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APRIL

Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

Calendar
written with anticipation

13      Ladies Night – 5:30 PM
15      Men’s Night – 5:30 pm

President’s Message

Dear Members:

As I write this we are “celebrating” the one year anniversary of the COVID lockdown; hard to believe.  Vaccinations are well underway and it appears likely the restrictions will be lifted, or at least greatly relaxed, by the end of April or May; something to look forward to.  At least the gym is now open at 10% occupancy and the vibes at the club are greatly increased.  Thank you for hanging in there with us, even though it is a trip we don’t look forward to repeating.

I am optimistic, talking to all the troops about what we can do when the restrictions are relaxed more.  Miko is anxious for the Friday Wine Downs to resume; David and Soo are ready to provide fine food from the snack bar; Yulia and I are waying when to open Personal Training, Massage and indoor Aerobics; Lauren is trying to organize lifeguarding, swim camps and summer lessons; and, Skip and the teaching crew are keeping busy – summer camps are getting lots of interest.  In a nutshell, we are ready and anxious to serve you.

There are a couple of snags, though:  The cracks on court 2 can no longer be ignored, it will be resurfaced in April; and, the Men’s Family sauna will be redone as soon as we receive all the new ingredients – they should arrive soon; expect some disruption.

Apps will be a great part of the experience for the time being; feel free to contact the front desk if you need any assistance.  And please get vaccinated so we can get back to normal sooner rather than later.  Look forward to seeing you at the club.

Cordially,
Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc.
Jim Thompson, President

Coronavirus has been demanding that we implement new routines. Here is how we can do it.

  1. Incorporate meditation into your day. If you never meditated, it’s a great time to start! Meditation helps with mental health and strengthening immunity. Join our yoga classes with Marjie, Margaret, Carla, Martina, and Kaitlin to learn more about it. All levels are welcome.
  2. Physical Exercise Whether you prefer to exercise indoors or outdoors, you still have a lot of choices. We are here to help. We do offer more than 40 Zoom classes per week with your favorite instructors. And while it’s not the same as going to a class, it will help you to stay string and flexible. If you have been craving for high intensity activities such as cycling and total body workouts, then it’s time to join one of our classes in person at the club. Check our complete schedule on our mobile app Oakland Hills Tennis Club.
  3. Reading Reading a book can provide many health benefits that you won’t get from watching countless hours of TV (which isn’t to say that watching TV is bad—just that it’s not a great idea to let it take up your entire day!).
  4. Stay in Touch with Other People Make some time each day to stay in contact with those you love. Whether you use phone or Facetime, it’ll help you maintain the social contact that is so important for your and their well-being.
  5. Try Something New Is there a hobby you’ve always fancied? Can you order a kit online or start working with that material you’ve had stored for years? How about getting some felt tips and doing some drawing or writing a bit of poetry. If you’ve got more time on your hands at home, now is the perfect time to try out something new.

It can be hard to remember to take care of yourself when you’re worried about your health and that of your family and perhaps facing economic hardship. Creating new routines requires effort, particularly if you have existing mental health issues, but they will help you to stay healthy at this time. Whilst things feel more unstable in the world, you can help maintain stability in your own life by putting into place these suggestions.

 

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
Join Tomiko and the ladies on Monday, April 12 at 5:00 PM and play some fun tennis

Men’s Night
Ron Iriyama & Guillermo Loyola
Come out and join Ron  and Memo on Wednesday, March 14 at 5:00 PM

Social
Tomiko Hawkins, Director

We are partially open at the club and this is exciting news!  As vaccinations increase, I am sure we will move get closer and closer to a full re-open.   Members have been wonderful and continue to enjoy the club via water aerobics and swim, Zoom classes, cycling, outdoor group fitness and tennis.  Many of our members continue to report receiving the vaccine and this is a good sign.  The more the merrier.

Remember, there is ample time to register for our Summer Program.  Early registrations hold discounts!! Please contact Skip Redondo and see the details above.

Ladies Night is scheduled for April 12th at 5pm.  Men’s Night will be on April 20th at 5pm.  These are two great opportunities to come out and play tennis with other members.

Everyone please be safe and we look forward to seeing you at the club!

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 Everybody!

We are so happy that the weather is finally heating up! We love to see everyone coming in for lessons and preparing for summer swim season! Speaking of getting ready for Summer Swim Team, we are now open for sign ups for our Spring Swim Team session! Spring Team will run April 12th through May 21st. The days will remain the same being Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and the times for each group are also remaining the same (between 3-6pm). We hope to see many new as well as familiar faces. Reminder that due to COVID-19 we still have a limit on how many kids we can have on the team, but members do have priority. We are hoping to see some more of our instructors faces around again as the school year comes to an end.

We do offer group lessons so if you have 3 or more kids in your pod please contact if you are interested.

Please contact me directly at aquatics@oaklandhills.com.  My cell number is a personal line that I do not use for work.  I will answer emails please give me 48 hours to return the email.  I appreciate your understanding.

Let’s blow bubbles!
Lauren

Fitness Facts
Yulia Wynn, Director

Dear Members,

“If there were a drug that could do for human health everything that exercise can, it would likely be the most valuable pharmaceutical ever developed,” suggests Mark Tarnopolsky, a genetic metabolic neurologist at McMaster University in Ontario. In this article I want to share 6 reasons why exercise is effective “powerful medicine” and a “readily available therapy … with little to no adverse effects.”
1. It’s a Brain Booster. Exercise improves blood flow to the brain and feeds the growth of new blood vessels and brain cells. A recent study shows that a protein secreted by muscles during exercise, called cathepsin B, is directly linked to memory and cognition.

