Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

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

10th  Ladies Night – 6:30 p.m.
19th Men’s Night – 7 p.m.
28-30 USTA Tournament

President’s Message

We know the summer has passed when the kids all go home or to school and the life guards disappear. Soon to follow is the closing of the snack bar the end of September. Not the end of the world – fall programs come alive!

Tennis and Pickleball are transitioning. Nicole Havlicek & Skip Redondo are co-Tennis Directors; Josh Bernstein is Head Pro, for tennis. Nicole will be responsible for directing our Pickleball program, while Miriam Garfinkle will continue teaching Pickleball. Please see a related article elsewhere in this newsletter.

We continue to have break-ins at the car parking lot (you really do need to take all valuables with you). Had another twist in August – a 1/2 dozen gym bags were left in our recycle bin: 1 from Brentwood, 1 from Pleasant Hill and the rest from Reno, NV. Thanks to Ron Solis, a member, who discovered these bags and brought them to my attention. Eileen and I spent all day Saturday driving the bags to police departments in Brentwood and Pleasant Hill; mailed letters to the owner’s in Reno, trying to arrange a pick-up. This is a real epidemic, don’t be disappointed, be proactive. Remember, the odds of getting your car broken into when you leave valuables is about 75% – don’t take the chance.

Last call for men over 60 for my senior tennis team. Snagged two more in August; league starts September 19. Let me know if you are interested. Other leagues commence, too. Again, look for related articles elsewhere in this newsletter for details. Summer Wine Friday Downs are winding down. Great job, Miko, the members love it.

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, September 10 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, September 19 at 7 pm.

Tomiko Hawkins, Director

Thank you all for making our Summer Wine Down a great success! It was a perfect way to connect and enjoy ourselves. Members were able to enjoy a no host beer and wine bar on every Friday night during the summer while listening to the grooves provided by our very own Torrance Scott!!

Next up is our Mystery Dinner Party-MURDER AT THE JUICE JOINT-is happening on October 6th. The night will include dinner, intrigue, and…murder. Please RSVP by sending an email to or sign up at our Social Corner located near the front entrance. Don’t Miss It. On deck is our annual Halloween Party on October 28th at 5pm for our youth. Make sure to wear your costumes and come and enjoy the party. There will be games and prizes. Mark your calendars and look for information to be displayed around the club for all the kids come have a good time!

Our Annual Fall Wine Tasting will take place on November 10th from 5-7. Come and enjoy music, Hors d’oeuvres provided by our own, David Choi, and fine wine from different wineries that will be available for purchase. Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up for the holidays and the New Year.

In Tennis News, CONGRATS to our Ball Teams for a job well done last season! We like to get together and have an amazing time with friends! Here is a pic of our Ball Teams having Dim Sum in Alameda!

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 SOCIAL 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!

Tomiko Hawkins, Director of Social Events
For more information, call 530-3300, ext 24 or
email at
October 6 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
Summer Wine Down
During the Months of June, July, and August
2015, there will a no host wine and beer bar (1
Friday of every month and music aby the pool for
your enjoyment

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.

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

Members, I hope that that everyone has had a productive summer and found time to enjoy the pool. The Aquatics Department is experiencing a rebirth of enthusiasm and will offer new and innovative features designed to bring greater opportunities for wellness and everyone’s enjoyment.

As my first summer at the club winds down, I want to be sure to give thanks to Omar Perez, who is a vigilant steward in maintaining our clean, beautiful pool. I also want to recognize the families and athletes who gave their full support to the swim team. We had a great two months in the water, and I am very much looking forward to the Fall season, set to begin soon after Labor Day and continue until mid-November.

As 2018-19 will not only serve as a rebuilding of our aquatics program, but a rebirth in the truest sense, please do not hesitate to reach out to me @ I am looking at many possibilities, including a potential early morning master’s swim program (tri-athletes take note), a group-style learn-to-swim program, and additional classes in the water aerobics/aquatic exercise department. Clearly we want to make available all of our current programs that members enjoy, as well as innovations that will include some cutting edge offerings that will stand alone as unique to this club. Your ideas and suggestions are greatly appreciated and will be useful in finalizing which offerings will be made.

