May 27, 2020   
 

We are very happy to welcome you back to the YMCA Tennis Center on Wednesday, June 3!

We are reopening in phases, starting with the most restrictive level of access, and adding programs and services as we move through the phases.

In Phase I, services will be limited to:
  • Singles play only.
  • Active members only. No guests or day pass users.
Because the safety of our members and staff is our greatest concern, the following procedures and protocols must be followed at all times when using the facility.
  • All users must have signed an  online Waiver and Code of Conduct.
  • Wait in your car or outside until your designated court time. Court times are staggered, each court begins at a different time. There is a 15-minute gap between the end of one reservation and the beginning of the next reservation on the same court.
  • There will be a health screening station with a touchless temperature check just outside of the Tennis Center.
  • Enter the Tennis Center through the lobby. Only one person at a time is allowed in the lobby, where you can scan your card.
  • The east-side walkway to access the courts is now ONE-WAY. Please do not return to the lobby.
  • Proceed directly to your court while maintaining at least 6 feet of distance.
  • A face covering is required while getting to and from your court. Masks protect us all, so please help us and comply. Masks are not required during play.
  • Please bring your own water; the drinking fountain is closed.
While on the court:
  • Please maintain 6 feet of physical distance.
  • Use a new can of tennis balls / bring your own pickleballs.
  • Return balls from adjacent courts with your racket or paddle, and without touching them.
  • No viewers: A maximum of 2 players on a court.
  • No chairs will be on the court. 
After play:
  • The east-side walkway to access the courts is ONE-WAY from the lobby.
  • Exit the Tennis Center through the door on Court 4 to 22 nd Street.
  • Leave the facility promptly at the end of your designated time: all court reservations are 75 minutes.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance as you exit.
Health recommendations suggest as much air flow as possible; the fans will be on and the large door on court 4 will be open during our operating hours.

We will be opening in 3 phases. Doubles play will resume in Phase 2. With so many unknowns, we don't yet know the timing of each phase. 

Tennis Center Phase 1 Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Because of the limited number of courts available during phase 1 of our reopening, we ask that members limit any 7-day advanced reservation to 1 court time per person per day. If courts are still available 5 days in advance more than 1 reservation per person per day may be booked.  

TENNIS PLAYERS:
Because of the importance of contact tracing, court bookings must include the full names of everyone using the court.

The YMCA's Tennis Bookings website now has the following court schedule:

COURT 1
COURT 2
COURT 3
COURT 4
8:30-9:45 a.m.
8:45-10:00 a.m. 9:00-10:15 a.m. 9:15-10:30 a.m.
10:00-11:15 a.m. 10:15-11:30 a.m. 10:30-11:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 11:45-1:00 p.m. 12:00-1:15 p.m. 12:15-1:30 p.m.
1:00-2:15 p.m. 1:15-2:30 p.m. 1:30-2:45 p.m. 1:45-3:00 p.m.
2:30-3:45 p.m. 2:45-4:00 p.m. 3:00-4:15 p.m. 3:15-4:30 p.m.
4:00-5:15 p.m. 4:15-5:30 p.m. 4:30-5:45 p.m. 4:45-6:00 p.m.
5:30-6:45 p.m.
5:45-7:00 p.m.
6:00-7:15 p.m.
6:15-7:30 p.m.


For more information about how to play tennis safely during this pandemic, see the USTA Playing Tennis Safely tips and recommendations

PICKLEBALL PLAYERS:
Two courts are available, for singles only, at each of the designated times. Please note that more times will be added if courts fill up.

Pickleball courts are available at the following times:

Monday 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wednesday 1:45-3:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Friday 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Call the Tennis Center at 541.683.3410 during open hours to reserve your time.

In addition to all Tennis Center rules, pickleball players should: 
  • Bring your own paddles and balls. No loaners are available.
  • Use the disinfecting station available on the court.
For more information about how to play pickleball safely during this pandemic, refer to  USAPA safe Pickleball play.

We are looking forward to seeing you on our courts again! We've missed you during this weeks-long closure. As a nonprofit dedicated to keeping our community healthy, safe and thriving for all, Y members like you make our impact possible. Thank you for staying with us during these incredibly challenging times. Thanks to your support, the Y was able to provide critical child care services to first responders, medical professionals and essential workers, virtual fitness classes for members to maintain health and wellness and outreach to all members to combat depression and anxiety.

You were here for your community when it needed you most, and we remain here for you.

Let's play!

Darryl Wisner, Director
Tennis Center
Eugene Family YMCA   

Please send any questions to darryl@eugeneymca.org 
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