Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Chapel Hill Tennis Club Update September 16, 2020

 

CHTC Update Sept. 16 2020

USTA/NCTA N.C. Member Organization of the Year

USTA Southern Section Member Organization of the Year

Valued member,

Thank you for your membership, your support and your patience since March 13 through this COVID-19 Pandemic. I hope you and yours are doing well. All of us, members and staff, have been affected in every aspect of our lives by the current health crisis.  Here at the club, operations have been changing and everything is certainly more challenging for all of us at the club members and staff.  Not the spring and summer we are used to, for sure.  You have been outstanding in your support for the club and outstanding in support of and adherence to new club policies.  We greatly appreciate you and looking forward to the fall season.

As a Reminder – wash hands or use the sanitizer provided by the club, keep a minimum 6ft social distance, bring your own water, and stay safe in all you do.  Do not come to the club if you are sick OR experiencing any of these symptoms:  fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell or have been around anyone experiencing these symptoms or who has had a positive test regardless of symptoms.

Alan and The CHTC Team  

 



Indoor Tennis October 1, 2020 – April 2, 2021

 

From the Website / All Indoor Tennis Information please click here:

https://www.admin.foundationtennis.com/pages/ncchtc/files/2020-2021%20indoorcontract.pdf

 

The Following times are open and available for contract this Season Only and we are looking to sell these courts to Members Only which is why Members Only Contracts will take full precedence:

 

Mondays:  1-2:30pm (4 courts) / 2:30-4pm (1 court) / 8:30-10pm (2 courts)

Tuesdays:  10-11:30am (1 court) / 11:30-1pm (1 court) / 8:30-10pm (1 court)

Thursdays:  1-2:30pm (2 courts) /  8:30-10pm (1 court)

Fridays:  11:30-1pm (1 court) / 8:30-10pm (4 courts)

Saturdays:  7-8:30pm (4 courts) / 8:30-10pm (4 courts)

Sundays:  2:30-4pm (1 court) / 7-8:30pm (1 court) / 8:30-10pm (3 courts)

 

Here is the procedure for Indoor Contract Purchase:

  1. You must fill out the application completely and submit with payment in full.  Do Not Mail – please bring completed application to Pro Shop with a check or credit card.  919-929-5248

Click here for application:

https://www.admin.foundationtennis.com/pages/ncchtc/files/2020-2021%20indoorcontract.pdf

2.  At this point all Contracts are first come first serve

3.  These contracts are for this season ONLY

 

 

Indoor Tennis Ventilation Project / Safety Policies / Operational Rules

 

Project will begin Tuesday, September 8 and will finish by September 22.

During the construction process we apologize in advance for any noise pollution and other distractions associated with this project.

 

We are extremely excited to communicate a new Indoor Ventilation Project which is now under contract and will be completed by mid-September. This project consists of ventilation fans and ventilation louvers which allow us to replace the air inside the building with fresh air at a rate of 2 to 5 times per hour!  We believe this fresh air exchange system’s performance exceeds that of similar systems at other indoor tennis facilities in the area. The board has been considering this upgrade for several years. The board recently voted to accelerate the fresh air initiative to help improve the safety indoor court playing conditions. While it is not possible to eliminate all risk associated with playing tennis indoors or outdoors, we believe the new fresh air system will be a positive change in the playing environment.  

 

In addition the board working with club management is in the process of developing 

the operating procedures of the indoor court play. We expect that changes in the state and local regulations may have some effect on the Indoor facility operations. The one significant change will be a 5-minute decrease in scheduled playing time. This is necessary to provide time for an orderly exit and entry of players from the building.

Below are some of the operating rules we will use to improve the safety of our indoor facility.

-        Entrance will be at the front door

-        Exit will be at the back door

-        No walking to and from courts behind the blue tarps, walking on back side of the court for entry and exit 

-        A buzzer will sound for the end of the session. When the buzzer sounds, you must stop play, collect your belongings and leave the court. The next group can’t enter the building until you leave, so there will be no more continuing play until you see the next group – you have to just leave.

-        Face coverings will be mandatory upon entry and exit

-        During inclement weather, there can be entry and exit at front door, but distancing must be maintained and masks are mandatory as always.

