ALWAYS A PLACE FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
We are pleased to communicate that the Health Department has authorized us to reopen BRC. Our first day of operation will be Sunday, May 3. There are, however, stringent guidelines to which we must adhere. This is a link to those guidelines from the Kern County Health Department Click here
We have designed our procedures to meet or exceed those guidelines, protect the health of our members and staff, and allow you to start again enjoying the club. The return to normal operation will occur in stages. We will need your continued cooperation and flexibility as we work our way through this.
All CDC guidelines for public places must be followed. Maintain social distancing, avoid touching surfaces, wash your hands, and stay home if you are ill. Masks are required for staff members and are recommended for members when they are not on the court. Minimizing interpersonal contact is the objective.
No guests are allowed. Only members may use the facilities.
The pools and fitness center will not reopen at this time.
Pickleball is scheduled to reopen on May 14. Those courts are in the process of being stripped down to the concrete and repainted to address the paint bubbling problems we have experienced.
Tennis courts will be available by reservation only during this transition period.
Singles and doubles play is permitted. The USTA and Health Department allow but do not recommend a doubles partner who is not a member of one’s own household. We will not restrict doubles partners, but they cannot be changed during a playing session.
The club will be open from 7 AM to 8 PM daily. Reservations must be made no more than 24 hours in advance and must include the full names of all players. A player may not be part of more than one reservation at a time. Reservations can only be made in person or by direct phone conversation. Voice mails, texts, and emails do not constitute a confirmed reservation. Reservations for play on May 3 will be taken between 9 AM and 1 PM Saturday at (661) 325- 8652. Thereafter, reservation requests can be made during regular operating hours.
Court reservations will be 60 minutes for singles and 90 minutes for doubles. Players are to wait in their car until five minutes before your reservation begins. Gate entry will be provided by a member of our staff. Players are expected to leave the premises as soon as they complete their match.
Each player must bring his / her own racquet, balls, (plenty of) water, towel, hand sanitizer, and chair. All chairs and benches have been removed. Balls must be marked and can only be touched by their owner. Players are not to change sides during the match.
The Pro Shop will be closed. Ball purchases and other transactions must be charged to one’s account. Locker rooms will be closed. Restrooms will be open.
Due to the limited nature of this reopening, May dues will be charged as communicated a few days ago – 50% of normal unless other arrangements have been made. We are deeply appreciative of the large number of members who elected to provide additional support by staying at 100%.
Private lessons may be scheduled for individuals or households.
Many of these procedures will make us uncomfortable. That is a sacrifice we must make in order to return to the courts. We need everyone’s commitment to comply so that we can all start to enjoy the club again while staying safe.
Janet Bell Patrick Birchfield Pete Bozanich
Michele Buoni Tracy Burrell. Laurie Haagsma
Steve Holloway Cindy Seibly Jerry Matthews