updated June 15, 2020 - please check back as GTPC will continue to update this page as more information becomes available by the government  and when we will have permission from the Town to resume play.

ORGANIZED PICKLEBALL ACTIVITY by GTPC
  • GTPC must always comply with the physical distancing measures and recommendations issued by federal and provincial government authorities, including the arrival and departure of players.

  • Once granted access by the Town of Collingwood, GTPC will limit activities to court usage by small groups in accordance with total group maximums mandated by the authorities. 

  • GTPC will continue to use online sign-up and online payments are preferred. If paying with cash, it will be need to be exact change only.

  • Please see our Playing Policies to understand all hygiene measures.

  • GTPC will keep a record of all players and any others who come in, so that you can contact us if needed, for example, if an infected person should use the facility. 

  • All GTPC members and guests will be required to complete an online waiver prior to stepping on the court.

    • Players will be allowed to play if:

      • anyone residing in the player's household, including the player, have not returned from any other province or country outside of Ontario in the past 14 days. The Player will not visit the Club for 14 days from date of return to Ontario.

      • Player does not have a fever, cough, sore throat, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing or flu like symptoms or has not been in contact with or reside with someone who has these symptoms. Players will be required to remain away from the Club for 14 days commencing at the completion of the symptoms.

      • Only players who have signed up in advance through GTPC's online reservation system will be allowed to step on the court.  There will be NO drop-in activities permitted or congregating in and around the courts.

 GTPC ENCOURAGES PHYSiCAL DISTANCING 
  • GTPC encourages all to respect physical distancing of 2 metres, or as recommended by government authorities.

  • If possible, GTPC will use only every second court. 

  • GTPC will ask players to remain on the same side of the court and avoid changing ends. If change of ends is necessary then all players are to rotate clockwise.

  • GTPC will put in place measures to limit contact between players and volunteers. 

PICKLEBALL BALLS 
  • GTPC will exercise caution with pickleball balls.

  • GTPC recommends to avoid touching them as much as possible. Contamination through respiratory droplets from one infected person to another can potentially survive on surfaces such as ball surfaces for up to three days. 

  • GTPC will endeavour to restrict balls to one particular group or court. 

  • GTPC will disinfect balls using this procedure before and after each game:

    • The surest way of disinfecting, approved by the WHO, is to use diluted bleach. Cleans the inside and outside of balls. GTPC will dunk balls into solution for 5 minutes and scoop out and allow to dry.

If you wish to play pickleball, please remember that you play at your own risk.  With that in mind, if you choose to play, we strongly suggest you follow the below recommendations:

BEFORE YOU PLAY 

  • Don't arrive early.  Go directly to courts upon your arrival.

  • Play only with family members, persons living in your household or individuals you believe to be low risk. 

  • Do not play if you or your playing partner: 

    • Exhibit any coronavirus symptoms, such as a fever, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by health experts. 

    • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 

    • Are considered vulnerable or at risk (elderly individuals with underlying health concerns, immunosuppressed persons, individuals suffering from serious health problems, notably high blood pressure, pulmonary diseases, diabetes, obesity and asthma).

 PREPARING TO PLAY 

  • Protect yourself against infections and the spreading of such:

    • Wash your hands with disinfectant soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer, before going on a pickleball court. 

    • Bring hand sanitizer and use it before you begin play, between games and again when you complete play and leave the courts. 

    • Clean your equipment, including your paddles and water bottles, with an appropriate disinfectant. 

    • Do not share equipment with your playing partner or others. 

    • Make sure you have enough water before leaving the house to avoid having to touch a tap or water fountain handle. 

    • Wear gloves and/or a mask while playing. 

    • If you cough or sneeze, do so in a tissue or in your sleeve/elbow. 

    • Avoid touching door handles, gates, benches and all other objects where the virus could survive. If you touch something, make sure to wash your hands and disinfect the surface you have touched.

 WHILE PLAYING 

  • Keep a 2-metre distance from other players. To respect this measure, we strongly suggest only playing singles or skinny singles or just doing safe drills.  If doubles can be played, this 2-metre distance is required, except for brief exchanges (referred to as incidental contact).

  • Avoid all physical contact, for example shaking hands or tapping paddles, with other players. 

  • Avoid touching your face after touching a ball or paddle, or when you hit a stray ball to another player. 

  • Stay on your side of the court. 

  • Use only a sanitized ball and change to another freshly sanitized ball after each game. 

AFTER PLAYING 

  • Wash your hands carefully with water and disinfectant soap or with hand sanitizer. 

  • Do not use locker rooms or changing areas. 

  • Leave the court immediately after you finish playing.

PLEASE REMEMBER: 

·       PICKLEBALL IS ONLY A GAME,

·       YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY ARE NOT.

·       RESPECT YOURSELF, RESPECT ONE ANOTHER AND BE SAFE!!

Georgian Triangle
pickleball club
 

georgiantrianglepc@gmail.com

Collingwood, ON 

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