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Covid 19 safety measures:  We need to follow Covid 19 safety measures and the LTA guidelines, which means:

  • sanitising hands on arrival and departure, keeping social distancing and not congregating at the club at the end of play
  • apart from use by the coaches, the Clubhouse is open only for the use of toilets: sanitise on the way in and out
  • this also means that the Clubhouse kitchen and changing rooms remain out of bounds apart from access to toilets
  • the Clubhouse windows should not be touched: Joe has taken charge of keeping the clubhouse ventilated
  • members and guests must not shelter in the Clubhouse in the event of rain                                                        
  • floodlights can be used                                                                                        29 Mar

Club Sessions:  From 29 March until 31 May there will be club sessions on the following days:
Thursdays: each week starting on 1 April from 10.30am to 12.30pm
Saturdays: each week starting from 3 April from 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Mondays: 5 April, 3 May and 31 May from 2.30pm to 5.30pm
We will review this arrangement at the end of May along with possibly re-instating the Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon sessions.     16 Mar

Court booking: The booking system lets you book for the current day and the next six days.  It is possible to have one booking each day.  Please remember to cancel a booking if the court is no longer needed.  16 Mar

Court 4 bookings:  Since October 2018 it has been possible to book Court 4 at times that were previously reserved for the North Bank Estate. Court 4 is still a shared resource with the estate, but  we have removed the restrictions on booking for both parties: club members and the estate can now book Court 4 with equal priority at any time when the court is not being used for priority events such as coaching or club sessions.  However estate users are not able to book Courts 1 to 3.  We know that Court 4 has now become very popular, and in order to give estate users fair access to Court 4, club members are encouraged to try to book Courts 1 to 3 in preference to Court 4, especially at weekends.  16 May

Guests: A reminder that one member may bring only one guest at a time, and no one person may be brought as a guest more than five times in a membership year, irrespective of whose guest they are.  Please:

  • register the guest name and proposed date of play by email in advance before the guest attends by emailing [email protected]; guest registration is a condition of our insurance
  • pay the guest fee (£5 for an adult or £3 for a junior) by bank transfer immediately after play             16 Mar

Junior coaching For full details of programmes with Maria and Joe please click here >>   26 Feb

Regular court maintenance programme: 

  • On 30 July 2020, all 4 courts were power brushed.
  • On 19 October, all courts were sprayed with moss killer.
  • On 9 November, all 4 courts were power brushed.      
  • On 25 March 2021, all 4 courts were power brushed and sprayed with moss killer.
  • On the mornings of 26 and 27 April , Courts 1-3 will be decompacted, which revives the pile and aims to restore the surface to its original state.  All 4 courts will be power brushed and new infill will be applied – rubber granules on Courts 1-3 and sand on Court 4.                                    25 Mar

Parking at MHMLTC:  We ask that, where possible, you walk or cycle to the club. If you need to drive,  we have 7 spaces in our car park and we ask that the first car to arrive parks at one end or other of the car park, to encourage others to park so that we make use of the 7 spaces. In addition, we need to remind long standing members and to advise new members of the following:

  • We have no right to use car parking spaces at The Paddock. It is merely a friendly arrangement with a neighbour
  • We may only use The Paddock spaces when our spaces are full
  • When using The Paddock spaces we must always leave 2 spaces empty  so that we do not deprive any resident or visitor of a space
  • We are not permitted to park in the curve opposite the entrance to The Paddock parking. 5 Aug

Clubhouse Security: If court 4 is the only court being used and there is no-one in the clubhouse, in the interests of security please lock the clubhouse. 19 Nov 

Singles tennis ladder: We have started a Singles Ladder for all members, all ages, ability and gender.  Please click here >> for details.  13 Oct 

Joe's tennis tips: Joe has posted three videos on the club's Facebook page to keep us connected with our tennis.  Click here >> to see them.  20 Apr

Supervision of Juniors: When children attend formal coaching sessions or holiday camps, they are supervised by the coaches concerned. However, when junior members and their guests use the club's facilities at any other time that is permitted by the club, parents and guardians must understand that there are no staff on the premises to safeguard, supervise or assist children, and at times there may not be any adults present at all. Parents must therefore accept complete responsibility for their juniors and guests when using the facilities of the club and the neighbouring North Bank estate, and either arrange for their play to be supervised or knowingly allow them to play unsupervised. 19 Nov

Safeguarding & Diversity: The LTA have asked us to make all members aware of their responsibilities when it comes to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. There will shortly be a new noticeboard in the clubhouse with guidance and details of our Welfare Officers who will deal with any issues. In the meantime, you can find advice on what to do if you have a concern in the 'Emergencies' section of the Membership area of the website, and full details of the safeguarding, diversity and other polices in the 'Club policies' section. 20 Aug

Volunteers needed for working parties: A couple of times a year we get together a working party to do some maintenance work round the club, e.g. leaf clearing, weeding, cutting back foliage, clearing the gutter.  Ian Jeffries keeps a list of volunteers that he calls upon when needs arise (no compulsion if you are unavailable!), so please email Ian at [email protected] if you are willing to be added to the list.  Working parties usually take place at 10am on a Sunday and last a couple of hours. 19 Apr

Facebook page: The club now has its own Facebook page.  You can access it from the foot of the homepage of this website (click on the F logo). We have already uploaded some cool videos and we look forward to our members contributing to the site. 25 Apr

British Tennis Membership:  We ask all adult members and juniors 11 and over to sign up for free British Tennis Membership Lite. If you aren't already a member, please sign up and quote Muswell Hill Methodist as your tennis venue: https://www.lta.org.uk/member/benefits/31 Aug

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