PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES FOR SAFE
TENNIS AND PICKLEBALL PLAY
These are the guidelines put in place in 2020 for 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 it is possible 2021 will have fewer restrictions, we have yet to receive guidance.
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OVERVIEW OF PHASE 2 CLUB AMENITIES
Member registration is online only to keep staff and volunteers safe.
Five tennis courts and two pickleball courts will be available.
Maximum 28 players on playing surface at all times.
Courts will only be available until dusk, as lights can’t be accessed at this time.
Washrooms will be available by July 6.
Electronic key fobs (that allow clubhouse access) will be activated later. Current entrance to courts is through the front gate.
Programs, including lessons, round robins, and drop-ins, are not yet offered.
PHASE 1 BEST PRACTICES. PLAYERS SHOULD:
Be aware tennis doubles is available on courts 1-4. Court 5 is singles only.
Be aware pickleball doubles is available for 2 courts (closest to back fence.) Other two courts are singles only.
Bring your own equipment, water 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.
Book for 60 minute time slots only.
Washroom facilities or court lighting may not be 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.