CORONAVIRUS

Non Members of the Tennis Club are not permitted to play at this time. This is due to having the ability (if necessary) to track and trace every single player that comes to the Club. If you wish to play you MUST book your court online before you play. There will be no option to play without doing so.

All school (primary and secondary) age children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times and should not be at the Club unless they are using the courts for an allotted time.

It is important that you abide by the one way system that has been put in place when going to and coming from Court One.

Please take a moment to read our Club Guidelines during this Pandemic as recommended by the LTA (Lawn Tennis Assocation).


PANDEMIC AWARE PLAY AT TEALBY TENNIS CLUB
Updated 01.06.2020

We are committed to ensuring the safety of our members and we need members to please respect and follow our guidelines and advise us of any concerns.

Members choosing to play should consider their own circumstances carefully and do so at their own risk. Do not leave your home to play tennis if you or someone you live with has symptoms of COVID-19. If you are in the most vulnerable category and have been shielding, please be aware of your own condition before choosing to play. 

Should a player become unwell after playing, they should first contact their GP and then inform the Club so that we might assist with track and trace.


FACILITIES
Booking:    Adult Members who wish to play need to have registered on the Clubspark website. There will be no option to play without doing so. 

Adult members can now book up to 2 hours every day up to 7 days in advance. We respectfully request that you be considerate to other Club members, and that bookings are limited to a maximum of 2 hours per household per day and not block book the same times every day in advance. 

Availability and bookings can be seen on the Club’s website at: www.clubspark.lta.org.uk/tealbytennisclub/Booking.

We, like most other LTA clubs use the LTA Clubspark platform for court bookings. If any members are having problems with booking courts, please contact Thirza Dixon who will do her best to resolve the problem! (Email: contact@tealbytennisbowlsclub.com)

Players will be expected to arrive ready to play no more than 5 minutes before the booked start time and vacate the court 10 minutes before the end of their session to ensure social distancing. Once play has finished, players should remove all their belongings and leave the Club in a safe and prompt manner.


Members can bring a guest to play with them on their booked court. The £5 guest fee should be paid directly to the Club's bank account before play.

  • Bank: Lloyds Bank
  • Account Name: Tealby Tennis Club
  • Sort Code: 30-95-05
  • Account Number: 02534673

Courts:   Courts 1, 3 & 4 will be made available to book from 9am-9pm (or sunset if earlier) and will be locked thereafter each day. The gates of courts 1 and 3 can be opened and closed but please use gloves, foot, racket, or elbow to move them. 

Nets have been set at the correct height, please do not adjust the net winders.

Access to court 1 will be via the gate adjoining the roadway and exit via the gate to court 2. Please observe the one system in place.

In order to assist our volunteer administrators with locking and clearing the courts each day, please ensure you book for same day play by 6pm. 

Our volunteer opening and closing team will check the online bookings at 6pm for that day and will lock the courts according to the sessions booked. Thank you for your understanding!

Pavilion:   The pavilion will remain closed until further notice. There will be NO access to toilets or hand washing facilities on site.

Bowling Green: We are a Tennis and Lawn Green Bowls Club. It is highly likely the bowling green will be opened at some point in the future, to be used in a similar manner to the tennis courts. Be aware that bowling members may be on-site. Please ensure you are social distancing at all times.


HEALTH, SAFETY & HYGIENE
First Aid:   The first aid box has been relocated to the plastic container to the right of the main pavilion door. Please notify Joy or John of any accidents as the accident book will require completion.

The defibrillator is accessible as usual on the northern external elevation of the pavilion.

Hygiene:   Please follow public health guidelines for hygiene. Wash your hands before and after visiting the Club. You are advised to wear gloves and bring hand sanitisers.

Emergencies:    Emergency contact details are available as usual in the front porch of the pavilion.


TENNIS ACTIVITY
Play:   The LTA guidance from 1st June states that doubles can be played with people from outside your household, as long as you remain 2 metres apart as far as possible. This means that four people from different households can now play doubles together.

Please note: Such play is restricted to players over 18 years of age or those who have completed (at least) their Level One tennis coaching qualification. 

There should be no physical contact, i.e. shaking hand or high 5s etc. Please maintain a safe distance of two metres between each other.

Guidance about equipment has been relaxed by the LTA. Players do not now need to use their own 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. You should clean your hands before and immediately after finishing play. (Alcohol hand gel is recommended). 

Tennis balls of red/orange/green/yellow colour are available for sale from John (email: jop12@uwclub.net). These are charged at £5 per tube. Payments to be made online direct to the Club account. (bank details above).

Players are advised to bring a full water bottle and not share food or drink with others. Please wear appropriate clothing to suit the weather conditions. Bringing sun-cream is recommended as we move into the summer months.

All school (primary and secondary) age children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times and should not be at the Club unless they are using the courts for an allotted time.

Nobody but the players are allowed on the courts. There should be no spectators present during this phase of reopening apart from a parent.

Given the length of time tennis activity has been suspended, it is advised that anyone returning to the court eases themselves back into play gently.


COACHING  
Group coaching remains suspended. One-to-one coaching is permissible, and it is recommended that only the coach touches the tennis balls. 

Where attendance of a parent/guardian (non-participant) or a carer for a disabled player/junior is required, it should be limited to one per player where possible, with social distancing strictly observed while watching the sessions (Seating overlooking both court areas has been marked for this purpose). If you wish to use an external coach please contact jop12@uwclub.net to make arrangements.


Please STAY ALERT. Follow our guidelines and report any non-compliance to a member of our management committee. We hope this gives all members a chance to get back on court.


If the guidelines are not followed, we reserve the right to review the re-opening of the courts. In any case there may be changes to these rules at a later date if we receive further guidance from the LTA or other relevant body.


FEEDBACK
We appreciate this is an ever-changing situation, so any feedback or suggestions are always appreciated to John on jop12@uwclub.net
 

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