- New Members and Referrals
- Social Events 2021
- Ladies’ Night
- Men’s Night
- President’s Message
- Tennis News
Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours
written with anticipation
7 Bridge Night — 7:00PM
12 Ladies Night – 5:30 PM
21 Men’s Night – 5:30 pm
The club is back open 100% – finally. As mentioned earlier, when back to normal, dues will be fully reinstated effective July 1. Thank you for sticking with the club during this trying period, and thank you for being so generous with your referrals, membership sales are definitely on an up-tick.
Babysitting will return July 1, too; the new rate is $2.50 per hour per child. This is the first change in rate for 45+ years, it’s long overdue. Hours are 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM everyday, 4:00 – 7:00 PM, Mondays through Thursdays.
Please familiarize yourself with the pool rules. There is no eating or drinking at the pool level, no children under the age of 14 in the hot tub, the last 15 minutes of each hour is adult swim (everyone under the age of 14 must vacate the pool during adult swim), and the big kids are to stay out of the baby pool during adult swim- that’s a big safety issue. These are just highlights, read the rules posted poolside for complete details.
Hot weather has returned, a great reason to enjoy the club. Be aware, this hot weather may mean a drought, with ensuing repercussions. Time to hire someone with a rain drum; we need rain!
Now that we are back 100%, keep the smiles coming. The best way to make that happen is to be courteous to your fellow members and staff. Why not, we all love each other!
Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc.
Jim Thompson, President
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.
Join Jerry for a lively game of bridge on Wednesday night
July at 7 pm. Please contact Jerry at jerryO@sbcglobal.net if interested.
Join Tomiko and the ladies on Monday, July 12 at 6:30 PM and play some fun tennis followed by some yummy food.
Come out and join Ron and Memo on Wednesday, July 12th at 6 PM followed by snacks and drinks in the lounge.
Welcome back to OHTC. We have missed you. As I write this entry, we are gearing up for our First Summer Wine Down which happens every Friday (during the months of June, July and August) from 5-7pm. A No Host Beer and Wine bar will be available for you to purchase. We will also have music played by one of talented members Patrick McDonnell. Come out and relax by the pool and enjoy the community of Oakland Hills.
Ladies Night will take place on July 12th at 6:30 pm and Men’s Night is on July 21st at 6 pm. 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.
Director of Social Events
For more information,
call 530-3300, ext. 23 or email at
firstname.lastname@example.orgSOCIAL EVENTS 2020
Tomiko Hawkins, Director of Social Events
For more information, call 530-3300, ext. 23 or email at email@example.com
Pool Hours: Mondays through Fridays: 6:00 am to 9:30 pm Saturdays and Sundays: 8:00 am to 7:30 pm
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.
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.
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!!!
Lauren Lafferty, Director
Summer is finally here! The pool is completely open and we are loving it. Our Mommy & Me and Tiny Tots programs are going well, giving plenty of little ones a nice foundation and introduction to water safety. Summer Swim Camp is going great with the amazing Ella and Rylan. The kids are having fun in the pool and have got to play some exciting games like Colors!
The other awesome program we have going on is our Summer Swim Team! We have 3 groups going 5 days a week. We have added in some extra fun, besides Waterpolo Fridays we have also added Wild Wednesdays! Wild Wednesdays are a nice midweek break of drills and sets, that incorporate what the kids have learned into fun games!
All of our programs are still open for enrollment and are a great way to beat the heat and have fun this summer!
Hope to see you at the pool soon 🙂
Yulia Wynn, Director
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 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:
- Download Zoom and open an account.
- Download our app MyClubLives from the app store. It’s free.
- Login in the upper right corner with your e-mail or a phone number
- Go to CLUB EVENTS
- Click on the class of your interest and follow the link provided to join.
- As an alternative, you still can use the class ID and a password provided in the description of the class.
- You currently do not need reservations for Zoom classes.
Instructions to make a reservation for classes IN-PERSON:
- Download our app MyClubLives from the app store. It’s free.
- Login in the upper right corner with your e-mail or a phone number
- 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.
Summer Salad Recipe:
Grilled Peach, Rice & Arugula Salad
- 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepperSALAD:
- 1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve long grain and wild rice
- 2 medium peaches, quartered
- 6 cups fresh arugula (about 4 ounces)
- 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
- For dressing, whisk together first 6 ingredients.
- Prepare rice according to package directions; cool slightly. Place peaches on a lightly oiled grill rack over medium heat. Grill, covered, until lightly browned, 6-8 minutes, turning occasionally.
- To serve, add bacon and 1/4 cup dressing to rice. Line a platter with arugula; top with rice mixture and peaches. Drizzle with remaining dressing; top with cheese.
