Coronavirus - playing tennis at Riseley
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00
We are pleased to advise that the LTA has agreed with the Government that outdoor tennis can now take place. A copy of the updated guidelines is available by following the link below, please ensure that you have taken the time to read this before arriving at the club.
IMPORTANT: Do not leave your home to play tennis if Government advice means you should stay at home because you or someone you live with has or has had symptoms of COVID-19, or you are in the most vulnerable category and have been advised to shield from the coronavirus.
Protocols when playing at the Club:
Players should observe the 2-metre social distancing rule at all times. Take particular care when entering or leaving courts.or changing ends.
Clean your hands before and after playing in accordance with Public Health requirements.
Access to the clubhouse is only for using the toilets and first aid facilities. The floodlights are not to be used. If when you finish playing you are the only one at the club please lock the clubhouse and courts.
There will be no organised club sessions, all play must be privately arranged.
All courts must be booked in advance through the court bookings system, when you take out membership you will be given access to the court booking system and be given the new gate code.
Players should arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before their court booking and leave when they finish play, do not congregate before or after playing.
Bring your own tennis balls and equipment and do not share with others. Mark your tennis balls so you can identify them.
Return balls to a neighbouring court without touching them, use your racquet.
The ball machine must not be used.
No guests are permitted at the current time.
After playing take all your belongings with you and do not leave anything on court.
Failure to comply with these protocols may jeopardise the Club's ability to remain open and will be regarded as misconduct under the Club's Rules.
Actions being taken by the Club for your safety:
There will be hand gel dispensers placed at the main clubhouse door and at the front and back court gate entrances. Alternatively, you may wish to bring your own hand gel.
There will be regular cleaning of shared surfaces like gate and door handles and also the toilets.
The nets will be set at the correct height and the winders and measures removed. We will periodically check net heights.
The First Aid box will be relocated to the hallway in the clubhouse.
Individual 1-2-1 coaching sessions and limited group sessions of up to 5 players will be available through our club coach Michael Fairburn.
Please contact a member of the committee if you feel someone is not following these guidelines.
Riseley Tennis Club Committee