We’re playing again but need to follow ‘stay alert’ regulations

From May 13 we are allowed to play tennis again but within some very strict limitations imposed by the government in order to prevent the further spread of coronavirus. The LTA have also given some further useful guidance and there is a link to this at the end of this message.

Basically, play is limited to members of the same household but with the addition of ONE other person provided you maintain social distancing of two metres at all times.

In effect this means that unless there are several club members in the same household, you will only be allowed to play singles and, of course it will not be possible to hold our regular social tennis sessions – including MonFris, nor will there be any competitive matches in any of the leagues until further notice.

We are introducing a booking system for the courts whilst these restrictions are in place and Jo Martin has sent a link to all members.  Members can also sign up for the booking system through this link

Booking system

You will see that Monday mornings have been reserved for those who cannot or do not wish to use the booking system: play at this time will be on a turn up and play basis, within the guidelines.

If you do play should also bring your own tennis balls and not use the club house or the measuring stick. .

Members should also make sure they have paid this year’s membership fees before playing. The 2020 membership form  is here (though please note the references to social tennis do not apply for the time being and the combination lock will be changed at the end of May rather than April)

Membership Form 2020

Unfortunately at present we are not able to allow guest players and the arrangements for non-members to book courts through the village shop will not apply for the time being.

The Lawn Tennis Association have provided some detailed guidance for players during this time. You will probably have received your own copy but a copy  can also be read through this link.

lta-guidance-for-tennis-players—covid-19

Thanks for your support through this difficult time and please – stay safe.

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