Tennis

In the constantly changing landscape of COVID-19 management, Apex Park and Recreation District is doing all it can to provide safe and healthy recreation services to our community. Our facility openings and program offerings are being phased in as we receive information from local health agencies. Unfortunately, those directions can change, and we must comply. We have been given operating restrictions from the Jefferson County Health Department that make it fiscally impossible to open our indoor courts at the Apex Tennis Center, so they, therefore, must be closed to the public. For more information call 303.420.1210.

Opening date: Saturday, May 9

Hours of Operation

Daily, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., subject to change if necessary

Summary

The Apex Tennis Center will be strictly enforcing the safety guidelines. Guests that cannot adhere to or follow the guidelines will be asked to leave. They have been put in place for your protection and must be adhered to by all tennis center visitors.

If you are feeling sick or have any symptoms related to the virus, please stay home!

Public Precautions

PREPARING TO PLAY

  • All players are required to wear a mask when entering or exiting the facility.  All players are encouraged to wear a face mask (including while playing) on the indoor and outdoor courts
  • Wash your hands with soap and water (for 20 seconds or longer) or use a hand sanitizer before going to the court (please bring your own 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
  • Water fountains will NOT be available. Bring your own water bottle
  • Only use midway to enter courts – no use of door or gate entry points
  • Use new balls and a new grip if possible
  • Consider taking extra precautions such as wearing gloves
  • Arrive as close to your court time or activity as possible
  • If you need to sneeze or cough, do so in a tissue or upper sleeve
  • Avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc.

WHEN PLAYING

  • Try to stay at least six feet apart from other players. Do not make physical contact with them (such as shaking hands or a high five)
  • You should consider not playing doubles, which could lead to incidental contact and unwanted proximity. If you do play doubles, avoid all incidental contact, NO Bryan Brothers Chest Bumps and NO whispering to each other from a close distance to strategize
  • Avoid touching your face after handling a ball, racquet, or other equipment. Wash your hands promptly if you have touched your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Avoid sharing food, drinks, or towels
  • Use your racquet/foot to pick up balls and hit them to your opponent. Avoid using your hands to pick up the balls
  • Stay on your side of court. Avoid changing ends of the court
  • Remain apart from other players when taking a break
  • If a ball from another court comes to you, send it back with a kick or with your racquet

USE FOUR, SIX, OR EIGHT BALLS (if playing doubles)

Although unlikely, it is possible that a tennis ball can transmit the COVID-19 virus, as virtually any hard surface can transmit the disease. So here is an extra precaution you can take to keep safe when playing tennis:

  • Open two cans of tennis balls that do not share the same number on the ball or use a different brand
  • Take one set of numbered balls and have your playing partner(s) take a set of balls from the other can(s)
  • Proceed with play, making sure to pick up your set of numbered balls only. Should a ball with the other number wind up on your side of the court, do not touch the ball with your hands. Use your racquet head or feet to advance the ball to the other side of the court

AFTER PLAYING

  • Leave the court as soon as reasonably possible
  • Wash your hands thoroughly or use a hand sanitizer after coming off the court
  • No extra-curricular or social activity should take place. No congregating after playing
  • All players should leave the facility immediately after play

RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT

  • You must have a court reservation or have signed up previously for a drill or lesson to enter the facility
  • Payment will be taken at the time of reservation
  • One payment is required for the entire reservation amount. No split payments
  • Please sign up for drills and lessons online if possible https://apexprd.org/activities/tennis/
  • Reservations and payments can be made by calling 303.420.1210. 7 days in advance for Apex residents, 5 days in advance for non-residents
  • Cash, gift cards, gift certificates, and checks are not accepted at this time. Credit cards or household credit only
  • If using household credit, please call the front desk to apply to the reservation or activity 24 hours in advance
  • Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance

APEX TENNIS CENTER FACILITY MODIFICATION TO HELP PROVIDE A CLEAN/SAFE ENVIRONMENT

  • Staff will clean high-touch and high-traffic areas often
  • We have added sanitizing stations throughout the facility for your convenience
  • We will have limited facility seating for parents of class participants
  • You can bring a folding/lawn chair to use if you can position it in an area that allows you to social distance at least 6 feet
  • Only one parent/guardian may accompany a child or children to the facility
  • No children under 18 allowed in the facility if not participating in an activity
  • We will do our best to maintain social distancing of 6 feet or more on and off the court
  • Doors into the facility and to the outdoor courts will be open when weather permits
  • No court benches, cabanas, or bleacher seating will be available to sit on at this juncture
  • Indoor court surfaces will be power scrubbed weekly
  • Entrance and exit to the indoor courts will be limited to the midway only

ON COURT STAFF MODIFICATIONS

  • Teaching staff will have assigned baskets and equipment
  • Tennis balls and equipment will only be handled by the tennis professionals
  • Participants may be assigned a hopper or tube for pick up or pro will pick up all balls
  • Staff will sanitize carts and baskets after each lesson or drill session
  • Balls will be sanitized daily if product is available
  • Demo racquets will be sanitized by staff if used by a participant. We strongly encourage you to bring your own racquet
  • No serving during lessons or drills unless each player has their own assigned balls
  • Teaching staff will feed from the net post or same side of court while adhering strictly to the social distancing recommendations
  • Court dots will be used to strategically place participants who are not actively playing
  • Teaching staff will coordinate drills to avoid lines and we have reduced the number of participants per court by 25%
  • Players will remain on the same court for the entire drill to limit contact with other participants
  • Court dividers will always remain closed
  • On court staff will practice social distancing regardless of what is being taught

The Apex Tennis Center is a full-service facility to meet all your tennis needs! Certified teaching staff offers a comprehensive program, beginning for players ages 4 years and up, for all ability levels.

Youth

  • Players progress along a continuum of skills, following a recreational or high-performance path, based on ability and commitment.
  • Five, aged based, recreational levels with players grouped by ability.
  • Apex Tournament Team for stronger, committed players. By invite only.
  • CARA Tennis: For stronger recreation level players looking for entry level competition, in a fun and supportive environment. Player tryouts in late winter/early spring. Summer only program.
  • Junior Team Tennis: Players can serve and rally with consistency. Perfect for players preparing for high school season. April team formation deadline. Player tryouts in late winter/early spring. Summer program only.

Adults

  • Three lesson levels to fit your ability.
  • Tennis drills for 2.5-5.0 players. Register online for Adult Tennis Drills or call 303.420.1210.
  • USTA sanctioned league play is available through our partnership with North Jeffco Tennis Club (http://njtctennis.com), Mar.-Sep.
  • The Colorado Wheelchair Tennis Foundation (http://cwtf.net) plays out of the ATC. A recreational league, Doubles Trouble, pairs an able-bodied player with a player using a wheelchair.
  • Three USTA sanctioned tournaments for age division seniors, NTRP rated adults, and juniors available during summer months. (http://usta.com)

We look forward to sharing our knowledge and passion for tennis, helping players to Aspire, Advance, and Achieve in this lifetime sport!

Head Pro

Kim Greason, ATC Head Tennis Professional
KimG@ApexPRD.org
303.420.1210

Recreation Coordinator – Tennis

Alex Manwaring
AlexM@ApexPRD.org
303.425.8810