MSC Tennis Camp & Clinic Policies & Safety Measures
(June 11) MSC is very excited to begin all tennis camps and clinics the week of July 6. This includes 12u Clinics, Junior Clinics & Adult Clinics as well as Level Up Tennis Camp, Junior Tennis Camp and Adult Tennis Camp. Click on each program for specific schedules as well as online registration. MSC will be implementing the following policies and precautions to keep all players and coaches as safe as possible. Please note that many of these safety measures and policies are subject to change as restrictions continue to be lifted by the government.
Players will automatically be placed in the remaining weeks of the tennis clinic that you were previously registered for. Consistent with our usual makeup policy for tennis clinics, with at least 24 hours notice customers may switch to any clinic at the same level on a different day. These makeups may carry over to future seasons so if you are unable to use all of your makeups before the end of the summer, you can use those makeups in the fall or any other future season.
1. Any staff member or customer experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 or anyone who has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past two weeks should not enter the facility. Any staff member or customer who has traveled to another country or to a state on the quarantine list should not attend any MSC events for 2 weeks following their return.
2. Players should avoid touching the tennis balls and tennis hoppers as much as possible. Players may choose to wear a glove when serving, but that is not required.
3. Tennis pros will use teaching aids and court markings to keep players spaced apart from each other as much as possible.
4. Players will be instructed to wash their hands at every break.
5. Players will be placed in groups, based on age and skill level, and those groups will remain together throughout the duration of the entire camp or clinic.
6. Lunch breaks at camp will be staggered so there are a limited number of players eating lunch at the same time. Players will be eating lunch with the same players they have been playing with all day, and they will be spaced out while eating and will be instructed not to share food. Each player must bring their own lunch, which may be placed in the refrigerator. Lunch tables and chairs will be sanitized before and after each lunch period.
7. Red Ball Tennis Clinics will be limited to 8 players per court with 2 coaches (4 players per net with 1 coach on opposite sides of the court). Orange Ball Tennis Clinics will be limited to 6 players per court with 1 coach.
8. Customers will be notified of what court number they are on in advance and the parking lot will be divided into sections, based on what court the customers are playing on. Directional signs will be posted to instruct customers where to enter and exit each court to avoid as much contact as possible. Customers will be instructed to enter courts as directly as possible with the intention of avoiding customers having to walk thru the lobby to get to their courts.
9. As much as possible, clinics will be scheduled on the hour on courts 1,3,5,7. Clinics will be scheduled on the half hour on courts 2,4,6,8. This will allow less contact between players entering and exiting the court.
10. Parents will be encouraged to drop off older players for their clinics and parents of younger players may sit on the court or in the lobby to watch their kids, with a limit of 1 parent/guardian per player. Parents watching from the lobby should be social distanced from each other and should wear a mask. Cleaning spray and paper towels will be left on each court and in the lobby so the pros and customers can wipe down chairs and tables before and after all court time.
11. There will be no demo racquets available.
12. If a stray ball comes onto the court, players will be instructed to not pick it up with their hands. Players should use your racquet and/or foot to return the ball to the proper court.
13. Signs will be put on the bathrooms that say maximum 2 people in the bathroom at one time. Also, when we send the court numbers each morning to clinic players, we will send a reminder that players should use the bathroom at home if possible to hopefully avoid using our public restroom, but that the restroom will still be available.
14. Whenever possible, doors will be propped open so players can avoid touching door handles.
15. All camp and clinic registration must be done in advance and all payments must be made online in advance. There will be no walk-ins for camps or clinics. We would like to avoid all transactions at the desk if possible. We would actually like to avoid as much contact between customers and staff at the desk as possible. With payments being made online, court assignments being emailed in advance and signs directing players right onto and off the court, players should really have no reason to congregate at the desk.
16. Water fountains and vending machines will be shut down and taped off. Players are reminded to bring their own waterbottles and not share with anyone.