July 27, 2020
PHASE 3 OPENING!
All 3 courts are available and lights are on for some partial programming:
- seniors morning play
- self-booked doubles Mon. and Tues. nights
- lessons and clinics Wed. and Thurs. nights
See 'Court Use' page for all the specifics.
Safety considerations and guidelines are posted at the courts, but distancing procedures and COVID-19 preventative practices need to be followed.
Washrooms at the courts are not open, but there are some porta-potties in the park nearby.
Please stay tuned.
Cheers PPTC members!
We finally have an opportunity to organize some leagues, lessons, and clinics within Durham and OTA Covid guidelines. It is about half way through a typical tennis season, with 10 weeks of play left from now until mid-October.
In Phase 2 we really could not formally organize anything and claim PPTC time as the courts were just public access. Now, though, we are activating club programs and fees so that we can guarantee playing times for members. Lights are on now and all three courts are set up. As we have some fixed costs for insurance and reserve for court improvements, we are asking for members to pay fees until the end of the season to be part of these programs. Fees will be collected at the courts over the next few weeks from coordinators or instructors.
Here is the scale of opportunities we can offer at this time.
MORNING SENIORS PLAY
Monday and Wednesday mornings now are guaranteed to PPTC members for doubles play as in the past from 9 - 12 am. Please contact Ann Powell or Ken Wilson for details. Bring your own tennis balls. FEE - $20 for the season (includes adult doubles evening play described below)
ADULT DOUBLES EVENING PLAY
Those interested in doubles play, one hour slots will be offered on Mondays and Tuesdays between 4:00-10:00pm. We have to avoid large groups waiting for change-over by the doors, so pre-arranged times will be scheduled. A change-over time will be built in to help ensure physical distancing. Members can sign up each week for a time slot that is suitable to them. Those interested can contact Colin directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will send all necessary details.
- Play will continue every week until mid October, starting August 4 and August 5 (next week)
- Bring your own tennis balls.
FEE - $20 for the season (includes morning seniors play described above)
LESSONS AND CLINICS - ALL AGES
The following programs will be run at a 1:4 coach/player ratio (max of 12 participants on 3 courts). Interested participants need to email Colin by Tuesdays 1:00 pm at email@example.com
- Sessions will be for 5 weeks, starting July 29 and July 30 (this week)
- Sign up for any number of sessions on specific days, e-mail by Tuesday of that week or in advance
- Tennis balls provided
- FEE: $10 per each one hour session
5:00 - 6:00: Youth lessons ages 12-14
6:15 - 7:15: Adult beginner lessons
7:30 - 8:30: Adult tennis aerobics
5:00 - 6:00: Youth lessons ages 15-17
6:15 - 7:15: Adult tennis aerobics
7:30 - 8:30: Adult intermediate lessons
Please sign up immediately to Colin for the league, lessons and clinics at firstname.lastname@example.org
He will respond and give all necessary details. We need to keep our club activity and membership strong despite the challenging pandemic times. Please remember to follow all expected physical distancing procedures. Please bring cash payment to the courts.
Yours sincerely, PPTC Executive