Even though tennis players have been paying into a coffee kitty for their own coffee, that was not good enough. NO COFFEE is the new mantra at the Tennis Center.
This is the notice the Tennis Center staff emailed to some players referencing the board appointed task force’s recommendations: ” … These included some inefficiencies and ineffectiveness within the tennis operations as well as the strong position that no cash transactions should be permitted as this amenity”.
the message went on to say: • To eliminate the handling of cash by the tennis staff, the staff has attempted to find a company that would provide a coffee vending machine. Unfortunately, this investigation has not been successful. As a result, the past practice of the staff collecting cash, making coffee and cleaning up after players has been discontinued, effective immediately.
OK, so coffee is relatively cheap so why doesn’t PLCA just pay for it and perk it like Pelican Bay and other communities do?… Did the PLCA appointed Task Force only focus on a coffee kitty?
On the positive side, If this actually translates into the realization that Cash Management procedures are important then we can expect that all cash transactions at the Tennis Center will be run thru the PLCA accounting system. What you say? Yes, for years Dave’s lessons, tennis ball sales, social event, stringing, drills, etc. etc. etc. have not registered on the PLCA books. What you say? Yes it’s true. Residents do not receive receipts for any transactions at the Tennis Center nor does PLCA report “additional income” on the Tennis Director’s W2 (or on a 1099 if they wish to consider that a separate business he runs while being paid as a full time salaried employee).
The resident comprised Tennis Study Group recommended real accounting controls – and did not concern themselves with petty cash for coffee.
This coffee business is silly — It sound as though that pesky study group must’ve really made the tennis director and the community manager angry … and now they will teach you a lesson and make you pay for it! (just not in cash)
Express yourselves folks. Stop this foolishness and institute good business practices NOW!