Newsletter

FEBRUARY

Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

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

Calendar
February
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

Looks like everyone is taking their New Year’s Resolution seriously, the parking lot is packed, even on these rainy days.  Nice to stay healthy!

Tennis players are getting the runt end of the deal, though; hard to play on wet court and the prediction is for 7 days of rain while I’m writing this article.  Tough on tennis but no drought.

Our water aerobics enthusiasts are hard at their workout, I call them the ice cubes; can’t understand how they can be so dedicated in such cold weather.

A serious request folks.  Really, do you mind parking between the lines?  More and more I’m seeing improperly parked cars and it can get very annoying – I get lots of upset members comments.

A new cable workout machine has made its way into the free weight room and we have lots of pleased members.  The old one went out kicking but it was time.

A special incentive for all of you:  $200.00 for each of you who sponsor a new membership between now and April 1, 2019.  Take us up on the deal and everyone wins.

Time to get your annual discount is running out.  Pay a year’s dues in advance and get a 5% discount.  Offer expires February 11, 5:00 PM.  For the month of February,  if you want to purchase a book of 10 guest passes at 50% off (limit, 1 per membership).

We’re off to 2019.  Welcome aboard.

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 out and see what all the fuss is about on Monday, February 11, at 6 pm.

Men’s Night
Ron Iriyama
Change your mid-week by coming out with Ron and the guys for some structured tennis and snacks  on Wednesday, February 20 at 7 pm.

Social
Tomiko Hawkins, Director

We are off to another great start to the year!  We have so many new and exciting events planned for this year.  We will also include many of our annual social events that you have enjoyed in the past.  Our Annual Crab Bash takes place on February 23rd at 5PM.  This is one that you don’t want to miss!  Our Crab Bash has been popular for many years and is sure to be a packed house.  Make your reservations early.  There will be a delicious menu, featuring “Crab”, three kinds of dipping sauces, pasta, salad and a decadent dessert.  If you would like to attend, please make a reservation at the club soon by signing up at our SOCIAL CORNER near the front entrance, or contact me at ext. 23 and I will make a reservation for you!

On the heels of our Crab Bash, OHTC will host its first ever DATE NIGHT/MOVIE NIGHT for kids.  Admission is $5 per child.  Popcorn and punch will be provided. This event will take place on April 13 from 5PM to 7PM. Parents can enjoy a night out while their kids are at a party of their own!!  Look for more information around the club.

During the months of June, July, and August 2019, there will be 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.

COME OUT, CONNECT and ENJOY the COMMUNITY of Oakland Hills!

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                         4th 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

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

Paul Wilson, Director

OHTC Members and Friends,

I am so pleased with the progress our young swimmers have been making.  We have had consistent attendance at our stroke clinic on even the chilliest evenings throughout December and January.   Rain or shine, dark or light, the kids are enjoying the warm pool, improving their strokes, getting conditioned, and beginning to show the signs of discipline and commitment that reflect a serious swim program.      And all the while, they are having fun and deepening their relationship with their teammates.   We are looking forward to a great spring and summer session, bringing new members into the fold, and relying upon our current core members to set the pace for future success.

This summer will mark our return to the Oakland Parks and Rec League.  Our current trajectory is to have a small, but viable team.  If you think you son or daughter is interested in getting involved, please email me at aquatics@oaklandhills.com or just stop by the pool and say hello.  The team is in the water from 4-6:30 Monday – Thursday.   I have had a number of people come by to “sample a practice” then decided to join.   I realize the winter chill can be a deterrent for some, along with other commitments at school, sports, etc.  But I encourage anybody who is thinking about getting involved in the summer to check us out a bit earlier.   At the very least during the spring session; exact dates and times as yet to be announced.

We will also be focusing on our group lesson program in the springtime, so that kids can join the team and feel confident and ready for the competitive season which begins in June.  Stay tuned for more info re: our group lesson format and schedule.

All the best, Paul

Fitness Facts
Yulia Wynn, Director

Dear Members,

Now that the holidays are over, we’re no doubt regretting some of those holiday treats we consumed. The cold keeps us in, the sweets come out, and we’re juggling between moments of extreme stress and joy with friends and family so our eating habits are erratic at best. Right after that came the new year with the resolutions we made to lose the weight we gained over the past couple of months. Let’s break that cycle now by breaking a sweat for a better date!

The hottest fitness tips start with you and your partner breaking a sweat together!

Working out makes us feel great about ourselves, but make it even better by doing it with your loved one. Couples who work out together boast of strong bonds with their partner. There’s nothing but good reasons to exercise with your partner, so grab them up off the couch and get going!

Break a sweat for a better date! It turns out that exercise can lead to sweaty pleasures on and off your chosen field of play. As if that weren’t enough reason to veer off the beaten path, consider this — research shows that simply doing new things together as a couple ignites the same circuit as does falling in love. By flooding the brain’s reward system with dopamine and norepinephrine, mixing up date night can help those butterflies hang around a bit longer.

For that reason, I have created a fun but fierce head-to-toe partner workshop ‘’Sweathearts’’ that delivers fast results. You’ll shed fat and sculpt firm muscles while moving back and forth nonstop between strength exercises and cardio bursts! Bring a friend or loved one, or come on your own! Partner encouraged but not mandatory. This workshop will be offered on Saturday, February 2th. Please, sign up at the front desk. Space is limited.

