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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or you may attend the meeting via Zoom at the following link:
Zoom Meeting Link:
Dial in #: +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 842 1617 7522
If you have additional questions, please contact Dennis Moss at the Nellie Gail Ranch Owners Association office at 949-425-1477.
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!
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
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.
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.
Reservations are required for use of the Tennis and Pickleball courts. You may reserve a court via the following link:
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.
- Not permitted at this time.
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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!