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Based on the Prime Minister’s broadcast tonight – 23 March 2020 – all Club tennis facilities are now closed. We hope to be back playing soon and ask that you stay in touch. Please use email@example.com for all communication.
From mid-afternoon today we are activating our online booking system. Bookings will start from tomorrow allocating 1.5 hourly slots. You will be expected to leave five minutes before the end of your booking.
Booking times will be between 8am – 10pm and we ask each member not to make more than 4 separate bookings in a week and a maximum of 1 a day.
Guidance on how to use the booking system will be sent out in a separate email later today at which time the system will be open.
We would like to remind members to:
1 – Check our website before leaving home to make sure the courts are open
2 – Stop changing ends
3 – Respect the 2 metre social distancing guidance even when playing
4 – Respect the travel guidelines when coming to the club
5 – Use new balls where possible
6 – Avoid touching your face
7 – Bring drinks and hand sanitisers with you as the clubhouse is closed for washing hands.
The first aid kit and defibrillator are in the grit store by hitting wall fence
If you are the first person using the floodlights on any court please use a clean tissue and turn on all the lights at the same time and dispose after in the bin to limit cross contamination.
For the latest full advice please follow the link below:
If you have any concerns or queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Best wishes to you all, keep washing your hands and stay safe!
I am extremely proud to be Chair of a fantastic community club with a long history of being open, inclusive and in supporting those in need. As our neighbours you may well be surprised to see people still playing tennis. I wanted to assure you that this is being done in line with Government and LTA advice. This advice frequently changes and the club is constantly monitoring and implementing required actions, but the key is:
The Government have currently indicated that recreational exercise that takes place at a safe distance from others and in safe exercise environments is something that can continue during this period.
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has specifically advised us that tennis is one of the best examples of social distancing in practice, and so should be encouraged as long as the guidance permits.
There is a lot more detail in the changing advice. All social tennis, group coaching and tournaments have been cancelled and the clubhouse closed. Only limited individual coaching and prearranged matches operating in line with the guidelines are left and this will cease as soon as we are advised.
As our neighbours, we request that if anyone has any questions or is in need of any support during these difficult times, email email@example.com (including Resident in the title) so we can try and help. I am particularly concerned that with social distancing measures some people will become extremely isolated – don’t be afraid to contact us as I am sure we will be able to arrange social contact amongst our community.
For further detail on our advice follow links from:
The Club continues monitoring the guidance and information being issued with respect to coronavirus. Major changes were made overnight to the guidance and are expected on a regular future basis – if in doubt check our web site before going to the Club to find the latest status (www.cambridgeltc.com).
The following actions have/are being taken by the club:
It is imperative that anyone who has been advised to self-isolate or stay at home based on the advice on the NHS.UK website should not take part in tennis activities for the duration of the specified period and we would ask that members do not come to the Club if they have any concerns about their health. Members who continue to play do so at their own risk.
If anyone has any questions or if any member is in need of support during these difficult times, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top Spin Tennis will be vacating our site today but are starting a remote service. For further details please email email@example.com or call 01353 860920.
I have always been extremely proud to be Chair of a fantastic community club. The Club has a long history of being open, inclusive and in supporting those in need. During these extremely unusual and difficult times, I believe that positive community spirit and action can only help.
The advice on whether we should continue to play tennis has been changing daily and no doubt this will continue and will continue to be covered by other Club communications. We each need to monitor this advice and consider our personal circumstances before deciding to play. In case of emergencies I can always be contacted directly.
In every announcement we have requested that if anyone has any questions or if any member is in need of support during these difficult times to email firstname.lastname@example.org – please take us up on this offer so we can try and help. I am particularly concerned that with social distancing measures some people will become extremely isolated – don’t be afraid to raise this as I am sure we will be able to arrange social contact amongst our community.
I am also proposing starting regular messaging from the Club with advice on how to stay fit, home coaching drills and so on. If you would like to opt in to this, please email email@example.com specifying if you would like to receive the adult, junior or combined version – I believe our team can come up with regular items especially for our junior members to help keep them entertained!
I would like to finish by thanking the coaches, employees, committee and members who have been incredibly supportive in recent weeks in working to protect the Club for the long term.
The Club continues monitoring the guidance and information being issued with respect to coronavirus with the latest Government guidance and information being set out later in this memo. As a result, the following actions are being taken by the club (until further notice):
It is imperative that anyone who has been advised to self-isolate or stay at home based on the advice on the NHS.UK website should not take part in tennis activities for the duration of the specified period and we would ask that members do not come to the Club if they have any concerns about their health.Members who continue to play do so at their own risk.
If anyone has any questions or if any member is in need of support during these difficult times, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Government and LTA Guidance
The Government’s statement on Monday (16 March) in relation to Covid-19 said now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel. The statement included guidance that:
In light of this statement, the LTA implemented an immediate suspension of activity it delivers, with this suspension now in place for the foreseeable future. This includes all LTA organised training sessions, training courses and competitions. As a result all LTA staged and LTA approved competitions (grade 1 to 6) up to 20 April 2020 have been cancelled, with a decision on cancelling future competitions beyond that date being made on a rolling two week basis.
While the LTA has suspended its organised activity, the Government continues to indicate that recreational exercise that takes place at a safe distance from others and in safe exercise environments is something that can continue during this period.
Guidance with regard to advised social distancing measures (defined by Public Health England as spending more than 15 minutes and within a 2-metre distance talking to someone) is provided on the Government website:
Sport England’s latest update for the sport and physical activity sector regarding Covid-19 can be read here:
As with any other illness, everyone is strongly encouraged to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and avoid catching it by following NHS guidance and complying with requests to stay at home when advised to do so. When should I stay at home? Follow the link below to read the NHS guidance.
Additional information on what actions you should take to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 is provided on the NHS.UK website:
Top Spin Hours
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 11am – 6pm
Thursday – 11am – 6pm
Friday – 1pm –6 pm
Saturday – 9.30am – 5pm
Sunday – 11am – 3pm
The club are monitoring the guidance and information being issued with respect to coronavirus which can be found via the following link:
The LTA is in communication with the Government and other relevant organisations regarding the coronavirus, and has been advised there is presently no reason people should stop doing their daily sport and physical activities as they normally would. This applies to tennis, and so tennis activities at the Club will continue as normal. Should that position change or further advice and guidance be provided then the Club will immediately update members. While we continue to arrange coaching, matches and tournaments, there is a possibility that these will be cancelled at some point and it is important that you ensure your contact details are up to date. However at this time we would advise that after match refreshments are suspended.
As with any other illness, all those involved in tennis in Britain are encouraged to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and avoid catching it by following Public Health England and NHS guidance.
For organisations offering community and leisure services, the Government has advised that hand hygiene should be strongly promoted and encouraged, and equipment and facilities should be thoroughly cleaned and wiped down as usual following use. We are meeting with our cleaners to discuss what additional measures we should be taking.
It is imperative that anyone who has been advised to self-isolate or stay at home based on the advice on the NHS.UK website should not take part in tennis activities for the duration of the specified period and we would ask that members do not come to the Club if they have any concerns about their health.
We are delighted to announce that Teresa Catlin has now been appointed as CLTC’s new Tennis Manager and will start from 1st March.
Weather permitting, James will be saying farewell during social tennis on Sunday 1 March – he hopes you can come along and play!