However the courts will be available for personal use for the time being. Please follow government and the clubs guidelines below if you are using the courts.
The committee is monitoring the situation as it evolves so please check the website or with a committee member.
As you may be aware the government have recommended that people do not attend large gatherings and avoid going out to theatres, restaurants, clubs and bars etc. However, for those in work, employment continues with sensible and practical arrangements being made in most cases to protect people and minimise the risk of spreading infection. In addition the LTA have suspended all sponsored competitions and events until Monday 20th April. They are regularly updating their advice regarding Tennis in Britain on their website.
After careful consideration of the issues and advice received, your Committee has decided that, until further notice, organised Club sessions will be cancelled, along with coaching sessions with immediate effect.
While the LTA has suspended its organised activity, the Government have currently indicated that recreational exercise that takes place at a safe distance from others and in safe exercise environments is something that can continue during this period.
Guidance with regard to advised social distancing measures (defined by Public Health England as spending more than 15 minutes and within a 2-metre distance talking to someone) is provided on the Government website:
With this advice in mind we have decided that our courts will still remain open for private member bookings. We would ask you to make your own personal risk assessment based on current Government advice before playing tennis at our courts, in particular the latest advice regarding self isolation due to symptoms, age or poor health. We would also ask that you adhere to the following arrangements to reduce health risks:
- Please wash your hands before attending a club session and again as soon as you return home.
- ‘Social distancing’ should be observed at all times at our Club i.e. we should spend no more than 15 minutes and within a 2-metre distance talking to anyone
- Please leave all of your belongings outside of the Clubhouse when you are playing
- Only one person to use the clubhouse at any one time
- Club crockery and cutlery not to be used
- No food to be prepared or consumed in the clubhouse
- The kettle is not to be used other than for boiling water for washing hands
- No handshakes, etc after games
If you are in any doubt about your physical health, we would respectfully ask that you do not come up to the courts until you are feeling better.
These arrangements will continue unless government and LTA guidelines change. However, the situation is very ‘fast-moving’ and we would like to reassure you that we are monitoring the advice from the LTA and the Government on a daily basis.