Since the Prime Minister’s broadcast on Sunday 10th May there has been further guidance issued about exercising outdoors, which includes tennis.  The LTA guidance currently states that outdoor tennis activity in England will be able to take place from Wednesday (13th May) with singles play only, unless where players are from the same household in which case they can play doubles.


To ensure everyone has the opportunity to use the tennis facilities we have removed all restrictions on membership so that any rackets member can book a tennis court using the booking system (which will be available from 9pm tonight).  We will also not be charging guest fees, i.e. if one person in a household is a member then all persons in that household are eligible to play with that member. Please do use the booking system as we anticipate high demand for tennis courts and we don’t want people making unnecessary journeys to the club.


You will not be able to ‘check-in’ as the clubhouse remains closed until further notice.  We therefore request that if you have booked a court and no longer need it, please release it as soon as possible to allow other members to use the facility.  No fines will be issued at this time for the late cancellation of courts.


We ask that members please respect the guidelines on social distancing when meeting up with people who are from outside your household.  Please also refrain from socialising in groups at the club.  Hand sanitisers will be available on court so please use these, especially if you have had to use the handles to adjust the height of the tennis net.  We also request that to reduce the risk of infecting surfaces, please do not close the tennis court gates when playing.To aid with social distancing we request that all bookings start promtply and finishing 5 minutes before the hour to allow any cleaning and to minimise social contact.


It has also been announced that individual tennis coaching is also allowed.  Please contact Dom Stones on tenniscoaching@redlandgreen.co.uk or 07955261372 or Scott Dobson on tennisleisure@hotmail.com or 07748632148 if you would like to book an individual tennis session with them.


The LTA guidelines on social distancing for tennis venues, coaches and players can be found here https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19—latest-advice/.  We ask that members adhere to these guidelines at all times.


Thank you to everyone who has supported the club during the period of closure.


Those members wishing to re-join, please email Adie (adiebutcher@redlandgreen.co.uk).


Enjoy the sunshine.