AATC Tennis leagues are suspended for 3 weeks (11/18/20)

    In accordance with the Governor's order, All Chippewa programming (including AATC leagues) are suspended for the next 3 weeks. All of us fall players have one week of play credit (or refund) available with AATC/Chippewa. As it stands now, I expect that we will re-start the league play in December - the dates and rules to be announced, but I think it is safe to assume that masks would be required during play (they are for the next 3 weeks). I have played with a mask myself earlier this week and while it was a quite intense tennis lesson, I barely paid attention to it after initial few minutes. Amazingly enough, it held up very well and can be used again and I used a disposable paper mask.

    I have contacted Michigan senator Jeff Irwin's ofice for clarification of the order as I think that tennis play naturally complies with Additional Mitigation Measures as listed in the Governor's order (when wearing masks). I plan to reach out to Michigan HHS Department as well and I will keep you updated on any developments as we work with Chippewa on future procedures.

    Please email me any ideas or suggestions you have


    New COVID Procedures at Chippewa Club (11/18/20)

    Chippewa will implement the following changes effective tomorrow, Wednesday, November 18, in accordance with the Governor's order.

    You must wear a mask at all times in the club. This includes when you are playing on the court. This is nonnegotiable. There are many companies making masks specifically for athletic use that are not too bad. Let me know if you need ideas.

    All Chippewa programming will be suspended for the next 3 weeks. This includes all adult classes and leagues and all junior programming. We will reschedule the Showdowns in 2021. Private lessons are available. You can have as many as 3 players and a pro on the court. No more than 3 players will be allowed in private lessons for the next 3 weeks.

    Seasonal court time will be allowed, but you must stay on your court. If you are part of a seasonal group with more than 4 players, you can switch partners on your court, but you cannot switch courts.

    Courts are open for random court time use. Please call the club to make reservations.

    This is not new, but please do not show up too early for your court. If you show up more than 10 minutes before play, please stay in your car or go downstairs to the fitness area to warm up. The goal is not to have large amounts of people in our small waiting area at once.

    The goal is to minimize the amount of contacts we have in order to stay safe. As I have said before, we are all in this together. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. As always, if you feel at all sick, stay home! We want everyone to feel comfortable when they come in to the club.