Greetings Hobson West residents.
We are all taking one day at a time, waiting for things to “open up” slowly.
As soon as all of the information is available for the latest changes in the the Governor’s orders, we will be reviewing it as it pertains to outdoor activities, like tennis. Hopefully we will be able to get some lessons in at some point this summer. At this point, I would like to receive registration forms from ANYONE INTERESTED in lessons, if we are able to offer them. We may or may not be able to offer lessons to non-residents. It will depend on limits set by IDPH.
As I mentioned in my previous post, until I know how many weeks we can offer, I can’t give cost totals. But I would really like to determine interest level and numbers per age group , in case we are limited by number of kids that can attend at the same time.
If interested, please print out last year’s registration form and fill out information at top, and choice of days, M/W or T/TH. I would collect payment when cost is determined. Of course we will be continuing with distancing and masks, and other IDPH guidelines, as directed. Please put forms in my porch bucket ASAP so that I can organize ahead of time. Any questions, feel free to contact me.
2019 Hobson West Tennis Registration Form
Hobson West Tennis Waiver Form
I hope that you are doing well during this difficult time. We are all hoping that things will turn around very soon!
I wanted to give everyone an update for our 2020 Tennis Lessons. Obviously, we are waiting for everyone to be given the green light to start opening up our businesses and community. We do not know exactly when that will be, or how quickly it will be done. We will be waiting for updates from IDPH and the Governor as to when our HW programs may get the approval to move forward.
I am fairly sure that we will NOT be running our normal summer schedule for tennis. I am thinking that we may be able to get in a few weeks, possibly starting in July. The HW HOA Board will continue discussions for timeline.
Depending on the restrictions that may be in place as we start to “open up”, we may have to limit the number of kids per age group. This may not be an issue, depending on the number signing up. I will, as always, give preference to residents before others for registration.
What I would like to do is ask those interested to mail/drop off registrations to me, WITHOUT PAYMENT. (Until I know what kind of schedule we may have, I will not know the total charges. The per hr. rates will not change). Just use the registration and waiver forms that are on our website from last year. Fill in the name, age, phone,etc. at the top, and what days would be preferred, M/W or T/TH. Don’t fill in any $$ amounts at the bottom. I will date the registrations as I received them. I want to have this information, so that if we are able to run at least one session I will have a head start to get organized. I will then let everyone know what the charges will be when dates for lessons are determined.
Also, we will have Coach Jonathan with us again! Please share this info and let me know if you have questions.
The 2019 summer season is fast approaching! Registration is beginning May 1st. Jonathan Diamond, from Five Star Tennis Center will be our “Coach” again this year.
As is the past, lesson times will coordinate with swim team times, giving our youth the opportunity to be involved in both activities, if desired. This means that tennis lessons are grouped by age, not necessarily “ability” levels. Coach Jonathan will be using the USTA guidelines for teaching. Within each group, he will do his best to group those of similar play ability together within that group. We will do our best to be sure that our kids have the best experience possible.
Some age groups may be larger than others and we may need to adjust times, if necessary, but will work with everyone to avoid conflicts.
- Registration will begin with Hobson West Residents, followed by Non-resident Pool/swim team members and then Non-residents, in that order.
- This year we will be running TWO sessions: (sign up for one or both sessions)
SESSION 1: Monday, June 10- Friday, June 28 (3 weeks)
SESSION 2: Monday, July 8 – Friday, August 2 (4 weeks)
There will be NO SCHEDULED LESSONS the week of the 4th of July holiday. Instead, some days this week MAY be used for makeups, if needed.
- Class size MAY be limited if necessary. We will work on making adjustments for age groups that may have more than 14 per class choice. It is helpful that some people are flexible on days of the week, in case too many are choosing the same option.
- Registration options are M/W or T/Th. This gives the best opportunity for all to participate. * As in the past, IF space allows, we will be able to open it up to all four days, but it may not be possible for every age group. *
- Lesson MAKE-UPS
We will NOT have any make-up lessons for an absence due to personal reasons. (i.e. No-shows, other commitments or conflicts, etc.) Make up lessons will be for weather related delay or cancellations ONLY, (unless discussed with Director, Diane Bates) and at the time that Coach Jonathan assigns. (Do not come to another class session for make-up unless arranged with Coach ahead of time.) Weather issues may require some classes to be postponed on any given day, and not the other classes. When possible, make-ups may be done later the same day or on Friday. There will be notification at the time of cancellation as to what your class will be doing. Planned vacation absences can be made up, but ONLY by informing us ahead of time. Please let Diane Bates know your vacation schedule, if known, on your registration forms.
- DON’T FORGET — we have a TWITTER account! This is where Coach will notify of any weather associated delays or class changes. (The pool may not have the information)Follow on TWITTER: @Hobson_West or find the feed on the Hobson West homepage.
We are looking forward to another successful, fun-filled season!!
Contact Diane Bates with questions, concerns, comments. 630-248-9820