-        No waiting or congregating in the lobby area

-        Keep minimum 6 ft distance from others at all times

 

 

 If you have other ideas for consideration that you believe would improve safety or improve efficiency, please let us know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calendar of Events

 

From the Website / Calendar of Events click here: https://www.chapelhilltennisclub.com/pages/ecalendar/index.cfm?siteid=22143

 

This is the area to view details on ALL club programming and to enroll in Tennis Clinics with your CHTC Member Account.  If you do not have a CHTC Member Account please click on LOGIN on the website and then REGISTER for an account.  Your member account is also used for online court reservations.

 

 

 

 

 

Aquatics

 

The Pool is now Closed for the Season and will re-open Mid May 2021.

 

 

Guest Policy

 

As of the September 16 the club is now Open to Non Members and also Open to Non Members in Lessons / Clinics if space is available.  Please sign in your guests with the Pro Shop during Pro Shop Hours by calling 919-929-5248  or  anytime please email Alan to sign in your guests  alan@chapelhilltennisclub.com    We will need full name, phone number and the court you are playing on just in case we need this info.  As a reminder, signing in your guests is mandatory and is club policy so please adhere to this policy and sign in your guests each time.

 

Also as a reminder here is the current Guest Policy:

Thank you in advance for following your club's guest policies. You are responsible to register all your guests. You must also accompany your guests at all times. You may bring the same tennis guest 2 times per month only. Please sign in all your tennis guests on the guest sign-in sheet located in the pro shop during pro shop hours. After hours, the tennis guest sign-in sheet is located on the table where the on-line reservations computers are located. Tennis guests are $8 per person.

You may bring the same pool guest 6 times per month only. Please sign in all your pool guests at the main entrance to the pool. The pool sign-in sheets are located at the pool check-in shed. Pool guests are $8 per person.

***If you wish to bring more than 6 pool guests at the same time you must email Alan in advance for approval.  There are certain restrictions when bringing more than 6 guests at the same time which will need approval in advance.***

Out-of-town guest privilege is for year-round members only and does not apply to seasonal members

Out of town guests that are staying in your house are free during their stay. Please sign in all your out of town guests and be sure to note that they are out of town guests staying in your house.

Guest pass voucher card

You may pre-purchase a guest pass voucher card consisting of 10 guest passes for just $60 bringing your per person guest fee to only $6 per person. These voucher cards are available through the pro shop.

 

 

 

 

 

From the Pro Shop

 

Hours of Operation:  Weekdays 8am-7pm / Weekends 8am-5pm

Even though the Clubhouse is Closed the Pro Shop is Open taking your phone calls, curbside pick up for all goods and services and racket stringing for the fall season.

919-929-5248

 

 

 

Clubhouse, Fitness, Café, Patio Area, Court Furniture and Coolers

 

For your safety and the safety of staff the board voted September 15 and we will not offer the above club services for at least another month.  These policies are again up for discussions and will be included in the Agenda at the next Board Meeting October 20.

 

 

 

As always we are truly grateful for your membership and greatly appreciate your support.

Alan & The CHTC Team

alan@chapelhilltennisclub.com

Phone: (919) 929-5248

http://www.chapelhilltennisclub.com

Monday, August 24, 2020

Chapel Hill Tennis Club Update September 2020

 

                CHTC Update September 2020


USTA/NCTA N.C. Member Organization of the Year

USTA Southern Section Member Organization of the Year

Valued member,

Thank you for your membership, your support and your patience since March 13 through this COVID-19 Pandemic. I hope you and yours are doing well. All of us, members and staff, have been affected in every aspect of our lives by the current health crisis.  Here at the club, operations have been changing and everything is certainly more challenging for all of us at the club members and staff.  Not the spring and summer we are used to, for sure.  You have been outstanding in your support for the club and outstanding in support of and adherence to new club policies.  We greatly appreciate you!!!

As a Reminder – wash hands or use the sanitizer provided by the club, keep a minimum 6ft social distance, bring your own water, and stay safe in all you do.  Do not come to the club if you are sick OR experiencing any of these symptoms:  fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell or have been around anyone experiencing these symptoms or who has had a positive test regardless of symptoms.

