Club News June Update

MEMBER NOTICE

Outdoor Tennis ‘Restricted Play’ Update
Hockey Update & Fundraising Initiative

 

Dear Club Members

It has been great to see so many people back playing tennis in the past two weeks. There has been a great atmosphere at the Club along with some perfect tennis weather to go with it.

The LTA has now issued revised ‘restricted play’ guidance to registered clubs following revisions to government advice. Please take some time to review the notes below and follow the links to make sure that you are fully briefed about these important changes.

The highlights are:

– Play is now allowed for both Singles and *Doubles (*the guidelines have some recommendations on how to create the safest possible environment in a game of doubles).

– Social distancing of 2 metres must be observed at all times.

– Please wash your hands before and after coming to the Club and bring hand sanitiser with you for use while you are at the Club.

– All indoor areas including toilets will remain closed.

– Players no longer need to use their own clearly marked tennis balls, however if you choose to use shared tennis balls then extra care must be taken to ensure you do not touch your face during play and you should clean your hands before play and immediately after finishing.

– Avoid touching gates, nets and other players tennis balls, but if this does happen then please use hand sanitiser immediately.

– In terms of tennis coaching there is also now the opportunity to book Individual lessons, paired tennis lessons or small groups directly with a coach. Please contact Head Coach, Chris Daynes, if you are interested in lessons (tennis@ipswichsports.co.uk).

Please read the guidelines thoroughly before play. The “Pay as you Play” system will remain in place until further notice.

We hope to see even more players participating over the coming weeks and will keep you updated of any further changes to the guidelines.

HOCKEY

We are working with our hockey representatives to reopen hockey as soon as possible and safely under COVID-19 restrictions and will update members soon.

FUNDRAISING
(Organiser: Ali Livingstone)

As many of you will appreciate, the last few months have been the toughest that the Club has ever faced. With facilities closed and no membership revenue it has meant that we have had to deplete some of our capital reserves in order to keep the Club going.

Many members have been asking how they can support the Club through these difficult times.

We have decided to give members the opportunity to ‘buy a brick’ to help us build for the future. Each brick costs £100 and it will be used to create a new outdoor area in Spring 2021. To help people who want to contribute but just cannot afford to at this time, the scheme will be open until the end of 2020, however we would urge you to sign up as soon as possible if you can. We have set the target of raising £10,000! Your brick will have your name on it – either as an individual, a couple or a family. If you would like to buy one for a late member then that is also possible as this is a way of leaving a mark on a club that means so much to so many.

So if you would like to not only support the Club through these challenging times, but also help us build for the future please send an email to manager@ipswichsports.co.uk with your order. Please ensure that you clearly state the name that you want printed on the brick. Payments should be made by bank transfer to the main Club account. As a reminder, the details are: Sort Code 30-94-55 and Account Number 04745168. Please ensure that the reference is ‘BRICK’ followed by your membership number.

Further updates will follow but do keep in touch with what’s happening via our Club Social Media pages here: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our Website as well as our Club ENewsletters.

ANDY YORKE
General Manager

 

Click Below for the Latest LTA guidelines:

LTA guidelines for venues

LTA guidelines for players

LTA guidelines for coaches