November 2020 Newsletter
November 2, 2020
Happening at the Club:

Board Meeting
November 16 at 7:00 pm ZOOM remote meeting

Swim Committee
November 4 at noon ZOOM remote Meeting
Tennis Committee
November 19 at 7 pm ZOOM remote Meeting
In this issue:

*Message from the Board
*Membership Policy update
*Tennis update
*WhatsApp groups for tennis
*Pool Update
*Basketball Court/Fitness Room
*Club Update/Contact the Board
*Club History
Welcome to our new Board Members:
Stephen Chen, Paul Fahn and Craig Murata.

The 2020 - 2022 Board positions are:

President - Teresa Sulcer
Vice President - Kathie Dunnam
Treasurer - Craig Murata
Secretary - Jennifer Muhle
Buildings and Grounds - Javier Cobos
Membership/Communication - Paul Fahn
Board Liaison - Stephen Chen
Message from the Board -

Dear Kona Kai Members -

We have lots to report this month.  Firstly, we had our first ever virtual AGM this year! If you missed it and would like to see the slide deck please ask Sharon to send you the link.  

We said goodbye and thank you to Brian Getz, Loraine Orozco and Weimin Huang, they were awesome Board members in very challenging circumstances and we appreciate their time and dedication to the Club.  If you see them around please be sure to thank them for their service.

 Please join us in extending a warm welcome to -

Paul Fahn - Membership and Communication
Craig Murata - Treasurer
Stephen Chen - Board Liaison

As many of you will notice we have a new Board position this year. The position of Board Liaison was created to help ensure that the Club maintains a uniformity of policy regarding reopening and use during the Covid-19 pandemic. The goal is to have a Board contact person with both the Swim Committee and the Tennis Committee to help us stay informed of issues and concerns as they arise so that we can ensure solutions are implemented on a club wide basis.  

The position of Social Director will be reinstituted as soon as we are once again able to host events at the Club.

As most of you know the Club will be closed on Thanksgiving Day so that our hardworking staff can enjoy a well deserved break.  Normal hours will resume on Friday, November 27th.  We will make a decision about holiday hours at the November Board meeting and will let everyone know what to expect as soon as we can.

If you have any concerns, questions or comments you can reach the Board via the Presidents' email at or you can send a message to the Manager at

Our next Board meeting is scheduled for November 16th at 7 pm.  All are welcome, just contact Sharon in the office to get a Zoom invite.  

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for working so cooperatively with us as we try to reopen as quickly and safely as possible. These are very difficult times and we understand the frustration that many of you feel about the restrictions that are in place right now. Our commitment to you is that we will reopen as quickly as we can as soon as County restrictions are lifted.  Your cooperation has made these very difficult decisions so much easier and we appreciate that.  Thank you all!  

We will be putting out surveys soon - look for those to share your feedback.

We wish everyone a safe and healthy Thanksgiving break.

The Kona Kai Board of Directors
New Membership Addendum Policy Update

The new membership addendum policy passed by a large majority. We will implement it as soon as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.  

We are following all County and State mandatory health guidelines. The County Health Department website states:

"All businesses must ensure that everyone visiting their facility is able to maintain at least 6-foot social distance from everyone not in their household. All businesses are responsible for enforcing this requirement at their facilities."

With that in mind, as soon as we can implement the policies we will be ready to do so. We are working on the appropriate documentation for interested members to complete to add these addendums to their membership agreements. 
We do not anticipate this new policy being implemented before the end of the year and realistically it will likely be the 2nd quarter of 2021 when we anticipate restrictions being lifted. We continue to monitor developments and information from the County and State.
Thank you for your patience.

County Health Department Website:
Club Monitors

Please note: Beginning today, Club Monitors will be on duty 9 am to noon and 4:30 - 9 pm. Members are encouraged to clean and sanitize surfaces as needed using the supplies on the Tennis Patio and inside the Pool deck. Please come to the club only with a prior reservation. Thank you!
Important Reminders:
  • Masks or face coverings are required while at the club except while exercising. Please do not come into the club until you have put on a face covering. Also please wear one when leaving or walking around.

  • Do not come early for a reservation. All club use is by reservation only and not available except at the time of the reservation. When your time is over, please leave the club.
Face Mask 2
All entry to the club continues to be through the Tennis gate. Say hello and identify yourself you our Club Monitors. If no one is there, please continue to the area of the club you have reserved. Thank you!
Court Reservations
Reminder to members when making court reservations, enter the names of all the players. 

Tennis guest hours have been extended to 5 pm! See below for information to register a guest.

When reserving a court, keep in mind the following:
  • Court 3 is the ball machine court. Please reserve a different court if you are not using the ball machine and one is available.
  • Court 4 is Niru's Tennis Academy teaching court. Please reserve a different court if one is available.
  • Courts 1 and 2 should not be used for practice if using ball baskets (more than 6 balls), especially if there are players in the adjacent courts.

