Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

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

NA Cancelled due to July 4th   Bridge Night – 7 p.m.
9  Ladies Night – 6:30 p.m.
11 Men’s Night – 7 p.m.

President’s Message

It’s been a challenging June:  computer software glitches, more and more deck dry rot, a major disruption to our swim program and more.

The club’s payroll and accounting software both flunked June.  The payroll glitch randomly ignored input for a few employees; then, the accounting software randomly put payments into a “pending” status, messing things up for a few members.  Both situations were due to separate vendors “upgrading” their software.  As ugly as this is, it seems to be part of the new normal.  Our apology to those adversely affected.

Progress is being made on the deck overlooking the courts.  As I write this, about 75% of the decking material has been applied; hopefully it will be completed in the next couple of weeks.  The stairs going down from the lower landing are rotted as well; I’m biting the bullet and having this work done – I’m concerned once the contractor leaves the job his return may be an issue.  Plus, the crew has momentum, so let’s go forward.

Are you frustrated about the Men’s Adult Sauna being down?  Believe me, we are too. There is some good news, though: a contract has been signed for the replacement of the unit; we’ll keep you posted.  In the meantime, the family sauna is working just fine; please use it as an alternative in the interim.

Brought 1 more full-time, temporary gardener on the staff, will augment with other part-timers as best we can to get our gardens looking presentable as soon as possible.  This is a priority, but my head maintenance guy seems to always be getting pulled in a thousand different directions.

Sabatino Candelori is no longer on our staff, causing some adjustments. Paul Wilson and Ted Harris have been hired to take over the program in the interim and they will be reaching out to you soon, if they haven’t contacted you already.  Our apology to those of you who are adversely affected.

Again, I ask that you bring your own towels when using the pool.  Our limited supply just can’t keep up, especially on those very hot days.  Also, please honor our pool rules, especially no children under the age of 14 in the spa, an exclusive adult amenity.  All lifeguards have been instructed to strictly enforce all rules, too; please be courteous to them.

New scoreboards have been installed the tennis courts.  They are a welcome addition, as the old scoreboards were in a sad state.

Summer is here.  All we need is the winter weather to go away for a few month’s so we can enjoy the club to the fullest.


Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc.

Jim Thompson, President

Rose Ann Kase
Due to 4th of July, Bridge Night has been cancelled for July.  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
Join the ladies on Wednesday evening, July 9th at 7pm for some mid-week tennis and some tidbits in the lounge.

Men’s Night
Ron Iriyama
Come play fun tennis on Wednesday evening, July 11th at 7pm.  Snacks and beer provided afterward in the lounge.

Tomiko Hawkins, Director

Our FOURTH of JULY Swim Races are coming up!  Families together and have a fun afternoon at the pool with games and prizes.  Ribbons will be given to all and most of all, it was time spent with each other.

International Day is up next! July 15th from 2-4pm This is a great event where members sign up to play on behalf of different countries from around the glove and potluck food from that country as well.  Wearing colors representing each country is a plus!!  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.

Join us for our SUMMER WINE DOWN!!!  During the months of June, July, and August 2018, there will be a no host bar every Friday of every month by the pool. Music will be provided by our very own Torrance Scott aka DJ Ambush.  Come out and enjoy the evening with us.

Our Mystery Dinner Party is happening on September 22ND.  This will be a night of intrigue, humor and a delicious dinner (more details to com).  Don’t Miss It.

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!

Social Tennis
Ladies Night-Every 2nd Monday
Men’s Night-Every 3rd Wednesday

Wine Down
During the Months of June, July, and August 2015, there will a no host bar (Friday of every month) by the pool for your enjoyment.

Cool In The Pool
A lifeguard will be on duty full time beginning June 9.  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 allowed on the decks 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 nonswimmers.
7.No kickboards are allowed in the babypool.
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 diapers.
4.Rough play will not be permitted.
5.Younger children have priority.

Thank you.

Your attention and continued co-operation are appreciated and make the club safer and more enjoyable for all member

Pool Hours:  Mondays through Fridays:  6:00 am to 9:30 pm Saturdays and Sundays:  8:00 am to 7:30 pm
Join us on July 15th for a fun day of tennis!
Pool Party
Please contact Michelle in the office if you are interested in having a pool party. 510-531-3300×14

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!!!


