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:
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;
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.
The coaching sessions follow the school terms as published by South Gloucestershire Council. Why not contact our coach Imed Hamrouni on 07459 636436 to reserve a place on an appropriate session. Imed can also be contacted by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Try the first Saturday free and if is not for you, there is no charge.
9:30am - 10:30am: Mini Orange session
9:30am - 10:30am Mimi Red session
9:30am - 10:30am: Mini Tots session
10:30am - 11:30am: Mini Red session
10:30am - 11:30am: Mini Green session
11:30am - 12:30pm: Yellow balls intermedite (11+)
12:30pm - 1:30pm: Yellow balls Advanced (11+)
We charge £3.50 a session, however, we expect the parents to pay for the full course in advance
EASTER & SUMMER COURSES
We run week long holiday courses during the Easter and Summer Hoildays. These courses are designed to encourage children to participate in tennis, beginners and improvers will benefit from this short course which is modestly priced.
We advertise the course in all the local schools including, St Michaels, Elm Park , Silverhill, Hambrook, Frenchay, Frampton Cotterall, Highcroft, and the Manor. In addition we will post details and application form on the website nearer the time.
PARENT ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
The club also offers Parent Association Membership for the same cost as Junior Membership and subject to the same times of play as Juniors – up to 6:30 pm on weekdays subject to court availability and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons subject to league matches and Senior play.
ONE TO ONE COACHING
We offer individual or joint coaching for adults and children, please contact Imed for more details .
ANYONE ATTENDING THE SATURDAY COACHING PROGRAM MUST BE A MEMBER OF WINTERBOURNE TENNIS CLUB