JUNE 2024

Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

10th   Ladies Night – 6:00 PM
19th   Men’s Night – 6:00 pm
28th   Mixed Doubles Night – 6:00 PM

President’s Message

Dear Members,
As the sun emerges to thaw away the winter chill, so too do the sneezes and sniffles of spring allergies – but fear not, amidst the pollen, we’ve got plenty of blooms of joy to share in this month’s newsletter.

Dad Joke of the Month
Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field!

Solar Construction Buzz
If you haven’t heard the buzz around the club lately, let us fill you in! Our solar construction has officially kicked off, with the crew already hard at work on the roof…thud. By June 7th, we expect the rooftop array to be completed, marking a significant step towards our green energy goals. However, please bear with us as we navigate temporary parking limitations due to the upper lot’s partial closure
during the carport construction phase.

We need to inform you in advance about potential disruptions to the pool deck from July 1st to July 19th. Permitting delays with the city of Oakland have caused a slight shift in our timeline. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding during this period. As a result, we won’t be
accepting pool party applications for July, and there might be adjustments to our Friday Night Wine Downs schedule. Stay tuned for updates!

Extended Saturday Hours!
Responding to your requests, we’re delighted to announce extended Saturday hours starting from May 25th through August 31st. During this period, the club will remain open until 9:30 pm, with the pool and hot tub closing at 9 pm. Savor those leisurely summer evenings at the club!

Tennis Court Revamp
It’s time for a grand slam renovation of our tennis courts. As they show signs of aging, we’re gearing up for a transformative project, including striping, leveling, and adding an innovative overlay cushion system. We anticipate this project to take place sometime in 2025.

Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting updates and events in this month’s newsletter.

Austin Thompson
General Manager
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.

Jerry O’Connor

Ladies’ Night
Tomiko Hawkins

Come out and see what all the fuss is about on Monday,  June 10th at 6:00pm New Time!

Men’s Night
Guillermo Loyola

Change your mid-week by coming out with Memo and the guys for some fun tennis on Wednesday,  June 19th  at 6:00pm.
Mixed doubles night – June 28th at 6:00pm.

Tomiko Hawkins, Director

Get READY, GET ready, GET READY! Friday Night Wine Downs are back during the month of JUNE! Join us by the pool every Friday Night in June from 5-7pm! Enjoy a NO HOST beer and wine bar and the sounds of DJ Ambush. Our resident bartender, Edgar Toxqui will be ready to serve you libations and good vibes.

I am the person to contact, via email, regarding Pool Party reservations. Reservations can be made 60 days in advance. We tend to have a busy pool party season during the summer so it’s important to follow protocol and get your reservation contracts in as it is on a first come first serve basis. Once I receive the paperwork, only then is the reservation solidified. Wishing you all an amazing party season and fun time.

NEW NIGHT FOR MIXED DOUBLES! By popular demand, Mixed Doubles night will be moved from the fourth Friday of every month to the fourth THURSDAY of every month at 6PM. If you are interested in joining in on the fun, please email to be added to the email list. We hope to see you!

Don’t forget to come out for Ladies Night on June 10th at 6PM, Men’s Night on June 19th at 6PM and Mixed Doubles Night on June 28th at 6PM *(NEW DATE)*

On deck for July will be our July 4th Swim Races! This is an annual event by the pool! Fun prizes to be won!

Director of Social Events
For more information,
call 530-3300, ext. 23 or email at
Tomiko Hawkins, Director of Social Events
For more information, call 530-3300, ext. 23 or email at

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

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!!!

Sophia Thompson  Director

The swim program is slowly gearing up for our summer sessions. Our little swimmers are excited to be back in the pool. Please be on the lookout for the signups for Summer Swim Lessons. The Summer session will begin on June 10th and families can sign up for private or semi-private lessons. Lifeguards will be working weekends starting Memorial Day weekend and begin working daily on June 10th. As the weather improves and the temperatures start rising, we ask everyone to follow all pool rules so that everyone can enjoy their time at the pool.

Thank you!!
Sophia Thompson
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.

Group Fitness
Yulia Wynn, Director

Dear Members,

We’re kicking off another round of Small Group Training (SGT) to get you in tip- top shape for summer! Starting in June, we’re bringing back 2 separate SGT classes, with a max of 9 folks per session. We’re focusing on getting your whole body strong, with a special focus on building up that core.

Our SGT sessions strike the perfect balance between enjoyment and quality. It’s super popular because you get top-notch training without blowing your budget.
Plus, sweating it out with a crew is way more fun than going it alone. And hey, you might even make some new workout buddies along the way!

