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Keys and Membership

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It was good to see so many of you on Sunday for the Key Change.

If you have yet to change your key we are very pleased to let you know that the Bourne Stores will have keys for this year. You will be asked to complete a short membership form even if you are a current member.

When collecting a key from the Bourne Stores you must pay by cash or cheque, payable to “Bourne Green Tennis Club”.

Membership Fees 

Replacement key for current members:             £20 (last year’s key must be returned)

New members or no key returned:                     £25

The Bourne Stores cannot replace lost keys, if you lose your key please emailbournegreentennis@btinternet.com to arrange a replacement.

If you have decided not to re-join for this coming year we would really appreciate it if you could take the time to return your existing key and we will refund the key deposit of £5.00. Please email bournegreentennis@btinternet.com as the Bourne Stores cannot make the refund.

Best regards

BGTC Committee

Key Change Day 15th May 2022

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Our Key Change Day will be on Sunday 15th May 2022 between 10.00a.m. and 3.00p.m. and will take place at The Coffee Can which is at the cricket pavilion on the Bourne Green.

Please come along to pick up your key for the year, you will be pleased to know that membership rates remain unchanged.

Keys: The padlock on the court will be changed on the morning of the 15th May.This marks the end of the membership year and your current key will not work after this date.

Please remember to bring your old key with you. After the 15th May new keys can be arranged by sending an email to bournegreentennis@btinternet.com.

Membership Fees:

On Key Change Day:

Replacement key for current members: £15.00 (last years key must be returned)

New members or no key returned: £25

After Key Change Day:

Replacement key for current members: £20.00 (last years key must be returned)

New members or no key returned: £25

Payment can be by cash or cheque which should be made out to “Bourne Green Tennis Club”.

Coaching

Coaching is available at specified times and 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 will be worth it!

Best regards

Bourne Green Tennis Club Committee

The Great Bourne Sports Day

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What a great day and good to see so many people coming to play on our beautiful tennis courts. A big thank you to coaches Colin Essex (colinaessex@gmail.com) and Rob Tower (robtower.tennis@gmail.com) who ran a series of free lessons to support this community event. All ages were catered for, from tots to adults, and families were welcome.
Thank you everyone who attended and donated to the fundraising. All money will be split between Ukraine and the refurbishment of the Bourne Green clubhouse. It was wonderful to see the Green full of so much life in the April sunshine as all the sporting users came together in this brilliant community event. Thanks to our organiser Amy, from the Coffee Can Company, who runs the cafe in the sports pavilion. See you next year!

Membership and Keys for 2021

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Thanks to all who came along to Key Change Day on Sunday. If you are looking to renew your membership, or would like to join, please email bournegreentennis@btinternet.com.

Keys are not currently available for purchase from the Bourne Stores. They do not hold a spare key. All enquiries via email or contact Richard Stubberfield on 07920 474245 until further notice. 

Key Change Day – Sunday 23rd May 2021

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Our Key Change Day will be Sunday 23rd May 2021 between 10.00am and 4.00pm and this year will take place at Wynterburne, Dene Lane, GU10 3PN. The house is at the top of Dene Lane just off Lodge Hill Road. It has a brick driveway and is next to the Bourne Stores rear car park. From the tennis courts, walk up Dene Lane and you’ll find us in the first driveway past the hedge. If you cannot find us please call Richard on 07920 474245.

Nearly all keys have been sold for this year so there are a small number available for a reduced rate until 23rd May. If you require a replacement key, or wish to return any keys in return for your £5 deposit, please contact Richard Stubberfield on 07920 474245. He is holding a waiting list for new members.

Please note that for now, the Bourne Stores cannot provide any keys, membership forms or refunds. They do not hold a spare key. All enquiries to bournegreentennis@btinternet.com or to Richard Stubberfield please.

Key Change Day will take place on Sunday 23rd May. This signifies the end of the current membership, rolled over from 2019. From Sunday 23rd May, all members will need to have purchased a new key to access the courts. Membership rates will stay the same as 2019, with a membership renewal (with previous key returned) at £15, renewal with no key or new membership at £25.

After Key Change Day, rates increase to £20 for renewal (key must be returned) and £25 for new members or renewal with no key.

Cheques should be made payable to ‘Bourne Green Tennis Club’

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

Courts Closed as of 5th January 2021

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Following the Prime Minister’s briefing last night:

“Outdoor sports venues, including tennis courts, golf courses and swimming pools, must close.”

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home#exercising-and-meeting-other-people

The courts are now locked.

We look forward to re-opening them as soon as we are permitted to do so.

Tier 4 Restrictions

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Unfortunately, as Waverley will be in Tier 4 from Boxing Day there will be new rules applying to tennis.

The Tier 4 restrictions allow outside courts to stay open for doubles from one household or support bubble only, singles with one person from another household and one-to-one coaching is permitted.

It is essential that all members follow this guidance and we would ask that all of your family are made aware of the new restrictions.

Remember to bring hand sanitiser and to use it if touching the lock, gate, tennis net winders, dustbins or seats.

The LTA have provided further information on their website which can be accessed via this link:

https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19—latest-advice/#england

When you have finished play, please do not let the nets right down as this has caused problems with the winding mechanism. Please also ensure the courts are locked after use.

Thank you for your co-operation during these constantly changing times.

The Committee

Bourne Green Tennis Club

Courts Re-open Wednesday 2nd December

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The courts will re-open from Wednesday 2nd December for singles and doubles play. The rule of six still applies. Use of the courts must comply with the government and LTA guidance and social distancing, and BGTC rules and guidelines. We will have to limit access to the courts if members cannot follow them. The LTA Guidelines are here: https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/news/2020/local-restrictions-grid—tennis-activity-by-tier.pdf?category=Playing_Tennis_COVID19_Guidance

The waiting rule will still apply at all times. “If both courts are in use when you arrive at the courts, 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 within 30 minutes if someone is waiting.” Please wait outside the courts.

Please take great care when opening and closing the gate, including using hand sanitizers etc to prevent any contamination. The gate should be locked after use.

Be mindful of contact with benches, bin, nets and balls. Use your own equipment where possible, and bring only minimal belongings onto court.

Please let us know of any problems with the courts via bournegreentennis@btinternet.com

Enjoy the courts and stay safe.

Best regards,

Bourne Green Tennis Club Committee

Courts closed from Thursday 5th November

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Following the government imposition of a further national lockdown for England, we are sorry to have to advise you that tennis courts must be closed.

The LTA had lobbied the government for tennis to be exempt from the shutdown rules but were unsuccessful. 

The courts will therefore be locked from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December, or until restrictions are lifted.