COVID19 Updated Rules for Players

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The LTA have now updated the requirements for play for Tier 2 which applies to Helsby and Castle Park.  The full information can be found at  LTA Playing Tennis Info  however below is a summary in note form for easy reading.  Please ensure you are aware of and comply with all regulations to ensure the safe continued ability to play tennis.

You should not attend the tennis courts:

if you have any COVID-19 symptons,

if you are living in a household with someone who has a possible or confirmed infection,

if you are required to self-isolate for any reason


Courts must be booked in advance via Clubspark

Please use the NHS Test and Trace QR code at the courts

Use your own equipment

Take your own hand sanitiser

Take the minimum equipment with you

Clean and wipe down equipment before and after play

Do not share food and drink with anyone

Do not leave anything on court

Plan timings that you are at the courts as close to start time as possible

Wipe down with alcohol gel any items that are touched such as gates, nets

Do not use the scorers

Allow others to leave the courts before entering  - stand clear of all entrances whilst waiting

Leave the court slightly early to allow a change of players without contact.

Do not stay after playing


Clubhouse will be closed

There are no water or toilet facilities available

Please do not leave rubbish but take it with you for disposal


Stay at least 2m away from anyone not in your household or support bubble when not in play

No physical contact with other players

Do not chase the ball onto another court if in use

Where possible do not interact with anyone outside of the group you are playing with

Avoid touching your face

Use separate balls on different courts

If you share ball on one court - take extra care not to touch your face and clean hands before and after play with alcohol gel

Do not touch balls from another court with your hands - use racket or feet

Only one parent/guardian or carer may accompany a player and they must remain off court and keep 2m away from any other spectators.

No more than 6 people can be off court - It is important that spectators adhere to these limits; in addition to being legal requirements punishable by fines, those violating the measures are endangering public safety and undermining the case for safe sport to be allowed to take place.  If spectators do not follow these legal requirements, the club or provider can ask them to leave or not to attend again. Where there are serious or GUIDANCE FOR TENNIS PLAYERS IN ENGLAND LTA.ORG.UK/CORONAVIRUS consistent issues with spectators, the sport's national governing body may consider sanctions including suspending the relevant sport provider from running any leagues, matches, training sessions or other events or activities until this has been addressed.

Spectators should minimise shouting or raising of voices.