December 20, 2020 Club News

New Covid Rules

New Updated Policies on the Pandemic and Mask-Wearing at the Salt Lake Tennis and Health Club.

Letter from Laury
Dear Members and Friends

All of us are aware that the critical numbers for Covid tragically continue to go up–infection rates, hospitalizations, and deaths. None of us have escaped the scourge of this terrible pandemic and we need to do everything we can to protect our family, our friends, and ourselves. The Salt Lake Tennis and Health Club has been a leader in Utah for taking strong measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our club and our community. We have been blessed that our members and guests have embraced these safe practices, and as a result, the Salt Lake Tennis and Health Club has not been a spreader of Covid. 

Our goal since the beginning of the pandemic in mid-March has been to keep the club open and support the health and wellbeing of our members and guests by creating a safe and secure environment while adhering to CDC guidelines and state and local guidelines. We have researched the best practices of tennis and health clubs around the nation, consulted with our health and safety advisor, and held numerous in-depth conversations with the Club management team. As a result, we have updated our health and safety protocols which are explained in this email update.  

We understand that these recommendations and policies may be challenging to some Club members. However, we feel the following guidelines and rules are necessary to do everything we can to prevent the spread of Covid and to save the lives of our loved ones, neighbors, or even ourselves. If you would like to discuss these new protocols please feel free to speak with Karen, the Club Manager, or Jason the Director of Tennis. 
With gratitude and wishes for a safe and healthy holiday season.
Laury Hammel, Owner of the Salt Lake Tennis and Health Club

Updated Face-Covering Policies and Procedures for Club Members

We are hopeful that the Coronavirus Vaccine will be widely distributedand accepted by people everywhere and result in the end of this terrible pandemic. However, we know it will be months before there are enough people who are immune that we can put an end to this pandemic. It has been proven that wearing face-coverings and keeping a safe social distance has proven to be the most effective ways to prevent the spreadof Covid. 

Our policies for face-coverings are important protocols that we expect of members and guests. Below are our updated regulations regarding face coverings:

Face coverings are required to be worn during most times you are approaching or in the club:

  • From the moment you leave your car until you check-in at the Welcome Desk.
  • From the Welcome Desk to the location of your workout–tennis, fitness, group exercise, cafe, pool, etc.  
  • To the locker rooms, while in the locker rooms (except when showering), and when leaving the locker rooms. 
  • When walking around or lifting weights in the first and second-floor fitness area.  
  • When doing individual or small group training in the fitness areas or the new Performance Lab. 
  • When on the turf area or in the basketball court.
  • When watching tennis or in the cafe.
  • When playing doubles and taking group tennis lessons.

Face coverings are highly recommended (but not required) in the following activities or situations:

  • Group exercise classes
  • Singles tennis play and private and semi-private lessons
  • When working out strenuously on cardio machines.
  • A person has a medical condition that prevents safely wearing a face covering.

Our club also encourages everyone to wear face coverings whenever in public places and with people whom you do not live with.

Safe Social Distancing Even While Wearing Face Coverings is Mandatory

Our club is a wonderful place to work out, exercise, and recreate. It is a community where people develop friendships through fun and social interactions. Unfortunately with the pandemic, we have been forced to dramatically limit social interactions and to keep safe social distancing.  
The Club requires that everyone keep six feet or more away from people even when wearing a face-covering:

The basic policy of our Club is that during the pandemic we cannot be a place where people congregate or socialize. It’s basically walk in the door, get your workout, and then leave. 

When at the front desk please keep your conversation short and keep as close to 6 feet as possible.

When playing tennis, socializing/talking less than six feet apart is not allowed.  If you are in a tennis viewing area, please stay six feet apart at all times.

Other Safety Policies

All members, guests, and staff are required to take their temperature when entering the club.

No one may enter the club if they have the following symptoms:

Should a member, guest, or staff test positive, they are not allowed back to the club until the recommended quarantine period has been fulfilled including showing no symptoms whatsoever.

The Club would like to take this opportunity to correct any misinformation you may have come across in recent days. The Club would like to reconfirm the comprehensive programs and actions we have taken during this pandemic. Management and staff have taken extraordinary precautions to ensure everyone’s safety while at the club. Management has employed the services of a professional health expert to advise, train, and implement the best safety practices, while still maintaining a workable and pleasurable environment. The Salt Lake Tennis and Health Club is a healthy and safe place to work out and exercise.

If you have any concerns, suggestions, or questions, please contact:

Director of Tennis
Jason Weir-Smith
General Manager
Karen Sato
(801) 487-3206