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,
Summer is winding down! Whether that means the end-of-summer vacation or just the end-of-summer indulgences, one thing is clear: It’s time to get back on track! Eating really simple and nutritious stuff is a great way to reset.

Things may seem to be smooth when you enjoy clean healthy home-prepared meals, however, going to a restaurant with your friends and family shouldn’t be your excuse to eat unhealthy foods. Follow these tips and not only will you enjoy your meal more, you’ll feel satisfied and happy when you’re done.
1. Know before you go! Preview the restaurant’s menu online before you go so you don’t have to be under pressure of your companions to order as fast as possible.
2. Don’t arrive starving. Before you head out the door, eat a small snack of some nuts or nut butter with vegetables, half of an avocado or some protein snack.
3. Pass on the breadbasket. If your companions are eating bread and the temptation gets to be too much, ask for sliced veggies or olives to nibble on.
4. Skip the appetizers or opt for a salad starter. Antipasto, oysters, shrimp cocktail, and chicken skewers might work, but you are better focusing on your main dish. If your friends are getting
apps and you want to start eating at the same time, order a green salad with olive oil and lemon or vinegar as a dressing. Remember that a lot of premade dressings contain not only sugars but unhealthy oils –stick to olive oil.
5. Ask questions about your entrees. While finger food is often breaded, fried, or otherwise carb loaded, entrees made of simpler ingredients can be easy to find. Look for grilled, broiled or baked options.
6. Make substitutions. If a meal comes with French fries, bread, or pasta ask that the kitchen leave it off the plate, or substitute some vegetables or a baked potato or sweet potato.

In health,

Group Fitness

Dear Members, Summer time is universally exciting. Who doesn’t love a small hiatus from life’s demands? However, while relaxing and indulging by the lake, pool, or beach, it’s easy to have strayed from your workout routine. Thankfully, our small group TRX suspension training is here to make the transition back to ‘workout mode’ a little easier. Suspension training has taken the fitness industry by storm, and there’s no question why. It’s incredibly effective, everyone can do it, and it’s a simple way to do A LOT with very little.

What is suspension training? Developed by a Navy Seal, the TRX suspension training straps leverage gravity and your body weight to perform hundreds of exercises from a set of 7 foundational movements. Why you should add it to your weekly workout routine:

1. It’s super effective. It’s a total body workout. Because of the positioning, it will activate your core during every exercise, which is why we say training on the suspension trainer is all core, all the time.

2. It’s for everybody and every body. It’s a great tool for people of all fitness levels – from newbie to elite. 3. It’s simple. Once you understand and learn the seven foundational movements (plank, push, pull, rotate, hinge, squat, and lunge), you can create hundreds of different workout routines to tone the entire body. Come and give it a try! I can ensure that you will not be disappointed! It will not get easier but I can guarantee that you will get stronger! Please, check the schedule to attend our TRX classes. To ensure your spot, please, e-mail

In health, Yulia

Tennis & Pickleball

Skip Redondo & Nicole Havlicek, Co-Directors

Nicole Havlicek, Josh Bernstein and I (Skip Redondo) are very excited to be back at OHTC in our new positions. Nicole & I are Co-Directors and Josh Bernstein is the Head Pro. Miriam Garfinkel is also returning as a key member of our Pickleball team.

Former Director, Kathy Toon, has moved on to other opportunities and we wish her all the best and thank her for all the programming she got started during her time here.

Lots of announcements this month (our first full month at the helm) so please…read through until the end 🙂

We have relaunched all junior tennis and adult tennis programs and they are available for registration at Please bookmark that link as that is where you will go to find all the information about our tennis & pickleball programs and you can also register directly on the site.

We are also going to be running events every month beginning with our USTA Adult NTRP & Open tournament next month on Sept. 28, 29 & 30. ALL members are invited to play. You MUST be a USTA member to register. We have several members that are past winners of our tournament and we look forward to more. We love seeing our members out there competing for the title. Please register here:

With our depth of experience and your help we can make the tennis & pickleball programs at OHTC the best in Norcal.

