CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

CORONAVIRUS IMPACT ON TENNIS ACTIVITIES

Update Wednesday 3rd June

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 AND DOME REMAIN CLOSED SO THERE ARE NO TOILET FACILITIES 
THE COMPETITION PROGRAMME WILL RE-COMMENCE ON MONDAY 8th JUNE
THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME WILL RE-COMMENCE IN PART FOR MEMBERS ONLY ON MONDAY 15th JUNE
NON-MEMBERS EVEN IF USUALLY ON A PROGRAMME GROUP ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED FROM THE CLUB
ONLINE SESSIONS WILL CEASE AFTER THURSDAY 4th JUNE SESSIONS BUT THE RESOURCE LIBRARY WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE 
ALL CLUB TOURNAMENTS AND TEAM MATCHES REMAIN SUSPENDED
 
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: Group activies will re-commence on Monday 8th June.  The current online sessions will continue until Thursday 4th June, the resource folder will still be available.

Development Programme Attendees at Stony Stratford Tennis Clubl: Group activities at the club for members only wll commence w/c 15th June subject to demand. Emails are going out to Members to acertain their availability and desire to return. The sessions will be on a booked basis only. Unfortunaltey at this time non-members are not permitted to attend the club. Please note that the Club-house will remain closed and that there will be no toilet facilities. The value of missed sessions for those who did not take refunds will be credited against any future Tennis Works activities people wish.Thank you to everyone who supported us. 

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. Attendees can join the programme at Stony Stratford but only if they become members at this stage. The value of missed sessions for those who did not take refunds will be credited against any future Tennis Works activities people wish.Thank you to everyone who supported us. 

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 over a six week period, weekdays from Monday 20th July to Friday 28th 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 or 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 will be open soon.

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

Keep safe all and happy tennising!