Here are the program details:
Upper Body & Core
• Start Date: Wednesday, June 5
• Duration: 4 weeks
• When: Wednesdays, 11:30am
• What: A 55-minute session, starting with a custom warm-up and ending with a chill cool down
• Cost: $360 for members, $600 for non-members.
Lower Body & Core
• Start Date: Friday, June 7
• Duration: 4 weeks
• When: Fridays, 3:50pm
• What: A 55-minute session, starting with a custom warm-up and ending with a chill cool down
• Cost: $360 for members, $600 for non-members.

If you’re ready to join us, please reach out to Letitia Blacksher (Tish)

Best Wishes,
Yulia – Fitness Director at OHTC

Fitness Activities at OHTC

Many of us struggle with getting back on track after the holidays. Whether you’re new to exercise or you took a break for a few weeks, don’t worry about getting out of shape. You can choose from many options to get your motivated enough to jump back into your fitness routine. Small group training is one of them! 

Big enough to be fun, but small enough to still be quality. This is how I describe small group training. Small group training has been gaining popularity because it’s an affordable and fun way for members to take advantage of a trainer’s expertise at a lower financial investment — all while keeping the fun and competitiveness of a group dynamic.

Small group training allows a trainer to work with more people at once. It’s a cost-effective way for members to experience the benefits of working with a fitness professional while paying only a small fraction of one-on-one training. Another reason small group training has become popular is due to the benefits of working in a group. When people start exercising in a group, they establish relationships and make friends with other people in the group — helping them become regular participants in group activities. Our small group training classes are community within the community of the club, and they feel like a family! 

I am thrilled to announce that starting in March we will be offering small group training classes based on your fitness level (8 students maximum). The days and times TBD based on the demand. If you are interested, e-mail for more details. Small group training is so good that I have no doubt you will be back for more!

In health,
Fitness Director 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 ( 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 
  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 & Pickle Ball
Lada, Director


All the summer camp information is finally out, you can find the details on the OHTC
website under the summer camp section.
SECURE YOUR SPOT (early bird discount)!
Sign up before May and get 15% off.
Week 1: June 10th – 14th
Week 2: June 17th – 21st
Week 3: June 24th – 28th
Week 4: July 1st – 5th
Week 5: July 8th – 12th
Week 6: July 15th – 19th
Week 7: July 22nd – 26th
Week 8: July 29th – August 2nd
Week 9: August 5th – 9th
Week 10: August 12th – 16th

We offer three camp options:

Morning Session – 9:00 am to 12:00 tennis, optional swimming/lunch 12:00 till 1:00
(latest pick up 1:00, kids can also be picked up at 12 if they don’t want to swim)
• $420 for OHTC members (price without early bird discount)
• $520 for non-members (price without early bird discount)

Afternoon Session – 12:30 pm till 1:30 swimming/lunch, 1:30 till 4:00 tennis (if your
child does not want to swim tennis session can begin earlier based on coach availability. Table tennis, pickleball is also an option while the other kids swim)
• $300 for OHTC members (price without early bird discount)
• $400 for non-members (price without early bird discount)

Full Day – 9 am to 4 pm
• $720 for OHTC members (early bird discount $680)
• $920 for non-members (early bird discount $760)

Sessions are open to players of all abilities. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the

NEW: Little Champs Summer Camp open for kids 3 to 7 years old.
This year, in addition to our regular HOT SHOT Group (ages 6 to 8), we will be allowing kids as young as 3 years old to participate in the summer camp.

The LITTLE CHAMPS program will be similar to HOT SHOTS, a great way to get your kids involved in racquet sports such as tennis and pickleball. Little Champs is a grassroots program designed to introduce children between the ages of 3 and 7 to the game of tennis, pickleball in a fun and rewarding way. Tailoring to the
needs and athletic ability of young children, the LITTLE CHAMPS program enables them to learn tennis quickly while at the same time having fun. This experience will encourage them to continue playing tennis rather than being frustrated into an “easier” sport.

Complete camp registration via SIGN UP GENIUS
There are two links one of OHTC Member and
one of Non-members :

OHTC Member link

Non-Member link

Sunday Funday Clinic
I would like to introduce you to our new clinic which will occur every Sunday at 8:00 am.
This clinic is a great workout as it is composed of plenty of cardio as well as drills to sharpen your game. Additional live ball and free play after clinic. Members need to sign up by texting Lada at 510 424 7913. Both fitness and tennis members can participate.

Cardio Tennis Clinics
The cardio tennis clinic time has been changed to Thursday at 12:00 till 1:00pm. Members need to sign up by texting Lada. Both fitness and tennis members can participate. The cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

Pickleball Updates
Dink and Drink
“Dink and Drink” is an event that occurs on the first Thursday of every month. It is an excellent way to meet new people and expose yourself to the game. Free play occurs from 5:00 to 7:00 with food and drinks provided after. No cost to members. To sign up
for the Dink & Drink please use the sign-up on Club Automation.

