Newsletter

SEPTEMBER

Oakland Hills Tennis Club Hours

Calendar
12th    Ladies Night – 5:30 PM
21st    Men’s Night – 5:30 pm

President’s Message

It’s been an active summer; time to shift gears.  Fall brings lots of activity:  Leagues, tournaments, great tennis and pickleball weather, not to mention swimming and fitness.  Indian summer always visits in the fall, just as the kids head back to school; we’ve escaped the extreme heat enveloping the rest of the country this summer; we’ve been lucky.  Time to get involved.

I captain the Senior Men’s Inter-club League (SMIL) and invite those men over the age of 60 to join us for a fun, relaxed tennis competition.  The league runs from mid-September through July, involves travel (most of the other teams are in Contra Costa County), for players from 3.0 – 4.5.  Matches are played on Wednesdays, mostly at 12:00 PM.  There is a modest fee that pays for drinks, food and tennis balls.  If you have any interest, please feel free to contact me, I’m forming the team now.

If your interests lean towards the more competitive, contact Miko Hawkins (social@oaklandhills.com) and she will direct you to the appropriate captain.  Anyone seeking to form a USTA League team should also contact her, we want to grow tennis activity.

In order to enhance tennis and pickleball, the club purchased iPlayMe2 software.  Austin Thompson, the club’s General Manager, has been informing you about this comprehensive software through other correspondence; we’re very excited about its potential.  The software isn’t just limited to tournaments; it’s great for socials, leagues and ladders, too.  Get involved, sign up today.

Improvements are set for our front desk check-in software, too.  The club is switching to ABC, which we expect to be a vast improvement over the existing software.  Keeping up with technology is Austin’s expertise; we think you will be impressed.

Last, enjoy the snack bar while you can, David & Soo close the end of the month for the season.  Thanks for your outstanding support this past summer but they deserve a well-earned rest.

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, September 12th 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,  September 21st at 7pm.

Social
Tomiko Hawkins, Director

Our Summer Wine Downs were amazing this year. Thank you to everyone who helped to make sure things went off without a hitch! Edgar Toxqui was quite the bartender, and the Wine Downs would not have happened without him. Now, we get ready for our Fall events around the club. Our Annual Wine Tasting is happening on November 12 th . Be on the lookout for more details around the club.
A reminder that David & Soo close-up the Snack Bar on September 30 th , so make sure to stop by and grab some goodies.
Remember, Men’s Night and Ladies Night are great ways to enjoy the community of Oakland Hills. Come out for Lady’s Night on September 12 th at 6:30 and Men’s Night on September 21 st at 7pm

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

As summer comes to a close, we are happy to continue to be able to offer swim lessons and swim team into the fall. Our first session of swim lessons has just begun. We will offer one more swim lesson session upon completion of the first session. Additionally, the fall session of swim team will begin September 7th.
Please look for an email regarding signing up for both swim team and session 2 of swim lessons. As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to
aquatics@oaklandhills.com!

Summer swim lessons: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ca9ad2ba2fdc43-summer

Summer Swim Lessons

Please select the week and time of your lesson. Each session is for 5 consecutive days and 30 minutes in length. There are 3 available lessons per time slot.

www.signupgenius.com

Summer swim team: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ca9ad2ba2fdc43-summer1

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

Dear Members,

Let’s stay strong and healthy in 2022! 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,
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. This is your chance to take advantage of our small group training program. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get structure in your health routine and reach your fitness goals!

Small Group Personal Training for Strength & Mobility
Mondays 6-7pm 9/12-10/17
OR Wednesdays noon-1pm 9/14-10/19
Get everything you need to see the fitness results you want!
Workout with others for a great price and more accountability.
Show up ready to work and Jaime will lead the way.

Limited availability: only 4 spots available
– 30 min 1-on-1 intro call to assess individual needs.
– 6 1-hr. small group workout sessions.
– 6-week personalized fitness plan, incl. written workouts  Nutrition Advice for you to do on your own.
Program fee: $300 per person ($360 non-member) – SIGN UP by Wednesday 8/31

Have you met Jaime yet?

