Newsletter

FEBRUARY

Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

Calendar
13th    Ladies Night – 6:30 PM
15th    Men’s Night – 6:00 pm

President’s Message

As my grandpa said in the last newsletter he will be stepping down from writing this monthly bulletin, leaving me up to bat.  However, he’s still squatting in the office, despite ongoing attempts to remove him. Oh well.

Now, to business. The stairway going down to court 2 is in dire need of repair, so we’ve signed a contract to completely rebuild it. The work is tentatively planned to start on February 27th and will take 2 to 3 months to complete. Access to the facilities should not be impacted, but there is sure to be at least some auditory disruption.

Skip is organizing club singles ladders for OHTC tennis players. There will be separate ladders for men and women. First, he will be running a singles tournament on February 25th to establish rank on the ladders. The tournament is free for tennis members. Once the ladder rank is established, we will be adding all of the players into the iPlayMe2 platform. Players will then be able to challenge each other and enter their results directly into the iPlayMe2 app or website. iPlayMe2 uses the results to update the ladder rankings in real time.

At some point, we hope to have a monitor in the lounge
with a live feed of the ladder rankings! To sign up for the singles ladder playing tournament on February 25th, please text or email Skip at redondotennis@oaklandhills.com, or 707-346-1682.

Skip will be organizing a doubles ladder play-in tournament in March to establish the doubles ladder. Stay tuned for details on that.

For my pickleballers, Lada is organizing an all-gender, cash prize doubles tournament for February 24th and 25th. Saturday will be for players 3.5 and below. Sunday will be for players 3.5 and above. The price is $35 for members and $65 for non-members. Email or text Lada for the sign-up link at pickleball@oaklandhills.com, or 510-424-7913.

March will also bring a doubles pickleball ladder play-in tournament, so perk up your ears for that as well!

Finally, some friends of mine recommended I watch Break Point, a
documentary series on Netflix that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the tennis players and tournaments of the ATP Tour and WTA Tour. Thought I’d pass that recommendation along to my fellow tennis enthusiasts.
Here’s to a fantastic February.

Austin Thompson
Monthly Newsletter
Oakland Hills Tennis Club

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,  February 13th 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,  February 15th  at 6:30pm.

Social
Tomiko Hawkins, Director

We still have reservation slots for our upcoming Crab Bash. Please sign up at the Social Corner near the Front Desk or email me at: social@oaklandhills.com and I will add you to the list! Don’t forget that Ladies Night will be on February 13th and Men’s Night will be on February 15th. Two great ways to enjoy tennis and food and wine
afterwards.

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 are looking forward to some warmer weather and seeing more people back in the pool this year. We are going to be starting swim lessons back up by the beginning of March. We look forward to this swim season and can’t wait to see everyone. As always, if you have any questions feel free to reach out to aquatics@oaklandhills.com!
Wishing you all a Happy New Year! 

Sophia Thompson & Waileia Lee
Aquatics Directors
Oakland Hills Tennis Club
(510) 531-3300 EXT 113

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

I would like to kindly remind you about the importance of registering for our group fitness classes. Our class sizes are limited to 16 students; TRX classes are limited to 6-8 students depending on the preference of the instructor.
The reasons for allowing just a certain number of students as following:
Room for everyone to perform and thrive in comfort
Limiting class sizes is also essential in ensuring that everyone has enough personal space to perform at their very best. From range of motion to the freedom to drop a piece of equipment without hurting someone next to them, the value of allowing each student adequate space is clear.

Ensuring that enough equipment will be available
This is a practical matter, but it bears mentioning. How many chairs, foam rollers, sets of weights and rubber tubes does the instructor need? A lot of our instructors plan their teaching lessons based on the available equipment. This is a basic but important consideration.

Reducing an injury risk
Limiting class sizes and increasing personal attention for each student also helps to reduce the risk of injury in the class. Students won’t have to go it alone (or at least not for very long) without a teacher checking in to give pointers on form or performance. This can dramatically reduce the risk of injury for everyone.

Improved results
Limiting class size to an ideal number ultimately allows everyone to achieve better results. From the instructor’s performance to each and every student in the class, the entire experience is optimized. From the vibe in the room to the personal attention for each student and reduced injury risk, everyone wins.

Personal attention
Giving new students adequate guidance and attention is crucial to their success. Without personal attention, new students can become frustrated and disillusioned. They are also at higher risk of injury.

To attend our group fitness classes, use our app
MyClubLives. Thank you for your understanding.

Best Wishes,
Yulia – Fitness Director at OHTCGroup Fitness
Yulia Wynn, Director

Dear Members,
It happens each year: the dishes you’ve been craving all season long are finally passed around the table, and before you know it your plate is piled up to your head with turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes — all smothered with a heaping portion of gravy. It’s a masterpiece, yes. But it’s also a single meal that can total anywhere from 2,500 to 4,500 calories (nearly twice the
calories recommended daily). It’s not all bad news, though. That Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot will earn you a delicious slice of Mom’s apple pie. But you just might think twice about the gravy: a quarter-cup will cost you 50 burpees!
If you are hoping to start Thanksgiving morning with a tough workout, consider a high-intensity 60-minutes of cycling at 8 AM with Michelle! This class will get you more than ready to tuck into some turkey—all before 9 AM! Come and pedal off that extra energy!
Another way to use all that fuel before your hefty Thanksgiving meal—and that second plate as well—is heading to Sally’s class for the Thanksgiving Turkey Burn bootcamp at 9 AM. This 60-minute workout will utilize weights and equipment. While challenging, this bootcamp is designed to be doable for all fitness levels. Finally, Robin is hosting a 60-minute soulful slow flow Tai Chi
session at 10 AM.

