CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

CORONAVIRUS IMPACT ON TENNIS ACTIVITIES

Monday 23rd March 2020

HEADLINE POINTS

STONY STRATFORD TENNIS CLUB IS NOW FULLY CLOSED - ALL BUILDINGS AND COURTS ARE CLOSED

  ALL TENNIS WORKS GROUP SESSIONS SUSPENDED

ONLINE SESSIONS ORGANISED FOR COMPETITION PROGRAMME ATTENDEES
ALL TOURNAMENTS AND TEAM MATCHES SUSPENDED

The LTA regularly updates (usually daily) its advice 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/coronrus-coavivid-19---latest-advice/.

Additionally there is further specific advice from them for Coaches (https://www.lta.org.uk/workforce-venues/coach-teach/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-coaches/) and Venues (https://www.lta.org.uk/about-us/tennis-news/news-and-opinion/general-news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-venues/).

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 activities at the club are suspended. There will be online sessions where you can log in and interface with the coach and videos on Tuesdays (5.30-7.30pm), Thursdays (5.30-7.30pm) and Fridays (5-6.30pm). Applicable individuals will each be sent registration links via the relevant WHATSAP groups specific to everyone’s applicable sessions.

The club is now totally closed including all buildings and courts.

Development Programme Attendees at both Stony Stratford Tennis Club and Shenley Brook End School: Group activities at the club and school are suspended. The Club and Shenley Brook End is fully closed. The value of missed sessions will be credited against the Summer Programme sessions. 

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

Tournaments: All Tournaments to the 20th April as a minimum have been cancelled and will be reviewed in line with future LTA guidelines. This includes the LTA Winter Tour Grade 5, 10&U which was due to take place on the 28th March and the LTA Grade 4 Junior Open scheduled to run from the 6th to the 9th April.

Easter Holiday Camps: These will no longer take place and all sessions are cancelled.

Academy Camps over the Easter school holidays: These will no longer take place.

Tournament support trips over the Easter school holidays: These will no longer take place.

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

Summer Competition and Development Programmes: The information on these, particularly the weekly development programme for the Summer Term will be going out w/c 30th March, and a credit , equivalent to the cancelled sessions will be assigned against the programme. The Summer Term sessions will commence w/c 20th April and run through to Saturday the 18th July. We are naturally assuming at his moment in time that all Programmes will run as normal. If we have to delay at all we will let you know nearer the time and further credit any costs for missed sessions.

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

Keep safe all.