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COVID- 19 UPDATE

30th October, 2020

To our Members & Social Members,

We finally have some good news regarding the latest easing of restrictions! We are pleased to advise that all courts are available for bookings as of 31st October, 2020 for both singles and doubles. Please ensure that 1.5 metres distant is maintained and that the maximum amount of people per enclosure is 10 people. It is a requirement that masks must be worn on entering and exiting the facility, but not while playing tennis. It is your responsibility to abide by these rules for the safety of all participating in playing tennis.

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.

Behaviours

To protect against infection, you should:

• Wash/sterilise your hands before and after you play

• Avoid touching your face while playing.

• Do not share water bottles

• Bring your own bottle already full.

• Bring your own hand sanitiser

• Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow

• Be aware of what surfaces you touch and ensure you clean them after play

Book A Court Bookings

To ensure we can keep a record of each person who attends PTC, bookings are mandatory and all bookings must include the players you are playing with. When making a booking you will need to use the ‘ADD PLAYER’ feature. We would also encourage all facility users to download the COVIDSafe app to assist with participant tracking in the case of a positive COVID-19 test result of a participant.

Pennant – BRTA – MDJTA (including Juniors Competition)

We are waiting on further advice from Tennis Victoria as to when competitions will start. Will be updated when further advised.

Clubhouse

The Clubhouse at PTC will remain closed. Access to the toilets in the downstairs clubhouse will be available, via your pin code, if required but please keep access to a minimum. There are to be no gatherings in the clubhouse downstairs or any access to the kitchen.

In House Night Competitions

At this stage night comps will probably not restart until February 2021 but will advise if there is any change.

Coaching

Our coach Michael Logarzo will be sending out communication regarding coaching classes

Reminder

Again, we ask all members and social members to ensure these guidelines are followed to ensure that the PTC can remain open. Please ensure that you do not hang around after your hit, make sure you keep your distance when changing ends and ensure you wash your hands before and after your game!

Should you have any concerns or wish to discuss these guidelines please do not hesitate to give me a call. Stay Safe!

Natalie Sherriff

President

Mobile: 0448 500 424

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM PREVIOUS COVID-19 UPDATE (18th October 2020)

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. It is your responsibility to abide by these rules 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 

 

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

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