April 16 COVID Restrictions on Junior Programs

16 April, 2021
April 16 COVID Restrictions on Junior Programs

MEMO: OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre COVID-19 Update – NEW INFORMATION
FROM:  Danny Da Costa, Chief Executive Officer
TO:       OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre Members & Program Participant
DATE:   April 16, 2021
 



Dear Member & Program Participant,
 
Yesterday, Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced further changes to children’s activities beginning on Monday, April 19th, 2021. These changes align with changes to in-person schooling for children in Grades 7 to 12.
 
While we have not received any formal notification from AHS or SPAR as of yet, our current understanding indicates that effective Monday, April 19th, 2021, all junior group activities for children in Grades 7 to 12 must take place outsideotherwise, they will need to be paused for a two-week period. At this time, our understanding is that group activities for children in Grade 6 and below can remain indoors.
 
Please review the list of classes which will be held inside or outside starting on Monday:

Effective Monday, April 19th, 2021 (Minimum of 2-weeks)

INDOOR JUNIOR ACTIVITIESOUTDOOR JUNIOR ACTIVITIES
  • Tiny Tots / Red Ball / Red Ball Prospects
  • Orange Ball
  • Green Ball
  • Next-Gen – U9/U10 programs
  • High-Performance U12
  • High Performance 13+
  • Competitive Teen Programs
  • Yellow Ball – Teen Tennis Program 13+

 
Our OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre team members will be contacting our program participants in advance of Monday’s classes to ensure receipt of today’s information.
 
SAFETY PROTOCOL REMINDERS - NOTE: These are AHS requirements
 
Masks must be worn by:

  • Coaches & Trainers at all times
  • In all common areas of the Alberta Tennis Centre including when entering the court area. Masks are not currently required while playing. Masks are recommended for added protection while playing – however, masks are not required during high-intensity exercise.

 
Physical Distancing:

  • 3 metres physical distance for indoor activities
  • 2 metres physical distance for outdoor activities
  • 2 metres physical distance is required in all other areas of the facility, such as entryways and exits, change rooms etc.

 
Locker Rooms:

  • Access to change rooms must be limited, including accelerated arrival and departure, emergencies (for example, first aid) and washroom use.

 
Parent Supervision:

  • There is no parent supervision at this time. Parents are only able to pick up/drop off their children or pay for services.

 
Check-in:

  • Any parent or guardian including dependants, program participant or member entering the Alberta Tennis Centre must complete the wellness screening daily.

 
NOTE:  The Alberta Tennis Centre has marked out safe areas for program participants who are waiting to enter a tennis court. Each green tape ‘marked’ area is 2 meters. Anyone waiting to enter a court is kindly asked to wait on either end of a designated ‘taped line’.
 
Given yesterday’s new information and, in the interest of public safety, effective immediately we will allow only the following activities:
 
Indoor - Permitted Activities:

  • Private Lessons 1-on-1 (1 person with Alberta Tennis Centre certified coach only)
  • Semi-Private Lessons with two members of the same household (with ATC certified coach only)
  • All junior development programs are permitted to continue with 10 people (including coaches) for up to Grade 6
  • Singles play with members of the same household only
  • Serve Practice (1-person per court only) with supervision ATC staff
  • Use of Ball Machine (1-person per court) with supervision ATC staff
  • Use of Play Sight with a Ball Machine or serve practice with basket of balls (1-person per court only)
  • Tennis Assessment (30 minutes) 1-on-1 (with ATC certified coach)

 
Outdoor – Permitted Activities:

  • Singles and Doubles with members of any household is permitted
  • Adult Outdoor Only - Group lessons with up to 10 people total including coaches is permitted
  • Semi-Private Lessons with two members of the same household (with ATC certified coach only)
  • All junior development & high-performance programs are permitted to continue with 10 people (including coaches) for up children in Grades 7 to 12.

 
I recognize that tennis is safe and our facility has done a remarkable job of keeping people safe. We also recognize that the constant changes are frustrating for our business and for our membership.
 
We will continue to work hard with our fellow clubs and Tennis Alberta to fully reopen tennis facilities and activities when it is safe to do so.
 
I will be in touch with you as soon as I have further clarification from Tennis Alberta and Alberta Health Services.  As always, thank you for your patience and support.
 
Regards,
           
DANNY DA COSTA
Chief Executive Officer
OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre