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Block Bookings for Fall

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The SSTA is now inviting members to submit requests for block bookings for the fall session beginning in October. The process that will be used to grant these requests will be informed by:

  1. Results from the membership survey conducted in the spring (https://clubspark.ca/saltspringtennis/Booking/SurveyResults) as well as
  2. the Court Allocation Committee Report published in March (https://clubspark.ca/saltspringtennis/Booking/Documents)

From the survey, we discovered that the number of members whose favourite way of playing is block booking and the number of members whose favourite way of playing is with leisure games they book themselves is essentially equal. Bearing this in mind, the number of hours allotted for block bookings in prime time (9:00 am – 8:00 pm weekdays) will be roughly the same as the number of prime time hours left open for leisure players to book.

If we can accommodate all requests for block bookings and still leave a matching number of leisure hours available, all block booking requests will be approved.

If block booking requests are surplus, individual requests will be drawn at random and granted until the total court time set aside for block bookings is consumed.

A request for a block booking outside of prime time (before 9:00 am, after 8:00 pm or on weekend afternoons) will have a higher probability of being approved as it will only compete against other requests for non-prime time hours.

Therefore, we are not guaranteeing that all block booking requests will be approved. Members are encouraged to sign up for leagues first in case there is high demand for block booking time.

Fall court costs will go back to the regular rates ($28/hour) on October 1st. A 1.5 hour block booking will therefore cost $42/week and a 2.0 hour block booking will cost $56/week.

The current weekly booking schedule with leagues and junior coaching already scheduled -below -can be used to see what possible time slots are available to request. Be sure to submit a request outside of these hours.

Submitted requests should include your name and the day and time you hope to get a block booking and should be sent to:  [email protected]

The deadline for submitting requests is Saturday September 11th at 5:00 pm.