Alan and The CHTC Team  

 



Indoor Tennis October 1, 2020 – April 2, 2021

 

From the Website / All Indoor Tennis Information please click here:

https://www.admin.foundationtennis.com/pages/ncchtc/files/2020-2021%20indoorcontract.pdf

 

The Following times are open and available for contract this Season Only and we are looking to sell these courts to Members Only which is why Members Only Contracts will take full precedence:

 

Mondays:  8:30-10am (1 court) / 10-11:30-1pm (1 court) 11:30-1pm (2 courts)         1-2:30pm (4 courts) / 2:30-4pm (1 court) / 8:30-10pm (4 courts)

Tuesdays:  10-11:30am (1 court) / 11:30-1pm (1 court) / 1-2:30pm (2 courts)         8:30-10pm (1 court)

Wednesdays:  7-8:30pm (1 court)

Thursdays:  10-11:30am (1 court) / 1-2:30pm (2 courts) / 7-8:30pm (1 court)       8:30-10pm (1 court)

Fridays:  8:30-10am (1 court) / 11:30-1pm (3 courts) / 8:30-10pm (4 courts)

Saturdays:  7-8:30pm (4 courts) / 8:30-10pm (4 courts)

Sundays:  8:30-10am (1 court) / 10-11:30am (1 court) / 11:30-1pm (1 court)        2:30-4pm (1 court) / 5:30-7pm (1 court) / 7-8:30pm (1 court) / 8:30-10pm (3 courts)

 

Here is the procedure for Indoor Contract Purchase:

  1. You must fill out the application completely and submit with payment in full.  Do Not Mail – please bring completed application to Pro Shop with a check or credit card.  919-929-5248

Click here for application:

https://www.admin.foundationtennis.com/pages/ncchtc/files/2020-2021%20indoorcontract.pdf

  1. This info is going out to all members today Saturday, August 22 and we are giving a full week for interested members to get their players together for given contract(s) interest and submit applications and payments in full ending by close of business Friday, August 28.  We must receive your application and payment by 7pm August 28. 
  2. If there is only 1 member contract application submitted with payment in full for a particular contract(s) they automatically get that court(s).
  3. If there are multiple members submitting contract applications with payments in full for the same particular contract(s) this is how it will be decided:

a.      Contracts with ONLY members will take full precedence.

b.     Lottery drawing will decide who gets the court(s).

c.      You will be notified either way.

  1. On Monday, August 31 we will begin marketing all contracts, that are still open and available, to both members and non members.
  2. These contracts are for this season ONLY.

 

Indoor Tennis Ventilation Project / Safety Policies / Operational Rules

Project will begin Tuesday, September 8 and will finish by September 20.

During the construction process we apologize in advance for any noise pollution and other distractions associated with this project.

 

We are extremely excited to communicate a new Indoor Ventilation Project which is now under contract and will be completed by mid-September. This project consists of ventilation fans and ventilation louvers which allow us to replace the air inside the building with fresh air at a rate of 2 to 5 times per hour!  We believe this fresh air exchange system’s performance exceeds that of similar systems at other indoor tennis facilities in the area. The board has been considering this upgrade for several years. The board recently voted to accelerate the fresh air initiative to help improve the safety indoor court playing conditions. While it is not possible to eliminate all risk associated with playing tennis indoors or outdoors, we believe the new fresh air system will be a positive change in the playing environment.  

 

In addition the board working with club management is in the process of developing 

the operating procedures of the indoor court play. We expect that changes in the state and local regulations may have some effect on the Indoor facility operations. The one significant change will be a 5-minute decrease in scheduled playing time. This is necessary to provide time for an orderly exit and entry of players from the building.

Below are some of the operating rules we will use to improve the safety of our indoor facility.

-        Entrance will be at the front door

-        Exit will be at the back door

-        No walking to and from courts behind the blue tarps, walking on back side of the court for entry and exit 

-        A buzzer will sound for the end of the session. When the buzzer sounds, you must stop play, collect your belongings and leave the court. The next group can’t enter the building until you leave, so there will be no more continuing play until you see the next group – you have to just leave.

-        Face coverings will be mandatory upon entry and exit

-        During inclement weather, there can be entry and exit at front door, but distancing must be maintained and masks are mandatory as always.

-        No waiting or congregating in the lobby area

-        Keep minimum 6 ft distance from others at all times

 

 

 If you have other ideas for consideration that you believe would improve safety or improve efficiency, please let us know.

 

Early Morning Tennis

 

Early morning tennis at 7am or the desire to show up at your 8:30am court is an option.  Hard Courts are always available unless we have had wind or rain the night before AND most days we have already gotten Clay Courts 19-24 groomed and ready to go prior to 8:30am and some days as early as 7am unless we have had wind or rain or other factors the night before.  We do not take court reservations that early so it is first come first serve.  But you are welcome to come out early and use the Hard Courts or use Courts 19-24 IF they are groomed and ready for play.  Maintenance is always here daily and early getting the courts ready for play.

