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INDOOR TENNIS UPDATE November 17: Elmira College will open the Dome on Friday November 20.

If you have never played at the Dome and may want to start with a free experience, please email me as I will schedule a FREE Open House (John Renz:  jr10splayer@gmail.com).

GETA urges all to review safe recommendations and make reasonable decisions to protect yourself and others.

Anyone can Call Arnot Health’s COVID-19 Helpline at 1-800-952-2662 to find out how you can get tested.

IMPORTANT: Everyone must follow the requirements below:

  • If you have any symptoms of possible infection with COVID-19, stay home.
  • All individuals entering the facility must complete a daily COVID-19 questionnaire.
    • (I have done this at my fitness center; it asks questions to make sure you do not have symptoms of being ill and have not travelled where you could have gotten infected.)
  • Doors have signage on them for entering and exiting the facility.
    • Enter the facility with the doors on your right. 
    • Exit with the opposite doors now on your right.
  • Masks are required for all staff and student-athletes in the facility. (I have asked for clarification and as of 11/12 this is it:)
    • To enter the building, one must wear a mask.
    • Continue wearing a mask to walk to your court and where you will set your water, etc.
    • Keep 6-feet of separation when walking the corridors and the lobby (there may be youth hockey and their parents entering and exiting as you do).
    • Keep 6-feet of separation between players on the sideline before play, at changeovers and after play.
    • Wearing a mask during play is not required (some players may prefer to wear a mask, as of 11/12 that is optional).
    • A mask is required when leaving the court and walking to the exit.
  • Follow all COVID-19 signage (wash hands, wear a mask, social distancing, etc.) posted all over the facility.
  • There will be tables set up with hand sanitizer and paper towels throughout the facility; use the products when appropriate.

The college has taken these steps for everyone’s safety:

  • A fogger/disinfectant sprayer is used throughout the facility.
  • They’ve increased the number of times that restrooms, locker rooms, and high traffic areas are being cleaned and sanitized each day.

Waiver of Liability Form

All of us who are choosing to get out of our homes know that contracting COVID-19 is a risk. If you are choosing to play indoor tennis, you are doing so aware of the risk. The College and GETA are requiring a legal document that avoids our liability of your choosing to play tennis, in the event you were to contact Covid-19. The language in the waiver was developed by the USTA (United States Tennis Association) and indoor facilities are using it.

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View/Print Waiver of Liability Form

Please read, sign and return the waiver to me by email or mail:

Email: jr10splayer@gmail.com

John Renz
39 Sunnyside Drive
Elmira, NY 14905

Below is a link to the USTA’s Safety Playing Recommendations due to the virus.  (April 23)

https://www.usta.com/en/home/stay-current/national/usta-statement-on-safety-of-playing-tennis-during-the-covid-19-v.html

Words from Our President

First let me simply say thank you for all you’re doing for tennis in the community! As a USTA Community Tennis Association we depend on three major investments to enable our mission.

The partnership enjoyed among our members allows for a rich and diverse collaboration of ideas and thoughts for tennis in this community. We are engaged across every facet of this community, from parents, teachers, community leaders, medical, legal and of course our kids.  Your influence is driving the conversation.

Your patronage is heartfelt and needed. Your encouragement and financial support is a big part of what keeps the wheels moving. Our volunteer board works hard to deliver quality tennis events to the Greater Elmira community.

Our programs run year round, and look to reach every age and skill level.  Our existing programs are expanding and we have new ideas to consider. To learn more about our programming, explore the GETA web site.

If you are interested in volunteering, serving on our board, assisting with a program or just sharing an idea, don’t hesitate to contact GETA by email.

Thank you again for all that you do to help.

All the best,

Steven McGary
President, GETA Board

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