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
January
1st Happy New Year
14th  Ladies Night – 6:30 p.m.
23rd Men’s Night – 7 p.m.

President’s Message

Happy New Year!  Here’s wishing you a happy, healthy and active 2019.

2018 was the year of massive capital improvements but there is still more coming in 2019.  A new ball machine will be ordered around March, one that can be controlled with an app, and I’ve already placed an order for a replacement machine in the Free Weight Room.  Seems that no matter where I turn something is breaking down and needs to be replaced.  Oh well, it’s the nature of the business.

Dues will remain unchanged in 2019.  You can take advantage of our annual discount by paying a years dues in advance by February 11, 2019; the annual discount is 5%.  No increase in dues?  5% discount?  Wow, this is too good to pass up!

Once a year the club offers a book of 10 guest passes at a 50% discount.  This offer also expires February 28, 2019.

All deadlines will be strictly enforced.

Computer problems; hate upgrades.  In November our front desk software forgot to bill for lockers.  When we confronted our provider, Club Automation, it took them over a month to solve the problem.  The club didn’t get its money and members didn’t get charged for lockers until the end of December.  What a mess!  I’m not happy but I hope you understand.  Whether you understand or not, I’m still not happy.

Getting complaints about errant drivers.  Seems like some drivers can’t distinguish parking lines, park their car any which way and distress others.  This is especially a problem on the ramp to the lower parking lot.  Please be considerate, park responsibly.

Omar Perez, my right hand man in charge of maintenance, is taking a 6 month leave of absence.  Omar is responsible for so many aspects of maintenance it would take too much room in this message to outline; so, I’ll just say that he’ll be missed and I’m looking forward to his return in July.  In the meantime, I have a very capable replacement – Edgar Franco.  Please introduce yourself to him, he’s a very nice guy.

Remberto Pereira, manager of the janitorial staff and an employee of 22 years, will undergo minor surgery December 21, putting him out of operation for 4 to 6 weeks.  Again, I look forward to his return; I have a temporary replacement.

Last, the club is looking for more members, especially tennis members.  Our new tennis teaching staff – Nicole, Skip and Josh – are doing an outstanding job (I get lots of compliments); likewise for group fitness, where our very capable Yulia Wynn manages aerobics, personal training and massage therapy; and Paul Wilson, Aquatics Director, is bringing new enthusiasm on board.  The entire crew – some 50 employees this time of year, are a treasure; we all wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for your membership.

Bring in a new member in 2019 and you’ll be rewarded with a $200 referral fee.  Offer ends April 1, 2019.

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

Bridge
Rose Ann Kase
Rose Ann will be out for the next 4 months.  If a member is interested in running Bridge Night in the meantime, please contact Michelle in the office.

Ladies’ Night
Tomiko Hawkins
Come join Tomiko and enjoy some tennis followed by some light fare on Monday, January 14 at 6:30 pm.

Men’s Night
Ron Iriyama
Memo and Ron will run some structured doubles followed by beer and some good eats on Wednesday, January 16 at 7 pm.

Social
Tomiko Hawkins, Director

Happy New Year!  Thanks to all who attended our Holiday Glam 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 2019, so I hope you will join us.  On deck, get ready for our Crab Bash on February 23rd 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!            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 2019 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.

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

SOCIAL EVENTS 2019
Tomiko Hawkins,
Director of Social Events
For more information,
call 530-3300, ext. 23 or email at
social@oaklandhills.com
February 23 Annual Crab Bash
April 13 Date Night/Movie Night
For the Kids
May 18 Margarita Mixer
July 4 July 4th 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.

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

Happy 2019 OHTC Members and Friends.

It’s a new year and we have all made our resolutions.   We must keep our goals in focus, but be certain to carry such powerful energy in a positive way.   Look toward progress, not perfection.   Seek balance, not extremes.  And always be in acceptance that each day brings new challenges, and not all them are overcome with ease.   So many good things can happen over the course of a year’s time.  We must embrace positive affirmation and recognize the small, personal victories we achieve along the way, as we pursue the broader spectrums of knowledge, new experiences, and overall well-being.

For 2019, let the pool be a sanctuary for those who want to connect with their bodies in a new and deeper way.  Thousands of gallons of clean, warm water await you.  Opportunities include:

  1.   Increased cardio vascular fitness, better circulation.
  2.   Increased strength, improved coordination.
  3.   Greater flexibility, achieved in a environment of maximum buoyancy.
  4.   A quiet space to put a flotation device behind your back and mediatate, practice deep breathing, release stress.
  5.   Help your muscles “recover” after a hard workout, especially one involving weights.
  6.   Enjoy the jacuzzi.

