Platform Courts Now Open!

 Mt. Lebanon Platform Tennis

Return to Play Plan

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

Updated 09-02-2020

The platform tennis courts have reopened under strict guidelines to protect the health and safety of our patrons and staff.

Online reservations are required in advance. You may make a reservation up to eight days in advance by clicking the link at the end of these guidelines. Simply set up a user account to the reservation system. 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 rules and regulations while at the courts.

Fees- Court fees are $14/court weekdays before 5:30 p.m., and $18/court weekdays after 5:30 p.m. and on weekends. There are no additional convenience fees for online reservations.

Cancellations and Rainouts- If you need to cancel email platformtennis@mtlebanon.org 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 and departure instructions- Players will arrive no earlier than 5 minutes prior to their reservation time. Wear your face covering and go to the court that you have reserved. If there are players on the court stay clear of the gates to allow them to leave. There is no time buffer between reservations, so groups must leave promptly at the end of their reservation.

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- Face coverings are required in and around the tennis center. Masks will be encouraged while playing on the courts, but not enforced.

Practice physical distancing- 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.

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- Do not gather or linger at the facility. As soon as your reservation has ended, you must leave.

Hut, lights and heaters- Switches for the lights and heaters should be accessed by only one person. Sanitize your hands after touching switches, door handles and other high touch surfaces.  Email platformtennis@mtlebanon.org for a code to access these controls.

Signage- Appropriate signage is in place to remind participants about distancing, masking and other requirements. 

Restroom- Restrooms at the tennis center will be available for emergencies.

Hand sanitizing- Please bring hand sanitizer containing at 60% alcohol 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.

COVID-19 symptoms and monitoring- Please note any fever (temperature of 100.4 or higher), cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea. Stay home if you have these symptoms. Notify your coach or organizer immediately if you experience these symptoms during your session. Parents should be notified immediately if a child is sick. Parents must monitor for these symptoms and take their child’s temperature each day prior to arrival. Do not send your child to their session with any of these symptoms.

Mt. Lebanon Recreation Department Plan of Action for COVID-19 Related Illness

  • Should a program participant, employee, instructor, visitor or volunteer display COVID-19 symptoms during a recreation department program, he/she will be immediately removed from the group, masked if not already, and isolated. If the person who is ill is a minor, the parent or guardian will be notified immediately, and they will need to pick up their child as soon as possible. Testing for COVID-19 will be recommended for the person who is ill. 
  • The COVID-19 point person for the Recreation Department will contact the Allegheny County Health Department, get their determination about isolation or quarantine needs, and comply with those recommendations.
  • The ill person who demonstrates COVID-19 symptoms will be required to have a release from their health provider and the Allegheny County Health Department before they can return to activities. 
  • Employees or instructors who are uncomfortable or unable to return will be directed to the Human Resources Manager. 
  • A Municipal communication to the community will occur should a recreation department program participant, employee, instructor, visitor or volunteer be confirmed with COVID-19, and any subsequent adjustments to the Health and Safety Plan would be included in that communication. 
  • Areas used by a sick person will be closed and not used until they have been cleaned and disinfected (for outdoor areas, this includes surfaces or shared objects in the area, if applicable). We will wait at least 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting. If 24 hours is not feasible, we will wait as long as possible. 
  • Those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 will be advised to stay home and self-monitor for symptoms, and to follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

COVID Point of Contact- Bob Hlebinsky is the recreation staff person responsible for responding to COVID-19 concerns. You may contact him at: 412-343-4533 or bobh@mtlebanon.org. If you or someone in your organization has been exposed to a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19, please contact him immediately.

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. Avoid touching your face. Activities that increase the risk of exposure to saliva are not permitted including food, chewing gum, spitting, licking fingers etc.

Questions?- If you have any questions, you may call the Ice Center at (412) 561-4363, or email platformtennis@mtlebanon.org.

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

Reservations:  https://mtlrec.activityreg.com/clientpage_t2.wcs