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tennis update #1 -May 12th

Tennis nets are up and courts will be available once the docks are in!  We will keep you posted.  Please review the Covid-19 Tennis Guidelines provided below.

ZZYC Covid 19 Tennis Guidelines

Our members safety is our priority, we appreciate players adhering to the following health and safety guidelines:

Please do NOT play if you exhibit any coronavirus symptoms, have been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 in the last 14 days, or are considered vulnerable or at risk.

Please refrain from doubles play with partners from outside of your household.

Skedda (click here to book), our online booking system must be used to book every visit. This is our way to minimize crowding at the courts and ensure social distancing rules are followed. 

Please use the east gate for east court bookings, and the west gate for west court bookings to ensure social distancing and minimize traffic in the shelter.

Please leave both gates open and unlocked to minimize surface infection.

Because it is unknown if the virus can live on tennis balls, please consider bringing two cans, and distinctly mark the balls to differentiate them.  Communal balls will not be provided.

wash your hands before arriving at the courts and bring hand sanitizer to use during and after play.

Please consider cleaning your equipment, including racquets and water bottles with disinfectant between matches.

Please bring your own water, water will not be provided.

Until further notice, please refrain from entering the Clubhouse or using the Clubhouse washrooms and plan accordingly.

cough and sneeze into your sleeve.

maintain a 2 metre distance from other players, and avoid all physical contact.

avoid touching door handles, gates and benches.

avoid sharing food, drinks and towels.

use your foot and/or racquet to pick up balls, or return a ball to the other court.

leave the court immediately after play and avoid loitering in the shelter.

*Adapted from Tennis Canada guidelines, April 2020


Hello Tennis Members,

Like many of you, I am anxiously awaiting the opportunity to return to a tennis court.  With the long weekend around the corner, it seems prudent to update members on the status of the tennis program at ZZYC. 

On March 30, 2020, under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, the Province of Ontario announced the closure of all outdoor recreational amenities in the Province (Regulation 104/20).  This order includes the closure of both public and private tennis courts.  The order can be extended beyond the original revocation date of May 19, 2020.  On May 12, 2020, the Ontario state of emergency was extended to June 2, 2020, with no change to the restrictions on tennis facilities.

As such, the tennis courts at ZZYC will remain closed until further notice.

We will monitor the restriction on outdoor recreational facilities.   We aim to open the tennis courts to members as expediently as possible while adhering to regulatory requirements and infection control standards provided by public health officials in the Province of Ontario.  The status of tennis lessons, tournaments and weekly round robins is as yet unknown.

I will advise members by email and post information on the website as it becomes available.
I thank you for your patience in these challenging times and wish you all good health.

S Cunningham
Tennis Chair
 

TEMPORARY ZZYC CLOSURE  - May 10th, 2020

Dear ZZYC Members,

 
In light of the most recent information, the ZZYC Board of Directors have made the difficult decision to close ZZYC until further notice. 
 
The safety and well-being of our community including our members, guests and staff continues to be our top priority.  We also recognize our responsibility to the larger community that extends beyond our facility.  Our goal is to part of the solution that helps to slow the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
 
We understand the closure will have a significant impact on our members and that you may have many questions.  We kindly ask for your patience as we endeavour to work through our next steps over the upcoming weeks. We will be following the Ontario re-opening guidelines to ensure the safety of our community.  We are woking quickly to pivot as the province continues with its re-opening strategy. As changes are made we will update you via email and our website.   
 
For the many medical professionals and front line workers amongst our membership, we would like to thank you for all you are doing to keep our country safe and healthy.
 
Thank you to all of our members and staff for your support and understanding during this difficult time.
 

Sincerely,

Your Board of Directors 

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