Anticipation and excitement continues to build, now that the Apex Tennis Center project is 50% completed. Viewing is best from the corner parking lot of the office building, or across the street. The Ralston Creek Trail remains open, so you can walk around facility perimeter.
Majority of the exterior walls are up, roofing insulation/panels currently being installed, post tension forming for the indoor courts looks ready for pouring, curb and gutter is in; chain link going up on the outside courts and the mid-way is complete. Crews are on the job 7 days a week. Our target date for the soft opening of the Apex Tennis Center, remains January 5th.
The one change to the plan involves the opening date for the outdoor courts. The contractor notified us late last week that the playing surface for the outdoor courts will be installed in April or May of 2018. We are beyond having the consistent temperatures required to allow the work to be completed. A minimum of 55 degree for 72 hours, is needed, to install the color coating system and have it cure correctly. Yes, I am disappointed as many of you are, but not surprised. What’s most important is that the work is done correctly, and if we have to wait a bit longer, then so be it. This delay will impact Trio, Mixed, 18 +, and potentially a few more of those early May leagues, based on spring weather conditions. Rest assured Jen, Mitzi and I will take care of your playing needs. The player support we received this past year, was amazing. We just need it a bit longer, ok? Also on our plates will be the completion of the Majestic View project. This is a City of Arvada project that had weather delays and hit some scheduling snags. So, positive energy for an early spring.
I have received a few inquiries related to how the facility will be programmed. More information will be available in time for the launching of our MaxGalaxy registration system on Dec. 4th. I’m still tweaking some things, so don’t feel comfortable releasing dates/times quite yet. Please use this time to go onto the Apex website to learn the steps to set up your MaxGalaxy account. This system will drive class registrations, booking court time, reserving a spot in a drill session, etc. Once our Head Pro comes on board, there will be tweaking of the current programming and then planning for summer. Youth programming is Monday thru Thursday from 3:30-6 and on Saturdays. Our Adult Lesson program has been rocking it on Saturday mornings/Sunday afternoons, so that will continue. Lessons will be added on Tuesday mornings. You will see Stroke of the Week (Mon/Fri lunchtime), Drills, Drill and Play, and Cardio Tennis (currently in the fine-tuning stages). Friday and Saturday evening programming will be more social in nature and an opportunity to draw new players to the facility. I have a few in house leagues scheduled, over the winter and want to add a Top Dog format and a boot camp to help teams prepare for the season. A programmer is only as good as the instructors needed to run many on these programs.
Thank you for the many phone calls/emails regarding the permanent court time lottery. There have been some great questions. The intention of the lottery is to give all individuals and groups an equitable opportunity to secure permanent court time, with residents receiving priority. Please come to the lottery party with an ID, showing you live in Arvada. That is how you get the Golden Ticket! If your family is trying to secure more than one block of time, but sure to bring that family member with you. If you have a specific day/time in mind, have as many residents from your group, attend, to increase your odds of getting the time you want. If you no longer need your Golden Ticket, it can get placed back into our hopper. Bottom line is to be prepared and have your strategy in place. Once your ticket is pulled, you have 2 minutes to choose your time. Lottery rules and available time slots will be on the club website and are currently available at apexprd.org. Let me know if you would like to receive an electronic copy.
The phone connection at the ATC is a bit squirrely, due to the electrical work taking place, so please reach out to me via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions, comments, and items of discussing needing clarification.
See you on the court,
Here is more information about the lottery: