Doubles Bubbles! Tennis Members May Now Play Doubles!

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Members who have not yet Opted-in and now wish to, will be agreeing to apply their March dues credit through August 31st.

Click here to complete waiver online & Opt-In

Tennis Court hours as of 5/25/20
Monday & Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Social Bubble Doubles

Alameda County in its July 19th updated communication has allowed for Social Bubbles with no more than 12 individuals to be formed for social and outdoor activities. See Page 3 Section 7

An individual from a household of 3 people, who forms a Social Bubble with a friend from a household of 4 people, would effectively have formed a Social Bubble with 7 participants, rather than only 2. Subsequently, the club can allow members to form Social Bubbles to allow for doubles play.

The guidelines are as follows:

  • Any Social Bubble should not exceed 12 individuals (this includes all household members and any additional non-tennis Social Bubbles).
  • More likely than not, only one Social Bubble for doubles may be formed per membership due to the maximum 12 individual limit.
  • Per County rules, these Social Bubbles cannot be changed for 3 weeks at a time.
  • There CANNOT be any substitutions into the doubles foursome as this would violate the Social Bubble.
  • The foursomes may reserve a court for doubles play for 75 or 90 minutes. One member reserves the Court and lists the other 3 members in the Reservation Notes.
  • We are dedicated to following all COVID -19 safety precautions and requirements to create a safe and welcoming environment for staff and members alike.
  • All adult members will be required to sign a waiver prior to being admitted onto a court. If you have not Opted-In yet and choose to begin playing tennis, complete online waiver at least 24 hours prior to your first court time. If you cannot complete the waiver online, you may print it (see waiver at bottom of eblast), sign it and bring it to your first court time. We will have copies to sign at the check in desk if all other options are unavailable to you. Pens will be provided.

Click here to complete waiver online & Opt-In

Guidelines for playing tennis & pickleball
 effective May 19, 2020
Updated July 27, 2020
(Resources: USTA and CDC)

  1. Play will be by online reservation only (no drop-in’s, no guests & no spectators – players only allowed on premises). Courts may be reserved up to 7 days in advance and must be booked at least 12 hours prior to play time. No back to back reservations per member. Please be aware some Courts are Closed to provide for Physical Distancing.

Click here to reserve a court online

  1. Hours Open: Courts will be open Mon & Fri from 9:00 AM – 5:00PM (last time to begin play will be 3:30pm), Tues, Wed, Thurs 11:00am – 8:00pm (last time to begin play 6:30pm) and Sat & Sun from 9:00AM – 3:00PM (last time to begin play will be 1:30pm).
  2. Two Pickleball courts will be available for reservation. Follow all Tennis guidelines for Pickleball play.
  3. Courts can be reserved for play for one 75-minute session or one 90-minutes session and on a specific court. You must enter the court exactly at the reserved time and exit promptly when your time is up, allowing sufficient time for the next arrivals. Failure to exit promptly will result in forfeiture of future reservations privileges.
  4. One Member will make the reservation online in their name and enter the name of the second player (or up to 3 members playing with them if you are playing Doubles) in the Reservation Notes.
  5. Cancellation policy: You must cancel your reservation online at least 24 hours prior to reserved time.
  6. Enter by the side chain link gate off the parking lot near court 2 to check-in.
  7. Staff may be present to properly check you in and verify court reservations.
  8. Please do not arrive at the club more than 10 minutes before your reservation time.
  9. Harbor Bay Club requires all members to wear a mask from your vehicle to check-in and when entering and leaving the courts. No masks required when ball is in play.
  10. Bring your own equipment including balls, towel & water. Club towels will not be provided. Drinking fountains & water jugs will be unavailable. No alcohol allowed. Players must dispose of all trash, in trash cans, before leaving or take with you.
  11. No ball machine reservations.
  12. Restroom facilities in the JR. Locker Room will be available. Observe social distancing while waiting.


Thank you for your patience as we navigate the ever-changing county and state guidelines.

Guidelines from USTA Website:

Before You Play

  • Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap and water (for 20 seconds or longer) or use a hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available, before going to the court.
  •  Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles. Do not share racquets or any other equipment such as wristbands, grips, hats and towels.
  • Bring a full water bottle. No water fountain or water jugs available.
  • Use new balls and a new grip, if possible.
  • Consider taking extra precautions such as wearing gloves.
  • If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve.
  • Arrive as close as possible to when you need to be there.
  •  Avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc. if you can.

When Playing

  • Try to stay at least six feet apart from other players. Do not make physical contact with them (such as shaking hands or a high five).
  • Avoid touching your face after handling a ball, racquet or other equipment.
  • Wash your hands promptly if you have touched your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Avoid sharing food, drinks or towels.
  • Use your racquet/foot to pick up balls and hit them to your opponent. Avoid using your hands to pick up the balls.
  • Stay on your side of court. Avoid changing ends of the court.
  • Remain apart from other players when taking a break.
  • If a ball from another court comes to you, send it back with a kick or with your racquet.
  • Absolutely NO gatherings in groups.

After Playing

  • Leave the court as soon as reasonably possible.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly or use a hand sanitizer after coming off the court.
  • Shower at home.
  • No extra-curricular or social activity should take place. No congregation after playing.
  • All players should leave the facility immediately after play.

Use four balls or six balls

  • Open two cans of tennis balls that do not share the same number on the ball.
  • Each player should mark their balls with clear and unique marking
  • 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/marked balls only. Should a ball with the other number/marking 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.