  1. It Lifts Your Mood. Exercise relives stress, improves sleep, and lifts your spirit. It lowers the likelihood of anxiety and depression and can be used in treatment.
  2. It’s the World’s Best Skin Treatment. Your skin will glow because the increased blood flow delivers oxygen and nutrients that improve skin health.4. It Keeps You Young (Literally!)  Not only do flexibility and balance keep you moving quickly and feeling young, but studies show that exercise can add up to 5 years to your life. That’s because it helps slow down the aging of cells.
    5. It Promotes and Speeds Up Healing. Studies show that people with conditions like type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, or heart failure, or people recovering from stroke will manage symptoms and heal faster by exercising. The right kind and amount of movement can work wonders.
  3. It Makes You Svelte. You’ve heard all your life that exercise helps you lose weight. Yes and no. It is part of any healthy diet plan. But remember exercise is actually helping build muscle and likely increasing your appetite, so losing weight may not come quickly. But the good news is that exercise helps you burn fat more efficiently and causes fat cells to shrink — your body will happily tune up.

The great news: you don’t need to be a gym rat who suits up in expensive gear and works out for hours. Walking on a treadmill, lifting weights, cycling, or swimming — any physical activity counts. You can find all that at the Oakland Hills Tennis Club! Don’t forget to make a reservation using our app My Club Lives. Let us know if you need any help.

Best wishes and stay on track,

Yulia Wynn

Fitness Director 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 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

APRIL Fitness Activities at OHTC

Our group fitness program currently offers Zoom classes, deck cycling, and fitness classes on a tennis court. Use our app MyClubLives app (https://www.myclublives.com/00005) to view the most updated schedule as well as 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 VIRTUAL ZOOM 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 Deck Cycling and Camps on a Tennis Court:

  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 interestIf 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.

Instructions to make a reservation for Swim, Aqua Fit, Family Swim Camp, Baby Pool Camp, Weight Room, and Cardio and Weight Equipment:

  1. Login in the upper right corner with your e-mail or a phone number
  2. Go to RESERVATIONS 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.

Tennis
Skip Redondo , Director

Hi OHTC Tennis Members,

Talking to another of our Tennis members we are all getting our covid shots and soon it will exciting to take our mask off. Our courts are very active and it’s great to our members playing tennis.

I am starting a intermediate doubles clinic on Monday morning starting at 9 to 10:30. Our head pro Joseph will be running the clinic. The cost will be $30 per person or $150 for 6 clinics. Our Tuesday clinic a big hit with four courts going. Plus our men’s clinic on Wednesday night is also doing well.

Our after school program is getting larger with alot of juniors. Same goes with our high performance clinic. It’s great to see our courts filled with juniors.

Our senior 55 and over Men’s Wilson singles tournament is a big hit, 20 participants. I am also going to start a 55 and over women and men’s Wilson doubles tournament. Anybody interested please text me and let me know who you are playing with.

Next month, I am hoping that Nicole Havechek could start teaching Pickleball. If you haven’t seen her website on Pickleball it’s awesome.

Stay safe and stay healthy.
Skip Redondo

Tennis Summer Camp Application

Dear OHTC tennis members;

I hope everybody had a great Valentines day this past weekend. It’s awesome to see our courts being used alot.

Our Tuesday clinic is really filling up now we have four courts being used for our clinic. Plus our after school is filling up also. Our summer flyer for juniors is out. It gives all the information for our summer program.

Our Senior Wilson singles tournament is going to start March 1st. We have 11 payers sign up to win a Clash tennis racket.

It’s also great to see a lot of our Pickleball players playing on our courts its great how they organized their play. We hope Nicole Havelchek comes back and be our Pickleball instructor.

I can’t wait until we have USTA adult leagues again.

Stay safe and stay healthy.
Skip Redondo

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 to the Members of Oakland Hills Tennis Club,

Oakland Hills Tennis Club management personnel continues to comply with the County but there seems to be sooner promising changes. Health department may ease enough that perhaps some of the outdoor fitness class may get back in and free up a tennis court or two, and reduce much vocalization on the upper deck from spin class.

Please check with the front desk on the rules and reservations for the ball machine if the use is restricted until after the latest County shut down regulations.

We must continue to exercise the same social distancing, regardless, that more and more of our members have been vaccinated. Jim Sr and members continue informing the other club members of places where to get the vaccine.

Our Oakland Hills Tennis Club Men’s Wednesday Night Tennis Exercise Class on the tennis courts, on the third Wednesday of the month, has continued, and for March we have already set up two start times;  5 pm and also 7pm, now that there is Daylight savings time. This will give members who cannot arrive by 5pm the opportunity to do the Tennis Exercise class at 7 pm as well.  We had just 5 players last February 2021.

Our, Next Tennis class for the 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm and also for a late group, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and will be April 21st 2021.

Participants in the Men’s Night Exercise Class can bring their own beverages and removed them before leaving the court, or use the water fountains at your own responsibility. Participants must bring a new can of tennis balls so each server uses their own can. Also, Participants must bring wipes or disinfectant spray and paper towels to clean the benches and other points of contact, before, during, and after the exercise class, until further notice.

Jim Thompson Sr continues with his Monday and Thursday tennis exercise classes during the day.

See you at the Club, (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
Matt Beagle; Bob Montes and Connie Stutz; Alex Kopel; Matt Himelstein; Jessie and Chris Safter; Nathan Simmons; Meredith Brown and Mariel Mickens; Janelle Jones and Nathan Kahn; Tricia Yang and John O’Sullivan; Sergio Garcia and Amelia Gonzalez;  Stacy Thompson; Angela Louie and Wilson Lew; Chuck Vacin

Thank you for the Membership Referral
Tobias Riday (4); Matt Himelstein; Shelley Turner; Fred Patterson; John Scheidt and Krystal Aldrerte

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.