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COURTS RULES

Courts are for the use of Town of Somers residents and accompanying guests.

Use of the courts is on a first-come, first-served basis except for times reserved for Town-sponsored activities which take precedence over all other play. In the event that an individual/group is using the courts they must yield to any Town sponsored activity. Schedule available @ Somersny.com

Court Hours: April 1 through October 31 — 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

NOTE: The lights will not come on automatically. A manual timer is on the side of the power box near the entrance to court #1. Lift the box cover and turn dial to the desired setting.

Courts 1-3 are to be used for tennis only. Courts 4&5 are to be used for tennis only when the nets are up. Court 6 is a multi-purpose court and may be use for tennis, and hockey.

 Playing Time: One and one-half hours (1½) singles and doubles. After the players court time has expired, they may continue if no players are waiting. They must give up the court when new players arrive.  Shirt and must be worn at all times.  All users must adhere to the rules of common courtesy and fair play.  Only instructor/s designated by the Park Board may give private lessons on Town Courts.  MACHINES and HOPPERS are not permitted, except by special permit. Contact the Recreation office for further information.

This facility is monitored by 24-hour video surveillance. The following are PROHIBITED Police take notice:  Smoking/Vaping  Alcoholic Beverages  Dogs  Loud music or other peace disturbing behavior  Littering  Graffiti/Defacing Property  Scooters, Bikes, Skateboards

FOR YOU SAFETY COURTS ARE CLOSED WHEN PLAYING SURFACE IS WET

Please help us keep all facilities in good condition by placing all refuse in the appropriate receptacles and by yielding to our staff when they are in the area. If you see something that needs attention, please contact the Recreation office at 232-8441 or [email protected]

COVID-19 PLAYING TENNIS SAFELY PLAYER TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

WHEN PLAYING, PRACTICE THESE SAFETY GUIDELINES:

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Try to stay at least six feet When playing doubles, Use Four apart from other players. coordinate with your partner to or Six Balls Do not make physical contact with them maintain physical distancing. Although unlikely, it’s possible (such as shaking hands or a high fi ve). that a tennis ball can transmit the COVID-19 virus, as virtually any hard surface can transmit the disease. So here is an extra precaution you can take to keep safe when playing tennis:

Open two cans of tennis balls that do not share the Between points, use your Wash your hands thoroughly same number on the ball. racquet and foot to pick up balls or use a hand sanitizer before, and hit them to your opponent. during, and after play. Avoid using your hands also when Take one set of numbered balls, returning balls to another court. and have your playing partner take a set of balls from the other can.

Proceed with play, making sure to pick up your set of numbered balls only. Should a ball with the other number wind up on your side of the court, do not Maintain physical distancing Clean and wipe down your touch the ball with your hands. if changing ends equipment, including racquets Use your racquet or feet of the court. and water bottles. to advance the ball to the other Use new balls and a new , if possible. side of the court.

Avoid touching your face after Use only your own towels handling a ball, racquet or and water bottles. other equipment. Avoid sharing food and touching Wash your hands promptly if you have common surfaces such as court gates, touched your eyes, nose or mouth. fences, benches, etc.

To see the USTA’s full list of guidelines and recommendations, visit: usta.com/playersafety

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