Our members have done incredible work painting, planting, and preparing for a safe opening. The play times, events and membership information described on this website have been changed due to the pandemic. If you're considering becoming a new member, find out how to be added to our waiting list. Email us at info@CharlesRiverTennisClub.com.
Face Covering Mandate
On August 11, 2020, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued revised orders specifically regarding gatherings. CRTC is following the order which requires face coverings at events when 10 or more people from different households attend a gathering. Six feet of separation is also required. In addition, we have developed special COVID-19 procedures based on State, CDC, USTA, and member feedback to ensure safe play for the community. We require physical distancing and that face coverings be worn if proper distancing is not possible. In addition to daily disinfecting, all surfaces, chairs, and equipment are disinfected after every match. Hand sanitizer is provided at each court. Clubhouse occupancy is limited to two people at one time.
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.