Saturday morning drop-in alive and well

tennis player practicing volleys

The Boulder Tennis Association held its first drop-in of the summer last Saturday morning. Wanting to be sure we could run the event in a COVID-safe manner, we kept publicity to a minimum to hold the player numbers down for this dry run.

Long story short, it was a success. We had four courts in use and the drop-in regulars seemed pleased to get back in the groove.

With that out of the way, we can now officially announce that drop-in will be ongoing for the rest of the summer. Here are the details…

  • Location: Centennial Middle School courts, 2205 Norwood Ave., Boulder
  • Date and time: Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. through Sept. 26

In previous summers, all eight courts filled up pretty quickly. Only time will tell what kind of participation we’ll have this summer, but you might want to arrive a little early to warm up and get your name on the sign-up sheet. (Only the first 32 players take to the court, the rest are wait-listed.)

BTA organizes and pays for this weekly event for its members. Members are allowed to bring the occasional guest, and non-members are also encouraged to come and try it out. Non-members can play twice in a season without having to join. (But of course we encourage you to join BTA and support Boulder tennis!)

BTA has made every effort to provide a COVID-safe playing environment for this event. But by stepping onto the court, each player acknowledges that they play at their own risk. Players are asked to be familiar with Rules for Organized BTA Play During the COVID-19 Pandemic and abide by them at drop-in. Don’t worry, masks are not required once you’re playing – but social distancing is!

Have fun, and we’ll see you on the courts.

Parker Dodd, President of the BTA Board