Newsletter

SEPTEMBER

Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

COVID CLUB HOURS

Starting August 1, 2020
Pool Hours
6 am to 6:30 pm
Tennis Court Hours
9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Please stay safe and wear a mask!
Follow the rules and keep a safe distance of 6 ft.

Calendar
written with anticipation

14      Ladies Night – 5:30 PM
16      Men’s Night – 5:30 pm

President’s Message

Dear Members:

Here we are, 5  months and counting since the lockdown.  Are we ever going to be able to open up?

As we move into the fall there will be little change without the go-ahead from the county.  November 1 we revert to standard time and it will be necessary to shorten the hours, provided we can’t use the clubhouse.  And if there is inclement weather, we will have to shut the club for the day or days, depending.  All we can do is pray for corralling the coronavirus.  Where’s the vaccine?

Tennis programming will be modified somewhat; more emphasis will be tennis instruction – we are adding staff.  Without guests, interclub or intraclub competition permitted, camps will continue pretty much as they are now; same goes for swimming, outdoor exercise and Pickle Ball.

Because we can’t utilize the clubhouse, there is no access to the light switches; thus, the limited hours.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have access to the showers, toilets, baby-sitting and gym facilities again.  Keep on wishing.

The 300 masks ordered for the 45th anniversary were consumed almost immediately.  Another 100 have been ordered and will be distributed as soon as received, a little thank you.  Looks like we will be tagged with masks for some time to come.

Not a lot more to say except your continued support is truly appreciated.  Things will get better, I promise.

Cordially, Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc
James W. Thompson, President

Reservations:

The club has utilized a new app to make the registration process easier for both our staff and the members.  Some of you still might have a few questions so I hope this information will help to answer most of them.

While we are anxiously waiting for the clubhouse to open its doors again, we have been offering some outside activities including lap swimming, tennis, fitness and aqua camps as well as deck cycling.

 Instructions:

If you would like to make a reservation for lap swimming, deck cycling, fitness and aqua camps, you will have to download the following app https://www.myclublives.com/00005.
You can use either your cell phone or laptop/computer.

Instructions to make a reservation:

  1. Login in the upper right corner with your e-mail or a phone number
  2. Go to CLUB EVENTS and register for the activity of your interest except lap swimming
  3. Lap swimming is under RESERVATIONS

If due to some reason you have troubles with logging into the app/website please let us know. We might need to update your e-mail address. You must be registered for the activity of your choice to participate. We do not take any reservations by e-mail any longer. Please continue to use our old mobile app Oakland Hills Tennis Club to see the most update schedule.

Reservations Break Down:

  1. Tennis Courts: Miko Hawkins (510) 531-3300 at ext. 123, Monday – Friday, 10 – 2 PM
  2. Tennis Summer Camps: Jack Mintz email: tennis@oaklandhills.com or call at  (510) 531-3300 ext. 119
  3. https://www.myclublives.com/00005 go to the CLUB EVENTS tab to make a reservation for deck cycling, aqua and fitness camps
  4. https://www.myclublives.com/00005  go to RESERVATIONS to make a reservation for lap swimming
  5. E-mail  our aquatic manager to schedule a private swim lesson or if you have ANY questions regarding swimming activities
  6. E-mail Yulia Wynn if you have any questions about fitness camps or deck cycling

Best regards,
Yulia Wynn / Fitness Director at OHTC

Phone Usage

It is important to know where you can use your phones. Phones are illegal to be use your cell phone in any locker room – especially face time or camera usage. Cell phones are not to be used in hot tub, cardio room or the weight room. You may listen to music but having phone conversations is not allowed. Thank you for considering the other members.

Bridge
Jerry O’Connor
Missing bridge?  We sure miss you up here!  Hang tight.  We will get bridge again!

Ladies’ Night
Tomiko Hawkins
Come out and see what all the fuss is about on Monday, September 14 at 5 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, September 16 at 5 pm.

Social
Tomiko Hawkins, Director

As we look to the month of September, we are still celebrating OHTC’s 45Th Anniversary. In honor of this accomplishment, members have received a monogramed mask to celebrate. For those who have yet to receive a mask, more have been ordered and are on the way.

While we cannot socially gather right now, please stop by one of the banners when you are at the club and take a quick picture next to the banner so we can savor the memories and share them with you all. When you are out and about town, snap a photo of your outing rocking your OHTC mask! We will give away a bottle of delicious wine for our favorite photo! Send all pics directly to me at: social @oaklandhills.com. Be a part of the celebration! We are your community and your club!

