The following guidance is for tennis players at BLT&SRC has been developed with reference to advice received from the LTA. When generating this document, the Club has assumed that members are already familiar with the government’s current guidance for staying alert and safe social distancing and are expected to act responsibly in accordance with this general guidance whilst using the club’s facilities.
Please do not come to the club if:
you are displaying COVID-19 symptoms
you are self-isolating
Who can visit:
All tennis members with a confirmed court booking
Members and non-members who have a pre-booked coaching session
Non-members with a pre-booked indoor or outdoor tennis court
Parents of junior members who are playing at the club or taking coaching lessons
Visiting tennis teams for arranged league matches
On and around the court
Observe social distancing at all times and practice public health advice for hygiene
People should not socialise in groups of more than 6
Do not make physical contact with others (e.g. shaking hands)
Wash your hands before coming to the club
We recommend that you bring a full water bottle; drinking water is not available
We recommend that you bring your own balls and equipment, clearly marked where possible. If not, any shared equipment must be thoroughly sanitised after use
Allow players to vacate the court before entering; maintain required social distancing
Avoid touching court gates, fences, posts, walls etc. as much as possible
Use hand sanitiser provided on the court entrances before and after playing
After playing, vacate the court a few minutes before the end of your session
Both singles and doubles play is permitted outside for juniors and adults
Both singles and doubles play is permitted inside for juniors, but only singles for adults
If doubles partners are not from the same household then special care should be taken to ensure that social distancing is maintained
Partners should consider agreeing, in advance, who will play the shot when the ball travels to the centre of the court
If another player’s balls stray from adjacent courts return them using foot or racket, not your hand
Avoid changing ends or agree to change ends using different sides of the net
Brushes for sweeping the clay courts are not available for general use; you are not required to sweep the clay courts
Players should be encouraged not to run down balls if the 2m distancing rule will be compromised
All coaching activity is carried out in line with Government guidance on organising sport and physical activity events and for providers of grassroots sport and gym/leisure acilities.
For more detailed and up to date guidance from the LTA pleaseclick here.
Berkhamsted Tennis & Fitness provides tennis and fitness services to people of all ages and levels, every day of the week. We count ourselves as one of the leading all round tennis and fitness coaching programmes in the region.