Club outdoor tennis courts set to reopen for ‘Restricted Play’

Message regarding Outdoor Tennis ‘Restricted Play’
      

Dear Club Members
 
We are pleased to announce that following the Government’s announcement on Sunday, 10 May 2020 and the LTA’s latest guidance regarding the coronavirus, we plan to reopen the Outdoor Tennis Courts for members to book on a Pay & Play trial basis from Tuesday, 19 May 2020.  All indoor areas will remain closed at this time.
 
Membership fees will remain frozen for both annual and monthly subscriptions at this time.  Members are asked to fully read through the full Member Guidelines for ‘Restricted Play’ including Court Bookings and Payments below before making their first court booking.  Please note that there is a court booking fee of £10.00 per court per booking, due once your booking is confirmed.
 
The decision to open the Outdoor Tennis Courts, albeit on a ‘restricted play’ basis, has not been taken lightly; as a members club your safety along with our volunteers and coaches is paramount.  I cannot stress enough how important it is to follow the full guidelines regarding social distancing and washing/sanitising of hands.  This trial will be subject to review and change in the light of experience and as and when the Government and LTA guidelines are updated.
 
As you can imagine, having been closed for almost 8 weeks, we have extensive works to carry out to the grounds and thanks goes to our volunteers, together with our management team, who have been working hard to get all of the necessary policies, risk assessments, adaptations and monitoring processes in place so we can set a date to open.  We believe we can complete all of this work ahead of the opening of the courts from Tuesday.
 
With the Club continuing to operate without staff our Head Coach, Chris Daynes with be overseeing all bookings and he can be contacted on tennis@ipswichsports.co.uk for any enquiries.
 
I will however remind members that the Club will remain closed until Tuesday, 19 May 2020 and I will take this opportunity to once again thank you for your patience and support whilst we make preparations to reopen the Outdoor Tennis Courts safely.
 
 
ANDY YORKE
General Manager
For and on behalf of the Club Executive and Council

 

Click on the links below for the latest LTA Guidance:

LTA Guidance for Tennis Players

LTA Guidiance for Coaches

LTA Guidance for Tennis Venues

ISC Outdoor Tennis COVID-19 Guidelines for Members (MAY 2020)