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Bramhope Tennis Club
Bramhope Tennis Club, Old Lane
Message from the LTA on 10th September 2020:
"This version of the guidance has been updated to provide clarity on group activity after the Government confirmed that organised group tennis activity that is currently permitted in line with LTA COVID-19 Secure guidelines, can continue to take place, both indoors and oudoors. For clarity, from Monday 14 September:
Tennis is back in Bramhope!
We're delighted to confirm that following the government`s latest announcement regarding relaxing of restrictions, members of the committee have consulted with the LTA and we are good to go!!
As you can appreciate, social distancing brings huge challenges, but I am sure that you can help us to keep everyone safe, whilst having a great season.
As of 1st June 2020, the LTA guidance states that both singles play and doubles play is now permitted with people from outside of your household, as long as you remain 2 metres apart as far as possible – meaning that four people from different households can now play doubles.
The full LTA guidance is summarised below to avoid any confusion.
TRAVELLING TO AND FROM THE COURTS
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving home to go to the courts (or use an alcohol gel if washing hands is not possible).
Use alcohol gel after touching any court gates, fences, benches, locks etc, and avoid doing so where possible.
Allow others to leave before you enter the court - if you need to wait then do so away from the courts and clear of the gates.
Ensure you leave the court before the end of your allotted time so that it is empty for the next players
Avoid congregating on or around the court after playing to allow access for others
Maximum of four people per court. Coached sessions should now be limited to group sizes of no more than six, including coach(es).
MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING
Stay at least two metres away from other players at all times (including during play, when taking breaks and before and after play). Do not make physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands or high five). Stay on your side of court and avoid changing ends or agree to change ends at opposite sides of the net. Avoid chasing the ball down to another court if other players are using it. For doubles, consider agreeing in advance which player will take the shot if a ball travels to the centre of the court. For coached sessions, pay careful attention to the instructions of the coach
Hand hygiene is imperative - use alcohol gel to clean your hands after touching a shared surface. If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve
Avoid touching your face
EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES
Players do not now need to use their own clearly marked tennis balls – however, if you choose to use shared balls then extra care must be taken to ensure you do not touch your face during play, and you should clean your hands before play and immediately after finishing (use alcohol gel if required). Players should still avoid using their hands to pick up tennis balls from other courts where possible - use your racquet/foot to return them . Avoid using other equipment such as courtside benches, or net handles where possible.
Be aware that onsite toilet facilities may not be open. Where they are open, players are advised to take particular care when using them.
As a club we really do want all our members to get the very best from the new environment , and the courts are now open with the following additional requirements.
In the meantime, please be considerate if others are waiting and be patient if members are playing and consider 60 minutes a suitable allocation.
To view the LTA advice for tennis players, please see the Coronavirus tab above.
Just a few rules to allow us to get started.
Now “Anyone for tennis?”
We provide group coaching for juniors from beginners to the more advanced, plus coaching sessions for adults who have perhaps played in the past and wish to return to the courts, and for those of us who wish to improve.
We have three club organised tennis sessions during the week, on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 5.30 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., when you can just drop in and meet some new faces. Please make sure you socially distance, both on and off the courts.
Adult and junior beginners are welcome to join us.
Family membership is really popular, so if you want to get out and take on the kids so why not come up and beat them while you can?
Or better still encourage them to come up with other junior members and play during those long Summer holidays?
How to get involved?
If you are new to the village or just want to have a chat, please contact us using the details in the Membership tab.
We will be delighted to see you!