Dates, Hours & Costs

2020-2021 Indoor Tennis Season

Dates & Hours, New Indoor Membership Costs, Seasonal Costs, Weather Related Closings or Delays

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).

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.

Through a partnership between Elmira College and GETA, indoor tennis is available at the Murray Athletic Center (MAC; AKA the Domes) on Route 14 in the town of Veteran. There are 4 hard courts with LED lights.

General information on dates and hours the season could start (but you choose when to start) and end:

  • Your indoor tennis court season starts and ends when you want.
  • Monday Hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm or earlier if the last seasonal commitment ends earlier;
  • Tuesday – Thursday Hours: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm or earlier if the last seasonal commitment ends earlier;
  • Friday Hours: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm;
  • Saturday Hours: 8:00 am to 7:30pm;
  • Sunday Hours: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm;

Contact: John Renz, jr10splayer@gmail.com

Below are dates when there is NO tennis at the MAC:

MORE DATES MAY BE ADDED FOR HOCKEY PLAYOFFS, CHEERLEADING COMPETITION, etc.

  • November 23 thru 29; (Thanksgiving Week), Monday – Sunday)
  • December 23 – January 1 Pre-Christmas through New Year’s day 
  • April 4 (Sunday)
  • SEASON’S LAST PLAY DATE SUNDAY, MAY 30
Indoor Tennis at Murray Athletic Center

Indoor Membership Costs

GETA Indoor Membership Cost of $40 + GETA Membership

Indoor Membership Fee: The GETA partnership with Elmira College requires GETA to provide all the labor to manage the use of the courts. To pay for the hundreds of hours required, the GETA board approved a seasonal Indoor Membership Fee of $40 per person; it allows the individual to play in as many sessions as desired. There is no family membership. In comparison, the membership fees at the Reis Center in Ithaca are $245 per individual and $345 per family.

As in past seasons, players must be GETA members (Under 18 is $10; single membership is $20; family membership is $30. The annual GETA membership fee is also required for playing in the GETA Summer Doubles League and the GETA Singles Ladder.)

Both the GETA Membership and Indoor Membership fees can be paid online (click on the link to the left) or by sending a check to GETA’s PO Box mailing address. (If you pay online for someone in your family, please include all the names).

Cancelled Sessions: To reduce the hours required in scheduling make-up dates, if a paid session is eliminated by the college, a group will have two options:

  1. Get a refund for that session of $50 paid at the end of the season to the Captain OR
  2. Make-up the lost minutes by the group adding 15 minute extensions on the group’s regular playing dates, if possible

If a group wants to make up for a canceled session, it can Book a Court online for the same cost as the refund! (See the menu item Book a Court under Indoor Tennis).

Communication: We will maximize the use of the GETA website to communicate to captains who in turn should also save time in communicating with their team members.

Seasonal Costs

As done last year, each captain will get a worksheet from John Renz to calculate the seasonal costs both for each group and each member based upon the number of dates the group & member will play. Sessions are 90 minutes. If additional time is of interest, contact John Renz at his email address above.

  • 7 – 13 sessions: $58/session
  • 14 – 20 sessions: $52/session
  • 21 – 26 sessions: $47/session
  • 27 or more sessions: $45/session

Finding Other Players

NEW: The GETA website has a newly revised simpler  “bulletin board” feature. This free bulletin board is a tool to help GETA members meet new players, find a sub or regular for an existing group, or start a new group.

Weather Related Closings or Delays

Bad weather can become a frustrating problem when players are uncertain if there is tennis. The college will inform the GETA rep or his designee as soon as possible on any closings of the MAC or delays in its opening. GETA will then post these closings/delays on its home page (Announcements section). Please use your judgment in deciding whether or not to travel when the road conditions are potentially dangerous.

Lockers

The college will provide 2 chairs in each bathroom for dressing.  (The college says it cannot risk opening up the locker rooms to us where student-players leave personal belongings.)