Rules of Play

Membership access:

  • Only BLTC adult and junior members will be allowed to play during level 4 restrictions
  • No guests allowed
  • Play will be restricted to singles between individuals from different households
  • Members from the same household may play doubles 

During play

  • Players should observe good hygiene recommendations below
  • Tennis balls should be marked and only handled by the owner
  • No changing of ends
  • Avoid shaking hands or High-5s


  • Clubhouse will remain closed apart from emergency access to toilet and first aid
  • Benches will be removed from the court
  • Hand sanitiser will be provided at the gate, but members are requested to bring their own
  • No club balls will be available

Safety and Hygeine:

  • Do not come to the courts if you have Covid-19 symptoms
  • Bring your own hand sanitiser
  • Clean your hands and all equipmet, including water bottles, before and after play
  • Keep a minimum of 2 meters from those not in your own household
  • Take care to observe social distancing when entering and leaving courts
  • Avoid touching nets and other hardware as far as possible
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Dispose of any tissues and litter safely and considerately

General Safety and Wellbeing

  • Beware icy conditions as the courts, paths and carpark are not routinely cleared
  • Surfaces can also become slippery when wet
  • Members must take responsibility for their own safety and that of guests and other players
  • Any concerns should be reported to the committee immediately