CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

CORONAVIRUS IMPACT ON TENNIS ACTIVITIES

Update Saturday 25th July

HEADLINE POINTS

STONY STRATFORD TENNIS CLUB COURTS ARE OPEN

SINGLES AND DOUBLES CAN TAKE PLACE WITH ANYONE PROVIDED SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES ARE OBSERVED
INDIVIDUAL 1:1 COACHING IS AVAILABLE FOR ALL MEMBERS
THE BUILDINGS REMAIN CLOSED SO THERE ARE NO TOILET FACILITIES 
THE DOME IS OPEN AND AVAILABLE FOR MEMBER PRE-BOOKED SESSIONS ONLY. USE WILL BE FREE UNTIL THE 1st September 2020
THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME IS RUNNING WITH REDUCED SESSIONS TO SATURDAY 18TH JULY
NON-MEMBERS EVEN IF USUALLY ON A PROGRAMME GROUP ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED FROM THE CLUB
JUNIOR CLUB NIGHT REMAINS SUSPENDED
ALL CLUB TOURNAMENTS AND TEAM MATCHES REMAIN SUSPENDED
SUMMER CAMP SESSIONS ARE RUNNING UNTIL FRIDAY 21st AUGUST WITH TOILET FACILITIES FOR CAMP ATTENDEES ONLY
 
Please read the links and general guidelines below.

LTThe LTA regularly updates its advice and news concerning all tennis activities and this can be accessed via the following link:https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19---latest-advice/

Additionally there is further specific advice for the following:

Guidelines for Players - An essential guide for all people attending the club: https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/news/2020/lta-guidance-for-tennis-players---covid-19.pdf

Guidlines for Coaches - An essential guide for players participating in 1:1 coaching sessions: https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/news/2020/lta-guidance-for-tennis-coaches---covid-19.pdf. Coaches will be knowledgeble of these guidlines and a specifc Risk Assessment has also been carried out.

Guidelines for Venues - These are what the Club Committee has followed to enable reopening on this reduced scale: https://www.lta.org.uk/globalassets/news/2020/lta-guidance-for-tennis-venues---covid-19.pdf

Please save each of the above links if you wish to access them regularly.

The Tennis Works and Stony Stratford Tennis Club response to the latest information and advice is as follows:

Competition Programme Attendees – TDP and Cavill Academy: Summer Camps Hitting Groups are now running and must be booked.

Development Programme Attendees at Stony Stratford Tennis Clubl: This will resume w/c 7th September when we hope to welcome non-members back to the club.

Development Programme Attendees at Shenley Brook End School: Shenley Brook End remains closed to external provider use and is likely to remain so until the Autumn Programme commences on Saturday 12th September. 

Junior Club Tennis Matches: These are all suspended until further notice.

Tournaments: Official Tournaments remain suspended.

Junior Team Cup: This is currently suspended and we will let you know the revised date once we know!

Summer Camps: These will run weekdays, until Friday 21st  August. However the format will be very different to what we are used to based on the existing guidline which we will of course adapt to as they hopefully change.

  • Only Club members will be permitted to attend.
  • Sessions will only be a maximum of 2 hours. Either AM (10-noon) or PM (1-3pm)
  • There will be no club house facilities, other than toilets and lunch supervision cannot take place.
  • Should it rain, as we have no in-door facilities available the affected session(s) will be cancelled or rearanged.

The booking process for the above canbe found here: http://www.tennisworks.net/content/summer-camps-2020.

We will of course update you further as changes in advice or our own circumstances change.

The guidlines now state that 15 Juniors are allowed on a court with a coach. Whilst this will assist with warm up, cool down and games we will continue to observe best coaching ratios and keep to a maximum of 8 to one coach.

Keep safe all and happy tennising!