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PICKLEBALL COVID-19 POLICY
STAGE 1
EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2020
 
 
These policies are based upon current guidelines from local, state, and federal governmental agencies and decisions made by the Board and Management to best suit Aberdeen.  These policies will be reviewed as guidelines and conditions continue to change.
 
The guiding principal that drives all the decisions made by your Board and Management during this unique situation is the health and safety of our members, staff, and overall community.
 
It is important for everyone to understand that a natural side effect of easing restrictions is the possibility of increased risk of the COVID-19 virus being spread to members and staff members.  As you decide when you personally will reintegrate into club activities, we want to remind you that it is still very important for you to continue social distancing, keeping your hands sanitized and most importantly not to come to the Club’s facilities if you are feeling ill.  Obviously, social distancing will be more difficult as we reopen the Club’s facilities, however each of us must take personal responsibility for our own actions and decisions.
 
For the safety of members and staff members alike, the following key aspects have been implemented in order to minimize multiple persons from touching the same surfaces, assist with social distancing, etc.:
  • All tables and chairs, at the tennis observation deck, will be removed.  
  • All 4 pickleball courts will be available.  
  • All furniture (tables, chairs, and racks) will be removed from the on court comfort station.
    • If you feel that you will need to sit in between games, you are required to bring your own folding chair.  Your folding chair is to be placed on the concrete pad at the on court comfort station. Members are expected to space their folding chairs at least six feet apart from each other.
  • The overhead fans, at the on court comfort station, will be disconnected until further notice.
  • The Fitness Tennis Aquatics beverage station and on court water fountains are unavailable until further notice.  It is important that you stay hydrated.  As such, we suggest that bring your own beverages.
  • Towels (dry or iced) and sunscreen will not be available.  Please bring your own.
  • All trash receptacles will be removed from the pickleball courts.  Trash receptacles will be available at the Tennis Observation Deck for you to throw your own trash away after your game.
    • When finished playing, please take away anything that you brought with you - do not leave any items behind. 
  • The FTA locker rooms are unavailable until further notice.
  • The Tennis Pro Shop is unavailable until further notice.
    • Pickleball balls are available for purchase through the Takeout/Curbside Delivery Program.
  • One unisex restroom at the Aquatics Tower (near the Serenity Pool) will be available for member use.
  • One unisex restroom at the rear tennis courts will be available for member use. 
  • When waiting for the restroom, members are required to be six feet apart.  Markings will be designated.
 Pickleball Court Times:
  • As usual, reservations will be required through the Chelsea court reservation system.  Usage of any pickleball court is limited to 2 people.  More than 2 people are not permitted at any assigned pickleball court and any time.
    • Reservation times for court availability will remain as they are now – 7:30 AM, 8:30 AM, 9:30 AM, etc.
  • No walk ups are allowed.
  • No guests are permitted until further notice. 
  • Private lessons and the use of the ball machine are permitted, however not until after 12:00 PM.  To arrange for a private lesson or the use of the ball machine please call the Tennis Pro Shop at 561-737-8665.  A minimum of 24 hour notice must be provided and reservations are available on a first-reserve first-serve basis. 
  • The Tennis Pro Shop is unavailable until further notice. 
Arrival Logistics:
  •  Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes earlier than your scheduled court time.
  • Players are required to use the designated Tennis/Pickleball parking area.  Please refer to the site plan below.
 

 
To Request a Pickleball Court Time:
  • Reservations must be made through the Chelsea system. Click here to access the Chelsea login page.  Any court time requests that have been entered into the Chelsea system prior to Wednesday, April 29, 2020 will be voided.
  • Until the Chelsea system is updated to include all Social members, Social members will be required to make their court time requests by calling the Tennis Pro Shop at 561-737-8665.
  • When you fill in your request you will be asked for your requested time as well as the earliest time and latest time you could play.  If, for example, your requested time is 9:00 AM and you set your earliest time and latest time to 9:00 AM, you lower your chances of receiving a court time.
  • You will receive an email from the Chelsea system indicating that a request was received.
 
Selection To Play:
  • Three days prior to play, you should receive an email from the Chelsea system with your assigned court time.
  • The email from the Chelsea System will identify the court number you are assigned.
  • Since the Tennis Pro Shop will be closed, it is important that you bring the court number with you when you arrive for play.
  • Should you need to cancel your court time, 24 hour notice is required for a charge not to be applied.  When cancelling, please call the Tennis Pro Shop at 561-737-8665.