Newsletter

JANUARY

Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

Calendar
written with anticipation
           Bridge Night  — 7:00PM
10     Ladies Night – 5:30 PM
19     Men’s Night – 5:30 pm

President’s Message

Dear Members:

In early December I notified you about the dues changes effective January 1, 2022. Several of you have called asking if the club is offering yearly discounts, as in the past. Thanks for shaking my memory, I completely overlooked that option. Be advised, though, that offer expires January 10, 2022.

Thus, any member wishing to pay a year’s dues in advance will be eligible for a 5% discount if the dues are paid by check, a 3% discount if paid by credit card. All year’s dues paid in advance will not be refundable. The covered period is January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022; this offer will expire on January 10, 2022. You can pay anytime, starting now, ending January 10, 2022.
The new dues schedule is below. You can easily calculate the discount to determine the amount due. Contact Boyd, the club’s bookkeeper, to coordinate payment, proper credit and discount (510-531-3300, Ext. 111).

Tennis Individual – $198.00 Note: Either a 5% or 3% discount; Tennis Couple $262.00 Tennis Family – $314.00; Fitness Individual – $159.00 Note: Either a 5% or 3% discount Fitness Couple – $210.00 Fitness Family – $260.00

The guest fee will be increased from $15.00 to $20.00 effective January 1, 2022. Discounts were also provided for guest fee booklets; that won’t be offered this year. Why? Because of the uncertainty surrounding Covid. Now, we are required to verify that everyone passing through the door has been vaccinated. That obligation could prove to be quite a chore, especially during the summer months. To ensure the safety of our members, discouraging a large influx of guests is deemed prudent. Sorry for any inconvenience.

A reminder about the holiday hours: Club hours are 8:00 AM – 2:30PM on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day; no babysitting on those days, either.
The staff and I are looking forward to 2022, anything has to be better than 2020 & the first half of 2021. Keep thinking positive.

Cordially,
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, December 10 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 19 at 6 pm.

Social
Tomiko Hawkins, Director

We hope you all had a safe and beautiful holiday season! Time spent with family and friends is extra special. It has been a joy to see members continue to enjoy the club, via water aerobics and swim, Zoom classes, cycling, outdoor group fitness and tennis. Along the way I have shared photos with you of the happiness continued to be experienced here at Oakland Hills. As we move into the new year (vaccine approved), we are hopeful that we will gradually return to the great times at OHTC.

We are anxiously awaiting full return, but until then we are making plans. I am hopeful that we will be able to have our first outdoor Easter Egg Hunt for the kiddos out by the pool. Stay tuned for more information.

As I write this, 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 January 10th at 6pm. Men’s Night will be on January 19th 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
Lauren Lafferty, Director

Hey everyone,
It has been an amazing year and a half with everyone in the aquatics program. I will be around for the next month, but I am moving to Texas. Waileia and Sophia are familiar faces who have worked with the program before and will be taking over for me as co-aquatics directors. I hope you all continue enjoying the swim programs at the club, and the guidance these two have to offer.
Warm wishes, and a Happy New Year!

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,
Let’s start 2022 strong and healthy! There are many ways to do that. How about trying a fitness class? If you’ve never taken a group fitness class, then you’ve likely never experienced the many benefits, including extra motivation and friendly competition.

PERSONAL TRAINING WITHOUT THE HIGH COSTS
A group fitness class allows you to work with a fitness professional – minus the cash. While the trainer may not be available to you at all times in a large group class, they’re always there to answer questions when you have them. You can learn a lot just by watching and listening!

MOTIVATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Head to a group fitness class on the days you’re not motivated to work out. With a teacher telling you what to do, the session is less work for you, while still being effective.

GROUP FITNESS IS FUN. PERIOD.
One of the most popular reasons for taking a group fitness class is the simplest: they’re just plain fun! With music playing and everyone else working with you, sharing in the struggle and the success, it can feel more like a party than a workout.

COMPETITION AND CAMARADERIE
Everyone is “in it together” in a group fitness class, which naturally lends itself to camaraderie among members. For people who like to be social, this is an important factor. For those who are competitive, the social aspect is valuable because with a little camaraderie comes friendly competition, pushing you to work harder than the person next to you.

