Courts Re-opening – Members’ Update

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Following the changes to the Covid-19 lockdown rules, from Monday 29th March the courts will be open for singles and doubles play.

It remains essential to follow the guidelines set out by the government, LTA and Club rules.

The waiting rule will still apply, “If both courts are in use when you arrive, the players who have been there longest must finish their set or finish play within 30 minutes and give way. Likewise, you must give way after 30 minutes if someone is waiting”.

If you are waiting for a court to become free, please wait outside the courts.

Please take care when opening and closing the gate, including using hand sanitiser to prevent any contamination. The gate should be locked after use. Be mindful of conatct with benches, bins, nets and net winders. Use your own tennis equipment where possible and bring only minimal belongings onto court.

The full information provided by the LTA can be found by clicking on this link https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/news/2020/local-restrictions-grid—tennis-activity-by-tier.pdf?category=Playing_Tennis_COVID19_Guidance

Key Change Day

This is provisionally set for Sunday 23rd May. Full details will be sent out closer to the day as certain Covid restrictions will apply.

Coaching

At least one court will always be available at all times for members to turn up and play. Coaching sessions – on just one court – will be run by Colin Essex and Brian Greig at the following times:

Monday 9.30 – 10.30am Adult Improvers – (Colin Essex)

10.30 – 12.00am Ladies Intermediates – (Colin Essex)

Tuesday 9.00 -10.00am Adult Coaching (Brian Greig)

3.00 – 5.00pm Children’s Lessons – (Colin Essex)

Wednesday 10.30-11.30am Adult Coaching (Brian Greig)

Coaching will be on one court only. The other court will be available at all times for members to turn up and play subject to the waiting rule. We expect the courts to be busy but please do come and use them. You may have to wait a maximum of 30 minutes but it’ll be worth it!

We will keep you informed of any further changes to the guidance but for now, enjoy the courts and stay safe.

Best regards,

Bourne Green Tennis Club Committee