19 March 2019

Dear Members,

A quick update following the Government/LTA Step 2 guidelines from the 12th April.

Please view the summary grid.

Although changing rooms can be open, we advise you arrive changed ready to play.

There is a Changing Room Policy for you to read on the disabled toilet door, in our Safeguarding folder hanging on the notice board in the clubhouse and also on our website.

Social distancing is to be maintained before, during and after play.

We have been trialing a Pay and Play category since we reopened. This has proved successful, although it’s still early days. Please encourage family and friends to come along and have some fun playing tennis.

Please see our membership page for details.

The online booking system has worked well and this will continue. Remember, you can only play if you have booked.

It’s been so lovely to welcome new members and Pay/Play players.

The Committee have kept themselves fit over this last week delivering leaflets in and around Cheddar, advertising our fantastic facilities.

Please help yourself to leaflets from the clubhouse (or digital version here) to distribute at work or amongst friends. There are so many out there who played tennis at school, but have not lifted a racquet since. Such a shame. Please help us to get players on court no matter what ability.

Stephen, our Head coach, will help and encourage new players to see the benefits and fun in taking up the sport.

He has some fun courses ‘Rusty Raquets’ to get you started and courses for those who want to improve their skills.

Cardio Tennis will certainly get you fit and feeling great. Give it a go! It’s great fun.

The juniors have been playing brilliantly, full of enthusiasm and energy.

The Easter courses have proved extremely popular with our younger players.

Stephen will be running courses later in the season. Please follow him on facebook and on our wesite.

Ladies’ Tuesday Club Night has got off to a very enthusiastic start. If you would like to join in, please contact Georgie Syed.

georgiesyed@uwclub.net

Men’s Monday Club Night has had a good start, but there are spaces to be filled. Please contact Alan Foster.

alan@alanfoster3.plus.com

Club nights run from 7.00pm – 9.30pm.

Also, there will be the opportunity to play some competitive tennis in the Corona League, with other local clubs.

The clubhouse will remain closed until further notice, only access to switch on/off floodlights, collect leafleys and the use of the toilet facility is permitted.

The 2m social distancing rule will remain until we receive further guidelines from the LTA.

Please sanitise before entering and when leaving the premises.

Initial your tennis balls as before.

Posters with safety guidelines are positioned around the premises. Please take time to read these and share with younger members.

The Committee is continually monitoring the back to play process, with our Risk Assessment being frequently updated in line with Government /LTA guidelines and our club facilities.

We continue to put the safety of our players first.

The Goverment’s Step 3 is due on 17th May, we will give you an update how this affects our club.

If all goes well and the ease of restrictions permits us, we are hoping to organise some social events.

Tennis and afternoon tea, Overs and Unders tournaments to name just a few.

On behalf of the Committee, keep safe and enjoy your tennis.

Kind regards

Sarah Strawbridge.      Chairman and Welfare Officer

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