Newsletter May 2020

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Courts Open

Dear Members 

Just as the sunshine arrives, more great news - 

Our court resurfacing project is now complete and all 5 courts are fully open.  

I am obviously delighted that this project has been fulfilled and do hope everyone can get on court soon.  The new courts will be colour sprayed and permanently lined in a few weeks, the current lines are temporary. 

Covid 19 - Latest LTA advice - There has been no change to the advice issued by the LTA.  Everyone is welcome to play as a family unit at no extra charge throughout June.  Or you can arrange to meet one person from another household and play.  Please follow the exclusion and hygiene protocols that can be found online here and below the newsletter. 

Club Tournament- To celebrate, the club is running a tournament with a delicious bottle of bubbly to the winner during June.  The winner is the guy or lady who achieves the most points during social tennis games played in June.  Simply arrange to meet somebody or take your family for a game, 2 points for a win, 1 point for playing the set.  A game comprises 1 set but feel free to play more!  The more games you play the more chance you have!  Please email your results to [email protected] and I will log them.  Winner announced on 01 July 2020.

Court Bookings- Unfortunately we are still sorting out the online booking IT gremlin.  For the time being, please remember to text James to book a court.

First Aid/Clubhouse/Emergency Numbers - Just a reminder, as the Leisure Centre and club house remain closed under Government instructions, there are no First Aid or toilet facilities on site.

Family/Household Tennis - As a 'Thank You' for bearing with us we would like to relax the membership rules slightly to allow you to play with your household member[s] until 30 June even if you do not have a couples or family membership.  Hopefully they will enjoy this even if new to tennis.  I am sure there'll be other opportunities to give to members that find this gesture irrelevant during the year and thank you again for bearing with it .....

Single households - please feel free to use WhatsApp to arrange a game with another member.  We cannot admit guest at the moment other than from your own household.

LTA Guidance at 26/05/2020

https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19---latest-advice/

See you on court soon!

Maria

 

Covid-19 LTA rules reminder .... please also note the following 

  1. Tennis activity in England will be able to take place outdoors from Wednesday 13th May will be singles play only, other than where players are all from the same household in which case they can play doubles.  
  2. All people playing must be a paid up member, no spectators are allowed at the moment.
  3. If anyone under 16 is playing then at least one member of the same household group MUST be a senior member and on court.
  4. You must book a court before coming to the club do not just turn up.
  5. Please use clearly marked balls to avoid confusion.
  6. The clubhouse remains locked.
  7. Please ensure the gate is closed when you leave the club.  Do not admit the public to the club.

WE MUST ALL FOLLOW GOVERNMENT AND LTA GUIDELINES for all our safety and for the sake of the club.  Social distancing is still essential.

Do not come to the club for at least 14 days if you have Covid symptoms.

Do not come to the club for at least 14 days if anyone you live with has Covid symptoms.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Please bear in mind that these regulations might change if advice changes.

Stay safe ..... (& alert!) 

Use hand gel/mark your tennis balls/avoid turning up early/bear in mind there is no first aid at the club and the Leisure Centre remains shut.

Please call 999 in an emergency