In health,
Yulia

Group Fitness

Dear Members,

“Listen to your body” is something you hear over and over in yoga classes. For many students, it’s a tough directive to follow, especially when the same yoga teachers that are telling you to listen to your body are also coaching you into uncomfortable positions and encouraging you to stay there longer than you’d like. So, are you supposed to do it your way or their way? We have been told not to compare ourselves to others or strive for a perfect pose. On the other hand, ideal alignment is always demonstrated, illustrated, aspired to, and corrected for. How can we reconcile these two opposing directives?

How you do a pose does matter. Alignment is not just about making the pose look pretty. In most cases, the correct alignment offers the safest way to do the posture. Often this involves stacking the bones for optimal stability and to minimize wear and tear on the joints. Without the proper alignment, you are at greater risk of an injury.

We are thrilled to announce that one of our yoga teachers Kaitlin McSweeney will be teaching a fun and educational workshop that will explore the basics of yoga postures including alignment of the body, creating a stronger breath, and bringing in your core. Having another person to help you move into shapes and deepen your postures can be extra beneficial. Bring a friend or loved one, or come on your own! Partner encouraged but not mandatory. This workshop will be offered on Saturday, February 16th. Please, sign up at the front desk. Space is limited.

Namaste,
Yulia

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

Happy New Year!  We hope you all got new tennis rackets and apparel plus lessons as presents over the Holidays 🙂

We’d like to congratulate the Women’s 8.5 Combo team for winning their 1st round of playoffs this past week and heading to the 2nd round.

We’d also like to congratulate the 55+ Mixed 7.0 team and the 40+ Men’s 4.0 team for winning their opening matches this season.

The Women’s 40+ 3.5 & 4.0 teams lost but fought hard and are looking to bounce back in upcoming matches.

Pickleball continues to be strong and we had 7 players attend our last Intro class.  The sport continues to grow at the club and nationwide.

The Jr. After School tennis program is back in action as of mid-January and our Jr. High Performance Academy is in full swing again as well.  Please visit rhtennis.club for all the details and to register for all junior and adult tennis programs as well as pickleball classes.

And, don’t forgot to join us for our next tennis event, the Valentine’s Round Robin on Saturday February 9th from 12-4pm.  We hope to see you there!

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Tennis Corner

Greetings Tennis enthusiasts.

Currently the 1st Grand Slam, the 2019 Australian Open is underway and will conclude January 27th.

At the time of writing the tennis corner, our American women advancing to the 2nd round of the Australian, were Serena Williams, currently ranked No. 16 in the world. She is joined by her sister, No.37 Venus Williams. Other top US women include No.5 Sloane Stephens, No.17 Madison Keys, and No.35 Danielle Collins.

In the Men’s draw, there was at least one surprise with John Isner, ranked No.10 in the world, losing in 4 sets in the first round against fellow American, Riley Opelka, ranked No.102 in singles. Other US men who advanced to the 2nd round for Jan 15th, were: No.39 Frances Tiafoe, No.50 Taylor Fritz, No.62 Denis Kudla, No.79 Mackenzie McDonald, and No.81 Ryan Harrison.

The Davis Cup for 2019, will begin 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.

Our own club tennis has begun the 2019 regular season of 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.

Note that at time of the newsletter, the Men’s 3.5 Forty plus team still needs a few more players. If interested, please contact our tennis directors, Skip Redondo; skipredondo1@gmail.com or Nicole Havlicek; nhavlicek@gmail.com. They will connect you with Captains Mike Zeitouny and Vince Adams

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 the inter-club Men’s 60 plus league.  Players compete on alternating Wednesdays (and occasionally Fridays) 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 tptnnis@gmail.com.

See you on the courts!
Memo Loyola

Massage Messages

Dear Members,

Valentine’s Day is such a wonderful time to celebrate our most cherished human experience – love! While it is typical for people to exchange affectionate gifts or treat each other to special outings, there are many different ways to celebrate this holiday. Enjoy February 14th with your significant other and plan a romantic day together, host a Valentine’s Day themed party for your friends, or make the holiday a personal day to pamper yourself! We also got an idea for you…indulge in a couple’s massage, slip into a steamy hot tub and romantic candlelit dinner along the water! And if the weather permits, go for a walk after the dinner while holding each other hands!

Romantic massages are more intimate and sensual than the average massage and can really set the scene for a special, relaxing and totally couple-focused time together. Ambiance is very important when setting up a romantic massage, as is having some basic knowledge of massage and a willingness to experiment. Enhance your loving relationship through touch that turn a regular rub-down into a romantic massage. For couples, this form of massage can offer a double dose of benefits such as setting the mod and communication.

I am thrilled to announce that on Sunday, February 10th Raphael Palermo will be teaching a workshop that will teach you how to give your loved one a great massage! Bring a friend or loved one, or come on your own! Partner encouraged but not mandatory.  Please, sign up at the front desk. Space is limited.

In health, Yulia

Welcome New Members
Stephen and Ian Bai; Erika and Bram Hillsman; John McNamara;  Shane and Brinleigh Murphy-Reuter

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.