Calendar of Events

 

From the Website / Calendar of Events click here: https://www.chapelhilltennisclub.com/pages/ecalendar/index.cfm?siteid=22143

 

This is the area to view details on ALL club programming and to enroll in Tennis Clinics with your CHTC Member Account.  If you do not have a CHTC Member Account please click on LOGIN on the website and then REGISTER for an account.  Your member account is also used for online court reservations.

 Aquatics

 

2020 Phase 2 Pool Operations for End of Season

Monday, August 24 - Sunday, September 13 (Last Day for Pool Season)

Members Only - NO Guests Allowed

Hours of Operation:  Weekdays 1:30pm - 7pm   /   Weekends 12pm - 7pm

Daily Block of Times for Recreational Swimming: 

Weekdays 1:30pm - 4pm & 4:30pm - 7pm / Weekends 12pm - 2pm, 2:30pm - 4:30pm, 5pm - 7pm     

* 3 lap lanes also available by Reservation during each block time*

Cleaning - disinfecting, including pool bathrooms, to be done during block times and block breaks

Pool Reservations 919-929-5248:  to be done through the Pro Shop Staff ONLY and during Pro Shop Hours starting at 9am by phone and can be done for future block times day of or one day in advance ONLY

*Walk Ins will be welcome if we are below occupancy for that present block time *1 Block Time Reservation per Day ONLY  *Email reservations and Voice Mail reservations will NOT be accepted

You will need to Specify:  which block time(s) - how many total people - main pool or baby pool - recreational swimming OR lap swimming

Lap Swimming:  reservations are 30 minutes each, *1 person per lane *except family members residing in the same residence are allowed 2 per lane*

Max Occupancy Main Pool:  80 total people per block time

Max Occupancy Wading Pool:  3 kids in pool total, parents will be allowed on baby pool deck

Water Slide and Diving Board:  Yes, will be operational

Entrance:  will be the same gate down the sidewalk with distancing measures

Exit:  will be through the double gate on the deck with distancing measures

Check in screening:  Employees and pool patrons are required a Daily Symptom Screening Checklist provided by Health Department.

Pool Furniture / Patio Tables / Grills:  all will be removed – bring your own chairs please

Not Allowed:  Pool Parties of any kind and NO Club Events

Not Allowed:  floats, kickboards, basketball, balls, toys, etc…

Coolers Allowed:  coolers with drinks, snacks will be allowed

Additional Sign Requirements:  provided by Health Department

Masks:  pool staff will be required to wear masks, pool patrons are highly recommended to wear masks when out of the pool in all areas

Social Distancing in All Areas:  as required and marked and will be enforced.  The pool deck has concrete squares and we ask that you distance your group one concrete square from the next group.

Safety:  is our number one concern with additional staffing for monitoring and distancing measures

Cooperation:  we expect ALL members to cooperate and respect these continued rules which are very unfortunate but also very necessary.  All Pool Rules are subject to change if necessary.

Guest Policy

 

As of the August 18 Board Meeting the Club is still limited to Members ONLY / No Guests Allowed.  This policy is again up for discussions and will be included in the Agenda at the next Board Meeting September 15.

From the Pro Shop

 

Hours of Operation:  Weekdays 8am-7pm / Weekends 8am-6pm

Even though the Clubhouse is Closed the Pro Shop is Open taking your phone calls, curbside pick up for all goods and services and racket stringing.  919-929-5248

 

Clubhouse, Fitness, Café, Patio Area, Court Furniture and Coolers

 

Until the Governor, the County and City of Carrboro ease restrictions into Phase 3 we will not offer the above club services.  These policies are again up for discussions and will be included in the Agenda at the next Board Meeting September 15.

 

 

 

As always we are truly grateful for your membership and greatly appreciate your support.

 

Alan & The CHTC Team

alan@chapelhilltennisclub.com

Phone: (919) 929-5248

http://www.chapelhilltennisclub.com

 

Monday, June 8, 2020

Chapel Hill Tennis Club Weekly June 8

Valued Member,

Below you will find info for the following:  1.  Tennis Clinics  2.  FREE Weekly Tennis Round Robins  3.  Pool Operations

Also wanted to say thank you to all members for your membership support and your cooperation and patience with new club rules / policies which are very unfortunate but very necessary.  Thank you!!!

