Prescott, AZ (May 14, 2020) – Yavapai College has announced that its tennis courts on the Prescott Campus will be reopening for public use beginning Saturday, May 16. New guidelines have been developed that players should adhere to protect the health and safety of themselves and others.
The courts had previously been closed due to the Governor’s Stay Home Stay Healthy Executive Order as part of his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The College continues to take the health and safety of all of its students, faculty, staff, and its communities very seriously and, therefore, asks that all players adhere to the new guidelines that have been established to comply with CDC and USTA recommendations.
Guidelines include many health and safety practices, such as staying home if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, washing your hands regularly, and avoid touching public court areas as much as possible. Hand sanitation stations have been installed at the courts. A full list of guidelines is below.
To make a court reservation, visit www.yc.edu/tennis
The College is currently engaging in processes that will help establish a plan to determine when and how classes, academic and public services can resume in person in a safe and healthy environment.
Yavapai College Tennis Court Guidelines Effective 5/16/2020
DO NOT PLAY IF YOU:
- Are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus: mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC.
- Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- Are in a high-risk category
In our efforts to keep everyone safe, please review new recommendations provided by USTA:
PREPARING TO PLAY
- Protect against infections:
- Wash your hands with hand sanitizer
- Clean and wipe down your equipment
- Do not share equipment
- If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve.
- Avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc. if you can.
- Try to stay at least six feet apart from other players.
- You should consider not playing doubles, which could lead to incidental contact.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Use your racquet/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 court. Avoid changing ends of the court.
- If a ball from another court comes to you, send it back with a kick or with your racquet.
- Leave the court as soon as reasonably possible.
- Wash your hands thoroughly or use a hand sanitizer after coming off the court.
- No extra-curricular or social activity should take place. No congregation after playing.