Further update on the 2-Week Temporary Restriction announced by the Government of Alberta on Nov12

14 November, 2020
Further update on the 2-Week Temporary Restriction announced by the Government of Alberta on Nov12


FROM:    Danny Da Costa, Chief Executive Officer

TO:          OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre Members & Program Participants

DATE:     November 13, 2020


Dear Member and Program Participant,


I am writing to provide an update and further clarity on yesterday’s memo dated November 12.


In response to the new restrictions put in place, I have sought further clarification and direction from our provincial/municipal partners. Today we have received and reviewed the Government of Alberta’s Public Health Order relating to yesterday’s announcement. At the time of yesterday’s announcement, provincial and municipal staff members did not have clarification on what was permitted.


As indicated in my memo yesterday, we needed to seek clarification from our government partners on which activities were permitted during this two-week restriction. Our early discussions with City/Provincial officials indicated that further guidance was necessary to determine whether or not group lessons, doubles play or leagues and events were permitted. We now have those answers.


We have been informed that both singles and doubles play is permitted at this time, provided that all players are maintaining a minimum of 2 meters physical distance at all times. As well, we are permitted to provide private, semi-private and group lessons, high performance training as long as participants can maintain a minimum of 2 meters distance from each other at all times. We will also resume our league match play and our club championship with some restrictions1 to follow.


1NOTE: Our tennis professionals will follow up on those restrictions in advance of the league/events. These efforts are to minimize the risk of transmission and to keep play safe.  


Therefore, effective Monday November 16th, 2020 we will resume the following:


·         Teen Tennis

·         Teen Tennis Match Play


·         U10 Next Gen Green

·         Competitive Teen Tennis

·         U12 and 13+ HP programs


·         All Adult clinics and Practice n Play sessions

NOTE: All Cardio Tennis sessions are postponed until November 28th


·         All Adult leagues will move ahead with restrictions in place

·         Club Championship will move ahead with restrictions in place


·         Singles and Doubles Play are permitted as normal

·         Private, Semi-Private, Group 3 and Group 4 lessons are permitted

·         Gym use is permitted with a maximum of 4 users at any given time

·         Monday Yoga class is cancelled until November 27th



The following programs and leagues will be postponed until November 28th


·         Red ball (Tiny Tots/Red Ball/Red Ball Prospects)

·         Orange Ball

·         Green Ball

·         Red Ball Match Play (League)

·         Orange Ball Match Play (League)

·         Green Ball Match Play (League)


·         U9 Next Gen Orange

·         U9 Next Gen Match Play

·         Monday Yoga Classes


·         Cardio Tennis Classes

·         Tennis Assessments

NOTE: Our staff will credit any/all programs affected by this two-week interruption. There will be no refunds issued.


Given yesterday’s announcement, we have written to Alberta’s Minister of Health to advocate for the continued operation of tennis clubs in our province. We want to clearly articulate that tennis is and remains a safe sport to be played during the pandemic.


These are challenging times. Many of our members and program participants have reached out to our staff offering comments and suggestions. Our staff are doing their best to answer your questions and address your concerns.  We greatly appreciate your patience at this time. While some comments are appreciated and helpful, some are inappropriate and not in keeping with our organization’s values. We must not lose sight that we need to treat people with respect. Should some of these comments continue, the organization reserves the right to consider suspending or revoking privileges and/or membership.  


We are all living in an active pandemic. There will be further changes and challenges that will occur over the coming weeks and months, please stay patient. 


On Monday we will communicate the new rule changes which will take effect on December 1st


Have a good weekend.



Danny Da Costa

Chief Executive Officer

OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre

Tel: (587) 393 1604

Email: ddacosta@albertatenniscentre.ca