Dear Club Members
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 31 October 2020, the Executive have met to consider the closure of facilities and membership arrangements.
Whilst we are awaiting LTA guidance on whether outdoor tennis activity between two individuals will be permitted, we are expecting parliament to uphold the decision to close all lesure/sports clubs by end of the day, Wednesday, 4 November 2020. We are therefore advising members that we plan to shut the Club buildings again and furlough the staff as of Thursday, 5 November 2020. If we are able to offer outdoor tennis we will of course provide an update on this as soon as we can.
This lockdown is somewhat different to last time in that we believe it will only last for a month. We would ask that members bear with us as we propose to collect the Monthly Direct Debit for November 2020 but we will not be collecting for December 2020.
The previous arrangements will apply to Annual Memberships.
We have not increased subscription levels for five years and this has had an impact on our overall revenues and we still have running costs and repairs to meet.
We will update members with further news as time goes on.