COVID-19 Policies

ATC Members, Players, Parents and the Nova Scotia Tennis Community,

Please find information below regarding our reopening. We want to make your experience at ATC as enjoyable and safe as possible. We look forward to seeing you at the new facility.

 

What is the official reopening date?
For the indoor clay courts we will reopen on Wednesday June 17th.  Our office will open to take bookings at 9am on Tuesday June 16th.
We expect the indoor hard courts, outdoor hard courts, and pickleball courts to be available late July.

 

When do memberships expire?
Current members have two options: 

  1. Extend your membership expiration date from September 30th to December 31st, 2020. 
  2. Members can convert the remaining value of their membership to ATC credit and keep the September 30th expiration date.

 

What are the court fees this summer (entire court)?

Members
Indoor - $20
Outdoor - No charge

Non-Members
Indoor - $27
Outdoor - $9

Note: Over the summer there will be no primetime or non-prime time periods. In the short term only 60 and 90 minute bookings will be allowed in order to maintain social distancing.

 

What programming are we offering this summer?
We will be releasing our summer programming options for juniors and adults shortly. We will have options for players of all levels to learn, play, socialize and compete.

 

Are you providing summer camps?
Yes, we will be offering half-day summer camps this summer in the morning only. We are currently working on staffing, pricing and scheduling. We will announce our offerings online shortly. This will include details on safety measures.

 

Are you providing high performance sessions this summer?
Yes, we are currently working on staffing, pricing and scheduling. We will announce our offerings directly to parents in the next week.

 

Will you honour pre-paid packages of court fees and private lessons?
Yes, absolutely. Your punch cards will all still be valid.

How do I book a court or clinic?
In the short term, please make all bookings by calling the welcome desk at 902 423 3682. Online booking will be disabled.

What are the hours of operation?

M-Th-F - 9am-5pm
T-W - 9am-8pm
Sat - 10am-2pm
Sun - Closed

 

How can I find out about events and clinics?
Once we have established a summer (and fall) schedule we will update the website and promote via our social media channels (facebook, twitter, instagram).
 

ATC COVID Policies - we will open with major restrictions and relax as we are able to and under guidance from the province.

Front Desk

Major Restrictions
• “Cashless” operations
• Payments for court bookings & program lessons over the phone only

Minor Restrictions
• “Cashless” operations
• Payments for court bookings & program lessons over the phone only

Fully Operational
• Fully operational with social distancing
• Accepting all forms of payments

Locker Room, Shower & Toilets

Major Restrictions
• Bathroom facilities are available one person at a time
• Showers or locker room not available
• Take all equipment home with you (incl. balls)

Minor Restrictions
• Bathroom facilities are available one person at a time
• Showers or locker room not available
• Take all equipment home with you (incl. balls)

Fully Operational
• Fully operational with social distancing

Tennis Activities

Major Restrictions
• Singles & doubles with social distancing. (maximum 4 players per court)
• Group instruction will be limited to no more than 4 to 6 players per court + coach
• Removal of all non-essential equipment (i.e. benches, score cards, umpire chairs)
• Please come changed (so you do not have to change at the centre) and, arrive and leave as close to the scheduled times as possible to reduce your time at the centre. Bring hand sanitizer to disinfect your hands before and after play and avoid touching your face.
• Court times will be limited to a maximum of 90 minutes
• Coaches will mark and use their own tennis balls which only they will touch

Minor Restrictions
• Singles & doubles with social distancing. (maximum 4 players per court)
• Group instruction will be limited to no more than 4 to 6 players per court + coach
• Removal of all non-essential equipment (i.e. benches, score cards, umpire chairs).
• Please come changed (so you do not have to change at the centre) and, arrive and leave as close to the scheduled times as possible to reduce your time at the centre.
• Bring hand sanitizer to disinfect your hands before and after play and avoid touching your face.
• Court times will be limited to a maximum of 90 minutes
• Coaches will mark and use their own tennis balls which only they will touch

Fully Operational
• Fully operational with social distancing
• Players must supply their own balls to play, and can only handle their supplied tennis balls when serving
• Coaches will mark and use their own tennis balls which only they will touch

Stringing & Equipment Services

Major Restrictions
• Stringing Open with sanitization

Minor Restrictions
• Stringing Open with sanitization

Fully Operational
• Stringing Open with sanitization

Staffing and Personnel

Major Restrictions
• No in-person meetings will take place (minimum 60 days or until take place (minimum 60 days normalization occurs); all or until normalization occurs); meetings will be virtual or by telephone.
• Regular wellness checks with staff members will take place
• Staff will be mandated to sanitize before/after every interaction regularly wash their hands interaction with staff, members, and sanitize before/after guests or participants
• No staff travel (business) will be permitted

Minor Restrictions
• Minimal in-person meetings will take place (minimum 60 days or until take place (minimum 60 days normalization occurs); all or until normalization occurs); meetings will be virtual or by telephone.
• Regular wellness checks with staff members will take place
• Staff will be mandated to sanitize before/after every interaction regularly wash their hands interaction with staff, members, and sanitize before/after guests or participants
• No staff travel (business) will be permitted

Fully Operational
• Fully operational with social distancing

Upon Entry/Exiting of the Facility

Major Restrictions
• Only one player will be allowed to enter/exit the facility (through the vestibule) at once
• Players will be required to hand-sanitize when arriving/leaving the tennis facility; a table will be provided on the patio with hand-sanitizer and wipes
• Court assignments and policies will be communicated to players at the entrance of the facility
• Bookings and payments should be made prior to arriving at facility

Minor Restrictions
• Only one player will be allowed to enter/exit the facility (through the vestibule) at once
• Players will be required to hand-sanitize when arriving/leaving the tennis facility
• Court assignments and policies will be communicated to players at the entrance of the facility
• Bookings and payments should be made prior to arriving at facility

Fully Operational
• Fully operational with social distancing