COVID-19 Wanless Opening FAQs

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City of Toronto Protocol-Related

Why do I have to sign a “Member Waiver and Declaration” prior to play this season?

The Club has asked each member who wishes to use the courts this season to sign a “Member Waiver and Declaration” in order to acknowledge the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are anyone in your household gets sick or contracts COVID-19 after submitting the “Member Waiver and Declaration”, when can you resume playing?

If this happens, you must (a) immediately inform the President or the Vice-President of the Club and (b) not visit the Club until you receive clearance to do so from a qualified medical professional or (c) fourteen (14) days after the cold or flu-like symptoms have completely gone away, whichever is later.

Have the Monitors been trained on the new City protocols?

Yes. All 5 returning Monitors on staff this season – as well as newly-hired Monitors – have been fully trained on the new City protocols; have to complete specific paperwork prior to each of their shifts, have been provided and have to wear Personal Protective Equipment (masks and gloves); have to keep track and paper / electronic records of member play for contact tracing; etc.

Are the monitors being provided with PPE?

Yes. All Monitors receive a mask and gloves before each of their shifts.

How is Wanless ensuring contact tracing of players using the courts?

Monitors are responsible to check and validate that players going on court are identified as players having booked said court in GameTime, have completed the Member Waiver and Declaration form, and have answered the pre-play COVID-19 questionnaire. All Monitors sign-off on each of these tasks throughout their respective shifts.

Clubhouse

Is the Clubhouse open?

No. The Clubhouse is not open at this time for members. Only the Clubhouse Monitors and the Instructors have access to the Clubhouse. Wanless has chosen to limit access to its clubhouse to help manage contact tracing and self-distancing protocols.

Can I use the washroom in the clubhouse?

No. The washroom in the clubhouse is not available for use by members at the current time. It is only used for junior summer skill session participants with the assistance of a Club Monitor. City public washrooms are open and available for club members.

Can I fill my water bottle at the water cooler in the clubhouse?

No. Please fill your water bottle at your house before coming to Wanless to play. The Clubhouse remains closed to members at this time.

Can I rent a ball machine?

Yes. As the City of Toronto has moved to Stage 3, Wanless will be making available one ball machine (Court 1 only) during the hours of 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. The rental will be for 45 minutes to allow proper sanitization protocols in between usage by the Club Monitors. Payment for the ball machine will be done post-play by e-transfer.

Playing Tennis

Who is currently able to use the Wanless tennis facility?

During Club hours, Wanless is currently only open to members; no guests, no non-members. Public hours remain as is.

Can we play doubles within the same household or the same social bubble?

Yes. City protocols have now opened up doubles play.

Can we pull the curtains between courts to avoid having balls go from one court to another?

No. To avoid undue contact of individuals pulling the curtains open and closed, the curtains can only be pulled by an Instructor providing a private lesson on Court #1.

Why can I only play for 55 minutes rather than an hour?

We have limited the time of play to 55 minutes to allow for the Court Monitors to go in between play and sanitize the courts as per City of Toronto protocols.

Why am I only able to book 1-hour court time rather than 2-hour court time during Daytime this season?

We have limited the booking rules this season to one hour to allow for maximum member play given the COVID-19 environment.

Why do I have to wait at the East or West gate before coming onto the court to play?

We have asked players to wait at the East gate (for access to courts #1, 2, or 3) and West gate (for access to courts #4 or 5) so that the Court Monitor is able to ask the pre-play COVID-19 screening questions, validate and confirm the identity of the players going on court to fulfill the contact tracing requirements set out by the City of Toronto protocols, and be the ones to handle the gate doors.

I am a non-member – am I able to play at Wanless this season?

No. At this time Wanless is restricted only to member play to facilitate contact tracing protocols established by City of Toronto.

Can I bring a guest to play?

No. At this time Wanless is restricted only to member play to facilitate contact tracing protocols established by City of Toronto.

Programs

Can I play in the Ladder this season?

Yes. Wanless Adults Singles (both Mens and Ladies) and Mixed Doubles Ladders are in full swing.

Why did you change the rules of play of the Ladder from 14 games to 12 games?

Because of the 55-minute play restriction we have instituted to ensure the Court Monitors can sanitize the courts in between play, we have reduced the number of games from 14 to 12 for this season; with each game won being worth a single point.

When the Instructors are giving private lessons, how do they ensure they are adhering to City of Toronto protocols with respect to their teaching equipment?

Each Instructor has been provided with their own teaching equipment materials including basket of balls, tubes, cones, etc. They are the only ones accessing them. Additionally, each Instructor has been trained and is fully versed with the City of Toronto protocols as part of the opening of the Club.

Will you be holding summer camps for kids?

No. But we have put in place day-time Junior skills programs for the summer in place of summer camps. Please check out the junior daytime lessons page.

Will you run House Leagues this season?

Yes. As the City of Toronto has moved to Stage 3, Wanless will be opening up registration for its popular Fall Wednesday Evening co-ed doubles House League Program for its members. The Program will run from September 9 to October 21. Please check out the House League page.

Will there be any Socials this season?

No. Wanless will not be looking to put together any Socials for the remainder of the 2020 Season.

Will there be any Team play this season?

No. Wanless will not be looking to put together any Team play for the remainder of the 2020 Season.

Will there be any Tournaments this season?

Yes. As the City of Toronto has moved to Stage 3, Wanless is looking into holding both Adult and Junior tournaments in the Fall. The Annual JUNIOR Tournament will run the weekend of September 26/27. For more information on the rules and regulations, check out the Junior Tournament page. The Annual ADULT Club Tournament will commence on September 8th and continue until October 31st, weather dependent. The Adult tournament will have quite strict timelines due to the lateness in the season and will be strictly elimination format for all categories. For more information on the rules and regulations, check out the Adult Tournament page.