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Spare Time Clubs COVID-19 Information

Temporary Club Closure

March 17, 2020


Dear Members

As we continue to deal with the growing concern and impact of the COVID-19 virus in our communities, it is essential that we all do our part to help slow the spread of the virus.  With this in mind, we will be closing all Spare Time Sports Clubs’ facilities at 12:00 noon today, Tuesday, March 17 until further notice.

At this time it is difficult to predict when it will be safe to re-open the clubs.  Our plan will be to re-open the clubs as soon as it is safe to do so, and we will explore the possibility of re-opening outdoor recreational services, like tennis and swimming, before full club facilities may be opened.  We will of course be monitoring reports and updates from public health experts, and we will provide updates through the Spare Time mobile app and our website at

Membership dues for the remainder of March will be credited to your account to offset future dues, and you will not be charged membership dues during the period of club closure.  Refunds of program fees will be issued to your member account for programs that are cancelled.  Fees for programs that are postponed will be held until we determine whether the programs will be rescheduled.

As always, we greatly appreciate your membership and support of our club.  We will continue to send updates as the situation changes.  In addition, you may contact our Member Services team at (916) 859-5944 or by email at  We thank you for your loyalty and patience as we navigate these difficult times.

Diamond Hills Sports Club is under more stringent restrictions imposed by the Contra Costa County Office of Health Services. Click on this link to obtain the most recent update for the Diamond Hills Sports Club.



March 16, 2020

Dear Members,

News and status updates on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis are evolving rapidly, and the health risks associated with the virus require substantial precautions and thoughtful responses. The health and safety of our employees, members and guests is our top priority. On one hand, regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and helps support a strong immune system. On the other hand, health experts are emphasizing the need to take action to slow the spread of the virus. We are monitoring developments on the global, national, regional and local levels and evaluating the guidance of public health experts to determine how to best handle our club operations.

At this time, Spare Time Sports Clubs will continue to keep its clubs open on a modified basis, but we will be cancelling or postponing certain programs and activities that involve groups of 50 or more people or where we do not believe we can adequately maintain recommended safety precautions. A summary of the changes in club operations is provided below.

Effective Tuesday, March 17, the following club programs and activities will be cancelled or postponed until further notice:

· Play Center (ages 6 and under) and related activities

· Kids’ Club (ages 7 and older) and related activities

· Youth swim clinics

· USA and recreational swim team practices and activities

· Youth sports classes

· Group cycle classes

· Basketball leagues and camps

· Sauna and Steam Rooms

· Club Cafe

· Club social activities

· Spa and massage services

Other club programs and activities will be modified to maintain social distancing and other safety precautions. Members may participate in these programs and activities at their own discretion.

ü  Group exercise classes (other than group cycle) – classes will be limited to a maximum of 50% of capacity to provide greater spacing and schedules are being modified to provide additional cleaning time. Be sure to check the class schedule for current class information.

ü  Masters Swim and recreational swimming – will continue to be offered. Members are asked to maintain proper spacing from other participants. 

ü  Fitness Center – the Fitness Centers remain open for individual workouts, personal training and some small group training programs. Members are asked to wipe down equipment before and after use and to maintain proper distance from other members by not using adjacent pieces of equipment at the same time.

ü  Adult tennis - the tennis courts will be available for recreational play, drop-in activities and lessons. All league play has been postponed until further notice.

ü  Junior tennis programs and Spare Time Tennis Academy – will continue to be offered.

ü  Indoor Tennis Center – will be open for members’ use. Members should check in, go to their court to play, and leave upon completion of their matches. Members will not be allowed to linger or socialize in the lobby.

ü  Basketball, volleyball, racquetball, squash, and pickleball – recreational and drop-in play involves smaller groups of people and will continue to be offered. Leagues, camps or clinics for these sports will be cancelled or postponed.

At this time, it is difficult to predict how long our club operations may be impacted. We hope that you as members who have enjoyed and value our club will continue to support the club during this period of disruption. Members who will not be using the club and want to freeze their membership ($0) during this period may do so by one of the following methods:

·         Contacting the club in person directly, or

·         Sending your request by email to

·         Visit our website at:  Go to: “Contact Us.” 

At your request, we will place your membership on freeze status at no cost ($0) through April 30, 2020. 

Refunds of program fees will be issued to your member account for programs that are cancelled. Fees for programs that are postponed will be held until we determine whether the programs will be rescheduled.

We will continue to provide updates as developments and circumstances warrant.




March 12, 2020

Dear Members,

The Coronavirus has caused unprecedented disruption globally over the past couple of weeks, and its effects are now moving into our local communities. We want to assure you that the health and safety of our employees, members and guests is our top priority. With this in mind, it is important that we take proper precautions to protect our employees, members and guests in the clubs. We are writing to provide you with information about the steps we are taking in this regard.

First and foremost, any employees, members or guests who are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness, including coughing, sneezing, a cold, fever or shortness of breath, should refrain from coming to the club until they are healthy and asymptomatic for at least 24 hours. Anyone who arrives at the club showing such symptoms will be immediately separated from others and sent home.

Our regular business practices include extensive cleaning and disinfecting of our facilities and equipment on a daily basis. With the growing concern about the Coronavirus, we want to be extra vigilant in our cleaning practices. Additional steps that management is implementing at our clubs include:

  1. Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces. This includes doors, door handles, light switches, tables, counters, drinking fountains, faucets, sinks, showers, toilets, barbells, dumbbells, fitness/yoga mats, group cycles, handles on fitness/cardio equipment, other small fitness equipment, balls, and similar equipment.
  2. Availability of cleaning and disinfecting products. We use EPA-approved products and are making sure that the dispensers for hand sanitizer and X-wipes located throughout the clubs are stocked at all times for members’ use.
  3. Cleaning pools and spas. Based on guidance issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), free chlorine residual levels of 1.5 parts per million or greater are sufficient to inactivate the Coronavirus in swimming pools. Our automated chlorination systems are set to meet or exceed these levels as part of our standard practices, and we manually test the chemical levels three times a day to confirm the chemical levels in the pools and spas. In addition, we will be regularly cleaning the hand rails and ladders that people touch getting in and out of the pools and spas.

Another important element of maintaining a safe and healthy club environment in the current circumstances is managing person-to-person contact to limit the potential exposure to the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends avoiding physical contact and maintaining a distance of at least three feet from other people. This “social distancing” is difficult to maintain within the sports club environment. At this time, we are continuing our club programs and activities as scheduled except as otherwise announced, but we encourage our employees, members and guests to consider the following precautions:

·         Avoid personal contact such as handshakes and hugs in personal greetings

·         Where possible, try to maintain some personal space from others when working out on equipment, participating in classes or other activities, and socializing in the club

·         Use towels on fitness and yoga mats

·         Wipe down equipment before and after use with X-wipes provided by the club

·         Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content frequently. The club provides hand sanitizer at various locations throughout the club.

Much is still unknown about the Coronavirus so information and appropriate responses are evolving on a frequent basis. Our current plans and practices reflect current information and recommendations based on guidance from the CDC, WHO and other sources. We are continuing to monitor developments relating to the Coronavirus and will provide updates as circumstances warrant. 

We appreciate your membership and want to assure you that we are taking appropriate action to maintain a safe and healthy environment for your use and enjoyment. If you have any questions, please contact club management.




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