Newsletter

MAY

Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

Calendar
9       Ladies Night – 5:30 PM
18    Men’s Night – 5:30 pm

President’s Message

Hello Members: 

My first month as General Manager is coming to a close and I want to thank you all for bearing with us during this managerial transition. So far, the best part about the job has been meeting all of you. If we haven’t met yet, don’t be afraid to stop by the office and say hi. I might need some time before I can learn everyone’s names, but I’m doing my best. 

By the time you are reading this I hope that the weather has permitted us to start the resurfacing of the tennis courts, which will include adding four pickleball courts to court 2.  

Speaking of pickleball, we are at the infancy of working on something special right now. Hopefully it all works out because this is definitely something our pickleballers will be excited about. Stay tuned! 

Last, but most certainly not least, the arrival of David and Soo at the snack bar is just around the corner. I can already smell the fired-up grill and I’m really looking forward to that slice of heaven–I mean watermelon–that they give to you as a side.  

That’s all for major updates on my end. I hope everyone is having a fantastic month. See you all around the club. 

Cordially,
Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc.
Austin Thompson, General Manager
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, May 9th at 6:30pm

Men’s Night
Guillermo Loyola

Change your mid-week by coming out with Memo and the guys for some fun tennis on Wednesday, May 18th at 7pm.

Social
Tomiko Hawkins, Director

I am so excited that we are inching closer to Summer Wine Downs.  For those who are new to the club, Summer Wine Downs are held every Friday of the month during the months of June, July and August from 5 to 7pm with a DJ and a No Host Beer and Wine Bar which is held by the pool!  We are getting closer to the time.  I have decided that we should start EARLY!  Let’s start the first week of May!!!  So our first Summer Wine Down will be on Friday, May 6th.  We have all been through so much with the pandemic, it is time we enjoy ourselves outside by the pool every Friday night through August.  This event is family friendly and is one of our really good times at OHTC!  We hope to see you there!  If you attend once, you will be hooked.

As I write this, our hours of operation are Mondays-Fridays from 6am to 9:30pm.  Saturdays and Sundays, 8am to 7:30pm which are the normal business hours.  If you would like to make a tennis reservation, feel free to do during those hours by contacting the front desk. 
Ladies Night is scheduled for May 9th at 6:30pm.  Men’s Night will be on May 18th at 7pm.  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 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
Sophia Thompson and Waileia Lee, Directors

We have so enjoyed seeing the pool filled with swimmers of all ages. Our first session of Swim Team and Lessons just wrapped up and the second session is well underway. We want to extend our thanks for your patience and support that you have given us as we “got our feet wet” as the new Swim Directors. Please look for an email coming out the beginning of May that will have information regarding Summer Swim Team and Swim Lesson sign ups. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please email us at mailto:aquatics@oaklandhills.com

Sophia Thompson & Waileia Lee
Aquatics Directors

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,
Let’s start 2022 strong and healthy! There are many ways to do that. How about trying a fitness class? If you’ve never taken a group fitness class, then you’ve likely never experienced the many benefits, including extra motivation and friendly competition.

PERSONAL TRAINING WITHOUT THE HIGH COSTS
A group fitness class allows you to work with a fitness professional – minus the cash. While the trainer may not be available to you at all times in a large group class, they’re always there to answer questions when you have them. You can learn a lot just by watching and listening!

MOTIVATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Head to a group fitness class on the days you’re not motivated to work out. With a teacher telling you what to do, the session is less work for you, while still being effective.

GROUP FITNESS IS FUN. PERIOD.
One of the most popular reasons for taking a group fitness class is the simplest: they’re just plain fun! With music playing and everyone else working with you, sharing in the struggle and the success, it can feel more like a party than a workout.

COMPETITION AND CAMARADERIE
Everyone is “in it together” in a group fitness class, which naturally lends itself to camaraderie among members. For people who like to be social, this is an important factor. For those who are competitive, the social aspect is valuable because with a little camaraderie comes friendly competition, pushing you to work harder than the person next to you.

PREPARE FOR YOUR FIRST GROUP FITNESS CLASS
Bring a towel for sweating Bring a water bottle; Talk to the instructor before class if you have any questions or concerns. It’s good to tell the teacher if you have an injury of some kind, for example. Talk to other members. While this isn’t mandatory, other people may give your insight on what to expect as a first-timer.
More questions? E-mail me at groupfitness@oaklandhills.com
In health, Yulia Wynn / Group Fitness Director at OHTC

Group Fitness
Yulia Wynn, Director

Have you been following an exact same exercise routine for some time? Do you feel like your workouts have stagnated and you aren’t making progress? The time is right for something new!

Group classes at OHTC are a great solution for anyone looking to mix up their workout routines. Whether you are just starting your fitness journey or are a gym veteran, there are many benefits to joining one of our classes.

Keep Up Accountability: Group classes are fun ways to keep the blood pumping while also meeting new people where you can all work to keep each other accountable.

