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Update to the LTA guideline – Social tennis returns!

Dear Members,

Following the opening of the courts on the 15th of May there has been a change to the restricted arrangements that will apply from the 13th of July
Remember social distancing rules still apply.
 
To summarise:
  • Booking court time on line only – No “turn up and play.”
  • Singles play with another member
  • Doubles play with members outside of the family unit now allowed.
  • Social play sessions now reinstated.
  • Practice play on your own.
  • Wednesday coaching resumes without limitations.

Also the other special conditions remain in place:

  • The Clubhouse is still restricted and should only be entered for water or to use the toilet. Please do not gather in the clubhouse
  • Please refrain from gathering in close groups – adhere to social distancing etiquette .
  • Please respect the guidelines as the opening of the courts is conditional on the rules being followed – any infringements could cause the courts to be closed.

Visitor and Guest play – update

Access

Entry to the courts is protected by a padlock. 

Members may purchase their own key by contacting the Secretary.

The cost is £10 which covers the deposit and key cutting.

Visitors

Occasional visitors or local residents can book a court session on line as a GUEST.

Use the GUEST BOOKING feature on the booking system to book a court time, the guest on line booking request is managed and authorised by the club administrator.

This involves paying a session fee of £5 by PayPal for adults and £2 for juniors (one hour maximum) for the time booked.

There is a key in the key safe near the gate. The code to open it will be provided by the Secretary, the key can then be used to open the gate. 

After use the key must be returned to the key safe and the safe relocked.

Prospective Members

If you are considering joining the club you are warmly invited to contact the secretary and attend one of the social tennis sessions to see if you would like to join.

The club will allow prospective members to come along free of charge for up to three sessions.

Guests of Members

Guests of members are welcome to play. Each member can bring along one guest to a booked session. There is a charge of £3 to be paid by the member to cover the guest.

Covid – 19

Visitors or guests must comply with the club safety guidelines for Covid – 19.

Any member bringing a guest is responsible for the guest adhering to the guidelines. 

Update – Changes to the LTA and UK GOV guidelines

Dear Members,

Following the opening of the courts on the 15th of May there has been a change to the restricted arrangements that will apply from today – 1st June.
Remember social distancing rules still apply.
 
New guidelines here
 
To summarise:
  • Booking court time on line only – No “turn up and play.”
  • Singles play with another member
  • Doubles play with members outside of the family unit now allowed.
  • Practice play on your own.
  • Wednesday coaching to resume from the 10th of June limited to 5 players.

Also the other special conditions remain in place:

  • The Clubhouse is restricted and should only be entered to use the toilet.
  • When arriving at the courts wait outside the gate until the previous players exit
  • Spectators and visitors not playing must stay outside the courts in the playing field.
  • The floodlights are not to be used.
  • Due to these restrictions only members will be able to play – paying visitors are not able to use the courts at this time.
  • Please respect the guidelines as the opening of the courts is conditional on the rules being followed – any infringements could cause the courts to be closed.
  • It is suggested that the gate lock is used when playing to help manage the restricted access to the courts

COVID-19 Courts reopening Midday tomorrow!

Thanks to the Parish Council and the LTA we are now  re-opening the courts but with certain restrictions.

We are still under strict guidance following social distancing rules and the LTA have provided guidelines – see here.

Members will be able to book using the on line system as before, all members will be contacted with the new door code.

NOTE:

You will see that once you have booked your court time on line only limited playing arrangements are allowed:
 
  • Singles play with another member
  • Doubles play only with members of your family unit (living in the same house)
  • Practice play on your own.
  • Wednesday coaching session time is reserved for JUNIORS ONLY on both courts.
 
ALSO NOTE:
  • The Clubhouse is restricted and should only be entered to use the toilet.
  • When arriving at the courts wait outside the gate until the previous players exit
  • Spectators and visitors not playing must stay outside the courts in the playing field.
  • The floodlights are not to be used.
  • Due to these restrictions only members will be able to play – paying visitors are not able to use the courts at this time.
  • Please respect the guidelines as the opening of the courts is conditional on the rules being followed – any infringements could cause the courts to be closed.
  • Members will be emailed the NEW Clubhouse door code.
  • It is suggested that the gate lock is used when playing to help manage the restricted access to the courts

Wimbledon Cancelled

For the first time since WW2 Wimbledon and all UK grass court competitions are cancelled this year.

A sad time for tennis and also for some of those professional players who are near to retirement.

For our social players it will be unnecessary for the club to hold the ballot this year but thanks again for registering with the LTA.

Keep well everyone!

 

 

Covid – 19 >>>>> No social tennis

23/03/20 // COVID – 19 – TENNIS NOT ADVISED FOR THE NEXT THREE WEEKS.

Dear Members,
From the announcement today it would seem prudent to stop playing tennis for the next three weeks.

The facilities are still open although the clubhouse is not (the lock code is changed).

Exercising alone or with immediate family seems to be it so match tennis singles or doubles is not in keeping with that guidance for most of us.
Keep well everyone and let’s hope for an improvement in the situation after the next three weeks.

Covid-19 – Information updates from the LTA

Dear Members,

The LTA are providing regular updates related to the Covid – 19 virus.

follow this link

We will be taking steps to comply with government guidelines so all members will receive an email update concerning steps we will take as a club in the next few days.

As a general guide all club events and gatherings will be postponed for the next 3 months.

Also all coaching and junior events are cancelled until further notice.

Keep well everyone!

 

Next Event – Soup Tournament

Dear Members,

Sunday 5th April 9.30am – £3 entry fee.


Please sign up in the clubhouse if you wish to enter

After a well supported Quiz night our next event is the annual Soup Tournament.

Soup snacks and a drink or two is the order of the day – come along, play some tennis and bump elbows!

 

 

Wine and Wisdom Quiz Night

Dear All – the posters will be going up for our Quiz Night, please come along!

Venue – The Globe Inn Misterton

When – Saturday 22nd February 2020

What time – 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm prompt start

  • Teams ideally up to 6 please, individuals will be allocated to a team if possible
  • Sandwiches and refreshments included
  • £6 per person (in advance if possible or on the night)
  • Public Bar & Raffle

To book your place and name your team please telephone Catherine Carins on

07940 521345 or email her at social@mistertontennis.co.uk