Team Commitment Fee Due 05/31/2020
Hi City League captains and players,
I wanted to give you an update following our recent City League Board meeting.
Given the unprecedented circumstances we are facing in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Board has voted to cancel the rest of the 2019-2020 City League season. The board also decided no teams will change divisions at the end of this season.
Please know this was not an easy decision and not one we made lightly. We studied statistics from the season, gathered by our Vice President, Kelly Buhlmann, and discussed a wide range of possible scenarios. We all love the game of tennis and care so much for this league and our team experiences. W e were really hoping some of the season and our normal way of operating could be salvaged. However, with the escalating travel restrictions, facility closures, and shelter-in-place orders from various local and state authorities, this seemed our best and fairest decision.
To those teams who were well on their way to winning their divisions, we want to extend a genuine congratulation on your success and acknowledge your terrific season. Your hard work and excellent play did not go unnoticed and we truly applaud your achievements. Well done!
City League and tennis will still be here when we emerge from this crisis, wiser, stronger and more adaptable for having experienced its unpredictability and impact.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments. Team Commitment forms will be sent to captains and facilities at the beginning of April with a due date of May 1. We look forward to having you play tennis with City League next season.
Stay safe and healthy until we meet on the courts again,
President, Greater Portland City League Tennis Association