For Jaime, nothing boosts her mood or productivity like a solid workout and regular yoga practice. As a NASM certified personal trainer and Yoga Alliance member, she prioritizes form, function, and purpose. Jaime safely leads you through movements to increase your strength and range of motion, concluding with appropriate cool down and relaxation techniques. When she’s not around the club, she is busy running around to care for her three young daughters. Take it from her, all the efforts spent in fitness and self-care
significantly enhance energy, patience and relationships!
Want to hear what her clients think of her? Check out her yelp page:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/urban-yoga-life-and-fitness-san-francisco

Yulia – Fitness Director at OHTC

August 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:

    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 

August Healthy Recipe

Grilled Moroccan Chicken

This recipe is a very healthy and exotic way to prepare chicken. Goes great with couscous and a fresh green salad.

INGREDIENTS:  

  • ½ Cup extra virgin olive oil (the best quality you can get)
  • ¼ cup chopped scallion (white part only)
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine oil, scallions, parsley, cilantro, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, turmeric and cayenne pepper in the container of a food processor.
  • Process until smooth.
  • Rub the mixture on both sides of the chicken breasts and let stand 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the grill to medium hot.
  • Grill chicken breasts 5-7 minutes on each side, or until done.


Tennis & Picckle Ball
Skip Redondo , Director

Our after school program is starting and our first day was awesome. We had 90-degree weather and our juniors came out and had fun. Our after-school program goes on Tuesday through Thursday. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at:
redondotennis@oaklandhills.com.
Also, our Men’s and Ladies doubles workout, which takes place on Tuesdays is always full. We fill up three courts with adult players.

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Tennis Corner

Our Oakland Hills Tennis Club has upcoming
USTA matches with our Men’s 7.5 combo
team, led by Vince Adams and Byron Bardy. The Local USTA League season goes from August 29 through November 6, 2022. The first match will likely be on September 3rd or 4th. If it is a home match, please come out and cheer. If you are a 3.5 or 4.0 player and wish to join the team, please email Vince Adams at vincent_adams@sbcglobal.net or Byron Bardy at byron.bardy@gmail.com.

Miko Hawkins’ Ladies Night Tennis will be on September 12th, the 2nd Monday of the month. Contact her at social@oaklandhills.com or call her at (510) 531-3300. After tennis play, the ladies socialize with refreshments that the Club provides.  Men’s Night will be on September 21st, the 3rd Wednesday of the month. The start time
is 6:00pm, with 2 reserved courts. We have been able to secure a 3rd court in July & August. We follow tennis play with food and beverages in the lounge, which now has a new panoramic television screen for enjoying tennis and other sports. If you wish to
participate, please email gray.owl@sbcglobal.net 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.

Memo Loyola, OHTC Member

Massage Messages

I have no doubt that most of you heard before that massage therapy can improve your overall health. But did you know that according to the National Institutes of Health, massage is used by more than 15 million adults in the US as a treatment for osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when the flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down. A massage therapist can lightly stroke or knead the inflamed area to increase blood flow and release a soothing warmth.
When done by a trained massage therapist on carefully selected patients, massage therapy is a very valuable addition to traditional osteoarthritis treatments, says Valerie Voner, a licensed massage therapist, former coordinator of the massage therapy
program at Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable, Massachusetts, and founder of the New England Institute of Reflexology and Universal Studies. Just be sure to talk to your doctor or physical therapist before giving it a try.

Yulia / Fitness Director at OHTC 

Welcome New Members

Scott Shepard and Kirsten Zuluaga,
Michael Ferrari and Electra Katelani, Kevin
and Nicole Patterson, Emily and Lowrence
Lohr, Ryan Opeka and Nicole Torrado,
Rachel Young and Jonathan Schorr, Ben
and Lara Kimberley, Andrew Waranoff and
Samantha Epstein

Thank you for the Membership Referral

Kathleen Wetherell, Allison DiLauro, Matt O’Keefe & Kristina Bedrosian, Jonathan Udkow, Christine Fernandez

WELCOME BACK

Ellen Mann, Aaron and Kyla Pess

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.