Pickleball Court Retaining Wall Repairs

Repairs to the deteriorating wall are well underway. The demo on walls around four of the eight courts was completed, the top course of cinderblock was replaced with concrete and rebar, the wall has been mudded and stucco is being completed today. Work on the second half of the wall surrounding the remaining four courts continues next week. This project is being funded wholly by tennis and pickleball memberships.

Pickleball Court Retaining Wall

Repairs to the crumbling top course of the retaining walls commenced this week and work is progressing as scheduled. This project funded wholly by our Tennis Center memberships will serve to protect the long term integrity of the rest of the wall and greatly improve recreation center aesthetics.

Pickleball Court Repairs

With the Clubhouse work now behind us, we are moving forward and focusing on other necessary reserve projects. Starting this next week, we are implementing extensive repairs to the perimeter walls of the Pickleball courts. The top course of the perimeter wall has been deteriorating, and we are implementing repairs to replace the weakened sections. This reserve project is being funded by the Tennis Cost Center reserves, which are wholly funded by Tennis and Pickleball memberships. Work will commence this next week and will take about four weeks. Work will be phased to allow four of the eight courts to continue with play during the construction schedule.

Pickleball Hours Of Play

We previously announced the Board was reviewing requests by Pickleball Members to extend the hours of play from 9 am to 8 am. After review of the constructive comments received and presented by homeowners, the Board voted Tuesday evening to keep the hours of play at the current 9 am to 8 pm timeframe. Thank you to all who presented your preferences.

Consideration of Pickleball Program Time Change

The Nellie Gail Ranch Board of Directors has been requested by homeowner pickleball members to consider revising the pickleball play start time from the current 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 am.  The request will be considered at the next Open Session Board meeting Tuesday evening, July 21, 2020, at 7:30 pm.

If you wish you may provide input to admin@nelliegailranch.org or you may attend the meeting via Zoom at the following link:

Zoom Meeting Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84216177522?pwd=Q3cwVWs0SXZ5L09ZdTZPZEppeWp5UT09

Dial in #:  +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 842 1617 7522
Password: 718625

If you have additional questions, please contact Dennis Moss at the Nellie Gail Ranch Owners Association office at 949-425-1477.

Updated Tennis & Swim Club Schedule and Temporary Use Rules

As we extend our hours and allow more recreational activities to take place consistent with the state guidance regarding re-opening, we ask our homeowners and club members to guard against complacency. The state and county are encouraging the re-opening of businesses while at the same time warning of the continued need to take appropriate precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19. We welcome back our homeowners and club members while at the same time asking for heightened careful adherence by our homeowners and club members to guidance related to masks, sanitation, and physical distancing. Please don’t just rely on others to be a good example in physical distancing. BE the good example, while at the same time enjoying the recreational and social activities you love here at the Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis and Swim Club. 
 
Recreation Center Hours Extended
 

In an effort to facilitate tennis and swim use by homeowners, club members and contracted user groups, the Recreation Center hours have been extended to 6:00 am – 8:00 pm. The additional time allows for Swim Center pool use from 6:00 am and 8:00 pm. Tennis courts are available for play from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm. Pickleball courts are open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm.

Swim Center
 
Recent OC Health Covid-19 guidelines allow the Swim Center to be operated as a public pool. The pool and pool deck is now open to all homeowners, members, and guests. The state and county authorities have strict restrictions on pools so we continue with limited operations and have updated the schedule. The following is an updated list of the temporary rules we are operating under:
  • CHECK-IN REQUIRED BEFORE ENTERING POOL AND COMPLETION OF NEW WAIVER FORM
  • FACE MASK REQUIRED FOR CLUBHOUSE ENTRY
  • SWIM CENTER OPEN 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. DAILY
  • WADER POOL IS OPEN WITH PROPER DISTANCING
  • CABANAS OPEN WITH LIMITED USE TO ONE FAMILY EACH 
  • PATIO & DECK CHAIRS ARE SPACED FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING – (SUBJECT TO REDUCED CAPACITY – PLEASE DO NOT RELOCATE FURNITURE) 
  • NO CONGREGATING ON POOL DECK – PLEASE MAINTAIN PHYSICAL DISTANCING 
  • SPA REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
For more information, and to check pool lane availability, please call 949-831-666
Swimming Pool Availability
 
While the Swim Center has youth and adult programs that utilize the pool throughout the summer, a swim lane will always be available for members during any scheduled swim programming. Please ask the reception desk if you need help getting a lane. The Swim Center is clear of programs during the following summer hours: 
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 7:00am-8:00am  
  • Tuesdays 6:00am – 8:00am
  • Monday thru Friday 3:00 pm-7:00 pm (2 lanes are in use for Intro to Gators 3:00-6:00 pm)
  • Saturdays 6:00am – 8:00am 
  • Saturdays 11:30am – 8:00pm (Scuba Class in lane 1 deep end 2-5pm)
  • Sundays 6:00am – 8:00pm (Scuba class in lane 1 and deep end 2-5 pm) 

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Tennis & Pickleball Temporary Rules Reminder
  • CHECK-IN REQUIRED AND COMPLETION OF NEW WAIVER FORM
  • FACE MASK REQUIRED FOR CLUBHOUSE ENTRY
  • COURT RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
  • TENNIS PLAY OPEN 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM DAILY
  • PICKLEBALL PLAY OPEN 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM DAILY
  • PLEASE MAINTAIN PROPER PHYSICAL DISTANCING (SUBJECT TO REDUCED CAPACITY)
  • NO GUEST ALLOWED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
  • NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Welcome back and enjoy the Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis and Swim Club recreational opportunities!!

