News & Events
UPDATE 14TH JUNE
Tennis has been reborn! Never before have I seen so many courts in use so much in my time at the club. I love it. Long may it continue even after Lockdown.
So there are some changes around the club with the start of some coaching over the coming week there will be increased foot fall at certain times of the day so we have introduced an entry/ exit system and a designated area for coaching groups to queue. I must insist that this area is kept vacant between 3:45pm and 5:00pm to ensure social distancing can be maintained.
We are also putting measures in place to open the club house for some services as of July. Adult coaching and cardio tennis is back on as of this coming week with all sessions available to book here:
Over the coming weeks will also look re-introduce some more of the junior coaching programme for those of you without a suitable session yet. Watch this space…
Box leagues are about to open.
Again can I please ask that you adhere to the LTA guidelines at all times https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19—latest-advice/
Thank you all for your continued support of the club.
UPDATE 12TH MAY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 07955261372 or Scott Dobson on email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Enjoy the sunshine.
The Prime Minister has this evening (23 March) made a statement that all outdoor areas, including outdoor gyms and tennis clubs, are to be closed with immediate effect in an attempt to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
We are therefore giving notice that the tennis courts are now closed with immediate effect. All booking system access will be removed. All coaching sessions are also cancelled with immediate effect.
We are truly sorry about this, but in these unprecedented times we ask you to please adhere to Government advice and stay at home unless it is essential to travel.
We all need to do our bit to fight this pandemic so we can get back to some sort of normality sooner rather than later.
I wish you all good health over the next few weeks and see you soon.
Karen de Klerk
Chair of the Board
From today (19 March) we will be making changes in your club to follow social distancing guidelines. This is in response to updated guidelines from the government, which have been made to support people who are vulnerable or at a higher risk to infection.
What does this mean:
All social events cancelled – Wimbledon ballot will be a closed event or automated – so please register at the club if you have not done so already.
The Sauna will be closed at all times.
We ask that you do not visit our club if you have a new continuous cough or a fever or high temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher). This also applies if a family member has these symptoms. You should self-isolate in these circumstances.
Please regularly wash and sanitise your hands. We have sufficient supplies of hand wash/sanitiser, cleaning wipes and anti-bacterial spray in all our clubs. Please keep these in the club so all members can benefit.
We will be enforcing a maximum number of 10 people in the gym and 25 in the bar area.
All group squash coaching will finish at of the end of the day today – Individual coaching is still available.
All group junior tennis coaching will finish as of Sunday – Individual coaching is still available .
By implementing the above measures, we hope to continue to stay open to support you in your health and wellbeing journey. We’re continuing to monitor the situation and will do everything we can to protect our members, employees and local communities. Your wellbeing and safety is our top priority.
In addition to these changes the club will be closing at the slightly earlier time of 9.30pm Weekdays from Monday 23 March and 6pm on Weekends.
At present things can change daily so we will do our very best to keep you up to date with the situation and changes. We will remain open as long as we have staff to unlock the building and the government will let us. Even if our social space is to close the courts and gym will remain open.
To help us all through this time as of Monday, all members will have full reciprocal usage to all areas of the club with full booking rights.
Stay healthy and thank you for your ongoing support and co-operation during this uncertain time.
2020 is lining up to be an interesting year at Redland
In addition to all the regular great stuff we have got going on we have the following dates for your diary:
- Wimbledon Draw – March 31
- Squash Club Finals & Party – April 25
- An Evening with Julian Baggini – What Philosophy Tells Us about Sport (and Sport about Philosophy) – April 30
- An Evening with Andy Petts – Nutrition and its importance – May TBC
- Tennis Junior Finals Day – June TBC
- Tennis Finals Day & Party – July 25
- Annual General Meeting – November 17
And with more to be announced as the year goes on. Watch this space or our social media for more events and updates
The next exciting event is the club’s AGM on 19 November. This is open to all members, although only tennis and squash members can vote. This is your opportunity to hear what has been happening behind the scenes, hear about the club’s future plans and also your chance to ask questions or put forward suggestions on how we can help you have a better member experience.
An agenda, together with the draft accounts and resolutions, will be circulated two weeks before the AGM so look out for this in the week commencing 4 November. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7pm sharp so please be on time. For those attending, there will be a selection of light snacks and drinks to see you through the meeting.