SPORTIME Bethpage Tennis Guidelines

We have created the following policies and guidelines for SPORTIME Bethpage Tennis, to be followed until further notice, designed to ensure the safest, smoothest, tennis experience for members and staff during this challenging time.  These guidelines, and our Company-wide guidelines, will be updated on an ongoing basis, as we receive new information and directives from governmental and other health agencies and organizations, and based on our experience navigating this “new normal”.  While some might view certain protocols as overly cautious, SPORTIME may choose to maintain them, in spite of prevailing guidance, if they make our members, customers and/or staff feel safer and more comfortable.

Notwithstanding all the precautions that SPORTIME will take, due to the nature of the virus, the risk of contracting COVID-19 remains, as we are all aware.  Please be safe, respect others and follow all of the precautions, protections and protocols put in place during this COVID-19 epidemic.  



Club General Safety Guidelines

  • Do not come to the club if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, including mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC, or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • All members and guests MUST wear a face mask when arriving and departing and when in the club and not playing, or whenever physical distancing cannot be achieved.
  • All members must maintain six feet of physical distance from all other members and staff at all times, even on the tennis court.
  • Our drinking fountains have temporarily been taken out of service, but we have installed a touchless water bottle filler and encourage players to bring their own water bottles. Bottled water is also available for purchase.
  • For both court-time and lessons, players are asked to enter their assigned court only once it has been vacated by other players.  There should never be more than two players on a court, and courtesy and common sense must prevail at all times.
  • Players are encouraged to not change sides or, if they choose to change sides, to do so on opposite sides of the court, around opposite net posts.
  • Every court will have hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes available.

Club Tennis Rules & Guidelines

  • Singles and doubles play, private lessons, and lesson programs are allowed.  
  • Court-time and private tennis lessons must be booked in advance, and players must also register for group programs in advance, by telephone (516-933-8500) or by email. SPORTIME's prevailing court-time, private lesson/training, and group program cancellation policies apply.  
  • For court-time, each booking must have two (singles) or four (doubles) player names associated with it. Those players who are not active SPORTIME members or associate/non-members, will need to become SPORTIME members or affiliate as associate/non-members the first time that they play. Click here.
  • For court-time, private lessons and programs, players are asked to enter their assigned courts only after they have been vacated by other players. Courtesy and common sense must prevail at all times.
  • Players are encouraged to change sides on opposite sides of the court, around opposite net posts.
  • While the most recent CDC guidance appears to indicate that transmission of the virus from surfaces is unlikely, in an abundance of caution, we recommend that each player provide his/her own can/s of balls and personalize them clearly, or take note of their unique numbers, as long as the numbers are not the same as the other players' ball numbers. Players should serve or start a rally using their own balls, and should avoid touching balls that do not have their marks; instead they should use their rackets to roll or send the balls to their playing partners. Balls and Personalizing supplies are available at the club.

Club Restrictions

  • Our pro shop may be open with limited hours.  If you would like to purchase items such as balls, accessories, or to drop off rackets for stringing, when the pro shop is closed, please contact us in advance and we will make these items available for you at reception. If you would like us to mark purchased balls with players’ initials, to assist in proper ball hygiene, let us know and doing so will be our pleasure.
  • New traffic flow patterns, to avoid physical distancing issues as players move about the premises, have been established. Signage identifying these patterns, and providing reminders about physical distancing, wearing protective face coverings, and more, has been affixed throughout the club.
  • Staff, including management and facility maintenance teams, are on-site to make sure that the club remains safe and actively maintained at all times. We are also making sure that all distancing and sanitary protocols are followed by all players and by all staff members at all times.  
  • Please do not leave any equipment on the courts as it will be discarded.
  • We ask that you please limit your social time at the club until further notice. 

Corporate Guidelines

For an expanded list of COVID-19 Guidelines we have developed for use at all SPORTIME locations, please click here.

Updated: August 10, 2020 4:58pm