Platform Courts Now Open!

Beginning on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 the Platform Tennis Center will reopen under strict guidelines to protect the health and safety of our patrons and staff. It will not be platform tennis as usual. Please pay careful attention to the new rules of platform tennis.

Tennis Courts

Tennis Center staff will monitor the courts and provide assistance as needed.

Online reservations are required. Reservations are required for the platform tennis every day from open to close. You may make a reservation up to one week in advance by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. Payment is due at the time of reservation. No one under 21 is permitted to reserve facilities. The responsible party reserving the facility must be present at all times during the reservation. Any children must be capable of observing all the rules and regulations while at the tennis center.

Fees- Court fees are $12/court through the end of August. Beginning September 1 they are $14/court weekdays 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., and $18/court weekdays 5:30 - 11:30 p.m. and weekends 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. There are no additional convenience fees for online reservations.

Cancellations and Rainouts- If you need to cancel call the tennis center at (412) 343-3411 and a credit will be applied to your account. Please provide advance notice. If your reservation is rained out and you were not able to play at least half of your time (45 minutes) we will put a credit for the full reservation on your account. If you have played for at least half of the time, no credit will be issued.

Arrival instructions- Players will arrive no earlier than 5 minutes prior to their reservation time. Place your mask on and go to the court that you have reserved. If there are players on the court stay clear of the gate to allow them to leave.

Traffic flow- Please enter and exit the courts from the Morgan Drive side. Do not cut through the tennis center. This will help to minimize traffic jams and exposure to other players.

Mask Requirements- Employees and patrons will be required to wear masks in and around the tennis center building, and when walking to and from courts. Masks will be encouraged while on the courts, but not enforced.

Practice physical distancing- Physical distancing among patrons and employees will be enforced at all times. Please stay 6 feet apart from others at all times. No handshakes and no high fives.

Restrictions- Singles play is encouraged. Doubles is permitted provided distancing and other regulations are strictly observed. Avoid all incidental contact. Members of the same household are encouraged to play together. Private lessons will be considered later.

Platform tennis balls- Every player must have their own platform tennis balls, uniquely identified, and not touch anyone else’s balls. A permanent marker is suggested for marking your platform tennis balls. If you must return a ball to another player, return it with your racket, and do not touch it in any way. Each singles court is limited to 6 balls; doubles courts may have no more than 8.

No shared equipment- Do not share rackets and other equipment. The use of disposable gloves is recommended, at least on your non-racket hand

No large groups- All leagues, clinics and lessons are curtailed until distancing requirements are lifted and we believe it is safe to return to group activities. Do not linger at the facility. As soon as your reservation has ended go home.

Hut, lights and heaters- The hut and controls for lights and heaters are off limits to players. The tennis center staff will access these for you should it become necessary.

Elimination of touch points- The gates to court enclosures will remain open and should not be touched by anyone except for staff when opening and closing the facility.

Maintain cleanliness- We will clean and disinfect high touch areas routinely in accordance with guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Signage- Appropriate signage will be in place to direct patrons and inform them of the proper procedures, as well as to remind them of distancing, masking and other requirements.

Protection for employees- Employees will be provided access to regular handwashing with soap, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Masks and gloves will also be provided to employees. The tennis center already has a transaction window to protect the staff, in the event that a customer requires assistance or direction. The tennis center building is off limits to customers except for the exterior first floor restroom for emergency use only.

Restroom- A single restroom will be provided for emergency use and it will be sanitized regularly. All other restrooms will remain closed.

Hand sanitizing- Please bring hand sanitizer with you and use it before, during and after your court time.

Non-essential visitors are prohibited- To help prevent crowding, all non-essential visitors to the tennis center are prohibited.

Bring a water bottle. Drinking fountains are not available. Vending machines are closed.

Departure instructions- Timeslots are for one and one half hours. You will notice the timeslot has an additional 5 minutes. This extra 5 minutes is to allow a buffer so that groups are not running into one another on the sidewalks.
Please be considerate of others and leave the court promptly 5 minutes prior to the posted ending time. This means that at 10 minutes prior to the posted ending time, you should begin to gather up your balls and other belongings. Exit to Morgan Drive. Make sure your mask is in place before leaving the court.

In general, protect yourself and others. Don’t come to the tennis center if you feel sick or are otherwise at risk. Bring hand sanitizer with you and use it often. Practice good hygiene by covering coughs or sneezes with a sleeve or elbow.

Questions?- If you have any questions, you may call the tennis center at (412) 343-3411.

Pro Shop- Pro shop services and merchandise are available by appointment by calling (412) 343-3411. All business will be conducted outside the building and will be subject to all of the preceding guidelines including masking and distancing requirements.

All rules and policies are subject to change. Failure to follow these instructions will be grounds for revoking tennis privileges.