Club Sessions/Team Practice Sessions

 Please see the ability guide link above to see which category you might be advised to join.

WADEBRIDGE TENNIS CLUB SESSIONS During Covid 19 Restrictions 

Guidance to include Men's Ladies Practice Session with some adaptations on attendees, timings, and changeover details.

Book your court session here.

Return to Play as from 29th March ( Roadmap)

For informal social play, group size is limited to a maximum of six people by law

Organised tennis activity for larger groups, including coached sessions, club nights, and competitions is permitted by the Government as an exception to the limit of six, and so can continue, provided that venues, coaching providers, and event organisers follow LTA COVID-19 secure

When participating in organised sport or licensed physical activity, you must not gather in groups of more than 6 before and after the activity. You must also ensure you socially distance from people you do not live with (or have formed a support bubble with) wherever possible.

 

For club sessions to run smoothly it is important that all players are of a similar ability. This is why we invite introductory/new members to attend the Wednesday Evening Session so your ability can be assessed and we can advise you about either upgrading membership or coaching. If you are unsure which session you should attend please speak to our Secretary or a Committee member.

 

How the Club Sessions will look

There will be 2 start times for the Wednesday Club Session, and one start time with an extended Friday and Sunday Session

  • Wednesday - the session will be 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm and from 6.30 pm to 8 pm, 5 courts Book your court session here. These sessions are primarily for our new and introductory members and intermediate players, if higher ranked players are attending you are asked to moderate your game accordingly to suit your opposition, we want to make sure less able players enjoy their games.

  • Friday – the session will start at 5 pm and run till 8 pm with flexible start and leave times throughout the evening. 4/5 courts. These sessions are for intermediate and advanced players. Full Members Only. (4 courts available from 5pm  to 6pm with 16 players on court 6 off court,  then 5 courts from 6pm to 8pm with 20 players on court 6 off court, following government guidelines for persons in a public area)

  • Sunday morning  – the session will start at 10.00 am until 12.30 pm, 5 courts. These sessions are for intermediate and advanced players. Full Members Only.  ( 5 courts available with 20 players on court and 6 off court, following government guidelines for persons in a public area)

  • Please choose which session you wish to attend, based on your membership, then turn up (allowing sufficient time to sign in) to the session that you have chosen to attend.

  • You are asked to sign in the book by Clubhouse with your name and telephone number for ‘Track and Trace’, there will be sanitiser for hand cleaning, please use before during, and after as appropriate.

  • Always make your way onto the court from the Main gate nearest to the clubhouse, ensuring social distancing.

  • Club balls can be used for club sessions.

  • There will be timed games of 20 minutes each for each session. After each timed game, winners move up and split, losers stay on their court and split, the winners on court 1 move down to court 5 and split. *If people are waiting to play please swap (this is done by first on, first off, in rotation).

  • At the end of each timed game if required players should exit* maintaining social distancing, as quickly as possible for the next timed game to start. Please do not congregate around the tennis court to socialise during or after the sessions. Keep the 2m Distancing. DO NOT form groups of more than 6 people outside of sessions.

  • You may be asked to exit from the bottom court gate, follow the instructions of session organisers.*

  • The clubhouse will be kept closed except for members who need to use the toilet facilities, Two people only in the clubhouse at any one time, and all touched surfaces must be cleaned after use. No changing facilities or use of kitchen equipment.

 


Anyone attending the Club should undergo a pre- attendance self- assessment for any Covid 19 symptoms using the information on the NHS website.

Please do not attend any club sessions if you feel unwell.

  • No-one should leave home to participate in tennis if they, or someone they live with, has symptoms of COVID-19, currently recognised as any of the following:

  • A high temperature - A new, continuous cough - A loss of or change to their sense of smell or taste.

  • Should an individual have demonstrated any such symptoms, they must follow NHS and PHE guidance on self-isolation.