While the club is partially open, we will have Ladies Night Camp on September 14th at 5pm. Men’s Night Camp will be on September 15th at 5pm. These are two great opportunities to come out and play tennis with other members.

Tomiko Hawkins,
Director of Social Events
For more information,
call 530-3300, ext. 23 or email at
social@oaklandhills.com
SOCIAL EVENTS 2020
Tomiko Hawkins, Director of Social Events
For more information, call 530-3300, ext. 23 or email at social@oaklandhills.com

SOCIAL EVENTS 2020
September 21 Jazz by the Pool
October 25 Halloween Party
November 14 Fall Wine Tasting
December 6 Santa Arrives
December 12 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
Lauren Lafferty, Director

Hi Everybody,

The End of Summer Swim Team Camp was a success!

We are excited for the Fall Swim Team to begin September 7th. The Fall Swim Team is going to continue Water polo Fridays, which we started in the End of Summer Team.

I am getting everything together for our winter programs, and we have plans to add a new one this year! We will be offering swim team, as well as a new water polo program, since many kids have enjoyed Water Polo Fridays!

More updates to come 🙂

OHTC Sharks
Fall 2020

Lesson Prices                            Member         NonMember
Private                                            $70                 $85
Semi Private                                  $65                 $80
Group                                             $60                 $70
Package of 5 Privates                   $240              $340

Swim Team                                  Member         NonMember
End of Summer                             $150              $195
Mon-Fri, August 3-15

Fall Swim                                        $300               $380
Mon,Wed,Fri, September 7- October 16
Practice Times
3-4pm Beginner
4-5pm Intermediate
5-6:15pm Advance

Fitness Facts
Yulia Wynn, Director

September Covid-19 21-Day Weight Loss Challenge

If you’ve gained weight during the COVID-19 pandemic, you aren’t alone. The “COVID-19 PLUS 15” — referring to weight gain some people have experienced since the new normal, which is likely due to a disruption in daily routine and habits. There is a direct relationship between our diet, physical activity, and health. Our nutrition is a key player when it comes to physical, mental, and social well-being. And it’s important for keep our immune system strong.

The good news is that you can lose the weight quickly—in fact, it’s possible to do it in just 21 days. But if you want to keep those pounds off permanently, you need to think of weight loss as a long-term lifestyle choice. Achieving weight loss — and better overall fitness – involves mental, emotional and physical commitment along with the realization that the process doesn’t happen overnight.
I am thrilled to announce that our Zoom 21-day weight loss challenge Pound Killers will start on Saturday, September 5th, at 10 AM. By joining this program, you will learn why simplistic solutions like “eat less and exercise more” almost always end up in frustration and diet failure. This program is NOT about deprivation or dieting. Jump start your weight loss and say good bye to chronic health complaints; Stop sugar cravings and get off your hormonal roller-coaster; Mental, emotional and physical commitment support. Top prizes for male and female winners; Expect to lose 5-15 pounds.
• Join the first Zoom meeting to learn more with no obligations-you have nothing to lose except extra pounds
• Questions? Email me back to get more answers at groupfitness@oaklandhills.com
• $99 for 4 meetings

In health,
Yulia / Fitness Director and Nutritional Coach at OHTC

SEPTEMBER Fitness
Activities at OHTC

As I write you this note in the middle of August, there is a possibility that certain things might be different by the time of September. Our current program has been split into virtual Zoom classes and fitness camps on one of the tennis courts and deck cycling. We have been working hard to accommodate your needs and wishes so together we will continue to stay strong, slim and healthy! Also, we will be transferring the entire schedule into our new app that we have been using for reservations. We will keep you updated. For now, keep following our free mobile app Oakland Hills Tennis Club to view the most updated schedule for the month of September.

How to access our VIRTUAL CLASSES:

1. Download Zoom and open an account
2. Download our app Oakland Hills Tennis Club from the app store to view our current schedule. It’s free.
3. The number next to the class is the class ID that you need to join one of our classes hosted via Zoom
4. You will see the password next the class ID
If you would like to make a reservation for lap swimming, deck cycling, fitness and aqua camps, you will have to download the following app https://www.myclublives.com/00005. You can use either your cell phone or laptop/computer. The app is not suitable for iPad.