1. Tennis Clinics
Please email Michal Zaluski with any questions please do not email Alan:
CHTC Tennis Clinics begin the Week of Monday, June 1.
All descriptions of clinics are found on our website and have already been posted.
CLICK on CHTC Calendar of Events
AND this is also where you sign up for clinics with your CHTC Member Account and LOGIN

"Adult" Ladies and Men 3.0-3.5: Monday 8:30 - 10 am with "Z" 
'Junior" Tournament Tough: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:00 - 5:30 PM with "Z"
"Junior" Pre Tournament Tough: Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 - 5:00 PM with "Z"
"Junior" Slammers:  Thursday 3:00 - 4:00 PM with "Z"
"Adult" Cardio: Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 PM with 'Lauren"
"Junior" QuickStart 8 and under: Saturday 8:15 - 9:00 AM with 'Steve"
"Junior" QuickStart 9-10: Saturday 9:15 - 10:15 AM with 'Steve"
Clinic cost is $14 per hour.
Clinics times have been adjusted to better fit players new schedules.
All clinics - social distancing will be happening.
Before each clinic a series of health Questions will be asked to all participants and instructors.
No shared equipment, balls will be fead in by the instructor.
Four player per court maximum, two per each side.
All junior clinics will be on the hard courts, unless we have light rain then we will make adjustments on that day.
All adult clinics will be on the clay courts.
Participants must sign up ahead of time, to help with getting courts and staffing organized, no drop ins.
GO TO CHTC Website and click on CHTC Calendar and Events.

2.  FREE Organized Drop In Tennis Round Robins, which are staffed by a Tennis Pro unless noted, resume Monday, June 1 on the top bank of Clay Courts.  However, we cannot allow socializing before, during or after play and beverages cannot be provided.  There is no charge, no sign-up required and no partner needed:         Mondays               7-8:30pm          Advanced Night *Not Staffed                                    
            *Advanced Night is strictly for Men and Women with a NTRP Rating of 4.0 or Higher*   
        Mondays               7-8:30pm         Challenge Courts *Staffed
        Wednesdays         7-8:30pm         Men’s Night *Staffed
        Thursdays             7-8:30pm         Ladies Night *Staffed
        Fridays                  7-8:30pm          Friday Night Doubles *Staffed
        Saturdays             1-2:30pm          Challenge Courts *Not Staffed
        Sundays               1-2:30pm          Challenge Courts *Staffed


3.  Couple things after day one of our necessary New Pool Rules, Restrictions, Requirements, Recommendations and Pool Reservations:
1.  The staff did a great job with all these.
2.  All Members also did a great job with all these, very cooperative.
3.  Pool Reservations and New Rules - if you have not read these policies please go to this link:  https://www.admin.foundationtennis.com/clk/ft_clk.cfm?tid=3602738&mid=122019&cid=120368&rd04=https://www.chapelhilltennisclub.com/pages/index.cfm?siteid=22170   and click on Pool Brochure.

4.  If you make a reservation and you are unable to show up for whatever reason, you MUST CALL THE PRO SHOP AND CANCEL BEFORE THE BLOCK TIME RESERVED ASAP, therefore freeing up your reservation for your fellow Members AND walk ins.  NO SHOWS are being monitored very CLOSELY.


Alan and The CHTC Team

Monday, June 1, 2020

Chapel Hill Tennis Club Tennis Clinics

Please email Michal Zaluski with any questions please do not email Alan:

CHTC Tennis Clinics begin the Week of Monday, June 1.
All descriptions of clinics are found on our website and have already been posted.
CLICK on CHTC Calendar and Events
AND this is also where you sign up for clinics with your CHTC Member Account and LOGIN


"Adult" Ladies and Men 3.0-3.5: Monday 8:30 - 10 am with "Z" 
'Junior" Tournament Tough: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:00 - 5:30 PM with "Z"
"Junior" Pre Tournament Tough: Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 - 5:00 PM with "Z"
"Junior" Slammers:  Thursday 3:00 - 4:00 PM with "Z"
"Adult" Cardio: Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 PM with 'Lauren"
"Junior" QuickStart 8 and under: Saturday 8:15 - 9:00 AM with 'Steve"
"Junior" QuickStart 9-10: Saturday 9:15 - 10:15 AM with 'Steve"

Clinic cost is $14 per hour.
Clinics times have been adjusted to better fit players new schedules.
All clinics - social distancing will be happening.
Before each clinic a series of health Questions will be asked to all participants and instructors.
No shared equipment, balls will be fead in by the instructor.
Four player per court maximum, two per each side.
All junior clinics will be on the hard courts, unless we have light rain then we will make adjustments on that day.
All adult clinics will be on the clay courts.
Participants must sign up ahead of time, to help with getting courts and staffing organized, no drop ins.
GO TO CHTC Website and click on CHTC Calendar and Events.


