Opening of Outside Courts - Notice to Members

Dear Member,

Following the announcement yesterday, the Committee have decided to re-open the outside courts from 10 am on Friday 15th May. There are significant restrictions to be followed to comply with government and LTA regulations and guidance. It is essential that all members fully comply with the Rules contained within this notice. Failure to do so could risk the Club's ability to keep the courts open.

The outdoor tennis courts will initially be open for play from 10am until 6pm for 7 days a week. At other times, the gates will be locked.

The Rules are as follows:
• Courts must be booked on MyCourts in advance. Do not just turn up on a speculative basis. A maximum of 1.5 hours can be booked or used by a player on any one day.
• If you have booked a court but decide not to play, you must cancel the booking as soon as possible
• Only singles can be played (with the exception that 4 members of the same household can play doubles)
• For an initial period, the courts are only available for members' use whilst we monitor how the courts are being used and establish a system for visitors to book and pay.
• During the initial period, a member can play singles with a guest at no charge. The member is responsible for ensuring the guest complies with these Rules.
• The building will be closed so there will be no access to toilets or changing rooms
• You will only be able to access the courts through the side gate (football field end). This gate should remain latched shut after use so you should wear gloves to open and shut the gate. You may also need gloves to access the football field from the car park.
• You should only enter the premises 5 minutes before your court booking and leave promptly after play. Keep well clear of other players as they enter or exit the courts. Do not stay and chat on the premises after play.
• Avoid touching nets, netposts, fencing or any other surface.
• You must supply your own equipment and not share it with other players.
• Great care should be used in how you handle tennis balls. you should bring your own balls with initials clearly marked. Do not pick up anyone else's balls with your own hands. Only serve with your own balls. Kick or push other people's balls back to them with racquet or foot.
• Avoid chasing balls onto other courts if in use.
• Retrieve balls that go over the fence immediately and do not allow members of the public to touch them.
• It is recommended that you bring and use your own hand sanitizer.

We will keep these Rules under review and will update them if external guidance changes or experience requires. If you have any queries over these Rules, please make contact by email with

We are discussing the resumption of one to one coaching with our coaches and details will be provided once plans are confirmed.

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We thank you for all your patience and have a good game!

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