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JANUARY 4TH  

Following on from the government announcement regarding the national lockdown arising from the coronavirus epidemic , the tennis club will be closed until further notice 

We will update when this situation changes . 

 

Keep safe and see you soon. 

 

DECEMBER 20TH 

I am sure we all had the same sinking feeling when the Prime Minister announced the  third lockdown period for London yesterday, albeit in the guise of the "Tier 4 " label. One difference  however from the previous two lock downs is that tennis is able to continue in a limited way. 

Below is set out the LTA guidance that as a club we must apply effective immediately. 

  • Only singles is permitted , except for doubles  between members of the same household/ bubble 
  • Competition/ league matches are not permitted for adults , hence all our Middlesex League and Kenton Winter League matches are stopped. 
  • However , local singles and doubles competition matches are permitted for U18, hence planned junior matches may continue. 
  • Individual coaching may continue plus lessons for one household / bubble. Group coaching allowed for U18 but not adults 
  •  Spectators are not allowed except for one parent/ guardian supervision for juniors. 
  • All  indoor facilities - including the bar , shed, the changing rooms and the toilets are closed. However toilet closure is " subject to confirmation by the government " 

 

So , in summary,  the club will remain open under the above restrictions. The booking system remains in place and a big thankyou to Naina for administering that. A reminder you need to provide the name of all people playing in your booking request.

As there will only be tennis users accessing the site in the next few weeks you will need your car park  gate key to enter. Please remain vigilant in ensuring that the gates are left locked during your match and  on your departure. 

Logistical barriers prevented us holding the Tennis AGM that was due at the end of 2020 and the agenda included the re- election of officers. If anyone has any objections to the current committee continuing on an interim  basis please let us know. 

 

 

DECEMBER 14TH

Please click here MYA Christmas Box if you have received one of our leaflets in your box.


NOVEMBER 29TH

We are delighted that we will be able to re-open the club and resume play on December 2nd.   The rules for play, compliant with Government and LTA guidance, are largely as per they were before lock down 2.   The headlines are:

  • Doubles and singles are allowed
  • Middlesex team competitions and Kenton Floodlit League can resume and matches should be played as scheduled (matches not played during lock down will be rescheduled)
  • Coaching can resume, subject to certain group size limitations
  • Social distancing should be maintained at all times. 
  • No socialising before or after tennis activity
  • Parent/guardian supervision permitted (one per player)
  • Spectating to be minimised (rule of 6 applies)
  • Court booking is required (check the calendar for court space first and then e-mail [email protected] with your request, bookings cannot be made more than 1 week in advance, bookings must specify all players participating)
  • If you have the NHS app please scan yourself in with the QR code on the tennis hut, if you don't please enter your details the log book attached to the tennis hut

Stay safe and enjoy your games!


NOVEMBER 22ND

This year the Tennis Section AGM will take place on Monday 7th December at 8.00PM. and be conducted on Zoom.  We hope lots of members will attend - please see the e-mail from Sarper for login details.


OCTOBER 26TH

As you will propbably be aware , we have had some coaching challenges in recent months  with James resigning during lockdown and his replacement Kingsley being unable to start work due to a back injury. Kingsley has subsequently resigned as this injury means he will be unable to coach for a period of 6 - 9 months. We are very grateful to Justin for stepping up and delivering all the coaching at the club over the few  months . 

As a committee we have been looking at different options and have reached a conclusion after discussions with James. James  resigned to pursue an alternative career in IT programming which is going  well but, in addition, is maintaining some coaching activity on a part time basis. We have agreed with James that he will take back full management responsibilities for the coaching programme and also conduct limited number of mainly group lessons himself ( ie with a  time commitment that is compatible with his new career), working with Justin who will continue to play a big part in delivering the coaching.  Going forward you should contact James  for all coaching enquiries on  07852180905/[email protected]    Details of the coaching can be found through this link .   https://ignitetennis.co.uk/junior-courses/ .    Welcome back James . 


SEPTEMBER 29TH

We are delighted to have completed our Club Tournaments,  resumed competitive inter-club league  tennis and welcomed lots of new members since lock-down, but are also very mindful of the need to remain vigilant and operate within government and LTA Covid-19 guidelines.   All members and guests are required to follow track and trace procedures when visiting the club.  We have our own QR code that is on the shed.  If you have the NHS tracking app please scan this every time you come to the club – it’s very quick and simple to do.  If you don’t have the app a book will attached to the shed: please write your name and the date/time in that.

On Saturday September 26th we held  our delayed 2020 Finals Day.  Overall we had 23 finals and 62 trophies and medals to give out.  The matches started at 10am and finished at 8pm with sunshine, wind and a little rain, adding an extra dimension to proceedings but the quality of the tennis still shone through.   Thanks to everyone who has helped organise the tournaments and all the players who have hopefully enjoyed the 175+ matches that have been played.   We were pleased that this year BLJ Law (see https://bljlaw.co.uk/) made a very generous donation towards the costs of the trophies we awared.

As we couldn’t hold the traditional evening presentation and not everyone could be there to watch we thought our members would appreciate this record of events.  Read the link to see who got all the silverware….. Finals Day results

 

 

Welcome to Kenton Lawn Tennis Club

Kenton Lawn Tennis Club, established in the late 1950s, is nestled in the heart of North West London.  The club provides a family friendly environment with a multitude of tennis opportunities for all ages.  We are part of Kenton Sports Club that also has cricket, table tennis and darts sections as well as two bars and a hall that can be hired for community use.  https://www.kentonsportsclub.co.uk/


Key dates

Our A. G. M . will be held via Zoom on Monday December 7th at 8pm.    We hope we can get back to normal  during 2021 and re-instate our usual busy calendar of sporting and social events.


Social Tennis

Our social tennis times - when all players mix in - are every Wednesday evening 7.30pm till 9.30pm and  Sunday afternoons  3pm to 6pm.     

For the present time our regular and very popular Friday evening junior socials are suspended due to Covid-19 considerations but some ad hoc smaller group junior tennis will take place.


Safeguarding Policies

We are an LTA affiliated club and our adherence to LTA registration standards is recognition thar our club is safe, welcoming and inclusive. KLTC strives to provide a safe, enjoyable and inclusive environment for all of its members, volunteers and coaches.   Peter Pilides is our Welfare Officer and has undertaken LTA safeguarding training.   If you have any safeguarding concerns, or any other queries about our policy, Peter should be the first point of contact: [email protected] or 07884262527.

  1. Diversity and Inclusion Policy 
  2. Safeguarding Policy

 


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How to find us

Kenton Lawn Tennis Club
Kenton Park Road, Kenton
Kenton
HARROW
Middlesex
HA3 8UB

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