Kincardine Tennis Club Newsletter 17 July 2020
On the Courts
The club has resumed operations and the courts are very busy.
The Sign up Doubles group had 9 players on Mon, and Wed, and a record turnout of 14 today. If you want to join next week, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drop-in doubles has had a slower start with 8, 8, and 11 players the last 3 weeks. This turnout may be limited by the extremely hot weather this month. Everyone is welcome Tuesday nights from 6-8.
Ontario Stage 3 Opening and Tennis
The OTA has issued new guidelines for tennis in light of Ontario’s Stage 3 reopening.
See the guidelines at this link https://www.tennisontario.com/pages/return-to-play
The most important change is that shared tennis balls are permitted with the condition that the server use hand sanitizer before and after serving. This means that each player is going to have to have hand sanitizer courtside to use for every service game.
Personally, I think that frequent sanitizing is more of a disruption to the flow of play, than each player using their own tennis balls. But the choice is available for players now.
At the time of this newsletter there are 43 adults and 5 junior members. Enrolment has surpassed last year’s final tally.
The seasonal rates for 2020 are the same as 2019 as follows:
$40 per Adult
$15 for 18 years of age and under
There are nearly daily requests for information about the club on the website, and the courts are being used by a mixture of non-member tourists and local residents. As a result, there are times that non-members are being ”bumped” by members. Please be respectful of the non-members and remind them that they can join by going to the club’s website and contacting email@example.com. The club now has daily passes for $5, and weekly for $10, in addition to the season passes.