Adult Waterfall Format
Palm Springs Players, we hope you are doing well! We have some bad news that I believe will end up being good news. Rancho Las Palmas, the host for our event on December 3-6, has shut us down due to COVID advisories. The state’s advisory encourages residents to stay local and avoid nonessential out-of-state travel. It also asks those who arrive from another state or country to self-quarantine for 14 days. This is only a recommendation, but the facility was not comfortable holding the event so here we are. Prior to this they had already disallowed the clinics, the Pro–am, the match point event and the alcohol, all of these being RW staples.
Since all of you have planned your weekend, taken days off work, made arrangements for kids or family while you were gone, we still feel responsible to somehow provide you this tennis getaway because that is what we do at Racquet War!
Over the last 24 hours we have attempted to find another place to host this event, going as far as Las Vegas, but simply have failed. Luckily, we have been able to secure some courts in Amelia Island, FL, which is an amazing place, but we know is a good distance for a lot of you.
We are so sorry for the bad news. It is not the Racquet War way. Even though we can’t control the situation we know it does come back and reflect on us. Our goal is to provide you with not only a great tennis experience, but an amazing event all weekend long. We have run six different events since June, 4 of them with over 300 players each. With our social distancing plan and procedures, we haven’t had one issue whatsoever.
We know of lot of you were using this event to qualify for our National Championship in Las Vegas in January, so we have decided that anyone that is registered will get entry into that event.
1. Transfer your entry to Amelia Island, FL on the same weekend as Palm Springs – We know this will not work for many, but for those who do choose this route it will be a trip full of memories.
2. Transfer your entry to our National Championship in Las Vegas, January 22-24, 2021. The courts are at Darling Tennis Center, with 25 courts spread over 11 acres. Our Host Accommodations are at the amazing Caesars Palace.
3. We will send you a credit voucher for use in any Racquet War event in 2021.
4. If you know you will not be playing in one of our events in 2021, we can attempt to issue you a credit back on your card. This option is very limited though as our time window to refund back on cards is very short.
Just shoot us a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org and please verify everyone in your group with your choice. We will take care of the rest.
While we are so disappointed we can’t come to Palm Springs this year, it is out of our control and we are now focused on an outstanding event in Amelia Island!
Oakley and the Racquet War Team
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