Newsletter

SEPTEMBER

Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

Calendar
written with anticipation
           Bridge Night  — 7:00PM
13     Ladies Night – 5:30 PM
15      Men’s Night – 5:30 pm

President’s Message

What a month:  No masks; masks; cool weather; hot weather; out of school; back to school.  What did I miss?  At least membership sales tripped the 850 wire; towels will be arriving soon, if not here already.

Because of the mask mandate, indoor social activity is under the microscope.  Depending on how long it goes, the wine tasting in November, and club open house party in December may be affected.  Even if the mandate is lifted, the logistics of planning for a future event may preclude those events; catering is especially challenging when dealing with unknowns.  I’ll keep you informed as things play out.

Scheduling staff has already posed a challenge – so many of our staff are back to school already; most everyone returned early in August.  Please understand, this is beyond our control and will probably affect operations in the future – the kids used to go back in September.

Thank you for your membership referrals; keep them coming.  While we reached 850 in early August, we are still down significantly from 1,000 before March 2020.  The rewards for referring are the same and I’ll keep the pricing through September.  That’s the best I can do for now.

Cordially,

Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc.
Jim Thompson, President

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

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 & Guillermo Loyola

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

BREAKING NEWS!!  Our Summer has been kind to us all at OHTC.  Our Summer Wine Downs are a success and will continue through the month of September.  It was originally slated to end on August 28th, but we have decided to extend the party.  Please note that if weather turns on us, we will not have a wine down.  We will continue through September 25th.

We hope you can join us for some delicious No Host Bar of beer and wine and DJ tunes.

Ladies Night will take place on September 13th at 6:30pm and Men’s Night is on September 15th at 7pm.  Food and drinks will be provided by David &Soo from our gourmet Snack Bar.   Come out and join in on the fun!

As we are fully open, I anticipated more social activities being added to the mix so stay tuned.  Halloween party and our Fall Wine Tasting are on deck!

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 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

Hey Everyone,

Summer has come to an end. It was a great season and we are so happy and thankful to everyone who has participated. We are so sad to see some wonderful members of our team leave for school, but hope to see then back next summer.

Fall is gearing up and we have new price sheets and registration forms available at the desk. We will be having more limited space with lessons due to short staff. We’re excited to see everyone back for fall team. We can’t wait!

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,

This is the correct way to perform a bench press. Wait! No, this is the correct way. You are doing your leg lifts incorrectly. Your crunches are all wrong. Does this sound familiar? What is the correct way to train, and how do you sort through so much information, some of it apparently conflicting? While it would be impossible to discuss all aspects of proper form for every possible exercise, my 2-hour workshop on September 11th at 10:30 will address some most common elements of “proper form” while exercising.

Proper form is essential for success when training for anything from general fitness to competitive sport events. It is the quality of training that influences your progress, more than the quantity. For example, time under tension, angle of movement, range of motion, and many other factors all contribute to a particular resistance training session. It is important to understand the proper mechanics of training to get the most benefit from your time.

When thinking about proper form, you should be aware of at least a few factors. One of the first and most important elements to consider is your back. The spinal column is very prone to injury and proper back alignment is crucial for injury prevention and proper execution of exercises. Joint alignment is also critical when considering range of motion. In the example with the chest press, if your primary goal is to work your chest muscles, you can stop at the shoulder-elbow alignment – in other words, your upper arms do not need to go below parallel. Does this mean that going below parallel is wrong? No! Not only is it necessary in bench-pressing competitions (and if you don’t work that range of motion, you won’t get stronger) but when you move below parallel, tension shifts to your triceps, so this a great way to work them as well.

There are obviously many elements to consider when trying to practice “proper form.” My workshop will outline the main pillars of the proper alignment and will include both the notes and exercises. You will learn how to make your functional movements safe and avoid common alignment mistakes.

If Proper Form Alignment workshop sounds interesting – sign up online using our app MyClubLives. Having private sessions with a personal trainer can be a bit expensive. By attending this workshop, a personal trainer will help you to design a functional workout by paying only a fraction of the price.

In health,                                                                                                                                  Yulia – Fitness Director at OHTC

Fitness Director at OHTC

SEPTEMBER Fitness Activities at OHTC

Our group fitness program currently offers both classes in-person as well as Zoom classes. Some classes are only in-person, some only on Zoom, and some both (hybrid mode). Use our app MyClubLives app (https://www.myclublives.com/00005) to view the most updated schedule as well as to join the activities of your interest. You can use either your cell phone or laptop/computer. This app is not suitable for iPad.

       How to access our ZOOM and HYBRID classes: 

  1. Download Zoom and open an account.
  2. Download our app MyClubLives from the app store. It’s free.
  3. Login in the upper right corner with your e-mail or a phone number
  4. Go to CLUB EVENTS
  5. Click on the class of your interest and follow the link provided to join.
  6. As an alternative, you still can use the class ID and a password provided in the description of the class.
  7. You currently do not need reservations for Zoom classes.Instructions to make a reservation for classes IN-PERSON:
  8. Download our app MyClubLives from the app store. It’s free.
  9. Login in the upper right corner with your e-mail or a phone number
  10. Go to CLUB EVENTS and register for the activity of your interest

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 to participate.

