Cohort Tennis at Kona Kai
Kona Kai is excited to announce that members may now form Tennis Cohorts in order to play doubles tennis at the club! We offer this opportunity in compliance with County guidelines and will continue to monitor the guidelines on an ongoing basis. Please read the following Kona Kai Cohort policy and if you're interested in registering a Cohort, please use the link for the Tennis Cohort Registration form. Forms will also be available at the club.
The County Board of Health has issued the following directive to allow doubles tennis among people who are not members of the same household by forming “cohorts,” semi-fixed groups. Using this directive we have come up with a “cohort policy” that our members can follow so that doubles tennis can resume at Kona Kai. Please reach out to the office if you have any questions or need help registering your group/cohort.
Kona Kai Cohort Tennis Policy
- Each cohort can have up to 6 people in it.
- No one can be in more than one cohort at a time, within Kona Kai, or outside Kona Kai.
- Each cohort needs to have a “team lead”, as well as a back up lead, who the office can communicate with as necessary and is responsible to communicate cohort requirements to their cohort.
- Cohorts can change every 3 weeks as needed, and not sooner.
Cohorts need to be signed up in the office using the Cohort Registration Form at least one day in advance of playing, listing all cohort members and their contact information.
- Members of a cohort can play as often as they like with other members of the same cohort as doubles partners.
- All Players must be clearly listed in Skedda when making a reservation.
- Non-members that are part of a cohort are still limited to playing only during guest hours. Guest fees and monthly visit limits apply. Guest hours:
- 9 am - 6 pm Monday - Thursday
- 9 am to 8 pm Friday
- 11 am to 6 pm weekends
- Cohorts should wear masks while playing, per the County guidelines.
- Cohort members must practice social distancing including staying at least 6 feet away from people outside their household.
- When checking in, all players must identify themselves and the cohort to the club monitor.
Excerpted County Cohort Guidelines:
a. Before engaging in any youth or adult recreational athletic activities involving participants from more than three households, all participants (including players and coaches/support personnel, if any) must be organized into one or more cohort, complying with the following requirements:
- Cohorts must be as small as practicable for the particular sport. Generally, a cohort should be limited to the number of players and coaches or personnel reasonably necessary for a team or group to participate in the particular sport.
- Cohorts may not mix. Members of one cohort may not compete against, practice with, or otherwise interact with members of other cohorts at any time, except as otherwise provided in this Directive.
- Players may participate in only one cohort at a time and may not move from one cohort to another more than once every three weeks.
- Cohorts may not allow guest players, substitutes, or anyone who is not a member of the cohort to participate in cohort activities.
Face Covering Requirements
a. For adult recreational athletic activities involving more than one household, all participants must wear face coverings at all times while participating in the activity, except that participants may remove their face coverings while engaged in activities in the water. These participants must put their face coverings back on as soon as they leave the water.
b. For youth athletic activities involving more than one household, all participants age 9 or older must wear face coverings at all times while participating in the activity, except that participants may remove their face coverings while engaged in activities in the water. These participants must put their face coverings back on as soon as they leave the water.
c. Participants who are unable to wear a face covering for a medical or disability-related reason are exempt from this requirement.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.
Kona Kai Board of Directors
Sharon Schedler, Club Manager