Congratulations to winners of the Mixed Doubles Tournament today, Nick Watt & Jill Christison, who fought their way to the top, – well done to both, an excellent achievement. It was perfect weather today for some fun tennis as well as delicious food…
As I sit here looking at the rain I am happy the garden is getting what it needed even if its not good tennis weather.
The booking system is renewed for another year and all 2020 members have their FOC renewals for 2021 in place to recognise their commitment to the club during 2020.
We have a few new members and local folks are using the facilities now and then so things are gradually getting back to normal.
After 2020 we all need this summer to get our fitness levels back on track and to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine.
The committee have been working on the updating plans for the clubhouse, currently waiting on builders to finish their quotes to rebuild the end wall, the veranda and to insulate the clubhouse to be warmer in the winter.
We will then fit a new kitchen area and refresh the decoration – we might be looking for volunteers later to help out!
Also, if things go in the right direction we were discussing maybe a social event at the end of the summer, perhaps a social tennis evening and BBQ?
Let us know if that might be something you would be interested in.
The LTA have shared the play restrictions that will come into place on the 29th of March.
Here is a simple table defining the limitations that will apply from the 29th
The LTA recognises the impact of COVID-19 on everyone in Great Britain, however tennis is a naturally socially distanced sport that involves participants stood a significant distance away from each other with a net in between. As such the LTA believes that tennis is a safe sport for participants to engage in as long as they follow the correct procedures. Tennis provides significant physical and mental health benefits to participants, and so can play a role in helping to safely maintain the health and wellbeing of the nation.
We understand and share the disappointment amongst the tennis community that our sport has had to be suspended under the Government’s national lockdown restrictions in England.
The LTA has continued to push for tennis to be allowed to resume at the earliest stage of any easing of restrictions.. Players up and down the country want to get back on court, whilst coaches, venues and officials have again been affected by this latest lockdown.
The government announced a National lockdown starting today.
All sports facilities inside and outside closed until further notice.
Keep well everyone – lets hope for a lowering of restrictions in a few weeks.