Chapel Hill Tennis Club Pool Operations

2020 Phase 2 (Thru June 26) Pool Operations Proposal Amid C-19
POOL OPENS June 1

Members Only - NO Guests Allowed
Hours of Operation:  Daily 10am-8pm for recreational swimming / 6-8am M, T, W, TH for lap swimming only (8 lanes)

Daily Block of Times for Recreational Swimming:  10am-12pm, 12:30-2:30pm, 3:30-5:30pm, 6-8pm *no after 8pm times       * 3 lap lanes also available by Reservation
Cleaning - disinfecting, including pool bathrooms, to be done during block times and block breaks
Pool Reservations 919-929-5248:  to be done through the Pro Shop Staff ONLY and during Pro Shop Hours starting at 9am by phone and can be done for future block times day of or one day in advance ONLY
*walk Ins will be welcome if we are below occupancy for that present block time *2 Block Time Reservations per Day ONLY and Yes, you may book back to back block times *Email reservations and Voice Mail reservations will NOT be accepted
You will need to Specify:  which block time(s) - how many total people - main pool or baby pool - recreational swimming OR lap swimming
Lap Swimming:  reservations are 30 minutes each, yes you may reserve back to back, *1 person per lane *except family members residing in the same residence are allowed 2 per lane
Max Occupancy Main Pool:  50 total people per block time
Max Occupancy Wading Pool:  3 kids in pool total, parents will be allowed on baby pool deck
Water Slide and Diving Board:  Yes, will be operational

Entrance:  will be the same gate down the sidewalk with distancing measures
Exit:  will be through the double gate on the deck with distancing measures
Check in screening:  Employees and pool patrons are required a Daily Symptom Screening Checklist provided by Health Department.
Pool Furniture / Patio Tables / Grills:  all will be removed – bring your own chairs, maybe bring back in Phase 3 June 26
Not Allowed:  Pool Parties of any kind and NO Club Events
Not Allowed:  floats, kickboards, basketball, balls, toys, etc…
Coolers Allowed:  coolers with drinks, snacks will be allowed
Additional Sign Requirements:  provided by Health Department
Masks:  pool staff will be required to wear masks, pool patrons are highly recommended to wear masks when out of the pool in all areas
Social Distancing in All Areas:  as required and marked and will be enforced.  The pool deck has concrete squares and we ask that you distance your group one concrete square from the next group.
Swim Team Season:  canceled
Safety:  is our number one concern with additional staffing for monitoring and distancing measures
Cooperation:  we expect ALL members to cooperate and respect these new rules which are very unfortunate but also very necessary.  All Pool Rules are subject to change if necessary.

Other Services During Phase 2 (Thru June 26)
Café:  do not open in Phase 2 – maybe open Phase 3
Clubhouse, Fitness Facility, Indoor Courts, Playground, Shelters, Patio, Deck, Events / Pool Parties:  already closed during Phase 2, maybe open Phase 3

Guest Policy:  Members Only No Guests allowed during Phase 2, maybe allow guests Phase 3

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Chapel Hill Tennis Club Weekly April 30

