The government lockdown was lifted on 13 May and the club is now open for play!
We have carefully considered the impact of COVID-19 and how best to adjust. We understand people thinking of joining our club or starting up tennis may be worried about the impact of the virus. We can assure you however we have to put measures in place to greatly reduce risk.
Tennis is considered a distanced sport. By this we mean it is a non-contact sport that doesn’t require you to be anywhere near an opponent. Much of the time the coach or person you are practicing with is 78 feet away from you. It is this natural distancing aspect of tennis that makes it one of the safer sports you can play.
Below are the simple measures we have put in place for your safety:
WE CAN CONTINUE TO PLAY TENNIS ONLY IF STRINGENT MEASURES ARE FOLLOWED BY EACH AND EVERYONE OF US AT THE CLUB.
The following measures have been implemented to make playing tennis at the club as safe as possible now the lockdown has been lifted. These measures may be adjusted inline with LTA and government guidelines so please check back frequently for updates.
All the tennis courts will all be available for use. A booking system is now in place and members must a book a court prior to arriving at the club. Members will be able to access the toilets and floodlights. Please use the hand sanitiser provided before entering the toilets or switching on the floodlights. The main clubhouse will be closed until further notice.
‘Play & Go’ is the mantra. No socialising or hanging around in groups either before or after play.
Here are our guidelines in addition the the LTA guidelines.
- DO NOT COME TO THE CLUB IF YOU ARE DISPLAYING ANY SYMPTOMS CONSISTENT WITH COVID-19
- Anyone who lives with someone who has a cough or temperature should stay at home for 14 days.
- Social Distancing must be observed at all times.
Be sure to follow the simple measures below:
- Avoid shaking hands.
- Avoid sharing rackets.
- Avoid sharing tennis balls with others, keep tennis balls to a minimum.
- Avoid changing ends during play.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Avoid gathering socially in the club grounds.
- Alway wash your hands prior to play. Or use hand gel.
- Always wipe down and clean your own racket before and after play.
- Always keep 2 metres away from others.
- Always use hand gel after play.
- Consider wearing latex throw-away gloves as an extra precaution.
The coaches are well versed in distancing measures and they will make you aware of their safety procedures prior to your lesson. Only 1-2-1 lessons are permitted at the current time. The head coach is Graham Broadley, contact him if you have any concerns: Mobile 07948 726309