Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

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

11th  Ladies Night – 6:30 p.m.
14 Valentine’s Day
20 Men’s Night – 7:00 pm
23 Crab Bash 5 -7 PM

President’s Message

Out of the blue I received notification from Nextdoor that the club was rated the best neighborhood gym.  Wow!  Thanks to all of you who voted for us, we’re very proud.

It wouldn’t be appropriate if I didn’t point out that our group fitness director, Yulia Wynn, is the single most important factor in obtaining this honor from Nextdoor.  Thank you Yulia!

Spring is just around the corner, ushering in on March 20.  Along with spring comes all the leagues, tournaments and socials.  Since there has been so much rain this winter, there should be a pent up demand for getting on the courts and getting yourselves in shape, not that the gym hasn’t been very busy.

As promised, I will be ordering a new ball machine for the courts soon; it should arrive in March.  Sounds like a winner – you can direct it from your cell phone with the proper app, which I understand costs $.99.  Such power for such a small investment.  That’s exciting!

Our incredible maintenance manager, Omar Perez, is off to Mexico for 6 months.  In his place we have Edgar Franco, who has proven very capable.  This is a very responsible position, keeping our pool and systems operating.  We’re in good hands.

Our tennis pros have been pummeled with all the rain in December, January and February.  Hopefully there is nothing but clear skies ahead and they can re-spark their very successful tennis program.

My senior men’s tennis season has been extended into June.  Any male player over the age of 60 is welcome to join, there are 24 of us enthusiasts and I’d love to add more.  We usually play Wednesdays, some travel is involved and it’s lots of fun.  Let me know if you are interested.


Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc.

Jim Thompson, President

Jerry O’Connor
Join Jerry for a lively game of bridge on Wednesday night March 6 at 7 pm.  Please contact Jerry at if interested.

Ladies’ Night
Tomiko Hawkins
Join Tomiko and the ladies on Monday, March 11 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, March 20 at 7 PM followed by snacks and drinks in the lounge

Tomiko Hawkins, Director

We are well into the New Year and there is plenty to do at Oakland Hills Tennis Club!

We are launching a new event this year for both Parents and Children! We hope you will be able to participate in our very first Date Night/Movie Night for Kids on April 13th 5-7:30PM.
This event is for our children of Oakland Hills. We will show a kid friendly movie (TBA) at the club with popcorn and treats for the kids, while parents can take the opportunity to go out and have a kid free date night. Rest assured that your kids will be in good hands and will be having a great time while you enjoy dinner or movie out of your own. To participate, please make your reservation at the Social Corner located near the front entrance of the club. As we get closer to the event, look for more information to be posted around the club.

Up next is our Margarita Mixer on May 18th at 4PM. Come and enjoy delicious margaritas and lite bites and meet new and seasoned members of our community. Music and delicious margaritas…what more could you ask for! Cost is $25 per person! Hope to see you there.

Every month, our Tennis Directors are having free tennis events for your enjoyment. Bring your racket and your tennis game and get ready for a great time.

Remember, during the months of June, July, and August 2019, there will be music and a no host bar every Friday of every month by the pool. Relax and enjoy.

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. 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. 23 or email at

April 13                           Date Night/Movie Night For the Kids
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.

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

Paul Wilson, Director

OHTC Members and Friends,

What a beautiful sunrise we all took in this morning during our Masters Swim workout, happening every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7am. And what a great way to start your day. We already have a dedicated core group of aqua warriors who are becoming more fit, improving their stroke technique and increasing their knowledge and fitness repertoire along the way. For those of you who may be apprehensive to simply show up… (“I’m probably too slow to keep up”, or “I should wait until I’m in a little better shape”, etc.), rest assured that we are a disparate group, coming from many different levels of speed and conditioning. Please come by and see us. I promise you will not only get a great workout, but experience increased energy throughout the day, a sense of accomplishment, and more reliable sleep patterns. There is no conditioning like swim training. I look forward to seeing you there.

I also want to take this opportunity to congratulate the members of our youth swim team who participated faithfully in our winter stroke clinic — a first for the team. Many beautiful sunsets were taken in on chilly, 40 degree nights where the only warm place to take refuge is in the pool. We are taking a short break before our more intense spring season ensues. For those kids who may wish to participate in our summer swim team, it is a great idea to get some time in the water this spring. I realize that kids (and parents) have a lot of other commitments. Please don’t let this stand in the way of participating in our spring program. Three or four practices per week will be scheduled, but if you can only make one or two THAT IS A-OK. Better to get in the pool two days a week, than zero. Pro-rated fees are available to those who have conflicts.

