We have developed a strategy, installed sanitising equipment, and drawn up a plan of restricted play which enables us to get our members back where they love to be :- on court.
RULES FOR PLAYING: Members must close all gates behind them. Do not enter courts until your court is free. Hands must be sanitised before play – please use the hand sanitiser’s attached to court fence. All members must use their own playing equipment. Keep at least 2m distance at all times. Do not make physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands or high five). Please stay on your court and try to avoid changing ends, or agree to change ends at opposite sides of the net. The committee would very strongly advise that members bring their own balls to serve and highlight them with their initials. When organising doubles, please clarify beforehand your preference and arrange accordingly. Do not pick up balls that aren’t yours – use your racket or feet to return balls (including your partners). Do not arrive or leave together/stand around in groups for too long, even at a 2 metre distance. Remember to sanitise your hands when finished. Try to leave 5 minutes early to avoid contact with the next pairing/family. Please remember to lock the side gate if you are the last one on the courts…
TOILET FACILITIES: Because of the hygiene risk, can you please only access the toilet if absolutely necessary. We have installed a key safe to ensure the toilet remains locked and reduce the associated hazards.
CLUBHOUSE: The clubhouse will remain closed at all times. Please make sure you bring your own drinks and any first aid items that you may need.
Stay safe, be alert, follow the rules and enjoy your tennis!!
For the latest advice from the LTA CLICK HERE
Reported in the Mail on 2nd Feb 2020:-