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COVID- 19 UPDATE

18th October

Dear Members and Guests

Tennis is back in a limited way!  The PTC is still awaiting further clarification from Tennis Victoria, however at this stage we will open up 5 of the 9 courts for bookings from 12 noon tomorrow.  If we receive further advice that all courts can be used we will open up the rest of the courts for bookings.  The PTC Committee would also like to reiterate the following:

Before you play

Please stay at home if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days or have even mild flu-like symptoms.  If you are in a high risk health category, please consider whether you should be playing tennis at any time during this period, please do not take unnecessary risks.

You will only be able to play tennis with your family and or with people from one other household.  It is your responsibility to abide by this rule for the safety of all participating in playing tennis. 

Risk Warning

You acknowledge that by using the PTC tennis courts and playing tennis you will be exposed to certain risks, including the risk of physical injury. You may be exposed to the possibility of contracting an illness, including without limitation the COVID-19 virus.  You agree that the use of the tennis courts is entirely at your own risk.  You have read and understood this risk warning and voluntarily accept and assume the inherent risks in use of the tennis courts and playing tennis.

Return to Tennis Guidelines are available at the Tennis Vic website.  Access to the venue is provided on the basis that you will, at all times whilst at the venue, adhere to these guidelines.

Accessing the venue

We recommend that players should bring a glove or plastic bag to protect their hands when using the Pin Pad at the gate for entry.  It is a requirement to sanitise your hand prior to entering the venue and when leaving.  Please note the gates are not sanitised on a regular basis.

Masks are not required whilst playing tennis but are required to be worn on entering the venue and when you have finished playing tennis, with the exception of children under 12.

Toilets can be accessed via the downstairs clubrooms using your pin code. Please do not stay in the clubrooms

Please note that due to COVID restrictions only courts 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 are available to book, to limit the number of players in any one enclosure. 

 

 

Booking a Court

If you are a member you can book a court at no charge between 7am to 7.30pm in daylight saving time.  If you are booking on behalf on your child who is a member you will need to sign in using their name, otherwise it will charge for the court.  For non members it costs $10 per half hour to hire a court. 

After 7.30pm there is a charge of $5 per half hour for usage of the lights.  Please note that this does not mean the lights come at 7.30pm.  The lights are on a sensor and will come on when it becomes dark.  As of 18th October we have changed the night schedule from 5pm to 7.30pm as sunset is now 7.40pm.  As the days become longer this will be extended out.

When you have booked a court on line, you will be issued a pin code via email and also via SMS.  To access the gate you need to enter your 4 digit pin code and then enter the return button.  The access code will only work 15 minutes prior to your booking.  If you do not put your pin code on entering and you have booked lights, they will not come on. 

Bookings can not be edited, however you can cancel bookings.  Previously the cancellation window was 6 hours prior to your booking.  This has now been changed to 2 hours prior to your booking.  If you cancel with less then 2 hours of your booking, it is not refundable.

Bookings at present can only be made for an hour and half duration per booking and can only be made a week in advance.  This is to ensure everyone has access to utilise the courts. 

When entering and leaving the venue can you please ensure the gate closes to ensure security is maintained.

For non members if you are regularly accessing book a court at Parkdale, you should consider becoming a member.  Please see membership pricing below:

Junior:              $100 (Under 18 on 1st February)

Senior:              $190

Family:             $380 (Children must be under 18 on 1st February)
Young Adult:   $135 (Under 22 on 1st February)

Membership begins at the 1st February and is adjusted depending when you join.  For all Membership enquiries please contact Clare Stone on 0414 064 958

Coaching

Our Head Coach, Michael Logarzo will provide an update re coaching once he receives further clarification from Tennis Victoria.  For all enquiries please call:  0431 407 294

Should you incur any issues with the Book a Court system, please contact Kaye Faulks on 0419 363 946

For any other issues please contact President, Natalie Sherriff on 0448 500 424 or Secretary Michele Barry on 0434 285 032

Lastly please enjoy playing tennis and keep safe in these unusual and challenging times!

 

Kind Regards,

 

Natalie Sherriff

President

Parkdale Tennis Club Inc

Mobile:  0448 500 424

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