I’d also like to mention that for the first few days in September I will be training former Wimbledon semi-finalist and top 20 player in the world, Alexandra Stevenson as she strives to accomplish her goal of breaking in to the top 150 in the world again.

Nicole & I will be holding a Director’s pizza party on August. 27 7:30PM and we invite ALL members to attend. We want to hear about your needs for tennis & pickleball so that we can get the best possible idea of how we should shape our programs accordingly to serve you.

We will also be hosting a meeting with our USTA team captains to find out the needs of our league teams. More details on that coming soon.

Pickleball programming is still in development but there are many organized Open Play options available to all members. Please email Nicole ( to be added to the Open Play notification list.

Summer junior program was a big hit. Thanks to former Tennis Director, Kathy Toon, and Head Pro Josh Bernstein for doing a great job on that front.

We are very excited to be kicking off a new chapter and new season at OHTC.

We have lots more in store for you in both tennis & pickleball so stay tuned as we start rolling things out in the months ahead. We will also be sending out a calendar of events soon.

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

Congratulations go to the Adult Leagues Men’s 18 and older 4.5 team. The players won both rounds of the local league playoffs and followed that with 2 of 3 team match victories in Districts last month. Way to go guys!!

We have the following five teams: 2019 Mixed 40 & Over8.0A captain Bardy, Byron; 2018 Combo Doubles: 7.5A captain Loyola, Guillermo; M8.5A captain Bardy, Byron; W8.5A captain Chao, Elizabeth. Playing Season: Sept. 17 – Dec. 16, 2018
Anyone just interested in playing in a USTA league team, please contact the captains directly or get their contact information from the front desk or Miko at social Check the newsletter, the website and the lobby for the upcoming scheduled matches and please stay and watch the competitions. The home teams will appreciate the support.

Remember that we have Ladies Night every 2nd Monday of the month . Next Ladies night will be 7 pm on September 12th. Contact Miko.

Men’s night is every 3rd Wednesday of the month. We had a nice turnout for the men on August 15th. The next Men’s night will be 7 pm September 19th. Contact Ron Iriyama and Memo Loyola.
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. Periodically, there are USTA sponsored events for you to register to play or simply to spectate.

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

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

Massage Messages
Dear Members,

Dear Members, Plenty of people are familiar with the wonderful experience of massage, but only few of us realize, however, the power of massage in reducing the effects of aging. Over time, our tissues heal slower, have more scarring, and receive fewer nutrients and decreased blood supply; all of which contributes to a slower metabolic rate. Our tissues lose elasticity and mobility, and a kind of stiffening occurs. The good news is that massage therapy can help counteract many of these issues and provide exceptional anti-aging care.

Digestion & Massage: Massage therapy can aid our digestive systems to counteract these effects by physically encouraging the movement of food through our bowels, allowing for better absorption of nutrients and excretion of toxins. Also, by improving circulation to and from our organs and surrounding tissues, massage promotes healthy function through better absorption and delivery of vital nutrients. Skin, Immunity & Massage: Massage therapy has been shown to increase the activity of our immune systems, allowing for better protection against infection and disease. Circulation techniques improve the flow of needed nutrients and defense cells to injured tissues, thereby encouraging healing. Bones, Joints, Muscles & Massage Muscle relaxation, decrease of spasms, improved resting length of muscles, reduction of trigger points/fibrosis/adhesions are all recognized benefits of massage therapy treatments.

Stress & Massage: Treatments will help maintain and improve neurological function and hormone production, leading to better regulation of all of our internal body processes. Massage therapy has been shown not only to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, but also to give an overall feeling of wellbeing. Is that not an ideal feeling to have in life? Please, stop at the front desk to make an appointment with Izumi, Raphael or Julian to get the benefits of the massage therapy.

In health, Yulia

Welcome New Members

Danile and Marielle Lopez; Fazeela and Todd Thompson

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