Update (July 17, 2020)
To avoid overcrowding on the courts, Seven Oaks membership is now closed for 2020.
The City of Toronto has issued new guidelines for tennis clubs effective July 16th. Singles and doubles play are now permitted as long as all original infection prevention and control measures are followed.
Update (May 30, 2020)
Nets and windscreens were put up May 29th. Courts are open to members starting Saturday, May 30th at 8 AM.
Online court booking and reservation system in place and will be implemented soon.
Update (May 24, 2020) 10:00 PM
The North York Tennis Association (NYTA) and Scarborough Tennis Federation (STF) have advised clubs not to open on May 25th due to liability concerns due to COVID. The NYTA and STF are awaiting clarification from the City, Ontario Tennis Association (OTA) as well as insurance company Marsh.
Dear Seven Oakers,
I am sure many of you, if not all, have heard about tennis courts opening up on May 19th. We are all very excited with the good news and relieved that at least we are opening earlier than expected. I have contacted our maintenance staff to put up the nets and the windscreens once we have an updated permit and are allowed by the city.
With the COVID-19 still not totally under control there are some restrictions and strict guidelines issued by the city:
- Anyone who is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or has had close contact with a confirmed case cannot enter a community tennis club.
- Access to community tennis clubs should be restricted to tennis players only, and any required staff. Spectators are not permitted.
- At this time, there should be no events, camps or programs.
- Under advisement of Medical Officer of Health and TPH, the City strongly encourages all Clients 70+, and/or with weak immune systems and/or who show signs & symptoms of COVID19 to remain home.
- All activities must always comply with the social distancing measures and recommendations issued by federal, provincial, and municipal government authorities, including the arrival and departure of players.
Guidelines: Playing Tennis
Prior to Play:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles. Do not share racquets or any other equipment such as wristbands, grips, hats and towels.
- Bring a full water bottle.
- Bring tennis balls with distinct numbers or identify your balls with a marker in order to differentiate them and only handle balls that belong to you.
- Maintain physical distancing at all times. Consider wearing a mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained, such as while waiting to enter the court.
- If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve.
- Arrive as close as possible to the game start time. Where possible, games, game times, and courts should be booked in advance. Drop-ins are to be avoided if possible.
- Avoid touching court gates, fences, net posts, the net tape, benches, etc.
- Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Play with persons living in your household if possible.
- Scheduling of matches is for singles play only. No doubles play at this time.
- Ensure scheduling of matches is for singles play only and there are staggered courts times to avoid overlap of players both playing and waiting. No doubles play at this time.
- Keep a 2 metre distance with other players.
- Only singles tennis should be played at this time.
- Use only tennis balls that have been brought with your specific numbering or identifying marker and only handle balls that belong to you. Do not touch any other balls or equipment.
- Avoid all physical contact, for example shaking hands with other players.
- Avoid touching your face as much as possible.
- Do not meet the other player at the net.
- Stay on your side of the court.
- Keep your distance from other players when retrieving tennis balls.
- Cross at opposite sides of the net during change of side.
- Wash your hands carefully with water and disinfectant soap or with hand sanitizer.
- Do not use locker rooms or changing areas.
- Leave the court and facilities immediately after you finish playing.
- Properly dispose of any garbage.
We hope that everyone stays healthy throughout this situation and that things will get better in time for some tennis this season!
See you at the courts!
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Statutory Holidays - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM