Adjusted rules Amstelpark Tennis and Padel

Adjusted rules Amstelpark Tennis and Padel

Everything on this page applies to everyone who visits Amstelpark including tennis players, padel players and parents.

The government has decided that we are allowed to start playing tennis and padel again on our outdoor courts from May 11th 2020. We are very happy that this is the case. To do this in a safe and responsible manner, we al need to abide by a set of very important rules. This is crucial in order to create a sustainable situation for everyone.

We have created a plan of action based on the measures and guidelines set forth by the government and the protocols from the Dutch Tennis Federaton (KNLTB). The health and safety of our students, members, guests and teachers remain our number one priority. It is imperative that you read the information below attentively if you/your child is coming to Amstelpark for summer tennis/padel lessons or a court reservation (tennis and padel).

We expect everyone who plans to visit our park to be fully aware of all the information on this web page. It is also an expectation that everyone will abide by the rules and regulations unconditionally. 

The Amstelpark Tennis and Padel Team
All teachers and staff of Amstelpark Tennis and Padel will be extensively instructed on how to act in this new situation. They will all abide by the same rules and regulations that are in place for everyone. They will take the lead in order to make sure everything is in compliance with the rules. We therefore expect everyone to follow their instructions unconditionally. We will try our absolute best to communicate as completely and clearly as possible to create a situation where everyone knows what to expect and what is expected of them.

General basic rules
By now, everyone will probably be very familiar with the rules an measures below as they apply to our daily lives, whether we are at home, at work, in a public space or at the tennis/padel club.

  • Keep a minimum of 1.5 metres distance from others
  • Don't shake hands
  • Wash your hand regularly with water and soap for a minimum of 20 seconds
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow and use paper tissues
  • Stay home if you have 1 or more of the following symptoms: a nose cold, runny nose, light cough, sneezing, throat ache or a fever (38 degrees or higher)
  • Stay home someone you live in the same house with has any of the following symptoms: fever (38 degrees or higher) or breathing difficulties
  • Travel alone as much as possible

Specific rules for tennis/padel players and their parents
Below you'l find some important rules that apply specifically to you and your parents as you come to Amstelpark to play tennis/padel.

  • Come to the park by yourself as much as possible. If not possible, than bring only one person from the same household with you
  • Come on foot or by bike as much as possible. Avoid public transportation where you can.
  • Come to your lesson/reservation on time, but not any earlier than 10 minutes before the start
  • Leave the park directly after your lesson/reservation has finished
  • Parents are welcome to drop their child off at the entrance to the park. After the kids have been dropped off, parents will need to leave the premises. Always keep 1.5 metres distance from others
  • Make sure you have been to the toilet at home
  • Bring your own towel and water bottle filled with water
  • Come to your lesson/reservation dressed in your practice gear (sports outfit)
  • Wash your hands before and after each lesson
  • Kids up to 12 years of age do not have to keep 1.5 metres distance from each other.
  • Kids aged 13 through 18 and adults have to keep 1.5 metres distance from each other and the teacher at all times
  • Always listen to the teacher and other Amstelpark staff members
  • Don't sit on a bench together and don't give high fives or handshakes
  • Only come to the park if you have a lesson or reservation. Without a lesson or reservation, access to the park will be denied.

The situation at the tennis park
The circumstances under which the tennis/padel lessons/reservations will take place in this new situation will be distinctly different from what you might be used to. You can of course expect our usual high quality of teaching. Below you'll find some points that will be different compared to the 'normal' situation:

  • All tennis/padel will take place on our outdoor courts. As soon as the government decides that we are allowed, all recreational tennis lessons will more than likely move indoors again. Normally, alle recreational lessons are on the indoor courts, also during the summer season.
  • The indoor courts will not be accessible
  • The clubhouse will remain closed until at least June 1st 2020
  • There will be no access to the locker rooms
  • There will be acces to toilets for tennis/padel players only. Parents are not allowed to use the toilets.
  • Our teachers will keep a minimum of 1.5 metres distance at all times
  • Parents/friends/family are not allowed to stay at the park to watch tennis lessons/reservations. We understand that most parents will not like this measure, but we all have to take our responsibility and help prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. The kids are in good expert hands with us
  • Teachers, staff members and supervisors of Amstelpark Tennis and Padel will enforce the rules at the park. This means that they wil respectfuly talk to those who do not abide by the rules and guidelines. This is normal practice at Amstelpark, but the current situation may show cause for this to be needed more regularly. We do this because we all have to adjust, work hard and stay flexible if we want to continue to be able to play tennis/padel. This is ony possible if all of us stick to the rules and guidelines that apply.

What happens when it rains?
Tennis lessons:
Normally, recreational lessons always take place on our indoor courts, also during the summer season. This is also the case for the younger players in our selection program. The older slection players normally play outdoors and have the ability to move indoors in case of bad weather. Currently, we do not yet have the luxury of using the indoor courts, simply because it isn't allowed. All lessons will take place on the outdoor courts. This means we will have to work according to a rain policy for lessons that have to be cancelled. In case of lessons that need to be cancelled as a direct result of bad weather / rain, the following rules apply*:

  • The first canceled lesson will be made up by us at a later time (tbd)
  • The second canceled lesson will not be made up
  • The third canceled lesson will be made up by us at a later time (tbd)
  • all other canceled lesson will not be made up

*This only applies to lessons that are canceled due to bad weather / rain. Lessons that are missed by students for reasons not caused by Amstelpark Tennis will not be made up at a later time. This is the responsibility of the student.

Members and regular court rental reservations:
In case of bad weather/rain the outdoorcourts may be closed. If you are a member, your reservation will be cancelled and you can try to plan one for another time. Paying guests who have rented a court through our online reservation system will receive a credit for court rental to be used for a reservation at a later time. You will not be personally contacted about canceled reservations. Instead we have a page on our website where you can check the status of the courts for that day.

Outdoor court status

We are incredibly happy to be allowed to make these first steps towards 'normal' again. We would like to thank everyone beforehand for their cooperation in abiding by the rules and guidelines on this page. It is very important that we get a chance to play sports again. Our teachers can't wait to get on the court again. If you have any question please send us an email at tennis@amstelpark.nl