HVIT Re-opening on Sunday, January 30

Dear Everybody,

There is both good news and bad news regarding local COVID cases since we wrote to everybody last Thursday about the temporary closure of HVIT. 

The total number of active cases in Ulster County is now actually higher than it was last Thursday (7,465 vs 6,622). In addition, there are more people in the hospital with COVID and the death rate has increased. That said, there is some indication that daily positive tests and the infection rate are both declining.This would follow the trend of many other parts of New York State.

We have heard from quite a number of you regarding your thoughts about remaining closed an additional week or re-opening. We thank each of you for your thoughts. 

Weighing all of the factors, we have decided to stay closed for one additional week. We believe that COVID numbers across the board will be lower on 1/30/22 and that we can all enjoy our tennis in a safer environment. We will re-open on Sunday, January 30. We will then remain open for the following 15 weeks. The new seasonal closing date will be Saturday, May 14. This will ensure everyone’s seasonal contract is for the full 30 weeks. Any weather related make-ups will be done the week of May 15-21. 

All other health precautions will remain in place for now. There are still about 10% of our active members who have not yet shown us proof of getting a booster dose of a COVID vaccine. When you have a moment, please email that to us. 

Thank you to everyone for their patience. This was a very difficult decision to make. We will begin seeing you all again in 10 days!

James and Matt

HVIT temporarily closing!!

Dear Members, 

At 7pm on Saturday, January 15, Hudson Valley Indoor Tennis is going to close for – hopefully – one week. We are tentatively scheduled to re-open on Sunday, January 23 at 8am. 

The official number of active COVID-19 cases in Ulster County is now 6,622 with the real number probably thousands higher. The peak from last January was a little over 2,500. Although the current Omicron surge is not sending the same percentage of infected people to the emergency room, the sheer volume of cases is making it difficult for area hospitals. In addition, the club is being notified daily regarding people who were scheduled to play – or had just played – and then found out they were infected. 

We expect the club closing to be quite short lived because this surge is already showing signs of peaking. We will send out another email a week from today notifying all members whether the club will re-open on Sunday, January 23 or whether we will remain closed for a second week. 

Whether it be one week or two, the lost week(s) will be added at the end of our season so that all contract groups get their full 30 weeks of play. 

We can definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel. Everyone hang in there and we will be back in touch next week. 

James and Matt