Instructions to make a reservation:
1. Login in the upper right corner with your e-mail or a phone number
2. Go to CLUB EVENTS and register for the activity of your interest except lap swimming
3. Lap swimming is under REQUESTS
4. To see immediate lap swimming openings, go to RESERVATIONS
If due to some reason you have troubles with logging into the app/website please let us know. We might need to update your e-mail address. You must be registered for the activity of your choice to participate.

Reservations Break Down:
1. Tennis Courts: Miko Hawkins (510) 531-3300 at ext. 123, Monday – Friday, 10 – 2 PM
2. Tennis Summer Camps: Jack Mintz email: tennis@oaklandhills.com or call at (510) 531-3300 ext. 119
3. https://www.myclublives.com/00005 go to the CLUB EVENTS tab to make a reservation for deck cycling, aqua and fitness camps
4. https://www.myclublives.com/00005 go to REQUESTS to make a reservation for lap swimming / RESERVATIONS for immediate lap swimming openings
5. E-mail Michelle Delphey our general manager if you have ANY questions regarding swimming activities
6. E-mail Yulia Wynn if you have any questions about fitness camps or deck cycling

To make sure that all our members are able to participate in our fitness camps on court 2 and deck cycling, we have implemented the following rules:

1. You can only attend any TWO morning deck cycling classes out of THREE unless there is a space available on the morning of the activity of your interest. Currently we offer 8 AM deck cycling classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. This rule doesn’t apply to Sunday mornings at the moment.
2. You can only attend ONE cycling class on the same day unless there is a space available the same morning the activity is offered.

3. On the mornings when we offer both deck cycling and the class in-person on court 2 you can only register for ONE of those classes. It applies currently to Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
4. If someone is registered for either deck cycling or a fitness camp on court 2 and does not come to the class, that person can only register next time within the 24-hour frame of the fitness camp that was missed.
5. Reservations are allowed only ONE week ahead.
Please remember to UNREGISTER if you are longer not able to attend within 24 hours before the activity of your interest.

Group Fitness

Dear Members,

There’s no denying it: a lot of us have been experiencing completely new feelings since the coronavirus took over the world. And since feeling really strange during these days is officially becoming our “new normal,” it can make us feel like we’ve lost some control over our lives. The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we live our lives, but here are six ways we can all take control.

SEPTEMBER Fitness Classes at OHTC

How to access our VIRTUAL CLASSES: 

  1. Download Zoom and open an account
  2. Download our app Oakland Hills Tennis Club from the app store to view our current schedule. It’s free.
  3. The number next to the class is the class ID that you need to join one of our classes hosted via Zoom
  4. You will see the password next the class ID

If you would like to make a reservation for lap swimming, deck cycling, fitness and aqua camps, you will have to download the following app https://www.myclublives.com/00005. You can use either your cell phone or laptop/computer. The app is not suitable for iPads.

Instructions to make a reservation:

  1. Login in the upper right corner with your e-mail or a phone number
  2. Go to CLUB EVENTS and register for the activity of your interest except lap swimming
  3. Lap swimming is under REQUESTS
  4. To see immediate lap swimming openings, go to RESERVATIONS

If due to some reason you have troubles with logging into the app/website please let us know. We might need to update your e-mail address. You must be registered for the activity of your choice to participate. We do not take any reservations by e-mail any longer.

Reservations Break Down:

  1. Tennis Courts: Miko Hawkins (510) 531-3300 at ext. 123, Monday – Friday, 10 – 2 PM
  2. Tennis Summer Camps: Jack Mintz email: tennis@oaklandhills.com or call at     (510) 531-3300 ext. 119
  3. https://www.myclublives.com/00005 go to the CLUB EVENTS tab to make a reservation for deck cycling, aqua and fitness camps
  4. https://www.myclublives.com/00005 go to REQUESTS to make a reservation for lap swimming / RESERVATIONS for immediate lap swimming openings
  5. E-mail Michelle Delphey our general manager if you have ANY questions regarding swimming activities
  6. E-mail Yulia Wynn if you have any questions about fitness camps or deck cycling

OHTC Court Policy

  • Courts may be reserved up to 3 days in advance.
  • There are only 4 reservable courts in advance.  Two courts are held for the teaching pros.  3 tennis courts are available for walk on.
  • After 10 minutes, if you have not arrived, you have forfeited your court.
  • A reservation only reserves the right to a court; not a specific court.
  • Fitness members may not make advance reservations.
  • Ball machine is not available for advance reservations.

