Newsletter

MARCH

Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

Calendar
8th    Ladies Night – 6:30 PM
16th    Men’s Night – 6:00 pm

President’s Message

I am writing this article mid-February from Texas while visiting my kids. Isn’t it wonderful that we still have these umbilical cords, though we call them a computer and cell phone these days.

When I left for Texas I was confident I could keep up with things, after all my wife was bringing her laptop and I could borrow it from time to time. Reality set in when I realized it didn’t have a separate keyboard, I’m constrained to using the hunt and peck method, kind of like playing tennis with a 50lb sack of cement on my shoulders. At my age I don’t adapt to change easily. This should be a blessing for you as I will keep this article short.

Word is that the mask mandate will be dropped February 16, two days after Valentine’s Day. If that isn’t love, what is?  Most will applaud this change, some will be more cautious.  Either way we continue to march towards normalcy, a direction I welcome.

Weather is ignoring winter again, a positive for us, except we are still short at the reservoirs.  Let’s hope we get some more rain, we need it.

Many thanks to Yulia Wynn and her staff, they’ve done a remarkable job keeping the aerobics program stabilized through a very challenging period.  Same for all the rest of the staff, lots of ups and downs everyone pitched in and the wheels are still turning. And thanks to you members for all your support.

Happy belated St. Patty’s Day,

Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc.
Jim Thompson, President

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,  March 8th 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,  March 16th  at 6:30pm.

Social
Tomiko Hawkins, Director

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!  I hope you all feeling relief as our Covid cases are down.  Our swim team is back and I hope everyone is taking advantage of this opportunity to be a part of and also get lessons.  We are hopeful that we will begin to be able to have our Annual Easter Egg hunt and celebrate Cinco De Mayo.  Stay tuned for more details!  

Remember, our hours of operation are Mondays-Fridays from 6am to 9:30pm.  Saturdays and Sundays, 8am to 7:30pm which are the normal business hours.  If you would like to make a tennis reservation, feel free to do during those hours by contacting the front desk.  

Ladies Night is scheduled for March 8th at 6pm.  Men’s Night will be on March 16th at 7pm.  These are two great opportunities to come out and play tennis with other members.

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

Hello!! We’re so excited that we started swim team this past month and can’t wait to start swim lessons. We plan to start lessons on March 14 for the first session. Since a lot of families are busy throughout the week, lessons will be one day a week for five weeks. Our first session will be from March 14-April 15 and the second of these sessions will be from April 18-May 20. For summer lessons, the schedule will be different. You will have to pick the same day and time of every week for your lessons during the first two sessions. If you’re interested please contact aquatics@oaklandhills.com with the subject as “Swim Lessons #1 and/or #2”. Thank you!!

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 OHTC

Group Fitness
Yulia Wynn, Director

Dear Group Fitness Enthusiasts, 

I have great news for you! Please welcome back Summer Farouni on Thursday nights at 6 PM. Summer is excited to teach a Zoom Barre Fusion class, which includes graceful ballet moves combined with contemporary Pilates and Yoga techniques. This workout will help you to bring your body into balance and harmony by utilizing breathing, strengthening and toning weak muscles, and releasing stress. 

In addition, the Yoga class on Thursday mornings at 10 AM is back! It will be taught by 

Melylah Botté Smith (E-RYT/R-PYT) who is a mama of three, wellness, advocate, and a yoga teacher. She has been a yoga practitioner since she moved to San Francisco in 1999 from her hometown of New York City.  She brings fifteen years of teaching experience to her classes and continues to seek new paths to exploring and sharing the gift of yoga. Her classes are a nourishing exploration, where mindfulness is brought to the breath and movement.  She infuses her classes with joy, compassion, and yoga experience.

Melylah has studied various yoga styles including Iyengar, Sivananda, and Ashtanga, and graduated from It’s Yoga Training Program in 2007. She also holds certifications in Prenatal Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Infant Massage and Bonding Education, Aromatherapy.  Always a student, she is currently enrolled in trainings with Stone Yoga and Susanna Barkataki’s Embrace Yoga’s Roots. 

Please see our app MyClubLives for the most updated group fitness schedule.

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 groupfitness@oaklandhills.com for more details. Small group training is so good that I have no doubt you will be back for more!

In health,
Yulia
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 (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

My apologies about having no function at the club still with all this covid rules going on.  

But the good news is when we have our 8 pickleball and our tennis courts resurface I’m planning to have an open pickleball tournament here.  For tennis I am planning to do mixers and USTA tournaments.

Our after school and high performance both are going strong. Courts are packed in the evening. 

Remember SUMMER CAMP FLYER is out on our OHTC website look under tennis all the information is there.  Be safe and enjoy our facilities 

Skip Redondo, Tennis Director 

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Tennis Corner

 Please call 510-531-3300, regarding any updates, to comply with Oakland Hills Tennis Club and Alameda County Environmental Health, on the safety policy, the rules for guests, and guest fees.

The USTA 2022 Adult 40 & Over league, season is underway through March 13th. Our club is represented by two teams. Captain Vince Adams and co-captain Mike Zeitouny head up the OAKLAND HILLS 40AM3.5A. Currently tied for 3rd place, the team is in the hunt for the post season. 

Byron Bardy leads the OAKLAND HILLS 40AM4.0A. and also in contention for playoffs. Byron will also be leading the Oakland Hills Tennis Club OAKLAND HILLS 18AM4.0A form Men 18 & over. The Local League season: April 11 – June 19, 2022

In professional tennis, there was a double standard by the Australian Authorities regarding the exclusion of Novak Djokovic from the Australian Open because he was un-vaccinated when he arrived. Novak quarantined for several days and was tested.  He was initially cleared to play, but the Aussie authorities reneged and revoked his visa, just before the Australian Open competition started. However, Australian player Nick Kyrgios, who tested positive for Covid on January 10th, just 7 days before tournament started, was allowed to play.  Nick ended up winning the Men’s doubles with his Australian partner.

Oakland Hills Tennis Club continues with tennis and pickle ball. For tennis lessons, please contact Skip Redondo, skipredondo1@gmail.com. Masks are not required on the courts, at time of editing.

Jim Thompson SR. continues the SMIL Interclub Men’s 60-plus League, on Wednesdays. Jim also continues with the OHTC Tennis Seniors Day groups on Mondays & Thursdays. If you wish to participate, please contact the club at (510) 531-3300.

Miko Hawkins’ Lady’s Night Tennis on the 2nd Monday of the month, which will be on March 9th. Contact her at social@oaklandhills.com or call her at (510) 531-3300. After the tennis, the ladies socialize with refreshments the Club provides.

Men’s Night Tennis is on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, which will be on March 16th. The start time is 6:00pm, with 2 reserved courts and usually 1 or 2 more courts available if more than 8 players attend, In February, we had 9 players, so I rotated in for a few hits on the court. We had beverages afterwards.

Several fellow club members organize groups for Saturday and Sunday Morning tennis each week. If you are interested, please call 510-531-3300 or email social@oaklandhills.com, to get their details.  See you on the court!

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

Thomas and Christina Ng, Karla Brundate, Kenan Delgado and Helen Lau, Jesse Kedjo and Marcos Escobar, Steven Schimmel and Jessica Raedler, Kristyn and Carrie Reed, Bonita Gutierrez and Daniel Malech, Ali Yazd and Audrey D’Andrea, Jeff and Dawn Weeks

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.