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Phase 4 Sports Factory

posted Jun 25, 2020, 7:30 PM by Jenn Selchow   [ updated Jun 25, 2020, 7:31 PM ]

Good Day Pickleballers!


As we begin Phase 4 on Friday, June 26, 2020 (Illinois) the UW Health Sports Factory will be adjusting programming at the facility to reflect the new guidelines put forth by the State of Illinois, the IDPH, and the Winnebago County Health Department. Starting Monday, June 29, 2020 the UW Health Sports Factory, located at 305 S. Madison Street, Rockford, IL. 61104 will have Drop-In Pickleball Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Cost is $5.00 – no reservations are needed, just drop-in.


In addition, you may reserve your own court at the facility between the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Pricing for pickleball courts is as follows:

1:00-4:00 p.m. = $12 per court per hour

4:00-7:30 p.m. = $20 per court per hour

To reserve a court, call our customer experience team at 815-966-8770 and someone from our team will be happy to assist you with your reservation.



§  Face coverings must be worn when entering and exiting the building

§  If moving around the facility (to restrooms, water bottle filling stations, etc.) a face covering must be worn

§  Face coverings are not required during play

§  Social distancing is required when not playing

§  Players should avoid touching the net, stands, barriers, or other bleachers not in use – should a barrier need to be adjusted/moved, please see customer service so our staff can assist

§  Should a ball roll onto your court from an adjacent court, do not pick it up – use your paddle to gently direct the ball back toward the direction from which it came

§  When feasible, use your paddle to transfer pickleballs to your opponent; if utilizing a raised net, hit the ball under the net to your opponent

§  Players will need to bring their own water; water bottle filling stations are available

§  Players should not shake hands, touch paddles, or high-five one another during or after play

§  Players must abstain from touching their face (mouth, eyes, or nose)

§  Players should arrive dressed to play, as changing rooms will not be available

Do Not Play If:

Participant, or another resident of their household, has had any of the following signs and symptoms of COVID-19 in the previous 14 days; the participant will not be admitted to the program: Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at the information provided below-


Wishing everyone health and safety-


Derek R. Papich, Program Supervisor

Boys Volleyball Club Director

UW Health Sports Factory

305 S. Madison Street

Rockford, IL. 61104

Office (815) 987-8881

Customer Service (815) 987-8800