Please come by and see me at the pool anytime.   I’m teaching at 9:30 on Thursday’s and coaching most afternoons.   I’d love to discuss how to better improve your experience at the club by adding a personally-targeted aquatic influence to your exercise regimen.

There is information available at the front desk regarding our stroke clinics, lesson program, youth swim team info, masters team and more.   Ask for a flyer next time you’re at the club.

See you soon.   —Paul

NOTE TO ALL YOUNG ATHLETES/PARENTS OF ATHLETES: The swim team follows a technique based approach. It is designed as a starting point, not necessarily an end point. In otherwords, you don’t to dream of breaking Michael Phelps 400 IM record to benefit. Becoming faster and more proficient in the water will not only benefit those who may want to compete for their high school and water polo teams, it will directly impact other disciplines as a highly effective cross-training method.

Baseball and softball players will benefit from increased shoulder strength, core strength and flexibility; soccer players will increase their leg strength, endurance, and range of motion in the hips and ankles; likewise for basketball players. And athletes from all walks of competition will benefit from applied techniques of focus and hard work. The proof is in the pudding: both of my sons are members of the team and are already enjoying the benefits of greater confidence, strength, and cardiovascular conditioning on the sports field — not to mention a whole host of new friends at OHTC and a more profound relationship with the water. I encourage all athletes to consider checking us out in our fall program which will run on Mondays, Wednesday’s and Fridays.

Thanks to all for a great summer. Looking forward to serving our membership well in the days and weeks ahead. —Paul

Fitness Facts
Yulia Wynn, Director

Dear Members,

New Year’s resolutions are a bit like babies: they’re fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain!  What would you like to achieve in 2019? If you’ve never taken a group fitness class, then you’ve likely never experienced many benefits, including extra motivation and friendly competition.

  1. Group fitness is a great way to help motivate yourself and others to dig deeper and push harder in workouts! It’s inspiring and motivating to be surrounded by dedicated, like-minded individuals. It doesn’t get much more empowering than a class with an encouraging instructor and supportive people all working hard together.
  2. Group fitness is a great way to get a workout in without having to think or plan! Each class is structured with a warm-up, a balanced workout and a cool-down. The instructor will coach you through each segment of the workout.
  3. Pi-Yo, Zumba, Group Cycle, Pilates, Yoga–the list goes on! Having a variety of classes in your weekly workout regimen is a great way to create muscle confusion, which keeps your body guessing and ramps up your metabolism. It also helps prevent boredom.
  4. This is a great way to keep yourself accountable for your workouts!
  5. Fun! There’s really no other way to put it: group fitness classes are fun. Between the upbeat music, a great workout and a group of people motivating each other along the way, it’s an enjoyable way to exercise. If you’re looking to add a little more pizazz and fun in your fitness life, group classes may be just what you need.

In health,
Yulia

Group Fitness

Dear Members,

New Year’s resolutions are a bit like babies: they’re fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain!  What would you like to achieve in 2019? If you’ve never taken a group fitness class, then you’ve likely never experienced many benefits, including extra motivation and friendly competition.

  1. Group fitness is a great way to help motivate yourself and others to dig deeper and push harder in workouts! It’s inspiring and motivating to be surrounded by dedicated, like-minded individuals. It doesn’t get much more empowering than a class with an encouraging instructor and supportive people all working hard together.
  2. Group fitness is a great way to get a workout in without having to think or plan! Each class is structured with a warm-up, a balanced workout and a cool-down. The instructor will coach you through each segment of the workout.
  3. Pi-Yo, Zumba, Group Cycle, Pilates, Yoga–the list goes on! Having a variety of classes in your weekly workout regimen is a great way to create muscle confusion, which keeps your body guessing and ramps up your metabolism. It also helps prevent boredom.
  4. This is a great way to keep yourself accountable for your workouts!
  5. Fun! There’s really no other way to put it: group fitness classes are fun. Between the upbeat music, a great workout and a group of people motivating each other along the way, it’s an enjoyable way to exercise. If you’re looking to add a little more pizazz and fun in your fitness life, group classes may be just what you need.

In health,
Yulia

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

We’ve been dealing with a lot of weather challenges between the smoke and the rain.  We are still holding in our thoughts those that have suffered so much as a result of the fires.

We were forced to cancel the Turkey Tournament due to rain but miraculously managed to pull off hosting the UOP Fundraiser despite heavy rain in the morning.  The event was a big success for all 45 participants and we will be bringing it back next year.

Our next event will be the Valentine’s Round Robin.  Be on the lookout for that.

Though the cold weather and rain is still upon us, it’s time to start planning for summer.

We are running Summer Camps from June 10th-August 9th.  Our Tennis, Sports & Swim Camp combines tennis instruction with a variety of fun off court games like basketball, pickleball and time in the pool.  Your child should come home healthy-tired and inspired! Please keep an eye out for emails regarding Summer Camp.

