Phase 4 - Return to Writtle Tennis Club

These are the new procedures taking place at Writtle Tennis Club from Monday 21st September.

As new rules are being implemented by law, we recommend that you read the LTA guidance:

The new hard courts have been a big investment for the club, and it is important that we look after them. Please click below for further guidance.

Buildings & Facilities

  • Writtle Sports and Social Club is open following applicable guidance
  • Club toilets will be open and remain unlocked. They will be cleaned regularly
  • The hut (kitchen) is locked and not accessible 
  • The ball room and changing room is locked and not accessible. Please read below regarding balls and lights
  • NEW - The new entrance uses the same code on the padlock; the wooden door has a keycode system,  use the same code as the padlock but precedded by a C and followed by Z.  C****Z.


Social Tennis

  • Wednesday 8pm – 10pm
  • Sunday 10am – 12pm
  • Please ensure you book via the website. It is essential we have a test and trace system in place.  
  • We encourage that Friday evenings are used for arranged 4’s. Please book a court.


  • Adult winter Stock league is back from 1st Oct
  • All Writtle teams to ensure all visiting teams are aware of our current procedures for track and Trace, toilet facilities and hand washing on entry and exit.
  • New match balls will be supplied by the Head Coach and left out for the team captains on the day. 
  • Social distancing practices to be always adhered to, give players space and time when swapping ends, use sanitizers regularly. 
  • When visiting other clubs DO NOT car share and please ensure your team is happy to play under the Away teams Covid-19 safety provision. 
  • Please ensure everyone has clean, non marking footwear.  

Writtle Sports and Social Bar Opening Times **

  • Monday           Closed
  • Tuesday           7pm to 10.00pm
  • Wednesday    8pm – 10.00pm
  • Thursday         8pm -10.00pm
  • Friday               Closed
  • Saturday          3.30pm – 8.30pm
  • Sunday             12noon – 2pm

*Closing times are dependent on footfall – please support the WSSC Bar.  **Times correct at time of publish. You may want to finish social wednesday earlier in order to go to the bar

What to do:

  • NEW - WTC is now set up as a venue for the NHS Test and Trace. On arrival ALL members and visitors must scan the QR code and check in.  Social Tennis still requires pre-booking via the website.  (if you do not have a smart phone, please use the log book on site) 
  • For informal social play, group size is limited to a maximum of six people by law. This means you can play tennis providing people only meet up with no more than 5 other people from different households and observe social distancing guidelines
  • People should not go to a tennis venue socially in groups of more than six
  • Online court booking system must be used
  • How to book courts:      
  • 1 booking per member per day 
  • Players do not 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
  • You must bring your own drink or bottle
  • The nets need to be wound down after every use. This is essential to protect the new courts
  • There will be handwash and sanitiser available. It is highly recommended you bring your personal hand sanitiser and use it on arrival and departure
  • On exit, please use the antibacterial spray/ wipes to clean any surfaces. Also wipe down the gate handle and padlock 

Important Info:

  • Anyone attending a venue (including players, coaches, staff and any other visitors), should undergo a pre-attendance self-assessment for any COVID19 symptoms using the information on the NHS website before leaving home.
  • No-one should leave home to participate in tennis if they, or someone they live with, has symptoms of COVID -19, currently recognised as any of the following:
  •  A high temperature
  •  A new, continuous cough
  •  A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste
  •  Should an individual have demonstrated any such symptoms, they must follow NHS and PHE guidance on self-isolation