Remember, our team is a not just a great opportunity to make new friends and improve skills. Swimming is an ideal cross-training discipline for kids who may be more serious about other sports. Soccer players who swim develop the kind of endurance that will allow them to run hard until the end of the game, not just the first half. Baseball and softball players who make countless arm rotations swimming freestyle and backstroke soon find that they can throw a ball harder and with more accuracy. The development of core strength that occurs during swimming not only improves overall performance in other athletic arenas, but helps in injury prevention.
Exact dates for the inception of our spring season will be posted soon. If you have any questions or want to be put on a contact list, please email me at:

We will be training and hiring our lifeguards for summer 2019 at OHTC. Training will occur in late March/early April, and we will make our determinations for hiring after that. Look for information here at the club regarding the cost of certification, age/course requirements, etc.
See you at the pool soon. –Paul

Fitness Facts
Yulia Wynn, Director

Dear Health Enthusiasts,
Most of us have heard about the ‘’never skip breakfast’’ rule. It turns out that skipping breakfast may have a host of benefits from frying fat to reversing diabetes!

3 Science-Backed Benefits of Intermittent Fasting (IF) Rather than tracking what’s on your plate, IF requires you to focus on when you choose to sit down to meals. There are different variations of IF. Many people choose to adopt the 12- to 16-hour overnight fast: you would finish eating at about 8 p.m. and hold off breakfast until about 12 p.m. Although you’re fasting, IF allows you to drink virtually-calorie-free drinks such as water, tea, and black coffee.
1.It Will Burn Your Fat! An animal study published in the journal Cell Research found that following intermittent fasting for up to 16 weeks helps prevent obesity, and preliminary benefits were apparent after just six weeks! The researchers found that IF kickstarts the metabolism and helps burn more fat by generating body heat. “Intermittent fasting without a reduction in calorie intake can be a preventative and therapeutic approach against obesity and metabolic disorders,” says study author Kyoung-Han Kim, according to Science Daily.

2.It Can Reverse Diabetes! Over 29 million people in America have diabetes, and one in four doesn’t even know it. Diabetes can be managed via diet, exercise, and medication; and according to University of Southern California researchers, intermittent fasting may also be able to stop the disease in its tracks. The study notes that a fasting-like diet triggers the production of new pancreatic cells to replace dysfunctional ones, can control blood sugar, and can reverse insulin resistance and depletion.

3.You Will Live Longer? Nothing says “healthy lifestyle choice” like longevity! A study in the journal Cell Metabolism shows that IF’s food-free period manipulates the energy-producing mitochondria of your cells and increases your lifespan. As you age, your body is in a natural decline that affects your cells. But the study showed that the lower levels of energy produced during fasting times caused the mitochondria to shift and maintain their functions longer than normal to promote healthy aging and a longer lifespan.

If you’re looking to give this trend a chance to conquer your health and weight-loss goals as with any diet, consult your doctor before starting IF.

In health,

Group Fitness

Dear Members,
If you are often unsure what you should do once you step inside the club, struggle to determine which exercises to do, or simply don’t know how to do them than group fitness classes may be your solution. Joining a class can help build a foundation and structure that you can use to fuel your personal health journey for years to come.

1. Motivation 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. Structure Group fitness is a great way to get a workout in without having to think or plan!
3. Proper Form Fitness instructor can help you with a proper form. Not only is proper form important for your muscles to reap the most out of every exercise, but it also helps eliminate potential injuries.
4. Variety Yoga, Pi-Yo, Zumba, Pilates, Cycling, TRX –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.
5. Accountability This is a great way to keep yourself accountable for your workouts! Find a few classes that you want to take and invite a friend or pencil it in on your calendar.
6. 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.

Not sure which class should attend to start? Please, e-mail me at so we can get you on track!

In health,
Yulia / Fitness Director at OHTC

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

We hope that everyone had a lovely Valentine’s Day. It’s unfortunate that we had to cancel the Valentine’s Day Round Robin due to rain. Please join us for our next member tennis event, the April Fools’ Tennis Mixer, on Sunday March 31st from 1pm to 4pm.
Our USTA teams are competing hard and doing a great job. Congratulations to all our players and captains for representing us well out there.

