Coronavirus – rules as from 5.1.

Coronavirus – rules as from 5.1.

OTK has decided to follow the government’s recommendations against indoor sport activities for a limited time period. Oslo Odrettskrets and the Norwegian Tennis Federation has also strongly recommended the clubs to close indoor sport arenas until January 18.

This means that all practice in the plastic dome is cancelled until January 18 – or until we receive instructions otherwise.

All members can book courts or book lessons with coaches outdoors. We will keep courts 4, 6, 8 and 9 open for play as long as we manage to keep the snow at bay.

All infection protection rules shall be adhered to. Players shall stop playing 5 minutes before the full hour and be out of the court before the full hour. Players shall not enter the court until the full hour.

CHRISTMAS MINI CAMP

CHRISTMAS MINI CAMP

OTK arranges minicamp for red, orange and green groups from Monday 21/12 to Wednesday 23/12.

Red and Orange 09:00-10:30 and Green 10:30-12:00. The price per player is 750, -. 

Registration is via Matchi under activities – remember to use your child’s Matchi account. Send an e-mail to OTK with the child’s name if you do not remember which e-mail you used in the child’s account. Registration deadline is Thursday 17/12 at 16:00

Important! Only for children born in 2008 and later!

Coronavirus – rules as from January 21

Coronavirus – rules as from January 21

Who can play?

In the plastic dome:

  • children born in 2008 and later can participate in organised practice or take private lessons

Outdoors:

  • All members can book courts outdoors. We will keep courts 4, 6, 8 and 9 open for play as long as we manage to keep the snow at bay.
  • People under the age of 20 can also participate in organised practice outdoors, including private lessons

General

  • No one with symptoms of Covid-19 infection, including fever, respiratory symptoms, or other symptoms that may indicate Covid-19 infection, may play or stay at facilities associated with OTK until clarified by a doctor no Covid-19 infection
  • No person with a previously proven Covid-19 infection can play or stay at facilities associated with OTK before being cleared by a doctor
  • No persons with imposed home isolation or quarantine may play or stay at facilities associated with OTK until the period has expired
  • Normal infection control rules apply with no physical contact (always applies and also outside OTK’s facility), frequent hand washing and 1-meter distance (except inside the household

The following is done to reduce the possibility of people getting close together around the entrance and the stairs down to court 3:

  • All courses, private lessons, subscription lessons, team training and regular course bookings must end games 5 minutes before full time. Balls are picked up, and you should be out of the bubble before a full hour
  • Everyone who enters the bubble – regardless of activity – must wait until a full hour to enter
  • Everyone who enters the bubble should wash their hands with Antibac – the dispenser hangs on the board close to the door when you enter the dome
  • It is possible to wait upstairs in the fireplace room in the clubhouse if you arrive early

Children’s course (kindergarten, red, orange, green, competition) 

Same as general, plus: 

  • Children should not be escorted into the bubble or picked up in the bubble. If parents need help with dressing and undressing, this can be done in the locker rooms in the clubhouse
  • The coaches will follow the youngest children out of the bubble and onto the clubhouse when the training is over. Parents are asked not to gather right outside the entrance to the bubble
  • Parents who wait while their children exercise can either wait in the fireplace room upstairs on the second floor of the clubhouse or sit outside the clubhouse when it is sunny and nice weather
  • Children who ride bicycles must put the bicycle in or next to the bicycle racks, do not lock them in the fences just outside the bubble – this makes it very difficult to pass

We will build a new hall!

We will build a new hall!

Over the past year, there have been small drops of information from the club to the members about a permit received here, a complaint there, and a positive decision here. After 8 years of work, we have finally come so far that we can clearly say: Now we will build a tennis hall!

Construction of the tennis hall 

  • OTK received a permit this summer, and in September the County Governor rejected complaints about the permit. The county governor’s decision is final. In a short time
  • OTK will start on phase 1 of an interaction contract with the construction company Bundebygg. The goal of this phase is to design the tennis hall in detail and agree on a target price for the hall. The project will then apply for a start-up permit
  • The schedule for the demolition and construction start will be ready during the spring. Without making hasty promises, we assume the start of demolition sometime in the second or third quarter of 2021
  • It is expected that the construction period will be 15-18 months

Construction of houses on courts 11 and 12 

  • The 2017 annual meeting decided to sell these two courts plus some additional area (a total of approx. 3.3) to finance the new tennis hall
  • Oslo Municipality unanimously adopted a zoning plan for the site that allows a somewhat higher utilization rate than the original zoning
  • We have been through a lawsuit and an expropriation process with the County Governor and the Ministry of Local Government. Now the expropriation of the easement is final, and the buyer of the property can now build according to the zoning plan. Oslo District Court will decide how much OTK must pay in compensation to those who lose the right to sue the easement
  • This – in addition to public funds – means that the tennis hall is fully financed

Courses and bookings during the construction period

  • We are working on different options, and expect to get back to members with more information in the first quarter of 2021

Cooperation with Qualified solutions

Cooperation with Qualified solutions

«10 seconds of activity can give 10.000 kroner in the club’s coffers”

Oslo Tennisklubb has entered into an exciting cooperation project with our sponsor and partner Qualified Solutions that is not only giving OTK advantages, but is also giving the local businesses a positive contribution.

