Heritage Pool and Racquet Club
Policies & Guidelines
The Club is open for play 7 days a week, 8:30am-10:30pm.
Courts must not be used past 10:30 p.m. and lights will be automatically shut off at 10:30pm.
NEW UPDATE: to protect the value of membership and court availability for full members, guests are only permitted to play with a full member once a month. Members are welcome to have more than one guest per month, but no guest may play more than once a month.
Sorry, due to unprecedented demand, we will not be accepting Wait List Applications this season. If you would like to be added to our list of "interested in joining", please complete this Wait List Inquiries form.
NEW UPDATE: effective this season, wait-listers will be permitted to play, as guest of a full member, a maximum of 2 times per month. And, no more than two wait listers permitted per court of four players. This is due to the wait list being uncommonly large and is being instituted in order to protect the value of membership and court availability for full members.
Wait listers are not eligible to participate in Club programs, clinics and Socials, nor can they book courts.
The fee to join the wait list is $100 (but see above, wait list is currently closed) and a one-time fee of $50 is required this year from all current wait listers who wish to remain on the list. Details will be emailed shortly. There is no fee to join the wait list for HP&RC members.
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:
If you notify the HPTC committee after the season begins:
Club Work Parties
Each fall, HPTC hosts two Club Appreciation Days. We ask that all members send one representative from their family to participate. HPTC is a member-run club and participation in court clean up enables us to keep our costs reasonable. It is also a good way to meet and connect with other members. Members who do not participate will be levied a $50 Work Party No-Show Fee. Details and sign-up options will be emailed soon.
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, an email announcement will be sent with an expected time of re-opening.
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.
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.
This season, the hut will be open to groups 8 people or less. If you are unvaccinated or at increased risk from COVID-19, or live with someone at increased risk, you are strongly advised to wear a face covering as per the Massachusetts Department of Health.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courtesy to HPTC Committee members
All members are asked to respect the decisions and policies made by the HPTC committee members, who are all volunteers. This includes respecting decisions made by Club Program Leaders regarding how groups, matches and teams are arranged.
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.
Please report facility issues e.g. lights out, icy ramp or parking lot, court time conflicts, etc. to email@example.com.
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