HVIT to re-open!!

Dear HVIT Gang,

The club will be reopening for singles play and individual lessons on Sunday, March 7, 2021. All of you who had a time slot the week we closed (Sunday, November 29 – Saturday, December 5, 2020) have already been offered your time back for the week we open. All plays will be on a week-to-week basis. The only way to “reserve” a slot is simply to come every week. Please remember that in the 2021-2022 season everyone who had contract time in 2019-2020 will be offered that time slot(s) back. There is no obligation to play now in order to hold onto those times. 

We hope to be open for ten weeks beginning March 7, 2021. If conditions continue to improve, we may once again be open for doubles and small clinics. 

All of the rules that were in place in December 2020 will still be in place when we reopen. Here is a quick refresher.

-Please do not enter the club more than a minute or two prior to your start time. There will be a 15-minute “buffer” before and after each play. This is in place for safety reasons. Please enter and exit your court promptly so that those before and after you get that full buffer period. 

-You must enter the club wearing a mask and wear one at all times except when you are actually on the court. We encourage people to wear a mask on the court (there are now many that are quite comfortable), but it is not mandatory. 

-On the court we ask you to keep to accepted social distancing protocols and refrain from yelling.

-Restrooms are for emergency use only. Showers are not in use. 

-There is no water available or garbage can access. Please bring your own water and carry out your own trash (empty tennis cans, tissues, etc). We also will not be selling tennis balls until the fall. Please supply your own. 

-You can pay by cash, check, or Zelle. Please pay in advance or when you first enter the club. All times Monday through Friday are $40/hour, and all times on Saturday and Sunday are $50/hour.

Status On HVIT Re-opening

Dear Tennis Lover:

As many of you may know, things are beginning to improve on the coronavirus front. Daily cases have come down and the infection rate has dropped significantly. We still have over 2,000 active cases in Ulster County (more than twice the number we had when we closed the club in early December), but we hope to see that number start coming down soon. 

We are tentatively thinking of re-opening HVIT for singles play on or around Monday, March 1. To make the opening a reality, the total case load in Ulster and Dutchess counties would have to drop significantly. We would also want to be sure there is not an increase in the infection rate or caseloads due to yesterday’s Super Bowl festivities. Finally, we would want to be sure the more infectious variants have not gotten a foothold in our area. 

We will be back in touch either way in the next couple of weeks. 

Hope everyone is well and able to stay as safe as possible. 

Our very best, 

James and Matt