Recreation

55+ Programming

Municipal Tennis & Pickelball Courts reopen!


As of Friday, May 22, municipal outdoor tennis courts and municipal pickleball courts in Hamilton have reopened. All users must continue to maintain two metres of physical distance from other users and should remember to practice good hand hygiene.

Tennis Club Re-Opening Guidelines

These guidelines are meant to provide a basic outline for organizations that operate tennis clubs on behalf of the City of Hamilton to follow in crafting their own protocols.

Mandatory Actions

Physical / social distancing

  • Players, volunteers, and staff must be 2 metres apart at all times, including while performing season opening cleaning and setup, waiting for court time, court changeovers, and celebrations (e.g., no high fives or hand shakes);
  • A maximum of five people per court will be allowed (e.g., 2 players per side and one coach);
  • Doubles players must reside in the same household;
  • Provide a buffer between scheduled court times to prevent congregating and allow for cleaning of high touch surfaces;
  • Cancel events such as tournaments or lessons if unable to ensure appropriate physical distancing and equipment handling; and
  • Remove all tables and chairs from common areas to discourage congregating.

Access

  • Players, staff, and volunteers must not visit the club if they:
    • Are exhibiting flu-like symptoms or any known COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, difficulty breathing, etc.);
    • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 and/or flu-like symptoms in the previous 14 days;
    • Have been outside of Canada in the previous 14 days; and/or
    • Are considered vulnerable or at risk (e.g., elderly individuals or those suffering from a chronic medical condition).
  • If an individual has symptoms of COVID-19, they should be told to self-isolate at home, encouraged to complete Ontario’s self-assessment tool and to call their primary care provider or Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) or Public Health Services (905-974-9848) for an assessment; and
  • Public health will provide advice regarding any other measures that the tennis club or setting may need to take to reduce the risk of transmission

 Cleanliness and Hygiene

  • Have a plan for sanitizing all high touch surface areas at the start and end of each day, as well as between matches on all courts;
  • Make readily available hand sanitizer to encourage hand hygiene;
  • Forbid sharing of personal items (e.g., racquets, towels, etc.)., except amongst household members; and
  • Clubhouse washrooms may be opened if the organization:
    • Can ensure sufficient physical distancing (e.g., one person at a time, space to pass when entering and exiting, etc.); and
    • Has a plan in place for ongoing enhanced cleaning after each use.

Communication

  • All members must be contacted before re-opening re: guidelines and if any new guidelines are introduced.

Record Keeping

  • A record of ALL visitors (including staff, volunteers, and players) must be kept (preferably using an online tool) to assist Public Health in the investigation of a positive case of COVID-19.

Additional resources

Pickelball Club Re-opening Guidelines

These guidelines are meant to provide a basic outline for Pickleball Hamilton (which operates the pickleball courts at Hill Park on behalf of the City of Hamilton) to follow in crafting their own protocols.

Mandatory Actions

Physical/social distancing

  • Players, volunteers, and staff must be 2 metres apart at all times, including while performing season opening cleaning and setup, waiting for court time, court changeovers, and celebrations (e.g., no high fives or hand shakes);
  • A maximum of five people per court will be allowed (e.g., 2 players per side and one coach); and
  • Doubles players must reside in the same household.
  • Provide a buffer between scheduled court times to prevent congregating and allow for cleaning of high touch surfaces;
  • Cancel events such as tournaments or lessons if unable to ensure appropriate physical distancing and equipment handling; and
  • Remove all tables and chairs from common areas to discourage congregating.

Access

  • Players and volunteers must not visit the club if they:
    • Are exhibiting flu-like symptoms or any known COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, difficulty breathing, etc.);
    • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 and/or flu-like symptoms in the previous 14 days;
    • Have been outside of Canada in the previous 14 days; and/or
    • Are considered vulnerable or at risk (e.g., elderly individuals or those suffering from a chronic medical condition).
  • If an individual has symptoms of COVID-19, they should be told to self-isolate at home, encouraged to complete Ontario’s self-assessment tool and to call their primary care provider or Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) or Public Health Services (905-974-9848) for an assessment; and
  • Public health will provide advice regarding any other measures that the pickleball club or setting may need to take to reduce the risk of transmission.

Cleanliness and Hygiene

  • Have a plan for sanitizing all high touch surface areas at the start and end of each day, as well as between matches on all courts;
  • Make readily available hand sanitizer to encourage hand hygiene;
  • Forbid sharing of personal items (e.g., paddles, towels, etc.)., except amongst household members;

Communication

  • All members must be contacted before re-opening re: guidelines and if any new guidelines are introduced.

Record Keeping

  • A record of ALL visitors (including staff, volunteers, and players) must be kept (preferably using an online tool) to assist Public Health in the investigation of a positive case of COVID-19.

Additional resources

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Closures

City Recreation facilities will remain closed until further notice to keep the public and staff safe and help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Locations

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Ancaster Seniors Achievement Centre
622 Alberton Road South, Alberton
Phone: 905-546-2999


Flamborough Seniors Centre
163 Dundas Street East, Waterdown
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 6315
Sackville Hill Seniors Recreation Centre
780 Upper Wentworth Street, Hamilton
905-546-2541
YWCA Hamilton - MacNab St. Active Living Centre
75 MacNab Street South, Hamilton
905-529-7727

YWCA Hamilton - Sir Winston Churchill Active Living Centre
1715 Main Street East, Hamilton
905-546-2424 ext 4750

Club 60 Seniors
6 King Street West, Stoney Creek
Phone: 905-664-6110


Dundas Senior Citizens Club
10 Market Street South, Dundas
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2260


Main Hess Activity Club
200 Jackson Street West, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4964


Rosedale Seniors Club
100 Greenhill Avenue, Hamilton
Phone: 905-540-5320


Seniors Activities of Southwest Hamilton (SASH)
251 Duke Street, Hamilton
Phone: 905-521-2240


Victoria Park Club House
516 King Street West, Hamilton
Phone: 905-973-0577


Warden Seniors Club 
1655 Barton St. E., Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4256


Winona Seniors Club
1239 Highway 8, Stoney Creek
Phone: 905-643-4563

Registered Programs

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Register for:

Ancaster Seniors Centre
Flamborough
Sackville
Arts
Dance
Fitness
Music
Special Interests & Events


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2020 Spring/Summer 55+ Recreation Program Guide (PDF, 7.5 MB)

ASAC Online registration:
Spring/Summer session: Monday, March 23 @ 9 am

Flamborough Online registration:
Spring/Summer session: Friday, March 23 @ 9 am

Drop-In Programs

Non-competitive programs provide an open, friendly space where older adults can come to enjoy social and recreational activities.

Drop-In Schedules:

January 6 to June 25

ASAC (PDF, 87 KB)
Bernie Morelli 55+ (PDF, 92 KB)
Club 60 (PDF, 97 KB)
Dundas Senior Citizens Club (PDF, 99 KB)
Flamborough Senior Centre (PDF, 97 KB)
Main Hess (PDF, 97 KB)
Rosedale Seniors (PDF, 96 KB)
Sackville Hill (PDF, 113 KB)
SASH (PDF, 91 KB)
Victoria Park Club House (PDF, 93 KB)
Warden Seniors Club (PDF, 91 KB)
Winona Seniors (PDF, 99 KB)

55+ It's Your Day Schedule:

January 6 to June 25
Winter/Spring: 55+ It’s Your Day! (PDF, 739 KB)

New Drop-In Pickleball Guidelines

City of Hamilton Pickleball Etiquette and Rotational Play (PDF, 383 KB)