MASK UPDATE issued 11-20-2020
So, what is this funny named sport? Outside of being the fastest growing sport in America, this game is described as a combination of tennis, badminton and ping pong. The game is played on a badminton size court, utilizing a net like the one used in tennis, and the paddles are fashioned after ping pong paddles. The ball? It is a wiffle type ball. Most of our players are over 50 years old, but younger folks are welcome. Come check it out!!
Due to the popularity of the sport and limited indoor space - we are allocating certain times for certain styles of play. "Open" play is for all abilities. Recreational play is just that. Competitive players can play during this time - just realize the nature of play will be more relaxed. Competitive play is just that also. Recreational players are welcome to play, realize though that the style of play will be ramped up.
Pre-registration for Pickleball begins Monday October 19th, 2020.
March 17-April 23rd we will continue with our current Winter Instructions.
Rules and instructions will change for April 24th and beyond please stay tuned.
Due to Covid-19 we will have to make some changes as to how indoor Pickleball is run. Times slots are a little different from years past due to cleaning schedule and possible snow removal if needed. Pickleball time slots will have a limited amount of participants (10 participants for each time slot). Participants will have to pre-register online or by calling the recreation department at 924-8080 and payment would be made at the door please bring exact cash so cash doesn't need to be handled. We are very excited to be offering a program to our Pickleballers but PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES SO WE CAN CONTINUE PROGRAMS AT THE PCC. We are excited to offer this program and have the PCC open on a limited bases but with Covid things can change quickly.
March 17-April 23rd If weather is expected to be nice, we will move outdoors during these time slots and will let the registered participants know via email. Notifications about moving outdoors will be made by 4pm on the day preceding your reservation. Indoor Play- Masks will be worn at all times with the exception of Sunday night (during play only). While entering and exiting the building, masks must be worn. Outdoor Pickleball- masks will be optional during play. However, please respect everyone wishes and be considerate of one another. Outside of playing, if 6ft social distancing can't be met, masks are required via NH Mask Ordinance.
TIMES FOR PLAY - March 17-April 23rd
Indoor Location: Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm St
(PKA the Armory, across from Bowling Acres Grille)
Outdoor Location: Adams Tennis Courts 71 Union Street
Schedule is subject to change
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00am Competitive Play Masks Mandatory (firm end time)
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30pm Recreational Play Masks Mandatory (firm end time)
Thursdays, 9:30 to 11:00am – Recreational Play Masks Mandatory (firm end time)
Thursdays, 12:00 to 1:30pm - Competitive Play Masks Mandatory (firm end time)
Fridays, 9:30 to 11:00am – Competitive Play Masks Mandatory (firm end time)
Sundays, 4:00 to 6:00pm - Recreational Play Masks Optional (During Play Only) firm end time)
Covid-19 Policies and Procedures: These guidelines were created using New Hampshire’s Safer at Home Reopening Guidance.
- Participants will be screened by coordinator using Covid-19 screening questions and temperatures will be taken/recorded. If anyone answer yes to any of the questions or has a temp of 100.4 or higher you will be turned away.
Please self screen before arriving as well.
Covid-19 Screening questions:
i. Do you have any of the following symptoms of COVID-19:
1. Fever (a documented temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) or
are feeling feverish;
2. Respiratory symptoms such as a runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat,
cough, or shortness of breath;
3. General body symptoms such as muscle aches, chills, and severe fatigue;
4. Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; or
5. Changes in your sense of taste or smell?
ii. Have you been in close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed
to have had COVID-19 in the past 10 days? (Note: healthcare workers caring for
COVID-19 patients while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment are
not considered to have a close contact exposure and should answer “No” to this
iii. Domestic travel within the U.S. outside of New England no longer requires quarantine upon return to NH, although people are recommended to still follow CDC’s travel guidance, including wearing a well-fitted face mask while traveling, practicing social distancing, getting tested 3-5 days after travel (with a molecular or PCR-based test), and limiting public interactions after travel (even if not required to quarantine). Travelers/visitors to AND residents of NH need to self-quarantine for 10 days after the last date of any international travel (except for essential travel to/from Canada*), or travel on a cruise ship. Essential critical infrastructure employees should follow guidelines outlined in the NH DPHS Employer Travel, Screening, and Exclusion Guidance.
NOTE: You do NOT need to quarantine for 10 days or get tested for COVID-19 if either of the following apply:
- You are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and more than 14 days have passed since you received the second dose of your COVID-19 vaccine.
- You have previously tested positive for active COVID-19 infection (by PCR or antigen testing) in the last 90 days (if you had a previous infection that was more than 90 days ago, you must still follow all quarantine requirements)
- Masks must be worn at all times while in the building with the exception of when participants are on the court playing. (Mandatory Mask Time Slots Mask will always be worn including play time) Anyone waiting to get in the game and or on the sideline must be masked during all time slots. All participants waiting to get in the game need to remain on the sidelines, masked, and social distance from one another during all time slots.
- Hand sanitizer should be used upon entering the building.
- The gym will have one way exit and entry. Please enter the gym through the main Peterborough Community Center Gym entrance and when leaving the building please use the door in the back of the gym. It will be labeled.
- Please bring exact change for payment. $3pp per session. Drop money in box no one should be exchanging money.
- Participants must bring their own equipment. Equipment should be cleaned before being brought into the building and disinfected after being used. Nets will be set up by Coordinators & Staff.
- Do not arrive and enter the building more than 5 minutes before your allotted time. Participants must exit the gym as soon as their allotted time is over. Congregating and socializing are not permitted.
- Pre-Registration will be required go online at peterboroughrec.com or call the recreation department at 924-8080. Each session will be limited to 10 participants and no more than 2 courts will be available.
Please also follow USAPA Pickleball Return to play Guidance on Safe Return to Play.
Fee: The $3 walk-in rate can be paid in person each time you play. There is no Membership Rate.
***Although no transaction takes place when you register online, you must still follow the registration process through to the payment screen. Use the drop-down menu to indicate No Payment, then click Submit Payment. Only then will your name appear on the roster.
Also: Please fill out a liability form which includes emergency contact for you - just in case. Link to downloadable form is just below this text. Forms are also kept in the pickleball duffle bag at the PCC.