Coronavirus Advice - until further notice

The tennis club will be re-opening on Monday 29 March with Covid-19 Restrictions in place.



Please see here the latest LTA Update wtih regard to the club re-opening and the restrictions.



The Government has today (22 February) published its roadmap for the gradual and staged easing of lockdown restrictions in England, made possible by the pace of the vaccination programme.  Restrictions will be eased across all areas of England at the same time.

The announcement confirmed that:

  • Outdoor tennis courts will be able to open from 29 March. This will mean recreational tennis will be able to resume, including singles and doubles social play, 1:1 coaching and formally organised activity for groups, including group coaching (maximum group size and court ratios subject to confirmation)

Please see the summary grid here

Therefore Hurstpierpoint Tennis Club will be open for play for all of its members as of Monday 29 March 2021.



The Government announced today that new Tier 4 restrictions will be introduced in Sussex from 00:01 on 26 December 2020.

The good news is that the club can remain open but only for individual exercise, for people to use with others within your household, support bubble, or with one person from another household. One-to-one coaching for adults is also permitted along with group coaching for under 18s.

Therefore, all club organised sessions for adults are cancelled until further notice.  This also includes adult group coaching sessions.

Junior coaching will resume as normal on 02nd January.

Please see the update from the LTA at: 

LTA Tier 4 Update



Following the announcement that England will return to a system of tiered restrictions effective from 00:01 on Wednesday 2 December once the current lockdown period ends, the tennis club will be openning play.

Please see the update from the LTA at :

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latest advice December 2020 | LTA



The Prime Minister has announced new national restrictions for England to be implemented from Thursday 5 November - Wednesday 2 December.

Yesterday evening, Monday 02nd November the LTA sent out the following statement:

‘The Government have today indicated that they won’t be allowing outdoor tennis courts to open in England during the period of the new national restrictions that come into force from Thursday. This is hugely disappointing for all those who love tennis up and down the country. We will continue to put our case to them ahead of the formal legislation detailing the restrictions during lockdown, which is yet to be published and is due to be voted on in Parliament on Wednesday. We will then provide an update on the definitive position of what is and isn’t allowed.’

As it stands, as of Thursday 05th November the club will be CLOSED for ALL play and there will be no access to the courts and clubhouse.

Of course, if things change after the vote on Wednesday, we will update you.



Please see the link below - this page provides up to date information as to how the coronavirus (Covid-19) and the latest government advice around it, relates to tennis activities in Britain and all those involved in delivering them.



There has been a further LTA update on guidance for tennis players, which includes an NHS pre-event symptom check which must be followed before leaving home to play tennis. Please familiarise yourself with the latest updates by clicking on the following link :



Thanks to the Government's relaxation of social distancing rules, the LTA have issued new guidelines for playing tennis in England as from 1st June 2020.

This means that from tomorrow both SINGLES and DOUBLES play with other RENEWED CLUB MEMBERS from OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSEHOLD is permitted. If you are interested in joining the club, please email [email protected]

Before playing, you should read the following updated LTA guidance. Please adhere to the advice at all times.  

Please also note the following:-
We will be re-opening the middle court for bookings.
The clubhouse will remain closed until further notice.
If you need new balls, please contact Claire Brewer on [email protected]



We are hoping that the restricted tennis rules will soon be amended to allow more varied forms of play.  Further guidance is due shortly from the LTA, click the following link for the latest update.



Restricted play for members only is now up and running. The only forms of play currently allowed are singles with another member, or doubles with members that all live in your household. Please make sure you book online, in advance and follow the Government and LTA guidelines which can be found using the following links:-

NEW BALLS can be purchased from Claire Brewer  who can be contacted on 07843 629525 or by e-mail at [email protected]


Restricted re-opening of courts following the Prime Minister's update on Sunday 10th May.

We are currently working on meeting the LTA guidance issued yesterday to allow restricted play to commence for all renewed members, hopefully from this weekend (Saturday 16th May) . Email communication will be sent to keep existing members updated. If you are interested in joining the club please contact our membership secretary, Sam Goswamy, on [email protected]



Latest update from the LTA about gradually re-opening the courts. We will be in touch again once the committee has agreed the way forward.



Tennis Club Closure following  further LTA update - Chairman's message

The priority of everyone needs to be protecting the health of our communities, with a requirement to dramatically adjust our behaviour to help slow the spread of the disease, prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed, and ultimately save lives. The way everyone can do this is by complying with the Government's recent guidance and staying at home.

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Monday evening (23 March) the Lawn Tennis Association has instructed that all tennis facilities and courts should be closed, and tennis coaching and activity should be put on hold with immediate effect.

We are sorry to relay that the courts will consequently be closed from tonight, and all activity delivered by the club remains suspended for the foreseeable future, including all organised coaching, cardio and junior sessions.

If possible, we would ask that members continue to support the club whilst the current situation prevails. The committee is already revising the membership fees for 2020/21 to be able to reflect the period the club will be closed. More details will follow, but essentially we will discount joining fees for those not yet signed up and refund a proportion back to members who have already subscribed.

Warm regards
Toby Lott, Chairman



Clubhouse Closure  - with immediate effect, following LTA update. Copy and paste this link into your browser for further information, including social distancing and hygiene practices if using courts.



It is with much regret that I have to inform you of the committees decision to suspend all organised, club activities immediately for the safety of our members. 


The following sessions are cancelled until further notice: -

  • Monday evening mixed social session
  • Tuesday evening men’s team practice
  • Wednesday morning ladies practice
  • Thursday evening mixed social session



For team players, please note that :-

  • winter season league matches still to be played have been cancelled
  • summer season league matches have been delayed, pending review at a later date.



Please note the following: -

  • Basil Mason Finals Tournament will be played, but not as a public event
  • Wimbledon Draw – this will be delayed, pending further notice from the LTA in the hope of knowing whether this year’s tournament will take place
  • Parents & Kids fun Tournament, cancelled
  • Our Club’s own summer tournament, delayed
  • Turner Tennis run Junior Tournament, delayed



Any organised, group sessions involving more than 4 players plus one coach to be cancelled. This has the potential to impact on: -

Kids sessions running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Group adult classes run by Zoe,  including cardio tennis, that involve more than 4 players


Turner tennis will follow up with members separately about these sessions.



We will continue to allow casual play arranged by members and coaching sessions that involve 4 or fewer individuals (plus the coach). However, this will be at your own risk and on the understanding that the club cannot accept responsibility for the health of those involved, including in relation to the Coronavirus.  All advice from the Government, Public Health England and the NHS should still be strictly followed and anyone showing possible symptoms of the Coronavirus, or that has been in contact with someone else infected by the disease, should stay away from the club for the advised amount of time.

Do please look after yourselves and your families during this very difficult and highly unusual time, and I hope to see you back on court in due course. Should you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch.


Kind regards, Tracey

Club Secretary