Update on reopening tennis courts

Update regarding reopening of Arvada City Tennis Courts and the Apex Tennis Center

With the ATC reopening on Saturday, many have asked me when the city courts will be unlocked and open for play.  Knowing that the City of Arvada has extended their facility closure till May 30th, I sent an email asking for clarification regarding the reopening of tennis courts specifically.  Their response is as follows:

Hi, Jennifer. While our facilities closure is currently in place until May 30, our City recovery team is currently exploring ways to lift the restrictions on some recreational activities, including tennis courts, sooner. We will provide updates here: https://arvada.org/residents/resilient-arvada/coronavirus-covid-19/city-services-update-covid-19. I will include your request in the citizen request log, which helps leadership consider the needs of our residents. Thanks for reaching out. If we can be of further assistance, let us know. Be well. Cindy  

I responded back to Cindy with a plea, on behalf of all tennis players in Arvada, that the courts be opened sooner than later. After sending that plea I received very good news from the ATC regarding their position on masked play, which I know has been a concern for some players. Apex has amended their language on this subject to read:

To help ensure the safety of ATC staff and the community, masks are required when entering or exiting the facility.  All players are encouraged to wear a face mask (including while playing) on the indoor and outdoor courts.

It should be expected that we all wear masks when entering or exiting the facility for the safety of the staff. However the language has now softened regarding masks while playing.  If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask while playing, please do so!!!, but it is no longer “required”.  

Hope to see you all out on the court soon. I’m booking my court for next week shortly!!!

Do what you can to stay active while doing what you must to stay safe,


April 28th Status

Hello NJTC Members,

If you reside in the Apex Park and Rec District you have most likely received information regarding the opening of the Arvada Tennis Center. If you missed it, or if you live outside the District, I have included a link here which will give you a plethora of information regarding new policy and procedures which will be enforced once they open on May 9th.  As time goes on and our health forecast improves, I hope that some of these precautions will be eased, but for now all players at the ATC must abide.

I don’t have an update on other Arvada city courts other than they seem to mirror the Jefferson County Stay-at-Home order which has been extended through May 8. 

As you know USTA league play has been suspended through May 31st.  We remain hopeful that play will resume before June 7th, in which case we will be able to play most leagues in two “Seasons”.

First Season
USTA Mixed 18 & Over  
USTA Adult 18 & Over  **  
USTA Adult 55 & Over    
CTA Women’s Daytime Doubles   
**NOTE: The Roster Deadline for USTA Adult 18 & Over is this Friday, May 1st

Second Season
ITA Mixed
CTA Twilight 
CTA Adult 65 & Over
CTA Women’s Summer Daytime

Sure is an interesting time we live in!  Please stay healthy and we’ll get through this together.