Playing tennis and attending tennis-related events (collectively “Tennis Activities”) involves the risk of injury. Risks range from minor injuries to major injuries, such as catastrophic injuries including death. With the emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tennis Activities and social activities now also present the risk of COVID-19 infection, which can cause very serious illness and/or death. Hereafter, the above-referenced risks of injuries and COVID-19 infection are referred to as the “Risks.” For clarity, this document applies to all GLTF Tennis activities or social activities that you participate in after you sign this document.
For and in consideration of permitting you to participate in any Gay and Lesbian Tennis Federation’s (“GLTF’s”) Tennis Activities and/or social activities, you:
Understand and voluntarily accept the Risks;
Release and waive any claims you may have against GLTF, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents and independent contractors (“GLTF Releasees”) for any illness (including, but not limited to, COVID-19 infection), injury, including, without limitation, personal, bodily, or mental injury, economic loss or any damage to you, your spouse, guests, unborn child, or relatives resulting from any negligence of any of the GLTF Releasees, or anyone on their behalf, or anyone else participating in or otherwise present at such Tennis Activities or social activities.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold the GLTF Releasees harmless against any liability, damages, defense costs, including attorney fees, or from any other costs incurred in connection with claims for illness (including, but not limited to, COVID-19 infection), bodily injury, wrongful death or property damage caused by your negligence or other wrongful acts or omissions.
You further agree to hold harmless, defend and indemnify the GLTF Releasees from all liability, damages, defense costs, including attorney fees, or from any other costs incurred in connection with claims for illness, bodily injury, wrongful death or property damage brought by you, your guests, or minors, even if any of the GLTF Releasees were negligent.
Further, you understand and acknowledge that GLTF does not own, operate, manage, or supervise any tennis courts, and is not responsible for the maintenance, equipment, or safety conditions of any tennis court (including, but not limited to, the tennis courts at San Francisco State University, and Davie Stadium).
In addition, you agree that you are solely responsible for being familiar and complying with mandatory and recommended practices to prevent COVID-19 infection of yourself and others. If for any reason you believe that participating in a GLTF activity is unsafe (including, but not limited to, unsafe conduct of another participant in the activity), you agree to immediately cease participation in the activity.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE NATURE OF TENNIS ACTIVITIES, YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS DOCUMENT, AND YOU AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS IN THIS DOCUMENT.