The weather these last few months has resulted in many days with wet courts but we’re expecting a return to sunny days in March.
We have an excellent new part time pro, Eshan Jayamanne available for hitting and lessons. He can be reached at or (510) 508-0168. He represented Sri Lanka in David Cup and is also a former top collegiate player.
Please visit to see the many clinic options we have for both tennis and pickleball. We have opportunities for both adults and juniors. March is a great time to get back on track with training or to start something new and gear up for lots of play in the summer.
Summer will be here before you know it. Now is a good time to sign your kids up for camp and get them out and active during the summer. Reach out to Head Tennis Pro, Josh Bernstein, for all the details.

Certainly we’ve needed the rain but we’re all looking forward to brighter days ahead. See you on the courts!


Tennis Corner

Greetings Tennis enthusiasts,
Currently we have Oakland Hills teams participating in the USTA, with our 7.0 Mixed 55 plus and 40 and older teams with Women’s 3.5 and 4.0, as well as Men’s 3.5 and 4.0 teams. Come out and cheer in the home matches.

The upcoming ADULT 18 & OVER LEAGUE can have teams for Oakland Hills, if we can register them by March 4th . The Playing Season will be Apr. 1 – June 23, 2019. Captains will be needed to register teams under the various USTA rating levels.

The League is for men and women ages 18 and over. Teams are organized by NTRP levels and match formats vary. If interested in being a captain, please contact our tennis directors, Skip Redondo; or Nicole Havlicek;
In the professional team tennis programs, earlier in the month of February, our Fed Cup American women, were edged 3-2 by their Australian counterparts. Aussies Ashleigh Barty and Priscilla Hon prevailed 6-4, 7-5 over Americans Danielle Collins and Nicole Melicha in decisive match. However, Team USA has another match on the weekend of April 20-21, in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. They will compete for their place in the 2019 Fed Cup World Group against Switzerland.

The Davis Cup for 2019, has begun with an elimination round in February, for the teams representing their countries. Then, the International Tennis Federation will hold the 18-team tournament at a neutral site in November. They hope to attract the top players with this new format.

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 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

See you on the courts!
Memo Loyola

Match Date and Times
Sat., March 2 2:00 PM         4.0W
Sun.,March 3 2:00 PM        3.5W
Sat., March 9 Noon               3.5W
Sun.,March 10 2:00 PM      7.0MX
Mon., March 11 9:30 AM   Singles
Wed., March 13 9:30 AM   A3
Sat.,March 16 Noon              4.0M
Sat.,March 16 2:00 PM       4.0W
Mon.,March 18 9:30 AM    A2
Wed., March 20 11:30 AM SeniorM
Mon., March 25 9:30 AM    Singles
Sat., March 30 Noon              4.0M
Sat., March 30 2:00 PM       3.5W
Sun., March 31 Noon April’s Fool

Massage Messages

Dear Members,
Did you know that our face has more than 40 muscles? If you have been taking massages than you know how fantastic you feel when those fingers run all over your body and force you to forget everything! What’s more important is that massage not only relaxes you, it makes you stay younger for longer due to its anti-aging effects! And it’s not only about your body, your face too gets benefited from a massage! It can look years younger with regular facial massage.

Why Facial Massage Is Anti-Aging?
1. Facial Massage Prevents Wrinkles It is essential for facial muscles to relax. When you give a gentle massage to your face, it will help relax tightened up muscles.
2. Facial Massage Increases Blood Flow When you massage your skin regularly, it helps increase your blood circulation. Proper blood circulation is what makes your face glow even when you age. Increase in blood circulation and oxygen flow make the line close to your mouth and eye brows softer.
5. Facial Massage Detoxifies to Give A Brighter Glowing Face Your body deposits toxins throughout the day and even at night into the inter-cellular fluid. Some of this fluid gets trapped in the tissues of your skin. Those that get trapped in the face tissue are believed to drain into the lymph nodes located under the ears, just where you neck ends and meets your ears. That’s why your face sometimes looks puffy. This increases with aging. When you massage your face focusing on the lymph nodes under the ears, the toxins there get released and thus are not able to build up there. This not only helps get rid of puffiness of face but also makes your face glow.
So are you ready to start addressing your sinus issues, reducing puffiness with lymphatic drainage, increasing the circulation and drawing blood to the face surface to get a refreshed appearance and feeling? Please, don’t forget about these wonderful massage benefits when boking massage with Izumi, Julian or Raphael.

In health,

Welcome New Members
John and Christina Meng; Edwin and Ilima James; Jon and Lillian Moriaty; Scott and Amanda Okamoto; Radha and Patricia Patel; toby and Kimberly Wong.

Welcome Back Members
Michelle Gonsales and Ines Hernandez; Bill and Tamara Long

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