Makes 6 servings; 1 serving: 218 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 530mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.
Popular in the CommunityCornbread Taco Bake
Skip Redondo , Director
Hi OHTC members,
I am sad to say that we lost a great friend, Michelle’s husband, John. He will be missed. He always had that great smile when he says hi to you.
We have Taylor Brandt coming back to the club. I hired him as our pickleball director plus a tennis pro. He already played a pro pickleball tournament. He will give both pickleball and tennis lessons. Clinic and pickleball events and tournaments.
Our junior summer camp is packed with kids, Awesome.
Congratulations to Prakash winning the Wilson singles senior round robin tournament. He won a brand new Wilson clash racket.
Next month I want to do a bring a guest doubles round robin event. Food and drinks will be provided. Have a nice summer and stay safe.
Skip Redondo, Tennis Director.
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
Greetings Tennis Players.
Oakland Hills Tennis Club, at time of editing the Tennis Corner, is back to normal operations with the tennis scheduling snf the use of indoor facilities, as of June 15th. We can play on the courts without the masks and now with evidence of vaccination can do indoor activities as well. Guest are now welcome, but check with the club on rules. At this time, you must bring your own towels if you use the pool or showers.
Our Men’s Wednesday Night Tennis is held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, which will be coming up on July 21st. The start time is 5:00pm, with 2 courts always reserved and if we get more than 8 players, can add a court or 2 if still available.. We can now have a second start time of 6:30 pm, available for any gentlemen, when they cannot participate at 5 pm or shortly after.
In May we had 8 players and we hope to see more of you. At the time of editing, we had not yet played in the Wednesday Night Tennis on June 16th.
As of June 15th 2021, we can socialize after the tennis. We can bring our own snacks and beverages for now. But perhaps, we can get the full benefit in July, as it was before the pandemic, when the club provided the balls for the courts and some refreshments and snacks. Any changes will be announced next month.
Please check with Miko Hawkins about Lady’s Night Tennis at (510) 531-3300.
Don’t forget the OHTC Tennis day groups that Jim Thompson Sr organizes on Mondays and Thursday. Senior Men’s interclub day tennis may be resuming soon too. If you are interest please contact the club at (510) 531-3300.
As for the Pros, the Roland-Garros French Open just finished on June 13th 2021. World Number 1 Novac Djokovic completed his 2nd French open championship, and joins Roy Emerson and Rod Laver as the only three men to complete career slams TWICE! He also has 19 grand slam championships, just one behind Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer, each with 20 championships. Both Novac’s 4 set semifinal match vs Rafa and the 5 set championship match with Stefanos Tsitsipas, after coming back from 2 sets down, will be remembered for the ages. Novac has a chance to join Roger and Rafa with 20 slams each, if Novac can win Wimbledon in a few weeks.
Barbora Krejčíková won her first Grand Slam Singles Championship, also in a stunning 3 set match over Russian player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Then the Czech tennis player she was joined by her compatriot doubles partner, Kateřina Siniaková, to dominate the Women’s Doubles Championship match over Iga Świątek from Poland and American Bethanie Mattek-Sands. For the Men’s Doubles, the two Frenchmen, Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in three exciting 3 sets, recovering from match point against Kazakhstani tennis players Andrey Golubev and Alexander Bublik.
Wimbledon will be under way with match play from 28 JUNE TO 11 JULY 2021. By the time you read this July Newsletter Tennis Corner, the draws will be available at https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/draws/index.html?event=LS
See you at the Club!
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
Julie Chew; Kellie McCool and Barker Berrett; Carolina Lucas and Carlos Pueyo; Nathan and Alicia Barac; Nicole Miller and Maurice Salazar; Lisa Russell and Marc Tamo; Chizoh and Samantha Vzegby; Andreina Febres and Rafael Gomez; Katherine NaKonek and Nicolas Anthis; Margaret and Michael Robinson; Kaycee and David Thayer; Chris Beaty and Nicole Rose; Nate Dahl; Wilfred and Lorena Eisinger; Celeste and John Winkel; Brightstar Ohlsen and Brian Jefferies; Eli Flushman and Claire Blumskin; Niek and Jessica Eilbert; Grace Lee and William Schwulst; Ana Hana and Mamun Islam; Xenia and Nikolai Meyer; Iliana Peres and Issam Salloum; Melissa and Rob Schmidt; Michelle Quint and Leo Beckerman; Robert and Kristin Whitlock; Brittney Lagner; Brittney Lagner; Paula Li; Lindasy Stern and Andrew Feurier; Paul Connolly and Lucy Thomas; Kimberly Walker-Moree
Thank you for the Membership Referral
Maria Reyes; Jessica and Dane Welsh; Chelsea Royalty (2); Sarah McCarthy
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
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