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COVID-19 Update 14 May 2020

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Dear Members

Due to changes in government guidelines and the LTA Guidelines being released earlier this week the club and it’s committee are now in a position to slowly re open the outside courts for use whilst following strict rules.

In order to get the facility ready and safe for use we will be opening the club on Monday 18th May for a trial 2 week period at the end of which we will review if this can continue.

 

Your Memberships

As advised when we closed the club your memberships will be extended to take into account the time we  closed.  While it is still uncertain if the reopening will be long term this will be reviewed at the end of May and actioned if it is clear the reopening can continue. Unfortunately there is still a possibility we may have to return to lockdown.

 

Opening Times and facilities

Opening from 9am Monday 18th May

The club will be open daily from 9am – 8pm Monday to Sunday

The opening times are only daylight hours as floodlights are not in use at this time

There will be no access to toilet facilities at this time as the club house must remain closed

Access to the club will be via the front gate which will be padlocked and the code sent to players in the confirmation of court booking email.

First aid box will be situated in the outdoor cupboard

 

Booking Courts online or Via th APP

Outside courts 1,3 & 7 will be bookable for members only.

Bookings will open on Saturday 16th May

Book online via your booking APP or the website.

Any court use must be pre booked.

Bookings will be allowed hourly, up to 2 hours per player, but players must arrive at 5 past the hour and leave a 5 too the hour to reduce contact with others (10 minute buffer)

How to book courts via the booking APP - https://sportlabs.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/206275005-ClubSpark-Booker-App

How to book courts on the website - https://sportlabs.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/202250669-Booking-A-Court

 

Before and after Play

Wash your hands before leaving to visit the club and travel only with your household

Bring your own hand sanitiser to clean hands after touching gates

Players must leave straight away and NOT congregate in the patio area

Wash your hands on returning home as per guidance

Shut the club gate and lock the padlock when you leave

 

During Play

Bring your own personal tennis balls, Mark them to identify your own

Only serve your own, your opponent should serve their own

If you must change ends do so in a safe way, at distance

Do not share or leave tennis at the club

No net winders will be available, the net will be set for use

There will be no Benches

 

Coaching

Coaching is permitted only on a 121 basis to members and non members.

Coaching is at the coaches and player discretion.

You will need to contact the coaches directly to arrange sessions.

NO group coaching will take place.

 

Important guidance

Detailed advice for players, venues and Coaches can be found via the LTA website in addition to the guidelines on this infographic. Please read these before you play.

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