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.

Fitness Facts
Yulia Wynn, Director

Do you want to get into the best shape of your life and stay that way for good?

You probably know that aligning your nutrition plan with your exercise routine will help you to get desired life-changing results. Many people think that personal training and nutritional coaching means they have to empty their wallets, but isn’t necessarily the truth. I am excited to introduce in the month of July our new personalized on-line habit-based nutrition software ProCoach! ProCoach is so much more than “here’s a meal plan, don’t eat sweets, good luck” approach to nutrition coaching that many have tried. Using an industry-leading curriculum, technology, and a real person as a coach, you will improve your mindset, nutrition, movement and overall quality of life.

How ProCoach Works? After you fill out a comprehensive intake / assessment form online, you begin receiving:

1) Daily emails containing brief descriptions of what you should be working on and thinking about that day.

2) Daily habits: every 2 weeks you will be presented with a new habit, something YOU asked to practice every day, to develop a particular nutrition or lifestyle skill.

3) Daily habit checks. Every day you also be asked to record whether or not you practiced your habit.

4) Daily lessons and assignments which are tracked.

5) Regular progress checks. Every week or two, you will be asked to provide your body weight, girths, photos (if you wish), and other markers of progress, including subjective ones.

Sounds interesting or have more questions? We are here to help! Please, contact Yulia for more information at

Special for the month of July: get one 60-minute personal training session and one month of nutritional coaching for the price of one personal session only!

In health,

Group Fitness

Dear Members,

If you want this summer to take your workout to the next level but not sure where to start – check out this list of our group fitness options.

Want something that will stretch your body, make your limbs more flexible, relieve stress, and improve posture?  Yoga or Pilates may be what you are looking for. Yoga is a great way to relax and unwind, soothe sore muscles, and help heal damage in your joints through stretching, breathing, and meditation.  Pilates concentrates on building core strength, flexibility, and coordination, as well as sculpting muscles.

Spin classes are extremely popular, and offer a sweat-inducing workout.  This cardio workout can be tailored to any fitness level without any fancy moves! Another fitness fad is Zumba®, a mix of aerobics and dance that is energizing and entertaining.  The Latin-inspired workout burns fat and sculpts muscles, and helps with coordination, too!  Zumba® is a fantastic calorie-burner, and class participants can easily forget that it is exercise and not a party!

Want a workout that really kicks butt?  TBC, Step and Sculpt, TRX-Cycle, Cardio Mix is a good mix of aerobic exercise and strength training! The purpose of these classes is to push participants to their limit for maximum results!

No matter what your level of fitness, group classes can give you the extra push you need to reach your goals.  Working with trained instructors can help you learn new moves and ways to work your body that you never thought possible.  And if you want to make your workout to be enjoyable then sweating it out with a group of new friends is always fun!

In health,


Kathy Toon, Tennis Director

Summer camps are going well despite the heat.  We’ve been heading to the pool to cool off a bit  in the  afternoons.   Kids are having fun, making friends and learning the sport of a lifetime!  What more can we ask for.

Camps run all summer.   Each week we offer two sessions:  Morning from 9:00am-noon and afternoon from 1:00pm to 4pm. Sign Up:

NOTE:  OHTC Members use promo code OHTC50 for member pricing. All promo codes MUST be applied at the time of registration.

Adult Tennis

Looking to grow your game over the summer?  It’s a good time to take private lessons and to jump into an Adult Clinic.  Schedule Note:  The Wednesday night Advanced clinic is now scheduled from 7-8:30pm.

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:

Kathy Toon, Director.  503-828-8429 or email Kathy

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.

2018 Adult Tennis Schedule:

Coach Day/


Level Start Time Duration Registration
Kathy Tues. Ready, Set, Rally! Beg.

4-Week Class

9:00am 1.0 hours $99 Members

$125 Non-members

Kathy Tues. Clinic Beg.-


10:00am 1.5 hour Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Nicole Tues. Clinic Beg.-


7:30pm 1.5 hours Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Skip Wed. Clinic Inter.-


7:30pm 1.5 hours Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Kathy Thurs. Clinic Inter.-


9:00am 1.5 hours Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Kathy Thurs. Ready, Set, Rally! Beg.

