Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

13th    Ladies Night – 6:30 PM
15th    Men’s Night – 6:00 pm
25th    Mixed Doubles Night – 6:00 PM

President’s Message

Dad Joke of the Month
Q: Why was Santa’s little helper sad?
A: Because they had low ELF-esteem.

Year End Thanksgiving
With 2023 nearly in the rear-view, it’s time to reflect on the gifts and challenges that this year presented. In August, our family welcomed the birth of our first son, Vayu.
He’s been the best part of this year for me, hands down. Not far behind was seeing our daughter, Veda, grow up into a sassy threenager. All along the way, my wife Niyati has supported us in countless ways; emotionally with her generous love, logistically with her planning, and financially with her paychecks �. Are we tired? Yes. Are we beyond blessed? Indubitably.
Since infant parent duty has kept me more at home than normal, our staff has really stepped up to the plate to fill the gaps. Just like a NASA space shuttle, the club has many moving parts that are integral to the ship taking flight. We have a top-notch crew,
which makes management a breeze (most days)!
Finally, thanks to all you members for completing the OHTC symphony with your beeping scan cards at check in, your clattering Mahjong tiles, your clacking pickleball strokes, your unhinged screaming children by the pool, your shouting conservations in
the showers, your whirring RPMs on the spin bikes…I could go on, don’t dare me!

Anyhow, it’s because of our members that we are able to stay in orbit. Thank you, to the moon and back.

Holiday Party (Dec. 2nd, 5:30pm – 7:30pm)
Don’t forget to make it out to our annual Holiday Party: Winter Wonderland! Remember, this is a 21+ event and there will be no babysitting on that day. Complimentary wine, beer, bubbles, and food will be served to keep everyone satiated. The DJ will be there to make sure the vibes are just right. Best of all, the event is free for members!

We are raising the dues in 2024:
Tennis Individual $198.00
Tennis Coupe $262.00
Tennis Family $314.00

Fitness Individual $177.00
Fitness couple $235.00
Fitness family $289.00

Holiday Hours
Please make a note of our special holiday hours for the dates below. We will have no babysitting on these dates:
• Thanksgiving, 8am – 3pm
• Christmas Eve, 8am – 3pm
• Christmas Day, 8am – 3pm
• New Years Eve, 8am – 3pm
• New Years Day, 8am – 3pm
Here’s to 2024!

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,  December 11th 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,  December 20th  at 6:30pm.

Mixed doubles night – December 22nd at 6:00pm.

Tomiko Hawkins, Director

We had an amazing time at our Annual Fall Wine Tasting. Delicious food and wine were enjoyed Thanks to Lada and Edgar and all the vendors who made the event a success.

Next up is our Annual Holiday Party-Winter Wonderland which will take place on December 2, 2023 from 5:30-7:30pm. We appreciate your membership and invite you to join us. This party is adult only. Please stop by the front desk to RSVP.
Santa Arrives on December 23rd from 12-1pm. Make sure the kiddos have their lists and stop by to see Santa.
Don’t forget to come out for Ladies Night on December 11th at 6:30pm, Men’s Night on December 20th at 6pm and Mixed Doubles night on December 22nd at 6:00pm.

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

Hello Everyone,
With the winter months coming up we are taking a break in the pool! We appreciate everyone’s support this last swim season; we could not have done it without you all! We will be bringing swim lessons and swim team back around in the early Spring! Please continue to check your email for messages from us. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at!

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,
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.

1. Be bad a few days, not all December.
2. Stick to your routines as best as possible even if you need to step
it down a notch. Don’t pack it in completely.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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!
6. Involve friends and family. You’ll get more buy-in and there’s more
chance of you exercising with someone to motivate you.
7. 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.

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 interesPlease 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

Make a Wish Foundation Event
The Make-a-Wish Foundation was a great success this past weekend! Thank you to everyone who participated in the tennis clinic and pickleball clinics.

