Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

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

10th Wine Tasting 5:30-7:30pm
12th  Ladies Night – 6:30 p.m.
14th Men’s Night – 7 p.m.
28th Kids Halloween Party

President’s Message

Wow, all the holidays are right in front of us. Are you ready? November 10 is the club’s annual wine tasting and this year it is going to be tops. This is a great opportunity to get a case or more of wine at outstanding prices; makes great gifts for the holidays. We are planning on 10 wine tables with a wide selection, plus a wonderful food offering by Chef David; all this for just $40.00 per person.
Compare that pricing to Napa or Sonoma and you will instantly realize that this is a great bargain. Sign up now, if there is still space.
The repairs to the Men’s Adult sauna has taken longer than expected. Unfortunately, the workman in charge damaged his finger, taking 6 stitches which caused the delay. On October 12 I inspected the sauna and it was just about ready, just tidying up; should be back in action now.
While the deck facing the courtsl is about done, all that remains is installing the rail cap. I’m told that will take place next Friday, October 19, so that too should be finished by the time you read this newsletter.
Plan on attending the club Open House Party on December 8. Once again we have a gala party planned and it’s free to our adult members. Plan on attending early as parking is always a challenge – we usually get around 400 attending and we’ve never run out of food or drinks. Dancing is offered for the heartiest, too.
Nicole Havlicek, our on-court specialist, tells me that Pickleball is up to 50 active players. Love to see that grow to at least 100 by next spring. Get on board, it’s a much easier game to learn and it’s fun. Try it out, you’ve got nothing to lose.
It has been an expensive year for repairs. About $450,000.00 was spent this year on the deck, roof, new fitness equipment and sauna repairs. Hope to have a little breathing room next year but we are committed to keeping the facility in top shape; you deserve it.
Keep in mind, there are special hours for the holidays coming up: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day: Hours are 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM; no babysitting. Mark these dates down so you don’t arrive only to be disappointed that we are closed. Happy Holidays, Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc. Jim Thompson, President

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, November 12th 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 November 14th at 7 pm.

Tomiko Hawkins, Director

Our Annual Fall Wine Tasting is taking place on November 10th from 5-7PM. Make your reservations by contacting me at ext. 2,, or sign up in the lobby. Come and enjoy music and Hors d’oeuvres provided by our own, David Choi, and fine wine from different wineries that will be available for purchase at wholesale pricing. Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up for the holidays and the New Year.

Santa Arrives on December 9th so mark your
calendars and look for information to be displayed around the club for all the kids who want to say hello and put in their wish list!
Our Annual Holiday Party, “Holiday Glam” will take place on December 12th from 5:30-7:30pm.
Thank you for being apart of the Oakland Hills Tennis Club Community. There will be food, fun and fellowship for all members. Come dance the night away to the music of Off The Record.
Look for more information to be displayed around the club.
Lastly, don’t forget that adies Night and Men’s Night are two great opportunities and excuses to come out and play tennis with other members, while also enjoying the food and wine afterwards. Fourth Friday Night Tennis Potluck is also another way to get out and meet new members and play a little tennis.
Look for all 2018 social events elsewhere in the newsletter. You do not want to miss out on the social events that interests you. We look forward to seeing you!

Tomiko Hawkins, Director of Social Events
For more information, call 530-3300, ext 24 or
email at
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
Summer Wine Down

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

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!!!

Paul Wilson, Director

OHTC Members,
The fall swim team is off to great start. We have more members braving cold air this fall than we did last summer, which is a nice upward trend. Our ahtletes skills are advancing at a good clip, and I am seeing more focus and commitment each week. This can be a lot to ask after a full day of school, and the ominous loom of nightly homework. Nevertheless, I could not be more pleased with the advancement of our team, and the kinship and kindness the kids have shown one another.
The lesson program has finally taken an official shape. Please keep your eyes open for posters, flyers, sign-up sheets, etc. — these will break down the structure, the goals, and the fees in a meaningful way. A good deal of time has been spent formulating what should prove to be a great service for young swimmers-to-be. Our program is available to non-members, as well, so if you happen to know somebody that can help round out a group lesson, please let them know to contact the club, or myself at:
Finally, I am pleased to announce the inception of my aqua class on Thursday mornings. I created this method of aquatic exercise when I was working for a group of doctors in Los Angeles a decade ago. Patients with chronic pain conditions, pre and post-operative spinal conditions, hip, knee, and ankle replacements all benefitted from the techniques. As my patients advanced in their wellness, I began to realize that the method can be applied with equal results to athletes
and those in optimal health. This is entirely because of a singular magic ingredient: water.
This method will change your level of participation in a yoga class faster than any conventional stretching— and without risk of injury. Anyone who has ever taken a yoga class knows that one’s ability to enjoy and benefit from the discipline is directly relational to whether or not you can get into the deep poses and remain there comfortably. With my method applied consistently, you will be ready to embark upon your yoga journey.
Are you a soccer player? If so, you can benefit from greater mobility in the hip joint and pelvis. And by learning to properly integrate the core muscles when striking the ball you will add power, control and distance to your shot. Same principles can be applied to sports that involve throwing by utilizing more integrated upper body movements. The sky is the limit when an athlete learns to use muscles in machine-like groupings, rather than as individual units. Since not everybody is available at 9:30 on a Thursday morning, I am offering application of the method taught as a private lesson. Once the program is learned, it’s my hope it will be applied by the
individual for the rest of their life to help maintain good posture, flexibility and circulation, and to improve the mind-body connection through the method’s effective use of deep, rhythmic breathing.

