How we can help

Urgent Please Read

I trust this finds you happy, healthy and doing what you can to help stop the spread of this terrible virus. Hopefully, the worst is behind us and we’ll be back to “a new” normal soon.  League play, however, may take a little longer.

The USTA has now suspended play through May 31st.  I know that COUSTA is working on match schedules for Mixed 18+, Daytime Doubles, and 55+.  After May 1st, which is the deadline for Adult 18+, they will begin working on those matches, as well, so all will be ready to go once USTA gives the green light.

During these trying times the NJTC Board recognizes this virus has disrupted events of greater importance than our passion for tennis.  Although we don’t know of any illnesses among our membership, we do know many who own and operate small businesses which have been significantly impacted.  We value the well-being of our members and want to do what we can to help.

Therefore, our plan is to repurpose our May NJTC Magazine by making it a “Special Edition” in an effort to help those businesses that are struggling. We haven’t been sending monthly magazines due to inactivity. However, now is the time to publish our next edition as a resource for those who are in need of a little assistance, and for those who would like to provide it.

If you own/operate a small business and would like to be included in this issue:

Please submit a short paragraph to socials@njtc.com answering the following questions by Tuesday April 21st

  • Who you are
  • What business you own
  • How COVID-19 has impacted your business
  • What people can do to help

If you would like to help

Please open and read the magazine coming your way later this month and frequent those businesses listed when possible.

We have a tight knit community and I know many in our club would like to reach out in support. This is an unprecedented, unusual and unsettling time for all, however, with generosity and compassion we can get through this together successfully.

I hope our May magazine will provide a little relief, and that we’ll all be back together on the court soon.

 

Take good care,

Jen Stiebeling