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USATT Clarifies Comprehensive General Liability Insurance Policy Coverage for Member Clubs

By USATT COO - Mark Thompson | Jan. 15, 2021, 2:30 p.m. (ET)

USATT Clarifies Comprehensive General Liability Insurance Policy Coverage for Member Clubs

As the Temporary Moratorium on Sanctioned Tournaments and Approved Leagues Expires,

USATT Clarifies Coverage on Comprehensive General Liability Insurance Policy for Member Clubs

 

(Colorado Springs, CO – January 15, 2021) – USA Table Tennis (“USATT”), the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis, today stated the organization’s policy on the comprehensive general liability insurance policy covering USATT Member Clubs.

 

Specifically, this insurance policy is intended to cover ordinary and traditional table tennis activities at a USATT Member Club’s designated club facility as follows:

 

1. Ordinary and traditional table tennis activities related to USATT Sanctioned Tournaments;

 

2. Ordinary and traditional table tennis activities related to USATT Approved League Play;

 

3. Ordinary and traditional table tennis activities related to USATT Approved Training Camps;

 

4. Ordinary and traditional table tennis coaching activities undertaken by USATT Certified Coaches; and

 

5. Ordinary and traditional table tennis activities at a USATT Member Club’s designated club facility during that club’s regular hours of operation.

 

Under USATT policy, a Member Club’s comprehensive general liability insurance coverage is applicable for one designated club facility, only. In other words, Member Clubs that have more than one physical club location must have a separate USATT Club Membership for each location. A Member Club may obtain comprehensive liability insurance coverage for a one-time USATT Sanctioned Tournament or Approved Event held in a facility other than the Member Club’s regular designated club facility by applying with Headquarters for such coverage and paying an additional fee of $50.00.

 

Furthermore, under USATT policy, table tennis coaching activities of any type at a USATT Member Club by persons who are not USATT Certified Coaches are NOT covered under the Member Club’s comprehensive liability policy. Additionally, ordinary and traditional coaching activities by USATT Certified Coaches are only covered at a USATT Member Club’s designated club facility or, if applicable, a one-time USATT Sanctioned Tournament or Approved Event where coverage has been purchased and confirmed.

 

Furthermore, as the temporary moratorium on sanctioned tournaments and approved league play expires today (January 15, 2021), USATT also reminds and directs USATT Member Clubs to continue to strictly adhere to all local and national health and operational safety guidelines and protocols, including any and all requirements related to rules for quarantines and appropriate facial coverings.

 

Additionally, prior to receiving sanction approval and/or league activation, Tournament and League Directors must continue to complete and submit for approval by USATT Headquarters two mandatory health and safety related documents: (i) the Declaration of Compliance with Local, State and Federal Governmental and Public Health Restrictions Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic; and  (ii) the Checklist and Questionnaire for Preparation and Execution of a Sanctioned Tournament (or Approved League) Operational Safety Plan. These documents, which can be obtained upon request at Admin@usatt.org, must be approved by USATT Headquarters before submitting a tournament request for sanction approval or the activation of approved league play. USATT Member Clubs are also encouraged to review the Operational Safety Plan Questionnaire for guidance on health and safety considerations upon returning to, or continuing, regular club operations.

 

Questions regarding the coverage of USATT’s Comprehensive General Liability Insurance Policy or the procedures related to sanctioned tournaments or approved leagues should be directed to Admin@usatt.org.