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LTA Guidelines for Tennis Players

LTA Guidelines for Tennis Coaches

LTA Guidelines for Tennis Venues

From Friday 15th May our Bicclescombe Park courts have been open for safe and appropriate tennis. By its very nature, tennis is an activity whereby close person to person contact can be avoided, with the Government saying tennis is a good example of an activity that can be undertaken in a way compliant with social distancing restrictions. 

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 we have introduced measures to limit hand to shared surface contact and minimise unnecessary interactions with others. This is managed through our COVID-19 Risk Assessment

ONE to ONE Coaching Opportunities

You can now book One to One Coaching with LTA Accredited Club Coaches as follows:

30 minutes - £8 (2 sessions £15)
40 minutes - £10
60 minutes - £15

BOOKINGS & PAYMENT : Coaching bookings can be made by phone, text, email, messenger  or facebook page with the individual approved & accredited club coach: Gary Tovey, Roz Cooke

MAINTAINING SOCIAL DISTANCING : Coaches will position themselves on the other side of net, and maintain social distancing from the player at all times ; Drills and feedback/instruction will be adapted to ensure social distancing guidelines can be safely adhered to.

EQUIPMENT : Use of fresh tennis balls for each lesson, using less balls per lesson. Use of 'live ball' exercises over basket feeding so less balls are needed. Balls that are stored for 72 hours, can then be re-used  ; The coach will be the only person to touch the tennis balls and players use their feet/racket to return them. Where players need to handle tennis balls (e.g. serving toss), they should bring their own, clearly marked tennis balls that only they touch ; Players should bring their own equipment ; There may be limited use of coaching equipment, with any equipment used removed & sanitised afterwards.

HEALTH, SAFETY & HYGIENE : There will be usual access to first aid and emergency equipment, although everyone is advised to carry a personal first aid provision e.g. plasters.

COACHING YOUNG CHILDREN :  If more than one coach wishes to run one to one ‘red stage’ sessions at the same time, then a maximum of two red courts will be set up per full sized adult court. Adequate space and care will be provided around these smaller courts to maintain social distancing ; Guardian (non-participant) attendance should be limited to one per child where possible, with social distancing strictly observed while watching the session.

When group coaching opportunities return...

For Adult Coaching contact Roz Cooke or visit the ADULT coaching page. 

For Junior Coaching full details of days & times will be found on the JUNIOR coaching page & for individual age group coaching initiatives visit the COACHING NEWS section or contact Gary Tovey

SCHOOLSCOMMUNITY GROUPS are always welcome to use the courts & facilities free of charge & further details can be found on the relevant pages.

Similarly commuity TODDLERS & their parents/guardians are always welcome, again free of charge!