We Are Busy Preparing for the 2020 Season Opening
Our members have done incredible work painting, planting, and preparing for a safe opening. We have developed special COVID-19 procedures based on State, CDC, USTA, and member feedback. The play times and events described on this website have been changed due to the pandemic. If you're considering becoming a new member and would like to learn more, email us at info@CharlesRiverTennisClub.com. We hope to be welcoming new members to our Club in June.
Special COVID-19 Guidelines In Effect
Our Club is spread out across two sections which are more than one hundred feet apart and contain two courts each, called the Upper and Lower sections. In accordance with government restrictions, no more than 10 people are allowed in the Upper and Lower sections, respectively. Each court has it's own entrance/exit and parking area. In addition to daily disinfecting, all surfaces, chairs, and equipment are disinfected after every match. Hand sanitizer is provided at each court. Tennis matches are by reservation only at this time due to the pandemic. Only members with reserved court time are allowed on the property.
On clay, points and games are not won by power and speed alone. Rallies typically last longer as the pace is less slam-bang. Clay tends to teach the player needed patience and discipline. The clay surface helps players to learn how to build their points by working the angles and using more of the whole court. Your overall game becomes more complete on clay, and translates to more success on the harder surfaces. Clay court movements are more effective and less strenuous. The softer surface is easier on the body and reduces risk of injury.
Our club setting is park-like, court temperatures are cooler, and shoes and balls hold up longer. Matches on clay are more interesting, more entertaining, and more fun - both for the players and the observers.
Enjoy our approach to open tennis where you can visit the club whenever you want within the indicated windows. You will then be worked into an unscheduled doubles match (or set) without undue waiting time.