Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

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

1st Bridge Night  7pm 
13th  Ladies Night – 6:30 p.m.
18th Men’s Night – 7:00 pm

President’s Message

Out of the cold into the frying pay.  Can you believe the shift in weather?  It’s 93 degrees and rising as I write this article, kids are out of school and the club is vibrating.

With all this activity, I want to remind you to bring your own towels when going to the pool, we simply can’t keep up with the demand, especially on these very hot days.  The club relies on a towel service and even though we have 2,500 towels, the logistics and constraints make it impossible to get service at the drop of a hat.  Please be understanding.

The new sauna in the Adult Women’s restroom is up and running; getting lots of compliments.  I’ve had a few comments about a draft coming from the door; that should be eliminated by the time you receive this newsletter.  This was a huge undertaking and I have to give special applauds to Edgar Franco, our head maintenance guy, who convinced me he was up to the task of doing the replacement – it’s professional in every context.

Unfortunately, I’ve had to write a few letters to members who like to push the envelope.  Most have addressed not checking in guests, but a few have been for unacceptable behavior.  I really don’t like sending out negative correspondence but it goes with the job.  Please obey the rules and we’ll all get along very well.

The club experienced a very satisfactory membership drive, which ended May 31.  Thanks to each and every one of you who sponsored a new member, you are great.

Looking forward to a wonderful summer season.  Thank you for your membership.

Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc.

Jim Thompson, President

Jerry O’Connor
Please look for information coming from Jerry for the next date…Please contact Jerry at if interested.

Ladies’ Night
Tomiko Hawkins
Come out and see what all the fuss is about on Monday, July  9 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, July  11  at 7 pm

Tomiko Hawkins, Director

It’s almost time to relax by the pool and enjoy the energy and good vibes created by our very own member DJ Ambush at our SUMMER WINE DOWN!!!  During the months of June, July, and August, there will be a no host bar every Friday of every month by the pool.   Our first wine down will be held on JUNE 7th from 5-7 pm. Come out and enjoy the evening with us.

Our FOURTH of JULY Swim Races are coming up as well!  Get ready for a fun afternoon at the pool with fun and prizes.  The party is happening from 2-4:30 and is open to all ages!  Come out to win your prize.

International Day will take place on July 14th from 2-4pm This is a great event where members sign up to play on behalf of different countries from around the globe and potluck food from that country as well.  Wearing colors representing each country is a plus!! There will also be PRIZES this year for the winning country and for the BEST COSTUME! All tennis members should make room for this event!  Look for more information to be posted around the club. Please contact me at or at ext. 23.

Look for all 2019 social events elsewhere in the newsletter and at our new SOCIAL CORNER located near the front entrance. We hope to see you!


Tomiko Hawkins,
Director of Social Events
For more information,
call 530-3300, ext. 23 or email at

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

Swim Swim Races.  As we get closer, more information will be posted around the club.  There will be fun games and friendly competition at the pool.
Hope to see you there!

During the months of June, July, and August there will be music and a no host beer and wine bar every Friday of every month by the pool.   Another great way to get involved at the club is to join our Ping Pong Players.  Come on out for Ping Pong on every Tuesday night 8-945pm for a great time!!

Lastly, don’t forget that Ladies Night (2nd Monday of the month) and Men’s Night (3rd Wednesday of the month) are great opportunities and 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 and at the SOCIAL CORNER near the front entrance of the club.  Events are also streamed on our monitors throughout the club!!  You do not want to miss out on the social events that interests you.  We look forward to seeing you.

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 and Friends,

We survived the first heat wave of the summer with a little help from the OHTC pool.  It was great to see the facility jam packed with happy swimmers taking refuge from the SoCal style temperatures in our beautiful NorCal setting.  With that said, it’s also nice to have temperatures back down in the double digits.

Not sure what the weather has in store for us on the 4th of July, but we will be celebrating at the pool regardless of the scorch factor.  If you or your children have not yet had the opportunity to attend our Independence Day event, I encourage you to check us out.  The kids have a great time participating in organized races and games, winning ribbons and selecting toys from our giveaway basket.  It’s also a good excuse for adults to be active on a day when the barbecue grill seems to produce a never ending supply of nap-inducing food.  I look forward to celebrating our nation’s birthday with the OHTC community and hope to see you there.  Registration for the kids swim events is at 1:30pm, games begin at 2:30.

