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Cranbrook Castle Lawn Tennis & Social Club –  Re Opening of courts


Please read the following along with the previous info. from the LTA

Highlights of updated LTA guidelines

1. [NEW] While multiple group activity can take place side by side, larger group activity such as Club Nights, club mix-in sessions or Open Days that involve people interacting with others outside their group should not yet be held

2. TENNIS ACTIVITY  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

3. The over 70s and those who are vunerable must take extra care.

Cranbrook Castle Lawn Tennis & Social Club –  Re Opening of courts UPDATE: 1st July 2020

 In line with updated Information from HM Government Dated the 28th May 2020 & the Updated LTA Guidance for tennis venues/Players/Coaches regarding Covid - 19 return to restricted Play – Dated 31st May 2020. (Available on the LTA Website)


  • 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.
  • MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING Other than where players are from the same household:  Stay at least two metres away from other players (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)  Avoid chasing the ball down to another court if other players are using it.  [NEW] 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.
  • HYGIENE  [NEW] 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  [NEW] 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, net handles.
  • Please Read the notices attached to the Gate & Inside the clubhouse windows.
  • After consideration the Committee have decide to keep the Clubhouse closed till further Notice. This decision will be kept under review.


The Committee

1st June 2020

 We are able to open Courts 1-4 from 9am Wednesday 20th May 2020.

In line with updated Information from HM Government Dated the 11th May 2020 & LTA Guidance for tennis venues/Players/Coaches regarding Covid - 19 return to restricted Play – 12 May 2020.

The Committee are pleased to announce that following a thorough review and risk Assessment:

The club house will remain closed for the present, but we will review this on a regular basis.

All players will have to comply with all Government conditions on social distancing and Hygiene. (GOV.UK) and Must read the LTA Guidance for Tennis Players/Coaches Covid  19 Return to restricted Play 1st July 2020, (LTA Website)

  • If you are Unwell or self Isolating DO NOT attend the club.
  • You Must comply with the notices that are displayed.
  • You MUST renew/pay your membership before playing. (See Trevor’s letter sent out on 12th May 2020)  No GUEST Players are currently permitted, due to limited Court Space.

Please enter through the Pavilion road side gate, first in /last to leave, please open/close the combination padlock, if you do not know it ask one of the Committee!

Please clean the padlock if you touch it.

Please Read the Notices attached to the Gate & Displayed on the Clubhouse windows.

  • Maximum of two people per court (singles play only). Players can be from different households. The only exception to the above is where a group of four players are all from the same household in which case they can play doubles.
  • Coached sessions should be limited to one to one coaching activity only.
  • There MUST NOT be any spectators unless you are a Parent/guardian watching your Child/Children.
  • As we do not have a current booking system we will have to be ‘self policed’ on this issue.

In the event that all 4 courts are being used, if further players arrive they will have to obtain the time of the next available court and MUST leave the premises, until the court is available. In this event courts can only be used for 1 HOUR.

  • Coaching will be held on COURT 4 – You MUST comply with the coach’s instructions/risk assessment.
  • As the Clubhouse will initially be closed please be aware there are no toilet facilities. There is an outside tap that can be used for cold water. So please bring your own drinks/containers.

Bring your own Hand sanitiser (we have ordered a unit for the club).As there is no current access to the clubhouse, the first aid kit is not usually available, so please consider bringing your own. Limited access to the Clubhouse may be possible for this reason.

In the event of serious injury call 999, or 111 for advice. Guidance on delivering first aid during the coronavirus pandemic is available on the St John Ambulance website.

  • Do not touch the net winders, if you do please clean them.
  • Bring your own equipment & balls, clearly marked, the Club cannot supply them. (Comply with LTA guidance – Take only minimum amount of equipment)
  • If you are receiving coaching, comply with his instructions.
  • Do not change ends, but if you do, change at opposite sides of the court. If a ball comes on your court kick it back. Do Not go after a ball that goes on another court
  • All chairs have been removed from the viewing area; do not sit on the benches (Tape has been placed across them)


Enjoy your tennis, keep safe and well, the committee will keep the situation under review, if there are any concerns please contact a committee member or phone:

 0757 2661554.

The Committee

17th May 2020


                                            MEMBER SUBSCRIPTION UPDATE
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the General Committee have decided that the new membership year 2020/2021 that was due to start on the 1st April will be deferred until we are able to re-open the tennis courts. The membership year will then run for 12 months from the date of re-opening and FULL members will have 30 days to take advantage of the discount allowed. We thank members who have already renewed their memberships which will start when the courts re-open. We understand that some members have already renewed their memberships to help the Club during these difficult times. However, if any member that has already renewed would like their fees refunded until the courts re-open, please email the Membership Secretary at
We will re-open the courts when we are advised that it is safe to do so by The Lawn Tennis Association and you will be advised accordingly. In the meantime, keep safe and we look forward to seeing you all at the Club in the not too distant future.
The General Committe




Well done John keeping the monthly quiz going online.

2021 - CRANBROOK CASTLE will be 100 YEARS OLD.


For further dates see 'Our Events'



Contact - Chris -for adult and junior coaching

Tues. - 4.30 - junior coaching -  -

Tues. -  7pm - social tennis - adults

Thurs. 10am - social tennis - adults

Sat. 9am - junior and adult coaching.  Just come along or contact  - Chris -

Sun. - 11am - intermediate/advanced social tennis

If you want individual (junior or adult) coaching  contact - Chris -


  • We are a  friendly tennis club with 5 artificial grass courts, 4 with floodlights, in Ilford, Essex.
  • Mini, Junior and Adult tennis coaching is available from fully qualified, licensed LTA coaches. (Sat. mornings and Tues. evenings).
  • If your child is a member, parents can join for £45 to play with their children.
  • All standards are welcome.
  • Social play - Tues. 7pm, Thurs. 10am and Sun. 11am.
  • Club members who need swipe cards to access the club see Sue, Trevor or Chris. They cost £2.
  • We have men's teams in the Essex Leagues.
  • There is an informal quiz once a month .
  • A darts team (The Abbots) is based at the club.

If you are interested in joining the Club please contact:-

ADULTS : Membership Secretary Linda Gallant

JUNIOR AND ADULT COACHING : Junior Secretary Chris Weekes

How to Find Us

The Club is on the corner of St.Georges Road and Pavillion Road and is easily accessible from the A12 (Eastern Ave), Cranbrook Road and Gants Hill Station (Central Line on the London Underground).


How to find us

Cranbrook Castle Lawn Tennis & Social Club
Cranbrook Castle Tennis Club
St. Georges Road

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