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Covid-19 Lockdown Tennis Guidelines

COVID-19 MESSAGE TO MEMBERS 15 MAY 2020


Courts One & Three are OPEN providing you adhere to all of the guidelines below.


Ultimately it is YOUR responsibility to stay safe and ensure the safety of your fellow members. If any member does not comply with these guidelines then they will be asked to leave the courts.

The BTC committee has read all the information from the UK Government and the LTA around tennis and considered how it can be applied to our club as we ALL need to ensure the health and safety of players and coaches.

COVID-19 MESSAGE TO MEMBERS 15 MAY 2020

Ultimately it is YOUR responsibility to stay safe and ensure the safety of your fellow members. If any member does not comply with these guidelines then they will be asked to leave the courts.

The BTC committee has read all the information from the UK Government and the LTA around tennis and considered how it can be applied to our club as we ALL need to ensure the health and safety of players and coaches.

LTA GUIDELINES – PLAYING TENNIS DURING LOCKDOWN IN ENGLAND

  • Maximum two people per court (unless ALL players are from the same household);
  • Only handle your own racket and personal (marked) tennis balls;
  • Only one-to-one coaching permitted;
  • Avoid changing ends or change at opposite sides of the net;
  • Online/phone bookings and payments advised;
  • Buffer period between bookings (e.g. 10 minutes);
  • Maintain social distancing (two metre rule) at all times;
  • Follow Public Health England guidelines for hygiene;
  • Do not play if you are self-isolating.
  • Full LTA guidelines for players can be seen by clicking this link: https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/news/2020/lta-guidance-for-tennis-players—covid-19.pdf

BTC GUIDELINES – PLAYING TENNIS DURING LOCKDOWN IN ENGLAND

Ultimately it is your responsibility to stay safe and ensure the safety of your fellow members.

If any member does not comply with these guidelines then they will be asked to leave the courts.

The BTC committee has read all the information from the UK Government and the LTA and considered how it can be applied to our club as we all need to ensure the health and safety of players and coaches.

YOU MUST Book a Court – please leave details of EVERYONE who will be using the courts via the advanced settings: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/BrixworthTennisClub/Booking/BookByDate#?date=2020-05-13&role=member

Please allow a 10 minute gap between bookings to allow players to vacate the court. Example:

  • Court booking 10:00-12:00
  • Next court booking 12:10-13:40
  • Next court booking 13:50-16:50

Cars are to be parked on the road and not in the car park;

Please park considerately;

Do not park anywhere on the slope in front of the five-bar gate or car park entrance as this is needed for large machinery access to the cricket field;

Pedestrian access to the courts is via the car park and viewing area – do not cross over the cricket grounds;

No spectators will be allowed unless you are the parent/guardian of a Junior aged 16 or below.

Avoid touching any BTC equipment including nets, posts and gates;

Gates to court 1 and court 3 have been left permanently open;

Court 2 has been taken out of action in order to avoid stray tennis balls and therefore compromising social distancing;

Please take your rubbish home with you;

Access to the cricket club clubhouse is forbidden.

DO NOT touch any part of the cricket clubhouse, including: –

  • The car park bollard
  • Five bar gate
  • Dustbins at entrance to car park
  • Black doors to the viewing area
  • If in doubt do not touch anything.

The BTC committee wishes to thank everyone for their understanding and co-operation in these difficult times. If you have any queries or feedback, then please do not hesitate to contact the committee on 07434 621395.

A review of opening Court 2 will be taken in seven days time.

15.05.2020