Pickleball Opens Under Stage 1 – COVID Guidelines

It’s time to play some Pickleball!!

We’re ready to open with Stage One Alberta Health Restrictions this Friday, May 15th.

We continue to update as new parameters are released and we’re able to implement.

Please read this email in Full, and Refer to our Information page at http://www.justpickleball.com/

**Updated to 50**. The Restrictions as set out by Alberta Health in Stage one involve small groups of 50 Maximum.  Social distancing unless the same household.

We have crafted a Plan that Adheres to Alberta Health Guidelines and maintains the Health & Safety of ALL of our members. 

At our sign up page http://www.justpickleball.com/ You will find lots of information including our RDPC  2020 PICKLEBALL POLICIES.  Please review it in full and complete the acknowledgment form.
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Many of you will be disappointed by the heavy restrictions in place by the City of Red Deer, by Alberta Health and by our own aforementioned committees.

It is ironic there are more restrictions placed on our club than the City placed on unrestricted neighborhood tennis and pickleball courts around the City.  Regardless, the health and safety of our members remain our club’s #1 priority and responsibility.
Reminder only players with an Active Updated Paid 2020 Membership will be allowed to play and reserve court time.  Renew Your Membership NOW at https://pickleballalberta.wildapricot.org/
 
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Here are the current restrictions:
    MAXIMUM OF 50 PEOPLE IN OUR FACILITY AT ANY GIVEN TIME
  • SOCIAL 6FT DISTANCING MANDATORY AT ALL TIMES (except household players). **updated to 50***
  • PRIVATE COURT BOOKINGS ONLY.   NO SPONTANEOUS DROP-IN’S
  • SINGLES PLAY or HOUSEHOLD DOUBLES PLAY ONLY 
  • Singles being one person on each side of the net.   (can be non-household players)
  • Singles may play against any other “singles” in the facility during their session
  • Household doubles means one “couple” playing against another “couple”
  • Household couples may play any other household couples in the facility during their session.
  • “Non-household” doubles play NOT permitted.  (ie   Tynes/Makila can not play against Oxley/Nan  )
  • Play is limited to “paid-up” members of the Red Deer Pickleball Club.  It is not open to the general public. 
  • If you have not paid your 2020 RDPC dues………………  CLICK HERE TO PAY DUES​
  • Members who are in “high risk” health categories are welcome to play but at their own discretion and risk
  • PLEASE do not play if you have any signs of COVID-19 such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat, or have been out of Canada for 14 days or are in self-isolation.  Thank you.
  • TWO HOUR PLAY SESSIONS     (you may leave earlier but you can not re-enter)
  • ARRIVE EXACTLY 5 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR COURT TIME.   NOT EARLIER OR LATER.   SHIFT CHANGES ARE A HIGH CONCERN FOR THE CITY AND AHS
  • WASHROOMS are CLOSED. (May open in the near future)
  • THE FIRST AID KIT AND THE AED ARE LOCATED IN A RUBBERMAID BIN BY THE SHED.   NEVER HESITATE TO CALL 911 AS NEEDED.
  • THE CLUB BALL MACHINE IS CLOSED.   PLAYERS WITH THEIR OWN BALL MACHINES ARE WELCOME TO USE THEM IF THEY BOOK THEIR OWN COURT (AS A SINGLE) 
  • BRING  AND USE YOUR OWN PRE-SANITIZED BALLS WITH YOUR INITIALS MARKED ON THEM.  ​
  • BRING YOUR OWN PADDLE, WATER BOTTLE, TOWEL, AND SANITIZER BOTTLE.  THE CLUB WILL NOT BE PROVIDING EQUIPMENT.    
  • IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANY EQUIPMENT,   ORDER ONLINE AT  WWW.PICKLEBALLDEPOT.CA.            (OCCASIONALLY WALMART STOCKS PICKLEBALLS. UGH)
  • YOU MUST SERVE WITH YOUR BALL ONLY.   
  • DON’T TOUCH ANYONE ELSE’S  BALL WITH YOUR HANDS.   IF THAT ACCIDENTALLY HAPPENS, PLEASE STOP PLAY IMMEDIATELY AND RE-SANITIZE ALL PLAYERS HANDS AND THE BALL.
  • GET IN THE HABIT OF PASSING THE BALL TO THE SERVER BY GIVING IT A BOOT OR WHACKING IT WITH YOUR PADDLE  (INSTEAD OF PICKING IT UP AND TOSSING IT LIKE WE ARE USED TO)
  • EACH MEMBER MAY  PLAY A MAXIMUM OF  3 SESSIONS PER WEEK  (MON-SUN). THIS MAY INCREASE ONCE WE GET A READ ON SUPPLY AND DEMAND FOR COURT TIME
  • WHEN YOU BOOK, YOU MUST LET US KNOW WHO THE OTHER PERSON(S) ARE ON YOUR COURT WILL BE.   THIS WAS CRITICAL TO AB HEALTH FOR TRACKING PURPOSES SHOULD SOMEONE GET THE BUG.
  • IT IS MANDATORY THAT EVERY SHIFT HAS A SHIFT MONITOR (HOST).     EVERY PLAYER MUST TAKE THEIR FAIR TURN.  PLEASE MAKE IT EASY ON EVERYONE AND STEP UP AND OFFER.  
  • THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN THE MONITOR FOR THEIR FIRST 6 PLAY SESSIONS WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE THE DESIGNATED MONITOR THEIR 7TH PLAY SESSION.    THE MONITOR WILL GET TO PLAY ON COURT 7   (SEE MONITOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Did we mention NO Drop-In Play?  All playtime is by advanced registration only until further notice.

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Thank You to our volunteer play committee for doing all the leg work, preparing a plan for City approval, preparing an opening plan, creating a sign-up system, managing a play schedule for members, and your continued work to ensure we all remain safe & healthy.
 

2 thoughts on “Pickleball Opens Under Stage 1 – COVID Guidelines”

  1. Hi, Lonnie here (Cheryl) We are moving to Red Deer Oct 01/20 for the winter. Will you be having indoor Pickleball this winter if so we would be interested to talk to someone about it. Thanks.

    1. That’s exciting.

      At this time we do not have Indoor Play organized or scheduled. We have booked school gyms and community field houses in the past. Currently, the Schools are NOT accepting bookings for indoor, and large groups like ours have not been able to secure space due to COVID.

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