Paddy Speyer’s Perpetual League Champion Trophy

The Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis Club was awarded the 2020 Paddy Speyer’s Perpetual League Champion Trophy. This award goes to the tennis club that has the most teams either at the top or close to the top in their respective divisions. We participate in the Pacific Sun League and there are approximately 2000 women that play in the league throughout Orange County. It is the league’s biggest honor that can go to a club to win this award. All 6 of our teams finished in the top 5 in their divisions! Two placing first and two placing second!

Congratulations and thank you to all of our players and teams for participating and representing Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis Club in the 2019-20 season!

Tennis and Swim Center Re-Opening

We began welcoming our homeowners and club members back to the Tennis and Swim Center beginning Tuesday morning. It has been a wonderful week back with our enthusiastic lap swimmers, tennis and pickleball players. We are in partnership with each of you to avoid complacency as we return to normal activities with a focus on safe practices while having a renewed appreciation for the joy of friendships and physical activity. The below link is to our Temporary Recreation Center Use Rules. Please complete the online waiver prior to your first visit to the Recreation Center

TEMPORARY RECREATION CENTER USE RULES

LIABILITY WAIVER AND RELEASE

Announcing the Tuesday, May 12th First Phase Re-Opening of the Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis and Swim Center

We are excited to announce the first phase of our re-opening of the Nellie Gail Ranch Tennis and Swim Centers with revised hours and temporary use rules.  Please review this entire message and all of the attachments prior to visiting for the first time.  The Temporary Recreation Center Use Rules are intended to make the Nellie Gail Ranch Recreation Center accessible to the membership while promoting good hygiene and proper physical distancing. 
 
Hours of Operation:

  • Swim Center – Open to homeowners only from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for lap swimming only.  
  • Tennis Center – 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Pickleball – 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

The following link is to our Temporary Recreation Center Use Rules providing guidance on how the tennis, pickleball, and swim facilities may be used starting Tuesday, May 12th.

TEMPORARY RECREATION CENTER USE RULES

Due to construction in our parking lot and building exterior, access to the parking lot will be via one entry lane as noted by the red arrow and one exit lane also noted by a red arrow.  Access to enter the Swim and Tennis Centers are noted by the yellow arrow.

All homeowners and club members must check-in at the reception desk prior to the use of the facilities. The following waiver is required to be completed prior to the use of the recreation center. Please complete prior to arriving to streamline your check-in.

LIABILITY WAIVER AND RELEASE

Reservations are required for use of the Tennis and Pickleball courts. You may reserve a court via the following link:

Kourts App

Swim lanes are first come first serve. Access to the swimming pool is restricted to lap swimming for homeowners only. With this first phase of re-opening no non-homeowner club members or swim team members may use the pool pending a revision to the state guidelines prohibiting public pool use. We are hopeful of welcoming the rest of you back soon!
 
Please be aware of the following:

  • No person may access the recreation center that is sick, that has a fever or a confirmed case of Covid-19. Any person visiting a facility should wash their hands regularly and/or use sanitizer.
  • Access to the Tennis and Pickleball courts is restricted to residents and Club members only. No guest use is permitted at this time.
  • All residents and Club members accessing the recreation center are required to bring either disposable sanitary wipes or similar cleaning materials for personal sanitary purposes. 

Restroom / Shower Facilities:

  • Restrooms access will be limited to one person at a time (or a parent and child as may be necessary).
  • Showers inside restrooms will be closed.
  • Additional janitorial hours have been approved to implement heightened sanitation of contact surfaces. Janitorial will be in place for all hours of operation.

Sunbathing Use

  • Not permitted at this time.

Spa Use

  • Not permitted at this time. 

Membership Fees:
We will begin invoicing our Tennis and Pickleball Club Members for membership fees again with a pro-rated May invoice. If you paid your March fees prior to our March 17th closing, you will receive a credit for that portion of the month we were closed. For our Club Members who may not be ready to integrate back into activity, you may request we suspend your dues through June 30th, or earlier depending upon your comfort level to return to activity.
 
For those who are anxious to start activities that remain restricted, we will continue to model the local authorities’ guidelines and phase in further openings.

Meanwhile, WELCOME BACK!! We have been looking forward to this first phase of re-opening for a long time and look forward to seeing you soon!