Fri, 26 Jun 2020 00:00
We plan to restart Adult Social Tennis sessions from 4th July and also allow members to play with guests.
Further details will be published nearer the time, after we have decided what format to use, while complying with social distancing rules.
The latest LTA advice is:
"Following the Prime Minister's statement today (23 June), there will be no immediate changes to the guidelines for tennis. We will be reviewing the Government's detailed guidance once published and updating the guidelines for tennis as appropriate ahead of the Government's new measures being introduced from 4 July. The Prime Minister however confirmed that from 4 July the maximum size of groups that will be allowed to meet outside will remain at no more than six people (except where these are from two household groups only), and that indoor changing facilities and sports courts should remain closed.
The LTA remains in continued dialogue with Government, and we anticipate larger groups being permitted and indoor tennis courts being able to reopen as restrictions are further eased. Subsequent to the Prime Minister's statement, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has indicated that subject to public health, it is the Government's aspiration to reopen gyms and leisure facilities in mid-July.
We will share further updates with regards to the easing of restrictions as decisions are made, and ask that until that time venues and players remain patient and follow the current guidelines that are in place. "
****** Please note that the 6 person group size limit remains in place. Therefore it is not permitted for 8 people to play doubles on 2 courts and mix in between courts. ******
The guidance published in the News item dated 31st May still applies.