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,