There are a number of rules and regulations in place for using outdoor recreational amenities, including tennis courts, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Please refer to the latest City document for more information.

 

 

HPTC COVID-19 Protocols

 

In order for us to operate safely, please adhere to the following protocols when planning to visit the club:

 

  1. You must self-screen for COVID-19 before coming to the club. Click here to see how.
  2. If you become ill while at the club, you should go home immediately, and self-isolate. You should review the City of Toronto website for more information about COVID-19.
  3. You should stay at home when you are ill, even if symptoms are mild.
  4. You are encouraged to play with those you live with, whenever possible.
  5. Remain at least two metres away from people you don’t live with at all times, including while using amenities (e.g. washroom).
  6. Change rooms, locker rooms and the clubhouse are closed, except for access to washrooms and water bottle refill station (water fountain will be closed). 
  7. There will be NO access to the change rooms. You should arrive at the club fully dressed/prepared for playing tennis.
  8. Provide your name and contact information if asked by facility staff to be used for public health contact tracing purposes, if required.
  9. Practice good hand hygiene before, during and after using the facility and amenities. Click here to learn more.
  10. Bring your own balls.
  11. Do not congregate before or after playing tennis. Respect current provincial gathering limits.
  12. Masks are required when entering the clubhouse to use the washroom or the water fountain. Click here to learn more about our mask policy.

Q&A

 

We appreciate you may have questions about the opening of the club and our COVID-19 protocols, so we have provided a summary of potential questions and answers below:

 

Q: How do we book courts?

A: We will have online booking in place for this season. Phone booking is also allowed, although the Court Attendants may not always be available to pick-up the phone. In-person booking will not be permitted at this time.

 

Q: Will guests be allowed at the club?

A: Yes, guests will be allowed. We will soon share with you our new guest policy.

 

Q: Will there be programming (House League, Ladder, Intercounty, etc) at the club?

A: We encourage you to play with those you live with, whenever possible. So, at this time, there will not be programming at the club.

 

Q: Will we have access to fresh water?

A: The water fountain inside the club will be closed. However, you may use the water bottle refill function, which we will clean frequently. You are still highly encouraged to bring your own water bottle pre-filled. 

 

Q: Will you be providing balls?

A: No. Balls will not be provided this season. If you forget to bring balls, we will be selling balls, however it is our preference that you bring your own balls.

 

Q: Will we have access to the washroom?

A: Yes. Members will be allowed to use the washroom facilities. Please note however that the maximum capacity per washroom is 2 people. If the washroom is already at capacity, wait outside the club until space becomes available.

 

Q: Are lessons or day camps allowed?

A: No. Lessons, including private lessons, are currently not permitted. Day camps for children are currently also not allowed. 

 

Q: Are doubles allowed?

A: Yes, singles and doubles play are allowed.

 

Q: How many people can be on the court at the same time?

A: There is a maximum of 4 people allowed on the court at one time for doubles courts and a maximum of 2 people for the singles court (i.e. court 3).

 

Q: What if I forget my mask?

A: Masks will be available to purchase for $2 each. Please try to remember to bring your own mask as they are required at all times when entering the club to use the amenities.