JTCC Phase Two Guidelines

Jun 19, 2020

Effective June 17 as JTCC enters Phase Two of Reopening, several guidelines will be adjusted as listed below:
  • Opening Time: JTCC will open at 7:00 am daily beginning on Wednesday, June 17.
  • Doubles:  Play is now permitted.
  • Indoor Courts: Will remain closed through June 28.
  • Masks Required:  It is mandatory for everyone to wear masks upon entering and exiting the clubhouse.
  • Restrooms: Only one person at a time is permitted in the men’s and women’s restrooms.
  • Player Check In: All children 12 and Under must be checked in by their parents at the front desk. Children 10 and Under must be accompanied to their court. All children under age 12 may be accompanied to the court.
  • Parents On Site: Parents of children 10 and Under may remain on site while their children attend programing. However,  parents of children over the age of 10 are requested to depart  the  JTCC grounds immediately after check-in and after accompanying their children to their courts.  This is necessary for JTCC to comply with guidelines restricting site access to approximately 50 individuals in one area.
We are in this together to make your experience fun and worry free.  We ask that you, the player and member, follow these guidelines to make our reopening a mutual success. Because tennis does not involve person-to-person contact, JTCC members can enjoy the physical and mental benefits that tennis offers by practicing social distancing keeping six feet apart from other players to ensure a safe exercise environment. Let’s get ready to play now!
Guidelines for All Phases of Reopening
People Who Feel Sick Should Stay Home:
  • Staff/Coaches/Members will not be permitted to enter the JTCC facility if any of the following apply:
    •  Exhibit or experience symptoms of COVID-19
    •  Received a positive test result for COVID-19
    •  Had contact with someone who has received a positive test result for COVID-19 or is otherwise believed to be infected with COVID-19
    •  Traveled to a high-risk area in the past 14 days
  • If previously tested positive, the person must provide medical provider’s written permission for clearance to return to the facility.
  • A Waiver of Liability is required to be signed by all participants prior to their first playing session following the facility closure, indicating an understanding of the terms of the Waiver of Liability and acceptance of and compliance with all temporary restrictions in place.
Safety and Hygiene Protocol for Employees and Members:
Administrative and Front Desk Staff will be required to wear masks and gloves at all times and to wash hands often.  A plexiglass shield is installed at the Front Desk. Administrative staff will be working from home whenever possible to lower our occupancy and help prevent spread.
  • It is mandatory that all persons wear masks upon entering and exiting the facility.
  • Members and coaches will not be required to wear masks during play.
  •  All persons must bring their own hand sanitizer to the facility for recommended use before and after each on court session.
  • All current social distancing measures (defined by the CDC as maintaining a minimum distance of six feet apart) will be in effect at all times including when arriving at the facility, present at the court, and departing the court.
  • Social gatherings of 10 or more people in one area will not be permitted.
  • All players are recommended to sanitize equipment, including racquets and water bottles.
  • No sharing of any equipment will be permitted.
JTCC’s Pledge of Cleanliness: 
  • The facility will be cleaned nightly by a professional cleaning crew.
  • All surfaces will be disinfected every two hours, including, but not limited to, counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures and toilets.
  • All outdoor court gates and stair rails will be disinfected every two hours.
  • All score tenders will be taken off the courts to prevent touching.
  • Signage will remind and encourage social distancing and frequent hand washing.
  • Disinfectant soap, hand sanitizers or wipes will be available at all main contact points.
  • All common area chairs and tables will be stacked, roped off or removed from the area to prevent congregating and touching.
Clubhouse Rules:
  • Designated doors will remain open to prevent contact.
  • Restroom facilities will be open.  No touch exit doors will be installed in the locker/restrooms. Please respect the request for only one male and one female at a time in the restrooms.
  • No showers will be available.
  • No use of lockers will be permitted.
  • Towel service will be discontinued.
  • Demo racquets will not be available for use.
  • The Pro Shop area will remain closed off, but items will still be available for purchase upon request.
  • Social distancing marks will be provided in areas of congregation.
Program Requirements:
  • Booking times will be staggered to create a buffer between sessions and to avoid congestion.
  • Players are requested to arrive and depart within five minutes of training/playing time.
  • All students must check in and go directly to their court.
  • Players 12 & under must be checked in by a parent/guardian, and it is recommended that parents escort them to their courts. Players 10 & under must be escorted to their courts.
  • If your child is over the age of 10, please depart the JTCC grounds after checking in your child.  This will help JTCC keep occupancy within guidelines set by Prince George’s County.
  • Bring your own mask, gloves, and sanitizer.
  • Bring your own water, towel and chair (if you desire to sit down during play).
  • All players will be given balls to mark with their initials and use if there is serving.
  • For private lessons that include serving, members should bring two cans of balls that only they handle for serving and take home after the lesson.
  • For lessons, only one parent/guardian may accompany a child to and inside of the facility.
  • No walk-on play will be permitted.
Coaching Regimen:
  • Group coaching will be limited to small groups of three or fewer participants per court.
  • Coaches are expected to remind students of protocols and expectations before each session.
  • Coaches will be assigned to specific courts.
  • During instruction, players will be placed at least six feet away from anyone else at all times.
  • Participants will not be permitted to touch/handle any coaching equipment. Coaches will practice caution with tennis balls and avoid letting lesson and clinic participants touch balls with their hands.
  • Tennis balls used for instruction will be sprayed with disinfectant spray at the conclusion of each day.
  • Coaches will have their own marked hoppers and baskets to avoid sharing with other pros each day. Coaches will disinfect their designated equipment daily.
  • Coaches will replace all balls if someone suspected to have COVID-19 comes in contact with them.  
Members/Players Standards:
  • It is recommended that anyone with a pre-existing condition (as defined by CDC) not use JTCC.
  • Courts must be booked before arriving at JTCC.
  • All players must check in and go directly to their court.
  • Ball machines will not be available for use.
  • A new can of balls is required for each player/household. Members can only make payments online or over the phone via credit card.  Please No Cash and checks
  • If an errant ball comes to your court, move the ball with your racquet to the appropriate court rather than using your hand.
  • For private lessons that include serving, members should bring two cans of balls that only they handle for serving and take home after the lesson.
  • Exit through the rear lot or the side gate to the front lot. Exit will not be permitted through the clubhouse.
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