The following TATC Tennis and Pickleball Club return-to-safe-play recommendations were developed in accordance with guidelines and recommendations from Tennis Canada, the Ontario Tennis Association, the National Capital Tennis Association, Pickleball Ontario and the City of Ottawa. These guidelines (Stage 2, 2020-Jun-15) are meant to help ensure people remain active subject to strict social distancing and hygiene practices. Additional information will be communicated throughout the season.
- Do not come to the club if you feel unwell, have a fever or cough, or any other symptoms of illness.
- Do not play if you have concerns about being out in public or playing tennis or pickleball.
Tennis and Pickleball Courts:
Tennis and Pickleball Play:
- All structures/facilities including benches, washrooms and clubhouses remain closed
- Access is restricted to players only, no spectators
- Tennis court lighting is turned on automatically each evening
- Limit congregating with other people when going to and from common areas
- Caution should be taken around common touch points and proper hand hygiene should be practiced
Individual actions and Precautions:
- Doubles Tennis is allowed.
- Only Singles Pickleball is allowed, except that members of the same household or social circle may play together for doubles or two-against-one pickleball. (Note: Some players love “Skinny court” singles!)
- All three Pickleball courts can be used. Please wear gloves when moving the nets.
- Players should not share equipment
- Tennis lessons can be given, maximum of four students and one instructor
- No organized programming, camps, tournaments or league play
- Bring and use your own equipment
- Players must practice and maintain a 2-meter physical distance from other players at all times while playing, entering and leaving the courts.
- Bring lots of water, personal hand sanitizer and go to the bathroom before playing. The clubhouse will remain closed.
- Consider wearing a mask and gloves while playing.
- Use two cans of balls with distinct markings indicating your balls in order to differentiate them from those of your opponent.
- Use your racket or foot to pick up the balls or send them to your opponent. Serve only with your balls.
- Do not share equipment, food, drinks and towels with your playing partner.
- Avoid all physical contact with other players (no shaking hands).
- If you are alternating sides, cross on opposite ends of the net.
- Wash your hands before and after play and sanitize all surfaces and equipment that you touch.