Court 4 Pickleball Reservations. Until we can make adjustments to our online court reservation tool, booking the second pickleball court on court 4 will need to be by email to OSRC@bluechiptennis.net.
Reminder: Tennis and Pickleball Guest Fees Apply Year-Round. With the close of the swim season, we want to remind members that as announced at the beginning of the season, the $3 per guest fee applies year-round. They can be deposited in the tennis shack drop-box in the envelopes provided or deposited by mail using this form.
While our collection rate has improved over last year, we are aware that some members are not paying the fee for their tennis or pickleball guests. This is unfair to the members who regularly pay for their guests and detracts from the value of your Club membership by providing a free benefit to those who pay no dues.
The Board has directed us to improve compliance with this policy. To that end, Blue Chip staff will verify whether players are guests or not. Members reserving a court will receive an email request to verify all players constituting the reservation. You will be asked to identify all players by first and last names on the reservation. Eventually, our online reservation system will be able to do this automatically.
To those who follow this policy regularly, thank you for your support. We value your compliance and will work to assure that everyone shares in this responsibility. Tennis Guest Fee FAQ
Use our Court Reservation Tool. To make a reservation go to the “Reserve a Court” menu on the Tennis menu of the Club website. Instructions can be found HERE. We know this tool needs further improvement, and will continue to work with our vendor on additional improvements, and to resolve any “bugs.” If you have an existing reservation and it doesn’t appear in the conversion, please contact the Pros at OSRC@bluechiptennis.net.
Tennis Rules Are Updated Beginning April 1, 2021. The Tennis Rules have been updated. To view or download a copy of the rules with key changes highlighted, click HERE.
Restringing Service Provided by Blue Chip Tennis
Please contact the Pro at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for your racquet to be restrung.
All Courts Are Subject to Covid-19 Social Distancing and Hygiene Guidance
Pickleball is now permitted without exceptions.
All Pickleball play must be reserved online and all players must be named on the reservation.
OSRC has a ball machine available for members to use free of charge. It’s easy to set up and control by using your smartphone. Select a preset drill or go into manual mode. To reserve it email our Pro, Patrick Escalambre, or book it online.
Early Bird Hours. Members can now reserve courts from 6-8 a.m. To help relieve some of the limitations on court availability, we have opened up the Book a Court tool on the OSRC website for reservations from 6 to 8 a.m. Some members have requested earlier times for lessons due to the heat occurring later in the day. Hopefully, this will provide casual players with more opportunity to book court time as well. Pickleball will not be allowed from 6 – 8 a.m. due to the distinctive noise that may be disruptive to neighbors during those hours.
Please bear with us as we try our best to manage the unprecedented demand for court time. If there’s a silver lining in this pandemic, it’s that our tennis program is growing.
Please Remember to Cancel Reservations if Your Plans Change. It’s been brought to our attention that some members are reserving courts then failing to cancel when their plans change. This takes otherwise available courts out of play for up to two hours. With the increased demand we’re experiencing this season, we can’t have courts tied up unused. Please be sure to cancel your court reservations as soon as you know your plans have changed. Thanks for your courtesy.
Donate Your Old Tennis Racquets to OSRC
Help our “Loaner” Program. Do you have old racquets that the kids have outgrown? Others you have replaced with newer ones? We want to have a supply of “Loaner” racquets and balls available for people to check out so they can try their hand at tennis during breaks from swimming. We hope this will stimulate more interest among our junior members to explore more formal participation in our great tennis program. Just drop them at the pool reception desk or the tennis office. All sizes welcome.
Tennis Program Report to the Membership. HERE is the Tennis Program Report given at the annual membership meeting on October 28.
Join the OSRC Tennis Facebook Page
Want easily accessible up-to-date information on the OSRC Tennis Program? Attend a Tennis Social? Want to organize a match with other members? Join our members-only Facebook community. Simply click HERE and ask to join. When you get to the page just click on the box, “+ JOIN GROUP.” We will then notify you of your acceptance. Not on Facebook? Join first at www.facebook.com. Information will also continue to be posted on the Club’s website www.osrc.us Guidelines: The OSRC Tennis Facebook page is a meeting place for members of the tennis community of The Oakton Swim and Racquet Club, Oakton, VA. Look here for tennis program information, facility news and other fun stuff. No politics and only respectful dialogue allowed. See the full guidelines at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OSRCTennis/about
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