Foster Motivation: One of the most common reasons that people fall out of their gym routine is because of a lack of motivation. Working out with others helps you stay motivated and get the most out of every workout.

Instructor Keeps Class on Track: How many times have you gone to the gym, only to keep getting sidetracked once you are there. Our instructors are there to to keep the group focused and on track.

Healthy Competition: A little healthy competition can go a long way in the gym. With a bit of competition comes increased drive, where everyone involved is able to get more out of each workout.

Whether you want to kick your fitness to the next level, are looking to embrace the power of Yoga or simply want to switch up your workout by spending some time in the pool, there is something for everyone at OHTC! Don’t know where to start? Please e-mail me at groupfitness@oaklandhills.com, and I will be thrilled to start you in the right direction.

See you soon!
Yulia – Fitness Director at OHTC

May 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 
  • Go to CLUB EVENTS
  1. Click on the class of your interest and follow the link provided to join. 
  2. As an alternative, you still can use the class ID and a password provided in the description of the class. 
  3. You currently do not need reservations for Zoom classes. 

      Instructions to make a reservation for classes IN-PERSON:

  1. Download our app MyClubLives from the app store. It’s free. 
  2. Login in the upper right corner with your e-mail or a phone number 
  3. Go to CLUB EVENTS and register for the activity of your interest 

      Please remember to UNREGISTER if you are longer not able to attend within 24 hours before the activity of your interest.

Best wishes,
Yulia – Fitness Director at OHTC 


Tennis
Skip Redondo , Director

Next month we have 4 brand new pickleball courts plus all the tennis courts will be resurfaced.

Congratulations to Avery Moore and Alex Koppel for getting a silver place at Concord Paragon pickleball tournament in 40 year old division. 

Remember to sign up for our Summer Junior Tennis Camp. Check out our OHTC website!

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

Please call 510-531-3300, regarding any updates, to comply with Oakland Hills Tennis Club and Alameda County Environmental Health, on the safety policy, the rules for guests, and guest fees.

Byron Bardy is leading 24 player squad on the OAKLAND HILLS 18AM4.0A. The first match of the season began at home on April 24th 2022. At time of editing, it had not yet been played. There may be a couple of spots left for any new Oakland Hills members rated 4.0. If you are interested in joining his team, please contact him at 510-701-887. 

Oakland Hills Tennis Club continues with tennis and pickle ball. There will be resurfacing of the tennis courts, which will make the club even better. For tennis lessons, please check with Skip Redondo, skipredondo1@gmail.com. Masks are not required on the courts, at time of editing the Tennis Corner.

Jim Thompson SR. leads OHTC in the SMIL Interclub Men’s 60-plus League, on Wednesdays. If you are a 60-plus lady or gentleman, and prefer to play only at home with other OHTC members and guests, Jim Thompson continues with the OHTC Tennis Seniors Day groups on Mondays & Thursdays. 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 May 9th. Contact her at social@oaklandhills.com or call her at (510) 531-3300. After the tennis, the ladies socialize with refreshments the Club provides.

Our Men’s Night Tennis is on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, which will be on May 18th. The start time is 6:00pm, with 2 reserved courts and usually 1 or 2 courts available if more that 8 players attend, At time of editing, our April 20th   was still on the calendar.  We had 12 players participate on March 16th.

Saturday and Sunday Morning tennis is ongoing as fellow club members organize groups each week. If you are interested please contact the club at 510-531-3300 or social@oaklandhills.com, to get their contact information.

See you on the court!
Memo Loyola, OHTC Member

Massage Messages

Dear Members, 
Looking for a great way to wish your mama Happy Mother’s Day? We’ve got one of the best ideas what to put inside your Mother’s Day card!

A celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society is just around the corner on Sunday, May 8th. OHTC has a special Mother’s Day offer – buy a $100 gift card, and the recipient will get in addition to a 60-minute massage session a basket with beauty products. Massage for mamas is here to help! When any mama takes time out to nurture and nourish herself, she feels revitalized and has her energy to get things done and enjoy her quality time with the loved ones. Every mama will feel so special after her Mother’s Day massage! She will also take home tools to continue feeling great- and you will too! Don’t forget to add some of her favorite flowers and chocolate – and you will get a winning combination for Mother’s Day!

Gift certificates will be available at the front

Yulia / Fitness Director at OHTC 

Welcome New Members

Alexandra and Max Medine, Mark and Katie Wade, Kimberly Heller, Dan and Kacie Bachelder, Keith and Gina Morehouse, Ryder Thoreen and Yasmine Oiknine, Sarah Flores and Hunter Hoffman, Wendy and Arlo Phillips, Arpan Amin and Sweta Ghadasara.

Thank you for the Membership Referral

Walter Ohlemutz, Michael & Lauren Addicott, Daphne Livoni, Jay and Emily Wilson

WELCOME BACK

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.