Commons Racquet Club Covid operating plan

A safe place to play Tennis & Pickleball

 

At this time, the Commons Racquet Club is open to members and punch card holders only. We will be continuing to monitor the COVID-19 government recommendations and advise when we can resume our full operations. Our Club plan is based on five key factors:

1. Safety of Members, Staff and the Predator Ridge Community
2. Reducing “touch points”
3. Limiting Club access
4. Strictly enforcing physical distancing measures
5. Enhancing cleaning procedures

It is important that to realize that this is not business as usual. We must work together to support each other.

We’ve increased cleaning schedules including ongoing sanitization of hands and hard surfaces after contact with each guest, high-touch areas are being disinfected continuously throughout the day and washrooms are cleaned hourly.

CONSIDERATIONS

  • If you are experiencing any flu like symptoms you are asked to remain at home. Do not play if you are considered vulnerable or at risk.
  • Usage of the Commons Racquet Club is limited to members and punch card holders only who have been inside the Interior Health Region for the last 14 days. No exceptions. + click here to see a definition of the geographic area this region includes
  • At this time, access to the Commons Racquet Club is not permitted if you have been exposed to a known or potential case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
  • At this time, if you are arriving on property from outside of the Interior Health Region, we ask that you isolate and self-quarantine for 14 days before you enter the Commons Racquet Club. It is impossible for us to be responsible for every guest and visitor’s internal health. Every guest and visitor have a duty of care and human responsibility to ensure their own personal health and the health of those travelling with them.
  • + click here to see a definition of the geographic area this region includes

OPERATING PLAN GUIDELINES

  • Play is open to Members and Punch Card Holders only.
  • Every player must have been inside the Interior Health Region for the last 14 days.
  • We have two tennis courts and four pickleball courts open inside our tennis dome.
  • A mandatory mask policy is enforced when entering and exiting the tennis bubble, while in the clubhouse, while changing shoes and at all times when you are not playing. You will not be required to wear a mask during play. We do not supply masks, so please ensure that you bring your own.
  • All players MUST sanitize their hands before entering the turn style door and again once they are through the door.
  • A large RED STOP sign is placed in front of the bubble doors when cleaning is happening. Do not enter the facility until the attendant has waved you in and the sign has been removed.
  • ALL players names need to be on every booking for contact tracing. No exceptions.

OPERATIONAL HOURS

  • Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
  • If courts aren't booked by 12:00pm on same day, facility will close after last booking.

 

RULES

  • No towels or water will be provided.
  • No spectators are allowed.
  • Only four people are allowed in the Clubhouse at one time.
  • A mandatory mask policy is enforced when entering and exiting the tennis bubble, while in the clubhouse, while changing shoes and at all times when you are not playing. You will not be required to wear a mask during play. We do not supply masks, so please ensure that you bring your own.
  • All players MUST sanitize their hands before entering the turn style door and again once they are through the door. Players will also be asked to sanitize hands before entering and exiting the Clubhouse. Sanitizer stations are located at entry and exit points.
  • During play, all personal belongings must be placed in a zippered or closed bag and placed under the benches, to keep the bench tops clear.
  • All players names must be on a booking. No exceptions.
  • A large RED STOP sign is placed in front of the bubble doors when cleaning is happening. Do not enter the facility until the attendant has waved you in and the sign has been removed.

BEFORE PLAY

  • Please do not enter the dome until 3 minutes before your scheduled booking time. You will not be permitted to arrive early.
  • A large RED STOP sign is placed in front of the bubble doors when cleaning is happening. Do not enter the facility until the attendant has waved you in and the sign has been removed.
  • If you are a TENNIS PLAYER, you are to go left through the divider and change your shoes at the courtside bench.
  • If you are a PICKLEBALL PLAYER, you are to go right through the divider and change your shoes at the bench associated with the court you are playing on. There are tags on each bench indicating the court number.
  • Please wait to change your shoes if the area is busy.

DURING PLAY

  • As much as possible, keep a 2 meter distance with other players.
  • At the end of play, touch racquets instead of shaking hands.
  • Players will not change ends during a match.
  • If you are participating in leagues or running your own ladder, we ask that you have one designated person at the play board and everyone else stay 6' apart.
  • During designated league play, only the host is allowed to touch the board.

AFTER PLAY

  • Every court booking must end 10 minutes prior to the finishing hour.  This excludes lessons and workshops.  There will be a timer that goes off to indicate when players should complete their game. It is imperative to respect this rule to accommodate the turnaround required to clean and sanitize the facility between court times.
  • All players are required to wear a mask when exiting the tennis bubble and while changing shoes.
  • Please sanitize your hands before leaving the facility.
  • Members are not permitted to stay and gather after their play.

IMPORTANT

  • In order to play, everyone MUST accept and complete an electronic declaration acknowledging COVID-19 protocols prior to accessing the Commons Racquet Club facility, no exceptions.

For further information, please feel free to visit the following pages for additional resources, outlined orders and protocols: