As you know the Prime Minister confirmed on Sunday night that outdoor tennis courts, where practical, can open from Wednesday 13 May.

The committee have had an initial Zoom meeting last night to consider the LTA guidelines regarding this which were issued yesterday.   We are now working on the practicalities of how we can safely enable access to the courts within the government restrictions on social distancing and other aspects of the LTA guidelines to keep everyone safe and prevent the spread of Covid 19.

We know everyone, including ourselves, are keen to get back to playing but the courts will remain closed until we have put all required safety measures into place and we can give you very specific details on the personal requirements all members will have to meet to play on court.  Court bookings have been suspended until we are ready to reopen which will not be this week.   

The committee have already decided that the clubhouse will remain closed even as we restart playing tennis.   We do not have the resources to ensure as required regular cleaning and disinfecting of objects and surfaces that are touched regularly in areas of high use indoors to prevent the spread of Covid 19.

We will keep you informed, and you will all receive an email indicating the opening date and specific requirements regarding play within the LTA guidance and the situation of our small local club. 

I have added the link to the LTA guidance for your information so that you can make yourself familiar with their requirements on court and moving around a facility.

In the meantime, the committee have agreed that all 2019/2020 memberships have been extended to the end of June 2020.

Stay alert, control the virus, save lives.   

Helena Culshaw