PREPARE FOR YOUR FIRST GROUP FITNESS CLASS
Bring a towel for sweating Bring a water bottle; Talk to the instructor before class if you have any questions or concerns. It’s good to tell the teacher if you have an injury of some kind, for example. Talk to other members. While this isn’t mandatory, other people may give your insight on what to expect as a first-timer.
More questions? E-mail me at groupfitness@oaklandhills.com
In health, Yulia Wynn / Group Fitness Director at OHTC

Group Fitness
Yulia Wynn, Director

Dear Members,

If you gained a few pounds during the holiday season, you’re not alone. But the good news is that you can lose the weight quickly—in fact, it’s possible to do it in just 21 days.

But if you want to keep those pounds off permanently, you need to think of weight loss as a long-term lifestyle choice. Achieving weight loss — and better overall fitness – involves mental, emotional and physical commitment along with the realization that the process doesn’t happen overnight.

I am thrilled to announce that our “Mission Slimpossible!” a 21-day weight loss challenge will start on Saturday, January 15th, at 10:30 AM! By joining this program, you will learn why simplistic solutions like “eat less and exercise more” almost always end up in frustration and diet failure! This program is NOT about deprivation or dieting!
Jump start your weight loss and say good bye to chronic health complaints.

Stop sugar cravings and get off your hormonal roller-coaster
Mental, emotional and physical commitment support
Top prizes for male and female winners
Expect to lose 5-15 pounds
Come to the first meeting to learn more with no obligations-you have nothing to lose except extra pounds!
Sign up using our app MyClubLives
Small Group Training
$125 for 4 meetings
In health, Yulia Wynn

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 (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:
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

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.

January Healthy Recipe

Golden Milk

“Golden milk is nothing new to goop followers, but I love sharing this recipe because it’s such a hit. It’s such a beautiful, easy, and delicious introduction to the ancient philosophy of Ayurveda. A taste-bud-tingling alternative to coffee, this comforting drink is perfect for any time of day.” —Jasmine Hemsley

  • 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk, preferably coconut milk or almond milk
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick 
  • 1 (1-inch) piece turmeric, unpeeled, thinly sliced, 

or ½ teaspoon dried turmeric 

  • 1 (1/2-inch) piece ginger, unpeeled, thinly sliced 
  • 1 tablespoon honey 
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil 
  • ¼ teaspoon whole black peppercorns 

Preparation 

Whisk coconut milk, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, honey, coconut oil, peppercorns, and 1cup of water in a small saucepan; bring to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer until flavors have melded, about 10 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into mugs and top with a dash of cinnamon. 

Go Ahead 

Golden milk can be made 5 days ahead. Store in an airtight container and chill. Warm before serving. 

Tennis
Skip Redondo , Director

OHTC tennis and pickleball players.  There is not much to talk about just a lot of rain. Which we need, no regrets.  We’re trying to have a Christmas tennis  junior camp on Monday  thru Wednesday  from 9:00am to 4:00pm but and rain is on the forecast.  

Keep your eyes open because we’re going to have tennis events  and pickleball  events.  Plus tournaments for both sports. 

Have Merry Christmas and New Year.  

Skip Redondo, Tennis and Pickleball 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

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Tennis Corner

Our club is represented by two teams, as the USTA will begin the 2022 Adult 40 & Over league, with the first matches in January 2022. The match format is 1 singles line and 3 doubles lines, with #1 Doubles being worth 2 points.

In professional tennis, the WTA will begin 2022 in Australia. The Adelaide International and two 250 tournaments in Melbourne Then more competition “down under” with the Sydney Tennis Classic and a second Adelaide International will be staged, before the Australian Open begins the week of Jan. 17.

The 2022 ATP Cup will be held from 1-9 January in Sydney. The defending champion, World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev, will begin the event on 2 January inside Ken Rosewall Arena against Austria’s Dominic Thiem. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Norwegian star Casper Ruud are set to also battle inside Ken Rosewall Arena. The men will also follow with the Australian Open.

Oakland Hills Tennis Club continues with tennis and pickle ball. For tennis lessons, please check with Skip Redondo, skipredondo1@gmail.com. Masks are not required on the courts, 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 & Thursdays. 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 January 10th. Contact her at social@oaklandhills.com or call her at (510) 531-3300. After the tennis.

Our Men’s Wednesday Night Tennis is on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, which will on January 19th. 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 groups each week. If you are interested please contact the club at 510-531-3300 or social@oaklandhills.com, to get their contact information.

See you on the court, Memo Loyola

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
510-531-3300.