I hope you and your families are safe and well.
I am pleased to let you know that we are now able to deliver group coaching as per updated rules by the government and the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) advice, however, only a maximum of six people including the coach are allowed on one court (please see the updated rules at the end of this email).
We are planning to start the group coaching from next Saturday the 13th June 2020, we will be running small groups of five players plus the coach. Some groups e.g Mini Tots are already meeting the requirement, other larger groups will be split into two groups and possibly two different time slots. We will be maintaining strict rules during the sessions including social distancing, frequent hand washing and no touching of the balls (only the coach will collect the balls during the lesson). The clubhouse will only be used for an emergency or the use of the toilets, no gathering inside is allowed.
As I said in my previous emails, we still have two sessions left from the previous term, so we will finish them first before we start a new course. The plan for the remaining summer season is outlined below, we are aiming to add some daytime sessions including cardio tennis for juniors.
I would urge you to get back to me as soon as possible with a yes or no so I can arrange in plenty of time for the sessions to be delivered in a safe way, including having enough coaches to run the sessions. As I said some larger groups will have to be split into small groups and that could affect their usual time slot (e.g the Mini Orange group at 9:30am will be split into two groups, one group at 9:30am and the second group will be at 10:30am), also some of the players will be automatically moved to the higher group as this would of happened from the 1st April anyway (LTA rules), so I am going to arrange the time for the groups based on a first come first served basis.
I understand if you feel uncomfortable going back to the old routine but I want to assure you that we are taking all the necessary measures to keep you, your children and ourselves safe.
The coaching plan:
- Saturday 13th June 2020. Lesson 11 from the previous course (free of charge)
- Saturday 20th June 2020, lesson 12 from the previous course (free of charge)
- Saturday 27th June 2020, the new course will start for 5 weeks. The last session will be on Saturday 25th of July 2020. The cost of the course is £17.50 per person
Please note that from Saturday 27th June when the new course begins, the 2020/2021 membership fee for your child will be required. It will be paid pro rata, the cost of the membership is as follows;
- M06 Mini – 7 years and under on 31st March 2020: £12 a year
- M05 Junior – 8 years to 14 years on 31st March 2020 £19.50 a year
- M03 Intermediate – 15 years to 18 years on 31st March 2020 £29.25 a year
Information about daytime coaching including cardio tennis for juniors will follow soon.
The summer tennis camps will (hopefully) be starting from Monday 20th July for 5 weeks, I will be getting in touch nearer the time with more information about that.
Please note that we also offer individual coaching for juniors and adults, please ask the coaches for more details.
MEMBERSHIP Form – see attached Form
For those tennis players who haven’t renewed their Membership yet, please see Membership Form attached. It can all be done online, ie Email the Form to email@example.com and pay by Bank transfer, as per form.
Please remember it is Members Only during this C-V transition so please remember to join up before coming on Court to play.
BONUS BALLS - this Season, all new Members get a free new can of balls as part of the Membership, to play with their own Initialled balls & minimise C-V risk! Contact me if you haven’t received your new balls yet.
Club Sessions – Tues 7-9:30, Wed 6:30-9:30 Thurs 7-9:30 (NB Thursday is League Practice night for League players)
Wed Ladies tennis morning 10-12
Happy Tennis to All J
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