Well, this very weird Spring/Summer/Fall tennis season is about to wrap up. However, that doesn’t mean most of us are putting our racquets into cold storage for the winter. Front Range weather can offer outdoor tennis opportunities throughout the cold season for those who can be flexible and choose their moments. But there is always the occasional long wintery spell to try your patience.
Luckily, BTA is once again offering a chance to get your tennis fix no matter the conditions. As you might know from our last newsletter, we have secured four indoor courts on four different dates at the APEX Tennis Center in Arvada, one Saturday evening per month, 6 – 8 p.m., throughout the winter: December 5, January 9, February 6, and March 6. Depending on the response, there’s a possibility of more dates being added.
We call these “Winter Socials,” but this winter, due to the pandemic, the emphasis will be heavy on the tennis and light on the “social.” Masks are required to be worn into the building, but once you’re on the court and hitting, it’s a mask-free — or rather, mask-optional — environment. Of course, everyone has their own risk threshhold. Only you can decide whether you are comfortable in this situation. If you have any misgivings or if you are in a high risk group, it’s probably best to take a pass.
To refresh all our memories… The December 5 social is open to all levels. Since we don’t know what kind of player numbers to expect, we need to confirm everyone who will be there by Wednesday, November 25 (the day before Thanksgiving). So no last-minute sign-ups. That way we can give back courts if we need to without incurring a charge. So please sign up and pay now to reserve your spot! (Note, because we are paying ahead of time, if for some reason you can’t make it after you signed up, you are responsible to fill your spot. If an issue comes up, you can contact our new Winter Social guy, Eduardo, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of the social is $20 per person to cover the facility rental and balls.
Have fun, and we’ll see you on the courts.
The BTA Board