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TENNIS IS BACK, but it's a whole new ball game

Club Re-Opening but UNDER STRICT GUIDELINES

Latest Guidance from the LTA on Playing Tennis During Lockdown - click here

1st June update (key points)

Both singles play and doubles play is now permitted with people from outside of your household, as long as you remain 2 metres apart as far as possible – meaning that four people from different households can now play doubles 

 

MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING 
  • Other than where players are from the same household:
  • Stay at least two metres away from other players (including during play, when taking breaks and before and after play)
  • Do not make physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands or high five)
  • Avoid chasing the ball down to another court if other players are using it
  • For doubles, consider agreeing in advance which player will take the shot if a ball travels to the centre of the court 
HYGIENE  
  • Hand hygiene is imperative - use alcohol gel to clean your hands after touching a shared surface  
  • If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve
  • Avoid touching your face
EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES
  • Players do not now need to use their own clearly marked tennis balls – however, if you choose to use shared balls then extra care must be taken to ensure you do not touch your face during play, and you should clean your hands before play and immediately after finishing (use alcohol gel if required) 
  • Players should still avoid using their hands to pick up tennis balls from other courts where possible - use your racquet/foot to return them
  • Avoid using other equipment such as courtside benches, net handles or court sweepers where possible
SUPERVISION 
  • Where attendance of a parent/guardian (non-participant) is required, or a carer for a disabled player, it is permitted and is not counted as part of the maximum group size of six, but should be off court and limited to one per player where possible, with social distancing strictly observed while watching the sessions