We’d like to congratulate Stacy Merrick for achieving an NTRP 4.0 rating.  We’d also like to congratulate our 3.5 women’s team, captained by Miko Marks, for winning their division and going to the playoffs.

We had two meeting with USTA team captain’s in recent months and we were happy to announce a formalized set of guidelines for league participation.  Skip and I are excited to captain a women’s 4.0 40+ team this coming season.  If you are a 4.0 or strong 3.5 please play with us!

We hope that all have a Happy Holiday season and a Happy New Year!

To schedule a private lesson, please contact the pro directly:

Josh Bernstein, Head Pro.  415-828-0701 or email jbernstein1995@gmail.com

Nicole Havlicek, teaching pro.  510-684-8340 or email nhavlicek@gmail.com

Skip Redondo, teaching pro.  707-346-1682 or email skipredondo1@gmail.com

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 (jbernstein53@yahoo.com) for additional discounts! Adult Programming

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

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Tennis Corner

Greetings Tennis enthusiasts.

Croatia won the 2018 Davis Cup championship over France November 25th 2018

The Davis Cup for 2019 will have a different format than in past competitions. Starting next year, the top team event in men’s tennis will be decided with an 18-team tournament at a neutral site at the end of the season.The International Tennis Federation will try to attract the top players with this new format.

Teams will play one week in February to advance to the championship in November, replacing the current Davis Cup format that is played over four weekends throughout the year.

Our own club tennis has completed the regular season of USTA for combo teams and Mixed 40.

Coming up in January will be the start of the 2019 USTA leagues for Women and Men: in the 40 plus and the Mixed 55 plus.  Rosters opened on Wednesday December 5th. The Mixed 55 plus doubles leagues play three lines of doubles, while the 18 to 39 and the Forty plus leagues each play 2 singles and three doubles.

So if you need help in joining a team, please contact our tennis directors, Skip Redondo; skipredondo1@gmail.com or Nicole Havlicek;  nhavlicek@gmail.com.

Keep an eye on announcements in the lobby for future tennis activity. Many involve players of all levels. Please take a look at the numerous tennis programs and events from the Oakland Hills tennis professionals: Skip Redondo, Nicole Havlicek, and Josh Bernstein. Contact Skip, Nicole and Josh for available lessons, and youth camps.

If you ladies are not currently competing on one of our tennis teams, you can inquire about Ball League and you can always join in with Ladies Night every 2nd Monday of the month by contacting Contact Miko Hawkins at social@oaklandhills.com

For the guys there is Men’s night coming up on December 19th 2018. We usually have it every 3rd Wednesday of the month, but we had to cancel Men’s night in November due to the poor air quality. But we look forward to the event in December. If you plan to attend, please contact Memo Loyola at gray.owl@sbcglobal.net.

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 and 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. The league continues through December 19th, stops during the holidays, and resumes on January 9th 2019. So, you gentlemen who will turn 60 sometime in 2018 or 2019, and wish to play, please contact Jim Thompson at tptnnis@gmail.com.

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 social@oaklandhills.com

See you on the courts!
Memo Loyola

Massage Messages

Dear Members,

While anytime might be the right time to receive a massage, the dawn of the New Year is the perfect time for making positive changes and discovering the healing benefits of massage therapy! The holidays have passed. The stress and overindulgences are now behind us, and the New Year lies ahead. When it comes to making resolutions and redefining yourself, if you’re like most people, you’ll likely spend some time evaluating yourself and your life determining what you would like to focus on and improve about yourself in 2019.

By far the most common approach towards New Years resolutions is to just hit the ground running; full speed ahead, blindly towards your goals. And unfortunately, if you’re like most people, you’ll find yourself burning out quickly and abandoning your goals within a few weeks to a month of the New Year.

If you are truly committed to redefining yourself for the New Year, it’s important to take a more systematic and gradual approach to achieving your goals by incorporating relaxation and downtime into your plans. Taking time out for regular breaks from the responsibility and stress of your day-to-day life helps keep you both mentally and physically fit while you strive towards meeting your resolutions and making your dreams a reality.

January is the ideal time for starting a maintenance plan for yourself and reaping the benefits throughout the rest of the year. Massage therapy is no longer considered to be just an indulgence, but recognized as an important component in achieving your overall health, wellness and relaxation. Start the New Year off right. Schedule a massage today – alleviate tensions and increase your body’s circulation. It’s time you learned to let go and live a stress-free lifestyle!

Don’t miss our January massage special: buy 5 30-minute sessions for $250 and 5 60-minute sessions for $350!

In health,
Yulia

Welcome New Members
Tanya Mayo and Ottis Perez; Michael Bazeley and Melanie Moore; Luisa Siravo and Mark Jones

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.