Effective June 30, 2021

Safety remains a top priority for members and guests of PNW Tennis Centers. Below you will find a revised description of PNW Tennis Centers’ Safety Procedures and Protocols to add extra precautions in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. 

*CDC defines fully vaccinated as (a) 2 weeks after second dose in a 2-dose series for Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or (b) 2 weeks after single-dose vaccine, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Safety Precautions and Procedures

    • Temperature Checks: Required for all members, guests and staff.
      • Zero tolerance policy. If exhibiting a temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit on the first reading, the participant must leave immediately. A second reading will not be performed.
    • Facial Coverings:
      • When facial coverings are required:
        • Indoors: Facial coverings continue to be mandatory in shared spaces (viewing area, hallways, check-in areas, bathrooms, etc) for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated.
      • When facial coverings are not required:
        • Facial coverings are no longer required on court for players of any age.
      • Proof of Vaccination:
        • In alignment with Governor Inslee’s proclamation on May 21, USTA PNW Tennis Centers in Washington will adopt the “honor system” for members and guests. 
        • Players not wearing facial coverings as allowed in the scenarios above are trusted to be fully vaccinated as defined by the CDC.
        • Members/guests will not be required to show proof of vaccination.
      • Individuals may choose to continue to wear facial coverings. Wearing a facial covering does not necessarily indicate vaccination status.
      • If you do not have a facial covering/mask, the facility will provide you with one to wear free of charge.
      • Children 2 to 4 years of age are encouraged to wear facial coverings, but it is not required.
      • Minimum 6 feet distance, adherence to Safe Play Guidelines, and facility safety protocols remain in place. We will continue to evolve and mirror guidelines and mandates as directed by federal, state and local health agencies.
      • Number of players on a court is still at a maximum of 6 people indoors.
      • Indoors – Spectators allowed in upstairs viewing area only.
      • Outdoor Court viewing is allowed.
    • Hygiene: Encouraging staff, members and guests to practice frequent and good hand and respiratory hygiene.
      • We have installed touch-less hand sanitation kiosks throughout the facility, including court side.
      • Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and/or use hand sanitizer.
      • Cover your mouth with a sleeve of tissue when coughing or sneezing
    • Physical Distancing: Enforcing physical distancing strategies at the facility.
      • You must maintain 6ft of distance on court and in shared spaces for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.
      • Floor markers are installed, please keep your distance from other guests.
      • Only 1 patron at the front desk at a time, adheres to the social distancing markers.
      • Follow directional tape for movement through the building (if applicable).
        • Players are asked to leave the facility immediately at the end of each lesson/court reservation by exiting the building as instructed by the signs posted on your court. 
          • VTC Court Exits
            • Courts 1-5 will exit the building through the associated court-side doors.
            • Courts 6-9 will exit through the assigned side door then through the outer gate. 
      • Upstairs viewing area is open.
    • ***NEW Check-In:  Each participant and guest MUST check in, using the physical membership card provided or the digital membership card in the PNW Tennis Centers App.
      • Check In Desk has moved to the area near the TV screens, floor markers, stanchions, signage will help guide you to the desk and to remind you of physical distancing is needed.
      • First time registered participants and guests must sign an electronic waiver before arrival as provided during the registration and confirmation process. Paper and tablet versions available on-site if needed.
      • Members with court reservations will receive an email message 24 hours prior with their court date, time and assigned court number. 
      • Court reservations should be done through the app, the website or by calling the front desk staff.
    • Payment/Transactions: We will no longer process cash transactions or issue paper receipts. 
      • Members are encouraged to place a payment card on file or pay for services prior to arriving at the facility. 
      • Payment for programs is easily accepted via the member portal, our app or over the phone prior to arrival. 
    • Sanitization: The facility has been updated with sneeze guards, new signage, and cleaned with new protocols for intensified disinfection.
      • High-traffic surface areas are sanitized every 3 hrs (handles, switches, etc.).
      • Hands free door handles are installed on bathroom doors. 
      • Entrance doors will remain open during business hours. (VTC)
      • Exhaust fans will remain on during business hours.
    • Temporary/Limited Closures:
      • Restrooms, locker/changing rooms limited to hand washing, changing and restrooms only.
      • Showers use is prohibited.
      • Coffee machine suspended.
      • Drinking fountain closed — Bottle filler OPEN.
      • Snack/water service for purchase suspended.
    • Pro shop: 
      • Shoppers must check in with front desk staff in order to proceed upstairs to shop.

All players encouraged to bring: 

  • facial covering 
  • tennis balls 
  • water bottle 
  • cleansing wipes 
  • hand sanitizer 
  • Towel 

Private Lesson/Programming 

  • Players should be positioned at well spaced stations. 
  • Each Pro/Staff will have designated teaching items and asked to sanitize these frequently. 
  • Pros/Staff need to place their carts in the designated area after teaching, no carts can be left out on the courts unattended. 

Follow USTA Playing Tennis Safety Guidelines 

For example, each player should bring their own tennis balls and avoid touching others’ tennis balls. 

  • Avoid changing sides.
  • Avoid handshakes or fist bumps.
  • Sanitize after touching shared surfaces.

This outline has been prepared using the guidelines and recommendations from the following resources:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
  • Federal OSHA standards related to COVID-19 
  • Washington State Department of Health (DOH) 
  • Washington State “Safe Start” Proclamation 20-25 guidelines 
  • Washington State Department of Labor and Industries 
  • United States Tennis Association (USTA)