Hope to to see you at the pool 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 Fitness Enthusiasts

The holidays are upon us and that means lots and lots of fun, food and festivities. There’s no better time than the holiday season to enjoy family and friends, as well as, the occasional extra helping of stuffing or sweet treat. But what happens when the sofa suddenly sounds better than a super sweaty workout? It’s all about maintaining your mindset and keeping yourself in check until
the New Year kicks in.
Here are our top three tips to stay motivated and fit during the most tempting time of the year.
Buddy up for the Holidays: The more the merrier, right? Grab a family member or friend who will be your holiday buddy – decide to maintain, not gain, during the holiday season by doing workouts together. Come out and try our fitness classes on your days off!

Maintain Your Current Routine!: You have a long list of places to go, presents to buy, and people to see. So maybe you don’t have time to work out today. Tomorrow will work, right?
Wrong. Make sure your workouts are still scheduled. Holidays don’t mean a holiday from working out! For many people, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, so be sure to maintain a healthy balance to keep it that way!
Plan Short Workouts: With so much happening during the holidays, it is easy to commit to everything but your workout! To compromise, commit to short workouts. High intensity interval workouts are great for getting your workout in with limited time. They focus on efficient routines that are intense and take less time. My advice, take your pick during the holidays but “Fitness is not negotiable”.
If you don’t know where to start and need some help with creating a workout that would suit your body and fitness goals the best, one of our personal trainers would be honored to keep you
on track this holiday season. Plus, the timing couldn’t be better: only in November one 60-minute session is $70 and one 30-minute session is $50.
In health,

Group Fitness

Dear Members,
Cookies, candy and pies, oh my! Calorie-rich temptations are plentiful during the holiday season. Here are 3 fitness class picks at OHTC that will help you counteract your holiday indulgences and have fun while doing it.
Get your body on point this Holiday Season with Pi-Yo on Tuesdays at 8 AM with Jana where the yoga is just the beginning! Pi-Yo fuses elements of yoga, pilates and cardio to create an adrenaline fueled workout that strengthens, lengthens and chisels your body. Each class features an elegant yet energetic combination of moves that challenges your core and gives you the long,
lean physique that you want. It doesn’t matter if you’re a yogi, marathon runner or new mom, this class welcomes everyone of all ages, genders and fitness levels to try a class and learn why the
people who sweat with Pi-Yo continue to coming back for more.
Another great way to keep extra pounds off your body this holiday season is attending one of our Zumba classes with Jana, Michelle or Evelia! Zumba dance routine is not only creative and
fun but also it’s a full body workout that improves your stamina, strength and flexibility! Way to stay in shape this holiday season!
Finally, join one of our cycling classes, taught by Jana, Michelle, Cynthia, Leslie, Virginia or Katie, which will surely melt the calories away! Whether that goal is to shape and build muscle,
lose weight or strengthen your mind and spirit during this holiday season, our cycling classes designed to mirror the intensity of a riding a bike through varied terrain. Our instructors create an
intense ride where the high energy music will help you to keep up your pace as you climb, spring and pedal your way through a challenging workout, regardless of your workout level.
Please, check our November group fitness schedule for more details!
In health,