Please remember to UNREGISTER if you are longer not

able to attend within 24 hours before the activity of your interest.

Fall Salad Recipe

Curry Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Salad

  • ½teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place cauliflower florets and cubed sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle on curry powder, turmeric, garlic powder, red cayenne pepper and season with salt and pepper. Use clean hands to toss everything together until it’s well coated with oil and spices. Spread out evenly. Roast for 30 minutes, flipping halfway in between. We want the sweet potatoes to be somewhat fork tender but still have a slight bite.
  2. Once done cooking, add roasted sweet potato and cauliflower to a medium bowl. Add in the thawed peas, green onion, cranberries, cilantro and parsley.
  3. Make the dressing: In a small bowl, add in tahini, lemon juice, warm water, curry powder, garlic powder, ginger, turmeric, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. Add more warm water if necessary to thin out the dressing so it is spoonable. Fold the dressing into the rest of the ingredients until they are well coated. Serves 2-4, depending on how hungry you are. Garnish with a few extra scallions, cranberries and cilantro.

Tennis
Skip Redondo , Director

Hi OHTC Tennis  Members.

Summer  is almost over. We had a successful  Summer camp for juniors.  The kids had so much fun that they wanted to come back for more. My staff was  awesome this summer  thank you so much.

We are starting  our after school program  on August 24th. If you are interested  look up our website. I am also starting   adult  beginners class on August  30th at 10:00. If you are  interested  please call me at 7073461682.

We are going to have member social events starting late September.  Keep and eye on our tennis club website and our first event will be member guest doubles event. Thanks

Skip  Redondo  Tennis Director

Pickle Ball

Taylor Bryatt, Director

Hello there OHTC Pickle baller’s!

Coach Taylor is FINALLY ready to hit the pickle courts!

Private lessons and group clinics will be operating after Labor day weekend, september 9th and beyond.

Reach me at +1(951) 252-3960 via text or call.

I will be sending everyone my online scheduling website (which has all the details about scheduling and pricing) over text and email once it is available.

Thank you I look forward to pickle’n!
-Coach Taylor Bryant

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Tennis Corner

Greetings Tennis Players.

Oakland Hills Tennis Club, the extensive tennis activity continues into September. Several groups play on Saturday and Sunday Mornings.

Captain Sheila Kilty Co-Captain Mike Zeitouny lead the Mixed 7.0 team, which has been playing matches throughout July and August. Their last home match will be at 6:30 pm, Friday September 3rd 2021 vs Claremont Resort & Spa. This would be an excellent opportunity to be supportive and cheer them on

As for Lessons for youths in summer camps may be winding down, but the private lessons continue at the club. Check with Skip Redondo and his excellent Tennis staff. We can still play on the courts without the masks and now due to Alameda County’s latest guidelines, because of the Delta Variant,  mask requirement are required for indoors. Check with the club at 510-531-3300 regarding any updates on the safety policy. Also check on the rules for guests, fees and updates on the safety protocols.

Jim Thompson continues with the OHTC Tennis Seniors Day groups on Mondays and Thursdays. In addition to those days, Jim leads OHTC in the SMIL League, 60 plus Men’s interclub league on Wednesdays. If you are interest, please contact the club at (510) 531-3300.

Miko Hawkins’ Lady’s Night Tennis on the 2nd Monday of the month, which will be on September 13th. If you want to participate you may contact her at social@oaklandhills.com or ask for her at (510) 531-3300. The ladies should also have a social gathering after the tennis, with food and beverages provided by the Club.

Our Men’s Wednesday Night Tennis is held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, which will be coming up on September 15th. The start time is 6:00pm, with 2 courts always reserved and if we get more than 8 players, can add a court or 2 if still available. At the time of editing, we had not yet played in the Wednesday Night Tennis at 6 pm on Aug 18th. We did have 7 players attend Men’s night in July. We will play it by ear per the very fluid County and Club guidelines to socialize after the tennis. If deemed reasonable to get together after tennis, OHTC is providing sandwiches, or pizza and beverages.

See you on the courts!

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

Barry Weeks; Lindsay and David Moosman; Kristen and Jan Gustavson; Jeremy and Jackie Detamore; Kevin and Katherine Dudley; Adrian Granucci and Sandra Meissner; Adrienne and Clark Seal; Keith Weinstein; Jenny Rockwell; Freda and Darel Greene; Laura Rainville and Tmothy Potts; Zarchary Robbins and Claire Freuchting; Guillaume Bich and Jessica ChouChowChow; Jim Whitlock and Sarah Einhorn; Jeremiah Bind and Elizabeth Hoover; ShannonLaura Blair and Will StringerRebecca SmithHenry Lee; Jaclyn and Gani Pinero; Mileya Albarran and Daniel Sanchez-Glazer; Andrew and Cheryl Gonzales; Ralf Lopez, Jr and Tiffany Beltis; Tina Wany and Manuel Roman; Chris Holman; kate Massie and Jason Tatum

Thank you for the Membership Referral

Maggie Ferrens and Amy Skonieczny; Jeff Gabriel and Sara El-Amine; Toni Ng

Welcome Back

Pamela Sweeney; Moon Pham; Bobby and Susan Rubio

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.