Security Policy/ Locks/ Keys
As a private club, court entry is limited to club members and their guests. Each of our court areas is equipped with multiple gates and accompanying padlocks. Members are provided with a key to unlock these gates during our open season (April to November). During the period when the club is closed for the winter (December to March), nets are removed and winter locks are installed, and members will be unable to gain entry into the court areas.
PTPC SECURITY POLICY THAT APPLIES TO ALL MEMBERS
We ask that all members be knowledgeable or our security policy as follows. The gates to our tennis and pickleball courts, along with our bathroom, kitchen and storage area doors are opened each morning at the start of Organized Play. It’s important that each of these transition to being fully locked whenever members aren’t present. That means departing members should always check to see if they’re leaving the facilities vacant (no other members playing tennis or pickleball). If the departing member determines the facilities are vacant, they need to invest some time to ensure that all gates and doors are in the locked position. Please note that we’ve had several cases recently where the court gates and doors have been left unlocked with no members present, which exposes us to the risk of damage from potential vandalism. For that reason, we wish to thank all members for making a special point to take ownership, and enact this important policy.
PLEASE MAKE COPIES OF YOUR GATE KEY
Members are asked to please make one or more copies of their gate key. This ensures that they’ll be protected in the event of a lost key, and it minimizes the frequency of our volunteer workforce being asked to provide replacement keys.
REQUESTING A REPLACEMENT KEY
Any member needing a replacement key can contact Ron Gooding at: email@example.com. The cost of each replacement key is $5.00.
ACCESSING THE BATHROOMS, KITCHEN & STORAGE AREAS
Accessing the bathrooms, kitchen and storage areas requires a second key that’s different from the gate key. Rather than providing each member with a copy of this second key that unlocks these areas, members should use their existing gate key to open the lock box built into the wall on the front of the Clubhouse. That lock box houses a unique key that will open the bathrooms, kitchen and storage areas. After removing this key, it should be returned immediately after use. Once the desired area has been unlocked, it can be left that way, provided that others are still using the courts.