Swim team is in full-swing for the summer, which means half the pool is used from 4-7pm every weekday.  Although the team feels very supported by the membership, I can certainly understand how a lap swimmer may get frustrated on a day with heavy pool traffic and limited lane space.  Please remember that we offer “adult swim” for the last 15 minutes of every hour from 11am-7pm, which helps a great deal with freeing up space.   Come see me personally if you have any concerns.  I am around the pool most of the day and am always happy to hear from members.   –Paul

Summer Swim Team
Join the OHTC Sharks for another incredible year!  Our summer swim team has started!  Coach Paul is doing an incredible job and all love him!  Learn new techniques and have fun!  Contact for more information.

Cool In The Pool

A lifeguard will be on duty full time beginning June 18.  It is necessary to remind members of the following rules and parents are requested to talk to their children about the rules and courtesies.

  1. No running on decks.
  2. No glass containers around pool sides or decks.
  3. Eating and drinking are above the stairs only.
  4. Absolutely no child under the age of 14 is allowed in the hot tub.
  5. Kickboards are to be returned to lifeguard chair after their use.
  6. Kickboards are not to be jumped on, thrown or used as a toy or a safety survival by non-swimmers.
  7. No kickboards are allowed in the baby pool.
  8. All babies and children are to be in suits to enter pools.
  9. No sitting on shoulders.
  10. No tennis or hard balls for water games; nerf balls ok.

The Baby Pool

  1. The small pool is for non-swimmers
  2. No kickboards allowed.
  3. All babies must have on swim
  4. Rough play will not be permitted.
  5. Younger children have priority.

Fitness Facts
Yulia Wynn, Director
Dear Members,

I hope all of you have been enjoying the summer! Summer time is the time when a lot of us take vacations to get away from our busy routines to recharge and relax. I would like to remind you that any form of the exercise is also a stress reducer so you don’t have to travel hundred miles to feel refreshed! If you get some spare time this July, I invite you to come and check out our small group training classes with Virginia Pell on Mondays at 6 AM and Wednesdays at 7 AM, and Casey Brown on Fridays at 6 and 7 AM.

Big enough to be fun, but small enough to still be quality. This is how I describe small group training. Small group training has been gaining popularity because it’s an affordable and fun way for members to take advantage of a trainer’s expertise at a lower financial investment — all while keeping the fun and competitiveness of a group dynamic.

Small group training allows a trainer to work with more people at once. It’s a cost-effective way for members to experience the benefits of working with a fitness professional while paying only a small fraction of  one-on-one training. Another reason small group training has become popular is due to the benefits of working in a group. When people start exercising in a group, they establish relationships and make friends with other people in the group — helping them become regular participants in group activities. Our small group training classes are community within the community of the club, and they feel like a family!

I am thrilled to announce that only in July any member who would like to try our small group training classes will get his or her first class complementary to the membership. But the small group training is so good that I have no doubt you will be back for more!

In health,

Group Fitness
Dear Members,

I am excited to announce a new group fitness class in our schedule on Mondays at 6 PM with Casey Brown who is our recent star at OHTC! Starting in July, Casey will be taking over the class above from Rich Sanchez. Rich still will be teaching the TRX-Cycle class on Tuesdays at 5 PM. Rich will also continue with his personal training services at the club.

Casey’s workouts are fun but challenging! They mix traditional callisthenic and body weight exercises with weight training! Casey is a big fan of interval and circuit training for a combination of total body strength, power, and cardiovascular fitness. Each workout will vary from class to class while getting you into incredible shape and having a blast doing it! Every week builds on movement patterns to progressively and sustainably empower you with a steady variety of multi-modality training. Casey says that ss long as you’re willing to work, you’re welcome – come join us and be your best!

On a different note, please, be aware that the schedule on Thursday, July 4th is modified. While there will be no changes in the morning schedule, all the classes in the evening are canceled. Please, check our group fitness app to see all the updates and last-minute changes. I also kindly remind you to refresh the app once in a while.

In health,

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

After a long and rainy winter, we’re so happy to see the sun again and finally have great weather to play tennis and pickleball.

Congratulations to those that placed in the Save The Dog tennis tournament .  Yvonne and Stacey Merrick won the 8.0 doubles while Kathy Ottesen and Anne Lauer were runners up in 7.5 doubles.

The Winter/Spring After School Junior Development & High Performance Junior Academy wrapped another successful season.  We look forward to kicking off again in Fall 2019 when school starts.
Our Junior Summer Camp is a big hit and had a great first week.  Next week promises to be even bigger.  It’s not to late to sign up your kids for fun in the sun with tennis, swim & other activities.  Please reach out to Josh Bernstein to sign up,

The Adult Intermediate/Advanced tennis class on Wednesday nights will begin at 6:30pm for the summer.  The Saturday Beginner/Intermediate class will continue to start at 9:30am.

