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Last update: 07/26/18
PLAY ADAPTATIONS FOR Covid-19 SAFETY
We know the concerns about Covid-19 are still great for many people. We hope to follow all federal and MN state guidelines. The USTA has put out the following “Tips and Recommendations”:

As they say, “Because tennis does not require any direct person-to-person contact, players can enjoy the many physical and mental benefits that tennis offers so long as you practice physical distancing by keeping six feet apart from other players to ensure you are in a safe exercise environment and follow other safety recommendations included here. Although there is no specific evidence that tennis balls can spread COVID-19, we know that contamination by respiratory droplets from an infected person can potentially survive on hard surfaces up to three days. If you choose to play tennis, be sure to practice these safety tips and recommendations.”
Based on this and hopefully some common sense, we offer the following recommendations:
Cancel with your opponent immediately, if you:
• Are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus: fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. Checking your temperature the day of the match is recommended.
• Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
• Are a vulnerable individual: elderly individual and/or an individual with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma and those whose immune system is compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer and other conditions requiring such therapy.
Protect against infections:
• Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap and water (for 20 seconds or longer), or use a hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available, before going to the court.
• Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles. Do not share racquets or any other equipment such as wristbands, grips, hats and towels.
• Bring a full water bottle to avoid touching a tap or water fountain handle.
• If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve. I will add, consider carrying a cloth handkerchief in a pocket to catch sneezes; or for those last second coughs or sneezes, while “into the elbow” is often recommended, this doesn’t seem particularly effective in short sleeves, so pulling up the front of a T-shirt may be more effective.
• Arrive as close as possible to when you need to be there.
• Avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc. if you can.
While Playing:
• Try to stay at least six feet apart from other players. Do not make physical contact with them (such as shaking hands or a high five). If possible, store gear and make changeovers on opposite sides of the court.
• When playing doubles, coordinate with your partner to maintain physical distancing.
• Avoid touching your face with your “ball hand” after handling a ball, racquet or other equipment. Wash/sanitize your hands promptly if you have touched your eyes, nose or mouth. Consider wearing a wrist sweatband for wiping your face.
After Playing
• Leave the court as soon as reasonably possible.
• Wash your hands thoroughly or use a hand sanitizer after coming off the court.
Balls and ball handling
• To avoid handling of balls, and since few people are now working on-site at 3M Center, THE LEAGUE WILL NOT BE PROVIDING BALLS this season. Each player should bring a can of balls for the match, and each player uses their can of balls when they serve. Do not touch your opponent’s set of balls with your hand! Use your racket and/or foot to pick up balls and hit them back to your opponent.
• Please purchase balls comparable to those used by the league in the past—Penn, Wilson or Dunlop “Championship All Court” or “Pro” preferred. These are generally about $2.29/ can or $8.99/ 4 pack at Target, maybe a bit less at Walmart or Costco. (You may use the same can for 2 or 3 matches within a 3 week period. Technically, a ball dropped from 100 inches should bounce 53-58”; I guess dropped from 6’ should bounce 38” would be comparable.) Since this is usually a major portion of league fees, fees will be no more than $25 for players participating in Team Leagues, or $20 for those only participating in Open play (probably lessyou will be informed later once we determine league organization and expenses).
• If both players agree, one can of balls may be used if both players wear a glove on the “ball hand”. This may simply be a light cotton or “stretchy” knit glove. The glove should serve as a reminder to not touch your face with that hand!
Generally standard league play is a full 3 sets; if agreed by both players (preferably before the start of the match), a first-to-10 point tie-break may be played in place of the 3rd set. However, since many of us have not been able to keep in top shape during “stay at home”, for the month of June either player may request either the tie-break in place of 3rd set OR that an 8 game pro set be played. If needed, take longer breaks every other changeover. Don’t overdo it, particularly on hot days.
Last update: 06/02/20
2020 Summer Season

A League

2020 Summer Season

06/01/20 - 09/30/20
Teams: 4
Players: 0
Playing

B League

2020 Summer Season

06/01/20 - 09/30/20
Teams: 4
Players: 0
Playing

C League

2020 Summer Season

06/01/20 - 09/30/20
Teams: 4
Players: 0
Playing

Weekly Open Play

2020 Summer Season

06/01/20 - 09/30/20
Teams: 1
Players: 0

Seasons

2020 Summer Season

6/1/2020 - 9/30/2020
Registration is open.
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2019 Summer Season

5/1/2019 - 9/30/2019
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2018 Summer Season

5/1/2018 - 9/29/2018
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

2017 Summer Season

5/8/2017 - 9/30/2017
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

ITL 2016 Summer Season

5/2/2016 - 9/26/2016
4 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

ITL 2014-2015 Winter Season

9/24/2014 - 4/30/2015
1 Divisions 0 Teams 0 Players

Affiliated Clubs and Organizations

Woodbury High School

Woodbury, MN

651-735-4783

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