Pearson Automotive Tennis Club

2020 Safety Protocols

 

PATC will have a phased opening. As long as the recommended safety protocols are followed and guidance remains consistent, our phasing through summer 2020 tentatively is as follows: 

 

Phase 1 – May 24 – May 31, 2020

  • Open to members only – no guest play allowed.

  • Private lessons – Only individual players or people from the same family are to be on court, by appointment only with a PATC teaching professional. Lesson times will be staggered to keep lobby area clear.

  • For private lessons the teaching pro will let the member in the front door and ask them to use no-touch hand sanitizer before going onto the court. Members are required to arrive wearing a mask/face covering over both mouth and nose and at all times in common areas (entrance, lobby, hallway and restrooms).

  • No spectators will be allowed in the facility. A parent accompanying a minor will be allowed to remain on premises and will be required to follow the same protocol as the player, or they may escort their player to the front door and meet them there after play. Please bring your own face covering/mask, racquet, towel, water and hand sanitizer.

  • There will be limited open court rental for member singles or doubles tennis play with no more than four members per court reservation. Please make court-time reservations by emailing heather@pearsontennis.com 24 hours in advance. Reservations are only confirmed after you receive an email from the club with your time and court number. No online reservations during Phase 1.

  • Pickleball will not be available during this time.

  • Regular Member play (non-private lessons) court availability times will be staggered as follows during Phase 1:

    • Sunday 5/24 and Monday 5/25, 4pm-8pm member play reservations

    • Tuesday 5/26 – Thursday 5/28, 5pm-10pm member play reservations

    • Friday 5/29, 4pm – 9pm member play reservations

    • Saturday 5/30, 5pm – 8pm member play reservations

    • Sunday 5/31, 8am- 8pm member play reservations

  • Court rental fees are $30/hour.

  • Court dividers are to remain closed at all times.

  • Entry points will be propped open where possible to avoid unnecessary contact.

  • Member will depart court wearing a face covering over both mouth and nose, and sanitize hands immediately after play.

  • Mezzanine viewing, locker rooms and showers remain closed.

  • Benches, score cards and water fountains have been removed or closed.

  • We will practice CDC’s social distancing guidelines – staying 6 feet or more apart. Please visit the CDC’s website to review these guidelines (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html).

  • All tennis balls used during private lessons will be picked up with a ball hopper that has been sanitized, not using hands. Coaches will have their own cart.

  • Coaches and staff will be provided with face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes for protection.

  • The 24-hour cancellation policy remains in effect.

 

Phase 2 – June 1 – 14,2020

Changes from Phase 1

  • Class sizes have been reduced and we are limiting the number of players allowed on a court for private lessons, clinics or regular play.

  • Summer Clinics begin (with the exception being no Red, Orange or Green Ball 12 & Under clinics), again with reduced class sizes allowing for social distancing.

  • 8 courts will be available for play with dividing curtains remaining closed between courts.

  • Members may rent the ball machines with balls to be picked up with a hopper that is sanitized before and after use. Ball machines and remote controls will be sanitized before and after use. Members may not touch balls with hands – no serving using ball machine balls.  Members must provide their own separate tennis balls if they wish to practice serves.

  • Members may rent courts for tennis singles and doubles play via the online reservation system or by calling the club at 317.559.7100.

  • Summer 2020 Club hours are as follows:                 Mon-Thur 8am-10pm, Fri 8am-7pm,                            Sat-Sun 8am-8pm

 

Phase 3 – June 15 – July 31

Changes from Phase 1 and 2

  • Open to members and guests of members.

  • Red, Orange & Green Ball summer clinics will begin.

  • Mezzanine viewing, locker rooms and showers will likely be opened when deemed safe.

  • Benches, scorecards and water fountains will likely be opened when deemed safe.

  • Pickleball play may commence.

We are excited about these first steps in becoming fully operational again and hope that you are too! We ask that all members adhere to these new protocols and are patient as we work through this together.