Adult Tennis
Advanced 4.0 and above clinic
We are currently in the works of setting up an advanced clinic on a weeknight. To do so, I need to see an interest from the members. I have received some inquiries but not enough. If you are interested in participating, please text me at 510 424 7913 so I can put you on the waitlist.

Sunday Funday Clinic
Our newest clinic is off to a great start! A reminder that it occurs 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 via the Club Automation app as you would for any other fitness class. Both fitness and tennis members can participate.
The cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members.

Cardio Tennis Clinics
The cardio tennis clinic is still happening every Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30a.m. Members need to sign up via the Club Automation app as you would for any other fitness class. Both fitness and tennis members can participate.
Non-members are also welcome and can use the following link to sign up.!/showSignUp/10c084fa8af2da3fbc61-cardio
The cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members.

Kids Tennis
Are you interested in getting your children involved in some tennis?

Here are some options:
NEW! Hot Shot Class (ages 5 to 7)
I’m currently in the process of creating weekly time for a Hot Shots group Class for our little tennis stars. If you are interested in signing up and getting your child started please contact me at 510 424 7913.

Advanced Green Dot Clinic (age range 8 to 12)
This clinic is designed for children who have been playing tennis for a few years and have mastered the basic skills. Introduction to rallying, live ball, and point play. Designed
to prepare kids to play their first match or tournament.

Every Friday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. To sign up please text me at 510 424 7913.

New Advanced Junior Clinic (age range 9 to 14)
This month I started a new kids’ tennis clinic, I was glad to see that out of 9 kids that participated, 7 were members. We want to keep this up! This clinic is designed for children in middle school who want to obtain skills to play high school tennis. Kids who have rallied and point playing skills and want to take their tennis to the next level.  A combination of specific drills, hitting, match play as well and tactic development.
Every Tuesday from 4:00 till 5:30 pm (will be also happening on Thursday too). To sign up please text me at 510 424 7913.

High-Performance Clinic (high school)
This Junior High Performance (JHP) program is designed for the high-performance junior player (UTR level 5+) who plays regularly in tournaments and has considerable competitive experience and a demonstrated commitment to future goals in tennis.
Teamwork, intensity, focus, and discipline are required for participation in this program.
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. To sign up please text me at 510 424 7913.

Pickleball Updates
Monthly Member Events:
“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.

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.
To sign up for Bring a Buddy Day use the following


Tennis Corner

Number 1 player Iga Świątek, from Poland won The WTA Finals season-ending championship of the WTA Tour. She dominates American Finalist Jessica Pegula with a stunning 6-1, 6-0 victory. Jessica had an excellent run to the final match with excellent
straight-set victories over Elena Rybakina, Aryna Sabalenka, Maria Sakkari, and in semifinals over Coco Gauff with a score of 6-2, 6-1.
The Nitto ATP Finals in November had the final scheduled on November 19th. At the time of editing the OHTC Tennis Corner, there were still matches in progress. It is the season-ending event for the highest-ranked singles players and doubles teams on the
Tour. Please check the website for the final results.
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 December 11th 2023 at 6:30pm. 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.
Men’s Night Tennis got rained out in November. We hope to have better weather in December. Please join the MEN’S NIGHT TENNIS on December 20th, 2023 from 6:00pm through 8:00 pm. Remember that for anyone with a long commute, you can arrive by 6:30pm and participate. As with Ladies Night and Mixed Night, OHTC
generously provides game balls for the courts plus food and beverages for the socials after the tennis. Please contact Guillermo (Memo) Loyola at or

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
Alexandra Thusy-Privat and Guillaume Privat, Cami and Kyle Haynes, Betsy Cardis, Kadet Kuhne, Orah Krug and Victor Goulet, Leila Hebshi and Peter Udovch

Thank you for the Membership Referral
Tamara Chao, Agnes Szelag

Maria Reyes, Kimberly Maredith and David Wendling, Ethan Hopkins

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