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TENNIS SUPER CLINIC NEXT WEEK
July 13 to July 17

Super Clinic is a three-hour block of technical training, team competition, and games, games, and more games.  Includes PFC T-shirt and PFC Socks, $239.00
Ages 5 to 10 are at 9:00 am to Noon
Ages 10 - 17 are ages 12:30 to 3:30

Please register via email at jmercer@fieldclub.org

All junior programs are divided into developmentally appropriate groups based on age, ability and experience.  Thank you!





Reminder: You are required to sign up in advance by texting Jess at (412)606-5295 

We have to ask that you are very diligent about signing up as we fill up quickly, we MUST abide by the social distancing guidelines set forth to us. We do not want to send children home if we are full and they did not sign up, but this practice will have to start effective immediately.  Thank you for your understanding as we navigate through these new and challenging times together.
Starting this Tuesday May 19th

Tuesday’s 
4-6 yr olds 3-4
7-9 yr olds 3-4:30
10 and up 4:30-6

Wed 
4-6 yr olds 3-4 
7-9 yr olds 3-4:30
10 and up 4:30-6

Thur 
4-6 yr olds 3-4
7-9 3-4:30
10 and up 4:30-6

Sat 
4-6 yr olds 10:30-11:30
7-9 yr olds 10-11:30
10 and up 11:30-1
TENNIS GUIDELINES
In preparation for the opening of the tennis season on
   PROVIDE A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT
*The PFC Tennis Committee has asked that if you do not cancel 24 hours in advance and are a no show you will be charged for your spot.  We have very limited space due to this unprecedented circumstance so we must use all available spaces possible to be fair to all.  Thank you for your understanding!
  1.  Clean all surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, and toilets several times per day.
  2. All common area chairs and tables should be stacked, roped off or removed from the area to prevent congregating and touching.
  3. All court gates will be tied open.
  4. Regularly remind and encourage everyone, especially juniors, of the need to wash hands often and adopt the other principles of a good hygiene strategy.
  5. Display signage about hand washing and hygiene techniques at strategic points such as sinks, eating areas, drinking areas, and on the side of the court.
  6. Limit use of indoor spaces by keeping all locker area and showers closed.
  7. You must bring your own equipment, no demos, and return it to your vehicle once complete.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE FOR PLAY-YOU MUST MAKE AN ONLINE RESERVATION
  1.  YOU MUST MAKE AN ONLINE RESERVATION
  2. Even for clinics-YOU MUST MAKE A RESERVATION
  3. Masks are required upon arrival, departure, in the hut and for restroom use, no gathering.
  4. Bring your own drink and towel.
  5. There will be no chairs or tables to start the season
  6. Do not play if: you are exhibiting any symptoms of corona virus, mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CVC.  DO not play if you have been in contact with someone with covid19 in the last 14 days or if you are a vulnerable individual.    
PREPARING TO PLAY (protect against infections)
  1. Wash your hands with disinfectant soap and water for 20 seconds.
  2. Clean and wipe down equipment including rackets and water bottles.  DO not share rackets or other equipment such as wristband, grips or towels.
  3. Bring a full drink.
  4.  If you need to sneeze or cough do into a tissue or upper sleeve.
  5. Arrive as close as possible to when you need to be there.
  6. Avoid touching court gates, benches and fences if possible.
WHEN PLAYING
1. Try to stay at least 6 feet apart from other players.
2. DO not make physical contact such as handshakes or high fives.
3.  Avoid touching your face after handling a ball.
4.  Do not share food, drinks or towels.
5.  Remain apart from other players when taking a break.
6.  If a ball comes from another court send it back with a kick or with your racket.
AFTER PLAYING
  1. Leave the court as soon as reasonably possible.
  2. Wash your hands thoroughly or use a hand sanitizer after coming off the court.
  3. Do not use locker room or shower. 
  4. No extra-curricular or social activity should take place.  Please don’t congregate after play.
  5. All players should leave the facility immediately after play.
COACHING
Group coaching will be limited to 5 or less per court
People MUST make a reservation for clinics, no walk-ons permitted.
  1. Group coaching should take place where full social distancing is possible.
  2.  Group coaching should be limited to small groups.
  3. Teaching professionals should be assigned to a specific court.
  4. Position the players at well-spaced positions.
  5. Personal equipment will be used only.
  6. Avoid players handling coach’s equipment.
    
