JULY 10th 2020
COVID 19 GUIDELINE UPDATE, BALL HANDLING UPDATE:
If you have been following closely the latest Saskatchewan Government Opening Phase Plan, you are probably well aware that individual and group activities that use shared equipment have been permitted to resume. (pg 77, June 30th). Saskatchewan Tennis has also updated their guidelines to reflect the current status.
As such, the big take-away from the plan for tennis, is that you do not necessarily need to use your own balls when playing a match. If you wish to continue to do so, no one is going to object as Tennis Canada still recommends it. As such always ask others what they prefer as a courtesy before commencing play, and also continue NOT to handle balls from other courts.
BUT.. What is really, really important to practice diligently, is to:
SANITIZE YOUR HANDS + PHYSICAL DISTANCE.
From the Saskatchewan Phase plan: "COVID-19 can be transmitted if someone touches a contaminated surface and then touches their face without washing their hands. Many activities involve shared equipment among participants, coaches/staff, instructors, officials or volunteers (e.g. shared baseballs, basketballs, volleyballs). The virus does not enter the body through skin; it enters through the eyes, nose or mouth when an individual touches their face. This is why regular hand hygiene and cleaning of high-touch surfaces are so important."
Therefore, at Lakeshore Tennis Club (and everywhere}, treat every surface like it has COVID and act accordingly:
SANITIZE AFTER YOU ENTER THE COURT
SANITIZE DURING MATCHES
SANITIZE AFTER YOU LEAVE THE COURTS.
SANITIZE WHEN YOU ENTER AND EXIT THE CLUBHOUSE.
PHYSICAL DISTANCE 2 METERS AT ALL TIMES
Also do NOT COME TO THE CLUB if you are SICK.
Contact Health Authorities if you suspect Covid, and advise the club immediately if concerned or test positive.
Ensure every reservation includes the names of persons on the court.
We all need to be VIGILENT in protecting our club members and community. Stay aware, stay safe.
DO NOT LEAVE FOOD GARBAGE OR SUGARY DRINKS IN GARBAGE CANS ON COURTS - BEES & WASPS ARE ATTRACTED TO IT & TO EVERYONE ELSE.
SHOUT OUT TO NEW MEMBERS, VOLUNTEERS & AMBASSADORS OF THE CLUB!
Welcome New Members to Lakeshore Tennis Club!! Hope you enjoy your season here at the club, part-take of leagues, and fun games.
If you are liking how clean the courts are this season, you have Lorne Smelsky to thank!!. He is hard at work on the courts early mornings, blowing them off on a schedule, but then even after it rains or blows - and we have had many a windy blustery day!!! . He has also worked hard to sand the deck, and do lots of odd jobs around the club. THANK YOU LORNE SO VERY MUCH FOR DOING SUCH A FANTASTIC JOB!! It is because of you that members just appear, and find tah dah!! FIND CLEAN AWESOME PLAYABLE COURTS!!
Also... if you think the deck is looking spiffy, you have a team of volunteers and worker bees who worked their shorts off!! Lorne and Morgan worked very hard at sanding that deck for days and days.... tried paint remover, then renting a sandblaster, blew fuses, tried renting a generator... on and on.. until Lucian Biclea saved the day!! Just like a shining knight with all his silvery hair... he showed up, tackled the job and won!! YEAH!! !! 3 LAYERS OF AWFUL BROWN CHIPPED PAINT.. GONE IN A MORNING WITH HIS SUPER DUPER SANDER! Yeah Lucian!! THANK YOU!!
Next...... a little fairy called Lois Vandhooft and her helper son, Jacob, showed up on a weekend no less!!! , and spent hours and hours staining the deck with a lovely oil based stain that should last 10 years! No more paint!! THANK YOU LOIS & JACOB! You saw the job through to the end.. And thank you everyone who worked so hard at this project, and helped to preserve the deck for years to come!
As well.. a warm thank you to Pat Fernandez who helped pick out the new sofa material inside the clubhouse and to her friend Marta Zelada who sewed up some badly needed new cushions. The upholstery fabric that was bought on was on sale and discounted, and Marta did a wonderful job making them look so good! Thank you Pat and Marta!
Next we have Richard Maceluch and his son to thank for the motion detectors on the courts for at night. Hopefully this will help late players at the club, and to also help discourage late night unwanted visitors.
AMBASSADORS OF THE CLUB:
Thank you Nathan Morrison!! .. for his ambassadorship at the club. He has taken it upon himself to ensure that new members are welcome and up and playing in groups. He has set up some box leagues, and has been a good steward of the club, and a voice of reason and conscience in helping to keep the club safe and in compliance with guidelines. Tough as it was to hear.. his voice of reason and message was important and sound. Thank you Nathan for being who you are and for making the club a better , safer place to be!
There are others and always way more to thank.. next newsletter!
Lastly, see below for notice for Instant Tennis!
fyi:. Lois V prepared that lovely flyer!!