Heritage Pool and Racquet Club

Concord, Massachusetts

Policies & Guidelines

AT THIS TIME DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS- NO GUESTS (non-full members) are allowed.  We will announce if the policy changes.

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 As always, Wait Listers are only allowed to play as a guest of a full member and must have a signed waiver on file.  They cannot reservate a court or participate in club programs.

Hours 

Courts must not be used past 10:30 p.m. and lights will be automatically shut off at 10:30pm. 

Guests 

Unfortunately, guests are not permitted at HPTC this year because of the pandemic, as per State and Town guidelines. This may change as the situation develops. However, members may invite individuals currently on the HPTC waitlist as often as they like. 


Waitlist

HPTC currently maintains an active list of families seeking to join the Club. If you know of anyone interested in becoming a member, please have them contact Pennie Driscoll at admin@theheritageclub.org for waitlist application forms.

There is a waitlist fee of $50 (waived for HP&R members). Waitlisters may play only when accompanied by a full member and are welcome to join in Club activities (clinics, socials, etc when invited) based upon availability, with full members having priority. Waitlisters may NOT book courts, or participate in MNP or Wed. Ladies League/RR.


Waitlisters who reach the top of the waitlist and are invited to become a full member may defer one time only (for $50). The following year, they must either become a full member, or be removed from the waitlist.

Injury/sick leave policy:


If you are unable to play paddle due to unforeseen illness or injury, you have the following options depending on when you notify us:


If you notify the HPTC committee before the season begins:

  • You can pay your annual dues anyway, and pick up paddle play whenever you are able to.
  • You can elect to go "inactive" ($50 fee for this) and resume your membership the following season
  • Note there is no pro-rating month to month. IE you cannot play and pay for just a portion of the season.


If you notify the HPTC committee after the season begins:

  • If you have already paid your dues and the season has begun when you get ill/are injured, you can notify us and if we are able to fill your membership spot for the remainder of the season, we will pro-rate your membership for the season. 
  • Note: This arrangement is only applicable if we are notified before January 1 of the season.

Court Cleanup

Each year the club hosts two Club Appreciation Days. We ask that all members send one representative from their family to participate. This year, the work days will be organized over a couple weeks and in small groups for social distancing purposes. Also, for this year, members will have flexibility regarding times and job assignments. HPTC is a member-run club and participation in court clean up enables us to keep our costs reasonable. Please  review projects and sign up here:Fall Clean Up 2020.  Members who do not participate will be levied a $20 Work Party No-Show Fee.


Shoveling

Major snow (over 3 inches) is handled by contractors. For light snow less than 3”, members will need to clear courts themselves using shovels that are hanging outside the paddle hut. Flip the snowboards up (unlock by lifting straight up) and push the snow from the courts into the parking lot. Do not bury the walkways. If snow removal delays the onset of play, the shoveling members are entitled to extend their time to get their full 1 1/2 hour playing time, and this may ripple through the day.   

In the event of significant snowfall or other issues impacting safety, the club may have to close for a period of time to properly clear the parking lot and the courts. If this is the case, the club will send out an email announcement with an expected time of re-opening.

Propane Heaters 

The heaters/blowers use 8 gallons of propane per court hour so must be used judiciously. They are to be used only for keeping snow and ice from accumulating on a cleared court. Do not use the heaters to attempt to melt accumulated snow – as this will make shoveling much harder. Also, they are not to be used to provide heat as you play.

Lights

The court lights will be automatically shut off at 10:30 PM.This is an agreement with the town and a stipulation in our operating permit with the town. Light switches are in the hut. If playing earlier in the evening, be sure to turn off the court lights when you are finished unless there is another group behind you.

Hut 

At this time, the hut is not open for members to use because it is too small for social distancing.  You may only open the door to turn on the court lights and propane heater if needed.  The new hut door code will be released once all waivers are returned. 

Membership Directory

The Club Directory is to be used strictly for paddle and social interaction. It may not be used for solicitation or passed to any third party. If you have not received the directory, or need to make a change to your contact information, please email admin@theheritageclub.org

Language/Noise 

Please respect our neighbors by keeping noise levels down and language clean.

Carry-In / Carry-Out 

Like all community treasures, the courts, hut, and fellow members deserve our respect. Please clean-up after each evening’s activities and bring any trash and recycling down to the dumpster area.

Facility Issues 

Please report facility issues e.g. lights out, icy ramp or parking lot, court time conflicts, etc. to admin@theheritageclub.org.




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