Updated: June 2, 2020
The following guidelines have been created by the Fairbrae Board of Directors and Racquet Committee to help ensure the safety of all members. We have taken some guidelines as suggested by the USTA, Playing Tennis Safely: Facility and Programming Recommendations as well as direction from the Order of the Health Officer of the County of Santa Clara.
- Comply with any general and COVID-19 Fairbrae safety club rules upon entry and exit of club.
- Please follow standard Fairbrae Tennis Rules as well as these guidelines.
- Court reservations must be made to play on Fairbrae courts. Use SuperSaas to reserve courts and only come during your reservation time and abide by the already established Fairbrae Tennis Rules. No walk-ons. (https://www.supersaas.com/schedule/fairbrae/tennis_courts)
- Members of the same household can play together, singles or doubles. Tennis playing children of the same household must be supervised by a parent/guardian.
- Starting June 5: Members of different households can play together, SINGLES. Please follow these guidelines if playing outside your household:
- Use of shared equipment is prohibited
- Each player uses their own individually marked tennis balls (either by ball number or custom marking)
- Minimize switching sides. If you must switch sides, use opposite ends of the net
- Face masks are recommended, but not required
- Starting June 5: Members of different households can play DOUBLES only if the players from each team are from the same household. In other words, your partner must be a household member. The opposing team, may be from another household (and their partner must be from their household). Please follow the same guidelines above for singles players above.
- No using a “bucket” of balls unless you can absolutely contain the balls to your own court or if the other court is empty.
- Ball machine use is not allowed at this time.
- If the other court is also being used, limit the number of balls to 4 max per court and verify with the other court players that the ball numbers are different for each court. Or consider marking your own tennis balls with a permanent marker. If your ball(s) roll over to the other court, retrieve the ball yourself or have the players of that court bump the ball back with their shoe or racket.
- Do not touch or lean on tennis nets or posts.
- Tennis court gate (gate closest to the water fountain) will be set to an open position. Leave this gate open at all times to minimize touching of the handle. DO NOT USE SIDE GATE (gate along Hollenbeck). This gate is to remain closed always.
- No spectators.
- No lessons from outside instructors at this time.
- Please promptly leave the club through the front door when you are done with your tennis activity.
- Please comply so we can continue to keep the tennis facilities open.
- If you have any concerns or issues, please send to email@example.com
Next phase of tennis re-opening will address lessons, and other tennis-related guidance. Thank you for your patience.