Pickleball: a little bit Ping-Pong, a little bit badminton, a lot of momentum. It's a fun fastpaced sport that gives you the opportunity to engage in healthy exercise. If you play pickleball come and join a great group of people and play the fastest growing sport in the USA. a fun and active sport. The 2020 Pickleball Summer Session has been affected by COVID 19. To return to play only two courts are available with a 10-person capacity for both courts. (Mon-Friday from 8:00-12:15) for club members and visitors who sign up on signupgenius.com. Ely School Pickleball Courts are located next to the Ely High School Football Stadium. The program runs all summer.
- All players must follow the established COVID 19 Policy Ely Pickleball Club \ Ely Community Education. COVID Safety Guidelines for Use of Pickleball Courts (see below)
- All players must register at elyclasses.com for Summer Pickleball 2020.
- Sign the Ely Community Education waiver form.
- Pay a $15 dollar participant fee to ISD #696. Please mail to Ely Community Education, 600 E Harvey St., Ely MN., 55731
- Club members and visitors need to sign up for times (8:00-12:15) at signupgenius.com.
- The courts are also available for drop-in play, any day after 12:30 and all-day Saturday and Sunday. Please register for Pickleball Drop-In, sign waiver, and pay the fee if not registering for Pickleball Summer Session 2020.
Community Education has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, Ely Community Education cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Following these guidelines is of utmost importance to keep participants healthy and be able to continue to use the District’s courts.
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COVID Safety Guidelines for Use of Pickleball Courts:
Set up only two nets.
- No more than 5 players per court. This follows the governor’s recommendation that gatherings do not exceed 10 people.
- Players will use their own balls and other equipment.
- Encourage the use of hand sanitizer frequently during, and after, play.
- The use of masks will be encouraged but not mandatory.
- Spray disinfectant will be used on the gate/handle and net tightening cranks.
COVID-19RETURN TO PLAY Guidance on Safe Return to Play USA Pickleball Association (USAPA)
IF YOU DECIDE TO PLAY:
- Wash your hands with soap and water and bring personal use hand sanitizer to the courts.
- Clean and wipe down your paddles and water bottles. Do not share paddles or any other equipment or clothing.
- Bring a full personal use water bottle(s) and avoid touching or using public water fountains.
- Bring tissues or a handkerchief for contained sneezing and coughing or consider wearing a mask.
- Consider wearing gloves to the courts and avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc.
- Also consider wearing gloves during play to avoid picking up pickleballs with your hands.
- Coordinate with your playgroup so that each person serves with a different color ball. If multiple colors are not an option, use a sharpie and prominently mark personal pickleballs with your initials.
- Adhere to social gathering and distancing policies according to local, state, and federal authorities. Limit your distance to six feet or more to other players.
- Avoid contact with others, such as handshaking and high fives.
- Group size counts should include players and account for transition periods between sessions.
- Limit or stagger playing groups throughout open play schedule and consider alternate days for various groups.
- Adhere to CDC guidelines by not touching your face (after handling a ball or paddle).
- Consider using hand sanitizer between games.
- Wash your hands after each match.
- Use your paddle and foot to pick up pickleballs and transfer them to your opponent.
- Avoid changing ends of the court.
- Maintain proper social distancing from other players in between games and during time outs.
AFTER PLAY IS DONE
- Leave the court as soon as reasonably possible.
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer immediately after your match is over.
- Avoid post-play socializing.
- Thoroughly wash your paddles, grips, pickleballs, towels, clothes, bags, water bottles, and other items you have used or touched.
Do NOT PLAY IF YOU:
Are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus: mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, coughing, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC.
- Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- Are a vulnerable individual with serious underlying health conditions, including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, or whose immune system is compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer and other conditions requiring such therapy.
Adopted and revised from The USA Pickleball Association: USAPA COVID-19 Return to Play Guidance
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