Tennis Guests
All guests must be approved by the manager before playing.
Members are now allowed to bring guests for playing tennis only under limited conditions, which include:
  • Hours: 9-5 pm weekdays, and 11-5 pm on weekends and holidays. Play must be completed by 5pm.  
  • Guests must sign waivers, and must agree to and abide by the same rules as members, including social distancing rules. 
  • Only 1 guest per playing member. Two members may bring one guest each if playing doubles.
  • Only one registered guest per player in the same calendar month. Same player may come to the club up to 5 times in that given month.
  • The full name of the guest must be entered in the booking reservation title, visible to all.
  • Regular guest fees will apply

Please contact Sharon at if you would like to bring guests for playing tennis so you can get the packet to send to your guest. All guests must be pre-approved.

Club Monitors might check identification from time to time to verify membership and waiver status.

Niru's Tennis Academy is now offering lessons. Lessons also available to non members during limited hours. These can be private or semi private (up to 2 people on each side of the court) consistent with the club's social distancing guidelines. Text Coach Varun at (610) 618 2249 to arrange a lesson. To pay for the lessons, please click or you can use Paypal Nirus tennis Academy. The Academy asks you please pay for the lesson before the lesson. Camps and clinics are not yet available per club policy and social distancing guidelines. If interested, please contact

You are reminded to cancel any reservations promptly if not needed. Repeated no-shows will be penalized with temporary suspension of privileges.

You are also reminded to only reserve the time that you need, and to show up to your reserved time promptly, especially during peak hours. Arriving more than 15 minutes late to your reservation might result in the cancellation of your entire reservation and having the court time reassigned to someone else.  

Members must agree to the Tennis Rules before playing at the club.
Member Run "Whats App" Tennis Groups

Kona Kai now has two WhatsApp groups for members to communicate with each other to help set up tennis play.

For more competitive players:
If your NTRP is around 3.5 to 4.5 and you'd like to join, contact Yi-Ren Fang directly at
For less experienced players:
We welcome KKC members who are either new to the club or new to tennis, to join our chat group so we can meet new friends to play (non-competitive) tennis with! This group is moderated by members Jennifer Muhle & Diana Yen. We’re both beginners to tennis and look forward to meeting you soon!]


We continue to offer lap swim and Family swim times for members only.

  • Lap swim: 9 am - noon & most evenings after 7:30 pm. Please sign up during a lap swim time only if you will be swimming continuous laps, mostly under the water. Our lanes are not 6 feet apart so we need to minimize shared air space between contiguous lanes.

  • Lap swimmers and Family Swimmers may request one additional swim slot per week. This will be for same day signup (or day before for morning slots) and by request only. To reserve a slot, email or call the office at 408-984-8880.
  • Family swim: noon - 7:30 pm. Sign up during Family swim time to swim any way you wish or to enjoy water play. Our Family Zones are spaced far enough apart so you have more than 6 feet of air space from another family. Most families with children should use Family swim time.

  • Family Swim is limited to one slot per family Monday - Friday during "Prime Time" - 3 pm - 6 pm, and one weekend slot.

  • The wading pool is closed for the season.

  • Lap swim in lane 3 during Family swim time (noon to 7:30 pm) is for one swimmer only. The lap swimmer is asked to rest at the 5 ft end of the pool to be away from families who are usually in the shallow area.

  • There will be consequences including suspension of privileges for repeated violations of the rules.

  • The tennis bathrooms are available. 
Basketball Court, Fitness room and Playground are available

To make a reservation for the Fitness room, Basketball court or playground please stop by the office, call the office at 408-984-8880, or email

  • Reservations required
  • One household at a time only
  • Playground closed after dark
Need help finding the latest news from the Club? Check our website - go to and look at the bottom of the Home Page. Newsletters, rules and club communications are posted there. We'll do our best to keep the site updated.
If you have been to the club within the past two weeks and you test positive for COVID-19, please inform the manager. Information will be kept confidential except for complying with county rules. We appreciate your consideration of fellow members and staff.
Club Updates

We continue to monitor news from the county about updates to what they allow. We currently have the pool, tennis courts, basketball court, fitness room and playground available to reserve. We will keep you informed when changes allow more activities at the club.

Please feel free to reach out to me by email any time. My club email is

Sharon Schedler
Manager, Kona Kai Swim and Racquet Club
Communicate with the Board

Due to the fact that the Board and Committee meetings will be held remotely via Zoom, please get in touch if you would like to communicate with the Board/Committee or attend a meeting. Email our Board President, Teresa Sulcer at or
Club Manager, Sharon Schedler at
Club History
A look at the past…
Take a look at our members who joined this month in the years past, starting with long time members
Jim & Janice Oberhofer
who have been members since 1989. They have been members of Kona Kai Swim & Racquet Club for 31 years!
November 1989 (31 yrs.)
Jim & Janice OBERHOFER

November 1994 (26 yrs.)
John & Christine TOWER

November 2005 (15 yrs.)
Kombupalayam & Padma PRAKASH

November 2008 (12 yrs.)
Matthew & Tina WEAVER

November 2014(6 yrs.)
Joe Byong & Mary KIM

November 2015 (5 yrs.)
Vishal & Kajal DHAROD

Kona Kai Staff

Club Manager
Sharon Schedler

Office Staff
Marion Schade
Charles Kingsley
Dulce Fernandez
Jillian Muirhead
Club Maintenance
Ken Kingsley
Brian Bautista
Charles Kingsley
Jae Caluag
Club Contact Info

Club Office:

General Office email

Sharon Schedler, Club Manager