Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

written with anticipation
       Bridge Night  — 7:00PM
13     Ladies Night – 5:30 PM
15  Men’s Night – 5:30 pm

President’s Message

Dear Members:
Happy Thanksgiving, the holiday season is upon us.
Please check our abridged holiday hours:
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve & New Years Day hours are 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM; there will be no baby-sitting on these holidays.

During the holidays and school breaks, the club will have an up-tick in use.  Anyone under the age of 18 is not allowed to use the free weight room, the aerobics room (except for ping-pong when not used for exercise classes), and the cardio room; only exceptions are those who have been approved by the personal training staff and the club has written evidence of approval.  Anyone violating this restriction is subject to cancellation of membership.

It has been brought to my attention that children are sneaking into these facilities.  Please don’t ruin your day, if caught there will be repercussions.

The staff and I convey our special thanks, you are the greatest.  Hopefully the worst is behind us and we can look forward to full normality in 2022.

Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Inc.
Jim Thompson, President

Holiday Hours

December 24, 25, 31 and January 1
8 AM to 2:30 PM

No Babysitting


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, December 13 at 6:00 PM.

Men’s Night
Ron Iriyama & Guillermo Loyola

Change your mid-week by coming out with Ron, Memo and the guys for some fun tennis on Wednesday, December 15 at 6 pm.

Tomiko Hawkins, Director

We are in our Holiday Season and I am wishing everyone all the best.  Unfortunately, this year we will not be having our Annual Holiday Party.  I am confident in its return for next year!  I am working on my calendar of events for 2022 so stay tuned.

Ladies Night will take place on December13th at 6:30pm and Men’s Night is on December 15th at 6 pm.  Come out and join in on the fun!

 We have an enthusiastic Bridge group that growing.  If you are interested, please contact the organizer, Lloyd Bracewell @ to get a seat at the table.  This group meets every Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Tomiko Hawkins,
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!!!

Lauren Lafferty, Director

Hey Everyone,
We had amazing 6 weeks of Fall swim with a great group of kids!

Swim team will be back again mid to late January as we break for the busy holiday season approaching. The kids did a great job this fall working on pace and some more stroke development. The beginner group worked on some new things they had not yet been introduced to such as self starting and an introduction to interval breaks and watching the clock.

We have a new instructor joining us named Sasha, which means we have space to take on new lessons again! We offer lessons everyday of the week, Monday-Sunday. Weekday lessons are offered in the afternoon, and on weekends we offer lessons in the morning to early afternoon. Time slots go quick so if interested please inquire as soon as possible 🙂

Lauren Lafferty
Aquatics Director

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

Dear Members,

This is the correct way to perform a bench press. Wait! No, this is the correct way. You are doing your leg lifts incorrectly. Your crunches are all wrong. Does this sound familiar? What is the correct way to train, and how do you sort through so much information, some of it apparently conflicting? While it would be impossible to discuss all aspects of proper form for every possible exercise, my 2-hour workshop on September 11th at 10:30 will address some most common elements of “proper form” while exercising.

Proper form is essential for success when training for anything from general fitness to competitive sport events. It is the quality of training that influences your progress, more than the quantity. For example, time under tension, angle of movement, range of motion, and many other factors all contribute to a particular resistance training session. It is important to understand the proper mechanics of training to get the most benefit from your time.

When thinking about proper form, you should be aware of at least a few factors. One of the first and most important elements to consider is your back. The spinal column is very prone to injury and proper back alignment is crucial for injury prevention and proper execution of exercises. Joint alignment is also critical when considering range of motion. In the example with the chest press, if your primary goal is to work your chest muscles, you can stop at the shoulder-elbow alignment – in other words, your upper arms do not need to go below parallel. Does this mean that going below parallel is wrong? No! Not only is it necessary in bench-pressing competitions (and if you don’t work that range of motion, you won’t get stronger) but when you move below parallel, tension shifts to your triceps, so this a great way to work them as well.

There are obviously many elements to consider when trying to practice “proper form.” My workshop will outline the main pillars of the proper alignment and will include both the notes and exercises. You will learn how to make your functional movements safe and avoid common alignment mistakes.

If Proper Form Alignment workshop sounds interesting – sign up online using our app MyClubLives. Having private sessions with a personal trainer can be a bit expensive. By attending this workshop, a personal trainer will help you to design a functional workout by paying only a fraction of the price.

In health,                                                                                                                                  Yulia – Fitness Director at OHTC
Fitness Director at OHTC

Group Fitness
Yulia Wynn, Director

Dear Members,

With Christmas just a few weeks away, I would like to share top tips to make sure you do not fall off the wagon this December. Christmas can be a time when people undo all the hard work they’ve put in over the rest of the year and when good food and exercise habits tend to go out of the window. It doesn’t need to be like that though. You can still enjoy yourself, eat delicious food, drink alcohol, take part in all of the festive activities and keep your fitness goals on track. It is about being mindful and not overdoing it completely.

Be bad a few days, not all December.

Stick to your routines as best as possible even if you need to step it down a notch. Don’t pack it in completely.

Indulge a little. If you have dinner out, eat less during the day and save calories for the evening meal. If you’re going to a party, eat a nutritious dinner beforehand so you don’t turn up hungry and indulge on all the canapés and mince pies. Make smarter alcohol choices – think light spirits and diet mixers and prosecco over beer and creamy cocktails.

Eat protein and vegetables first. The protein is going to help keep you fuller for longer and the vegetables will give you a lot of food volume, and allow you to eat more. Eat until you are full, not stuffed.
Get back on track. If you have tubs of chocolate, mince pies and excess amounts of cheese left over – you don’t have to eat the lot before the healthy eating stats again. Get them out the house/gift them to someone else!