 
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Meet Your Tennis Pro

Name

John Mercer

Title

Head Tennis Professional

Head Tennis Professional John Mercer, USPTA Certified, has been with the Pittsburgh Field Club for 26 years. His wife Laurie is an assistant tennis pro here as well.

John did his undergraduate work at Penn State University, and he holds a master’s degree from the University of Texas. To this day, he maintains his ties to the college scene by serving as Marshall University’s head tennis coach.

According to John, the best part about being at the Field Club is “teaching a life-long sport and working with a great membership.” He’s also proud that he’s had a hand in “helping to build the PFC tennis program into the best in Pittsburgh,” not to mention “building the Marshall University Tennis program into a top-50 Division 1 team.”

As the father of Cassie, J.J. and A.J. (12, 8 and 3, respectively) the 46-year-old stays youthful and energetic, thanks to “their enthusiasm about life.” His work at the club helps, too.

Head Tennis Professional John Mercer, USPTA Certified, has been with the Pittsburgh Field Club for 26 years. His wife Laurie is an assistant tennis pro here as well.

John did his undergraduate work at Penn State University, and he holds a master’s degree from the University of Texas. To this day, he maintains his ties to the college scene by serving as Marshall University’s head tennis coach.

According to John, the best part about being at the Field Club is “teaching a life-long sport and working with a great membership.” He’s also proud that he’s had a hand in “helping to build the PFC tennis program into the best in Pittsburgh,” not to mention “building the Marshall University Tennis program into a top-50 Division 1 team.”

As the father of Cassie, J.J. and A.J. (12, 8 and 3, respectively) the 46-year-old stays youthful and energetic, thanks to “their enthusiasm about life.” His work at the club helps, too.

“Whenever you deal with children on a daily basis, there is always something funny,” John notes, “but listening to Coach Cowher trying to get his daughter to move her feet on the tennis court was great.”
 

Tennis Court Rules

  1. All players will be required to be appropriately dressed in white regulation tennis attire. Predominant color must be white.
  2. Only smooth-soled tennis shoes are permitted on courts. Other type shoes will not be permitted.
  3. Absolutely no swim suits, jeans, cutoffs, tee shirts nor other casual wear will be permitted on courts.
  4. All men and boys must wear shirts on the courts.
  5. Guest fees will be posted and charged.
  6. "Juniors" are considered 17 years of age and younger.
  7. Juniors playing with adults are considered adult players.
  8. Events will be posted on Tennis Bulletin Board.
  9. No children under the age of seven will be permitted unattended in the tennis court area even though their parents may be playing.
  10. All lessons must be sanctioned by the Club Pro or the Tennis Committee; further, currently teaching or touring Pros may not participate in Tournaments
  1. Reservations for courts are online. Click on the Reserve My Court icon or button on the beggining of this page.
  2. Courts may be reserved 48 hours in advance on the exact hour. Courts will be reserved for only a one hour period.
  3. No player may play more than two hours per day on reserved courts.
  4. No player will be permitted to succeed himself on the courts.
  5. Reservations will be held for 15 minutes after the appointed starting time.
  6. In the event a scheduled player does not show up or becomes ill or injured, thereby leaving a group shorthanded, a player who has previously played may fill in after checking with the Pro.
  7. Use of unreserved courts: In the event a court is still unreserved 15 minutes before the hour and it has not been filled by the "stand-by" list kept by the Pro, then, at the Pro's discretion, the court may be given to a casual arrival or to a player or players who have previously played.
  8. Names of all players must be registered at the tennis hut before beginning play.