We are delighted to confirm that the courts re-opened on Monday 29th March.
It was lovely last year to see so many people enjoying playing tennis and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Northallerton Tennis Club.
The Committee is now in a position to confirm the subscription rates for the 2021 season.
We have kept the rates as low as we can in the circumstances and have reverted to those applicable in 2019, apart from the Youth Category which has been held at a lower level for this season only . In recognition of the increased interest in the Family Membership category we have introduced a part year option that allows a period of six months’ play for a reduced fee. It is hoped that this will be an attractive option and help to encourage families who joined the club for the first time last year to renew their membership.
Membership fees offer fantastic value for money. For example, a full senior membership is the equivalent of £7 a month, young adult £2 a month and a family membership £15 a month.
Members will receive the court and pavilion access codes via e mail on receipt of payment and completed membership form.
It is important that the procedure for joining/re-joining, as detailed in the Membership Form is followed (see links below).
Please note that there is a supplementary consent form, that must be completed for Youth Membership (aged 13-17).
We are strongly encouraging payment by on-line Bank transfer and if that is not possible the preferred alternative is cash.
No membership Tags will be issued this season.
Subscriptions were due for payment by 1st May 2021. New Members are still welcome after that date.
Senior Club Nights began on Monday 12th April. They run every Monday and Thursday throughout the summer months and start at 6 p.m.
On-Line Booking System
The on-line Court Booking system is live and is being used by members on a trial basis.
Members are being asked to continue to use their own tennis balls. The Committee is keeping that position under constant review, taking into account the most recent guidance on Covid-19.
Youth Coaching began on Saturday 3rd April from 9.30 to 12.30. All four courts will be unavailable to members every Saturday morning during those times.
Anyone interested in accessing coaching should contact the Club’s Head Coach, Ralph Windwood (07749 124514).
Please continue to be aware of and follow the updated guidance that is available on the LTA website, the Club’s own website and the Clubhouse windows.
For the moment the Clubhouse is still out of bounds except for an emergency. If you do use the facilities then please wipe down surfaces afterwards with the wipes provided.
• wash your hands for at least 20 seconds before and after play.
• if you or anyone from your household is displaying symptoms of the virus then do not access the courts for any reason.
• continue to adhere to the social distancing rules both on and off the court where possible / do not congregate in groups before, during or after play (currently the Government’s Rule of Six applies)
• use hand gel frequently. You need to provide your own hand gel.
• do not handle balls from other courts. Use either your racquet or foot to send stray balls back. Put identifying marks on your own tennis balls so you can easily spot which are yours.
Some other helpful points to note:
• The net winders have been put back on and members are asked to be sensible about the number of times the handles and net measurers are touched. Please gel your hands before and after setting the height of the net.
• The courts have been cleaned at a significant cost. Please either change your footwear or use the brushes next to the court entrance to clean your tennis shoes in order to minimise the risk of dirt being taken on and ground into the courts.
• The Cricket Club opened the outside bar on Friday 16th April, subject to Covid social contact restrictions, to coincide with their Junior Coaching programme. The bar will be open for Cricket matches which started on Saturday 17th April. Updates can be found on their Facebook page.
Please note that the exercising of dogs in the grounds of the Cricket Club is not permitted.