Lockdown Tennis Rules

We hope you are keeping safe and well. We have to be cautious and careful but we have some indication of the way forward now following the LTA`s published guidance yesterday for tennis venues and players. There have been several administrative processes to amend the web-site, membership and booking system, as well as completing Risk Assessments as required by the LTA before we can open safely.


The Committee have therefore approved the following guidelines which are as follows:

  1. The Club will re-open for existing members for play on Thursday May 14th subject to the criteria laid down by LTA guidelines.
  2. New members are welcome to purchase membership from 1st July.
  3. Tennis can be singles or doubles. Junior players must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  4.  Please bring your own balls, racquets, hand sanitisers and personal gloves with you and MARK your own tennis balls to avoid confusion. Avoid picking up tennis balls that are not yours, wash your hands before coming to the Club and immediately you return home. Balls can be purchased from Sam if needed.
  5. The clubhouse will remain closed and cannot be accessed at all. A First Aid box will be left on the left hand bench beside the clubhouse door. Please only use if necessary.
  6. All existing members wishing to play MUST BOOK A COURT, in order to avoid congestion and the gathering of people waiting to play.
  7. Courts will be booked for 45minute  session with a maximum of 90 minutes and one session per member per day initially.
  8. Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before your start time, and vacate the court shortly before the end time to ensure social distancing is maintained throughout.
  9. Use gloves when using the gate and padlock to limit the spread of the virus. Please remember to disconnect the numbers on locking the courts.

BOOKING This can only be done when memberships have been purchased


We trust that everyone fully respect the guidelines laid down here, and to ensure that their entire group adhere fully to the rules on social distancing. The Club will not be responsible for any problems incurred through lack of adherence to all rules relating to Covid 19.


All members should follow the links here to read the LTA guidance for venues and players:

Guidance we have followed for venues: https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/news/2020/lta-guidance-for-tennis-venues---covid-19.pdf

Guidance for players before arriving: https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/news/2020/lta-guidance-for-tennis-players---covid-19.pdf


Currently our coaching sessions are still on hold. These will be up for review in the coming weeks, please follow the club (https://bit.ly/2yJGkvV) and Durham Community Tennis Partnership (https://bit.ly/2YZz61u) on social media for updates on this.


Please enjoy some tennis, stay healthy, alert and safe. The courts and Garden are looking wonderful!


If you have any question or concerns please let us know as this policy is being kept under constant review by the committee to ensure continuing compliance.

please use thge folowing contact infromation. Sam - 07771130867 - [email protected]


Couples Membership

01/07/2020 - 31/03/2021

2 Adults living in the same household.

Eligibility: 2 adults living in the same household.

£177.50 in full

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Family Membership

01/07/2020 - 31/03/2021

For families of up to 2 adults and 2 children

Eligibility: Family of up to 2 adults and 2 junior/mini members living in the same household.

£187.50 in full

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Guardian Membership

01/07/2020 - 31/03/2021

A social membership for a parent or guardian joining with a child.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this category you must join with a child.

£37.50 in full

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Junior Membership

01/07/2020 - 31/03/2021

Players who are in 'Full Ball' or fall into the coaching groups, Yellow, Blue, Purple or Gold squad.

Eligibility: Players who are in 'Full Ball' or fall into the coaching groups, Yellow, Blue, Purple or Gold squad. Please check with a coach if you are unsure if your child is in this category.

£30.00 in full

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Mini Tennis Membership

01/07/2020 - 31/03/2021

Players who are still in Mini Tennis Green or below on 1st April 2020

Eligibility: Players who are still in Mini Tennis Green or below on 1st April 2020

£20.00 in full

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New Senior Membership

01/07/2020 - 31/03/2021

New adult members joining for the first time.

Eligibility: If you have previously been a senior member you are not eligible for this membership.

£60.00 in full

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Senior Membership

01/07/2020 - 31/03/2021

A full years senior membership

Eligibility: Members who are renewing their membership. If you have not been a member before you are able to benefit from our 'New Member' category

£98.75 in full

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Student Membership

01/07/2020 - 31/03/2021

Full playing membership for a student. Please check eligibility.

Eligibility: Durham University Student or young adult over the age of 18 and in full-time further education.

£45.00 in full

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