Reopening of Linslade Tennis Courts
Before booking a court and resuming play please make sure the you read the guidance below from the LTA
In addition, due to practical constraints, at present courts are only available to members of Linslade Tennis club (including those who have yet to renew this year) who have court keys and hence can gain access.
Full details from the LTA can be found here:https://www.lta.org.uk/CoronaVirus
However, we have listed a few important points from the LTA's guidance for players as a reminder:
- Before leaving home to go to the Club wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (or use an alcohol gel if washing hands is not possible) and wash your hands again after you return home;
- Take hand sanitizer with you;
- Take all your own equipment (do not share equipment such as rackets, balls, grips, hats and towels) and only take the minimum amount of equipment with you that you need to play;
- Clean and wipe down your equipment, including rackets and water bottles before and after use;
- Bring your own tennis balls that are clearly marked (e.g. with your initials)
- Ensure you take all your belongings with you at the end of the session and do not leave anything on court;
- Avoid touching court gates, fences, benches, etc. if you can;
- 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;
- Arrive changed and ready to play. The Clubhouse will not be open;
- Do not congregate after playing. No extra-curricular or social activity should take place;
- Avoid using your hands to pick up tennis balls that aren't yours - use your racket/foot to hit/kick them to your opponent or return them to another court;
- Avoid using other equipment, where possible, such as courtside benches, or touching the net handles - the nets are pre-set and do not require adjustment;
- 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.
Meanwhile, in anticipation, Linslade Tennis Club has the following additional guidelines for all members:
- Singles play only, other than where players are all from the same household in which case they can play doubles;
- The Clubhouse will remain closed at all times;
- No social tennis sessions, organised or free flow; Court bookings are required and are restricted to one hour playing time and 15 minutes on either side to arrive and leave. Do not turn up unless a match is arranged;
- Sara will be doing family group and 1 to 1 coaching only. Please contact Sara direct if you would like a lesson;
- All subject to change when necessary.
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Our junior section caters for all age groups and levels of ability. Whether they aspire to improve, compete, follow their dreams, or just play. Juniors can attend one group coaching session before payment is required.
Our energetic senior section provides opportunities for social, team and competition tennis, seniors can attend one social tennis session before payment is required.
We are a forward thinking, friendly, truly inclusive Club, striving to provide opportunity in tennis and celebrate the aspirations and success of its members