Please visit for all the details on tennis programs at OHTC.  Have a great summer of tennis.

Nicole Havlicek, Co-Director

We had a great Pickleball Mixer on June 2 with 20 players in attendance.  Participants received an introductory class if they were new to the game.  Intermediate players participated in a round robin event.  We enjoyed food and drinks and had a t-shirt prize giveaway to conclude the event.  All had a blast!  Thanks to Miriam Garfinkel and Darlene Vendegna for helping me put on this great event.  We look forward to doing another mixer in the future.

In addition to the introductory class followed by an intermediate class on the first Saturday of every month, we have added a Beginning 2.0 class to the pickleball class schedule.  This new class is designed for those that have completed the introductory class and want to build on the basics of what they’ve learned.  The class is great to use as a stepping stone into Open Play and/or the intermediate class.

Please visit for all the details on pickleball programs at OHTC.  Have agreat summer of pickleball.

Weekly Pickleball Open Play Hours: Mondays 6:00-7:30pm; Tuesdays 9:30-11:00am; Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm;  Thursdays 9:30-11:00am; Sundays 9:30-11:00am.


Tennis Corner
Greetings Tennis enthusiasts.

Currently, the OHTC Men’s 4.0 ADULT 18 & OVER TEAM, led by our OHTC head pro, Josh Bernstein, with Byron Bardy as co-captain, as of submitting this Tennis Corner report, are one victory away from qualifying for the playoffs. They are scheduled to play Berkeley Tennis Club, (BTC), at Oakland Hills (home) at Noon on June 23, 2019. We encourage all OHTC club members to be on hand for the match to support and cheer our home team.

If you cannot read this by June 23rd, please check with captain Josh Bernstein, for an update on the team, because with a victory over BTC, they will play in the first round of the playoffs, which begins on the weekend of  June 28-30 away. If they continue with the streak and win in the first round, they would be playing in the 2nd round on the weekend of July 19th -21st.

The OHTC Men’s 7.0 ADULT 55 & OVER TEAM needs players. Don Maker is the captain. The season started June 10, 2019 and will go for 10 matches over a 12 week period, The 7.0 rating is the combination of the ratings of the two playing partners. Don is looking for more 3.5 players to join. So if you are 55 and older, or will be 55 anytime this calendar year please consider joining the team, by contacting the club or captain Don Maker at

Men’s night  will be on the 3rd Wednesday of of July at 7 pm.  We have men of all skill levels play friendly social tennis, which can get entertaining and competitive. Then we  follow with food (usually pizza) and beverages after the tennis. Our next scheduled Men’s night is on Wednesday July 17th.

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

Massage Messages
Dear Members,

Happy July!

I am disappointed to announce that our deep tissue specialist Raphael Palermo is temporarily moving out of the Bay Area. As a consequence, Raphael is no longer available to provide his wonderful massage services at the club. We wish Raphael all the best in his future beginnings. We also hope to have Raphael back one day!

On the other hand, we are very lucky to welcome on board Casey Brown! Some of you have met Casey already. His squat workshop was a bomb, and many of you gave Casey fantastic reviews as a fitness instructor as well. Guess what? The chemistry is mutual! This is what Casey says about his experience so fat at OHTC. I love working at the club!  It is a highlight of my day to support our community in healthy pain free vitality and increased body performance and well-being. It is my honor to support your health and fitness goals. I am an 8-year career wellness professional specializing in fitness and health through bodywork, advanced neurofascial optimization, and joint durability training. Clients come to my table any number of ways, yet the majority report health beyond just feeling great, but moving better as well feeling better in the long run. I have had the honor of helping people recover from surgeries, illnesses, injuries, and body traumas to recover a place of resounding joy and exuberance in their bodies. It is my delight to be on your team! Starting June 19th, Casey will have a permanent massage shift on Wednesdays from 10 to 2 PM. Please, stop at the front desk to make an appointment with Casey, Julian or Izumi.

In health,

Welcome New Members

Heather and Joanh Meacham; Liana Held and Daniel Costa; April Doerfler; Ali Sabazz and Bevely Smith; Neil and Zell Nathanson; Tana and Mike Ciecciora; Andrea and Craig Helmholz; Jessica Appelgren and Dave Kollhoff; Romi Akpala and Hana Solomon; Catherine Goddard; Elizabeth and Daniel Cummings; Elizabeth and Robert Singer; Anne and Enrique Alelshire; Colman and Brenda Snaith

Welcome Back Members

Thank you for the Membership Referral
Maritza Dubeck

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