The Island Country Club

Deer Isle, Maine

   



PLAY RULES

“MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE”

COVID 19-PHASE TWO RE-OPENING

June 2020 - Update

Members and Supporters

BEFORE YOU COME …….

  • Book a Tee Time/Cart – 4somes allowed
  • Book a Tennis Court in advance. See Tennis Rules of Play below.
  • Pay credit card only
  • Call 207-348-2379 monday & thursday: 8-2, tuesday, wednesday,friday, saturday & sunday: 8-6.
  • email: iccmanager@gmail.com - in subject line insert tee time
  • Tee times may be booked a week in advance
  • Bring your mask/ face cloth and hand sanitizer
  • Score your round on your phone or request a score card

DO NOT PLAY ICC…….

  • If you are not feeling well.
  • Have been exposed to someone who IS NOT feeling well or tested positive and not recovered.
  • Are still under Maine 14-day Quarantine for any reason

WHEN YOU ARRIVE……

  • DO NOT arrive more than 15 minutes prior to your tee time
  • Putting Green is Now Open – Maintain Social Distance!
  • Check in - Pick up your cart
  • Go to first {or pre-assigned} tee.

PLAYING AT ICC…… 2 Restrooms (When Staff Present)

  • Social Distancing is Mandatory
  • Carts - Immediate Family may share and designate 1 driver - otherwise mask must be worn if not same household
  • 1 person on tee
  • 6+ feet apart otherwise
  • Carry a mask/face cloth; use when cannot be 6’ apart.
  • NO handshakes, shared clubs, tees, ball markers etc.
  • Do not remove PIN or touch it!
  • ORANGE TAPE ON TREES INDICATES BROWNTAIL MOTH NESTS.

WHEN YOU FINISH PLAY……….

  • Return cart to sanitizing area – leave key in cart.
  • Take your trash & shoes home.

CLUBHOUSE

  • Pro Shop items can be purchased thru the walk-up window.
    • Snacks, beverages, golf items, clothes, tennis balls etc.
  • Ladies Room & Men’s Room (1 person each only) to be accessed from Great Room entrance.
  • Great Room - Limit 10 people based on retail square footage restrictions.
  • Scrambles, Tournaments, Ladies Golf Days - Enter Clubhouse from Great Room Entrance - Exit thru Dining area to porches when people waiting to come into Great Room.
  • Internet available – Limit is 45 minutes if in Great Room.
  • Dining Space - Bring your lunch and socialize at a distance - windows may be open.
  • Bring you lunch and enjoy sitting in rocking chairs on porches – socially distanced - tables/chairs/rocking chairs on deck (to be sanitized after each use).


              

Island Country Club Covid-19 Tennis – Practice Social Distancing

Phase 2 - Re-Opening

Many of the policies below are from the USTA Playing Tennis Safely guidelines. Players are asked to practice physical distancing while on court and at the club and reminded to wash hands after playing at the club. There will be some limitations and changes to our normal tennis routine so that we all can stay safe as we get back outside and play tennis again.

Court Usage & Member/Player Reminders

  •  Members and non - members must book courts in advance.
  • Non - members must pay for court time in advance by credit card.

Call 207-348-2379 monday-sunday 8-6

Email: iccmanager@gmail.com - in subject line insert tee time.

  • Reservations are required to play with accurate names listed. No walk-in play permitted. Court times are reserved in 1 hour time slots. Arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to your reservation. You may add 30 mins on to court times for 5.
  • The State of Maine’s executive order requires everyone traveling to Maine from out of state to self-quarantine for 14 days before beginning social distancing rules. 
  • Players are encouraged to book courts for singles play and family doubles (living in same household).
  • Players must have a mask or facecloth available to use when social distancing not possible.
  • Players should bring their own hand sanitizer if possible.
  • Players are asked to mark their own tennis balls or use different numbered balls or cans.
  • We have removed many touchable surfaces from the tennis area. There will be no benches on the courts. Please use gloves when you touch the court sweepers and sanitize handles after use.
  • We will have sanitizer stations outside the restrooms, at the court area, and have gloves available.
  • Players should bring their own filled water containers and towels from home.
  • When on court, if you need to change sides, please do so on opposite ends of the net posts
  • Players from different households must bring their own can of balls.
  • Open two (singles)/four cans (doubles) of tennis balls that do not share the same number on the ball. 
    • Take one set of numbered balls and have your playing partner take a set of balls from the other can.
    • Proceed with play, making sure to pick up your set of numbered balls only.
    • Should a ball with the other number wind up on your side of the court, do not touch the ball with your hands.
    • Use your racquet head or feet to advance the ball to the other side of the court.
  • If another players’ ball comes on your court, you should use your racquet or foot to move the ball to the correct court. If you accidentally touch another player’s ball, we suggest that you use the hand sanitizer before resuming play.

 Lesson protocols  will be announced

 


  

Modified Open Tennis Guidelines

June 2020

~ Court time may be reserved in 1 ½ hour slots during Open Tennis hours as follows:

Sunday afternoons: Session 1 - 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.; Session 2 - 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday mornings: Session 1 - 9:00 to 10:30; Session 2 - 10:30 to 12:00

~ You MUST CALL IN ADVANCE to put your name on the list for an available time slot.

~ Each session is limited to 12 players.

~ Players will be assigned to a court based on USTA level of play or by request.

~ To follow State of Maine guidelines, each player is required to bring their own set of balls to use for serving, properly labeled to differentiate them from others.

~ If another player’s ball comes onto your court, use your racquet or foot to move it to the correct court. If you inadvertently touch another player’s ball, please use hand sanitizer before resuming play.

~ Players should bring their own filled water containers, hand sanitizer and towels.

~ During doubles play and when changing sides, please maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet.

~ Players must have a face mask to use when social distancing is not possible.

~ Please allow sufficient time to sweep the courts before the end of your allotted time. Be sure to sanitize the handles before and after use using the spray bottles provided on court.

~ Reservations may be made by calling the Clubhouse on weekends at 207-348-2379 or by texting or calling Danielle on weekdays at 207-322-8775 between the hours of

7:30 -11:30 a.m. and 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

~ Players may sign up for only one session each day. However, if space is available on the day of play, they may continue for a second session.

~ A non-member guest fee of $25 must be paid by credit card at the time of booking. For a reduced rate, there is a 10-play individual membership available at a cost of $200 for individuals and $300 for couples.

~ Please know that these guidelines are based on requirements given by State regulators in order to keep the Club open during these unusual circumstances.

~ We appreciate your cooperation.

Tennis Committee Co-chairs: Linda Allen and Babette Cameron



Thank you! Have fun and come back!



  

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Memorable Golf, Outstanding Tennis, A Treasured Island 

The Island Country Club, located on the coast in scenic Deer Isle, Maine, is a golf and tennis club where visitors are welcome to join with members in enjoying our cherished club. Our expanded 9-hole golf course, as featured in the Bangor Daily News, will challenge the experienced player and yet is fun for the whole family. If golf isn't your game, you can play tennis on one of our 3 HarTru tennis courts, enjoy the view overlooking the course and the eastern mountains from the porch, or indulge in lunch and beverages from the Fairway Cafe. We even have free Wi-Fi in the Club House limited to 45 mins inside clubhouse with a 10 person limit. Please note Fairway Cafe is not open this season.