Tennis
Skip Redondo , Director

Hi OHTC TENNIS MEMBERS,

Summer is all most finish for our junior tennis players. This summer was a big hit for our junior tennis camp. We are now starting our after school camp this coming Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Hot shot start at 3:00 to 4:30 and our regular after school camp starts 4 to 5:30. I am also starting a beginner tennis 101 on Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 am. Tennis 102 intermediate class will be on Saturday at 11:00 am.

OHTC just hired my son Skyler Redondo and my new Head Pro Joseph Greco from France.

This coming Friday I am starting my Wilson Senior round robin tournament that will go all the way to November 15th. Senior men win a Wilson Clash racket for free don’t forget to sign up. Be Safe and stay healthy.

Skip

Pickleball tip

Next time you are out playing Pickleball STOP and analyze your body position. Are flatfooted?

Is your paddle at your side? Are your feet positioned so you can quickly move to read the next shot.

It’s easy to relax between shots or before the ball is served and fall back into a lazy position where you’ll be alright off guard. It’s important to always be ready for the next shot.

Experts give slightly different recommendations depending on your position on the court (at the non-volley vs mod-court or baseline) or what the best angle is to hold the paddle’s leading edge to favor backhand on forehand return…. Stay Safe and Healthy. Skip Redondo tennis director

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Tennis Corner

Greetings Tennis enthusiasts,

The Covid 19 pandemic has impacted professional tennis. There have been some tournaments played with social distancing and none or very little public access.

The Four majors have been delayed cancelled or will suffer from a diminished field of tennis pros.

The US Open begins Monday, August 31st and ends Sunday, September 13th 2020. Concerns with the pandemic have been the reason for Ashleigh Barty and Rafael Nadal withdrawing from the US Open. They lead a group of players who will not attend.
ROLAND-GARROS (The French Open) is now scheduled from Sep 21st through Oct 11th 2020, Normally, The French Open is played before Wimbledon and the US Open.

Wimbledon for 2020 was cancelled and the next Championships will be June 28th to July 11th 2021.

On the home front, Oakland Hills Tennis Club continues to follow the Alameda County rules and the sign-in tent near court 9 has been a great success to keep everyone safe.

Tennis and Pickleball players are following guidelines set forth by the club which include making reservations with enough notice get reservation of courts, with all names. For more details contact social@oaklandhills.com

Estelle Baum coordinates the Women’s Ball league camp. Miko Hawkins continues to run the once-a-month Monday Women’s Tennis camp.

Jim’s Senior camp, with help from Vic Brochard, continues the weekday doubles matches on Mondays and Thursdays. Sheridan Downey has a great weekend camp for Tennis camps on Saturdays and Sundays at 9am each week. Walter Ohlemutz organizes another Tennis Camp at 11am on the weekends.

Our Men’s Wednesday Night Tennis Camp, occurs on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm, has had increasing numbers with 7 players in June, and 14 players in July. I will report the August 19th participation in our next tennis corner.

For September, the Wednesday Men’s Tennis Camp will be September 16th, 2020
Everyone can bring their own beverages and removed them before leaving the court, or use the water fountains at your own responsibility. Players must bring a new can of tennis balls so each server uses their own can. Also, until further, we cannot do the social in the clubhouse.

See you on the courts, (with the appropriate distancing and safety measures)!

Massage Messages

Dear Members,

Most of us have been working hard to stay healthy, slim and trim while on lockdown. Quarantine life is challenging, to say the least. And no one would blame you for being tempted to abandon your diet and exercise plan and reach for the tub of ice cream while watching the show that everyone is talking about.

Guess what? We don’t have to give up on our favorite dishes…let’s just make these dishes lighter, healthier and just as delicious. For example, we can use noodles made from vegetables, rather than traditional, carb-laden pasta. If you’re new to cooking with veggie noodles, you’re in for a treat! It’s simple and satisfying to create comforting guilt-free pasta dinners.

Zucchini is low in saturated fat and sodium, and very low in cholesterol. It’s also a great source of protein, vitamin A, thiamin, niacin, phosphorus and copper, dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folic acid, magnesium, potassium and manganese. The easiest way to make zoodles is to use a vegetable spiralizer or just buy pre-made zoodles in your grocery store’s produce section. Sauté them for a few minutes, then top with sauce.

Welcome New Members
Jamie and David Addington; Laura Thomas and Laska Aleseevna; Kayton Bhtia and Robb Detlefs; Debra and Art Bakal; Helen Lawerence; Tobias and Alicia Riday

Thank you for the Membership Referral
Adam Cunha and Kristen Personett; Kayton Bhati and Robb Detlefs

 

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.