Newsletter

MAY

Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

Calendar
written with anticipation

10     Ladies Night – 5:30 PM
19      Men’s Night – 5:30 pm

President’s Message

Dear Members:

It’s May and we are edging ever closer to the June 15 date the governor promised 100% opening of our facility; can’t wait.  I am concerned what 100% means to the gov, though:  Does it mean masks required at all times while exercising?  Does it mean we must continue to social distance?  What other limitations will prevail?

I raise these questions to point out that if social distancing is still required we will not be able to offer babysitting; furniture and exercise equipment is stored in the babysitting area and I have no alternative storage option.  As soon as we can get “fully” back to normal, babysitting will be restored.  Also in question is lounging at the poolside, saunas, steam rooms, day lockers, indoor exercise classes, etc.  I’ll keep you informed via my weekly updates as these questions get answered.

Nice to get the families back.  While there was lots of confusion about pool usage, most of the dust has settled but I want to point out some things:  1) The club is still in the Orange Tier, pool is limited to 30 people at any one time; 2)  Pool rules will be enforced; specifically, the last 15 minutes of each hour is for adult swimming exclusively; 3)  Lifeguards will return soon, most probably late May or early June (more on that as we get closer); 4)  For now, the chairs around the pool are for single members, the tables for families/households/social bubbles; and 5)  No lounging is permitted, yet.

David and Soo have agreed to open the snack bar on Thursday, May 6, opening only Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays initially.  If the weather turns hot, they will immediately commence 7 days a week; regardless, June 1 they will be open 7 days a week until the end of the season.  Welcome back, we are all waiting for you.

Tennis and Swim camp sign ups are coming in rapidly.  If you are interested, I suggest contacting Lauren Lafferty at aquatics@oaklandhills.com or Skip Redondo at skipredondo1@gmail.com.  Members will always have first priority.

The club’s promotion has a lot of takers, time for you to get on board.  Any member logging 20 hours in a given month will receive either a bottle of Cabernet, Chardonnay or 6 bottles of Pellegrino; promotion is for April, May and June.  I will provide the names of winners at the beginning of the following month in my Weekly Update; Miko Hawkins will be contacting you to deliver the prizes shortly thereafter.  Caveat:  You must scan your membership card or your attendance won’t be tallied, our front desk software computes the information for us.

Enjoy the beautiful weather, enjoy it most at the club. See you soon,

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
Coming soon!

Ladies’ Night
Tomiko Hawkins
Come join Tomiko and the other ladies for some fun doubles on Monday, May 10 at 5 pm

Men’s Night
Ron Iriyama & Guillermo Loyola
The guys are at it again!  Come out and enjoy some evening doubles tennis with Ron and Memo on Wednesday, May 19 at 5pm.  Looking forward to seeing you on the courts!

Social
Tomiko Hawkins, Director

It has been a personal joy of mine to see members returning to the club.  Also, to see new members joings.  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.

Our first Easter Egg Hunt was absolute magic.  There were a couple of kids who came and were definitely on a mission.  Out of 60 eggs, only 4 were not found so I’d say, they did a pretty good job!

Remember, there is still 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 May 10th at 5pm.  Men’s Night will be on May 19th at 5pm.  These are two great opportunities to come out and play tennis with other members.

I am hopeful that in June, we will be able to start our Summer Wine Downs again.  We are long overdue.  I hope you will join us!

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 Everyone,

So happy that spring is here! We are so happy to have moved into the orange tier and to be able to have up to 30kids per group in our swim team program. We love seeing all the kids engaging and being active! We cannot wait for summer.

This summer we will are looking forward to having swim team Monday- Friday, having an after tennis camp swim program, and adding 2 new classes on the weekend a mommy & me class, and tiny tots!

Right now we are disappointed to not have Emily available during the week to help coach swim team, but we are looking forward to having a new temporary coach Lily come aboard.

Happy Spring 🙂
Lauren Lafferty
Aquatics Director

Fitness Facts
Yulia Wynn, Director

Dear Members,

Happy May!

As a result of us moving slowly but surely towards the Green Tier, you will be seeing changes and adjustments in the group fitness activities accordingly. We will balance between the Zoom and in-person classes for a reasonable amount of time taking into consideration both the willingness of the instructors to teach at the club house and the satisfaction of our members. Once again, on behalf of the club I want to thank everyone for your continuous support. Oakland Hill Tennis Club has been “a home away from home” for so many of us for years and even decades. Not surprisingly, this bond could not be easily broken by the strain that COVID-19 placed upon us in 2020. It has been a long and challenging road to get our routines back on track, but it looks like we are almost there. It has been a pleasure to welcome so many of you in-person at the club.

A kind reminder that both Jana and Bz have full-time jobs as flight attendants. During the lockdown we had a privilege to enjoy their classes a few times per week. As airlines have started going back to their original capacity to fly people around the world, Bz and Jana have been getting busy as well. I would like to assure you that you will continue enjoy Bz and Jana’s classes, although there might be some minor adjustments. On a similar note, Summer permanently has moved to Florida to reunite with her children. Summer will continue teaching her barre classes on Zoom on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5 PM (Pacific time).

See you at the club,

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

OHTC Tennis and Pickle Ball players.

It’s awesome to see our parking lot is being used again, and that our tennis, pickleball, swimming pool and our cardio rooms are being used again.

Good news for Pickleball players we are working on getting a Pickleball director for Pickleball. We hope that the person we are interviewing says yes. This person is certified instructor and Ambassador for Pickleball in Northern California.

My Senior singles tournament is on its way. Prakash N is 4-0, followed by Craig N 3-0. We have had a lot of matches going on. The guys are saying they are having fun because they are playing other players that they never played before.

Our summer junior tennis class sign up are filling up which is a good sign especially this early. Plus our classes are doing pretty well regardless of Covid.

Be safe and stay healthy. Skis Redondo tennis director

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 Tennis enthusiasts.

The Roland-Garros French Open will be played from 24 May to 13 June 2021. The WTA Women’s 1000 tour and the ATP Men’s 1000 tour, both have other tournaments leading up the Roland Garros, such as the Mutua Madrid in Spain from April 29th to May 8th, and the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, from May 10th to May 16th.

On the home front, Oakland Hills Tennis Club continues with activity on the tennis courts, while following the Alameda County rules, but at least now, we can play on the courts without the mask as long as we maintain proper distance during rotation to the other side of the court and at the benches.

Our Men’s Wednesday Night Tennis Exercise Class, occurs on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, has 2 separate start times; the early group will play from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. And now there is a late group from 7:00 pm to 8:30pm 2021.

The next Wednesday night Tennis will be on May 19th

See you at the Club, (with the appropriate distancing and safety measures)!

Regards, Memo

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
Avery Moore; Nelsonya Causby and Jack Moorhead; Lang and Mol Tran;Maris Perkins; Luke Lewis; Michael and Lauren Moir; Swati Ramanathan and Kartik Venkataraman;Wendi Leike-Wallway and Justin Wallway; Donna Smith and Samul E. Harrison; Dominic and Lena Dncan; Anthony and Jodie Duncan; Bristyb Parker and Robert Levy; Daniel and Veronica Duncan; Daniel Jarvis and Amelia Yara Garcia Gonzalez; Rebecca Fischer and Joseph Leonard; Diana and Jason Low

Thank you for the Membership Referral
Tobias Riddley(2); Kayton Bhatia; Daniel Duncan (2); Sergio Garcia; Angie and Mark Louie

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.