Rodes Farm Tennis and Pickleball Update- May 6, 2020

WPOA Owners,

Beginning Wednesday May 6th, the Rodes Farm Court will be available for Tennis and Pickleball use.  The rules related to both types of use will be posted at both gates.  To help facilitate play, court reservations will be allowed using sign-up sheets located inside the screened pavilion.  The effectiveness of the reservation process will depend on owners using this tool and abiding by the time restrictions. Until the resort courts re-open for play, this court is unlikely to satisfy community demand.  To allow more owners court access, court times are restricted to 1-hour blocks.  This 1-hour use restriction should be a temporary measure.

Because of the close proximity of play in pickleball, owners are encouraged to watch this YouTube video about playing during the current covid-19 outbreak.  The presenter is an epidemiologist and avid pickleball player.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lyaSyo_axk

COVID-19 Pickleball Rules & Regulations:

  • Court use is restricted to Wintergreen Owners and accompanied guests ONLY.
  • COVID 19 poses a serious health risk.  Anyone choosing to use these courts does so at their own risk and should take every precaution to avoid possible exposure
  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to the pickleball court – wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use pickleball court if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc.
  • Use new pickleballs and racquet grips whenever possible
  • Each person should use their own pickleballs on the court, consider serving with different color pickleballs or label them clearly
  • Pickleballs should be cleaned throughout the game with every effort made to not pickup pickleballs with your bare hands
  • Avoid changing sides of the court.  If you must, do so on opposite sides of court.
  • Observe at all times CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like.
  • Because of the difficulty maintaining social distance on the pickleball court, USAPA recommends singles only play unless your doubles teammate is a member of your own family or household
  • Bring the necessary supplies (hand sanitizers, wipes) to disinfect your way in and out.  If you need to open the gate, clean before and after.
  • Come prepared to play, do not share towels, food, drinks, chairs, equipment, etc.
  • Either bow to your opponents or partners, wave, air high five, instead of the regular pre or post-match handshakes
  • No social gatherings on the courts.

Court use is managed by a sign-up list posted inside the pavilion.  Until additional courts open within our community, court time is restricted to 1 hour per group.

 

COVID-19 Tennis Court Rules & Regulations:

  • Court use is restricted to Wintergreen Owners and accompanied guests ONLY.
  • COVID 19 poses a serious health risk.  Anyone choosing to use these courts does so at their own risk and should take every precaution to avoid possible exposure
  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to the tennis courts – wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use tennis court if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc.
  • Use new tennis balls and racquet grips whenever possible
  • Each person should use their own tennis balls on the court, AND label them
  • When changing sides, do so on opposite sides of court.
  • Observe at all times CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like.
  • Bring the necessary supplies (hand sanitizers, wipes) to disinfect your way in and out.  If you need to open the gate, clean before and after.
  • Come prepared to play, do not share towels, food, drinks, chairs, equipment, etc.
  • Either bow to your opponents or partners, wave, air high five, instead of the regular pre or post-match handshakes.
  • No social gatherings on the courts.
  • Court use is managed by a sign-up list posted inside the pavilion.  Until additional courts open within our community, court time is restricted to 1 hour per group.