
– We’d love to have new people join the growing number of members who are playing!  A reminder that it’s included in both fitness and tennis memberships.
– Sunday, June 3rd there will be a special morning drop-in and intro session from 10-11:30am.  This will be a great time to see what all the buzz is about.
– Nicole, Josh and I are available for private lessons for anyone who wants to learn or improve their game.
Tennis Corner


The Adult Leagues 18 + season will go through June 24, 2018. We have 3 Oakland Hills teams: Women’s 18 and older 4.5 team; Women’s 18 and older 3.5; and Men’s 18 and older 4.5 team.The home schedule for current teams is posted in another section of this Newsletter. Please come out to watch and cheer our OHTC players during their matches and add to our great club environment.

At the time of editing for the tennis corner, with just one week left for team registration no Oakland Hills Tennis Club teams have registered for:
ADULT 55 & OVER: Playing Season: June 11 – Sept. 2, 2018
MIXED DOUBLES 18 & OVER: Playing Season: June 25 – Sept. 16, 2018

Perhaps in the July newsletter we can report if we have new USTA teams to compete during the summer.
Please take a look at Tennis Director Kathy Toon’s section of the newsletter for all the tennis programs and events. Kathy and our tennis professional instructors Nicole, Skip and Josh have available lessons, youth camps and other events including pickle ball.

Our Social Director, Miko Hawkins would really like everyone to participate in the International Day Team Tennis and Potluck cuisine from 6 different nations. It has been rescheduled to Sunday July 15th from 1 to 4 pm.
Don’t forget to do challenges in the OHTC club ladder. The flights and rules are posted in the club room glass case. For both the International Day event and the club ladder, please contact Miko at
See you on the courts!
 Memo Loyola


Match Dates and Times

Sat., June 2 2:00 pm 3.5W
Sun., June 3 Noon 4.5M
Sat., June 16 Noon 4.5W
Sat., June 16 2:00 pm 3.5W

USTA Matches will be posted next month as the schedules have not been released.

Massage Messages

Are you an overworked stressed out father is spending more time at the office than with your family and kids and needs a break? There needs to be a better work and life balance! This Father’s Day give yourself a deep therapeutic massage!

Massages are more than just indulgence, they are also for real men who work hard and want to relax! Whether you sit at a desk or lift heavy objects, a good massage can make stiff muscles feel so much better. In addition to feeling absolutely fantastic, massage can calm the nervous system and reduce stress and anxiety. It can also help to improve blood circulation, stimulate the lymphatic system, which aids the immune system, and prevent and relieve muscle cramps and spasms. Regular massage can help to prevent sports injuries and improve flexibility for better athletic performance. It also triggers the release of endorphins, which help with pain. So if you experience back pain or a stiff neck, massage can help in a lot of ways. Research also indicates that regular massage can help to lower blood pressure. If you have a stressful job or you are a busy dad, massage is a very enjoyable way to do something for your health.
OHTC has a special Father’s Day offer – get a 30-minute massage in the month of June for the price of only $50 compared to the regular rate of $60!
Our therapists Julian, Raphael and Izumi tailor their massages to meet the individual needs of each person.
In health,

Welcome New Members

Jennifer West and Maria Sundavist; Joe and Ruth Bauer; Mark McGrath and Nancy Baltzer

Returning Members
Julie Caffey; Kat and Apshin Nouri

Couples Training
Spice up your training with a loved one or a friend! Contact your personal trainer for more information!

Hilary Altman & Kevin Schwartz

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