Have you met Jaime yet?

For Jaime, nothing boosts her mood or productivity like a solid workout and regular yoga practice. As a NASM certified personal trainer and Yoga Alliance member, she prioritizes form, function, and purpose. Jaime safely leads you through movements to increase your strength and range of motion, concluding with appropriate cool down and relaxation techniques. When she’s not around the club, she is busy running around to care for her three young daughters. Take it from her, all the efforts spent in fitness and self-care
significantly enhance energy, patience and relationships!
Want to hear what her clients think of her? Check out her yelp page:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/urban-yoga-life-and-fitness-san-francisco

Yulia – Fitness Director at OHTC

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 & Picckle Ball
Skip Redondo , Director

Last month we had a Pickleball Doubles tournament. Guest who won the tournament were Avery Moore and Will Tam. Avery Moore has won three tournaments at OHTC, Avery Moore is member at the club – Congratulations.
Our After school High Performance Tennis program is filled with lots of juniors. We are planning to do a Doubles mixer on Friday nights once a month. Members will bring potluck style and bring plates and drinks. After doubles is enjoyed, members will eat and drink and enjoy our community. I will let members know when we will
start.

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Tennis Corner

Oakland Hills Tennis Club 4.0 Men’s The USTA Adult 40 & Over team has started, under the leadership of Byron Bardy. By the time you ready this, the team will have played their first two away matches and may be playing their first home match on Saturday, January 28th. The team is currently short of players, so if you will turn 40 or older this year and are interested in joining the team,
please contact Byron at byron.bardy@gmail.com as soon as possible! Practices are Thursdays at 6pm if you can join them to check it out.

The Australian Open started on Monday, Jan 16, 2023 through Sunday, January 29, 2023. By the time you read this, several matches will have been played. Check your local listings for results or the Australian Open link: Official Website of the Australian Open 2023 | AO
(ausopen.com)

As of January 8th 2023, Naomi Osaka withdrew. At the time of editing the Tennis Corner, No. 1 seeded player Iga Swiatek, the 2022 US Open Champion, won her 1st round match. 2 Ons Jabeur, had not played yet. US women who won their 1st round were: 3 Jessica Pegula, 7 Coco Gauff, 10 Madison Keys. 13 Danielle Collins, Bernarda Pera, and Catherine McNally. Stephens, RiskeAmritraj, Liu, Brengle, Rogers, Davis, Volynets and Townsend had not yet played. 29 Amanda Anisimova, Sofia Kenin, and CoCo Vandewegh lost in the 1st round.
At time of editing, World No. 1 Player Carlos Alvarez has a leg injury and is not in this Grand Slam tournament.
The top seed, Rafael Nadal, and No. 3 StefanosTsistipas, won their 1st round matches. No. 2 Casper Ruud, and No. 4 Novac Djokovic had not yet played. Novak is a Nine-time Australian Open champion
playing in his first Australian Open, since being excluded from the 2022 event due to vaccination status. But the Australian government provided his visa so he could play this time. The US men advancing to the 2nd round were: No. 16 Frances Tiafoe, No. 29 Sebastian Korda, Mackenzie McDonald, and Christopher Eubanks. Other US men who had not yet played include John Isner and
Taylor Fritz.

Locally, Jim Thompson Sr. continues with daytime senior tennis on Mondays and Thursdays, at our Oakland Hills Tennis Club. Jim Sr. also continues with the Wednesday Sr. Men’s SMIL league. OHTC members who want to play those days can call 510-531-3300 to get on Jim’s email list.
Ladies Night is held on the second Monday of every Month at 6:30pm. Please join us on February 13th.
Men’s Night is held on the third Wednesday of every Month at 6:00pm. Please join us on February 15th. Food and beverages will be provided by the club to be enjoyed
after play.

See you on the court!
Guillermo “Memo” Loyola
OHTC Member

Massage Messages

I have no doubt that most of you heard before that massage therapy can improve your overall health. But did you know that according to the National Institutes of Health, massage is used by more than 15 million adults in the US as a treatment for osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when the flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down. A massage therapist can lightly stroke or knead the inflamed area to increase blood flow and release a soothing warmth.
When done by a trained massage therapist on carefully selected patients, massage therapy is a very valuable addition to traditional osteoarthritis treatments, says Valerie Voner, a licensed massage therapist, former coordinator of the massage therapy
program at Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable, Massachusetts, and founder of the New England Institute of Reflexology and Universal Studies. Just be sure to talk to your doctor or physical therapist before giving it a try.

Yulia / Fitness Director at OHTC 

Welcome New Members

Megan Burns and Alma Leon-Reveles

Thank you for the Membership Referral

Kathleen Wetherell, Allison DiLauro, Matt O’Keefe & Kristina Bedrosian, Jonathan Udkow, Christine Fernandez

WELCOME BACK

John McNamara, Orlando Torriente and Rosanna Mucetti, Maryjane
Muhammad, Barbara Dickinson, Jeff Kelley

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.