Member Bring a Buddy Day
The second Saturday of the month is “Member Bring a Buddy Day”. This event allows you to bring up to 5 guests for only $10 per guest! You can bring up to 5 guests. Please sign your guest at the front desk before play!

Pickleball and Pastries
“Pickleball and Pastries” is an event that will occur on the third Sunday of every month. It is an excellent way to meet new people and expose yourself to the game. Free play occurs from 10:00 to 12:00 with pastries and coffee provided after. No cost to members.
To sign up for the “Pickleball Pastries” please use the sign-up on Club Automation.


Tennis Corner

The French Open at Roland Garros in PARIS, FRANCE, is scheduled from May 26 – Jun 9, 2024. Please see the weblink for the draws and early results at:
At time of editing the Tennis Corner article, the 1000 Internazionali BNL d’Italia in ROME, ITALY wrapping up with the semifinals underway on May 17th, with the championships scheduled for May 18th and 19th, 2024. Check results online and practice Italian or switch to English at their website page; Internazionali BNL d’Italia •
Roma, 6-19 maggio 2024

Jim Thompson Sr’s continues with the Wednesday Interclub SMILE League, as well as running the daytime Senior tennis on Mondays and Thursdays at home. If you have not joined Jim yet, but would like to participate those days, please call 510-531-3300 to get
on Jim’s email list.

LADIES NIGHT TENNIS will be held on June 10th, 2024, at 6pm. Please contact Tomiko Hawkins for Ladies Night and the Mixed Night at 510-531-3300, ext. 23 or email As always, the club generously provide game balls for the courts and food and beverages for the socials after the tennis.

Please join the MEN’S NIGHT TENNIS on June 19th, 2024, from 6:00pm through 8:00pm. Remember that you can arrive by 6:30pm and participate. The game balls for the courts are provided by the Club plus excellent sandwiches and beverages for the socials
after the tennis.

If you want to participate, please contact Guillermo (Memo) Loyola at or call 510-325-9889.

We have the added bonus that players can sample the demo rackets, made available by Deepak Sadhu. His email is

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

Massage Messages

Dear Members, 
Please welcome our new massage therapist Alberta Fujihara! 

After a 30-year career as a Graphic Designer, Alberta’s interest in spirituality led her to work at Windhorse, a mental health program based in Buddhism. After that, she volunteered at Ratna Ling, a Buddhist Retreat Center to help with graphic design, marketing and as a chef, cooking vegetarian meals for the staff & guests. Alberta’s interest in holistic healing led her to National Holistic Institute, graduating in 2019 as a Certified Massage Therapist. Alberta enjoys the healing art of massage and she is delighted to share her touch with you. Alberta’s specialties are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, and Sports Massage.

Our Current Massage Schedule:

Tuesday 10-2 AM Alberta 
Tuesday 3-5 Izumi
Saturday 9:30- 1:30 Alberta 
Saturday 2-5 Izumi 

Please stop at the front desk (or call) to make an appointment with our wonderful massage therapists. Best wishes, 

Yulia / Fitness Director at OHTC 

Welcome New Members
Lauren and Daniel Drayer, Juan Ordonez and Lisa
Boury, Katherine Wisialowski, Mollie and Nicholas
Simons, Erica and Ross Yader, Kimberly and Mike
Walsh, Laura and Janice Albright, Erika And
Lorenzo Chiostri, Matt and Jacqueline Gagin,
Franco and Markino Muzzio, Joe and Teresa
Starkey, Jennifer and Tom Stanley, Jason and
Jeannette Swartz, Alicia and Michael Taylor, James
Huang and Guadalupe Avila, Michael and Emily
Sschesinger, Margaret Crawford-Ryan and Gavin
Ryan, Lisa Chaplin, Linda and Mark Bornholdt,
Crista Welch, Roshni Jain and Aalok Turakhia,
Jennifer Lauter, Elizabeth Weber and James Tarter,
Phil and Jeanette Dinovo, Leslie Radin and Nicolas
Leo, Kyle and Annie Turman, Kerrie and David

Thank you for the Membership Referral

Justin Grodman and Serin Kelley, Stacy Manly, Jill
Toure, Mary Bloszies, Laura and Robert Northrop,
Kristin Rasmussen, Brendan McLoughlin, Mary
Bloszies, Cynthia Stein, Dawn Barbic, Margaret
Crawford-Ryan, Glennie Krammer-Baker, Susan Huaco, Mia Harlock

Aquil and Noha Naji, David Allen and Penelope Abide

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