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Chatham Borough Tennis Courts 

Mayor Kobylarz announces Municipal Tennis Courts to open June 1 at 8:00am.

 

Chatham Borough  2020 Tennis Court Rules

Players should follow these rules of play and conduct:

PREPARING TO PLAY

  • Cloth face coverings should be worn strategically while entering tennis courts while maintaining social distancing of at least six feet.
  • Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap and water (for 20 seconds or longer) before coming to the courts and use a hand sanitizer before going onto the court.  Re-apply hand sanitizer as necessary.
  • 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 personal full bottle of water or two to ensure proper hydration.
  • Use new balls, if possible. Touch balls as little as possible.
  • Avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc. if you can.

 

WHEN PLAYING

  • SINGLES PLAY ONLY .  No spectators are allowed on the courts. 
  • Double Play (permitted only between family members).
  • Stay at least a minimum of six feet apart from other players.
  • COMMERCIAL USE OF TENNIS COURTS IS PROHIBITED.
  • NO PRIVATE LESSONS PERMITTED.
  • SINGLE PLAY IS LIMITED TO 60 MINUTES RUNNING TIME WHEN OTHERS ARE WAITING DOUBLES PLAY IS LIMITED 90 MINUTES. No extra time allowed completing games.
  • Avoid touching your face after handling a ball or other equipment.
  • Avoid sharing food, drinks or towels.
  • Use your racquet or foot to pick up balls and hit them to your opponent.  Avoid using your hands to pick up the balls.
  • Stay on your side of the court.
  • Remain apart from other players when taking a break.
  • If a ball from another court comes to you, send it back with a kick or with your racquet.
  • Carriages, bikes, foods, drinks (other than water), etc. are to be left outside the court fencing.
  • Animals are not permitted within the tennis fencing. Courts are to be used for tennis only.

 

AFTER PLAYING

  • Cloth face coverings should be worn strategically while exiting tennis courts while maintaining social distancing of at least six feet.
  • Use a hand sanitizer after coming off the court. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water as soon as possible. NO Extra-Curricular or social activity should take place.  NO congregation at courts or parking areas after playing. 

 

ALL PLAYERS ARE ASKED TO PLEASE RESPECT THESE RULES - FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN CLOSURE OF THE COURTS. These rules are subject to change, as necessary, by Chatham Borough Administrator.

 

Attire : Tennis shoes or sneakers are always required on the courts. Players must wear shirts.

General Rules :

  • No one is allowed inside the tennis fence unless they are playing tennis.
  • Carriages, bikes, foods, drinks (other than water), etc. are to be left outside the court fencing.
  • Animals are not permitted within the tennis fencing.
  • Only one court will be allotted for play per player.

Note: These rules are subject to change, as necessary, by Chatham Recreation

 

 

 

 

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