Through Qualified Solutions partner LeadX it is very easy for OTK members to register a sales lead for Qualified Solutions that will give cash back to the club.

Qualified Solution is a company that recruits to both temporary and permanent positions at management and staff levels.

You can therefore contribute to OTK no matter at what level your network is.

The cooperation works as follows:

If you know about a company in your network that needs extra manpower you use a few seconds to register this information through an app called LeadX360.

The tip rewards OTK with 200 NOK. If the tip leads to a meeting the club receives an additional 300 NOK, and if the tip leads to a recruitment assignment OTK will be compensated with a total of 10.000 NOK.

The club will also reward those that brings extra income to the club. On the 10th day of every month we will update a list of accumulated contributions to the club since startup. Everyone that has contributed 5000 NOK or more to the club will get a free private lesson. Every additional contribution of 5000 NOK will give a new private lesson. Hvordan komme i gang?

  1. Set aside 5-7 minutes to watch these videos:

Who is Qualified Solutions?

More information about LeadX

Why is this good for Oslo Tennisklubb?

  1. Registrer via this link:

https://q-s.leadx360.com/register/368bd438c3624bada4f1fdc1be9545b9

and create your personal password

  1. Download LeadX360 at AppStore or PlayStore and log in with your email and your new password.
  2. You’re set to go!

We encourage all members to be agile in both your job and personal network, and use the app whenever you identify a need.

Use 10 seconds to post a tip, and Qualified Solutions will do the rest!

Thanks for contributing!

Thank you for the season

Thank you for the season

The coaches and administration at OTK say thank you for winter and spring season. We wish all members and course participants a great summer! Follow OTK on Instragram and Facebook – we’re constantly updating!

Summer camps week 26,27, 28, 32 and 33

Summer camps week 26,27, 28, 32 and 33

OTK offers activity camps for children in June, July and August between 09:00 and 17:00 every day. In addition, we offer adult camps Monday – Thursday 17:00-18:30 or 18:30-20:00 the same weeks. More information and registration form can be found under “Camps – sign up”.

NB! no regular courses these weeks!

NEW PLAYING RULES – UPDATED 18 MAY

NEW PLAYING RULES – UPDATED 18 MAY

Overall regulations 

  1. It is a prerequisite for play that you are not ill, and that the infection rules are being followed
  2. The courts are open between 07:00 and 23:00 (weekends 08:00-22:00)
  3. Players must be members of OTK, or play with a member of OTK
  4. The club house with wardrobes, second floor and gym is closed
    • It is possible to fill water canteens outdoors
    • The toilet in the lobby is open Monday through Friday
    • The ball dispenser in the lobby is open
    • Use the antibac-dispenser to the left of the entrance to the lobby before you use the toilet or the ball dispenser
  5. No show will result in 1-month loss of booking rights
    • You must either cancel your booking in Matchi 1 hour before, or sms Reidar on 916 33 299 if something urgent has happened. If you just do not show up it is considered a no-show
  6. OTK will monitor that the rules are being followed. A break of rules will result in 1-month loss of booking rights

Other regulations 

    1. Drop-in is back again Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays between 9am and 12 am
    2. Double is allowed
    3. We have opened all courses expect kindergarten
    4. Play with non-members:
      • The charge is 200 NOK per hour for the member – no matter the time of day
      • The member shall register play before you go on court. There are forms inside the lobby to the right of the men’s wardrobe entrance, and on the board to the left of the entrance to the gym and office

Court rules 

  1. The court shall be booked in Matchi in advance, no drop-in
  2. The players shall not sit on the benches on court, and shall use gloves when using court and line brooms on the courts where that is necessary (alternatively use wet wipes to wipe off the brooms)
  3. The play shall stop 5 minutes before the full hour, and you shall leave the court as quickly as possible
  4. All balls must be picked up before leaving the court
  5. Arriving players must wait outside the court until the on-court players have left the court
  6. It is recommended to bring antibac with you for washing hands before, during and after practice
  7. Do not spit on the courts! Do not spit snuff on the courts!