Just a quick update to point out the obvious… there is no sign that things are improving. Not looking good for opening the club any day soon.
Discussion has happened (thanks Debbie!) with the folks at the Portuguese Hall. They support the idea of the SCTTC getting back in, but as expected, there are numerous issues to resolve before we can be safe and approved to play in our usual space. There will be more information to come, but the exciting news is that we should be able to get back to playing in mid-July. There will almost certainly be an online sign-up sheet for the near future to keep the number of players to a minimum. Watch this space for further updates.
Until the club reopens, please consider donating some $ that you might have spent on playing at the club to the Santa Cruz Portuguese Hall. See the SCPH site for contact information and address.
Some good news… Santa Cruz County is allowing gyms to reopen. SCTTC is considered a gym. But… and that’s a big but… there are many restrictions and protocols that would need to be enacted before we can open safely.
So… we do not have a timeline yet. More info to come over the next week. Stay tuned. Stay safe.
The SCTTC remains closed until further notice. I heard from Debbie who let me know that the club is considered a “gym” and would be allowed to reopen at some point in Phase 3 of the State/County rules.
I did see that in Europe, the first small competition (since the international lockdown) is happening now in Germany. Interesting to see without any crowd noise or contact:
Unfortunately, the SCTTC will need to remain closed. We are keeping an ear out for notice from either the Governor or County, but so far, it isn’t looking good. Yesterday’s announcement regarding lifting a few restrictions, should give us all some hope that restrictions will slowly be lifted over the next weeks and months. We will post further news when we have it.
Until then, I hope you’re all finding other ways to exercise. There’s nothing stopping you from practicing your serves! My pendulum serve is improving…
No way to avoid the inevitable… we need to keep the keep closed, at least through April. Check back at the end of April for updates.
If you have ideas for a celebration when we do reopen, please send me a message. If you have any fun photos of practicing at home, please send them and I’ll post.
Due to ongoing pandemic, club will remain closed.
Due to shelter in place order, club will be closed next week. Please check calendar and here on the news page for updates.
Let me know if you have any videos to share – we all need some entertainment!
Stay safe everyone! Plenty of table tennis practice you can do at home, even without a table.
Sorry to say, you will need to find an alternate place for your TT on both March 17 and 19.
Due to a special event at the Portuguese Hall, no table tennis will happen.