4-Week Class

7:00pm 1.0 hour $99 Members

$125 Non-members

TBA Thurs. Clinic Begi.-


7:00pm 1.5 hours Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Nicole Sat. Clinic Inter.-


9:30am 1.5 hours Join Today!

On-Going Clinic

Sign Up On-Line:


Miriam Garfinkel, Director

Dates: Thursday mornings through May 10
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Pickleball continues to grow at OHTC. Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11 am are regular drop-in times with intro to pickleball available.  We have a growing list of OHTC pickleball players. It’s a great way to find other members who want to play. Contact Miriam at if you’d like to be added to the list.

Miriam and Josh are available for lessons or clinics if you’d like to schedule a time to learn or improve your game.   Get a group together and learn this fun game!  Email Miriam at if you’re interested.

Tennis Corner

Please Sign up for the International Day Team Tennis and Potluck Lunch scheduled for July 15th from 1-4 pm It will be a fun event and details are available at the front desk and with Miko Hawkins at


We need volunteers to form teams and players interested in participating in the fall.

NORCAL COMBO   League Format: 18+, Men/Women, 3 doubles,

2019 MIXED 40 & OVER  League Format: 40+, Mixed, 3 doubles

Teams Registration: July 16 – Aug. 13, 2018. Playing Season: Sept. 17 – Dec. 16, 2018

Last season we had teams for the Mixed Forty 7.0 team with Sheila Kilty as captain, Byron Bardy for Men’s Combo 8.5 and Memo Loyola for Men’s Combo 7.5.

Oakland Hills can compete again if the former captains and anyone else willing to lead a team will kindly volunteer to lead and play this season in the USTA. Anyone just interested in playing in the league, please contact Memo Loyola at or Miko Hawkins at

Meanwhile the Adult Leagues 18 + regular season ended June 24, 2018. Our 3 Oakland Hills teams: Men’s 18 and older 4.5 team; Women’s 18 and older 4.5 team; and Women’s 18 and older 3.5, have all finished the season and were headed to the First Round between June 29- July 1.

At the time of publishing the newsletter, the outcome of the first round was unknown, but we are rooting for our teams to continue into the second round of playoffs which are scheduled for July 13-15.

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
Dear Members,

Happy (almost) Independence Day! Bring on the fireworks, the BBQ, the family togetherness, and the appreciation for freedom by heading to the spa at OHTC to celebrate the red, white, and blue in spirited style! Only in July: buy 3 60-minute massage sessions for $210.

Some of you already had a chance to be impressed by Raphael Palermo’s deep tissue bodywork, and rightfully so! Raphael who has been a part of our massage team at OHTC since March 2018 graduated from The Institute of Conscious Bodywork Alive and Well in 2006. Some of Raphael’s most valuable training started when his mother, who is also a CMT, running her practice for more than 35 years, taught Raphael various techniques and skills when working with her and some of her clients. The type of work Raphael most sought out for is deep tissue massage. Here is what Raphael says about himself: ”I also have no ego or need to give you the massage I think you need, so tell me what you like and want. Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little about me. I will happily show you what my hands and elbows can do.”

Please, be aware that starting in July, Raphael will be changing his current Thursday shift to Sundays from 2-5 PM.  He still will be available by individual appointments.

Be well,

Welcome New Members

Amy Skoniaceny and Maggie Ferrons; Ilana Pearlman and Seth Engel; Pia and Thomas Bakker; Neil and Leigh Keidsen; Ivone Uriarte and Thomas Biggs; Julian Airmoloo and Barharch Nanee; Ann Wallace;Christine Henderson and Pontus Wahlgren; Moses Essien and Ngo Etame; Mark Knapp and Nancy Diao; Stephanie Norris and Jamie Fox; Rachel and Jason Concannon.

Member Referrals

Eric and Sue Tom; Carolyn Knapp; Robert Montgomery; Natalie Slattery; Collyn Creiglar.

Couples Training
Spice up your training with a loved one or a friend! Contact your personal trainer for more information!

Hilary Altman & Kevin Schwartz

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