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.