Tennis Safety Protocols

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MASKS FOR INDOOR TENNIS

Following Executive Order D 202 138 requiring masks be worn indoors at all public places, we have made the following decisions at the indoor tennis club:

  • Masks must be worn at check-in, to and from the courts, to and from the locker room, during court grooming and in all common areas
  • Anyone who cannot medically tolerate a face covering; please notify the desk staff at check-in
  • Masks must be on your person and readily available during play
  • Please wear your mask unless it interferes with your activity
  • Masks may be removed to catch your breath

Exemptions from the mask mandate include:

  • Any outdoor activity in which you can assure 6’ physical distancing, therefore a mask is not required when playing tennis outdoors
  • Anyone 10 years of age and under

Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as we work through the requirements, interpret the mandates and assess how they pertain to our operations. One day at a time and we appreciate your flexibility.

Facility/Operations

  • Hand Sanitizer has been added to indoor and outdoor courts
  • Observation deck will be closed to the public
  • Outdoor only scoreboards during Phase One
  • Courtside benches and shelves will be disinfected periodically throughout the day
  • Courtside drinking fountains will not be available; members must bring their own water bottles
  • Vestibule area will be closed for shoe changes and storage of equipment in Phase One. Members should take care of this process before entering the club
  • Backdrop curtains may be opened by lifting the door with a racquet or your backside
  • Tennis Balls – Once you are finished with your court reservation and tennis balls, please take them out of the Tennis Club or dispose the balls in one of our available trash bins. Please do not leave tennis balls, water bottles etc. on the benches or shelf areas once play is completed
  • Hoppers and practice balls will not be available at this time
  • Members will exit through a designated side door when leaving the tennis club

Locker Rooms

  • Restrooms are available
  • Showers are available with limited capacity to no more than two in the men’s locker room and one in the women’s. Lockers will not be available at this time
  • Disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer added to the locker rooms

Courts and Play

  • Members will be allowed to reserve courts six days in advance with the 24-hour cancellation policy remaining in effect
  • Members will be allowed to be a part of ONE court reservation per day. This provides for an equitable distribution of court time for more members to participate. Additional time can be requested once the member has completed their earlier court reservation provided there are open courts available
  • A minimum of two names on singles courts and four names on doubles courts will be required on every reservation
  • All reservations methods will be open for members to book their courts beginning at 8:00am. This applies to both morning and evening reservation times. We will no longer utilize the 7:00am booking time
  • Players are asked to arrive at the Tennis Club no more than 10 minutes prior to their reservation. Arrivals will enter through the main entrance
  • Players who have completed their reservation time will be asked to exit through the designated exit
  • Players to remain on their side of the court and avoid changing sides
  • Ball Machines –Our two small indoor ball machines are now available. Tennis members are allowed to pre-book 60 minutes. Additional time may be reserved provided a court is available upon completion of their reservation. Disinfectant wipes have been added to each machine, ball machine users should wipe down touch areas on the machine at the beginning and upon completion of their reservation.

Programs/Leagues/Drop-In Drills/Socials/Lessons

  • Limited youth programs will be available with limited capacities
  • League play is currently offered with restrictions and protocols in place
  • No Drop-in Drills available at this time
  • Tournament play is currently suspended. TBD whether we will play three events that remain on the schedule for 2020
  • No Socials at this time