Involve friends and family. You’ll get more buy-in and there’s more chance of you exercising with someone to motivate you.
Get you steps in. Walk as much as you can over Christmas. Whether that’s not driving everywhere, going for a walk on Christmas morning – all the steps add up and will make you feel better as a result.

You’ve worked hard for 11 months and want to feel good starting the New Year. Not that much needs to change – make some small swaps and keep healthy routines for most of December and you’ll feel on track come January.
In health, Yulia – Fitness Director at OHTC

December Fitness Activities 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:
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
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

Please remember to UNREGISTER if you are longer not
able to attend within 24 hours before the activity of your interest.

       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
  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 classes IN-PERSON:
  8. Download our app MyClubLives from the app store. It’s free.
  9. Login in the upper right corner with your e-mail or a phone number
  10. 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.

December Healthy Recipe

Not only that, but traditional Christmas desserts such as pies, puddings, cakes, and cookies are a little on the unhealthy side. Granted, Christmas comes around just once a year, so it is worth the splurge. However, what if you COULD do some healthy desserts that DON’T taste healthy?

Sometimes the simplest things are the best things. This recipe for Spiced Roasted Acorn Squash is perfectly delicious in its simplicity. And it may just be one of the easiest recipes that you’ll ever make. There’s no need to peel or cut up the acorn squash. All you need to do is halve them and remove the seeds. Microwaving the squash for a minute or two make them easy to cut in half.

Ingredients: 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 small acorn squash, halved and seeded 3/4 cup raisins 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup water

In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; spoon into squash halves. Sprinkle with raisins. Top each with 1 tablespoon butter. Wrap each half individually in heavy-duty foil, sealing tightly.
Pour water into a 5-qt. slow cooker. Place squash in slow cooker, cut side up (packets may be stacked). Cook, covered, on high 3-1/2 to 4 hours or until squash is tender. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape.

Nutrition Facts
Per squash half: 433 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 86g carbohydrate (63g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein.

Skip Redondo , Director

To OHTC Tennis and Pickleball players,

This past weekend,we had our first Pickleball tournament at the club. I would like to thank Mike Zeitouny, for helping run and organize this tournament thank you again. Congratulation to the women’s division Diane Santos for 1st place and Anne Mcseitoer placing second place. Men division, congratulations to Avery Moore 1st place and Matt Beagle came in second place. Congratulation to all participants.

Planning to have 4.0 singles Tennis tournament in January. Members only. It will be a money tournament. Keep an eye out as sign ups are due by January 10th. It will be a round Robin format.
Parents please note that we have a Christmas camp on December 21 thru 23rd. Morning and afternoon session or all day session. If your interested look ip our Tennis website.
Have a happy Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Skip Redondo tennis director.

Pickle Ball

Taylor Bryatt, Director

Hello there OHTC Pickle baller’s!

Coach Taylor is FINALLY ready to hit the pickle courts!

Private lessons and group clinics will be operating after Labor day weekend, september 9th and beyond.

Reach me at +1(951) 252-3960 via text or call.

I will be sending everyone my online scheduling website (which has all the details about scheduling and pricing) over text and email once it is available.

Thank you I look forward to pickle’n!
-Coach Taylor Bryant


Tennis Corner

Greetings Tennis Players.

The year is coming to an end and the current calendar of Professional Tennis tournaments this year.

The WTA has tournaments coming up in France from December 6th through Dec 12th 2021 at the Open Angers Arena Loire in Angers. Then from December 13th through Dec 20th 2021, the next tournament will be the Open BLS de Limoges, in Limoges.

For the Men, there are no ATP tournaments for December 2021. There will be some early Davis Cup rounds in December.
Oakland Hills Tennis Club continues with tennis and pickle ball. For tennis lessons, please check with Skip Redondo, Masks are not required on the courts nor the Clubhouse, at time of editing the Tennis Corner. Please call 510-531-3300, regarding any updates on the safety policy and the rules for guests, and guest fees.

Jim Thompson SR. leads OHTC in the SMIL Interclub Men’s 60-plus League, on Wednesdays.

If you are a 60 plus lady or gentleman and prefer to play at only at home with other OHTC members and guests, Jim Thompson continues with the OHTC Tennis Seniors Day groups on Mondays and Thursdays. If you are interested, 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 December 12th. Contact her at or ask for her at (510) 531-3300. After the tennis, the ladies usually have food and beverages provided by the Club.

Our Men’s Wednesday Night Tennis is held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, which will be coming up on Dec. 15th. The start time is 6:00pm, with 2 courts always reserved and if we get more than 8 players, can add courts as needed, subject to availability.
Saturday and Sunday Morning tennis is ongoing as fellow club members organize them each week. If you are interested in participating in any of the groups, please contact the club at 510-531-3300 or, to get their contact information.

The USTA will begin the 40 plus leagues, with the first matches in January 2022, with team registration to be done in December, 2021. The match format is 1 singles line and 3 doubles lines, with #1 Doubles being worth 2 points and the other 3 matches worth 1 point. The 10-match season will run from Jan. 8 – March 13, and there will be full playoffs and Sectionals. Please check with Miko at for information and to reach the captains.

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

Welcome New Members
Anna and Jonathan Patty; Nikki and Tatsu ; Jim Farber and Susannah Churchill; Brian and Kristin Heller; Nikkia Young; Delirda Coston and Darryl Weatherspoon; Chinve Richardson and Daniel Fortson; Karen and Dan Morgan; Peter and Jennifer Welch; Judy Beblaar

Thank you for the Membership Referral

Ku’ulani Imira; Bill and Carol Leimbach; Ryan Sandhour

Welcome Back

Pamela Sweeney; Moon Pham; Bobby and Susan Rubio

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