Dear Fellow Members of CHTC,

I hope you and those you love are safe and well. Last night, the Board voted to reopen tennis activities at CHTC effective Friday, May 1, following the period of closure requested by the Town of Carrboro. However, the pandemic and the need for caution are still very much with us. The Board’s priority is to ensure the health and well-being of all our members and staff. We will re-open with the same rules that were in place before our suspension and that are absolutely necessary for compliance with the existing orders and for minimizing the risk of viral transmission. The clubhouse, fitness center and indoor courts will remain closed. Only CHTC members will be permitted; no guests.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING:
  • Stay Home if you are sick or if someone in your household is sick.
  • Keep a minimum of 6-feet distant from others at all times to minimize the risk of transmission.
  • Outdoor Exercise is the essential activity for which we are permitted to come to the Club – not socializing. Keep that in mind and do not linger on club grounds when you are not playing. (All moveable seating has been removed.) Remember that transmission of this virus occurs through respiratory droplets, and talking to people puts everybody at greater risk!
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after play. Handwashing really helps! The pool bathrooms will be open; you should detour there for handwashing on your way in and out of the club. In addition, we have finally sourced hand sanitizer (thanks, Alan!) and it will be made available for members coming to and from courts.
  • Bring your own water; water jugs have been removed.
  • Place your bags at distance from others’ bags (e.g., along the fence). Wipe down your racquet with disinfectant wipes before and after play.
  • Use a new can of balls for each match and minimize how often you touch the ball with your hands. Retrieve balls after points using your racquet and feet. Do the same for balls that come on your court from another court.
  • Don’t touch your face with your hands.

Lessons for members will also be available starting May 1 under strict rules (no more than 3 students and 1 pro on a court; no more than 2 people at a time on either side of the net; student does not touch balls; pro wears a glove on non-racquet hand.) Again, minimum 6-foot distancing must be observed at all times.

During this suspension, the staff have continued work on maintenance of the grounds and courts; everything should be looking great and ready for us to return.

Pool: We still do not know when the pool will be allowed to open. Pool preparations have been continuing during the suspension, and the health department inspection is still set for May 4; however, the health department has yet to issue guidance regarding summer pool operations, and no mention was made of pool operations in the context of the Governor’s Phases for eventual reopening of state businesses. Stay tuned.

Our club members and staff have jointly done an excellent job of creating a safe place where we can get healthy outdoor exercise playing the sport we love. But everything depends on our members continuing to play safe and keep distant. Keep it up, and stay safe and well!

Sheila Newton
President, CHTC Board of Directors

Monday, April 20, 2020

Chapel Hill Tennis Club Weekly April 20

In Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic:

In consultation and agreement with Orange County and the Town of Carrboro, the Chapel Hill Tennis Club will suspend all tennis and other member activities through Thursday, April 30. All recreational play, lessons, practices, etc. must cease during that time. Please rest assured that the Executive Committee and the full Board of Directors will be continuing to assess the situation, and that we and the staff will stand ready to reopen the club for play as soon as feasible. The Board and Management are paying careful attention to safeguard the financial health of the Club during these uncertain times. Membership dues remain vital in sustaining our club. Please remember that we are a member-owned club, and that your ongoing support of the club is of critical importance to our continued operation in the months to come.

Members with questions or comments should contact Alan or any CHTC Board member.

With my heartfelt thanks for your support in these difficult times,

Sheila Newton
For the Executive Committee of the CHTC Board of Directors 

Calendar & Events

Planning Ahead - See all details below or TBA soon
   Weekly                Full Line Up of Adult & Junior Tennis Programming *See 7 Day Forecast for Details*
   Weekly                Indoor Tennis Summer Season*Maybe Resumes May 1*
   Weekly                Free Weekly Tennis Mixers*Maybe Resumes May 1*
   Wed. April 29    Swim Team Registration 5-7pm in the Clubhouse*Canceled*
   Sat. May 2          CHTC Team Tennis Event *Canceled*
   Sat. May 16        Pool & Cafe Open for the Season
   Sun. May 17       Swim Team Registration Date #2 in the Clubhouse 2-4pm
   Mon. May 18     Swim Team Season / Practice Begins
   Mon. May 25     Memorial Day Pool Party / Tennis Social
     *Members Only / No Guests Allowed on Memorial Day*
   Wed. May 27     Home Swim Meet
     *Both Pools Closed*
   Sat. May 30        Home Swim Meet
     *Both Pools will have a Delayed Opening*      

All Summer Season Details Located Easily on our New Website
   Aquatics, Swim Team, Swim Lessons, Pool Parties / Events, Cafe, Camps, Tennis Programming, etc...

Adult and Junior Tennis Challenge Ladders Sign Up
If you'd like to play please follow this link to register:
https://app.tennisrungs.com/Public/Register/26544528
If you have any questions direct them to Dave Keeney dave@chapelhilltennisclub.com


From the Pro Shop
Come see whats new and exciting in The Pro Shop!!!
New Design - New Items -  Fun & Fresh Look with Fun & Fresh Expanded Inventory
Also - a Great Selection of New Line Babolat Shoes and Rackets

New Babolat Demo Racquets are in!!!

