Updated: March 11, 2021 (Version 9), effective immediately

The following guidelines have been created by the Fairbrae Board of Directors and Racquet Committee to help ensure the safety of all members. We have taken some guidelines as suggested by the USTA, Playing Tennis Safely: Facility and Programming Recommendations and Playing Tennis Safely as well as direction from the Order of the Health Officer of the County of Santa Clara

Do not play if you: 

  • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 
  • Are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus. According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported—ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus: fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.
  • Starting March 3, 2021: Santa Clara County travel directives have been lifted.  Mandatory Directive on Travel, but as always, please assess your health risk before coming to Fairbrae.

Safety Rules:

  • Starting February 26, 2021: Tennis guests are allowed. Please have your tennis guests follow ALL Fairbrae general rules and safety rules. They must be escorted by a member at all times. Prior to entering the club, please have your guest(s) fill out the Online Guest Registration Form. Members must name their guests in the tennis reservation. 
  • Starting February 26, 2021: Men’s Night and Ladies Afternoon Tennis events can resume for members. Please sign up via Tennis Events.
  • Comply with any general and COVID-19 Fairbrae safety club rules upon entry and exit of club.
  • Please follow standard Fairbrae Tennis Rules as well as these guidelines.
  • Court reservations must be made to play on Fairbrae courts. Use SuperSaas to reserve courts and only come during your reservation time and abide by the already established Fairbrae Tennis Rules. No walk-ons.  (https://www.supersaas.com/schedule/fairbrae/tennis_courts)
  • Tennis playing children must be supervised by a parent/guardian.
  • Starting December 14, 2020: Wear a mask while playing even in heavy exertion as tolerated.
  • Starting December 14, 2020: Tennis play is available with up to 4 Fairbrae member households.
    • Use of shared equipment is prohibited
    • Minimize switching sides. If you must switch sides, use opposite ends of the net
    • Use hand sanitizer when switching sides
    • Face masks are highly encouraged
  • No using a “bucket” of balls unless you can contain the balls to your own court or if the other court is empty.
  • Starting March 11, 2021: Ball machine use is allowed. Contact office for use of machine. Instructions and sanitization procedures are in the shed.
  • If the other court is also being used, try to limit the number of balls to 4 max per court and verify with the other court players that the ball numbers or marks are different for each court. Or consider marking your own tennis balls with a permanent marker. If your ball(s) roll over to the other court, retrieve the ball yourself or have the players of that court bump the ball back with their shoe or racket.
  • Do not touch or lean on tennis nets or posts.
  • Tennis court gate (gate closest to the water fountain) will be set to an open position. Leave this gate open at all times to minimize touching of the handle. DO NOT USE SIDE GATE (gate along Hollenbeck). This gate is to remain closed always.
  • Please promptly leave the club through the front door when you are done with your tennis activity.
  • Please comply so we can continue to keep the tennis facilities open. 
  • If you have any concerns or issues, please send to racquet@fairbrae.com  
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