Back to CTA Coronavirus Status Main Page

Hello everyone,

As you probably know by now, DC has reopened public tennis courts as part of its Phase One reopening.  The tennis facilities at Rock Creek and Hains Point remain closed, however, so CTA summer leagues are still a ways off from starting up.  

In the meantime, as we enter Phase One and people begin engaging in tennis and other activities, I want to reiterate the message contained in the DC Mayor’s Order.  The virus is still in our communities and infections can and will continue to occur.  “We continue to have a shared responsibility to maintain our vigilance, in order to avoid a rapid increase in the occurrence of new cases and a spike in the number of fatalities, and to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of our fellow District residents and visitors.”

I highly encourage you to review all applicable recommendations, resources, and guidelines that apply to wherever you live as you venture out and play tennis and other activities.  We should all do our part to keep ourselves safe and our community at large safe as well.  Here are just a few of those resources:

  • USTA has updated useful tips and recommendations regarding playing tennis here and a handy flyer here.
  • DC has Phase One general guidance here and guidance for parks and open spaces specifically here.
  • The CDC has guidance regarding community-related exposures to Covid-19 here and, if you engage in travel, guidance regarding travel-related exposures here.

Again, we’re all dependent on each other doing their part to stay safe and keep others safe.  That’s the only way we’re all going to be able to keep playing tennis and avoid sliding back to more restrictions for the safety of our community.  And CTA will keep you posted on the status of league play as we receive more updates and can make decisions.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Be well and stay safe,

Isidro

--

Isidro Mariscal
President, Capital Tennis Association
president@capital-tennis.org | capital-tennis.org

Note: Any payment to CTA, as CTA is organized as a 501(c)(4) organization, is not tax deductible because CTA is not considered to be a charitable organization.  This includes membership fees, league and other participation fees (e.g., drill sessions, ladders, CTA social events).