Pro Shop Hours effective March - October
Monday-Friday      8am - 7pm
Saturday-Sunday  8am - 5pm
  

Weekly Tennis Programming Schedule
See The 7 Day Forecast of Events below for all details

 
~You can now follow your favorite tennis and swim club these 5 easy ways:
  1.  Club Emails
  2.  CHTC Blog located on the main page of our website
  3.  Twitter - Twitter feed can be seen on the main page of our website http://www.chapelhilltennisclub.com      (OR)Go to Twitter @TennisClub27510 
  4.  Thank you for your "like" on Facebook
Its easy to join in, simply click the link below:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chapel-Hill-TennisClub/100440693380     
  5.  Instagram
                7 Day Forecast of Club Events
      *                  *Adult Tennis     *Junior Tennis     *Platform     *Fitness     *Aquatics     *Social
                                       Full Line Up of Tennis Pro Staffed FREE Weekly Tennis Mixers                         

***Suspended atleast until April 30***                                   


Wednesday 4/22
Men’s Night Free Tennis Social 7-8:30pm***Suspended atleast until April 30***    
Tournament Tough Junior Tennis Clinic 4:30-6:30pm***Suspended atleast until April 30***   
 
Thursday 4/23
Ladies Night Free Tennis Social 7-8:30pm***Suspended atleast until April 30***
Back to Tennis Adult Tennis Clinic 9-10am***Suspended atleast until April 30***
Lunch Bunch 4.0 and up Adult Tennis Clinic 11:30am-1pm***Suspended atleast until April 30***
Cardio Adult Tennis Clinic 6-7pm***Suspended atleast until April 30***
Slammers Junior Tennis Clinic 4-5pm***Suspended atleast until April 30***                   
Pre Tournament Tough Junior Tennis Clinic 4:30-6:00pm***Suspended atleast until April 30***
                    
Friday 4/24
Friday Night Mixer Free Tennis Social 7-8:30pm***Suspended atleast until April 30***

Saturday 4/25
Challenge Courts Free Tennis Social 1-2:30pm***Suspended atleast until April 30*** 
3.0 and Rising Adult Tennis Clinic 8:30-10am***Suspended atleast until April 30***
Try Tennis Beginner Adult Tennis Clinic 9-10am***Suspended atleast until April 30***   
No Guts / No Glory Cardio Adult Tennis Clinic 10-11:30am***Suspended atleast until April 30***       
Quick Start I Ages 8 & under Junior Tennis Clinic 8:15-9am***Suspended atleast until April 30***   
Quick Start II Ages 9-10 Junior Tennis Clinic 9-10am***Suspended atleast until April 30***
Weekend Slammers Junior Tennis Clinic 12-1pm***Suspended atleast until April 30***
Weekend Tournament Tough Junior Tennis Clinic 1-3pm***Suspended atleast until April 30***                                     
Circuit Training Fitness Class 9-10am***Suspended atleast until April 30***       

Sunday 4/26
Challenge Courts Free Tennis Social 1-2:30pm***Suspended atleast until April 30***  
           Advanced Doubles Adult Tennis Clinic 1-2:30pm
***Suspended atleast until April 30***  

Monday 4/27
Advanced Night Free Tennis Social 7-8:30pm***Suspended atleast until April 30***
Challenge Courts Free Tennis Social 7-8:30pm***Suspended atleast until April 30***      
3.0 Adult Tennis Clinic 8:30-10am***Suspended atleast until April 30***             
Drills & Skills Adult Tennis Clinic 11:30-1pm***Suspended atleast until April 30***  
Tournament Tough Junior Tennis Clinic 4:30-6:30pm***Suspended atleast until April 30***                            
 
Tuesday 4/28
Early Bird Cardio Adult Tennis Clinic 7-8am***Suspended atleast until April 30*** 
Back to Tennis Adult Tennis Clinic 9-10am***Suspended atleast until April 30*** 
Try Tennis Beginner Adult Tennis Clinic 6-7pm***Suspended atleast until April 30***
Quick Start I Ages 8 & under Junior Tennis Clinic 3:30-4:15pm***Suspended atleast until April 30***
Pre Tournament Tough Junior Tennis Clinic 4:30-6:00pm***Suspended atleast until April 30***