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Our 2020 season is a GO! Members will be receving an email soonwith the season mailing, schedules, and contact list. View the mailing here . (Note: this version does not include the contact list, for privacy reasons. To see the version with the contact list, check your email.)
To say the least, 2020, so far, has been a challenging 6 months. The schedules come to you much later than usual as we are set to kick off our 2020 season on June 10. Starting in June is a first in the 45 years the WTA has been around.
The COVID-19 pandemic was threatening to cancel our season. Up until May 28, we thought we would be limited to just singles play. With 90% of our members playing doubles, that would have been a big loss. The WTA board worked extra hard this spring, along with the members of Park and Rec, to work with the city to be able to allow us to play this summer. We’d especially like to thank Randy Wojtasiak, the Director of Recreation, for working so hard, not only for our program, but for all the city’s sports programming through this strange and challenging time. So we apologize for the lateness of the schedules, but it really was down to the wire.
An important thing to note is that we will only have access to six courts at BQ this summer. The nets are removed on the courts between the outer and middle courts in order to maintain group distancing. Please follow social distancing guidelines throughout the season and refrain from the customary tennis handshakes. Please use a racket tap instead. Also, the benches have been removed from the courts to avoid them being a surface contact point for the virus. Crist Harris and his son Owen deserve a huge thank you for the new benches, so, even though we won’t be able to use the benches this summer, be sure to thank them when you see them.
Everyone has probably been a little bit less busy than usual this year, so this summer should be much easier in terms of scheduling conflicts. However, PLEASE be sure to give AT LEAST 24 hours advance notice if you need to cancel/reschedule a match. When teams fail to adhere to this courtesy, it creates negative feelings that affect the league’s mission to provide an enjoyable experience and to increase membership.
Thank you for your patience and support of the WTA. Enjoy the 2020 season!
Clayton Kratzer – WTA Scheduler