2020 Season Update

Update:  May 8/2020

Greetings Almonte Tennis Club Members!

Your ATC Executive is on it!

As of today, May 8th 2020 there NO CHANGE in the status of our situation. The date of June 30th is still in place. We are in communication with the Town and we are working together to insure a safe and secure opening when we get the official OK.

Please know that we are reviewing recommendations from Tennis Canada and Ontario Tennis to establish “Recommended Behaviours” for a compliant return to Tennis. You will see below the new expectations – please read through and start to prepare for the season ie: tennis balls, water bottles, hand sanitizer, sani-wipes, gloves, masks and select playing partners. You will be responsible for your behaviour as a member of ATC.  Fortunately the game of tennis is played by persons who understand proper behaviour, rules and etiquette.

We are also reviewing our facility to develop a list of changes that will need to be made to assist in supporting the “Recommended Behaviours”. The plan is to be “ready to go” when we get the nod.

Please review the following. (Subject to updates)

TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PLAYERS

ATTENTION: It is highly recommended that you play singles matches.

BEFORE YOU PLAY

  1. Play based on the government authority measures and that of our municipality.
  2. Play only with family members, persons living in your household or individuals considered to be low risk.
  3. Wait outside the courts until your turn and wait for players to depart.

PREPARING TO PLAY

  1. Wash your hands with disinfectant soap and water for 20 seconds before play.
  2. Bring hand sanitizer.
  3. Clean your equipment, including your racquets and water bottles.
  4. Do not share equipment with your playing partner.
  5. Bring enough water to avoid having to touch a tap or water fountain handle.
  6. Consider wearing a mask or gloves while playing.
  7. If you cough or sneeze, do so in a tissue or in your sleeve.
  8. Avoid touching door handles, gates, benches and other objects. If you touch something, wash your hands and disinfect the surface.

WHILE PLAYING

  1. As much as possible, keep a 2-metre distance with other players. We strongly suggest only playing singles.
  2. Avoid all physical contact, for example shaking hands.
  3. Avoid touching your face after manipulating a ball, racquet or hitting the ball.
  4. Avoid sharing food, drinks and towels.
  5. Use your racquet and your foot to pick up the balls or to send a ball to another player.
  6. Stay on your side of the court.
  7. Use two cans of balls with distinct numbers or identify your balls to differentiate them and only handle the balls that are yours.

AFTER PLAYING

  1. Wash your hands carefully with water and disinfectant soap or with hand sanitizer.
  2. Do not loiter within the courts.
  3. Leave the court immediately after you finish playing

Thank you in advance for your willingness to prepare for our 2020 Tennis Season!

Stay tuned for further updates.

Sincerely,

Paul Scissons
President and on behalf of your ATC Executive.

3 thoughts on “2020 Season Update”

  1. Wow! It is a whole new word – thanks for keeping on top of this Paul – I knew you would be an excellent President! If I really need to play tennis, I will certainly follow all these guidelines and keep a positive outlook.

    Carolyn

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  2. Married playing people are lucky. They can play singles with each other, not worried about touching balls, rackets or each other. Unfortunately, I am not one of them. See you on the court some day hopefully!!

    1. Singles is recommended but Doubles play is permitted with family members, persons living in your household or individuals considered to be low risk. I hope that you can find someone in that category.

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