PHASE 1 OPENING
GUIDELINES FOR TENNIS AND PICKLEBALL PLAY

These Phase 1 guidelines have been put in place to ensure member and community safety after consultation with the City of Ottawa, the National Capital Tennis Association, and other groups. Please familiarize yourself with these guidelines below before you register and play. While we do anticipate future phases will have fewer restrictions, we do not yet have a timeframe for when this will happen.
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Note: We are offering a 15% Membership compared to 2019. Membership is limited!

OVERVIEW OF PHASE 1 CLUB AMENITIES

  • Member registration is online only to keep staff and volunteers safe.

  • Five tennis courts and two pickleball courts will be available.

  • Maximum 14 players (2 per court) on playing surface at all times. 

  •  Courts will only be available until dusk, as lights can’t be accessed at this time.  

  • Clubhouse, including water and washrooms, is not accessible.

  • Electronic key fobs (that allow clubhouse access) will not be activated during Phase 1. Entrance to courts is through the front gate. 

  • Windscreens are not yet up. We will put these up once we can gather in groups of more than 2. 

  • Programs, including lessons, round robins, and drop-ins, are not yet offered. 

PHASE 1 BEST PRACTICES.  PLAYERS SHOULD:

  • Play singles only. 

  • Bring your own equipment, water, balls marked so you can identify them, and hand sanitizer.

  • Maintain 2 m separation between people at all times.

  • Not share equipment.

  • Not bring spectators. No-one other than players are allowed on the court. 

  • Avoid touching their face.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR SAFE PLAY

  • Reserve your court online at manoticktennisclub.com. Drop-in play is not permitted. 

  • Washroom facilities or court lighting is not available. Please plan accordingly.   

  • Do not arrive more than 5 minutes before the scheduled court time.

  • Enter courts through the gate beside the clubhouse.

  • Only enter court area when the court you reserved is vacant. Wait in your cars if possible and stand back and allow others to leave.

  • Bring hand sanitizer to sanitize your hands before entering the courts and on leaving.

BEST PRACTICES FOR SAFE ON-COURT PLAY

Maintain a 2m separation from all persons not in your household. 

  • Leave your bag or other items at the back of your court against the fence.

  • Each player should have their own set of clearly marked balls.

  • Only touch your own balls with your hands. Use racquet and feet to pass balls that are not yours to other players (on your court or other courts).

  • Consider not changing ends. If you decide to change ends, rotate clockwise to avoid passing each other.

  • Avoid touching any fixtures (nets, posts, etc.) if possible.

AS YOUR COURT BOOKING COMES TO AN END

  • Leave courts a few minutes BEFORE your scheduled play period is over. Out of courtesy to other members, make sure that your court is available when it is supposed to be.

  • Take everything off the court. Do not leave any garbage. There are no garbage cans. 

  • If you use a chair belonging to the club, please wipe it down after use.

  • Maintain 2m distance as you walk behind other courts to exit. 

 

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