Tennis Court Rules

We are happy to inform you that we have received clearance to re-open our tennis courts and we will be re-opening for play in phase III over the next few days! The weather is also finally warming up and that is allowing us to get the courts prepared, crack sealed, and the nets put up. In addition to the guidelines recommended by the State of Illinois, players must adhere to the following set of rules for outdoor play:

  1. Tennis courts will be available for social play. Maximum 4 players to a court.
  2. Court play should be limited to a 1 hour and 30-minute maximum. Where possible, a 15-minute buffer should be kept to allow completed play users to exit the courts safely before new play resumes to help with social distancing.
  3. No lessons or Drills are allowed unless authorized by the Village of Hawthorn Woods.
  4. We will adhere to strict social distancing guidelines set by the State of Illinois — players must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet from all others.
  5. Face masks must be worn on park courts and grounds before and after play, or when social distancing is difficult. The use of masks will be optional during play.
  6. Players must bring their own water bottles, towels, and personal items to the courts and remove all items when exiting.
  7. No congregating around the courts, or remaining in viewing areas while waiting for courts to clear. We ask that you please leave the park tennis court area promptly after playing to help minimize risk and allow an opportunity for other tennis enthusiasts to play safely.
  8. If you, or someone you are in direct contact with, are feeling ill, please refrain from entering into park grounds and facilities.

We understand that these guidelines may pose an inconvenience to some, but we take the health and well-being of our residents, staff and patrons very seriously. We ask that you please adhere to these guidelines and that you refer back to them often. They will likely be updated frequently throughout the course of the season.

We will continue to follow the recommendations of public health officials and government agencies to make the best decisions for the safety of our park guests and staff. We all know that this is a quickly evolving scenario for all of us, and we thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate our way through this process together.