COVID PROTOCOLS

ALL PLAYERS TO READ AND ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING:

LATEST INFORMATION

MISSION STATEMENT FROM THE CHAIRMAN

Unfortunately  following the government announcement on Monday 4th January the courts will be closed until further notice .

 

Permitted Play:

Singles Only with a player outside your household.

Up to 4 on a court within a single household only. The club's decision is that a single household includes people living in THE SAME HOUSE ONLY. Support bubbles & any other bubbles with other households are not regarded as a single household & therefore are NOT PERMITTED.

Players not adhering strictly to the above face a club ban.

 

Permitted Tiers:

No one in a lower Tier than Tier 4 is permitted at the club.

 

Booking Period:

You can book courts on the booking engine from 9am-3pm for every day except 25,26 & 27 Dec. More court time & more courts will be opened up at the weekend.

However, access to the courts is subject to the main car park gates being opened for access to the site. The Site Manager reserves the right to open up late or close early or to stay closed at short notice. Should you turn up and not be able to enter the site, then you cannot play. We will endeavour to keep you informed in advance as much as possible but we cannot guarantee to do so.

 

Arrival:

Access will be via the side gate

 

 

Departure:

The last person to leave the courts MUST lock the court gate padlock & the side gate padlock.

Should anybody find the Side Gate open on arrival, you MUST report immediately to Pete, Paul, Tim or Nigel by WhatsApp.

This is a MAJOR SECURITY concern so everyone must be vigilant. Should the last player/players leave the site without locking up, they face a club ban.

 

Access to the Tennis Section:

NO ACCESS PERMITTED. Toilets will be closed & the external tennis door locked due to the building being alarmed. 

 

Balls:

Bring your own as there is no access to the tennis section.

 

Floodlights:

As the main complex will be closed at 4.30pm and we have no access to the floodlight boxes, the last booking will be commencing at 3 pm until further notice.

 

Hand Sanitiser:

Please use on arrival and departure. The external hand sanitisers will be checked regularly. Please report to Paul, Pete, Tim or Nigel should you see them running low.

 

If the above conditions appear to be very stringent with excessive punishment for breaches, please be aware of the following:

It is on good authority that the Police have visited a number of tennis clubs in the area whereby detailed questioning has taken place to ensure complete compliance.

Should Richings Park be investigated and be regarded as having breached the regulations, the club WILL BE CLOSED DOWN AND RECEIVE A HEFTY FINE.

It is therefore important that we all recognise the seriousness of the current situation we find ourselves in our that having access to tennis is a privilege.

 

The Chairman.

 

PROTOCOLS

ALL PLAYERS TO READ AND ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING:

UPDATE: 5th JANUARY  2021.

  • Following new Government guidelines the Tennis courts will be closed as  from  5th January 2021.     

  • DO NOT come to the club unless you have booked a court,  Anybody turning up unannounced will be turned away to ensure the club do not have anybody waiting off court.

  • DO NOT play or enter the courts if you are in an ‘at risk’ group. Consult LTA guidance at www.lta.org.uk for more info. 

  • DO NOT come to the club if you feel unwell & show any potential COVID signs (refer to www.nhs.uk for guidance). 

  • Avoid social gatherings before or after a game & maintain 1+ METRES from others AT ALL TIMES

  • Access to the courts will be via  the  side gate only be for those that have pre-booked a court.

  • DO NOT touch any gates when entering the Richings Park Leisure Complex & the courts. If you touch anything by accident, apply anti-bacterial hand sanitizer immediately.

  • Please bring your own water bottle & ensure it is filled up at home.

  • Wash your hands before you travel to play and once you return home. 

  • Players are to have their own supply of anti-bacterial hand sanitizer with them at the courts to use immediately after play or after touching any shared surfaces. There are sanitizer units on the Tennis club walls for players use.

  • Personal items (racket bags, water, clothes etc.) must NOT be left around the net area.  All such items must be kept at the back of the court. Please ensure you remove all items when exiting the court.

  • Players much change ends CLOCKWISE & maintain the 1+ metre rule strictly.

  • DO NOT touch the net, its handle or adjust the height of the net. The nets have been set to the correct height.

  • Avoid touching your face AT ALL TIMES and all physical contact during play with the net or fencing

  • SINGLES ONLY IS now permitted. HOWEVER, you must adhere to the 1+m rule unless it is someone from your own household.

  • Balls from other courts MUST be kicked back. DO NOT handle balls from other courts.

  • Do not shake hands when greeting players or on completing play.

  • Please use your own toilet facilities in your home before & after a game. There is no access to toilets onsite. 

  • Please adhere to any court markings for both arriving & departing.

  • Do not book more than 1 session a day unless any extra sessions are with the same players.

Thank you for your co-operation and support during this time.

Paul Flatman 

(The Chairman)