Tennis & Pickleball

Thanks to all the tennis members who participated in the Adult NTRP & Open tournament. We had a lot of member participation and many members went deep into their respective draws which was exciting to watch.
Congratulations to Yvonne Merrick for winning the 3.5 Women’s Singles and to Stacey Merrick for being a Finalist in the 4.0 Women’s Singles.
Also, a big thanks to all the members that came out to watch and support.
In November, we are holding a Turkey Mixed Doubles Round Robin on Saturday,
November 17th from 12pm-4pm. Turkeys go to the Winners and chickens go to the Finalists. Food and drinks to follow. This is a FREE event for members.
We would like to invite all league captains and prospective team captains to a meeting with us (Skip & Nicole) on Monday, November 5th at 7:30pm to discuss league teams for next year.
We are working on forming a roster for the front desk so they can arrange matches for you by NTRP rating. We are shooting to have this pulled together by the end of November. Please contact Skip Redondo ( or (707) 346- 1682) with any questions.
Congratulations to players from our Jr. High Performance Academy who recently had outstanding tournament results. Max Fardanesh won the prestigious U16 Zimmerman National Tournament in singles and Nick Chen won the U14 Level 2 National event in singles and doubles.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9am (camp) (camp) (camp) (camp) (camp)
10:00 (camp) (camp) (camp) (camp) (camp) Inter (Nicole)
11:00 (camp) (camp) (camp) (camp) (camp)
6pm Cardio Tennis Beg/Int (Josh)
7:00 Adv Clinic (Skip)

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

Josh Bernstein, Head Pro.  415-828-0701 or email

Nicole Havlicek, teaching pro.  510-684-8340 or email

Skip Redondo, teaching pro.  707-346-1682 or email

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.


Tennis Corner

Greetings Tennis enthusiasts.

Coming up will be the Davis Cup Final Championships, at the Stade
Pierre Mauroy, Lille, France from 23 Nov through 25 Nov 2018
2017 champion France takes on 2016 runner-up Croatia in the 2018 Davis Cup Final, with neither team likely to be phased by the occasion given their recent successes in the competition.They will play the matches on a red clay surface.
You can enjoy live tennis from the Oakland Hills club deck, throughout November, because the current NORCAL USTA LEAGUES are under way and the regular season goes through
December 2018. Several excellent matches have been witnessed at home by our own Oakland Hills 40 Mixed 8.0 and the Combo Women 8.5, the Combo Men 8.5 and the Combo Men 7.5
Check the newsletter, the website and the lobby for the upcoming scheduled matches and please come and watch the competitions. The home teams will appreciate the support and your presence adds to the great tennis environment.
If you ladies are not currently competing on one of our 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
For the guys there is Men’s night, every 3rd Wednesday of the month. The next Men’s night will be November 15th. Contact Memo Loyola at
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, youth camps and other programs.
Keep an eye on announcements in the lobby for future tennis activity. Contact the tennis Pros and look for announcements on the Oakland Hills Website and you are encouraged to read
about Tennis/Social events, which are periodically posted in the glass case in the lobby. Many involve players of all levels.
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
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 will began again in
September. So you gentlemen who will turn 60 sometime in 2018 and wish to play, please contact Jim Thompson at
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

Massage Messages

Dear Members,
Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching. It also signals one thing – the start of the holiday season!
And we all know what that means. The stress of several upcoming events would surely crop up.
From the first week November leading to Christmas Day, there will be a lot of office parties, reunions, meet-ups with old friends, etc. Even if you’re not tasked to host those holiday parties,
the stress of attending those occasions will surely be felt. Thus, you should take time to get massage therapy that you deserve before the holidays.
The great news is that our professional massage therapists Izumi, Julian and Raphael will relieve those tensions in your body and melt them away so you can easily go back to your errands feeling refreshed.
During the holidays, your muscles could get tight because of the cold temperature. With the use of soothing massage lotions and warmed towels, your muscles will get warmed up. Also, massage is known to increase and improve blood circulation so it could assist in boosting the treatment effects that you’re getting for your medical condition.
Another reason you should get a massage therapy before the holidays is that it can soothe anxiety and depression associated with this season.   After a massage therapy session with our licensed therapist, you’ll feel more relaxed and happy as the stress levels are greatly reduced.
It will also improve your sleep. This is especially beneficial if you can’t get comfortable rest during this season. A 30-minute massage therapy can promote sleep and relaxation. Although all our massage therapists have their own ‘’flavors’’ in terms of the massage techniques, I can guarantee you that Izumi, Raphael and Julian are very intuitive and caring massage professionals that are
capable to make your massage experience unforgettable!
And the best news is that everyone who gets a massage session in November will get a body product as a gift because it’s the time to welcome the holiday season!
In health,

Welcome New Members

Member Referrals

Baharen Nouwee

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