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

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)
CafĂ©:  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.

  • 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:
If you have any questions direct them to Dave Keeney

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
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                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***