you for your patience whilst we prepare to safely open up the club for
restricted play which we hope will be this coming Thursday.
The risk assessments have been carried out and currently actions are being
taken and notices printed to enable opening in line with all the requirements.
will be required to provide their own disposable gloves, disinfectant wipes and
fuller explanatory email will come out confirming the opening day and at
that time the booking system will become operative again with slightly
the meantime the venue member requirements for safe use of the courts are:
2 metres apart from anyone else at all times and in particular give way to
those exiting at our entrance/exit and on the narrow pathways as the signs
Members can only play after booking a court via the Court Booking System.
Members are not allowed to turn up at the club “on spec.”
Do not arrive early for your booked court time or congregate.
Go on court 5 minutes after your booked time and leave five minutes before the
end of your allotted time in order to prevent encounters with other members
coming and going to and from the courts.
Leave immediately without congregating anywhere on our facility.
your own hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and disposable gloves and take
your used waste material back home for disposal.
Practice public health advice for hygiene and in particular use hand
sanitiser/anti-bacterial wipes before and after play.
Use a gloved hand and clean the keypad with anti-bacterial wipes before and
after use when operating the main gate
Clean your point of contact with court gate with disinfectant wipe before and
after use and use gloved hand when opening / closing.
your own equipment and it is recommended that you sanitise racquets and water
bottles before and after use.
Take only the minimum equipment required on court and make sure you take
everything you brought with you away when leaving. This includes any waste
No items should not be placed on the net posts, keep all your possessions
in your bag separate from others.
Each member should only handle their own tennis balls which should be clearly
marked (e.g. with your initials) unless the players are from the same
Avoid picking up or serving with tennis balls that are not yours, use your
racquet/foot to pick up and return them to the other end or other court.
Dispose of any tennis balls at home.
All the bins around the club have been removed for the safety of the
maximum of two players per court (singles only) and players may be from
The only exception to this is when four players are from the same household and
they may play doubles. If anyone is found to have breached this then we
will have to consider how it is dealt with.
Maintain a two-metre distance at all times during play and taking breaks.
No handshakes or other physical contact.
Avoid changing ends or agree to do so using opposite sides of the net.
Avoid going on to an adjacent court during play or to retrieve a ball if
players are present on it.
on a 1:1 basis is available in accordance with Ben Obong’s guidance which is in
line with the LTA. Contact Ben to arrange.